She received her Ph D in Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware, and completed a predoctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the A. Du Pont Hospital for Children and a postdoctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. Acosta’s research activities have focused on novel adaptations of evidence-based substance abuse interventions in non-traditional settings (e.g., psychiatric, medical, remote/telephone, web-based, mobile) that may improve the reach and acceptability of these treatments for vulnerable populations.She has served as Project Manager, Co-Investigator, and Principal Investigator on several federally-funded projects.
Berry is currently a Research Associate on a NIMH funded SBIR for the development of a computer-based HIV/STI curriculum for deaf adolescents. Berry also worked as a Research Associate for a NCATS funded SBIR research grant to develop a Depression Screener for deaf individuals which is accessed via the web. Berry was a Senior Research Assistant on a NIMH grant to develop and implement a computerized self-administered HIV/AIDS knowledge survey in ASL for use with deaf adults as well as for an NIDCD funded grant to develop and implement an HIV knowledge survey for use with deaf high school students. A consistent goal in his work has been to conduct interdisciplinary mixed-methods research into substance use and related health disparities, disseminate findings to the broader community, and work with vulnerable populations and the many agencies that serve them in a variety of settings to improve their lives, the health of their communities, and promote positive policy change. Bennett earned a Ph D in Applied History and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MPA in Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Bennett is an affiliated investigator with the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research. Windsor of the University of Illinois on a study funded by NIMHD that employs community-based participatory research methods to test an intervention aimed at reducing substance use among men returning to Newark, NJ communities after incarceration. CIRP seeks to advance the knowledge dissemination and technology transfer efforts of NDRI and to promote the use of "best practices" in the service field. Chaple’s line of work reflects the growing need to "bridge the gap" between research and practice by developing research studies relevant to emerging issues in the field and by translating research findings into practical guidelines for immediate clinical application. Chaple has been the Project Director on numerous NIDA-funded multi-site clinical trials. His principal area of interest is in community-based epidemiology and community level HIV interventions, including sexual health promotion and health services approaches to HIV prevention and treatment.
He also completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Behavioral Sciences Training Program in Drug Abuse Research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Ellen Benoit is a Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Community and Health Disparities Research and is affiliated with the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research. Currently, CIRP is participating in a study funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA; R01-DA038146), through a subcontract with RTI International (Garner, PI), which is a a multisite randomized trial (conducted as part of a type II effectiveness-implementation trial) testing the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use as an adjunct to usual care in AIDS service organizations (ASOs). Chaple was the PD on a NIDA-funded study, “Computerized Psychosocial Treatment for Offenders with Substance Use Disorders” (RC2-DA002-8967), a randomized controlled trial in 10 prisons across 4 states that evaluated the effectiveness of a computer-based substance use treatment program (the Therapeutic Education System) for incarcerated offenders, examining its impact on recidivism, relapse to drug use, and HIV drug- and sex-related risk behaviors. from Rutgers University and is an Adjunct Professor at St. Over the last twenty-five years, he has conducted a number of major epidemiological studies related to HIV risk in which he has combined traditional methods from Anthropological ethnography and behavioral epidemiology in research on HIV risk.
Further, he has considerable experience conducting statistical analyses with data from prevalence studies and clinical trials.
He is well-versed in a number of statistical quantitative analytic techniques including random regression, general estimating equation, power analysis, structural equation modeling, and latent class analysis.
Her extensive research experience includes the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods to develop and implement culturally and linguistically accurate computer-based surveys in ASL to study substance use, tobacco use, mental health, and HIV.
Through NDRI affiliate Social Sciences Innovations Corporation (SSIC) she is currently working to develop a computer-based HIV Curriculum for use with Deaf High School Students and a self-administered, computer-based, Depression Screener in ASL. Eckhardt has several years of clinical experience with Deaf individuals and has developed comprehensive county wide service programs for Deaf individuals and their families. Brian Edlin has been engaged in research on emerging issues in infectious diseases for 25 years, including 20 years conducting community-based research with people who inject illicit drugs (PWIDs).
Brad Anders is a Principal Investigator in the Institute for Biobehavioral Research. D., is Assistant Project Director for the Center for Technology and Health, conducting a study that evaluates an interactive mobile phone intervention for methadone program enrollees. Specifically, she qualitatively assessed the influence of the ampler access to syringe exchange programs in NYC over experienced changes in HIV prevention knowledge and HIV risk behaviors in this migrant population. The focus of this qualitative study is to explore women's prescription drug use experiences, and the meanings they attach to their drug use, as influenced by socioeconomic status.
He is a doctoral graduate of Walden University's Human Services program with a specialization in Criminal Justice. Anders holds an AA from State Fair Community College with an emphasis in criminal justice, a BS in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Central Missouri State University, and a master’s degree from Boston University, also in criminal justice. In addition, she is also the Co-founder and Board Vice-President of a mobile syringe exchange program targeting rural injectors in Puerto Rico. Ian Aronson is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Technology and Health.
Since then, he has collaborated with senior researchers, Bruce Johnson, Eloise Dunlap, and Andrew Golub on studies of marijuana use (R01DA013690), Hurricane Katrina's evacuees (R01DA021783), and veterans’ health (R01AA020178). Elliott recently served as principal investigator on a 3-year study of developmental relationships between video game and substance use (R01DA027761) and is now serving as project director and co-investigator on a study of military veterans’ overdose risks and prevention efforts (R01DA036754).