ASL Child Study
Blood flow to the brain is really important for our brain health as it ensures nutrients and hormones get to our brain cells and it also helps remove waste.
Arterial Spin Labeling is a non-invasive MRI brain scan (i.e. no injections or contract involved) to measure blood flow to the brain.
Multiband ASL for Neurodevelopment
In this study we will use this type of MRI to measure this important biomarker to understand functional brain development in both healthy populations and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Megan Herting, PhD is co-PI with Dr. Danny Wang.
Evaluation of Two Tribal MAT Grants
The USC team will also conduct a program evaluation to assess grantee efforts as well as successes and areas for improvement in both the NMAT and TUICDBP grants. Regarding grantee efforts, the USC team seeks to understand strengths, challenges, and key takeaways of grantee approaches to implementing community-defined best practices.
Substance Use Disorder Policy Advocacy Training Program
USC is delivering the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Advocacy Training Program to address the need for policy advocates focused on SUD issues in California’s American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities.
Collaboration Improvement Project
Challenges around collaboration between state/local entities and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Tribal nations and Tribal/Urban Indian organizations are common nationwide and span many areas of work. Seeking to learn more about and address some of these challenges, the USC Keck School of Medicine will carry out a project to explore and address some of these challenges as they relate to substance use disorder/opioid use disorder in California.