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Karen Chan Osilla

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSocial Work
AddressMRF 214
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0411
Phone+1 213 740 2711
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    1. Ober AJ, Watkins KE, McCullough CM, Setodji CM, Osilla K, Hunter SB. Patient predictors of substance use disorder treatment initiation in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Jul; 90:64-72. PMID: 29866385.
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    2. Osilla K, Watkins KE, D'Amico EJ, McCullough CM, Ober AJ. Effects of motivational interviewing fidelity on substance use treatment engagement in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Apr; 87:64-69. PMID: 29471928.
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    3. Osilla K, Pedersen ER, Tolpadi A, Howard SS, Phillips JL, Gore KL. The Feasibility of a Web Intervention for Military and Veteran Spouses Concerned About Their Partner's Alcohol Misuse. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2018 Jan; 45(1):57-73. PMID: 28039559.
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    4. Ober AJ, Watkins KE, Hunter SB, Ewing B, Lamp K, Lind M, Becker K, Heinzerling K, Osilla K, Diamant AL, Setodji CM. Assessing and improving organizational readiness to implement substance use disorder treatment in primary care: findings from the SUMMIT study. BMC Fam Pract. 2017 12 21; 18(1):107. PMID: 29268702.
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    5. Kennedy DP, Osilla K, Hunter SB, Golinelli D, Maksabedian Hernandez E, Tucker JS. A pilot test of a motivational interviewing social network intervention to reduce substance use among housing first residents. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Mar; 86:36-44. PMID: 29415849.
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    6. Iyiewuare PO, McCullough C, Ober A, Becker K, Osilla K, Watkins KE. Demographic and Mental Health Characteristics of Individuals Who Present to Community Health Clinics With Substance Misuse. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2017 Jan-Dec; 4:2333392817734523. PMID: 29124080.
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    7. Osilla K, Trail TE, Pedersen ER, Gore KL, Tolpadi A, Rodriguez LM. Efficacy of a Web-based Intervention for Concerned Spouses of Service Members and Veterans with Alcohol Misuse. J Marital Fam Ther. 2018 Apr; 44(2):292-306. PMID: 28972265.
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    8. Watkins KE, Ober AJ, Lamp K, Lind M, Setodji C, Osilla K, Hunter SB, McCullough CM, Becker K, Iyiewuare PO, Diamant A, Heinzerling K, Pincus HA. Collaborative Care for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders in Primary Care: The SUMMIT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 01; 177(10):1480-1488. PMID: 28846769.
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    9. Kulesza M, Watkins KE, Ober AJ, Osilla K, Ewing B. Internalized stigma as an independent risk factor for substance use problems among primary care patients: Rationale and preliminary support. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Nov 01; 180:52-55. PMID: 28869858.
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    10. Rodriguez LM, Osilla K, Trail TE, Gore KL, Pedersen ER. Alcohol Use Among Concerned Partners of Heavy Drinking Service Members and Veterans. J Marital Fam Ther. 2018 Apr; 44(2):277-291. PMID: 28782116.
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    11. Osilla K, Kulesza M, Miranda J. Bringing alcohol treatment to driving under the influence programs: Perceptions from first-time offenders. Alcohol Treat Q. 2017; 35(2):113-129. PMID: 28943712.
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    12. Kase CA, Osilla K, Seelam R, Woodbridge MW, Stein BD. A Preliminary Evaluation of Interactive Video Simulation Training for Campus Law Enforcement in California. Rand Health Q. 2017 Jan; 6(2):4. PMID: 28845342.
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    13. Watkins KE, Ober AJ, Lamp K, Lind M, Diamant A, Osilla K, Heinzerling K, Hunter SB, Pincus HA. Implementing the Chronic Care Model for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders in Primary Care. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2017; 11(4):397-407. PMID: 29332853.
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    14. Pacula RL, Hunter SB, Ober AJ, Osilla K, Vardavas R, Blanchard JC, DeVries D, Drabo EF, Leuschner KJ, Stewart W, Walters J. Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Prescription Drug Misuse Among Active-Duty Service Members. Rand Health Q. 2017 Jan; 7(1):8. PMID: 29057158.
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    15. Pedersen ER, Osilla K, Miles JN, Tucker JS, Ewing BA, Shih RA, D'Amico EJ. The role of perceived injunctive alcohol norms in adolescent drinking behavior. Addict Behav. 2017 Apr; 67:1-7. PMID: 27978424.
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    16. Osilla K, Kennedy DP, Hunter SB, Maksabedian E. Feasibility of a computer-assisted social network motivational interviewing intervention for substance use and HIV risk behaviors for housing first residents. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2016 09 07; 11(1):14. PMID: 27604543; PMCID: PMC5015231.
    17. Martsolf GR, Osilla K, Mandel D, Hepner KA, Farmer CM. Assessing the Quality and Value of Psychological Health Care in Civilian Health Plans: Lessons and Implications for the Military Health System. Rand Health Q. 2016 May 09; 5(4):16. PMID: 28083426.
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    18. Blanchard J, Hunter SB, Osilla K, Stewart W, Walters J, Pacula RL. A Systematic Review of the Prevention and Treatment of Prescription Drug Misuse. Mil Med. 2016 05; 181(5):410-23. PMID: 27136647.
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    19. Grant S, Pedersen ER, Osilla K, Kulesza M, D'Amico EJ. It is time to develop appropriate tools for assessing minimal clinically important differences, performance bias and quality of evidence in reviews of behavioral interventions. Addiction. 2016 Sep; 111(9):1533-5. PMID: 27095296.
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    20. Sontag-Padilla L, Woodbridge MW, Mendelsohn J, D'Amico EJ, Osilla K, Jaycox LH, Eberhart NK, Burnam AM, Stein BD. Factors Affecting Mental Health Service Utilization Among California Public College and University Students. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 01; 67(8):890-7. PMID: 27032662.
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    21. Kaufman JH, Seelam R, Woodbridge MW, Sontag-Padilla L, Osilla K, Stein BD. Student Mental Health in California's K-12 Schools: School Principal Reports of Common Problems and Activities to Address Them. Rand Health Q. 2016 Jan 29; 5(3):9. PMID: 28083406.
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    22. Meadows SO, Beckett MK, Bowling K, Golinelli D, Fisher MP, Martin LT, Meredith LS, Osilla K. Family Resilience in the Military: Definitions, Models, and Policies. Rand Health Q. 2016 Jan 29; 5(3):12. PMID: 28083409.
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    23. Ramchand R, Ayer L, Fisher G, Osilla K, Barnes-Proby D, Wertheimer S. Suicide Postvention in the Department of Defense: Evidence, Policies and Procedures, and Perspectives of Loss Survivors. Rand Health Q. 2015 Nov 30; 5(2):20. PMID: 28083396.
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    24. Sims CS, Vaughan CA, Theologis H, Boal A, Osilla K. Navigating the Road to Reintegration: Status and Continuing Support of the U.S. Air Force's Wounded Warriors. Rand Health Q. 2015 Nov 30; 5(2):17. PMID: 28083393.
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    25. Grant S, Pedersen ER, Osilla K, Kulesza M, D'Amico EJ. Reviewing and interpreting the effects of brief alcohol interventions: comment on a Cochrane review about motivational interviewing for young adults. Addiction. 2016 Sep; 111(9):1521-7. PMID: 26508301.
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    26. Osilla K, Paddock SM, Leininger TJ, D'Amico EJ, Ewing BA, Watkins KE. A pilot study comparing in-person and web-based motivational interviewing among adults with a first-time DUI offense. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2015 Sep 03; 10:18. PMID: 26334629; PMCID: PMC4636762.
    27. Osilla K, Goldweber A, Seelam R, Kase CA, Roth E, Stein BD. Mental Health Trainings in California's K-12 System Are Associated with Increased Confidence and Likelihood to Intervene with and Refer Students. Rand Health Q. 2015 Jul 15; 5(1):18. PMID: 28083371.
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    28. Osilla K, Woodbridge MW, Seelam R, Kase CA, Roth E, Stein BD. Mental Health Trainings in California's Higher Education System Are Associated with Increased Confidence and Likelihood to Intervene with and Refer Students. Rand Health Q. 2015 Jul 15; 5(1):17. PMID: 28083370.
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    29. Brown RA, Marshall GN, Breslau J, Farris C, Osilla K, Pincus HA, Ruder T, Voorhies P, Barnes-Proby D, Pfrommer K, Miyashiro L, Rana Y, Adamson DM. Access to Behavioral Health Care for Geographically Remote Service Members and Dependents in the U.S. Rand Health Q. 2015 Jul 15; 5(1):21. PMID: 28083374.
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    30. Osilla K, Miles JN, Hunter SB, D'Amico EJ. The longitudinal relationship between employment and substance use among at-risk adolescents. J Child Adolesc Behav. 2015 Jun; 3(3). PMID: 26448969.
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    31. Pedersen ER, Miles JN, Osilla K, Ewing BA, Hunter SB, D'Amico EJ. The effects of mental health symptoms and marijuana expectancies on marijuana use and consequences among at-risk adolescents. J Drug Issues. 2015 Apr 01; 45(2):151-165. PMID: 25977590.
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    32. Osilla K, Ortiz JA, Miles JN, Pedersen ER, Houck JM, D'Amico EJ. How group factors affect adolescent change talk and substance use outcomes: implications for motivational interviewing training. J Couns Psychol. 2015 Jan; 62(1):79-86. PMID: 25602608; PMCID: PMC4300532.
    33. Osilla K, Barnes-Proby D, Gilbert ML, Ramchand R. A Case Study Evaluating the Fidelity of Suicide Prevention Workshops in California. Rand Health Q. 2014 Dec 30; 4(3):11. PMID: 28560080.
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    34. D'Amico EJ, Houck JM, Hunter SB, Miles JN, Osilla K, Ewing BA. Group motivational interviewing for adolescents: change talk and alcohol and marijuana outcomes. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Feb; 83(1):68-80. PMID: 25365779; PMCID: PMC4324015.
    35. Ewing BA, Osilla K, Pedersen ER, Hunter SB, Miles JN, D'Amico EJ. Longitudinal family effects on substance use among an at-risk adolescent sample. Addict Behav. 2015 Feb; 41:185-91. PMID: 25452064; PMCID: PMC4314308.
    36. Osilla K, Pedersen ER, Ewing BA, Miles JN, Ramchand R, D'Amico EJ. The effects of purchasing alcohol and marijuana among adolescents at-risk for future substance use. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2014 Sep 18; 9:38. PMID: 25231097; PMCID: PMC4177688.
    37. Osilla K, Pedersen ER, Gore K, Trail T, Howard SS. Study design to develop and pilot-test a web intervention for partners of military service members with alcohol misuse. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2014 Sep 02; 9(1):18. PMID: 25179672; PMCID: PMC4159379.
    38. Chinman M, Ebener P, Burkhart Q, Osilla K, Imm P, Paddock SM, Wright PA. Evaluating the impact of getting to outcomes-underage drinking on prevention capacity and alcohol merchant attitudes and selling behaviors. Prev Sci. 2014 Aug; 15(4):485-96. PMID: 23564504.
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    39. Pedersen ER, Miles JN, Hunter SB, Osilla K, Ewing BA, D'Amico EJ. Perceived norms moderate the association between mental health symptoms and drinking outcomes among at-risk adolescents. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Sep; 74(5):736-45. PMID: 23948533; PMCID: PMC3749317.
    40. D'Amico EJ, Hunter SB, Miles JN, Ewing BA, Osilla K. A randomized controlled trial of a group motivational interviewing intervention for adolescents with a first time alcohol or drug offense. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(5):400-8. PMID: 23891459; PMCID: PMC3826597.
    41. Ebener P, Malone P, Imm P, Osilla K, Paddock SM, Wright PA, Burkhart Q. The Carrot and the Stick: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Influences on Responsible Merchant Practices to Reduce Underage Drinking. J Community Psychol. 2013 May; 41(4):463-470. PMID: 29051676.
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    42. Woo SM, Hepner KA, Gilbert EA, Osilla K, Hunter SB, Muñoz RF, Watkins KE. Training Addiction Counselors to Implement an Evidence-Based Intervention: Strategies for Increasing Organizational and Provider Acceptance. Cogn Behav Pract. 2013 May 01; 20(2):232-244. PMID: 23734072.
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    43. Stein BD, Sontag-Padilla L, Osilla K, Woodbridge MW, Kase CA, Jaycox LH, D'Amico EJ, Cerully JL, Eberhart NK, Golan S. Interventions to Improve Student Mental Health: A Literature Review to Guide Evaluation of California's Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. Rand Health Q. 2013; 2(4):4. PMID: 28083276.
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    44. Osilla K, Hunter SB, Ewing BA, Ramchand R, Miles JN, D'Amico EJ. The effects of employment among adolescents at-risk for future substance use. Addict Behav. 2013 Mar; 38(3):1616-9. PMID: 23254207; PMCID: PMC3558640.
    45. D'Amico EJ, Osilla K, Miles JN, Ewing B, Sullivan K, Katz K, Hunter SB. Assessing motivational interviewing integrity for group interventions with adolescents. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Dec; 26(4):994-1000. PMID: 22642853; PMCID: PMC3540190.
    46. Wagner G, Osilla K, Garnett J, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Bhatti L, Witt M, Goetz MB. Provider and patient correlates of provider decisions to recommend HCV treatment to HIV co-infected patients. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2012 Jul-Aug; 11(4):245-51. PMID: 22564797; PMCID: PMC3419326.
    47. Osilla K, D'Amico EJ, Díaz-Fuentes CM, Lara M, Watkins KE. Multicultural web-based motivational interviewing for clients with a first-time DUI offense. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2012 Apr; 18(2):192-202. PMID: 22506822; PMCID: PMC3335756.
    48. Hunter SB, Watkins KE, Hepner KA, Paddock SM, Ewing BA, Osilla K, Perry S. Treating depression and substance use: a randomized controlled trial. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Sep; 43(2):137-51. PMID: 22301087; PMCID: PMC3345298.
    49. Osilla K, Van Busum K, Schnyer C, Larkin JW, Eibner C, Mattke S. Systematic review of the impact of worksite wellness programs. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Feb 01; 18(2):e68-81. PMID: 22435887.
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    50. Osilla K, Wagner G, Garnett J, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Witt M, Bhatti L, Goetz MB. Patient and provider characteristics associated with the decision of HIV coinfected patients to start hepatitis C treatment. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Sep; 25(9):533-8. PMID: 21823907; PMCID: PMC3157303.
    51. Chinman M, Burkhart Q, Ebener P, Fan CC, Imm P, Osilla K, Paddock SM, Wright A. The premises is the premise: understanding off- and on-premises alcohol sales outlets to improve environmental alcohol prevention strategies. Prev Sci. 2011 Jun; 12(2):181-91. PMID: 21373877.
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    52. D'Amico EJ, Osilla K, Hunter SB. Developing a Group Motivational Interviewing Intervention for Adolescents At-Risk for Developing an Alcohol or Drug use Disorder. Alcohol Treat Q. 2010 Oct; 28(4):417-436. PMID: 21113392.
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    53. Ramchand R, Schell TL, Karney BR, Osilla K, Burns RM, Caldarone LB. Disparate prevalence estimates of PTSD among service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan: possible explanations. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Feb; 23(1):59-68. PMID: 20135699.
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    54. Osilla K, Ryan G, Bhatti L, Goetz M, Witt M, Wagner G. Factors that influence an HIV coinfected patient's decision to start hepatitis C treatment. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 Dec; 23(12):993-9. PMID: 19929229; PMCID: PMC2832645.
    55. Osilla K, dela Cruz E, Miles JN, Zellmer S, Watkins K, Larimer ME, Marlatt GA. Exploring productivity outcomes from a brief intervention for at-risk drinking in an employee assistance program. Addict Behav. 2010 Mar; 35(3):194-200. PMID: 19897312; PMCID: PMC2821832.
    56. Wagner G, Ryan G, Osilla K, Bhatti L, Goetz M, Witt M. Treat early or wait and monitor? A qualitative analysis of provider hepatitis C virus treatment decision-making in the context of HIV coinfection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2009 Sep; 23(9):715-25. PMID: 19663714; PMCID: PMC2832644.
    57. Osilla K, Hepner KA, Muñoz RF, Woo S, Watkins K. Developing an integrated treatment for substance use and depression using cognitive-behavioral therapy. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2009 Dec; 37(4):412-20. PMID: 19540701; PMCID: PMC2855309.
    58. Bobashev GV, Zule WA, Osilla K, Kline TL, Wechsberg WM. Transactional sex among men and women in the south at high risk for HIV and other STIs. J Urban Health. 2009 Jul; 86 Suppl 1:32-47. PMID: 19513853; PMCID: PMC2705487.
    59. Edelen MO, Miles JN, Osilla K, Wenzel SL. Further validity evidence for the dimensions of change in therapeutic community treatment instrument. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2008; 34(3):285-92. PMID: 18428071.
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    60. Osilla K, Zellmer SP, Larimer ME, Neighbors C, Marlatt GA. A brief intervention for at-risk drinking in an employee assistance program. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Jan; 69(1):14-20. PMID: 18080060.
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    61. Osilla K, Lonczak HS, Mail PD, Larimer ME, Marlatt GA. Regular tobacco use among American Indian and Alaska native adolescents: an examination of protective mechanisms. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2007; 6(3-4):143-53. PMID: 19842310.
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