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Krista Scorsone, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Title: Advanced Health Services Research and Development Fellowship
Location: Denver
See Dr. Scorsone's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
Dr. Scorsone is a research fellow at the Seattle-Denver COIN. Her research interests include studying system- and patient-level barriers to accessing mental health and substance abuse treatment in rural communities. Her focus is on developing innovative strategies to address the opioid epidemic, facilitate care delivery to marginalized populations, and address the disparities in treatment for opioid use disorder experienced by underserved and rural communities. She received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Rochester and her PhD in Nursing Research from the University of New Mexico.

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Recent Publications


The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Scorsone's publication (the number in parenthesis is the times that research field has appeared). The categories are based on 2 publications with 6 citations of her work, 50% of her publications have at least 1 citation:

  • Clinical Research (2)
  • Rural Health (2)
  • Behavioral and Social Science (1)
  • Prescription Drug Abuse (1)
  • Brain Disorders (1)
  • Substance Abuse (1)




Scorsone KL, Haozous EA, Hayes L, Cox KJ. Ending the Chase: Experiences of Rural Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder. Subst Use Misuse. 2021 Apr 19:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2021.1914109. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33871309.



Scorsone KL, Haozous EA, Hayes L, Cox KJ. Overcoming Barriers: Individual Experiences Obtaining Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. Qual Health Res. 2020 Nov;30(13):2103-2117. doi: 10.1177/1049732320938689. Epub 2020 Jul 21.
PMID: 32691670.

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Media (Video, Podcast, Other)


Webinar: Virtual Chronic Pain Care: Current State & Future Directions

by Joseph Frank, MD, MPH ; Krista Scorsone, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Seminar date: 12/7/2021

Description: The session will provide an overview of virtual chronic pain care resources and an introduction to pain self-management support apps. We will present an update on two pilot studies of virtual pain care interventions and discuss future directions for research and clinical care.

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