Kristi Dušek, M. Div.

Kristi Dušek, M. Div.
Kristi Dušek, M. Div.
Research Associate

B.A., Public Health, Johns Hopkins
B.A., Culinary Management, A.A. Cooking and Baking, Baltimore International College; MDIV, Contemporary Leadership, Biblical Theological Seminary
dusek@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 410-837-3977 x278
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Ms. Dušek grew up in rural Louisiana and moved to Baltimore to attend college at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where she earned an undergraduate degree in public health. Following graduation, Kristi began working in educational research at JHU’s Center for Organization of Schools, where she assisted in conducting programmatic research to improve the education system focusing on elementary, middle, and high school reform efforts.

At FRI, Kristi will be assisting Dr. Mitchell on her NIDA-funded study comparing intensive outpatient v. standard outpatient counseling when combined with buprenorphine for heroin-dependent African Americans. She is excited to be assisting on this project and hopes that her work on this study will help to make a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with substance abuse issues.

Selected Publications
Barbosa C, Dunlap LJ, Wedehase B, Mitchell SG, Schwartz RP, Dušek K, Kirk AS, Oros M, Hosler C, Gryczynski J, Brown BS (2015). Start-up costs of implementing Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Adolescents (part of Economics of SBI symposium). Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 10 (Suppl 2), O5.
Gryczynski J, Schwartz RP, Mitchell SG, Dzirasa L, Dušek K, O’Grady K, and Cowell A (2015). Preliminary research in preparation for a randomized trial of brief intervention strategies for adolescents in school-based health centers. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 10 (Suppl 2), O20. http://doi.org/10.1186/1940-0640-10-S2-O20.
Gryczynski J, Jaffe JH, Schwartz RP, Dušek KA, Gugsa N, Monroe CL, O’Grady KE, Olsen YK, Mitchell SG (2013). Patient perspectives on choosing buprenorphine over methadone in an urban, equal-access system. American Journal on Addictions. 22(3):285-91.
Davanipour Z, Alter M, Sobel E, Asher DM, Gajdusek DC (1986). Transmissible viral dementia: evaluation of a zoonotic hypothesis. Neuroepidemiology. 5:194-206.
Davanipour Z, Alter M, Sobel E, Asher DM, Gajdusek DC (1985). A case-control study of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Dietary risk factors. American Journal of Epidemiology. 122:443-451.
Davanipour Z, Alter M, Sobel E, Asher DM, Gajdusek DC (1985). Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: Possible medical risk factors. Neurology. 35:1483-1486.
Davanipour Z, Goodman L, Alter M, Sobel E, Asher DM, Gajdusek DC (1984). Possible modes of transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. New England Journal of Medicine. 311 (Dec 13):1582-1583.