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SURE MatCH Group

The Substance Use Research, Evaluation, and Maternal and Child Health (SURE MatCH) Group

About Us

The SURE MatCH Group is a research lab directed by Dr. Qiana L. Brown. Dr. Brown established this lab on October 1st, 2018 at the Rutgers University School of Social Work’s Center for Prevention Science. The SURE MatCH Group conducts research and program and policy evaluation at the intersection of substance use and maternal and child health.

We Specialize In

  • Substance Use Disorder Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Program and Policy Evaluation
  • Analyzing Large Datasets
  • Health Equity
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Mixed-Methods Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science
     

Vision

Our vision is to be a leading authority in improving the health and well-being of women, youth, families and communities as it relates to recovery from and preventing substance use disorders.
 

Mission

Our mission is to improve maternal and child health through conducting and disseminating research that informs practices and policies that help individuals, families and communities recover from and prevent substance use disorders. Key to our mission is partnering with communities, scientists, practitioners and policy makers to translate knowledge and develop prevention strategies to promote maternal and child health and prevent problematic substance use.
 

Our Team

Director
Qiana L. Brown, PhD, MPH, LCSW – Assistant Professor, Rutgers Schools of Social Work and Public Health

Health Scientists
Trishnee Bhurosy, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Population Science, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Charles Chear, MSW – Assistant Director of Student Affairs, MSW Newark Campus Coordinator & PhD Student, Rutgers School of Social Work

Jordan Goodwin, MSW, MDiv – PhD Student, Rutgers School of Social Work

Lorraine Y. Howard, MSW, LCSW, LCADC – Director of Addiction Education, Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology & PhD Student, Rutgers School of Social Work

Molly Nowels, MS, MA – Data Analyst, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research & PhD Student, Rutgers School of Public Health

Research Associates
Christina Anderson, BHS – MPH Student, Rutgers School of Public Health

Tia Brathwaite, BA – MSW Student, Rutgers School of Social Work

Kimberly Pierre, BS, SRAS – MPH Student, Rutgers School of Public Health

Alison Ward, BA – MSW Student , Rutgers School of Social Work

Consultants
Emily Bosk, PhD, LMSW, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work

Stephen Crystal, PhD, Board of Governors Professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and the School of Social Work & Director, Center for Health Services Research, Rutgers University

Antoinette Y. Farmer, PhD, Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean for Public Health Integration & Director, Division of Public Health, Michigan State University

N. Andrew Peterson, PhD, Professor & Director, Center for Prevention Science, Rutgers School of Social Work

Allison Zippay, PhD, Professor & PhD Program Director, Rutgers School of Social Work

 

News & Events

News

October 2019: Dr. Qiana Brown, SURE MatCH Group director, awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program career development award from the NJ ACTS.

June 2019: Women in addiction interview with the SURE MatCH Group director, Dr. Qiana Brown

June 2019: SURE MatCH Group consultant, Dr. Stephen Crystal, named one of the most influential contemporary social work faculty.

October 2018: SURE MatCH Group director, Dr. Qiana Brown, co-authored a review on cannabis use during pregnancy.

Events

September 23, 2019: The SURE MatCH Group’s director, Dr. Qiana Brown, will speak at the New Jersey Department of Health’s Population Health Summit, Maternal Outcomes Matter.

 

Newsletters

November 2019 Newsletter

 

Contact Us

For consultation contact Dr. Qiana L. Brown.

Mailing Address:
The SURE MatCH Group at the Center for Prevention Science
Rutgers University School of Social Work
390 George Street, Suite 607B, 6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 848-932-8443
 

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