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Update from the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E. Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services

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DESPR will improve the nation’s public health by promoting integrated approaches to understand and address interactions between individuals and environments that contribute to the continuum of problems related to drug use. Our goal is to develop scientific knowledge with clear application to practice and public policy.

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Update from the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E. Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research National Institute on Drug Abuse Department of Health and Human Services DESPR provides a foundation for NIDAs Public Health Mission. DESPR will improve the nations public health by promoting integrated approaches to understand and address interactions between individuals and environments that contribute to the continuum of problems related to drug use. Our goal is to develop scientific knowledge with clear application to practice and public policy. DESPR Organization OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH BRANCH ANALYTIC UNIT WORKGROUPS AIDS/HIV Health Disparities Translational Research Research Training PREVENTION RESEARCH BRANCH SERVICES RESEARCH BRANCH DESPR: Five Year Goals 1.Measurably impact public health prevention and treatment outcomes 2.Demonstrate the role of interactions between intrapersonal and environmental factors with each other and with genetic factors 3.Develop transdisciplinary research teams to better elucidate this chronic condition, its prevention and treatment Priority Areas for NIDA Prevention Research (Children/Adolescents) Genetics Development Environment Co-morbidity Treatment Interventions New Targets & New Strategies HIV/AIDS Research Preventing and Treating Drug Abuse and Addiction Require Multi-Pronged Approaches DRUGS OF ABUSE genome protein expression neuronal circuits social Behavior Distribution of Selected Drug Abuse Related Variables by Race/Ethnicity FY 2004 RFAs/Contracts 1.Prevention and Treatment of Drug Abuse in Primary Care Settings FY04 $3.0m RFA with SAMHSA and AHRQ 2.Environment-Gene Interaction Studies FY04 $2.0m RFA 3.Young Adult Prevention FY04 $1.5m RFA, meeting January HIV/AIDS Among Drug Users in Criminal Justice FY04 $1.5m RFA 5.Studying CSAPs Strategic Prevention Plan FY04 $2.5m IAA, meeting March 2004 Environmental Challenges/Opportunities New NIDA Organization Budget flattening NIH Roadmap Improved Collaborations with SAMHSA, DOJ and Education At Other ICs: NIMH reduced support of longitudinal studies NIAAA re-organization of Services Research Themes for DESPR in FY New Issues in the Emerging HIV/AIDS - Drug Abuse Nexus 2.Rethink the Social Environment 1.Maximize Return on Investment 4. Translational Research What are we doing to develop and promote these themes? Workgroups, Meetings, Publications, etc. Rethinking the Social Environment: Integrating Social and Genetic Epidemiology With Neuroscience Future Initiative Summer-Fall 2004: Identification of datasets/studies ripe for nesting December 2004: Special Supplement AJPM Spring 2005: Midsize meeting Social Epi Summer-Fall 2004: Portfolio & literature review Fall 2004: Small meeting Spring 2005: Phenotype Special Issue JSA Genetic Epi Social EpiGenetic Epi Neuroscience Transdisciplinary Meeting Fall 2005 Bench Bedside Community Interagency Collaborations are indispensable Bench Bedside Community DHHS NIDA SAMHSA NIH Collaborations to Translate Research Findings Into Relevant Clinical Practice Collaborations to Translate Research Findings Into Relevant Clinical Practice NIDA Capacity-Building Collaboration Commitment Monitoring & Feedback Research & Development Dissemination & Implementation Science to Services Cycle Working in Real- World Settings is key. Bench Bedside Community Research Centers Coordinating Center Testing the Commuties That Care (CTC) Prevention System Developing the Health Services Research Program Bench Bedside Community A multidisciplinary field that examines how: Rec #1: Defining Health Services Research access to and utilization of healthcare, quality and cost of healthcare, and our health and well-being. Ultimately, the goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care. social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal beliefs and behaviors affect Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research Providing a foundation for NIDAs public health mission.