Pharmacist-Integrated Model of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Pharmacists remain an underutilized resource in the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).  Although studies have engaged pharmacists in dispensing medications in OUD treatment (MOUD), few studies have evaluated collaborative care models in which pharmacists are an active, integral part of a primary care team offering OUD care.   In this Phase 1 project, we seek to leverage a promising model of pharmacist-integrated care for OUD to 1) employ a mixed methods approach to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a pharmacist-integrated model of MOUD into the clinical workflow of a diverse array of clinical sites and 2) evaluate the impact of the pharmacist-integrated model on the clinical site’s capacity for MOUD care and on patient engagement in OUD care.

CTN Protocol ID: 
CTN-0116
Status: 
Development

Principal Investigator(s)

Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health; Director, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Department of Biomedical Data Science

46 Centerra Parkway, Suite 315
Lebanon, NH 03766
United States

Jane Liebschutz, M.D., M.P.H., FACP

Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Health System

200 Lothrop Street, Suite 933W
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States