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    FIRST Research Network Steering Committee

    Aaron Hogue, Ph.D. (PI)

    Partnership to End Addiction

    Aaron Hogue, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist focused on evidence-based practices for adolescent substance use and related behavioral problems, behavioral treatment implementation science, and adolescent developmental psychopathology. More about Dr. Hogue >>

    Sara Becker, Ph.D. (Co-I)

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Sara Becker, Ph.D., is the Alice Hamilton Professor of Psychiatry and Inaugural Director of the Center for Dissemination and Science at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Duke University and her clinical internship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital in 2009. She is an implementation scientist who conducts programmatic research designed to increase both the demand for and supply of effective interventions for youth substance use. More about Dr. Becker >>

    Molly Bobek, L.C.S.W.

    Partnership to End Addiction

    Molly Bobek supports the clinical components of the Family and Adolescent Clinical Technology & Science (FACTS) team’s research projects aiming to support the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based family therapy approaches, develop novel approaches to training and consultation, and better equip and support the community-based workforce treating adolescent substance use and other externalizing problems. Molly is also on the faculty at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and maintains a private practice working with families and individuals. She is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and received her master’s degree in social work, concentrating in clinical practice from Hunter College School of Social Work. More about Ms. Bobek >>

    Marc Fishman, M.D. (Co-I)

    Mountain Manor Treatment Center, Johns Hopkins

    Marc Fishman, M.D. leads Maryland Treatment Centers / Mountain Manor, a regional behavioral healthcare provider, which offers programs for residential and outpatient SUD and co-occurring treatment for youth and adults. He is an addiction psychiatrist and member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His academic and research work has focused on addiction pharmacotherapy; models of care for youth, particularly with OUD; and treatment placement and matching strategies. Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of the ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders. He served as a past President (2010-12) of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine, and is a current member of its Board. More about Dr. Fishman >>

    Craig Henderson, Ph.D. (Co-I)

    Sam Houston State University

    Craig Henderson, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University. He is a Counseling Psychologist who received his doctorate from the University of North Texas in 2000, followed by a National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Miami. His research interests involve the application of data analytic methods to address substantive research topics in the areas of family involvement in youth substance use treatment and recovery services, effectiveness of evidence-based family therapy interventions usual care settings, and fidelity and implementation research on evidence-based practices for youth behavioral health issues. His methodological expertise includes multilevel modeling, latent growth curve modeling, tests, of moderation and mediation in a structural equation modeling framework, mixture modeling, and item response theory. More about Dr. Henderson >>

    Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H. (Co-I)

    Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H. is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Addiction Medicine specialist, Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Over the past 20 years she has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and she has written extensively on the topic. In 2016 she established the nation’s first accredited Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program. She has expertise in the integration of substance use treatment services into pediatric primary care. More about Dr. Levy >>

    Kevin Wenzel, Ph.D.

    Mountain Manor Treatment Center

    Kevin Wenzel, Ph.D., is Director of Research at Maryland Treatment Centers, a Maryland-based regional behavioral healthcare organization specializing in treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental illness. He received his doctorate from Saint Louis University in 2016 and is a licensed psychologist. His research interests include identifying and developing effective treatments for addictions and related concerns with a special emphasis on cognitive behavioral approaches and family involvement to enhance treatment outcomes for opioid addiction in young people. More about Dr. Wenzel >>

    Nicole Porter, Ph.D. (Coordinator)

    Partnership to End Addiction and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Nicole Porter is a post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School working with teens and their families in a residential DBT treatment program and conducting program evaluation research. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John’s University and her Post-doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital in 2023. Her research interests include leveraging empirical research and technology to disseminate evidence-based family therapy treatment for adolescent behavior problems in routine care. More about Dr. Porter >>