Our Research Projects

Nurses' Experiences at Work (NEW) Study Pilot Study

Dr. Hoopsick is the Principal Investigator on a mixed-methods project funded by the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability which will examine the drivers and mechanisms of moral injury among frontline healthcare workers.
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Understanding People Who Inject Drugs Pilot Study

As a part of the Community-Academic Scholars program, our team is conducting a pilot study in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to better understand the experiences, needs, and preferences of people in the Champaign-Urbana community who inject drugs.
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Healthcare Worker Stress Pilot Study

Our team is currently working on a pilot study to examine the social and environmental influences on the substance use, mental health, and suicidality of people working in healthcare settings -- particularly as it relates to workplace policies, programs, and practices during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Operation: SAFETY Study

Dr. Hoopsick is a Co-Investigator on the Operation: SAFETY Study, a longitudinal study of the health and well-being of U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard soldiers and their partners. This study is primarily focused on substance-related outcomes and is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA034072) to Dr. Gregory G. Homish at the University at Buffalo.
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Dr. Hoopsick is also a Co-Investigator on the HEROIC Study, a longitudinal study to compare the outcomes of people who use opioids that are participating in the nation's first Opioid Intervention Court to people participating in traditional Drug Treatment Court. This study is funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (R01CE003144) to Drs. Linda S. Kahn and Gregory G. Homish at the University at Buffalo.