James Sorensen

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Perceptions of drug users regarding hepatitis C screening and care: a qualitative study
    Ashly E Jordan
    Beth Israel Medical Center, 120 East 16th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Harm Reduct J 10:10. 2013
  2. pmc Directly administered antiretroviral therapy: pilot study of a structural intervention in methadone maintenance
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 43:418-23. 2012
  3. pmc Developing the tools of implementation science in substance use disorders treatment: applications of the consolidated framework for implementation research
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:262-8. 2011
  4. pmc From Cat's Cradle to Beat the Reaper: getting evidence-based treatments into practice in spite of ourselves
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Addict Behav 36:597-600. 2011
  5. pmc Methadone patients in the therapeutic community: a test of equivalency
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:100-6. 2009
  6. pmc Access to drug abuse treatment under Treatment on Demand policy in San Francisco
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Fransico, San Francisco General Hospital, California 94110, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:227-36. 2007
  7. pmc Voucher reinforcement improves medication adherence in HIV-positive methadone patients: a randomized trial
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, Building 20, Ward 21, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Box 0852, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:54-63. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint HAART adherence strategies for methadone clients who are HIV-positive: a treatment manual for implementing contingency management and medication coaching
    Nancy A Haug
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Behav Modif 30:752-81. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Case management for substance abusers with HIV/AIDS: a randomized clinical trial
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:133-50. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of health functioning in two high-risk groups of smokers
    Judith J Prochaska
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 78:169-75. 2005

Research Grants

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Publications24

  1. pmc Perceptions of drug users regarding hepatitis C screening and care: a qualitative study
    Ashly E Jordan
    Beth Israel Medical Center, 120 East 16th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Harm Reduct J 10:10. 2013
    ..Racial and ethnic minorities have a higher incidence and prevalence of HCV and higher HCV-related mortality. Factors contributing to poor engagement in care are incompletely understood...
  2. pmc Directly administered antiretroviral therapy: pilot study of a structural intervention in methadone maintenance
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 43:418-23. 2012
    ..This study demonstrates that DAART is adaptable and simple enough to be implemented into methadone treatment programs interested in providing HIV adherence services...
  3. pmc Developing the tools of implementation science in substance use disorders treatment: applications of the consolidated framework for implementation research
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:262-8. 2011
    ..These limitations may also be considered as boundary conditions to be explored in further research, implementation, and development of the next edition of the CFIR...
  4. pmc From Cat's Cradle to Beat the Reaper: getting evidence-based treatments into practice in spite of ourselves
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Addict Behav 36:597-600. 2011
    ..Several concrete steps can be taken to improve the magnitude and speed of change in the field. We cannot change human nature, but we can improve addiction treatment...
  5. pmc Methadone patients in the therapeutic community: a test of equivalency
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 100:100-6. 2009
    ..This study used equivalency testing to explore the consequences of admitting opioid-dependent clients currently on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) into a TC...
  6. pmc Access to drug abuse treatment under Treatment on Demand policy in San Francisco
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Fransico, San Francisco General Hospital, California 94110, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:227-36. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether implementation of Treatment on Demand (TOD) policy in San Francisco was associated with improved access to drug abuse treatment...
  7. pmc Voucher reinforcement improves medication adherence in HIV-positive methadone patients: a randomized trial
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, Building 20, Ward 21, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Box 0852, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 88:54-63. 2007
    ..Differences between groups faded after vouchers were discontinued. Contingency management shows promise as a strategy to promote antiretroviral medication adherence in this population...
  8. ncbi request reprint HAART adherence strategies for methadone clients who are HIV-positive: a treatment manual for implementing contingency management and medication coaching
    Nancy A Haug
    University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Behav Modif 30:752-81. 2006
    ..The purpose of this manual is to describe the intervention procedures for clinicians and to serve as a resource for drug abuse treatment programs that serve clients who are HIV-positive...
  9. ncbi request reprint Case management for substance abusers with HIV/AIDS: a randomized clinical trial
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 29:133-50. 2003
    ..The study has limitations yet does not support the hypothesis that case management improves outcomes better than brief contact for this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictors of health functioning in two high-risk groups of smokers
    Judith J Prochaska
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 78:169-75. 2005
    ..05). Severity of depressive symptoms, tobacco use, and opiate use contributed individually and collectively to lower health functioning. Blended treatments that target multiple risk factors are needed to improve health outcomes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of drug abuse treatment-linkage strategies
    James L Sorensen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 94110, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1026-35. 2005
    ..Case management and vouchers can be valuable in health settings to link substance abusers with medical problems to drug abuse treatment...
  12. pmc Organizational issues in the implementation of a hospital-based syringe exchange program
    Carmen L Masson
    Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:901-15. 2010
    ..Based on these experiences, this paper provides guidance on how to integrate an SEP into a traditional health care institution...
  13. pmc Predictors of condom use among men enrolled in drug treatment programs
    Yong S Song
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 21:460-73. 2009
    ..Treatment programs can apply these predictors of condom use to better identify individuals at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections to better target prevention interventions...
  14. pmc HIV/hepatitis prevention in drug abuse treatment programs: guidance from research
    James L Sorensen
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Sci Pract Perspect 1:4-11. 2002
    ..Some activities can be accomplished by providers simply becoming aware of the issues; others will require significant infusion of leadership, education, and fiscal support...
  15. ncbi request reprint Medical service use and financial charges among opioid users at a public hospital
    Carmen L Masson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:45-50. 2002
    ..The findings suggest that health care providers and policy makers consider policies that promote ambulatory care use among opioid users seeking medical care through the public health care system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the Quality of Life Interview, Brief Version, in injection drug users
    David A Wasserman
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:316-21. 2006
    ..Unexpectedly, lower baseline QOLI-BV scores predicted opiate abstinence at follow-up. The QOLI-BV appears to be an acceptable quality-of-life measure for use in clinical trials of opioid dependence treatments...
  17. pmc Housing patterns and correlates of homelessness differ by gender among individuals using San Francisco free food programs
    Elise D Riley
    San Francisco General Hospital, Epidemiology and Prevention Interventions Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Urban Health 84:415-22. 2007
    ..These results suggest the need to characterize homelessness and develop effective homeless interventions separately for men and women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Linking opioid-dependent hospital patients to drug treatment: Health care use and costs 6 months after randomization
    Paul G Barnett
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Addiction 101:1797-804. 2006
    ..To conduct an economic evaluation of the first 6 months' trial of treatment vouchers and case management for opioid-dependent hospital patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Contingency management interventions for HIV-related behaviors
    Nancy A Haug
    University of California at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Ward 21, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 3:154-9. 2006
    ..CM programs have wide applicability to HIV prevention and management in clinical and community settings and can be implemented as stand-alone techniques or in combination with other interventions...
  20. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking in opioid-using patients presenting for hospital-based medical services
    Amie L Haas
    San Francisco Treatment Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Addict 17:65-9. 2008
    ..Caucasians tended to smoke more than other ethnicities and exhibited greater dependence. Out-of-treatment drug users continue to be at high risk for continued smoking...
  21. ncbi request reprint Hospital- versus community-based syringe exchange: a randomized controlled trial
    Carmen L Masson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 19:97-110. 2007
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  22. ncbi request reprint Methadone maintenance therapy in residential therapeutic community settings: challenges and promise
    Brian Greenberg
    Shelter Network of San Mateo County, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:203-10. 2007
    ..The implementation of these staff, patient, and therapeutic adaptations can assist residential substance abuse treatment programs in integrating these two addiction treatment modalities...
  23. ncbi request reprint AIDS research in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network: emerging results
    James L Sorensen
    Drug Alcohol Depend 89:310-3. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Disseminating evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment: a review with suggestions
    William R Miller
    Department of Psychology, MSC03 2220, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 31:25-39. 2006
    ..Individual performance feedback and coaching improve the acquisition of clinical skills. Specific incentives for implementation may also be needed to encourage treatment providers, programs, and systems to adopt new approaches...

Research Grants13

  1. California-Arizona Clinical Trials Network Node
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. California-Arizona Clinical Trials Network Node
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. DAART+ AS A STRUCTURAL HIV INTERVENTION IN METHADONE MAINTENANCE
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. California-Arizona Clinical Trials Network Node
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This Research Node has the potential to accelerate the advance of clinical trials and translational research over the coming decade. ..
  5. Therapeutic Community and Opioid Replacement Therapy
    James Sorensen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The research is an important part of the effort to further link the TC and opioid replacement treatment modalities. ..