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Staff Biographies

Leadership

CASAColumbia’s leadership comprises a diverse group of individuals with expertise in a broad range of fields including: addiction, business, communications, epidemiology, government, law, marketing, psychology, public administration, public health, public policy, social work, sociology and statistics.

Executive Staff Biographies

Staff Bios

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Lane is the Chairman of the Board of CASAColumbia. Prior to this role, he led a distinguished career in finance. His career includes positions as Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, President and COO of Shearson Lehman and Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and of Travelers Group. Mr. Lane also serves as a Director of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (which includes Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan) and Co-Chair of its investment committee. He is also a Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC and Chairman of the Board, Lebenthal Holdings, LLC. Mr. Lane is a graduate of New York University and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Califano founded CASAColumbia in 1992. He had a distinguished career in public service, including serving as President Johnson’s assistant for domestic affairs from 1965 to 1969 and as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1977 to 1979. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., and New York until 1992, when he founded CASAColumbia. He is the author of 12 books and a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine. His most recent book, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents, offers practical, user-friendly advice and information for parents. He received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School where he graduated magna cum laude.

Selected Publications:
  • Jena, A. B., Goldman, D. P., Foster, S. E., & Califano, J. A. (2011). Prescription medication abuse and illegitimate internet based pharmacies. Annals of Internal Medicine, 155(12), 848-850.
  • Califano, J. A. (2010). Criminally unjust: Why America's prison policy needs repair. America, 202(17), 16-18.
  • Califano, J. A. (2009). How to raise a drug-free kid: The straight dope for parents. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Califano, J. A. (2007). High society: How substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it. New York: Public Affairs.
  • Califano, J. A. (2007). Wasting the best and the brightest: Alcohol and drug abuse on college campuses. America, May 28, 16-18.
  • Foster, S. E., Vaughan, R. D., Foster, W. H., & Califano, J. A. (2006). Estimate of the commercial value of underage drinking and adult abusive and dependent drinking to the alcohol industry. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160(5), 473-478.
  • Califano, J. A. (2005). Parent power: The price young people pay for parental pessimism and nonchalance is high. America, October 31, 13-15.
  • Califano, J. A. (2003). Substance abuse: The feminine mystique. America, 188(17), 12-15.
  •  Foster, S. E., Vaughan, R. D., Foster, W. H., & Califano, J. A. (2003). Alcohol consumption and expenditures for underage drinking and adult excessive drinking. JAMA, 289(8), 989-995.
  • Califano, J. A. (2002). Religion, science and substance abuse. America, 186(4), 8-11.
  • Califano, J. A. (2001). What causes child abuse? Substance abuse is responsible for child abuse. In B. J. Grapes (Ed.), Child abuse. (pp. 47-54). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press.
  • Califano, J. A. (2000). How should prisons treat inmates? Prisons should rehabilitate inmates. In B. J. Grapes (Ed.), Prisons. (pp. 72-77). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press.
  • Califano, J. A. (1999). The least among us: Children of substance-abusing parents. America, 180(14), 10-12.
  • Califano, J. A. (1999). Book forward. In D. F. Seidman & L. S. Covey (Eds.), Helping the hard-core smoker: A clinician's guide. (pp. xi-xiii). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Belenko, S., Peugh, J., Califano, J. A., Usdansky, M., & Foster, S. E. (1998). Substance abuse and the prison population: A three-year study by Columbia University reveals widespread substance abuse among the offender population. Corrections Today, 60(6), 82-89.
  • Califano, J. A. (1998). Substance abuse and addiction: The need to know. American Journal of Public Health, 88(1), 9-11.
  • Kleber, H. D., Califano, J. A., & Demers, J. C. (1997). Clinical and societal implications of drug legalization. In J. H. Lowinson, P. Ruiz, R. B. Millman, & J. G. Langrod (Eds.), Substance abuse: A comprehensive textbook. (3rd ed.) (pp. 855-864). Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Richardson, H., Califano, J. A., Tapper, D., & Demers, J. (1996). Substance abuse and public health in urban America: Analysis of costs in New York City. Current Issues in Public Health, 2(3), 91-100.
  • Califano, J. A. (1995). Busting the physicians' monopoly: As I see it. American Nurse, 27(4), 5,7.
  • Califano, J. A. (1995). It's drugs, stupid. New York Times Magazine, January 29, 40-41.
  • Califano, J. A. (1995). The wrong way to stay slim. New England Journal of Medicine, 333(18), 1214-1216.
  • Fox, K., Merrill, J. C., Chang, H. H., & Califano, J. A. (1995). Estimating the costs of substance abuse to the Medicaid hospital care program. American Journal of Public Health, 85(1), 48-54.
  • Califano, J. A. (1994). Revealing the link between campaign financing and deaths caused by tobacco. JAMA, 272(15), 1217-1218.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ball is the President and Chief Executive Officer for CASAColumbia. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine where he serves as Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development and the Research Director for Yale’s Women’s Health and Addictive Behaviors Scholars Program, Psychotherapy Development Center and The APT Foundation. Dr. Ball has been principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research or training grants. In addition, he has directed various clinical and research programs within The APT Foundation, a non-profit agency serving addicted persons in Connecticut. He has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and journal editorial boards. Dr. Ball received his B.A. in Psychology and English from Colgate University and his M.A and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware. After completing his internship at Yale, he joined the faculty and worked in several training and research leadership positions in addiction psychiatry and psychology.

Research Topics: Cognitive behavioral, motivational, and reinforcement-based therapies for the addictions; technology-assisted interventions for addictive behaviors; assessment, treatment process and outcome for personality dysfunction and addiction

Affiliations: Yale School of Medicine; The APT Foundation

Selected Publications:
  • Carroll, K.M., Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., Gordon, M.A., Portnoy, G., Marino, D., & Ball, S.A. (in press). Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy: Efficacy and durability of CBT4CBT among cocaine-dependent individuals maintained on methadone. American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Samuel D.B., Miller, J.D., Widiger, T.A., Lynam, D.R., Pilkonis, P.A., & Ball, S.A. (2012). Conceptual changes to the definition of borderline personality disorder proposed for DSM-5. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121,467-476.
  • Ball, S.A., Maccarelli, L.M, LaPaglia, D.M., & Ostrowski, M.J. (2011). Randomized trial of dual-focused therapy versus single-focused individual therapy for personality disorders and substance dependence. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 319-328.
  • Sindelar, J.L. & Ball, S.A. (2010). Evaluating the costs of evidence based treatments. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 5, 44-50.
  • Nunes, E.V., Ball, S., Booth, R., Brigham, G., Calsyn, D.A., Carroll, K., Feaster, D.J., Hien, D., Hubbard, R.L., Ling, W., Petry, N., Rotrosen, J., Selzer, J., Stitzer, M., Tross, S., Wakim, P., Winhusen, T., & Woody, G. (2010). Multi-site effectiveness trials of treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring problems: Have we chosen the best designs? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38, 97-112.
  • Ball, S.A., Martino, S., Nich, C., Frankforter, T.L., van Horn, D., Crits-Christoph, P., Woody, G.E., Obert, J.L., Farentinos, C., & Carroll, K.M. (2007). Site matters: Multisite randomized trial of motivational enhancement therapy in community drug abuse clinics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 556-567.
  • Ball, S.A., Nich, C., Rounsaville, B.J., Eagan, D., & Carroll, K.M. (2004). Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III subtypes of opioid dependence: Validity and matching to behavioral therapies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 698-711.
  • Ball, S.A., Rounsaville, B.J., Tennen, H., & Kranzler, H.R. (2001). Reliability of personality disorder symptoms and personality traits in substance dependent inpatients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, 341-352.

Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration and Secretary-Treasurer

Ms. Brown is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of CASAColumbia’s office, including financial management, grants and contracts administration, payroll, benefits, accounts payable and library and computer systems. In addition, she acts as liaison to the board of directors and the board’s audit and investment committees. Ms. Brown served as Director of Administration for the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Dewey Ballantine for 9 years prior to joining CASAColumbia. She has also been Director of Administration for the law firms of Califano, Ross & Heineman and Cohen and Uretz. Ms. Brown received her B.S. in education from The George Washington University.

General Counsel

Ms. Woods-King is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, drafting and updating organizational documents and policies, oversight of federal government grants compliance and all contract review and negotiation. Prior to working at CASAColumbia, she worked for a large New York City law firm. She went on to work as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 multinational company in Connecticut. Ms. Woods-King graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in chemistry. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Senior Staff Biographies

Senior Staff Biographies

Director of Communications

Ms. Duran is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of CASAColumbia’s communications initiatives, including all written communications and media relations. Ms. Duran joined CASAColumbia in 2003 as Communications Associate, served as Mr. Califano’s Special Assistant from 2004-2005 and became Director of Communications in 2006. Her prior experience includes serving as the Senior Public Relations Manager/Publicist for the Co-CEOs of FUBU and writing and producing television programming for a wide range of network cable channels. Her credits include PBS’s Emmy® Award-winning Reading Rainbow, Martha Stewart’s Home for the Holidays: The Family Tree and Lifetime’s Intimate Portraits of Sally Field, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis. Ms. Duran received her B.A. in English writing arts from the State University of New York, Oswego.

Program Director, Policy to Practice

Ms. Feinstein leads the development and implementation of new tools, products and initiatives at CASAColumbia aimed at increasing public awareness about the disease of addiction and risky substance use. This includes translating knowledge about these health concerns into public policy and health care practice. Prior to joining CASAColumbia, Ms. Feinstein practiced health care law at a leading global law firm. She has also worked as a research/policy analyst for institutions such as President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and The Hastings Center. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in bioethics from Brown University.

Research Topics: Adolescent substance use prevention; addiction treatment; teen culture; engaged parenting; health care reform; health policy.

Selected Publications:
  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5), 431-436.

Associate Director of the Health and Treatment Research and Analysis Division

Dr. Hogue directs a federally funded research program focused on treatment adherence and competence, therapeutic alliance, psychotherapy process-outcome research, adolescent development and normative family processes, and community-based prevention for adolescent substance use and related behavior problems at CASAColumbia. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Columbia University and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University.

Affiliations: Consulting Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Research Topics: Development of family-based interventions for adolescent drug users and delinquency; adherence and process research on family intervention models; case management services for adult substance users and their families who receive public assistance.

Selected Publications:
  • Hogue, A., Ozechowski, T. J., Robbins, M. S., & Waldron, H. B. (2013). Making fidelity an intramural game: Localizing quality assurance procedures to promote sustainability of evidence-based practices in usual care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20(1), 60-77.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Lichvar, E., & Spievak, G. (2012). Adolescent and caregiver reports of ADHD symptoms among inner-city youth: Agreement, perceived need for treatment, and behavioral correlates. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054712443160.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Henderson, C. (2012). Therapist self-report of evidence-based practices in usual care for adolescent behavior problems: Factor and construct validity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. doi 10.1007/s10488-012-0442-8.
  • Dauber, S., & Hogue, A. (2011). Profiles of systems involvement in a sample of high-risk urban adolescents with unmet treatment needs. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(10), 2018-2026.
  • Hogue, A., & Dauber, S. (2011). Diagnostic profiles among urban adolescents with unmet treatment needs: Comorbidity and perceived need for treatment and behavioral correlates. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. doi 10.1177/1063426611407500.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Validation of a contemplation ladder in an adult substance use disorder sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(1), 137-144.
  • Hogue, A. (2010). When technology fails: Getting back to nature. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17(1), 72-81.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Predictors of employment in substance-using male and female welfare recipients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38(2), 108-118.
  • Dauber, S., Hogue, A., Paulson, J. F., & Lieferman, J. A. (2009). Typologies of alcohol use in White and African American adolescent girls. Substance Use and Misuse, 44(8), 1121-1141.
  • Hogue, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2009). Family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse: Controlled trials and new horizons in service research. Journal of Family Therapy, 31(2), 126-154.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). A practical clinical trial of care management to treat substance use disorder among public assistance beneficiaries. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(2), 257-269.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). Does coordinated care management improve employment for substance-using welfare recipients? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(6), 955-963.
  • Hogue, A., Henderson, C., Dauber, S., Barajas, P., Fried, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2008). Treatment adherence, competence, and outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(4), 544-555.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Chinchilla, P., Fried, A., Henderson, C., Inclan, J., et al. (2008). Assessing fidelity in individual and family therapy for adolescent substance abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35(2), 137-147.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dasaro, C., Kuerbis, A., & Dauber, S. (2008). Characteristics of individuals screening positive for substance use in a welfare setting: Implications for welfare and SUD treatment systems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(4), 561-570.
  • Diamond, G. M., Diamond, G. S., & Hogue, A. (2007). Attachment-based family therapy: Adherence and differentiation. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(2), 177-191.
  • Annunziata, D., Hogue, A., Faw, L., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Family functioning and school success in at-risk, inner-city adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(1), 105-113.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Samuolis, J., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Treatment techniques and outcomes in multidimensional family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 535-543.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Stambaugh, L. F., Cecero, J. J., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Early therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(1), 121-129.
  • Faw, L., Hogue, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). Multidimensional implementation evaluation of a residential treatment program for adolescent substance abuse. American Journal of Evaluation, 26(1), 77-94.
  • Faw, L., Hogue, A., Johnson, S., Diamond, G. M., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). The Adolescent Therapeutic Alliance Scale (ATAS): Initial psychometrics and prediction of outcome in family-based substance abuse prevention counseling. Psychotherapy Research, 15(1-2), 141-154.
  • Hogue, A., Liddle, H. A., Singer, A., & Leckrone, J. (2005). Intervention fidelity in family-based prevention counseling for adolescent problem behaviors. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(2), 191-211.
  • Samuolis, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). Autonomy and relatedness in inner-city families of substance abusing adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 15(2), 53-86.
  • Hogue, A., Liddle, H. A., Dauber, S., & Samuolis, J. (2004). Linking session focus to treatment outcome in evidence-based treatments for adolescent substance abuse. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, & Training, 41(2), 83-96.

Director of Marketing

Ms. Manning is responsible for developing and overseeing all strategic marketing plans for CASAColumbia. Key responsibilities include brand management, strategic partnerships and driving the visibility of the CASAColumbia brand to generate interest and support from potential donors and partners. Ms. Manning came to CASAColumbia from Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing and promotions firm, where she was an Account Director responsible for clients such as The History Channel, for which she brokered a successful partnership with the City of New York to promote heritage tourism to New York City. Prior to that she was responsible for the marketing of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular shows outside of New York City. She received her B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Senior Scientist

Dr. Morgenstern’s work at CASAColumbia focuses on researching the integration of addiction prevention and treatment care across multiple government health systems, in the same manner as any other chronic disease. He is also a Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director, Substance Abuse Treatment, New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Morgenstern, a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey, is an expert in substance use treatment and health services research. He has published numerous scientific articles and serves as a consultant to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Morgenstern has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University and a B.A. in English literature from Columbia University.

Affiliations: Columbia University

Research Topics: Treatment for addiction.

Selected Publications:
  • Blain, L. M., Muench, F., Morgenstern, J., & Parsons, J. (2012). Exploring the role of child sexual abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in gay and bisexual men reporting compulsive sexual behavior. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(5), 413-422.
  • Dauber, S., Neighbors, C. J., Dasaro, C., Riordan, A., & Morgenstern, J. (2012). Impact of intensive case management on child welfare system involvement for substance-dependent parenting women on public assistance. Child Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1359-1366.
  • Kuerbis, A., Morgenstern, J., & Hail, L. A. (2011). Predictors of moderate drinking in a primarily alcohol dependent sample of men who have sex with men. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi 10.1037/a0026713.
  • Kuerbis, A., Neighbors, C. J., & Morgenstern, J. (2011). Depression's moderation of the effectiveness of intensive case management with substance-dependent women on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment utilization and outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(2), 297-307.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Validation of a contemplation ladder in an adult substance use disorder sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(1), 137-144.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Predictors of employment in substance-using male and female welfare recipients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38(2), 108-118.
  • Morgenstern, J., Neighbors, C. J., Kuerbis, A., Riordan, A., Blanchard, K. A., McVeigh, K. H., et al. (2009). Improving 24-month abstinence and employment outcomes for substance-dependent women receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families with intensive case management. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 328-333.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). A practical clinical trial of care management to treat substance use disorder among public assistance beneficiaries. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(2), 257-269.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). Does coordinated care management improve employment for substance-using welfare recipients? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(6), 955-963.
  • Morgenstern, J., Blanchard, K. A., Barbosa, K. M., McCrady, B. S., & McVeigh, K. H. (2008). Testing mechanisms of action for intensive case management. Addiction, 103(3), 469-477.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dasaro, C., Kuerbis, A., & Dauber, S. (2008). Characteristics of individuals screening positive for substance use in a welfare setting: Implications for welfare and SUD treatment systems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(4), 561-570.
  • Morgenstern, J., & McKay, J. R. (2007). Rethinking the paradigms that inform behavioral treatment research for substance use disorders. Addiction, 102, 1377-1389.
  • Morgenstern, J., Blanchard, K. A., McCrady, B. S., McVeigh, K. H., & Et al. (2006). Effectiveness of intensive case management for substance-dependent women receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. American Journal of Public Health, 96(11), 2016-2023.
  • Morgenstern, J., & Blanchard, K. A. (2006). Welfare reform and substance abuse treatment for welfare recipients. Alcohol Research & Health, 29(1), 63-67.
  • Blanchard, K. A., Sexton, C. C., Morgenstern, J., McVeigh, K. H., McCrady, B. S., & Irwin, T. W. (2005). Children of substance abusing women on federal welfare: Implications for child well-being and TANF policy. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 12(2/3), 89-110.
  • McKay, J. R., Lynch, K. G., Shepard, D. S., Morgenstern, J., Forman, R. F., & Pettinati, H. M. (2005). Do patient characteristics and initial progress in treatment moderate the effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care for substance use disorders? Addiction, 100(2), 216-226.
  • O'Connor, L. A., Morgenstern, J., Gibson, F., & Nakashian, M. (2005). Nothing about me without me: Leading the way to collaborative relationships with families. Child Welfare, 84(2), 153-170.
  • Morgan, T., Morgenstern, J., Blanchard, K. A., Labouvie, E. W., & Bux, D. (2004). Development of the OCDS-revised: A measure of alcohol and drug urges with outpatient substance abuse clients. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18(4), 316-321.
  • Morgenstern, J., & Blanchard, K. A. (2004). Dealing effectively with substance use problems among mothers on welfare. Connections, Academy Health, 4-7.
  • Blanchard, K. A., Morgenstern, J., Morgan, T. J., Labouvie, E. W., & Bux, D. (2003). Assessing consequences of substance use: Psychometric properties of the Inventory of Drug Use Consequences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 17(4), 328-331.
  • Blanchard, K. A., Morgenstern, J., Morgan, T. J., Lang, M., & Bux, D. A. (2003). Motivational subtypes and continuous measures of readiness for change: Concurrent and predictive validity. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 17(1), 56-65.
  • McLellan, A. T., Gutman, M., Lynch, K., McKay, J. R., Ketterlinus, R., Morgenstern, J., et al. (2003). One-year outcome from the CASAWORKS for Families intervention for substance-abusing women on welfare. Evaluation Review, 27(6), 656-680.
  • Morgan, T. J., Morgenstern, J., Blanchard, K. A., Labouvie, E. W., & Bux, D. (2003). Health-related quality of life for adults participating in outpatient substance abuse treatment. American Journal on Addictions, 12(3), 198-210.
  • Morgenstern, J., Bux, D., Labouvie, E. W., Morgan, T. J., Blanchard, K. A., & Meunch, F. (2003). Examining mechanisms of action in 12-step community outpatient treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 72(3), 237-247.
  • Morgenstern, J., Nakashian, M., Woolis, D. D., Gibson, F. M., Bloom, N. L., & Kaulback, B. G. (2003). CASAWORKS for Families: A new treatment model for substance-abusing parenting women on welfare. Evaluation Review, 27(6), 583-596.
  • Morgenstern, J., & Bux, D. A. (2003). Examining the effects of gender and ethnicity on substance abuse treatment and mediational pathways. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(8), 1330-1332.
  • Morgenstern, J., McCrady, B. S., Blanchard, K. A., McVeigh, K. H., Riordan, A., & Irwin, T. W. (2003). Barriers to employability among substance dependent and nonsubstance-affected women on federal welfare: Implications for program design. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64(2), 239-246.
  • Carroll, K. M., Farentinos, C., Ball, S. A., Crits-Christopher, P., Libby, B., Morgenstern, J., et al. (2002). MET meets the real world: Design issues and clinical strategies in the Clinical Trials Network. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 23(2), 73-80.
  • Morgenstern, J., Bux, D., Labouvie, E. W., Blanchard, K. A., & Morgan, T. J. (2002). Examining mechanisms of action in 12-step treatment: The role of 12-step cognitions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63(6), 665-672.

Associate Director of the Health and Treatment Research and Analysis Division

Dr. Neighbors oversees research on treatment system change and integration with health care at CASAColumbia. He came to CASAColumbia from Brown Medical School where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Research Fellow. Prior to that, he was a Financial Analyst at Kraft-General Foods in White Plains, New York. He received his B.A. in history and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis, his M.B.A. in finance from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University.

Research Topics: Health care reform; treatment systems change; big data analytics; integration of behavioral health care into mainstream health care.

Projects: CASACARESM (Chronic Care Approaches to Recovery); CASAHOPESM (Housing Opportunities Program Evaluation); CASASARDSM (Substance Abuse Research Demonstration); New York State Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (NYSBIRT); Developing Sustainable Screening in Health Care Settings; Medication Assisted Treatment Initiative (MATI); and New York State Medicaid Health Homes.

Selected Publications:
  • Dauber, S., Neighbors, C. J., Dasaro, C., Riordan, A., & Morgenstern, J. (2012). Impact of intensive case management on child welfare system involvement for substance-dependent parenting women on public assistance. Child Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1359-1366.
  • Hartman, S. J., Dunsiger, S. I., Pekmezi, D. W., Barbera, B., Neighbors, C. J., Marquez, B., et al. (2011). Impact of baseline BMI upon the success of Latina participants enrolled in a 6-month physical activity intervention. Journal of Obesity. doi: 10.1155/2011/921916.
  • Kuerbis, A., Neighbors, C. J., & Morgenstern, J. (2011). Depression's moderation of the effectiveness of intensive case management with substance-dependent women on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment utilization and outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(2), 297-307.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Barnett, N. P., Rohsenow, D. J., Colby, S. M., & Monti, P. M. (2010). Cost effectiveness of a motivational intervention for alcohol-involved youth in a hospital emergency department. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(3), 384-394.
  • Morgenstern, J., Neighbors, C. J., Kuerbis, A., Riordan, A., Blanchard, K. A., McVeigh, K. H., et al. (2009). Improving 24-month abstinence and employment outcomes for substance-dependent women receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families with intensive case management. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 328-333.
  • Pekmezi, D., Neighbors, C. J., Gans, K. M., Bock, B. C., Lee, C., Morrow, K., et al. (2009). Randomized controlled trial of a culturally and linguistically adapted physical activity intervention for Latinas. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6), 495-500.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Marquez, D. X., & Marcus, B. H. (2008). Leisure-time physical activity disparities among Hispanic subgroups in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1460-1464.
  • Clark, M. A., Neighbors, C. J., Wasserman, M. R., Armstrong, G. F., Drnach, M. L., Howie, S. L., et al. (2007). Strategies and cost recruitment of middle-aged and older unmarried women in a cancer screening study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 16(12), 2605-2614.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Rogers, M. L., Shenassa, E. D., Sciamanna, C. N., Clark, M. A., & Novak, S. P. (2007). Ethnic/racial disparities in hospital procedure volume for lung resection for lung cancer. Medical Care, 45(7), 655-663.
  • Whitely, J. A., Napolitano, M. A., Lewis, B. A., Williams, D. M., Albrecht, A., Neighbors, C. J., et al. (2007). Commit to Quit in the YMCAs: Translating an evidence-based quit smoking program for women into a community setting. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9(11), 1227-1235.

Associate Director of the Policy Research and Analysis Division

Dr. Richter is a social psychologist who is responsible for overseeing the preparation of all research-related proposals and products for the Policy Research and Analysis Division at CASAColumbia. She has worked in the area of substance use research and policy for more than 15 years and has taught psychology and research methods courses at Barnard College and Teachers College of Columbia University and at the University of Maryland. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Research Topics: The science of addiction; prevention; treatment; substance-related attitudes and beliefs; substance use in special populations; integrating addiction care into mainstream medicine.

Selected Publications:
  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Effectively addressing addiction requires changing the language of addiction. Journal of Public Health Policy, Epub ahead of print.
  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2013). The exclusion of nicotine: Closing the gap in addiction policy and practice. American Journal of Public Health, Epub ahead of print: e1-e3. 
  • Foster, S., & Richter, L. (2013). Substance use disorders. In R. T. Senie (Ed.), Epidemiology of women’s health (pp. 249-256). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Substance use and addiction and American prison and jail inmates. In L. Gideon (Ed.), Special needs offenders in correctional institutions (pp. 459-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5), 431-436.
  • Sung, H.-E., Chu, D., Richter, L., & Shlosberg, A. (2009). Treatment philosophy and service delivery in a network of faith-based substance abuse treatment. Families in Society, 90(4).
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Lawrence, J. W., Fogel, J., Richter, L., Magyar-Russell, G., & McCann, U. (2009). Approach-avoidance coping conflict in a sample of burn patients at risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 1, 1-13.
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L. (2007). Rational choice and environmental deterrence in the retention of mandated drug abuse treatment clients. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51, 686-702.
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L. (2006). Contextual barriers to successful reentry of recovering felony offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 365-374.
  • Pirkle, E. C., & Richter, L. (2006). Personality, attitudinal, and behavioral risk profiles of young female binge drinkers and smokers. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(1), 44-54.
  • Johnson, P. B., Richter, L., Kleber, H. D., McLellan, A. T., & Carise, D. (2005). Telescoping of drinking-related behaviors: Gender, racial/ethnic, and age comparisons. Substance Use and Misuse, 40(8), 1139-1151.
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., Johnson, P. B., & Thom, B. (2005). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids among teenagers in the United States: Trends and correlates. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 44-51.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2004). What if we’re wrong? Some possible implications of systematic distortions in adolescents’ self-reports of sensitive behaviors. Journal of Drug Issues, 34(4), 951-970.
  • Richter, L., Vaughan, R. D., & Foster, S. E. (2004). Public attitudes about underage drinking policies: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy, 25(1), 58-77.
  • Richter, L., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2004). Motivated closed mindedness and the emergence of culture. In M. Schaller & C. S. Crandall (Eds.), The psychological foundations of culture (pp. 101-122). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2003). Risk and protective factors of adolescent drug use: Implications for prevention programs. In W. J. Bukoski & Z. Sloboda (Eds.), Handbook of drug abuse prevention: Theory, science, and practice (pp. 265-287). New York: Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2003). The impact of 9/11 and its aftermath on substance use and psychological functioning: An overview. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 30(4), 1455-1464.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2002). The relationship between smoking, drinking, and adolescents’ self-perceived health and frequency of hospitalization: Analyses from the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 30(3), 175-183.
  • Johnson, P. B., Richter, L., Carise, D., McLellan, A. T., & Kleber, H. D. (2002). Alcohol use patterns before and after September 11th. American Clinical Laboratory, 21(7), 25-27.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Richter, L., & Lawrence, J. W. (2002). Regulating acute posttrauma distress. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 23(4), 249-257.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., Arencibia-Mireles, O., & Masci, J. R. (2002). Marijuana use among the adolescent children of high-risk drug-abusing fathers. American Journal on Addictions, 11(2), 95-110.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Lawrence, J. W., Haythornthwaite, J. A., & Richter, L. (2002). Coping with the stress of a painful medical procedure. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40(9), 1003-1015.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Heinberg, L. J., Lawrence, J. W., Bryant, A. G., Richter, L., & Spence, R. J. (2002). Coping with body image changes following a disfiguring burn injury. Health Psychology, 21(2), 115-121.
  • Richter, L., & Johnson, P. B. (2001). Current methods of assessing substance use: A review of strengths, problems, and developments. Journal of Drug Issues, 31(4), 809-832.
  • Richter, L., & Richter, D. M. (2001). Exposure to parental tobacco and alcohol use: Effects on children’s health and development. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71(2), 182-203.
  • Aspinwall, L. G., Richter, L., & Hoffman, R. R. (2001). Understanding how optimism works: An examination of optimists’ adaptive moderation of belief and behavior. In E. C. Chang (Ed.), Optimism and pessimism: Implications for theory, research, and practice (pp.217-238). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Brook, J. S., Brook, D. W., Arencibia-Mireles, O., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2001). Risk factors for adolescent marijuana use across cultures and across time. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 162(3), 357-374.
  • Richter, L. R., Chatterji, P., & Pierce, J. (2000). Perspectives on family substance abuse: The voices of long-term Al-Anon members. Journal of Family Social Work, 4(4), 61-78.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Rubenstone, L. (2000). Consequences of adolescent drug use on psychiatric disorders in early adulthood. Annals of Medicine, 32(6). 401-407.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2000). Effects of parent personality, upbringing, and marijuana use on the parent-child attachment relationship. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(2), 240-248.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Masci, J. R., & Roberto, J. (2000). Needle sharing: A longitudinal study of female injection drug users. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 26(2), 263-281.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., & Cohen, P. (1999). Consequences of adolescent marijuana use: Incompatibility with the assumption of adult roles. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 125(2), 193-207.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., Win, P. T., Masci, J. R., & Roberto, J. (1999). Coping strategies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative female injection drug users: A longitudinal study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 11(5), 373-388.

Senior Scientist

Dr. Vaughan heads CASAColumbia’s data analysis center, SADAC, which enables CASAColumbia to analyze a wide variety of government and academic databases and contains a wealth of information. SADAC is a critical tool in CASAColumbia’s ongoing efforts to uncover the impact of the disease of addiction on our nation’s social systems—from health care costs to prison costs. He also works as Vice Dean for Academic Advancement, Professor, Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is currently serving as a Consulting Biostatistician at Rockefeller University and is Director of Evaluation at the Harlem Prevention Center and the Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma Initiative in New York. He received his B.A. in psychology at Washington College, completed his M.S. in applied mathematical statistics and received a DrPH in biostatistics from Columbia University.

Affiliations: Associate Editor for Statistics and Evaluation of the American Journal of Public Health; Assistant Editor for Statistics, Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association.

Research Topics: Development of analytic methods for clustered or correlated data; evaluation of community-based public health programs; involvement in the advancing fields of non-invasive surgical techniques.

Selected Publications:
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Substance use and addiction and American prison and jail inmates.  In L. Gideon (Ed.), Special needs offenders in correctional institutions (pp. 459-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Foster, S. E., Vaughan, R. D., Foster, W. H., & Califano, J. A. (2006). Estimate of the commercial value of underage drinking and adult abusive and dependent drinking to the alcohol industry. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160(5), 473-478.
  • Foster, W. H., & Vaughan, R. D. (2005). Absenteeism and business costs: Does substance abuse matter? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 28(1), 27-33.
  • Sung, H.-E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., Johnson, P. B., & Thom, B. (2005). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids among teenagers in the United States: Trends and correlates. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 44-51.
  • Murray, L., & Vaughan, R. (2004, April). CASASTART program and evaluation findings. Paper presented at the Colorado Trust Learning Lunch, Denver, CO.
  • Richter, L., Vaughan, R. D., & Foster, S. E. (2004). Public attitudes about underage drinking policies: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy, 25(1), 58-77.
  • Foster, S. E., Vaughan, R. D., Foster, W. H., & Califano, J. A. (2003). Alcohol consumption and expenditures for underage drinking and adult excessive drinking. JAMA, 289(8), 989-995.
  • Margolin, A., Kleber, H. D., Avants, S. K., Konefal, J., Gawin, F., Stark, E., et al. (2002). The Cocaine Alternative Treatments Study: A multi-site, randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction [Letter]. JAMA, 287(14), 1801-1802.
  • Johnson, P. B., Boles, S. M., Kleber, H. D., Vaughan, R. D., & McVeigh, K. H. (2000). Age-related differences in adolescent smokers' and nonsmokers' assessments of the relative addictiveness and health harmfulness of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. Journal of Substance Abuse, 11(1), 45-52.
  • Johnson, P. B., Boles, S. M., Vaughan, R., & Kleber, H. D. (2000). The co-occurrence of smoking and binge drinking in adolescence. Addictive Behaviors, 25(5), 779-783.

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