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Karen Osilla, PhD


Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Selected Publications:

Osilla, K. C., Becker, K., Ecola, L., Hurley, B., Manuel, J. K., Ober, A., ... & Watkins, K. E. (2020). Study design to evaluate a group-based therapy for support persons of adults on buprenorphine/naloxone. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 15(1), 1-11.

Matsuda, M., Osilla, K. C., Kennedy, D. P., & Paddock, S. M. (2020). Social networks of clients in first-time DUI programs. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 81(5), 655-663.

Osilla, K.C., Paddock, S.M., McCullough, C.M., Jonsson, L., & Watkins, K.E (2019). Randomized Clinical Trial Examining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals with a First-Time DUI Offense. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. doi: 10.1111/acer.14161

Osilla, K. C., Seelam, R., Parast, L., & D’Amico, E. J. (2019). Associations between driving under the influence or riding with an impaired driver and future substance use among adolescents. Traffic Injury Prevention. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2019.1615620

D’Amico, E. J., Parast, L., Osilla, K. C., Seelam, R., Meredith, L. S., Shadel, W. G., & Stein, B. D. (2019). Understanding which Teenagers Benefit Most from a Brief Primary Care Substance Use Intervention. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3014

Ramchand, R., Saunders, J., Osilla, K. C., Ebener, P., Kotzias, V., Thornton, E., Strang, L., & Cahill, M. (2019). Suicide prevention in U.S. law enforcement agencies: an environmental scan of current practices. Journal of Policy and Criminal Psychology, 34, 55-66.

Trail, T. E., Osilla, K. C., Rodriguez, L. M., Pedersen, E. R., & Gore, K. L. (2019). Exploring the association between changes in partner behaviors, perceived service member drinking, and relationship quality: Secondary analysis of a web-based intervention for military partners. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 98, 68-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.01.002

Osilla, K. C., Trail, T. E., Pedersen, E. R., Gore, K. L., Tolpadi, A., & Rodriguez, L. M. (2017). Efficacy of a Web‐based Intervention for Concerned Spouses of Service Members and Veterans with Alcohol Misuse. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 44, 292-306. PMCID: PMC5882610

Osilla, K. C., Watkins, K. E., D’Amico, E. J., McCullough, C. M., & Ober, A. J. (2018). Effects of motivational interviewing fidelity on substance use treatment engagement in primary care. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 87, 64-69. PMCID: PMC5831199

Kennedy, D. P., Osilla, K. C., Hunter, S. B., Golinelli, D., Maksabedian, E., & Tucker, J. S. (2018). A Pilot Test of a Motivational Interviewing Social Network Intervention to Reduce Substance Use among Housing First Residents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 86, 36-44. PMCID: PMC5808606

Watkins, K.E., Ober, A.J., Lamp, K., Lind, M., Setodji, C.M., Osilla, K.C., Hunter, S.B., McCullough, C.M., Becker, K., Iyiewuare, P.O., Diamant, A., Heinzerling, K., & Pincus, H.A. (2017). Collaborative care for opioid and alcohol use disorders in primary care: The SUMMIT randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(10), 1480-1488. PMCID: PMC5710213