Wooten Publishes Book Chapter and Named Co-I on NIDA-Funded Study

in Faculty, SSW News Releases
January 23rd, 2012

Nikki-Wooten-11Assistant Professor Nikki Wooten was recently awarded a NIDA Diversity Supplement to study the Early Identification of Substance Use and Psychological Problems in Army Women Veterans. She also has been named co-investigator on the NIDA-funded First Longitudinal Study of Missed Treatment Opportunities using DoD and VA Data (PI: Mary Jo Larson, Heller School, Brandeis University). Dr. Wooten’s research interests are  risk and protective factors associated with military service and deployments, gender differences in post-deployment mental health, and co-occurring substance use and psychological problems. She was also awarded a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism New Investigator Travel Award to present a poster, Gender Differences in Behavioral Health Utilization in Active Duty Army Service Members (N=152,447), at the 2011 Addictions Health Services Research Conference.

In addition to her esteemed awards and studies, Dr. Wooten is co-author of the forthcoming Military combat deployments and substance use: Review and future directions in Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions, 12, 1-22, and has  published a book chapter, Occupational stress in social work practice, in theHandbook of Stress in the Occupations. The book targets stress along with other issues and problems associated with specific jobs. To read Dr. Wooten’s chapter, as well as the entire book, you can order the Handbook online. A preview of Dr. Wooten’s chapter is available on Amazon.

- Nina Follman