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Michigan: Researcher Receives NIH Grant to Design and Test Drug Use Prevention Intervention for High Schoolers

Dr. Andria Eiseman, research assistant professor in health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is one of several researchers at the University of Michigan who received funding from the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, which aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhance pain management.

Dr. Eiseman received $900,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to design and test an intervention to support effective delivery of an evidence-based health curriculum for drug use prevention in high school.

“Interventions rarely achieve public health outcomes, such as reduced drug use, without implementation support,” said Dr. Eisman, who focuses on designing strategies that are both effective and cost-effective. 

For this project, she plans to work with community partners to tailor the curriculum specifically to meet the needs of youth who have experienced trauma and disadvantage and are at risk for drug use and its consequences.

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