Mari-Lynn Drainoni, M.Ed., Ph.D., is Research Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health; Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine in the Boston University School of Medicine; and Co-Director of the Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences at Boston University. Dr. Drainoni’s areas of expertise include the conduct of program evaluation and implementation research, and qualitative research methods. Her specific studies have focused on vulnerable and under-served populations, with a special focus on persons with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, substance abuse and mental illness, individuals with dual and triple diagnoses, and persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. She also has a strong background in managed care and in developing and implementing systems of care for complex populations. Dr. Drainoni has conducted numerous implementation studies and studies to evaluate demonstration programs for at-risk populations, several qualitative projects, and several mixed methods studies that include both surveys involving primary data collection and qualitative data collection and analysis. Some of her recent and current work includes: 1) a NIDA-funded study designed to assess the effectiveness of models of engaging HIV-infected substance users in medical care, substance use treatment and hepatitis C care; 2) an NICHD-funded implementation study to reduce socioeconomic disparities in health at pediatric visits in multiple 3) a HRSA study to evaluate and disseminate the implementation of adapted evidence-informed interventions for high-risk HIV-infected persons; 4) a HRSA-funded hybrid implementation effectiveness study to use community health workers to improve access, retention and care outcomes for persons living with HIV; 5) an evaluation of the Gloucester ANGEL program, a police-led intervention to place people into substance use treatment rather than incarceration; 6) evaluating the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, the mechanism by which the State will implement Medicaid redesign; 7) evaluating an intervention to improve physician communication about and offering the HPV vaccine using a performance improvement continuing education intervention in six community health centers serving safety net populations; 8) mentoring a study to develop an intervention to optimize PrEP uptake and adherence for treatment and prevention among persons who inject drugs; 9) a study examining the feasibility, acceptability and adherence to protocol of use of PrEP for conception among HIV serodiscordant couples; and 10) leading the implementation science component of a PCORI-funded study to compare two brief interventions within the primary care medical home to assess the most effective strategy to improve outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women with depressive symptoms, assess the optimal time to deploy each strategy and examine the barriers to establishing these interventions. Dr. Drainoni also Co-Directs the PhD and MS programs in Health Services Research in the School of Public Health and teaches a course in Implementation Science.
- Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
- Boston Medical Center
- Northeastern University, PhD
- University of Massachusetts Boston, MEd
- Tufts University, BA
- Published on 5/1/2019
Byhoff E, Garg A, Pellicer M, Diaz Y, Yoon GH, Charns MP, Drainoni ML. Provider and Staff Feedback on Screening for Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health for Pediatric Patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 May-Jun; 32(3):297-306. PMID: 31068394.
- Published on 4/30/2019
Choi S, Biello KB, Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML. Age differences in emergency department utilization and repeat visits among patients with opioid use disorder at an urban safety-net hospital: A focus on young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Apr 30; 200:14-18. PMID: 31071494.
- Published on 4/23/2019
Yakovchenko V, Bolton RE, Drainoni ML, Gifford AL. Primary care provider perceptions and experiences of implementing hepatitis C virus birth cohort testing: a qualitative formative evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 23; 19(1):236. PMID: 31014322.
- Published on 3/26/2019
Kim B, McCullough MB, Simmons MM, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Drainoni ML, Fincke BG, McInnes DK. A novel application of process mapping in a criminal justice setting to examine implementation of peer support for veterans leaving incarceration. Health Justice. 2019 Mar 26; 7(1):3. PMID: 30915620.
- Published on 3/12/2019
Eun TJ, Hanchate A, Fenton AT, Clark JA, Aurora MN, Drainoni ML, Perkins RB. Relative contributions of parental intention and provider recommendation style to HPV and meningococcal vaccine receipt. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Mar 12; 1-6. PMID: 30862301.
- Published on 3/8/2019
Biancarelli DL, Biello KB, Childs E, Drainoni M, Salhaney P, Edeza A, Mimiaga MJ, Saitz R, Bazzi AR. Strategies used by people who inject drugs to avoid stigma in healthcare settings. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 May 01; 198:80-86. PMID: 30884432.
- Published on 3/1/2019
Biello KB, Edeza A, Salhaney P, Biancarelli DL, Mimiaga MJ, Drainoni ML, Childs ES, Bazzi AR. A missing perspective: injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs. AIDS Care. 2019 Mar 01; 1-7. PMID: 30822103.
- Published on 3/1/2019
Morgan JR, Carey KM, Barlam TF, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in Children and Impact on Subsequent Episodes of Care and Treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Mar; 38(3):271-274. PMID: 29794648.
- Published on 2/11/2019
Childs E, Assoumou SA, Biello KB, Biancarelli DL, Drainoni ML, Edeza A, Salhaney P, Mimiaga MJ, Bazzi AR. Evidence-based and guideline-concurrent responses to narratives deferring HCV treatment among people who inject drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2019 Feb 11; 16(1):14. PMID: 30744628.
- Published on 1/8/2019
Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML, Biancarelli DL, Hartman JJ, Mimiaga MJ, Mayer KH, Biello KB. Systematic review of HIV treatment adherence research among people who inject drugs in the United States and Canada: evidence to inform pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence interventions. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jan 08; 19(1):31. PMID: 30621657.
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