Maria Pagano

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Principal Investigator
Helping Others Live Sober

Dr. Maria Pagano is Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University and is the current recipient of a career development award funded by NIAAA to further her career training and research skills in the study of prosocial behaviors among adults and adolescents in addiction recovery. Dr. Pagano is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience as a research scientist of more than 5 R01 longitudinal, naturalistic studies with individuals with substance use disorders and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Dr. Pagano has extensive experience as a senior statistician, publishing more than 10 peer-reviewed investigations each year that employed advanced statistical methods. Her independent line of research focuses on service as a mechanism of behavioral change in 12-step programs of recovery

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Addiction recovery among adult and youth populations
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Psychiatric comorbidity
  • Treatment outcomes, including abstinence and recidivism
  • 12-step facilitated treatment
  • Social networks

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