Christopher Barrick, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Christopher Barrick.

ADDRESS:
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
303 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

PHONE: 716-829-3280

Christopher Barrick's research interests focus on two broad areas: looking at effective ways to disseminate evidence-based interventions into broad clinical practice and using technology to facilitate clinical substance abuse research.

He has developed an alternate form of the telephone-based clinical skill assessment tool (T-CAT), with an interactive voice recording (IVR)-based approach to assessment. This has promise as a method to allow for improved clinical skill assessment for a variety of training methods in the alcohol and drug abuse treatment fields. Barrick plans to continue to develop the T-CAT measure and compare its usefulness to traditional role play assessment. In addition, he is looking at ways to better integrate computer and interactive voice recording (IVR)-based technologies into broader dissemination and intervention efforts.

He has also been involved in adapting face-to-face Coping Skills Training (CST) for women with alcoholic partners to a Skills Training program designed to be accessed by individuals at a stand-alone website, and has used computer and web-based technologies to disseminate new models of therapies to community clinician

Education

  • PhD, University at Buffalo
  • BA, Canisius College

Areas of Research

  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse clinical training
  • Dissemination and implementation in the substance abuse treatment field
  • Elderly population
  • Internet and distance learning methods
  • Developing more effective methods to deliver and assess clinical interventions and clinical training using technology-based methods (such as interactive voice recording [IVR])

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NGC 798 DNP Project I
  • NGC 799 DNP Project II

Recent Publications

Ruch, A., Barrick, C., Homish, G., Ecker, M., & Quattrin, T. (in press). Comparing educational approaches to improve knowledge on child nutrition in daycare workers: An online randomized experiment. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Walitzer, K. S., Dearing, R. L., Barrick, C., & Shyhalla, K. (2015). Tobacco smoking among male and female alcohol treatment-seekers: Clinical complexities, treatment length of stay, and goal achievement. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(2), 166–173. http://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2014.962050

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., Barrick, C., & Shyhalla, K. (2015). Modeling the innovation decision process: Dissemination and adoption of a motivational interviewing preparatory procedure in addiction outpatient clinics. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2015.04.003

Rychtarik, R. G., McGillicuddy, N. B., & Barrick, C. (2015). Web-based coping skills training for women whose partner has a drinking problem. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 29(1), 26-33. http://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000032

Rychtarik, R., McGillicuddy, N., & Barrick, C. (2013). Reaching women under stress from a partner’s drinking problem: Assessing interest in online help. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 31(3), 185-196. doi:10.1080/15228835.2013.803214

Barrick, C. & Homish, G. G. (2011). Readiness to change and training expectations prior to a training workshop for substance abuse clinicians. Substance Use and Misuse 48(6), 1032-6.

Grier, N. L., Homish, G. G., Rowe, D., & Barrick, C. (2011). Promoting information sharing for multijurisdictional public health emergency preparedness. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 17, 1–6.

Smith, P. H., Homish, G. G., Barrick, C., & Grier, N.L. (2011). Using touch-screen technology to assess smoking in a low SES primary care clinic. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(14), 1750-4.

Grants

Current

2018-2020
Principal Investigator
CCBHC Services Enhancement Project
SAMHSA/BestSelf Behavioral Health Incorporated
Award Amount: $150,000

2018-2020
Co-Investigator (PI: Dermen)
Developing a Tailored, Web-Delivered, Motivational Interviewing-Based Intervention to Promote Oral Health
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Award Amount: $250,000

2018-2020
Co-Investigator (PI: Leonard)
Expansion of MAT Practice in New York State, Year 2
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
Award Amount: $250,000

2018-2019
Co-Investigator (PI: Smallwood)
New York State Area Health Education Center System (AHEC)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Award Amount: $1,162,873

2019-2020
Co-Investigator (PI: Chang)
Behavioral Health Integration in Native American Primary Care Clinic (supplement)
Health Resources and Services Administration (implementation grant)
Award Amount: $500,000

2017-2021
Co-Investigator (PI: Chang)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program
Health Resources and Services Administration
Award Amount: ($1,920,000)

2017-2020
Co-Investigator (PI: Chang)
Behavioral Health Integration in a Native American Primary Care Clinic
Health Resources and Services Administration (implementation grant)
Award Amount: $1,000,000

2016-2021
Co-Investigator (PI: Rychtarik)
eHealth Coping Skills Training and Coach Support for Women Whose Partner Has a Drinking Problem
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Award Amount: $3,000,000

Completed

2017-2018
Co-Investigator (PI: Leonard)
Expansion of MAT Practice in New York State
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
Award Amount: $500,000

2012-2016
Principal Investigator
Development of a Telephone-Based Clinical Skills Assessment Tool
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Award Amount: $408,039

2009-2013
Co-Investigator (PI: Rychtarik)
Developing Web Delivered Coping Skills Training for Women with Alcoholic Partners
(RC1-AA019028)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Award Amount: $1,000,000

Professional Activities

  • Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health Intramural Loan Repayment Program
  • Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Addictions
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Addictive Behaviors
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Behavior Therapist
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Gerontology
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Social Psychology
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Substance Abuse
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Substance Use
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychological Services
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Committee Member, PCRI Scientific Review Committee
  • Member, Treatment Committee Consortium of Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in WNY