My research is in the health services field and, in particular, substance use disorders. I am interested in improving access to care and quality of care for people with substance use disorders. My research focuses in two main areas: 1) implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices for substance use disorder treatment and prevention, and 2) interorganizational networks among health providers and their impact on patient care.
Palinkas LA, Spear SE, Mendon SJ, Villamar J, Valente T, Chou CP, Landsverk J, Kellam SF, Brown CH. Measuring sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives: a study protocol. Implementation Science 2016; 11(95).
Spear SE, Shedlin M, Gilberti B, Fiellin M, McNeely J. Feasibility and Acceptability of an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview Version of the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) in Primary Care Patients. Subst Abuse 2015 Jul 9:0.
Spear SE. Reducing Readmissions to Detoxification: An Interorganizational Network Perspective.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2014; 137(1): 76-82.
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Ph.D. 2012, University of California Los Angeles
M.S. 1996, University of New Orleans
B.A. 1992, New York University