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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 a Research Scientist at the Recovery Research Institute within the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Member of the Faculty within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 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, Dr. Hoffman serves as Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee for the American Psychological Association's Society of Addiction Psychology, as well as a member of the Membership Committee for the Research Society on Alcoholism.

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 Psychology 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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  1. Eddie D, Bergman BG, Hoffman LA, Kelly JF. Abstinence versus moderation recovery pathways following resolution of a substance use problem: Prevalence, predictors, and relationship to psychosocial well-being in a U.S. national sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2022 02; 46(2):312-325. PMID: 34931320.
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  2. Hoffman LA, Vilsaint CL, Kelly JF. Attitudes toward opioid use disorder pharmacotherapy among recovery community center attendees. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 12; 131:108464. PMID: 34098288.
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  3. Kelly JF, Greene MC, Hoffman LA, Hoeppner BB, Bergman BG. On providing smoking cessation services in alcohol and other drug treatment settings: Results from a U.S. national survey of attitudes among recovering persons. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 10; 117:108057. PMID: 32811636.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Hoffman LA, Vilsaint C, Kelly JF. Recovery From Opioid Problems in the US Population: Prevalence, Pathways, and Psychological Well-Being. J Addict Med. 2020 May/Jun; 14(3):207-216. PMID: 31385848.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Eddie D, Vilsaint CL, Hoffman LA, Bergman BG, Kelly JF, Hoeppner BB. From working on recovery to working in recovery: Employment status among a nationally representative U.S. sample of individuals who have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 06; 113:108000. PMID: 32359673.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Kelly JF, Stout RL, Jason LA, Fallah-Sohy N, Hoffman LA, Hoeppner BB. One-Stop Shopping for Recovery: An Investigation of Participant Characteristics and Benefits Derived From U.S. Recovery Community Centers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 03; 44(3):711-721. PMID: 32012306.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Kelly JF, Fallah-Sohy N, Vilsaint C, Hoffman LA, Jason LA, Stout RL, Cristello JV, Hoeppner BB. New kid on the block: An investigation of the physical, operational, personnel, and service characteristics of recovery community centers in the United States. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 04; 111:1-10. PMID: 32087832.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Vilsaint CL, Hoffman LA, Kelly JF. Perceived discrimination in addiction recovery: Assessing the prevalence, nature, and correlates using a novel measure in a U.S. National sample. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 01 01; 206:107667. PMID: 31780300.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Hoffman LA, Lewis B, Nixon SJ. Neurophysiological and Interpersonal Correlates of Emotional Face Processing in Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 09; 43(9):1928-1936. PMID: 31403716.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Eddie D, Hoffman L, Vilsaint C, Abry A, Bergman B, Hoeppner B, Weinstein C, Kelly JF. Lived Experience in New Models of Care for Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review of Peer Recovery Support Services and Recovery Coaching. Front Psychol. 2019; 10:1052. PMID: 31263434.
    Citations: 39     
  11. Kelly JF, Hoffman L, Vilsaint C, Weiss R, Nierenberg A, Hoeppner B. Peer support for mood disorder: Characteristics and benefits from attending the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance mutual-help organization. J Affect Disord. 2019 08 01; 255:127-135. PMID: 31150942.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Hoffman LA, Lewis B, Nixon SJ. Opioid Misuse Trends in Treatment Seeking Populations: Revised Prescription Opioid Policy and Temporally Corresponding Changes. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Dec 06; 52(14):1850-1858. PMID: 29064735.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Lewis B, Hoffman L, Garcia CC, Nixon SJ. Race and socioeconomic status in substance use progression and treatment entry. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2018 Apr-Jun; 17(2):150-166. PMID: 28846065.
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  14. Hoffman L, Nixon SJ. Alcohol Doesn't Always Compromise Cognitive Function: Exploring Moderate Doses in Young Adults. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Nov; 76(6):952-6. PMID: 26562604.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Hoffman LA, Sklar AL, Nixon SJ. The effects of acute alcohol on psychomotor, set-shifting, and working memory performance in older men and women. Alcohol. 2015 May; 49(3):185-91. PMID: 25920000.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Lewis B, Hoffman LA, Nixon SJ. Sex differences in drug use among polysubstance users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Dec 01; 145:127-33. PMID: 25454410.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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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.