Maria E. Pagano

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Maria E. Pagano, a Ph.D. degree, serves as an Associate Professor at the Division of Child Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU SOM), Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and as a Research Training Director of the CWRU SOM Addiction Fellowship Program. Her primary research interests focus on the conditions that impact the course of addiction recovery among adults and adolescents, including 12-step participation, medication-assisted treatments, psychiatric comorbidities, stressful life events, and social networks. Pagano has been principal investigator or coinvestigator in over fifteen federally-funded clinical investigations, ten clinical trials, and several clinical training grants. As a Senior Statistician on large-scale, multi-site investigations, such as the collaborative longitudinal study of personality disorders (R01 MH50840), the Harvard brown anxiety disorder research program (R01 MH51415), prospective study of body dysmorphic disorder (R01 MH60241-01), and longitudinal prospective study of obsessive compulsive disorder (R01 MH50840), Pagano provided her extensive experience collaborating with expert research scientists from a wide range of disciplines including addiction medicine, psychiatry, psychology, criminology, humanities, and nursing. She is currently funded by federal and foundation grant awards, including a NIH Career Development Award to study service and long-term treatment outcomes. With support from the John Templeton Foundation, Pagano is examining the factors that impact the course of addiction recovery among 100 court-referred girls and 100 court-referred boys for residential treatment.

Biography Updated on 20 June 2012

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