Study Coordinator Position Summary
The Study Coordinator will be a part of a team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Study Coordinator will work on two separate NIH-funded studies of opioids and chronic pain within primary care settings. Specifically, the Study Coordinator will work 50% on each of the following studies:
- TapPro (Opioid TAPering PROtocol) is a five-year NIH-funded study to develop and pilot test a supportive nursing intervention to facilitate and assist patients and their physicians to taper opioids in patients on chronic opioid therapy when the risks exceed the benefits of continuing. For this study, we will develop the intervention systematically and begin with qualitative interviews of patients on chronic opioid therapy—some of whom have tapered—and providers. After getting feedback on our planned intervention in this initial qualitative investigation, we will pilot test the TapPro intervention as part of a randomized controlled trial in 60 patients on high dose chronic opioid therapy recruited from Montefiore primary care clinics. Patient participants will have four study visits over 6 months.
- Project PIMENTO (Pain and Medication Effects on Treatment Outcomes) is a four-year NIH-funded study to examine how prescription opioid use, misuse, and addiction are associated with HIV outcomes (such as retention in care and HIV viral load) among HIV-infected adults with chronic pain. For this study, 250 patients and 60 HIV treatment providers will be recruited from ten Montefiore outpatient clinics where patients are treated for HIV and chronic pain. Patient participants will have five study visits over 12 months. Data sources are computerized interviews, electronic medical record, blood and urine collection, and an online survey of providers.