Courtney Nordeck

Courtney Nordeck
Courtney Nordeck
Research Associate

B.A., Psychology, New York University
cnordeck@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 261
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Ms. Nordeck, a Baltimore native, completed her Bachelors of Arts degree at New York University, majoring in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she has a Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training fellow appointment. Her dissertation work aims to examine health service utilization and substance use among hospitalized patients experiencing homelessness.

Ms. Nordeck’s experience at FRI has spanned several projects, including serving as lead coordinator on a study to develop and validate a substance use screening tool for primary care and project managing a randomized trial examining the effectiveness of patient navigation services for hospitalized patients. She also has experience working as an external Quality Assurance Monitor for several NIDA-funded CTN studies. Currently, Ms. Nordeck is working with Dr. Jan Gryczynski on several projects related to improving treatment linkage through novel settings, such as through the Baltimore City sexual health clinics.

Ms. Nordeck research interests include strategies to increase and improve effective treatment access for vulnerable populations, with a focus on studying facilitators and barriers to treatment at individual and structural levels. Ms. Nordeck’s training in epidemiological and quantitative methods include longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, and survival analyses.

Selected Publications
Mitchell SG, Nordeck CD, Lertch E, Ross TE, Welsh C, Schwartz RP, Gryczynski J (in press). Patients with substance use disorders receiving continued care in skilled nursing facilities following hospitalization Substance Abuse
Gryczynski, J., Nordeck, C. D., Welsh, C., Mitchell, S. G., O’Grady, K. E., & Schwartz, R. P. (2021). Preventing hospital readmission for patients with comorbid substance use disorder. Annals of Internal Medicine, 174(7), 899-909.
Nordeck CD, Riehm KE, Smail EJ, Holingue C, Kane JC, Johnson RM, Veldhuis CB, Kalb LG, Stuart EA, Kreuter F, Thrul J (2021). Changes in drinking days among US adults during the COVID-19 pandemic Addiction
Gryczynski J, Nordeck CD, Martin RD, Welsh C, Schwartz RP, Mitchell SG, Jaffe JH (2020). Leveraging health information exchange for clinical research: Extreme underreporting of hospital service utilization among patients with substance use disorders. Drug and Alcohol Dependence ,107992.
Nordeck CD, Buresh M, Krawczyk N, Fingerhood M, Agus D (2020). Adapting a low-threshold buprenorphine program for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic Journal of Addiction Medicine
Nordeck CD, Gryczynski J, O’Grady KE, Polak K, Svikis DS, McNeely J, Wu LT, Schwartz RP (2020). Comparison of timeline follow-back self-report and oral fluid testing to detect substance use in adult primary care patients Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Nordeck CD, Welsh C, Schwartz RP, Mitchell SG, O’Grady KE, Dunlap L, Zarkin G, Orme S, Gryczynski J (2020). Navigation Services to Avoid Rehospitalization among Medical/Surgical Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder: Rationale and Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science
Gryczynski J, Schwartz RP, Fishman M, Nordeck CD, Grant J, Nidich S, Rothenberg S, O’Grady KE (2018). Integration of Transcendental Meditation® (TM) into alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 87, 23-30.
Nordeck CD, Welsh C, Schwartz RP, Mitchell SG, Cohen A, O’Grady KE, Gryczynski J (2018). Rehospitalization and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment entry among patients seen by a hospital SUD consultation liaison service Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Gryczynski J, McNeely J, Wu LT, Subramaniam G, Svikis D, Cathers L, Sharma G, King J, Jelstrom E, Nordeck CD, Sharma A, Mitchell S, O’Grady KE, Schwartz RP (2017). Validation of the TAPS-1: A Four-Item Screening Tool to Identify Unhealthy Substance Use in Primary Care Journal of General Internal Medicine 32(9), 990-996.
Gryczynski J, Nordeck CD, Mitchell SG, Page K, Johnsen L, O’Grady KE, Schwartz RP (2017). Pilot Studies of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Prevalence and SUD Treatment Linkage at Urban Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinics Journal of Addiction Medicine 11(5), 350-356.
Schwartz RP, McNeely J, Wu LT, Sharma G, Wahle A, Cushing C, Nordeck CD, Sharma A, O’Grady KE, Gryczynski J, Mitchell SG, Ali RL, Marsden J, Subramaniam GA (2017). Identifying substance misuse in primary care: TAPS Tool compared to the WHO ASSIST Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 76, 69-76.
McNeely J, Wu LT, Subramaniam G, Sharma G, Cathers LA, Svikis D, Sleiter L, Russell L, Nordeck CD, Sharma A, O’Grady KE, Bouk LB, Cushing C, King J, Wahle A, Schwartz RP (2016). Performance of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substance Use (TAPS) Tool for Substance Use Screening in Primary Care. Annals of Internal Medicine 165(10), 690-699.
Gryczynski J, Nordeck CD, Mitchell SG, O’Grady KE, McNeely J, Wu LT, Schwartz RP (2015). Reference periods in retrospective behavioral self-report: A qualitative investigation American Journal on Addictions 24(8), 744-747.
Peters EN, Nordeck CD, Zanetti G, O’Grady KE, Serpelloni G, Rimondo C, Blanco C, Welsh C, Schwartz, R. P. (2015). Relationship of gambling with tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among adolescents in the USA: Review of the literature 2000-2014. The American Journal on Addictions 24(3), 206-216.