Current Research Studies

Exploring Care for People Who Use Opioids: Space, Care Approaches, and Team Composition

Opioid Use | Care Delivery | Therapy


Who: Persons ages 18 and up who have RECEIVED care for opioid use disorder or who have PROVIDED care to patients in the context of opioid use disorder.


Time Involved: 1 phone call, 1 hour


Compensation: Yes



Project TOARS

Trauma | Opioid Misuse


Who: Adults (18+) who have experienced a traumatic event at some point in their lifetime and have used opioids (e.g., heroin, prescription pain pills, fentanyl) in the past 30 days


Time Involved: Two visits and 30 days of daily surveys on a phone app


Compensation: Yes




OUD and Pharmacy | OUD Care Innovations


Who: Over 18 -Prescribed buprenorphine/Suboxone or naltrexone/Vivitrol or are interested in starting buprenorphine/Suboxone -live in Rhode Island


Time Involved: 2 visits with study team, 3 months


Compensation: Yes



CoMBAT Opioid Use Disorder

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, Counseling, Engagement in Care


Who: 18 years of age or older Live in Massachusetts or Rhode Island Currently taking Methadone or Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv) Currently struggling to attend medication visits or take medications daily


Time Involved: 6 months


Compensation: Yes



Development of a Text Message Delivered Intervention to Promote Engagement in Medication Assisted Treatment among the Criminal

OUD, criminal justice, MOUD, digital health


Who: Inclusion criteria include: age 18+ years of age; history of DSM-5 Opioid Use Disorder; history of engaging in MAT at RIDOC; and released from jail/prison within the past year. Exclusion criteria include: Not fluent in English; limited mental capacity or inability to provide informed consent.


Time Involved: 1 visit