MRHN III Projects: Buprenorphine Supplement

Grant Details

Funder: NIMH

Grant Number: U19MH121738-02S2  (supplement to main MHRN cooperative agreement)

Grant Period: 9/17/2020 – 8/31/2022

Narrative: This large observational study will evaluate the effects of initiating buprenorphine treatment on subsequent suicidal behavior among people with opioid use disorder, including those with and without co-occurring mental health conditions or other known risk factors for suicidal behavior. We will use comprehensive health records data from four large health systems serving a combined member/patient population of approximately 11 million. Analyses will examine the overall effect of buprenorphine treatment on subsequent suicide attempts or death, heterogeneity of effects in patient subgroups, and specificity of effects to buprenorphine vs other medications.

  • Lead Site: KPWA
    • Overall PI: Greg Simon
    • Lead Project Manager: Erika Holden
  • Participating Sites/Subcontractors:
    • KPNC – Site PI: Cynthia Campell
    • KPSC – Site PI: Rulin Hechter
    • Henry Ford – Site PI: Brian Ahmedani
  • Funder Contacts:
    • Science Officer: Susan Azrin
    • Program Official: Michael Freed
    • Grants Management Official: Julie Bergerud
  • Awarded Budget (Total Cost):
    • Year 1: $514,616
    • Year 2: $274,321

Documents & Reports

Funding Announcement: PA-18-591

Planned inclusion/enrollment report

Most recent inclusion/enrollment report


Personnel Contact List

Human Subjects: YES

  • IRB Review:
    • KPWA is single IRB reviewing for KPWA, KPNC, and KPSC – Approved waiver of consent for use of records data
    • Henry Ford determined to be exempt
    • KPWA IRBnet File: [1649129] Buprenorphine Effect on Suicidal Behavior

Clinical Trial: NO


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