Medical Project Officer, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alchoholism, Rockville, MarylandDr. Roach has 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. She currently serves as a medical project officer for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism where, among other responsibilities, she manages research portfolios addressing the treatment of co-occurring mental health and alcohol use disorders and alcohol-related HIV/AIDS among women. She also serves on the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (ICCFASD), the NIH Coordinating Committee for Research on Women’s Health, and the Office of AIDS Research Committee for Research on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. Dr. Roach chairs the Women Drinking, and Pregnancy Work Group of the ICCFASD.
Director of Faculty Development, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, University of California San Francisco, Oakland, CaliforniaDr. Constance Weisner, DrPH, LCSW, is the Chief of Behavioral Health, Aging, and Infectious Diseases at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente and a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. She has a doctorate in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She directs a research program addressing access, outcome, and cost effectiveness of substance use and mental health treatment. She is a member of the International Expert Advisory Group on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization. She has also been a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. She has participated on several Institute of Medicine committees, including Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions, and Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces. She has received Merit Awards from NIDA and NIAAA. Her on-going work focuses on integrating alcohol, drug, and mental health services with health care.
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoKAMILLA L. VENNER, Alaska Native (Athabascan), is currently an assistant professor of psychology and a research assistant professor at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addiction (CASAA), both at UNM. Her career in the field of addictions has centered on improving substance abuse outcomes for American Indian/Alaska Native populations (AI/AN). Her grant funding as principal investigator has been from NIAAA (K-23 AA014207) and NIDA (R01 DA021672). Currently she has a grant (R34) under review seeking to adapt and test an evidence-based treatment in partnership with a Southwestern tribe. She also is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and provides consultation for motivational interviewing research and practice. Her areas of professional interest include reducing health disparities for American Indians/Alaska Natives, culturally tailoring evidence-based, substance use disorder treatments, clinical trials, teaching diversity and multiculturalism, and empowering indigenous populations by combating erroneous negative stereotypes and focusing on strengths and resilience.
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MarylandDr. Denis Antoine is a graduate of Howard University School of Medicine and completed his Psychiatry residency Johns Hopkins University. After residency, he underwent NIH-sponsored postdoctoral training in addiction research at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. Currently, he is the director of the Motivated Behaviors Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of the Cornerstone at Helping up Mission programs in Baltimore, Maryland. Concurrently, he has published research on abuse liability methodology and psychiatric assessment of dual diagnosis patients while conducting research on the co-morbidities of substance use disorders. He is a member and diplomat of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Governors Ballroom B, Fourth Floor
Medical Project Officer, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alchoholism, Rockville, Maryland
Director of Faculty Development, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, University of California San Francisco, Oakland, California
Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Presenters will address best approaches to providing culturally competent services to people-seeking services for the treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders, and to eliminating race/ethnicity-based inequities in the delivery of those services. Attendees will understand the standards for the delivery of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS), published by the Office of Minority Health in 2012. Attendees will learn the importance of staff diversity in healthcare systems and increased accessibility to translated materials and qualified interpreters. In addition to providing an overview of the components of culturally competent care and models for the delivery of culturally competent services as they pertain to patient assessment, treatment, and follow-up, the session will include several case studies illustrating key principles. These case studies will inform the development and maintenance of culturally competent systems of care for people living with substance use disorders.