Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues

Josephine F. Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director

RRTC Staff

Meet the staff of the SARDI Program's RRTC on Substance Abuse, Disability, and Employment:

Dennis Moore, Ed.D., Principal Investigator
Dennis Moore is the Director of Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI), a program within the Center for Intervention, Treatment, and Addiction Research at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, and originator of the Consumer Advocacy Model (CAM) Program, a substance abuse outpatient program for persons with severe co-existing disabilities. He was the Director of the former RRTC on Drugs & Disability funded from 1993 - 2003. Dr. Moore serves as an Associate Professor in both Community Health and the Rehabilitation Medicine and Restorative Care departments at WSU. He holds advanced degrees in Counseling and Special Education and holds clinical licenses in Counseling and Substance Dependence Treatment.

Jo Ann Ford, M.A., CCDC III
Jo Ann Ford is the Assistant Director of the Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI) program at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine. She has a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CCDC III-E) in Ohio. Her technical experience includes substance abuse treatment and prevention, disability issues, and clinical issues relating to chemical dependency treatment for people with co-existing disabilities. Her special interests include substance abuse and violence issues for women with disabilities.

Mary McAweeney, Ph.D., Research Director
Mary McAweeney held the position of research fellow for the University of Michigan's Addiction Research Center prior to joining the SARDI Program. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Rehabilitation Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in 1997. She worked for Solution Point, a health care outcomes company, as a methodologist providing technical support to hospitals and health care organizations. She has had numerous consulting positions including Washington Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

John Corrigan, Ph.D.,Co-Principal Investigator (R2), Consultant (R1)
Dr. Corrigan is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University. He is the Principal Investigator for the Ohio Regional TBI Model System. He has more than 20 years experience in TBI service and research. He is the Director of the Rehabilitation Psychology, and the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Dr. Corrigan also directs the "TBI Network," a program to facilitate community-based services for problems of substance abuse after acquired brain injury. Dr. Corrigan is a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and chairs their Scientific and Program Review Subcommittee.

Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator (R1)
Dr. Heinemann works at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he directs the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, a rehabilitation-focused health services research unit. He is also associate director of Research at RIC and professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. His research interests focus on health services research, psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation including substance abuse, and measurement issues in rehabilitation. He is the author of more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications and is the editor of Substance Abuse and Physical Disability published by Haworth Press. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 22) and a diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology (ABPP). He serves as president of the American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Rehabilitation Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. He serves as a study section member for NIH, on the editorial board of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NeuroRehabilitation, International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health, Journal of Outcome Measurement, the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, and Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin He is the recipient of the Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology - of the American Psychological Association) Roger Barker Distinguished Career Award.

Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D., (Co-Principal Investigator (R2)
Dr. Drake is the Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He is Director of the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. He has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 30 research grants during the past 15 years. In addition to working actively as a clinician in community mental health centers for 25 years, he has been developing and evaluating innovative community programs for persons with severe mental disorders. He is well known for his work in co-occurring substance use disorder, rehabilitation, and health services research. His eight books and over 300 papers cover diverse aspects of adjustment and quality of life among persons with severe mental disorders and those in their support systems.

Colette H. Duggan, BSN, MSN, PhD.
Dr. Duggan is a Senior Research Associate at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wayne State University. She received an undergraduate degree in nursing from Mercy College and graduate degrees in nursing and sociology from Wayne State University. Her work experiences include public health nursing, undergraduate and graduate teaching in the areas of nursing and sociology, and medical behavioral research.
The focus of her work during the past nine years has been on subjective quality of life. Since 1998 she has been the PI or Co-PI on eight grants focusing on quality of life of persons with disabilities and/or their caregivers. Currently, Dr. Duggan is a Co-PI with Denise Tate from the University of Michigan on a collaborative grant (H133G020060) from NIDRR, titled "Stress and Coping Over the Life Course: Perspectives on Women Spinal Cord Injury." She is the PI on a Del Harder/United Way of Southeastern Michigan grant titled: "Enhancing the Physical Health and Psychological Well-being of Urban Caregivers of Persons with a Spinal Cord injury.

David W. Hollar, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Hollar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville. He joined the faculty of the Department of Medical Genetics in 2003, and is an advisor for doctoral students in the University of Tennessee Comparative and Experimental Medicine program. He has extensive expertise in structural equation modeling (LISREL, Amos) and hierarchical linear modeling, with applications towards both biological and social science problems. Dr. Hollar's research involves (a) the development and evaluation of HIPAA- and FERPA-compliant linked electronic health records (EHR) for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), (b) bio-statistical analyses of genetic and behavioral conditions, and (c) genetic epidemiology. He earned a doctorate from UNC-Greensboro, where he received the Graduate School's Outstanding Dissertation Award in 1997. He also holds an M.S. in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and conducted postdoctoral research on risk behaviors among youth with disabilities with Dr. Dennis Moore at the SARDI Program, Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Maternal and Child Health Journal, served on a 2005 NIDRR Field Initiated Review Program panel, is active in the Disability Forum of APHA and the Disability Studies SIG of AERA, and serves on several national workgroups (e.g., Public Health Data Standards Consortium, Public Health Informatics Institute, and the National Association of Health Data Organizations).