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Mari-Lynn Drainoni, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1417
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7214-8037
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionInfectious Diseases

InstitutionBedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Mari-Lynn Drainoni, M.Ed., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health; Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine in the Boston University School of Medicine; and a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research at the Edith Norse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Drainoni's areas of expertise include the conduct of program evaluation and implementation research, and qualitative research methods. Her specific studies have focused on vlunerable and under-served populations, with a special focus on persons with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, substance abuse and mental illness, individuals with dual and triple diagnoses, and persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. She also has a strong background in managed care and in developing and implementing systems of care for complex populations. Dr. Drainoni has conducted numerous studies to evaluate demonstration programs for at-risk populations, several qualitative projects, and several mixed methods studies that include both surveys involving primary data collection and qualitative data collection and analysis. Some her recent and current studies include: 1) serving as site PI on a NIDA-funded study designed to assess the effectiveness of models of engaging HIV-infected substance users to medical care and substance abuse treatment; 2) serving as Co-PI on a NIMH/CDC-funded study of a comprehensive multi-component intervention for high-risk HIV-infected patients designed to help them adhere to care and treatment and to decrease sexual and drug use risk behaviors 3) serving as Co-PI on a CDC/HRSA-funded study examining the effectiveness of a patient navigator intervention to assist at-risk HIV-infected individuals to keep their primary care appointments; 4) serving as PI on a CDC/AHRQ-funded multi-site evaluation to improve hepatitis C screening and testing in partnership with three large community-based PCP clinics serving patients at high risk for HCV infection; 5) serving as Co-PI on a mixed methods study to examine reasons for high rates of patient refusal for HIV testing in the Emergency and Urgent Care departments in a large urban hospital; 6) serving as Evaluator on a the CDC-funded WILLOW intervention, a group-level intervention for women living with HIV that enhances awareness of HIV transmission risk behaviors, discredits myths regarding HIV prevention, teaches communication skills for negotiating safer sex, and reinforces benefits of consistent condom use; 7) serving as Co-PI on a study examining how health reform has impacted both location and quality of care for sexually transmitted infections in Massachusetts; 8) serving as Evaluator on a SAMHSA-funded study examining a model to integrate and co-locate subtance abuse treatment and primary care; 9) serving as PI on a NIDRR-funded large study of access and barriers to care among persons with disabilities that included two samples of over 1,100 total people with disabilities and over 400 care providers; 10) serving as PI on a national HRSA Center to develop guidelines for programs serving HIV-infected substance users and develop and pilot-test a national HIV and substance use training curriculum; 11) serving as Co-Investigator on an AHRQ-funded study focused on health literacy and informed consent, including using multiple methods to test and validate AHRQ's Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit designed to help researchers and IRBs to meet informed consent and HIPAA requirements; 12) serving as Lead Evaluator and Co-Investigator on two HRSA-funded demonstration interventions to reduce risk behaviors and change attitudes in related to prevention of HIV tranmission among persons living with HIV; 13) serving as PI on an evaluation of seven specialized mental health programs for individuals living with HIV/AIDS funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and 13) serving as Evaluator of a HRSA-funded intensive case management intervention for high-risk HIV-infected persons being released from incarceration.

 Publications
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  1. Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Glickman ME, Vogt D, Martin JA, Osei-Bonsu PE, Drainoni ML, Elwy AR. Postdeployment resilience as a predictor of mental health in operation enduring freedom/operation iraqi freedom returnees. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Dec; 47(6):754-61.
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  2. Drainoni ML, Sullivan M, Sequeira S, Bacic J, Hsu K. Health reform and shifts in funding for sexually transmitted infection services. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Jul; 41(7):455-60.
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  3. Schechter-Perkins EM, Koppelman E, Mitchell PM, Morgan JR, Kutzen R, Drainoni ML. Characteristics of patients who accept and decline ED rapid HIV testing. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 32(9):1109-12.
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  4. Gardner LI, Giordano TP, Marks G, Wilson TE, Craw JA, Drainoni ML, Keruly JC, Rodriguez AE, Malitz F, Moore RD, Bradley-Springer LA, Holman S, Rose CE, Girde S, Sullivan M, Metsch LR, Saag M, Mugavero MJ. Enhanced Personal Contact With HIV Patients Improves Retention in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial in 6 US HIV Clinics. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1; 59(5):725-34.
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  5. Drainoni ML, Farrell C, Sorensen-Alawad A, Palmisano JN, Chaisson C, Walley AY. Patient perspectives of an integrated program of medical care and substance use treatment. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Feb; 28(2):71-81.
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  6. Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Koppelman E, McKee MD, Christiansen CL, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Litwin AH. Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program. Qual Manag Health Care. 2014 Jan-Mar; 23(1):1-9.
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  7. Buscher A, Mugavero M, Westfall AO, Keruly J, Moore R, Drainoni ML, Sullivan M, Wilson TE, Rodriguez A, Metsch L, Gardner L, Marks G, Malitz F, Giordano TP. The association of clinical follow-up intervals in HIV-infected persons with viral suppression on subsequent viral suppression. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Aug; 27(8):459-66.
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  8. Magge H, Sprinz P, Adams WG, Drainoni ML, Meyers A. Zinc protoporphyrin and iron deficiency screening: trends and therapeutic response in an urban pediatric center. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Apr; 167(4):361-7.
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  9. Mugavero MJ, Westfall AO, Zinski A, Davila J, Drainoni ML, Gardner LI, Keruly JC, Malitz F, Marks G, Metsch L, Wilson TE, Giordano TP. Measuring retention in HIV care: the elusive gold standard. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Dec 15; 61(5):574-80.
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  10. Drainoni ML, Litwin AH, Smith BD, Koppelman EA, McKee MD, Christiansen CL, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Southern WN. Effectiveness of a risk screener in identifying hepatitis C virus in a primary care setting. Am J Public Health. 2012 Nov; 102(11):e115-21.
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  11. Gardner LI, Marks G, Craw JA, Wilson TE, Drainoni ML, Moore RD, Mugavero MJ, Rodriguez AE, Bradley-Springer LA, Holman S, Keruly JC, Sullivan M, Skolnik PR, Malitz F, Metsch LR, Raper JL, Giordano TP. A low-effort, clinic-wide intervention improves attendance for HIV primary care. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 55(8):1124-34.
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  12. Litwin AH, Smith BD, Drainoni ML, McKee D, Gifford AL, Koppelman E, Christiansen CL, Weinbaum CM, Southern WN. Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Jun; 44(6):497-503.
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  13. Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Vogt D, Glickman ME, Elwy AR, Drainoni ML, Osei-Bonsu PE, Martin J. Mental and physical health status and alcohol and drug use following return from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102 Suppl 1:S66-73.
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  14. Marks G, Gardner LI, Craw J, Giordano TP, Mugavero MJ, Keruly JC, Wilson TE, Metsch LR, Drainoni ML, Malitz F. The spectrum of engagement in HIV care: do more than 19% of HIV-infected persons in the US have undetectable viral load? Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Dec; 53(11):1168-9; author's reply 1169-70.
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  15. Vogt D, Smith B, Elwy R, Martin J, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Eisen S. Predeployment, deployment, and postdeployment risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology in female and male OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):819-31.
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  16. Vogt D, Vaughn R, Glickman ME, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Elwy R, Eisen S. Gender differences in combat-related stressors and their association with postdeployment mental health in a nationally representative sample of U.S. OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):797-806.
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  17. Hardy H, Kumar V, Doros G, Farmer E, Drainoni ML, Rybin D, Myung D, Jackson J, Backman E, Stanic A, Skolnik PR. Randomized controlled trial of a personalized cellular phone reminder system to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Mar; 25(3):153-61.
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  18. Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Christiansen CL, McKee D, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Thompson D, Koppelman E, Maher S, Litwin AH. Hepatitis C testing practices and prevalence in a high-risk urban ambulatory care setting. J Viral Hepat. 2011 Jul; 18(7):474-81.
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  19. Cortés DE, Drainoni ML, Henault LE, Paasche-Orlow MK. How to achieve informed consent for research from Spanish-speaking individuals with low literacy: a qualitative report. J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 2:172-82.
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  20. Drainoni ML, Dekker D, Lee-Hood E, Boehmer U, Relf M. HIV medical care provider practices for reducing high-risk sexual behavior: results of a qualitative study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 May; 23(5):347-56.
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  21. Drainoni ML, Rajabiun S, Rumptz M, Welles SL, Relf M, Rebholz C, Holmes L, Dyl A, Lovejoy T, Dekker D, Frye A. Health literacy of HIV-positive individuals enrolled in an outreach intervention: results of a cross-site analysis. J Health Commun. 2008 Apr-May; 13(3):287-302.
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  22. Nollen C, Drainoni ML, Sharp V. Designing and delivering a prevention project within an HIV treatment setting: lessons learned from a specialist model. AIDS Behav. 2007 Sep; 11(5 Suppl):S84-94.
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  23. Tobias CR, Cunningham W, Cabral HD, Cunningham CO, Eldred L, Naar-King S, Bradford J, Sohler NL, Wong MD, Drainoni ML. Living with HIV but without medical care: barriers to engagement. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Jun; 21(6):426-34.
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  24. Cunningham CO, Sohler NL, Wong MD, Relf M, Cunningham WE, Drainoni ML, Bradford J, Pounds MB, Cabral HD. Utilization of health care services in hard-to-reach marginalized HIV-infected individuals. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Mar; 21(3):177-86.
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  25. Sohler NL, Wong MD, Cunningham WE, Cabral H, Drainoni ML, Cunningham CO. Type and pattern of illicit drug use and access to health care services for HIV-infected people. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007; 21 Suppl 1:S68-76.
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  26. Bachman SS, Vedrani M, Drainoni ML, Tobias C, Andrew J. Variations in provider capacity to offer accessible health care for people with disabilities. J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil. 2007; 6(3):47-63.
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  27. Rajabiun S, Mallinson RK, McCoy K, Coleman S, Drainoni ML, Rebholz C, Holbert T. "Getting me back on track": the role of outreach interventions in engaging and retaining people living with HIV/AIDS in medical care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007; 21 Suppl 1:S20-9.
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  28. Cunningham WE, Sohler NL, Tobias C, Drainoni ML, Bradford J, Davis C, Cabral HJ, Cunningham CO, Eldred L, Wong MD. Health services utilization for people with HIV infection: comparison of a population targeted for outreach with the U.S. population in care. Med Care. 2006 Nov; 44(11):1038-47.
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  29. Tobias C, Wood S, Drainoni ML. Ryan White CARE Act Title II survey: services for HIV-positive substance users. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Mar; 20(3):205-12.
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  30. Tobias C, Wood S, Drainoni ML. Ryan White Title I Survey: services for HIV-positive substance users. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Jan; 20(1):58-67.
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  31. Drainoni ML, Houlihan B, Williams S, Vedrani M, Esch D, Lee-Hood E, Weiner C. Patterns of Internet use by persons with spinal cord injuries and relationship to health-related quality of life. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Nov; 85(11):1872-9.
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  32. Tobias C, Drainoni ML, Wood S. Analysis of Human Resources and Services Administration-funded services for HIV-positive substance users: a study of Ryan White CARE Act Title III, Title IV, and Special Projects of National Significance providers. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2004 Oct; 18(10):604-13.
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  33. Bachman SS, Drainoni ML, Tobias C. Medicaid managed care, substance abuse treatment, and people with disabilities: review of the literature. Health Soc Work. 2004 Aug; 29(3):189-96.
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  34. Thapar N, Warner G, Drainoni ML, Williams SR, Ditchfield H, Wierbicky J, Nesathurai S. A pilot study of functional access to public buildings and facilities for persons with impairments. Disabil Rehabil. 2004 Mar 4; 26(5):280-9.
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  35. Warner G, Drainoni ML, Parker V, Agins BD, Eldred L. Factors associated with the successful implementation of a quality improvement project in human immunodeficiency virus ambulatory care clinics. Am J Med Qual. 2004 Mar-Apr; 19(2):75-82.
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  36. Houlihan BV, Drainoni ML, Warner G, Nesathurai S, Wierbicky J, Williams S. The impact of Internet access for people with spinal cord injuries: a descriptive analysis of a pilot study. Disabil Rehabil. 2003 Apr 22; 25(8):422-31.
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  37. Bachman SS, Drainoni ML, Tobias C. State policy and practice regarding substance abuse treatment services for medicaid recipients with disabilities. Am J Addict. 2003 Mar-Apr; 12(2):166-76.
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  38. Hacker K, Drainoni ML. Mental health and illness in Boston's children and adolescents: one city's experience and its implications for mental health policy makers. Public Health Rep. 2001 Jul-Aug; 116(4):317-26.
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  39. Garnick DW, Hendricks AM, Drainoni M, Horgan CM, Comstock C. Private sector coverage of people with dual diagnoses. J Ment Health Adm. 1996; 23(3):317-28.
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