Research Projects

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Recent Research Projects

Current External Grants:

1) NIH R34DA052920: Re-Connect: Personalized, Non-Monetary Rewards for Smoking Cessation

2) South Jersey Institute for Population Health: Improving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Retention After Release From Incarceration

3) Bloomberg/ Johns Hopkins: Beyond the Barriers: A qualitative assessment of successful facilitators of buprenorphine adoption by emergency medicine physicians

4)  PCORI (subcontract with University of Pennsylvania, PI Delgado): Text-Messaging Telehealth and Contingency Management for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Engagement

Current Internal Grants:

Camden Health Research Initiative Projects

(1) CM + MOUD: Increasing adherence with medications for opioid use disorder

(2) CM + ACT: Mobile smoking cessation intervention among individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder

(3) Project VAPE: Exploring vaping dependence among three distinct patient populations

Current Graduate Student Projects:

1) Behavioral Economics of Physical Activity: This project utilizes a novel quantitative approach, purchasing task approach to understanding how individuals value different intensities of physical activity.

2) Development of a novel risk assessment tool for evaluating health decision making

3) Performative activism: qualitative research to develop an operational definition of “performative activism” followed by a brief training to see if individuals can learn to discriminate performative from non-performative (i.e., supportive) acts.

4) Drinking to Cope during Covid-19 stay-at-home orders: Examining how the stay-at-home orders during early months of Covid-19 are related to reinforcer pathology and drinking to cope.

Past NIH-funded Grants:

Up From The Ashes 


Incentives for Internet-based Blood Glucose Testing in Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes