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
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
Lounsbury DW, Mitchell SG, Dusek K, Li Z, Kirk AS, Oros M, Hosler C, Schwartz RP, Gryczynski J, Monico LB & Brown BS (in press). Application of System Dynamics Modeling to Inform Implementation of Adolescent SBIRT in Primary Care Settings Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Monico, L., Gryczynski, J., Lee, J. D., Dusek, K., McDonald, R., Malone, M., Sharma, A., Cheng, A., DeVeaugh-Geiss, A., & Chilcoat, H. (in press). Exploring non-prescribed use of buprenorphine in the criminal justice system through qualitative interviews among individuals recently released from incarceration. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Gryczynski, J., Mitchell, S. G., Schwartz, R. P., Dusek, K., O’Grady, K. E., Cowell, A. J., Barbosa, C., Barnosky, A., & DiClemente, C. C. (2021). Computer- vs. nurse practitioner-delivered brief intervention for adolescent marijuana, alcohol, and sex risk behaviors in school-based health centers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 218, 108423.
Lounsbury DW, Mitchell SG, Dusek KA, Li JZ, Kirk AS, Oros M, Hosler C, Schwartz RP, Gryczynski J, Monico LB, Brown BS (2020). Application of system dynamics to inform a model of adolescent SBIRT implementation in primary care settings. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 47(2), 230–244.
Mitchell SG, Gryczynski J, Schwartz RP, Kirk AS, Dusek K, Oros M, Hosler C, O’Grady KE, Brown BS (2020). Adolescent SBIRT implementation: Generalist vs. Specialist models of service delivery in primary care. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 111, 67-72.
Gryczynski J, Mitchell SG, Schwartz RP, Kelly SM, Dušek K, Monico L, O’Grady KE, Brown BS, Oros M, Hosler C (2019). Disclosure of Adolescent Substance Use in Primary Care: Comparison of Routine Clinical Screening and Anonymous Research Interviews Journal of Adolescent Health 64(4):541-543. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.10.009. Epub 2018 Dec 18. PMID: 30578116.
Monico LB, Mitchell SG, Dusek K, Gryczynski J, Schwartz RP, Oros M, Hosler C, O’Grady KE, Brown BS (2019). A Comparison of Screening Practices for Adolescents in Primary Care After Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Journal of Adolescent Health Journal of Adolescent Health 65(1):46-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.12.005. Epub 2019 Mar 6. PMID: 30850312.
Barbosa C, Wedehase B, Dunlap L, Mitchell SG, Dusek K, Schwartz RP, Gryzcynski J, Kirk AS, Oros M, Hosler C, O’Grady KE, Brown BS (2018). Start-Up Costs of SBIRT Implementation for Adolescents in Urban U.S. Federally Qualified Health Centers Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 79(3):447-454. PMID:29885153.
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.
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.