Michael S. Gordon

FRI Research Cited in Pew Charitable Trusts Report on Treating Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

Drs. Michael Gordon, Timothy Kinlock (retired) and Robert Schwartz were cited in an April 2020 Pew Charitable Trusts report for their work on two National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded studies involving the initiation of methadone and buprenorphine-naloxone with individuals who were currently in prison. This work was conducted in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in the state of Maryland. They were the first randomized controlled trials in the United States to involve individuals in prison who had pre-incarceration histories of opioid use disorders. Such efforts are aimed at finding effective approaches to reduce the high rates of relapse and overdose death following release from incarceration.