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Study shows little variance in overdose deaths when sorting by Medicaid expansion status

Kevin Griffith, PhD examined how the pandemic impacted access to substance use disorder treatment services, which are improved with Medicaid services. Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states experienced similar increases in drug and opioid overdose deaths during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finding ways to improve participation of communities of color in lung cancer clinical trials

The Study  STRIDES was started to discover strategies to improve participation of communities of color in lung cancer clinical trials. The study will focus on obtaining better understanding of the barriers to clinical trial participation among Black patients in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Initially, the project will survey and interview different people who play a role in the clinical trial process, from patients to doctors, to find out what items contribute to decreased clinical trial participation among Black patients in th