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Lauren Ashley Hoffman, Ph.D.

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San Diego State University, San Diego, CABA05/2011Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FLMS12/2013Psychology (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FLPhD04/2017Psychology (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAPost-Doctoral Fellowship03/2022Psychology (Addiction Medicine)

Overview
Dr. Lauren Hoffman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute within the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her current research is funded by NIDA, and seeks to elucidate the biopsychosocial correlates of successful substance use disorder treatment and recovery, with an emphasis on opioid use disorder and translation to real-world populations. The ultimate goal of her research is to leverage identified biological and psychosocial correlates to develop and test novel interventions that more effectively address barriers to successful treatment and sustained recovery. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Hoffman serves as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee for the American Psychological Association's Society of Addiction Psychology, a member of the NIDA Consortium on Addiction Recovery Science, as well as a member of the Research Advisory Group for the Recovery Outcomes Institute.

Dr. Hoffman received her Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University with honors in Psychology. She received her MS and PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Florida. Dr. Hoffman completed her post-doctoral training at the Recovery Research Institute, as a Research Fellow in Addiction Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Research
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  1. K01DA055768 (Hoffman, Lauren A.) Mar 15, 2022 - Feb 28, 2027
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    Developing and testing an intervention to enhance recovery capital amid opioid use disorder pharmacotherapy: A pilot randomized trial of assertive linkage to recovery community centers
    Role Description: This 5-year randomized controlled trial seeks to advance our understanding of the clinical and public health utility of recovery community centers (RCCs) for patients receiving medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. As a first step in this work, we will develop and test a new intervention for peer-facilitated assertive linkage of MOUD patients to RCCs.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. F32DA047741-03S1 (Hoffman, Lauren A.) Feb 1, 2022 - Mar 14, 2023
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    Opioid use disorder, cognition, and recovery: An investigation of neuropsychological change and associated recovery outcomes in buprenorphine and methadone treated patients
    Role Description: This cost extension request, submitted under NOT-OD-21-052 (Requesting Extensions for Early Career Scientists Whose Career Trajectories Have Been Significantly Impacted by COVID-19), extends project F32DA047741 by one additional year (3-year project + 1 year extension; 2022-2023: terminated early in compliance with terms of K01 NOA) to make up for COVID-related setbacks.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award / L30DA0545 (Hoffman, Lauren A.) Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2023
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    Opioid use disorder, cognition, and recovery: An investigation of neuropsychological change and associated recovery outcomes in buprenorphine and methadone treated patients
    Role Description: This grant supports my emergent program of research on medication treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and biopsychosocial correlates of recovery among OUD pharmacotherapy patients, via assistance with student loan repayment.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. INTF2400H78500224458 (Kelly, John F.) Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 1, 2023
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)
    Access to Recovery evaluation in the State of Massachusetts
    Role Description: The major goals of this project are to design and implement a data collection and evaluation plan for the Access to Recovery (ATR) program in Massachusetts.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  5. INTF2400H78500224459 (Kelly, John F.) Mar 1, 2021 - Mar 1, 2023
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)
    Peer Recovery Support Centers evaluation in the State of Massachusetts
    Role Description: The major goals of this project are to design and implement a data collection and evaluation plan for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded Peer Recovery Support Center network in Massachusetts.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.