Mirsada Serdarevic

Mirsada Serdarevic

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Hometown: Burlington, VT
Research Interests: My research interests lie in the prevention of substance abuse and in developing behavioral interventions that would target substance abuse and associated health consequences.
Long-term career goals: In the future, I hope to apply my research training at UF to improve the care and quality of life for individuals suffering from substance use disorders.
What philosophy guides your education? “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
Date Accomplishments
April 2018
  • University of Florida Graduate Student Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 80th annual meeting
October 2017
July 2017
  • Paper accepted to Current opinion in psychiatry: Serdarevic M, Striley CW, Cottler LB. Sex differences in prescription opioid use. Current opinion in psychiatry. 2017 Jul 1;30(4):238-46. doi:10.1097/YCO.0000000000000337. PMCID:PMC5675036.
June 2017
  • Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) in Montreal, Canada: “Emergency department (ED) visits, along with medical doctor (MD) visits, greatly increase odds of prescription (RX) opioid use.”
May 2017
  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction
May 2017
  • Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE) Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 79th annual meeting
April 2017
  • University of Florida Graduate Student Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 79th annual meeting
March 2017
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Pharmacoepidemiology
March 2017
  • Opinion editorial published in the Gainesville Sun on March 22, 2017: “Why are children ‘smoking’ pretzels?”
March 2017
  • Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071
March 2017
  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in the American Journal of Public Health
August 2016
  • National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Scholarship
May 2016
  • Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE) Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 78th annual meeting
April 2016
  • University of Florida Graduate Student Travel Award to the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG)
June 2015