Does screening mode matter? Computer self-administered versus clinician-administered screening of youth substance use in a large pediatric primary care database
September 29, 2023
Maddie O’Connell, MPH presented this oral abstract at the 19th Annual Conference of International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA) in Greensboro, NC. Co-authored by members of CABHRe and collaborators at CHADIS, Inc., this research examines differences in substance use prevalence according to self-administered vs. clinician-administered screening mode.
The effectiveness of mobile-based ecological momentary motivational enhancement therapy in reducing craving and severity of cannabis use disorder: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
September 18, 2023
Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH co-authored a study protocol manuscript for a new cannabis study. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of Ecological Momentary Motivational Enhancement Therapy (EM-MET) in reducing craving and severity of Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) among young adults.
COVID-19 impacts and videoconference healthcare preferences in relation to depression and sexual risk behaviors among young adults assigned female at birth: a cross-sectional study
April 30, 2023
Brittany Gluskin, MA, Maddie O’Connell, MPH, and Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH collaborated with partners from The Policy & Research Group to examine perspectives on virtual delivery of sexual and reproductive health counseling from young adults assigned female at birth (AFAB). COVID-19 pandemic-associated changes in mood and healthcare access for young adults AFAB were also assessed.
Adapting a Counseling-Plus-mHealth Intervention for the Virtual Environment to Reduce Sexual and Reproductive Health Risk Among Young Women with Depression
March 7, 2023
Maddie O’Connell, MPH, Brittany Gluskin, MA, and Lydia A. Shrier, MD, MPH collaborated with Boston Children’s Hospital colleagues to describe the adaptation of the Momentary Affect Regulation – Safer Sex Intervention (MARSSI) to a virtual format. Feasibility of the virtual adaptation is discussed.
AACAP/CACAP 2022 Annual Meeting
October 22, 2022
CABHRe Co-Director, Dr. Lydia A. Shrier, participated as a discussant for a Clinical Perspectives presentation on Sex Hormones and Psychiatry for the AACAP/CACAP 2022 Annual Meeting in Toronto this past weekend.
Associations of Momentary Mindfulness with Affect and Cannabis Desire in a Trial of Cannabis Use Interventions With and Without Momentary Assessment
October 20, 2022
Drs. Lydia A. Shrier and Sion K. Harris co-authored an article on the use of mindfulness in momentary intervention by examining mindful attention and awareness (MAA) in counseling interventions aimed at reducing cannabis use.
High Potency Cannabis Use in Adolescence
August 14, 2022
Drs. Lydia A. Shrier and Sion K. Harris co-authored a review article with Drs. Gabriela Vargas and Nicholas Chadi addressing high potency cannabis use among adolescents.
Safer Sex Intervention – Minneapolis
August 9, 2022
A newly published case report documents the implementation and results of the Safer Sex Intervention, developed by CABHRe’s Dr. Lydia A. Shrier, in Hennepin County, MN over the past 10 years.
Screening for Early Emerging Mental Experiences (SEE ME): A Model to Improve Early Detection of Psychosis in Integrated Primary Care
June 10, 2022
Dr. Lydia A. Shrier collaborated with Dr. Kristen A. Woodberry and Kelsey A. Johnson, MPH, on a clinical model that seeks to improve early detection and intervention for psychosis through the use of systematic screening in integrated primary care practices.
Trends in substance use screening results before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic among youth in pediatric primary care
April 25, 2022
Julia Plumb, BS, presented a poster at PAS 2022 that examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth substance use behaviors.
Perceived stress and rejection associated with functional network strength during memory retrieval in adolescents
January 27, 2022
Dr. Sion K. Harris worked on a team with Dr. Marisa Silveri from the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health at McLean Hospital.
Perceived Risk of Harm Mediates the Effects of Primary Care Alcohol Use Screening and Brief Advice in Adolescents
December 31, 2021
Dr. Sion K. Harris and Himani Byregowda, MPH, assessed whether perceived risk of harm mediated the results found in a previous study, which showed that computer-facilitated Screening and provider Brief Advice (cSBA) was associated with lower alcohol use risk among adolescents in pediatric primary care.
New SAMHSA Report: Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth
October 21, 2021
CABHRe’s Dr. Sion K. Harris was a member of the expert panel that helped to develop a new evidence-based resource from SAMHSA addressing the latest guidance for prevention of marijuana use among adolescents.
Validation of a single question for the assessment of past three-month alcohol consumption among adolescents
September 10, 2021
CABHRe’s Dr. Lydia A. Shrier collaborated with Boston Children’s Hospital colleagues to determine whether a single question about past 3-month frequency of alcohol use was correlated with the criterion standard 90-day Timeline Follow Back (TLFB) Calendar.
APA Convention 2021: Dispositional Forgiveness, Emotional Intelligence, and Psychological Well-Being in Young Adolescents
August 12-14, 2021
For the APA 2021 Virtual Convention, Dr. Sion K. Harris and Chloe Noh presented a poster examining the relationship between dispositional forgiveness, emotional intelligence, and psychological well-being.
Trends in cannabis-related attitudes and behaviors among cannabis-using adolescent and young adult outpatients following medical cannabis legalization in Massachusetts
July 2, 2021
CABHRe’s Maddie O’Connell, MPH, worked with Drs. Lydia A. Shrier, Sion K. Harris, and Sharon Levy to investigate the association between the 2013 legalization of medical cannabis in Massachusetts with adolescents’ cannabis-related attitudes and behavior.
Longitudinal effects of gender minority stressors on substance use and related risk and protective factors among gender minority adolescents
June 2, 2021
Dr. Sion K. Harris collaborated with Boston Children’s Hospital colleague Dr. Sabra L. Katz-Wise to examine how gender minority-related stressors are associated with substance use by gender minority adolescents.
GROW Zambia: A pilot cluster-randomized trial of a spiritually-based character strengths training curriculum to enhance resilience among Zambian youth
April 15, 2021
Dr. Sion Harris co-authored an article in the Journal of Positive Psychology assessing the impact of a character-based resilience program for youth in Zambia that uses positive psychology and spirituality.
Trait mindfulness and cannabis use–related factors in adolescents and young adults with frequent use
April 2, 2021
Drs. Sion Harris and Lydia Shrier collaborated on an article examining how trait mindfulness was associated with cannabis-related problems and quit attempts in adolescents.
Does Tobacco Screening in Youth Primary Care Identify Youth Vaping?
February 18, 2021
Dr. Sion Harris co-authored an article in the Journal of Adolescent Health assessing a tobacco screening question that includes the word “e-cigarette” to detect nicotine use.
AACAP K12 Mentorship
February 12, 2021
Dr. Lydia Shrier will be mentoring Dr. Carol Vidal, a recent awardee of the AACAP Physician Scientist Program in Substance Use K12 Career Development Award. Dr. Vidal will be studying suicide and cannabis in adolescents and learning about EMA over the award period. Read about AACAP.
Pediatric Primary Care Provider Perspectives on a Computer-Facilitated Screening and Brief Intervention System for Adolescent Substance Use
November 1, 2020
The Journal of Adolescent Health features recent CABHRe research, which shows high acceptability of a computerized screening and brief intervention (cSBI) system in pediatric primary care.
44th Annual AMERSA Conference
October 7, 2020
For the AMERSA 2020 Virtual Conference, Himani Byregowda presented an oral abstract on the effect of a brief alcohol intervention on adolescents’ perceived risk of harm. Maddie O’Connell gave a poster presentation on medical cannabis diversion among a clinical population of MA youth.
Measurement-Based Care in the Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
July 29, 2020
CABHRe co-directors Dr. Sion Harris and Dr. Lydia Shrier review validated screening tools for adolescent substance use in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics.
“Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in a Primary Care and Pediatric Setting. Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders”
Dr. Sion Harris co-authored a chapter on screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in pediatric primary care in the 2020 APA Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders.