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. After graduating from NYU, she first became involved in substance abuse research at the University of Pennsylvania while participating in a summer internship funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Ms. Nordeck is currently working as the Project Manager on the NIDA-funded project “Navigation Services to Avoid Rehospitalization,” or NavSTAR. This randomized controlled trial will examine proactive Patient Navigation services after hospital discharge for medical/surgical patients with comorbid substance use disorders. This study could identify an effective approach for promoting addiction treatment entry and reducing preventable hospital readmissions and costs in a group of high-risk patients. Prior to joining the NavSTAR project, Ms. Nordeck worked on the CTN 0059 study to develop and test a new substance use screening instrument in primary care settings. Ms. Nordeck’s primary research goals include studying addiction in underserved populations in order to alleviate problems and improve prognosis.

Selected Publications
Gryczynski J, McNeely J, Wu LT, Subramaniam GA, Svikis DS, Cathers LA, Sharma G, King J, Jelstrom E, Nordeck CD, Sharma A, Mitchell SG, 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. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4079-x. Epub 2017 May 26. PMID: 28550609.
Gryczynski J, Nordeck CD, Mitchell SG, Page KR, Johnsen LL, O’Grady KE, Schwartz RP (2017). Pilot Studies Examining Feasibility of Substance Use Disorder Screening and Treatment Linkage at Urban Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 11(5):350-356. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000327. PMID: 28590392.
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 G (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 C, 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 Patients. Annals of Internal Medicine. 165(10):690-699. doi: 10.7326/M16-0317. PMID: 27595276.
Gryczynski J, Nordeck C, Mitchell SG, O’Grady KE, McNeely J, Wu L-T, Schwartz RP (2015). Reference periods in retrospective behavioral self-report: A qualitative investigation. American Journal on Addictions. 24(8): 744-747.
Peters EN, Nordeck C, Zanetti G, O’Grady KE, Serpelloni G, Rimondo C, Blanco C, Welsh C, Schwartz RP (2015). Relationship of gambling with tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among adolescents in the USA: Review of the literature 2000-2014. American Journal on Addictions. 24(3):206-16.