Project dates: May 2016 - April 2021
Homelessness and substance use form a vicious spiral that results in sustained homelessness, worsened addiction, poor health outcomes, and frequent emergency department use. The goal of this study is to develop optimal approaches to emergency department-based homelessness prevention interventions for patients with unhealthy alcohol or drug use, including accurate identification of patients who are at highest risk for future homelessness.Abstract on NIH RePORTER
“It wasn’t just one thing”: A qualitative study of newly homeless emergency department patients
Academic Emergency Medicine, 26 (9), 982-993. doi: 10.1111/acem.13677. PMCID: PMC6732033.
Gerber E, Gelberg L, Rotrosen J, Castelblanco D, Mijanovich T, Doran KM (2020).
Health-related material needs and substance use among emergency department patients
Substance Abuse, 41 (2), 196-202. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635960. PMCID: PMC6994322.
Doran KM, Rahai N, McCormack RP, Milian J, Shelley D, Rotrosen J, Gelberg L (2018).
Substance use and homelessness among emergency department patients
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 188, 328-333. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.021. PMCID: PMC6478031.