Christine E. Grella, Ph.D., is a Professor-in-Residence in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has been affiliated with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)/Drug Abuse Research Center since 1992. Her research focuses on the intersection of multiple service delivery systems, including substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, health services, HIV services, and criminal justice, and the relationship of service delivery to treatment outcomes. She has published her work widely in the areas of addiction, mental health, health services, and evaluation research. She is currently Principal Investigator on several studies, including a long-term follow-up study of gender differences among opiate users; the evaluation of a "trauma-informed" treatment program for women in prison; a study of the relationship between drug treatment and child welfare outcomes; and evaluations of several enhanced treatment interventions, including for adolescents, for homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders, and for pregnant and parenting women. She serves on several community advisory boards and as a grant reviewer for NIH.
Cochran Susan D, Grella Christine E, Mays Vickie M Do Substance Use Norms and Perceived Drug Availability Mediate Sexual Orientation Differences in Patterns of Substance Use? Results from the California Quality of Life Survey II Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2012; 73(4): 675-85.
Grella Christine E Regular primary care and specialty care as needed is associated with remission from alcohol and drug use disorders over 9 years Evidence-based mental health, 2012; 15(2): 41.
Grella Christine E, Lovinger Katherine 30-year trajectories of heroin and other drug use among men and women sampled from methadone treatment in California Drug and alcohol dependence, 2011; 118(2-3): 251-8.
Grella Christine E, Lovinger Katherine Gender differences in physical and mental health outcomes among an aging cohort of individuals with a history of heroin dependence Addictive behaviors, 2011; .
Grella Christine E, Rodriguez Luz Motivation for treatment among women offenders in prison-based treatment and longitudinal outcomes among those who participate in community aftercare Journal of psychoactive drugs, 2011; Suppl 7(2): 58-67.
Grella Christine E, Cochran Susan D, Greenwell Lisa, Mays Vickie M Effects of sexual orientation and gender on perceived need for treatment by persons with and without mental disorders Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2011; 62(4): 404-10.
Steinberg Jane K, Grella Christine E, Boudov Melina R, Kerndt Peter R, Kadrnka Carmel M Methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behaviors among incarcerated female adolescents with a diagnosed STD Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2011; 88(2): 352-64.
Lin James C, Karno Mitchell P, Grella Christine E, Warda Umme, Liao Diana H, Hu Peifung, Moore Alison A Alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical drug use disorders in U.S. Adults aged 65 years and older: data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2011; 19(3): 292-9.
Grella Christine E, Shi Yifei Stability of Outcomes Following Residential Drug Treatment For Patients with Co-occurring Disorders Journal of dual diagnosis, 2011; 7(1-2): 103-112.
Grella Christine E, Stein Judith A, Weisner Constance, Chi Felicia, Moos Rudolf Predictors of longitudinal substance use and mental health outcomes for patients in two integrated service delivery systems Drug and alcohol dependence, 2010; 110(1-2): 92-100.
Evans Elizabeth, Grella Christine E, Murphy Debra A, Hser Yih-Ing Using administrative data for longitudinal substance abuse research The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2010; 37(2): 252-71.
Messina Nena, Grella Christine E, Cartier Jerry, Torres Stephanie A randomized experimental study of gender-responsive substance abuse treatment for women in prison Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2010; 38(2): 97-107.
Wu Nancy S, Schairer Laura C, Dellor Elinam, Grella Christine Childhood trauma and health outcomes in adults with comorbid substance abuse and mental health disorders Addictive behaviors, 2010; 35(1): 68-71.
Moore Alison A, Karno Mitchell P, Grella Christine E, Lin James C, Warda Umme, Liao Diana H, Hu Peifeng Alcohol, Tobacco, and Nonmedical Drug Use in Older U.S. Adults: Data from the 2001/02 National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2009; 35(1): .
Grella Christine E, Greenwell Lisa, Mays Vickie M, Cochran Susan D Influence of gender, sexual orientation, and need on treatment utilization for substance use and mental disorders: findings from the California Quality of Life Survey BMC psychiatry, 2009; 9(1): 52.
Grella Christine E, Karno Mitchell P, Warda Umme S, Moore Alison A, Niv Noosha Perceptions of need and help received for substance dependence in a national probability survey Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2009; 60(8): 1068-74.
Grella Christine E, Karno Mitchell P, Warda Umme S, Niv Noosha, Moore Alison A Gender and comorbidity among individuals with opioid use disorders in the NESARC study Addictive behaviors, 2009; 34(6-7): 498-504.
Greenfield Shelly F, Grella Christine E What is "women-focused" treatment for substance use disorders? Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2009; 60(7): 880-2.
Gil-Rivas Virginia, Prause JoAnn, Grella Christine E Substance use after residential treatment among individuals with co-occurring disorders: the role of anxiety/depressive symptoms and trauma exposure Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 2009; 23(2): 303-14.
Grella Christine E, Anglin M Douglas Dedication of special issue of JBHS&R in memory of Douglas Longshore The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2009; 36(2): 129-30.
Grella Christine E, Needell Barbara, Shi Yifei, Hser Yih-Ing Do drug treatment services predict reunification outcomes of mothers and their children in child welfare? Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2009; 36(3): 278-93.
Hamilton Alison B, Grella Christine E Gender differences among older heroin users Journal of women & aging, 2009; 21(2): 111-24.
Grella Christine E, Anglin M Douglas Introduction to the special issue on addiction health services: in memory of Douglas Longshore The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2009; 36(2): 131-6.
Grella Christine E From generic to gender-responsive treatment: changes in social policies, treatment services, and outcomes of women in substance abuse treatment Journal of psychoactive drugs, 2008; Suppl 5(2): 327-43.
Reback Cathy J, Shoptaw Steven, Grella Christine E Methamphetamine use trends among street-recruited gay and bisexual males, from 1999 to 2007 Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2008; 85(6): 874-9.
Sacks Stanley, Melnick Gerald, Grella Christine E Introduction to this issue: studies of co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system Behavioral sciences & the law, 2008; 26(4): 347-9.
Evans Elizabeth, Murphy Debra A, Grella Christine E, Mouttapa Michele, Hser Yih-Ing Regulatory Issues Encountered when Conducting Longitudinal Substance Abuse Research Journal of drug issues, 2008; 38(4): 1003-1026.
Karno Mitchell P, Grella Christine E, Niv Noosha, Warda Umme, Moore Alison A Do substance type and diagnosis make a difference? A study of remission from alcohol- versus drug-use disorders using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 2008; 69(4): 491-5.
Grella Christine E, Greenwell Lisa, Prendergast Michael, Sacks Stanley, Melnick Gerald Diagnostic profiles of offenders in substance abuse treatment programs Behavioral sciences & the law, 2008; 26(4): 369-88.
Grella Christine E, Scott Christy K, Foss Mark A, Dennis Michael L Gender similarities and differences in the treatment, relapse, and recovery cycle Evaluation review, 2008; 32(1): 113-37.
Sacks Stanley, Melnick Gerald, Grella Christine E Synthesis of studies of co-occurring disorder(s) in criminal justice and a research agenda Behavioral sciences & the law, 2008; 26(4): 475-86.
Warren Jazmin I, Stein Judith A, Grella Christine E Role of social support and self-efficacy in treatment outcomes among clients with co-occurring disorders Drug and alcohol dependence, 2007; 89(2-3): 267-74.
Grella Christine E, Greenwell Lisa Treatment needs and completion of community-based aftercare among substance-abusing women offenders Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 2007; 17(4): 244-55.
Grella Christine E, Greenwell Lisa, Prendergast Michael, Farabee David, Hall Elizabeth, Cartier Jerome, Burdon William Organizational characteristics of drug abuse treatment programs for offenders Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2007; 32(3): 291-300.
Messina Nena, Grella Christine Childhood trauma and women's health outcomes in a California prison population American journal of public health, 2006; 96(10): 1842-8.
Grella Christine E, Stein Judith A Impact of program services on treatment outcomes of patients with comorbid mental and substance use disorders Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2006; 57(7): 1007-15.
Corliss Heather L, Grella Christine E, Mays Vickie M, Cochran Susan D Drug use, drug severity, and help-seeking behaviors of lesbian and bisexual women Journal of women's health (2002), 2006; 15(5): 556-68.
Grella Christine E, Hser Yih-Ing, Huang Yu-Chuang Mothers in substance abuse treatment: differences in characteristics based on involvement with child welfare services Child abuse & neglect, 2006; 30(1): 55-73.
Handelsman Leonard, Stein Judith A, Grella Christine E Contrasting predictors of readiness for substance abuse treatment in adults and adolescents: a latent variable analysis of DATOS and DATOS-A participants Drug and alcohol dependence, 2005; 80(1): 63-81.
Gil-Rivas Virginia, Grella Christine E Treatment services and service delivery models for dually diagnosed clients: variations across mental health and substance abuse providers Community mental health journal, 2005; 41(3): 251-66.
Grella Christine E, Stein Judith A, Greenwell Lisa Associations among childhood trauma, adolescent problem behaviors, and adverse adult outcomes in substance-abusing women offenders Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 2005; 19(1): 43-53.
Grella Christine E, Scott Christy K, Foss Mark A Gender differences in long-term drug treatment outcomes in Chicago PETS Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2005; 28 Suppl 1(1): S3-12.
Hser Yih-Ing, Gelberg Lillian, Hoffman Valerie, Grella Christine E, McCarthy William, Anglin M Douglas Health conditions among aging narcotics addicts: medical examination results Journal of behavioral medicine, 2004; 27(6): 607-22.
Grella Christine E, Greenwell Lisa Substance abuse treatment for women: changes in the settings where women received treatment and types of services provided, 1987-1998 The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2004; 31(4): 367-83.
Grella Christine E, Gil-Rivas Virginia, Cooper Leslie Perceptions of mental health and substance abuse program administrators and staff on service delivery to persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2004; 31(1): 38-49.
Grella Christine E, Shapiro Carol, Svikis Dace Response: treatment in transition Science & practice perspectives / a publication of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, 2004; 2(2): 53-5.
Grella Christine E, Joshi Vandana, Hser Yih Ing Followup of cocaine-dependent men and women with antisocial personality disorder Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2003; 25(3): 155-64.
Grella Christine E, Hser Yih-Ing, Hsieh Shih-Chao Predictors of drug treatment re-entry following relapse to cocaine use in DATOS Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2003; 25(3): 145-54.
Grella Christine E Contrasting the views of substance misuse and mental health treatment providers on treating the dually diagnosed Substance use & misuse, 2003; 38(10): 1433-46.
Hser Yih-Ing, Grella Christine E, Collins Cyleste, Teruya Cheryl Drug-use initiation and conduct disorder among adolescents in drug treatment Journal of adolescence, 2003; 26(3): 331-45.
Grella Christine E Effects of gender and diagnosis on addiction history, treatment utilization, and psychosocial functioning among a dually-diagnosed sample in drug treatment Journal of psychoactive drugs, 2003; 35 Suppl 1(2): 169-79.
Collins Cyleste C, Grella Christine E, Hser Yih-Ing Effects of gender and level of parental involvement among parents in drug treatment The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2003; 29(2): 237-61.
Chung Tammy, Martin Christopher S, Grella Christine E, Winters Ken C, Abrantes Ana M, Brown Sandra A Course of alcohol problems in treated adolescents Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 2003; 27(2): 253-61.
Grella Christine E, Joshi Vandana Treatment processes and outcomes among adolescents with a history of abuse who are in drug treatment Child maltreatment, 2003; 8(1): 7-18.
Grella Christine E, Gilmore James Improving service delivery to the dually diagnosed in Los Angeles County Journal of substance abuse treatment, 2002; 23(2): 115-22.
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