Florida Node Alliance

Principal Investigators:
José Szapocznik, PhD 
Lisa Metsch, PhD [email]
Daniel J. Feaster, PhD [email]
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
1425 NW 10th Ave, Room 309
Miami, FL 33136

The Florida Node was renamed the Florida Node Alliance in 2010 and represents a collaboration of scientists and practitioners from programs involved in drug and alcohol treatment and research from a variety of treatment settings and patient populations, representing diverse geographic and regional representations that allow great variety and generalizability in the types of studies conducted. The Florida Node Alliance is housed at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has partnerships with community treatment programs (CTPs), health systems, and practice-based research networks in FloridaColorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FNA collaborators serve urban and semi-rural areas, and treat ethnically and racially diverse populations. The varied treatment settings include: 1) traditional community-based drug treatment programs, 2) primary care physician network, primary care centers and emergency departments, 3) STD clinics/public health clinics, 4) HIV outpatient and inpatient centers, and 5) Veterans Affairs medical centers and large health systems. The node has considerable expertise in: 1) adolescent and family treatment, 2) treatment for HIV/AIDS populations, 3) aggressive engagement of drug abusers into treatment, 4) psychopharmacological treatment and comorbid conditions, 5) Health Economics, 6) e-Technology. The node has a special interest and expertise with Spanish speaking populations both in the US and abroad.

Grantee InstitutionUniversity of Miami Miller School of Medicine