Staff Profile

Erin Stringfellow joined the ITA in October 2019. She holds a PhD in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, where she also earned her BA. She specializes in using qualitative and system dynamics methods to develop sustainable interventions and policies that support recovery from addiction.

Prior to joining the ITA, Dr. Stringfellow was a research scientist and assistant research professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she worked with a dedicated, passionate team to conduct evaluation and research of federally-funded opioid-related grants. She has held multiple affiliations with the Social System Design Lab since 2013, where she developed skills and expertise in community-based system dynamics projects addressing homelessness, behavioral health policy, and opioid overdoses.

Dr. Stringfellow is excited to return to the Boston area. Previously, she worked as a research associate at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program from 2008-2012.

She is working with Dr. Mohammad Jalali (“MJ”) to develop system dynamics models to improve policies focused on substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment for disorder, and recovery.

Selected Publications

Claypool, Anneke L; DiGennaro, Catherine; Russell, W Alton; Yildirim, Melike F; Zhang, Alan F; Reid, Zuri; Stringfellow, Erin J; Bearnot, Benjamin; Schackman, Bruce R; Humphreys, Keith; Jalali, Mohammad S

Cost-effectiveness of Increasing Buprenorphine Treatment Initiation, Duration, and Capacity Among Individuals Who Use Opioids Journal Article

In: JAMA Health Forum, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. e231080, 2023, ISSN: 2689-0186.

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Winograd, Rachel P; Coffey, Bridget; Woolfolk, Candice; Wood, Claire A; Ilavarasan, Vinith; Liss, David; Jain, Subodh; Stringfellow, Erin

To Prescribe or Not to Prescribe?: Barriers and Motivators for Progressing Along Each Stage of the Buprenorphine Training and Prescribing Path Journal Article

In: J Behav Health Serv Res, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 165–180, 2023, ISSN: 1556-3308.

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Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; DiGennaro, Catherine; Hasgul, Zeynep; Jalali, Mohammad S

Enumerating contributions of fentanyls and other factors to the unprecedented 2020 rise in opioid overdose deaths: model-based analysis Journal Article

In: PNAS Nexus, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. pgad064, 2023, ISSN: 2752-6542.

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Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; DiGennaro, Catherine; Zhang, Ziyuan; Paramasivam, Pritika; Bearnot, Benjamin; Humphreys, Keith; Jalali, Mohammad S

Long-Term Effects of Increasing Buprenorphine Treatment Seeking, Duration, and Capacity on Opioid Overdose Fatalities: A Model-Based Analysis Journal Article

In: J Addict Med, 2023, ISSN: 1935-3227.

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Dong, Huiru; Stringfellow, Erin J; Russell, W Alton; Jalali, Mohammad S

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Buprenorphine Treatment Duration in the US Journal Article

In: JAMA Psychiatry, vol. 80, iss. 1, pp. 93-95, 2023, ISSN: 2168-6238.

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Garcia, Gian-Gabriel P; Stringfellow, Erin J; DiGennaro, Catherine; Poellinger, Nicole; Wood, Jaden; Wakeman, Sarah; Jalali, Mohammad S

Opioid overdose decedent characteristics during COVID-19 Journal Article

In: Ann Med, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1081–1088, 2022, ISSN: 1365-2060.

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Weiner, Scott G; Carroll, Aleta D; Brisbon, Nicholas M; Rodriguez, Claudia P; Covahey, Charles; Stringfellow, Erin J; DiGennaro, Catherine; Jalali, Mohammad S; Wakeman, Sarah E

Evaluating disparities in prescribing of naloxone after emergency department treatment of opioid overdose Journal Article

In: J Subst Abuse Treat, vol. 139, pp. 108785, 2022, ISSN: 1873-6483.

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Beaulieu, Elizabeth; Naumann, Rebecca B; Deveaux, Genevieve; Wang, Lindsay; Stringfellow, Erin J; Lich, Kristen Hassmiller; Jalali, Mohammad S

Impacts of alcohol and opioid polysubstance use on road safety: Systematic review Journal Article

In: Accid Anal Prev, vol. 173, pp. 106713, 2022, ISSN: 1879-2057.

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Lim, Tse Yang; Stringfellow, Erin J; Stafford, Celia A; DiGennaro, Catherine; Homer, Jack B; Wakeland, Wayne; Eggers, Sara L; Kazemi, Reza; Glos, Lukas; Ewing, Emily G; Bannister, Calvin B; Humphreys, Keith; Throckmorton, Douglas C; Jalali, Mohammad S

Modeling the evolution of the US opioid crisis for national policy development Journal Article

In: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 119, no. 23, pp. e2115714119, 2022, ISSN: 1091-6490.

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Stringfellow, Erin J; Lim, Tse Yang; Humphreys, Keith; DiGennaro, Catherine; Stafford, Celia; Beaulieu, Elizabeth; Homer, Jack; Wakeland, Wayne; Bearnot, Benjamin; McHugh, R Kathryn; Kelly, John; Glos, Lukas; Eggers, Sara L; Kazemi, Reza; Jalali, Mohammad S

Reducing opioid use disorder and overdose deaths in the United States: A dynamic modeling analysis Journal Article

In: Sci Adv, vol. 8, no. 25, pp. eabm8147, 2022, ISSN: 2375-2548.

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