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Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ta.0000177253.40215.98
Session 2

Session 2: Substance Abuse Interventions for Trauma Patients—Biosketches

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Submitted for publication June 8, 2005.

Accepted for publication June 13, 2005.

Carl A. Soderstrom, MD, FACS, is the current Associate Director, Medical Advisory Board and Driver Safety Research of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, and an Adjunct Volunteer Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has authored more than 100 papers, chapters, and other reports on a wide variety of clinical subjects involving trauma care. Dr. Soderstrom serves on local, regional, and national committees, societies, and task forces addressing substance abuse issues related to trauma care and is a member of the National Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He is the Principal Investigator of a 4-year, $1.96 million grant award by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) studying the efficacy of alcohol interventions among trauma patients.

Thomas F. Babor, PhD, MPH, has been Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine since 1997. After receiving his doctoral degree in social psychology in 1971, he spent several years at Harvard Medical School in social psychiatry research training. Subsequently, he served as head of social science research at McLean Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 1977, he received a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and spent five years in France studying alcoholism and public health concepts related to alcohol problems. Between 1992 and 1994, he was the Scientific Director of the Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut. He also served as Principal Investigator of the Coordinating Center of Project MATCH as well as several other multi-center clinical trials of treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse. He is the regional editor for the Americas of the international journal Addiction.

Christopher W. Dunn, PhD, is an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Harborview Medical Center. He is an expert in motivational interviewing techniques for adults with substance-abuse problems and has conducted over 2000 brief interventions with trauma patients. Currently funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he is developing a curriculum for primary care residents and nurse-practitioner students to perform brief interventions for patients with diabetes. Dr. Dunn is a member of several professional organizations related to substance abuse and behavioral medicine, including the International Association of Motivational Interviewing Trainers. In 2003, he published a book entitled A Rapid Reference Guide to Lifestyle and Behavior Change.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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