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Core:
Special Populations

Core Leader:
Timothy Flanigan, MD
Miriam Hospital

Core Overview:
The Special Populations Core provides consultations, training, and/or written protocols on issues related to the recruitment and retention of drug using populations for research studies.

Core Services:

Consultation Services:

      • Design of tracking protocols and databases for longitudinal studies
      • Development of standardized instruments to assess sensitive behaviors (I.e. risk behaviors and adherence to meds) among drug users
      • Computer-Assisted-Self-Interview (ACASI) for assessing sensitive information *
      • Adherence and Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
      • Recruitment and retention activities

On-Site Training:

      • Recruitment, assessment, and follow-up of substance using cohorts

Forms/Materials:

      • Informational brochures
      • Recruitment tools
      • Ongoing review of recruitment and retention activities

If you are interested in learning more about this Core’s services, please contact Kim at .

 

 

 

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