The Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR) is administratively housed within Boonshoft School of Medicine's Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. It represents the focal point for academic research on substance use and related services (treatment, harm reduction, etc.).
CITAR was founded by a member of the Wright State University School of Medicine faculty, the late Harvey A. Siegal, Ph.D., in 1980. Dr. Siegal continued as director until his death in December 2004.
In addition, the center provides consultation and program evaluation services.
Sydney Meredith Silverstein, Ph.D.
Raminta Daniulaityte, PhD
Tim Crawford, Ph.D., MPH
Danielle Gainer, M.D.
Ramzi W. Nahhas, PhD
The following projects and programs currently operate within CITAR:
- A Natural History Study of Diverted Buprenorphine Use
- Crystal in the Gem City: Characterizing a Methamphetamine Outbreak in the Area of a High Prevalence of Illicit Fentanyl Use
- Ecologies of Overdose-Related Risk
- Exploring Stigma in the Overdose-Justice Nexus: A Mixed-Methods Study of Good Samaritan Laws in Two Overdose Epicenters
- Characterizing Fentanyl Outbreaks
- eDark Trends
- Opioid Use Trajectories and HIV Risk
- Social Web Data on Buprenorphine Abuse
- All Completed Pojects
CITAR in the News
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