RSA 2017 Workshop

Health Disparities in Alcohol and Other Drug Problems and Health Equity Approaches: Theories, Methods, and Applications (2017)

Saturday, June 24, 2017; 9 am - 4 pm

Co-Sponsors: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and University of Washington

Co-Organizers: Juliet Lee & Eduardo Romano (PIRE), Myra Parker (UW)

 

RSAThis informal and highly interactive workshop will convene an intensive working group to (1) review scientific goals for research on disparities in problems related to use and misuse of alcohol and other substances, (2) provide theoretical and methodological frameworks for research and prevention, (3) consider social-cultural contexts which represent challenges and opportunities for advancing the science of AOD-related health disparities, and (4) demonstrate practical means to address these challenges and utilize opportunities with evidence-based, culturally-based, and community participatory approaches. Taking advantage of the meeting location in Denver, at the nexus of the Great Plains and the Southwest, this year’s workshop will focus on issues specific to American Indian/Alaska Natives and Latino/a populations in the US. Also because of the meeting location in Colorado, at the forefront of state legalization of recreational cannabis, workshop participants will consider cross-cutting issues in use of alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs of abuse. Group discussions will enhance interaction and foster sharing ideas and developing future research. Tangible outcomes of this workshop include advancing health disparities research networking within RSoA to advance shared research interests and goals. 

 

9:00 – 10:30
SESSION 1 Introduction – Overview

Judith Arroyo (NIAAA) Minorities and minority health research at NIH

Raul Caetano (PIRE) Comparing and contrasting alcohol and other drug use among US Latinos

Bonnie Duran (UW) Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorder among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Discussion

10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00
SESSION 2 Patterns and problems of use and co-use

Ashley Brooks-Russell (UC Denver) Adolescent use of alcohol and cannabis in Colorado: Latino/a and Native youth use in the Colorado Healthy Kids Survey

Myra Parker (UW) Alcohol and other drug use among AI/AN college students

Mario de la Rosa (FIU) Alcohol, marijuana, and mental health among recent immigrants to Miami

Eduardo Romano (PIRE) and Mariana Sanchez (FIU) DWI, DWID, and RWID among recent immigrants to Miami

12:00 – 1:00:  Lunch – On your own

1:00 – 2:30
SESSION 3 Treatment and Prevention: Evidence Based and Culturally Based Approaches

India Ornelas (UW)Brief Alcohol Intervention among immigrant Latino Men

Kamilla Venner (UNM): Culturally tailored and culturally adapted evidence based practices to reduce and prevent AOD problems for Native American and US Hispanic populations

Cathleen Willging (PIRE) Using Implementation Science to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities for LGBTQ High School Students in New Mexico

Discussion

2:30 – 2:45: Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00
SESSION 4 Treatment and Prevention: Community Participatory Approaches

Roland S. Moore (PIRE) Working with California Native tribal leadership to reduce alcohol and opiate-related harms

Seema Clifasefi (UW), Susan Collins (UW) & Lonnie Nelson (WSU)CBPR intervention for housing-unstable urban Native Americans and Alaska Natives with substance use disorders

Discussion

3:45 – 4:00: Concluding Remarks

H. Westley Clark (SCU) Clinical and policy issues associated with the use of psychoactive substances and health disparities 


Participants

Judith A. Arroyo, PhD, is the Minority Health and Health Disparities Coordinator for the Office of the Director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Raul Caetano, MD, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. 

Bonnie Duran, Dr. P.H., (Opelousas/Coushatta) is a Professor in the Schools of Social Work & Public Health and Director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research in the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington.

Ashley Brooks-Russell, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor, member of the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research Program, and Project Director of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver.

Myra Parker, JD, MPH, PhD, (Mandan and Hidatsa) is an Assistant Professor of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an Associate Director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington.

Mario de la Rosa, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University.

Eduardo Romano, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

Mariana Sanchez, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University.

India Ornelas, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor as well as the Research Director for the Latino Center for Health and the Faculty Champion of Diversity for the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Kamilla Venner, PhD, (Athabascan) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions at the University of New Mexico.

Cathleen Willging, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest at Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

Roland S. Moore, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.

Seema Clifasefi, PhD, an Associate Professor and Codirector of the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center’s School of Medicine

Susan Collins, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Codirector of the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center’s School of Medicine.

Lonnie Nelson, PhD, (Eastern Band Cherokee) is an Associate Professor at the Washington State University School of Nursing.

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM is the Dean’s Executive Professor for the Public Health Program at Santa Clara University, and former Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Juliet P. Lee, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.