Thomas E. Hanlon

Thomas E. Hanlon
Thomas E. Hanlon

thanlon@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 225
Fax: 410-752-4218
Research Interests

Dr. Hanlon has had an extensive career in behavioral assessment and treatment evaluation, beginning in 1956 as a member of a psychiatric treatment team investigating the psychopharmacologic treatment of inpatients and outpatients manifesting symptoms of schizophrenia, and from 1974 onward by involvement in a long-term program of investigation of the characteristics and treatment responses of substance-abusers, principally opioid dependent individuals. Treatment approaches Dr. Hanlon has evaluated in this program include the use of opioid antagonists; methadone maintenance; a self-help group approach to aftercare/relapse prevention, social support services for parolees in conjunction with drug use urinalysis-based surveillance; and the provision of assessment-guided drug abuse treatment designed to bridge the gap between prison and parole drug abuse intervention efforts.

Originally a senior investigator at the Social Research Center of Friends Research Institute, Dr. Hanlon is now the Center’s Research Director. As such, he participates in overall research project planning, development, and implementation at the Center. In addition, he has been a Principal Investigator in a continuing drug abuse prevention program that evolved as a result of the Center’s program of research on the etiology of opioid drug dependence. This drug abuse prevention program has focused on the determination of the characteristics and treatment responsiveness of the adolescent children of methadone maintenance patients and incarcerated drug-dependent (heroin and/or cocaine) mothers. Presently, as Research Director, he is a member of the SRC’s Executive Committee. He is also the Principal Investigator for a drug abuse early intervention project targeting high-risk alternative learning students in the Baltimore school system.combined, Dr. Hanlon’s diverse research activities represent a broad interest and involvement in the behavioral sciences that has resulted in an extensive publication record.

Selected Publications
Carswell SB, Hanlon TE, O’Grady KE, Watts AM (2014). Correlates of risky sexual activity for urban African American youth in an alternative education program. Education and Urban Society. 46(4), 434-449. doi:10.1177/0013124512458119.
Carswell SB, Hanlon TE, Watts A, O’Grady KE (2014). Prevention-related research targeting African American alternative education program students. Education and Treatment of Children. 46(4), 434-449. doi:10.1177/0013124512458119.
Carswell SB, Hanlon TE, O’Grady KE, Watts A, Pothhong P (2009). A preventive intervention program for urban African American youth attending an alternative education program: Background, implementation, and feasibility.  Education and Treatment of Children.
Hanlon TE, Simon BD, O’Grady KE, Carswell SB, Callaman JM (2009). The effectiveness of an after-school program targeting urban African American youth. Education and Urban Society.
Hanlon TE, Carswell SB, and Rose M (2007). Research on the caretaking of children of incarcerated parents: Findings and their service delivery implications. Children and Youth Services Review. 29, 348-362. [PMCID: PMC2031863].
Hanlon TE, Bateman RW, O’Grady KE, Simon BD, and Carswell SB (2004). Antecedents and correlates of deviant activity in urban youth manifesting behavioral problems. Journal of Primary Prevention. 24, 285-310.
Kinlock TW, O’Grady KE, and Hanlon TE (2003). The effects of drug abuse treatment on institutional behavior. The Prison Journal. 83, 257-276.
Hanlon TE, Bateman RW, Simon BD, O’Grady KE, and Carswell SB (2002). An early community-based intervention for the prevention of substance abuse and other delinquent behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 31, 459-471.