Dr. Ducharme
Lori J. Ducharme, Ph.D.
Title:  Program Director
Focus areas:  Treatment services research: Treatment availability, utilization, and quality; SBIRT; health care systems; service integration; implementation science
Phone: (301) 451-8507

Address: 6700B Rockledge Drive
                Room 1326
                Bethesda, MD 20892-6902


Dr. Ducharme is a sociologist and a Program Director in the Division of Treatment and Recovery Research at NIAAA.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where she focused on organizational behavior and employee well-being. While working in academic and contract research settings, she studied the evolution of the U.S. addiction treatment system in response to changes in financing, regulation, and the introduction of novel medications and behavioral therapies. At NIAAA, Dr. Ducharme manages a portfolio of research, small business, and training grants that explore ways to increase the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based treatments, enhance the integration of addiction treatment in general medical settings, and improve service access and utilization.

Selected publications
C.H. Brown, G. Curran, L. Palinkas, G. Aarons, K. Wells, et al. (in press, April 2017). An Overview of Research and Evaluation Designs for Dissemination and Implementation.  Annual Review of Public Health, 38.
Ducharme, L.J., Chandler, R.K., & Harris, A.S. (2016) Implementing effective substance abuse treatment in general medical settings:  Mapping the research terrain. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 60:110-118
Clark, D. & Ducharme, L. (2016). Charting a course for implementation research in oral health. JDR: Clinical & Translational Research. 1(3):198-200.