Recovery support services for people experiencing substance use disorder are multiplying, but there is little research on what makes these services effective. We’re working to change that.
The JEAP Initiative is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R24DA051950)
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Angela Hagaman, Operation’s Director for East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) Addiction Science Center (ASC)
Camille Cioffi, Research Associate at the University of Oregon's Center on Parenting and Opioids and Research Scientist at Influents Innovations
Martha Tillson, doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) and Research Data Analyst at the University of Kentucky’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
Over the course of five years, we are engaging in a variety of activities in order to advance the research on recovery support services.
Our work is guided by three Community Boards, comprised of people in recovery and people from organizations that provide or pay for recovery support services.
Off-Site Training and Mentoring
We offer a Training Institute and ongoing mentoring for early career investigators interested in researching recovery support services.
Intensive In-Residence Fellowship
We offer two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships that help early career investigators launch their career as a researcher focused on recovery support services.
Expert Consultant Panel
In addition to working with our team, participants in our Fellowship and Training programs will also have access to the expertise of our consultant panel, a group of practitioners and researchers with a variety of skillsets.
We will be funding several pilot studies focused on recovery support services.
Through webinars and pre-conference workshops, we are offering virtual and in-person trainings for researchers and practitioners.
Centering the Voices of People with Lived Experience
Bringing together research expertise and lived experience leads to better research. For this reason, lived experience is at the heart of everything we do:
- This Initiative is a partnership between researchers, persons in recovery, providers, and payors.
- Our Community Boards set the research priorities and determine the selection of early career investigators for our Fellowship and Trainee programs, and decide which pilot studies are funded.
- For our Trainee, Fellow, and pilot study opportunities, we are seeking applicants who have lived experience with recovery from substance use or with the justice system.