About Catherine L Striley
Catherine Woodstock Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE received a Master of Social Work in 1989 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002, where she was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) predoctoral fellow. The National Institute on Drug Addiction (R03) funded her dissertation research. She completed the Master of Science in Epidemiology at Washington University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics funded by NIH in the Department of Psychiatry in 2005. She was a faculty member in that department from 2005 to June of 2011. She has been a co-investigator on many community-engaged NIH-funded studies conducted by Dr. Linda Cottler among community members, out-of-treatment drug users and women in the criminal justice system. With regards to research in drug use disorder epidemiology, Dr. Striley just revised the Substance Abuse Module for Kratom Use Disorder and conducted a study among 80 people who use kratom. As a co-investigator on the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS), Dr. Striley is managing the Virtual HealthStreet monitoring of new drug trends in the community. She also currently has a randomized trial in the field to test two community health worker interventions to increase LDCT screening for lung cancer among women 50 – 77 years old. Dr. Striley is Deputy Director of HealthStreet, a Community Health Worker (CHW) powered research site. Dr. Striley has been very involved in training in ethical research conduct and accountability. She was funded by the Office of Research Integrity to plan and co-direct the First Biannual Responsible Conduct of Research Education Instruction and Training conference at Washington University and was funded by the ORI to run a regional conference on Mentoring for the Responsible Conduct of Research. She currently teaches Population Health in Medicine, Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Ethics for Population Health and mentors PhD, MSE and MPH students. She is the program director for the Master of Science in Epidemiology and the Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology programs.
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As a psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Striley conducts community-engaged research that aims to increase community members’ recognition of need for health screening, mental health and behavioral health services and to decrease barriers to those services. She has extensive training and experience in community engaged research, including recruitment and retention of diverse community members, and in drug use, abuse and misuse epidemiology. Dr. Striley is one of the few researchers who conducts research in caffeine and energy drink misuse. She is also researching the epidemiology of movement disorders including Tourette Disorder, Dystonia and Essential Tremor.