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Featured Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Margarita Alegria
    Harvard University
  • Dr. Larry Palinkas
    University of Southern California
  • Dr. Kenneth Wells
    University of California, Los Angeles

More to Come!!

Plenary Panel: Navigating a Changing Healthcare Landscape:

  • Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Director, LA Care Health Plan
  • H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., FASAM
    Santa Clara University, Public Health Program, Dean's Executive
    Professor of Public Health
  • Vitka Eisen, Ed.D., M.S.W.
    Chief Executive Officer, HealthRIGHT360
  • Tami Mark, Ph.D., M.B.A.
    Vice President & Research Director, Behavioral & Quality Research, Truven Health Analytics
  • David Pating, M.D.
    Chief of Addiction Medicine, Kaiser Medical Center, San Francisco

Getty Center Garden Tour!

Join us for a Garden Tour of the Getty Center on Friday, October 16th, departing at 2:00pm.

Conference Location:

Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292


The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference will be held in Marina del Rey. MDR is adjacent to LAX and accessible to Westwood, Santa Monica, Downtown, West Hollywood, and other surrounding areas of Los Angeles.

Researchers, clinicians, treatment providers, and policymakers are encouraged to attend. Travel awards and career development/mentoring activities for early career investigators will be offered.

Christine Grella, PhD, AHSR Conference Planning Committee Chair
Tom Freese, PhD, PSATTC Director & Beth Rutkowski, MPH, Associate Director of Training


The 2015 AHSR Presentations Available for Download:

Plenary Sessions

Health Services Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Implementation Science: A Tool for Navigating a Changing Healthcare Landscape
Lawrence Palinkas, PhD
School of Social Work, University of Southern California

Pre-Conference Workshop #1

Identifying Effective Treatment And Health Services In Substance Abuse Research Using Observational Data
(Coffman, Griffin, Schuler)

Assessing Causal Mediation of the Reducing Risky Relationships Intervention on Sexual Risk Behavior
(Donna L. Coffman)

Estimating The Causal Effects Of Cumulative Treatment Episodes For Adolescents Using Marginal Structural Models And Inverse Probability Of Treatment Weighting
(Beth Ann Griffin)

Combining Propensity Score Weighting Methods & Latent Class Analysis Methods
(Megan Schuler)

Pre-Conference Workshop #2

Using Qualitative Methods to Study Behavioral Health Interventions and Services in Diverse Settings
(Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Cathleen Willging, Alison Hamilton)

Pre-Conference Workshop #3

Strategies for Publishing in Addiction Health Services Research: A Workshop for Early Career (and any other) Investigators


Working with Journal Editors
(Mark P. McGovern)

Publishing Addiction Health Services Articles in Open-Access Journals
(Jeffrey H. Samet)

Publishing Your Addiction Health Services Research (obvious and secret tips and advice)
(Deborah Garnick)

Strategies for Publishing in Addiction Health Services Research: A Workshop for Early Career (and any other) Investigators (Richard Saitz)

Writing Seminars to Improve Writing and Increase Journal Submissions of Young Investigators
(Carmen L. Masson)