Based on Research Conducted at OSLC

The ultimate goal of this Initiative (NIDA #R24DA051950) is rapid advancement of the recovery support services field for persons affected by opioid and polysubstance use disorders.

Project Overview

The JEAP Initiative will advance research on the efficacy and effectiveness of peer recovery supports and recovery residences for public system-involved emerging adults and justice-involved adults with opioid use disorders and medication assisted treatment experience through these main goals: (1) identify priority areas of research via engaging individuals in recovery and providers/payors, (2) grow the field of skilled early career investigators focused on this research, (3) provide seed funds and guidance to produce preliminary studies for NIH funding, and (4) conduct dissemination and outreach to the larger field. With these aims, the Initiative is poised to be a catalyst that provokes rapid expansion in the number of skilled investigators and high-quality research tackling this critical public health issue. This Initiative is a partnership between advanced researchers, persons with lived experience from the target high-risk populations (i.e., persons in recovery from substance use and/or formerly justice-involved), providers, and payors. Co-investigators on this project from outside OSLC include Paul Solomon from Sponsors, Inc. and Dr. Maryann Davis from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Visit the JEAP Initiative website here

Year Project Began: 2020
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Principal Investigator:


Formerly Affiliated Principal Investigator:

  • Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D.

Formerly Affiliated Co-Investigators:

  • Jason E. Chapman, Ph.D.
  • Tess K. Drazdowski, Ph.D.