Research Grants

Funding For:

Promoting Better Pain Management Outcomes: Precision Decision Support for Opioid Prescription

Prescription Drugs / Substance Use


Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017



Summary of the Project:

This study will use claims data for active-duty U.S. Army personnel to investigate the feasibility and impact of a personalized decision support system that can assist physicians with prescribing decisions by predicting a patient’s risk of developing opioid dependence. The work has the potential to improve opioid prescribing practices and minimize the likelihood of opioid addiction.

Media Coverage

October 21, 2019

"The Value of Shorter Initial Opioid Prescriptions: A Simulation Evaluation"

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Author: Bjarnadóttir MV, Anderson DR, Prasad K, Agarwal R, Nelson DA