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Hannah K. Knudsen, Ph.D.
(University of Georgia, 2003)
109 Medical Behavioral Science Building
Dr. Knudsen’s research focuses on addiction treatment organizations, both as organizational contexts for client care and as the workplaces of addiction counselors. Her recent work has focused on the organizational adoption of treatment innovations with an emphasis on the availability of pharmacotherapies within the American treatment system. In addition, she has examined addiction treatment organizations as employment contexts for addiction counselors. Recent publications have considered the types of managerial practices associated with burnout and turnover intention within this occupation and how work experiences influence counselors’ attitudes toward innovations. She is currently the PI of two research projects. The first project is measuring the availability of evidence-based care for adolescent substance use disorders in large national samples of addiction treatment organizations. The second project is examining the adoption and implementation of the Public Health Service’s clinical practice guidelines for smoking cessation in the context of addiction treatment and the attitudes of counselors toward key elements of these practice guidelines.
In 2012, Dr. Knudsen continued to contribute to the mission of the Department of Behavioral Science in its three core areas of research, teaching, and service. Dr. Knudsen completed her role as Principal Investigator of a study supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP) on the adoption of medications in addiction treatment. In addition, she collaborated as a Co-Investigator on 6 NIH-funded studies: (1) the NIDA-funded Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies 2 Central States Center (Dr. Carl Leukefeld, PI), (2) four NIH-funded projects through subcontracts with the University of Georgia, and (3) an STTR grant funded by NIDA (Dr. Jamie Studts, PI). In addition, Dr. Knudsen submitted an R21/R33 grant application in response to an RFA issued by NIDA on the impact of health reform on substance abuse treatment programs; this application received a Priority Score of 18 and will be reviewed by NIDA Council in 2013. She collaborated as a Co-Investigator on a second application submitted in response to this NIDA RFA (Dr. Amanda Abraham, University of South Carolina, PI), which received a Priority Score of 29. Dr. Knudsen worked with Dr. Craig Rush (PI) on the submission of a competitive renewal application for the Department’s T32 Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional Training Program (Priority Score: 19). She also was a Co-Investigator on four applications that are currently under review: (1) a limited submission R24 application to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, PI); (2) a phase 2 SBIR application submitted to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (Dr. Jamie Studts, PI); (3) a cooperative agreement application submitted to NIDA to establish the Kentucky TRIALS Center (Dr. Carl Leukefeld, PI); and (4) a P50 Center of Excellence grant application (Dr. Ellen Hahn, College of Nursing, PI) in which she is a Co-Investigator for one of the four research projects and the Associate Director of the proposed Training Core. In 2012, Dr. Knudsen had three first-authored papers and five co-authored papers appear in print. Four first-authored publications and two co-authored articles were in press. Dr. Knudsen presented her research at four national conferences. In the fall of 2012, Dr. Knudsen was Course Director, with Dr. Joshua Lile, for BSC731 (Research Methods and Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science). She served as a preceptor for MED811 (Introduction to Clinical Medicine) in both the spring and fall of 2012. She continued to work as Associate Director of the Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional Training Grant, which is housed in the Department under the direction of Dr. Craig Rush. Dr. Knudsen began mentoring an M2 student, Ms. Eseosa Ighodaro, who received a Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship in 2012 from UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). Service: Dr. Knudsen served on the Admissions Committee for the Department of Behavioral Science’s Ph.D. and Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science. She also served on the Petite Research Grant Review Committee for the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR). At the national level, Dr. Knudsen continued to work as Associate Editor of Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. She was invited to serve on the Advisory Board for the National Addiction Treatment Workforce Group of the National Frontier and Rural Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), which is housed at the University of Nevada, Reno, and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Finally, Dr. Knudsen served as an ad-hoc grant reviewer for NIH’s Center for Scientific Review and for NIDA, participating in a total of 5 grant review meetings in 2012.
Principal Investigator, Smoking Cessation Practices in Community Treatment Programs, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2006-2008.
Principal Investigator, Service Delivery and Use of Evidence-Based Treatment Practices in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Settings, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Substance Abuse Policy Research Program, 2005-2008.
Co-Principal Investigator, Adoption of Innovations in Private Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2006-2011.
Co-Principal Investigator, National Evaluation of the Advancing Recovery Initiative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2006-2010.
Co-Investigator, Rates and Correlates of Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2005-2006.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (In press). Research participation and turnover intention: An exploratory analysis of substance abuse counselors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (In press). Research network involvement and addiction treatment center staff: Counselor attitudes toward buprenorphine. The American Journal on Addictions.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L J., & Roman, P. M. (2007). The use of antidepressant medications in substance abuse treatment: The public-private distinction, organizational compatibility, and the environment. Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 48, 195-210.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (2007). Job stress and poor sleep quality: Data from an American sample of full-time workers. Social Science & Medicine, 64, 1997-2007.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P M. (2007). The adoption of medications in substance abuse treatment: Associations with organizational characteristics and technology clusters. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 87, 164-174.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (2007). Controlled-release oxycodone admissions in public and private substance abuse treatment: Associations with organizational characteristics. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 26, 41-50.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (2007). Racial and ethnic disparities in SSRI availability in substance abuse treatment. Psychiatric Services, 58, 55-62.
Ducharme, L. J., Knudsen, H. K., Roman, P. M., & Johnson, J. A. (2007). Innovation adoption in substance abuse treatment: Exposure, trialability, and the Clinical Trials Network. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 32, 321-329.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (2006). Counselor emotional exhaustion and turnover intention in therapeutic communities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 173-180.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., & Roman, P. M. (2006). Early buprenorphine adoption in substance abuse treatment centers: Data from the private and public Sectors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 30, 363-373.
Ducharme, L. J., Knudsen, H. K., & Roman, P. M. (2006). Trends in the adoption of medications for alcohol dependence. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26, S13-S19.
Knudsen, H. K., Roman, P. M., Ducharme, L. D., & Johnson, J. A. (2005). Organizational predictors of pharmacological innovation adoption: The case of disulfiram. Journal of Drug Issues, 35, 559-574.
Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. D., Roman, P. M., & Link, T. (2005). Buprenorphine diffusion: The attitudes of substance abuse treatment counselors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 29, 95-106.
Knudsen, H. K., Roman, P. M., & Ducharme, L. J. (2005). Does service diversification enhance organizational survival? Evidence from the private substance abuse treatment system. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 32, 241-252.
Knudsen, H. K., Roman, P. M., & Ducharme, L. J. (2004). The availability of psychiatric programs in private substance abuse treatment centers, 1995-2001. Psychiatric Services, 55, 270-273.
Knudsen, H. K., & Roman, P. M. (2004). Modeling the use of innovations in private treatment organizations: The role of absorptive capacity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26, 353-361.Knudsen, H. K., Johnson, J. A., & Roman, P. M. (2003). Retaining counseling staff at substance abuse treatment centers: Effects of management practices. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24, 129-135.
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