Scientific Record

This page highlights scientific work by members of the CSI:OPIOIDs team. It highlights some scholarly work related to the interests of CSI:OPIOIDs, but works below are not the result of the CSI:OPIOIDs study itself.

The investigative team for this study includes experts in primary care for vulnerable populations, pain, addiction, mental health and suicide. The scientific disciplines we bring to this work include health services delivery, implementation science, qualitative methods, biostatistics, database management, and medical anthropology.

Some of our investigators have prior and ongoing work that you may wish to check on Google Scholar. Google Scholar profiles are available for Stefan Kertesz, Adam Gordon, Allyson Varley, Beth Darnall, and Thomas Joiner, and all our other collaborators can be directly searched at PubMed or Google Scholar.

Notable Publications


Mardian A, Perez L, Pun T, et al. Engagement in Prescription Opioid Tapering Research: the EMPOWER Study and a Coproduction Model of Success. J Gen Intern Med. 2022;37(Suppl 1):113-117. doi:10.1007/s11606-021-07085-w


Kertesz SG, McCullough MB, Darnall BD, Varley AL. Promoting Patient-Centeredness in Opioid Deprescribing: a Blueprint for De-implementation Science. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(Suppl 3):972-977. doi:10.1007/s11606-020-06254-7

Kertesz SG, Manhapra A, Gordon AJ. Nonconsensual Dose Reduction Mandates are Not Justified Clinically or Ethically: An Analysis. J Law Med Ethics. 2020;48(2):259-267. doi:10.1177/1073110520935337


Kertesz SG, Gordon AJ. A crisis of opioids and the limits of prescription control: United States. Addiction. 2019;114(1):169-180. doi:10.1111/add.14394

2018 and earlier

Kertesz SG. Turning the tide or riptide? The changing opioid epidemic. Subst Abus. 2017;38(1):3-8. doi:10.1080/08897077.2016.1261070

Joiner, T. Why People Die By Suicide (book). Harvard University Press. 2007. ISBN 9780674025493.