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Paige Meredith Shaffer MPH

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
419 Belmont St, (SH2-225)
Worcester MA 01604
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
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    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesBAPsychology
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesMPHPublic Health
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    20212021 CPDD Early Career Investigator Awardee, CPDD
    2020Women & Sex/Gender Differences, Junior Investigator, CPDD , National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    2018Special Contribution to the Special Legislative Comm. on Behavioral health Promotion & Prevention, Massachusetts House of Representatives
    2017Innovation in Data Science Award, Massachusetts Digital Government Summit
    2017Commissioner's Citation of Recognition, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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    1. Bowdring MA, Macia KS, Shaffer PM, Smelson D, Blonigen DM. Criminogenic Needs and?Legal Problem Severity Among Legal System Involved Veterans. Mil Med. 2024 Jul 03; 189(7-8):e1544-e1551. PMID: 38140960.
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    2. Shaffer, P.M., Smelson, D., Helm, A., Gaba, A., Marcus, S., Shaffer, H.J., (2023). Reentry Service Engagement Among Offenders with Co-occurring Mental Health and Opioid Use Disorders in Massachusetts Jails. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy Research. 2024.
    3. Shaffer, P.M., Helm, A., Andre M., Reaves H., Bruzios K., Harter J., Smelson D., Shaffer H.J. (2023). Rapidly Adapting a Multicomponent Treatment for Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness with Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders During The COVID-19 Pandemic. Medical Research Archives, European Society of Medicine. . 2024.
    4. Helm AF, Andre MA, Shaffer PM, Bruzios KE, Marcus S, Harter J, Smelson D. Multicomponent Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment and Wraparound Services for Individuals Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. Community Ment Health J. 2024 Aug; 60(6):1203-1213. PMID: 38625650.
    5. Blonigen DM, Shaffer PM, Baldwin N, Smelson D. Disentangling the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder, criminogenic risk, and criminal history among veterans. Law Hum Behav. 2023 10; 47(5):579-590. PMID: 37816136.
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    6. Gaba, A., Helm, A., Shaffer, P. M., Pridgen, B., Drawbridge, D., & Smelson, D. (2023). Community reentry: Racial/ethnic differences in unmet needs among adults with co-occurring opioid use and mental health disorder. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 91, 101924. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry Volume 91,2023, 101924, ISSN 0160-2527. 2023.
    7. Gaba A, Helm A, Shaffer PM, Pridgen B, Drawbridge D, Smelson D. Community reentry: Racial/ethnic differences in unmet needs among adults with co-occurring opioid use and mental health disorder. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2023 Nov-Dec; 91:101924. PMID: 37690361.
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    8. Bruzios KE, Shaffer PM, Byrne T, Pinals DA, Trojano M, Pressman K, Smelson D. Examining Perceived Coercion in Drug Treatment Courts. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2023 01; 67(1):53-65. PMID: 35670193.
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    9. Rodriguez, C., Shaffer, P., Gaba, A., Drawbridge, D., Smelson, D., (2022). Re-entry needs amount a population with co-occurring opioid use and mental health disorders in Massachusetts USA Jails: Part of a National Plan to Address the Opioid Epidemic. . 2022.
    10. Gaba A, Shaffer PM, Andre M, Pinals DA, Drawbridge D, Smelson D. Racial and ethnic differences in behavioral health, criminal legal system involvement, and service needs among mental health court participants: Implications for service delivery. Psychol Serv. 2022 Nov; 19(4):637-647. PMID: 35549301.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Blonigen DM, Cucciare MA, Byrne T, Shaffer PM, Giordano B, Smith JS, Timko C, Rosenthal J, Smelson D. A randomized controlled trial of moral reconation therapy to reduce risk for criminal recidivism among justice-involved adults in mental health residential treatment. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2022 May; 90(5):413-426. PMID: 35404638.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Bruzios, K., Shaffer, P.M., Byrne, T., Smelson, D.A. (in press) Enrolling in drug treatment courts: Who perceives it as voluntary? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Submitted for Publication. . 2022.
    13. Blonigen, D. M., Cucciare, M. A., Byrne, T., Shaffer, P. M., Giordano, B., Smith, J. S., Timko, C., Rosenthal, J., & Smelson, D. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of moral reconation therapy to reduce risk for criminal recidivism among justice-involved adults in mental health residential treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2022.
    14. Leach R, Carreiro S, Shaffer PM, Gaba A, Smelson D. Digital Health Interventions for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Co-occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice Population: A Scoping Review. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:794785. PMID: 35126204.
    15. Ladouceur R, Shaffer H, Shaffer P, Baillargeon L. A warning about measurement and methodological issues associated with coronavirus tracking and evaluation across jurisdictions. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2021 Jul 08; 47(7-8):297-299. PMID: 34421384.
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    16. Macia KS, Blonigen DM, Shaffer PM, Cloitre M, Smelson DA. Trauma-related differences in socio-emotional functioning predict housing and employment outcomes in homeless veterans. Soc Sci Med. 2021 07; 281:114096. PMID: 34126293.
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    17. Shaffer PM, Rodriguez CP, Gaba A, Byrne T, Casey SC, Harter J, Smelson D. Engaging vulnerable populations in drug treatment court: Six month outcomes from a co-occurring disorder wraparound intervention. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2021 May-Jun; 76:101700. PMID: 33864989.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Pinals DA, Gaba A, Shaffer PM, Andre MA, Smelson DA. Risk-need-responsivity and its application in behavioral health settings: A feasibility study of a treatment planning support tool. Behav Sci Law. 2021 Feb; 39(1):44-64. PMID: 33569766.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Blonigen DM, Shaffer PM, Smith JS, Cucciare MA, Timko C, Smelson D, Blue-Howells J, Clark S, Rosenthal J. Recidivism Treatment for Justice-Involved Veterans: Evaluating Adoption and Sustainment of Moral Reconation Therapy in the US Veterans Health Administration. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 11; 48(6):992-1005. PMID: 33515346.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Shaffer PM, Ladouceur R, Williams PM, Wiley RC, Blaszczynski A, Shaffer HJ. Correction to: Gambling Research and Funding Biases. J Gambl Stud. 2020 Dec; 36(4):1413. PMID: 31392623.
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    21. Shaffer, P. M., Smelson, D. A., Gaba, A., & Casey, S. C. . Integrating a Co-occurring Disorders Intervention in a Rural Drug Treatment Court: Preliminary 6-Month Outcomes and Policy Implications. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2020; 17(1).
    22. Smelson DA, Gaba A, Pressman K, Clary KM, Shaffer PM, Pinals DA. Embedding a Co-occurring Disorders Rehabilitation Intervention in Veterans Courts: A Pilot Study with Male Veterans. Community Ment Health J. 2020 07; 56(5):970-977. PMID: 32006293.
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    23. Shaffer PM, Ladouceur R, Williams PM, Wiley RC, Blaszczynski A, Shaffer HJ. Gambling Research and Funding Biases. J Gambl Stud. 2019 Sep; 35(3):875-886. PMID: 31300931.
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    24. Ladouceur R, Shaffer P, Blaszczynski A, Shaffer HJ. Responsible Gambling Research and Industry Funding Biases. J Gambl Stud. 2019 Jun; 35(2):725-730. PMID: 30032352.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Gray HM, Shaffer PM, Nelson SE, Shaffer HJ. Changing Social Networks Among Homeless Individuals: A Prospective Evaluation of a Job- and Life-Skills Training Program. Community Ment Health J. 2016 10; 52(7):799-808. PMID: 25563486.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Shaffer, Paige. Helping more than your lungs: Smoking cessation and reductions in risk for mood/anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorders. 2014. View Publication.
    27. Shaffer, Paige. Coping motives for drinking: The link between social anxiety and drinking problems. 2012. View Publication.
    28. Shaffer, P. M.,Gaba, A., Sprinckmoller, S.P., Starratt, E.L., Smelson, D.A. (2020). . Treatment Needs and Gender Differences Among Clients Entering a Rural Drug Treatment Court with a Co-Occurring Disorder. Drug Court Review.
    29. Shaffer, P. M.,& Shaffer, H. J. (2018). Reconsidering Addiction as a Syndrome: One Disorder with Multiple Expressions. In Pickard, H., & Ahmed, S. H. (Eds.). (2018).The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction. Routledge.
    30. Shaffer, H.J., & Shaffer, P.M.(2016). Behavioral Addiction. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, second addition (Second ed., Vol. Volume 1, pp. 135-142). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
    31. Clary, K. M., Shaffer, P. M.,Gaba, A., Pinals, D. A., & Smelson, D. (2019). Comparing the treatment needs of participants with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in drug and veterans treatment courts.Journal of Substance Use, 1-7.
    32. Ladouceur, R., Shaffer, P. M.,Blaszczynski, A., & Shaffer, H. J. (In press). Brief report: Responsible gambling research and industry funding biases.Journal of Gambling Studies.
    33. Macia, K. S., Blonigen, D. M., Shaffer, P. M., Cloitre, M., & Smelson, D. A. (in press). Trauma-related differences in socio-emotional functioning predict housing and employment outcomes in homeless veterans. Social Science and Medicine. .
    34. Shaffer, H. J., & Shaffer, P. M. (2014). Psychiatric epidemiology, nosology, and treatment: considering Internet Gambling. Psychiatric Annals,44(8), 371-378.
    35. Shaffer, P.M., Posada, C., Gaba, A., Smelson, D. (2021). Engaging Vulnerable Populations in Drug Treatment Court: Six Month Outcomes from a Co-Occurring Disorder Wraparound Intervention. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
    36. Ladouceur, R., Shaffer, H.J., Shaffer, P.M., Baillargeon, L., (in press). A Warning About Measurement and Methodological Issues Associated with Coronavirus Tracking and Evaluation Across Jurisdictions. Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR, Vol. 47 No. 6).
    37. Shaffer, H. J., & Shaffer, P. M. (In press). Behavioral Addiction. In: Howard S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Third ed., Vol. 1). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
    38. Leach, R., Carreiro, S., Shaffer, P., Gaba, A., Smelson, D. (2021) Digital Health Interventions for Mental Health, Substance Use, and Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice Population: A Scoping Review. Frontiers Psychiatry.
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