About Indiana SBIRT

Indiana SBIRT is a five-year initiative funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate SBIRT as a routine standard of care at community health centers (CHCs), community mental health centers (CMHCs), and rural health centers (RHCs) throughout the state of Indiana.

Project goals:

  1. Develop an effective means of integrating SBIRT into clinical practice that can be adopted by all CHCs, CMHCs, and RHCs in Indiana.
  2. Establish an infrastructure for training clinical staff to perform SBIRT services at clinics.
  3. Collect screening data to evaluate the impact of SBIRT.
  4. Perform cost-analyses to identify the fiscal benefits of SBIRT.
  5. Disseminate the SBIRT model throughout the state of Indiana.
  6. Sustain SBIRT services in clinics beyond the life of the SAMHSA-funded initiative.

The Indiana SBIRT team at the Indiana Prevention Resources Center (IPRC) provides training, evaluation, consultation on policy development or infrastructure design, and other technical assistance as needed. Click here to learn more about the IPRC.

Meet Our SBIRT Team

Gassman, Ruth

Ruth Gassman, Ph.D.

SBIRT Project Director

Areas of Expertise: alcohol and drug health services research, secondary prevention, evaluation, and education of health care professionals

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Agley, Jon

Jon Agley, Ph.D., M.P.H.

SBIRT Evaluator

Areas of Expertise: evaluation and research methods, ATOD primary prevention, health philosophy

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Tidd, David

David Tidd, M.S.

SBIRT Data Manager

Areas of Expertise: Computer and database programming and design, data collection and analysis, graphic design

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Desalle, Mallori

Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC, CPS

Lead SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing Trainer, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Areas of Expertise: Motivational Interviewing (MI) and MI training, mental health treatment, community prevention programming, substance abuse prevention and evidence-based prevention curriculum

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Reho, Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Reho, M.P.H.

SBIRT Outreach and Training Specialist

Areas of Expertise: Research translation; curriculum development; substance abuse prevention; behavioral, social, and community health

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Lee, Junghun

Junghun Lee, M.S.

SBIRT Web Manager

Areas of Expertise: Web and Graphic Design, Web and DB Programming, Instructional Design

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Nowicke, Carole

Carole Nowicke, Ph.D., M.L.S.

SBIRT Web contributor and Research Librarian

Areas of Expertise: Library reference services

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Pardue, Naomi

Naomi Pardue, B.A., M.L.S.

SBIRT Story Creator

Areas of Expertise: Library cataloging, writing skills

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Radanovich, Jasynda

Radanovich, Jasynda, M.P.H., M.C.H.E.S., C.P.S.

SBIRT Trainer

Areas of Expertise: community prevention programming, project coordination, program planning and public health education

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Gay, Albert, M.S.

SBIRT Trainer

Areas of Expertise:

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Dolne, Heather

Dolne, Heather, M.P.H.

SBIRT Trainer

Areas of Expertise: Prevention Science, Mental Health, and Writing

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E-mail: sbirt@indiana.edu
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