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Intersection of Addiction and Racism: A Curated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography is a collection of resources related to racism, anti-racism and advancing health equity for Black, Indigenous and other People of Color and other marginalized communities affected by unhealthy substance use and SUD/SUD treatment using a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) framework. It includes recent and classic/landmark papers on racism and SUD/SUD treatment, anti-racist strategies and approaches, advancement of health equity, issues relevant to particular racial groupings, and issues related to various disciplines/roles in healthcare (medical, nursing, social work, etc.). It also includes resources related to health disparities, SDOH, and DEI in the provision of substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.

This project is a collaboration between AMERSA, the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Office (PTTC NCO), and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Office (ATTC NCO).

Instruction for Use

There are multiple ways to navigate the annotated bibliography. To search by specific words, use the filter box at the top of the screen. This will automatically adjust the results to only include resources with those words in their titles or abstracts. Use the “Group by” button to group resources according to different features including Year, Author, Type (eg. article, book, etc.), Keyword (category tags), and downloads (resources with direct access to a downloadable PDF). To expand or collapse a category, click the arrows on the left, or adjust all categories simultaneously using the "Expand/Collapse All" button next to the filter box. 

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Project Leads
Holly Hagle, PhD
Holly Hagle, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Professor at the Collaborative Center to Advance Health Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Her research is in implementation science and addiction health services. She has expertise utilizing secondary data sets such as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and Cerner Health Facts database. Dr. Hagle’s areas of expertise are applying Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment (SBIRT). She has a special focus on youth and young adults. She has worked on curricula projects focused on Adolescent Co-occurring Disorders, applying SBIRT in youth settings, developing educational content focused on transitional age youth and young adults. She has served on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing and NORC at the University of Chicago’s youth expert panels for SBIRT and SBIRT implementation. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) NCO, Senior Advisor for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Coordinating Office and UMKC PI and Co-Director on behalf of the ATTC Network for the Opioid State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (Opioid Response Network, ORN) grant and UMKC site PI for the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CoE).
Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH
Dr. Chatterjee is a med-peds trained primary care and addiction medicine physician at several shelter-based clinics through Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. His areas of clinical and research interest include innovative treatment models for opioid use disorder in marginalized populations, and interventions on social determinants of health, such as food insecurity. He has an additional interest in racism and health care, particularly its manifestations in medical education and training.

Miriam Komaromy, MD, MPH
Dr. Miriam Komaromy is an addiction medicine physician who is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University, and medical director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, where her work focuses on all aspects of substance use disorders and the intersection between addiction and health equity. Her medical training was at UCSF, and she was a RWJ Clinical scholar in the UCSF/Stanford program. In the past, she led the development of the ECHO model for education of clinical teams about how to treat substance use disorders in primary care. Some of her favorite projects in Boston are launching an addiction nursing fellowship and a Recovery Coaching program, and studying ways to make SUD treatment more appealing and effective for Black patient
Project Support

Rory McKeown - Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator; PTTC
Stephen Jackson - Application Administrator, Specialist (Online Platforms); PTTC
Maxine Henry - Program Director; ATTC
Adriana Paez - Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator; ATTC
Tracey Hughes - Librarian III, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Teaching & Learning Librarian; University of Missouri - Kansas City
Robert Myers II - Consultant
Cele Fichter-DeSando - CFD Consulting LLC

This annotated bibliography is the product of a collaborative effort. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who submitted resources to be included; your contributions made a real difference.

We would like to thank the incredible individuals within the AMERSA Diversity Committee for their support throughout this project. Their guidance, expertise, and resources proved invaluable in creating this annotated bibliography. Their work has been enriching and fruitful, and we look forward to working with AMERSA Diversity on future endeavors to continue making a positive impact within our field.
This publication was prepared by Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network Coordinating Office under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

All material appearing in this publication, except that taken directly from copyrighted sources, is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from SAMHSA or the authors. Citation of the source is appreciated. Do not reproduce or distribute this publication for a fee without specific, written authorization from the PTTC Network Coordinating Office. For more information on obtaining copies of this publication, call 816-945-4151.

At the time of this publication, Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D. served as Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The opinions expressed herein are the view of the authors and do not reflect the official position of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), SAMHSA. No official support or endorsement of DHHS, SAMHSA for the opinions described in this document is intended or should be inferred.
Prepared by the PTTC National Coordinating Office supported with supplemental funding from SAMHSA Award No. 3H79SP081006-04S1.