Mari-Lynn Drainoni PhD, MEd
Research Professor, Infectious Diseases
Research Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
801 Massachusetts Ave | (617) 414-5287
Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Mari-Lynn Drainoni, M.Ed., Ph.D., is Research Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine in the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also Co-Director of the Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences at Boston University. Dr. Drainoni's areas of expertise include the conduct of implementation research, qualitative research methods and mixed method studies with a focus on integrating research into practice. Her specific studies have focused on the content areas of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, as well as substance use, antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic stewardship, and integrating screening for social determinants of health into clinical practice. Dr. Drainoni has conducted numerous implementation studies to integrate research into practice, studies evaluating demonstration programs for at-risk populations, and mixed methods studies that include both surveys involving primary data collection and qualitative data collection and analysis. Some of her current research projects include: 1) an AHRQ-funded study evaluating alternative implementation strategies for antibiotic stewardship in two large inpatient hospital systems across the US; 2) a HRSA-funded study to implement and evaluate the use of community health workers to improve retention and outcomes in clinical care for persons living with HIV in 10 sites across the US; 3) a NIDA-funded study to examine police-led models of engaging people in treatment for opioid addiction in Massachusetts; 4) serving as the Implementation Science Core Director of the Healing Communities Study, a NIDA/SAMHSA-funded study in four states to implement and evaluate interventions designed to reduce overdose deaths; 5) an NHLBI-funded project to assess the implementation of a social determinants of health screening and referral intervention for children with sickle cell anemia; 6) a study of the uptake of rapid diagnostic tests for infectious disease and behavioral factors influencing use of rapid diagnostic tests; 7) an NICHD-funded study to test and implement an intervention designed to screen for social determinants of health and unmet material needs in pediatric practices across the US; 8) a VA-funded initiative to implement and evaluate a peer intervention for veterans leaving incarceration; 9) an American Cancer Society-funded study evaluating an intervention designed to improve offering the HPV vaccine in community health centers; 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 is the Implementation Science Lead on the Providence-Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Implementation Science Lead on the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use and HIV, and Principal Investigator on the Boston University School of Public Health NIDA-funded T32, Integrated Care for Addiction, HIV and HCV Research and Education (ICAHRE).
Law, PhD, Northeastern University, 1991
Psychology, MEd, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1984
Sociology, BA, Tufts University, 1981
Standish KR, Morrison TM, Wanar A, Crowell L, Safon CB, Colson E, Drainoni ML, Colvin BN, Friedman H, Schiff DM, Stulac S, Costello E, Parker M. Breastfeeding Decision-Making Among Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Breastfeed Med. 2023 May; 18(5):347-355. PMID: 37115582.Published on 4/1/2023
Wolfe HL, Drainoni ML, Klasko-Foster L, Fix GM, Siegel J, Mimiaga MJ, Reisner SL, Hughto JMW. Structural Equation Modeling of Stigma and HIV Prevention Clinical Services Among Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults: The Mediating Role of Substance Use and HIV Sexual Risk. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2023 Apr 01; 92(4):300-309. PMID: 36515898.Published on 4/1/2023
Cordova-Ramos EG, Jain C, Torrice V, McGean M, Buitron de la Vega P, Burke J, Stickney D, Vinci RJ, Drainoni ML, Parker MG. Implementing Social Risk Screening and Referral to Resources in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2023 Apr 01; 151(4). PMID: 36919445.Published on 3/29/2023
Tjilos M, Drainoni ML, Burrowes SAB, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Bidwell Goetz M, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem EA, Zhang Y, Barlam TF. A qualitative evaluation of frontline clinician perspectives toward antibiotic stewardship programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 29; 1-7. PMID: 36987859.Published on 3/29/2023
Tjilos M, Drainoni ML, Burrowes SAB, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Bidwell Goetz M, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem EA, Zhang Y, Barlam TF. A qualitative evaluation of frontline clinician perspectives toward antibiotic stewardship programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 29; 1-7. PMID: 36987859.Published on 3/20/2023
Silver S, Jones KC, Redmond S, George E, Zornes S, Barwise A, Leppin A, Dong Y, Harmon LA, Kumar VK, Kordik C, Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML. Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of new critical care practices during COVID-19: a multicenter qualitative study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Mar 20; 23(1):272. PMID: 36941593.Published on 3/20/2023
Silver S, Jones KC, Redmond S, George E, Zornes S, Barwise A, Leppin A, Dong Y, Harmon LA, Kumar VK, Kordik C, Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML. Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of new critical care practices during COVID-19: a multicenter qualitative study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Mar 20; 23(1):272. PMID: 36941593.Published on 3/10/2023
Tamlyn AL, Tjilos M, Bosch NA, Barnett KG, Perkins RB, Walkey A, Assoumou SA, Linas BP, Drainoni ML. At the intersection of trust and mistrust: A qualitative analysis of motivators and barriers to research participation at a safety-net hospital. Health Expect. 2023 Jun; 26(3):1118-1126. PMID: 36896842.Published on 2/24/2023
Peralta A, Drainoni ML, Declercq ER, Belanoff CM, Radoff K, Bearse E, Iverson RE. Development and testing of a decision aid to achieve shared decision-making for routine labor induction. Birth. 2023 Feb 24. PMID: 36825853.Published on 2/17/2023
Silver S, Redmond S, Jones KC, George E, Zornes S, Barwise A, Leppin A, Dong Y, Harmon LA, Kumar VK, Kordik C, Drainoni ML, Walkey AJ. A multisite exploration of the association between critical care implementation factors and clinical outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Clin Transl Sci. 2023; 7(1):e72. PMID: 37008616.
Published on 5/24/2019
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