Lena Lundgren

Lena-LundgrenAssociate Dean for Research
Professor, Social Welfare Policy
Director, Center for Addictions Research & Services

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BA (social work), University of Umea, Sweden
MA (social sciences), Divisional Masters Program, University of Chicago
PhD (social work), University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration

Courses Taught

MP 785 Program Evaluation
WP 700 Social Welfare Policy I
WP 701 Social Welfare Policy II
WP 711 Substance Abuse Policy

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Dr. Lundgren conducts large scale quantitative research efforts on the relationship between injection drug use, substance abuse treatment utilization and the spread of HIV. Her current research focus is on health disparities and especially disparities in access to substance abuse treatment. She is also conducting a national study of the capacity of community-based organizations to implement evidence-based treatment as mandated through federal policy.

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles (includes student authors*)

*D’Ippolito, M., Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Beltrame, L., Lim, L., Chassler, D. (2013). Addiction treatment staff perceptions of training as a facilitator or barrier to implementing evidence-based practices: A national qualitative research study. Substance Abuse.

*Krull, I., Lundgren, L., Beltrame, C. (2013). Association between addiction treatment staff professional and educational levels and perceptions of organizational climate and resources. Substance Abuse.

*Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Chassler, D., Krull, I., & Sullivan, L. (2013). Organizational readiness for change in community-based addiction treatment programs and adherence in implementing evidence-based practices: a national study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45(5), 457-465.PMID: 23928378

*Adorno, E., Chassler, D., D’Ippolito, M., Garte-Wolf, S., Lundgren, L., & Purington, T. (2013). Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors Associated with Addiction Treatment among Massachusetts Puerto Rican Drug Users. Social Work Research, 37(3), 195-206.

*Wooten, N. R., Mohr, B. A., Lundgren, L. M., Adams, R. A., Merrick, E. L., Williams, T. V., & Larson, M. J. (2013). Gender differences in substance use treatment utilization the year prior to deployment in Army service members. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45(3):257-65. PMID: 23726826 / PMC3755744

*Trocchio, S. Chassler, D., Storbjörk, J., DeLucchi, K., Witbrodt, J., Lundgren, L. (2013). The association between self-reported mental health status and alcohol and drug abstinence 5 years post-assessment for an addiction disorder in US and Swedish samples. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 32:2, 180-193. PMID: 23815425 / NIMHS480614

*Lundgren, L., Brännström, J., Chassler, D., Wilkey, C., Sullivan, L., Nordström, A. (2013) Mental health, substance use, and criminal justice characteristics of males with a history of abuse in a Swedish national sample assessed for a substance use disorder through the Swedish welfare system. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9:1, 47.

*Hahm, H.C., Jang, J., Vu,C., Alexander M., Driscoll., K & Lundgren,, L (2013). Drug use and suicidality among Asian American women who are children of immigrants. Substance Use and Misuse. Pgs. 1-14 online version. PMID: 23848381

*Zerden, L., Lundgren, L., Chassler, D. Horowitz, A., Adorno, E., Purington, T. (2013). Social and economic factors associated with recent and lifetime incarceration among Puerto Rican drug users. Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Use, 12:2, 179-195. PMID: 23768433

Wilkey, C., Lundgren, L., & Amodeo, M. (2013). Addiction Training in Social Work Schools: A Nationwide Analysis. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13(2), 192-210.

*Lundgren, L., Chassler, D., Amodeo, M., D’Ippolito, M., Sullivan, L. (2012). Barriers to Implementation of evidence-based addiction treatment: A national study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42, 231 – 238. PMID: 2200023

*Hahm, H., Lee, C., Ja-yoon, C., Ward, A., Lundgren, L. (2012) Sexual attitudes, reasons for forgoing condom use, and the influence of gender power among Asian-American women: a qualitative study. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research S1:004. PMID: 22866240 / PMC3409832

*Lundgren, L., Brännström, J., Armelius, B-A., Chassler, D., Moren, S., & Trocchio, S. (2012). Association between immigrant status and history of compulsory addiction treatment in a national sample of individuals assessed for addiction disorders through the Swedish public welfare system. Substance Use and Misuse, 47:1, 67-77. PMID: 22122072

*Krull, I., Lundgren, L., Zerden, L. (2011). Attitudes toward evidence-based pharmacological treatments among community-based addiction treatment programs targeting vulnerable population groups. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 30(4), 323 – 333. PMID: 22026524

Lundgren, L., & Rieckmann, T. (2011). Research on implementing evidence-based addiction treatment practices in community-based organizations: Policy and program implications. Editorial. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(4), 353-355. PMID: 21420170

*Amodeo, M., Lundgren, L., Cohen, A., Rose, D., Chassler, D., Beltrame, C., & D’Ippolito, M. (2011). Barriers to implementing evidence-based practices in addiction treatment programs: Comparing staff reports on Motivational Interviewing, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Assertive Community Treatment, and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(4), 382-389. PMID: 21420171

*Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Cohen, A., Chassler, D., & Horowitz, A. (2011). Modifications of evidence-based practices in community-based addiction treatment organizations: A qualitative research study. Addictive Behaviors. 36(6), 630-635. PMID: 21310541

*Lundgren, L., Krull, I., Zerden, L., & McCarty, D. (2011). Community-based addiction treatment staff attitudes about the usefulness of science-based addiction treatment and CBO organizational linkages to research institutions. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34(4), 356-365. PMID: 21396714 / PMC3784015

Merighi, D., Chassler, D, Lundgren, L., & Innis H. (2011) Substance use, sexual identity, and health care provider use in men who have sex with men. Substance Use and Misuse 46(4), 452-9.PMID: 20735201

*Lundgren, L., Amodeo, M., Krull, I., Chassler, D., Weidenfeld, R., Zerden, L.D., Gowler, R., Lederer, J., Cohen, A., & Beltrame, C. (2011). Addiction treatment provider attitudes on staff capacity and evidence-based clinical training: Results from a national study. The American Journal on Addictions, 20(3), 271-284. PMID: 21477056

*Zerden, L.D., López, L.M., & Lundgren, L. (2010). Needle sharing among Puerto Rican injection drug users in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts: Place of birth and residence matter. Substance Use and Misuse, 45(10), 1605-22. PMID: 20438338

Funded Research

Principal Investigator (totaling >$5,000,000)

2013-2016 Principal Investigator. Outcome evaluation of Medical Home model for Latina Drug Users. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. $300,000.

20013-2016 Principal Investigator. Outcome evaluation Door-to-Door HIV Outreach for Latinas. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. $300,000.

2012-2015 Principal Investigator. Longitudinal Study of Compulsory Addiction Treatment Use. Swedish Government Board of Health and Welfare. Statens Institutions Styrelse/Umea University. $339,000.

2012-2015 Principal Investigator/Guest Professor. Research and Mentoring on Addiction Treatment Utilization and Treatment effectiveness. Umea University. $113,000

2012-2016 Principal Investigator. In the Community with the Community Training Program for Medically Underserved Communities. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). $480,000.

2010-2013 Principal Investigator, Evaluation component: Offender Reentry Program – Casa Esperanza. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $280,000.

2009-2012 Principal Investigator, Evaluation Component: Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $280,000.

2008-2012 Principal Investigator, Factors Associated with Adopting Evidence-based Substance Abuse Treatment Practices in Community Organizations Funded Through Federal Program Efforts. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ). $400,000.

2008-2013 Principal Investigator, Outcome Evaluation of HIV/AIDS & Substance Abuse Services Division; La Voz: Treatment for Homeless. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $400,000

2008-2013 Principal Investigator, Outcome Evaluation of Tu Bienestar Program – HIV Prevention and Mental Health Services to Latino Substance Abusers. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). $435,000.

Consulting and Professional Activities

Grant Reviews

Ad hoc reviewer (2009). Reviewed challenge grant proposals for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Editorial Responsibilities

Guest editor (2010-2011) Evaluation and Program Planning. Implementation of Evidence-based Addiction Treatment Practices in Community-based Organizations.
Guest editor (2007) Evaluation and Program Planning. HIV outreach and substance abuse treatment for Latino drug users: Program Planning Implications.
Consulting Editor (2003-) Social Work

Awards and Honors

2014 Aaron Rosen Lecture, Annual Society for Social Work Research Conference
2013-2014 Host of the Annual Addiction Health Services Conference, 2014
2103 Technical Expert, SAMHA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
2010-2013 Guest Professor/Researcher Fellowship, Swedish National Institute for Social/ Labor Market Research/Umea University
2012-2013 Advisory board member on a multi-year research project (2012-2013) funded by the Finnish National Institute of Heath on the consequences of a national integration of the Finnish mental health and addiction treatment policy and services systems
2010- 2011 Member of expert group on research, policy and intervention priorities to address HIV transmission associated with drug use in the region of the Americas, World Health Organization (WHO)
2010 Expert reviewer, MhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders in non-specialized health settings, World Health Organization (WHO)
2008-2009 Member of national HIV-Substance Abuse Treatment expert panel to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
2010 Community Service Award, Casa Esperanza
2006– Marquis Who’s Who
2008– Who’s Who in the World
2006 Honorable Mention, Finalist; Community-Campus Health Partnership Award