Erick Guerrero

I-Lead Institute

Erick Guerrero completed his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago in 2009. In 2016, Dr. Guerrero received tenure as Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. Since 2018, he has been serving as the Founder and Director at the I-LEAD Institute, a research and consulting firm in Silicon Beach. Dr Guerrero has a background in clinical psychology and organizational behavior. As a clinician, he has provided counseling to individuals and families for the past 23 years. As an organizational researcher, Dr Guerrero has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 2 books on implementation of evidence-based practices in health and human service organizations. Dr Guerrero currently co-leads three large studies on disparities and implementation research to respond to the opioid epidemic funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health. He is also leading culturally responsive consortiums to respond to other public health crises including institutional racism and COVID-19.

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Despite the significant burden of substance use disorders (SUD) across the world, SUD treatment systems face significant challenges to ensure immediate access to effective care. Prevention and treatment of SUDs is generally underfunded and its effectiveness to reduce substance use is frequently questioned. This book presents system level factors that may contribute to improving SUD prevention and treatment, particularly for underserved, and racial and ethnic minority populations. The authors provide theory-based approaches to prevention, as well as evidence-based spiritual, managerial, and leadership approaches to improve the effectiveness of SUD treatments. These approaches include modifiable system and organizational level factors that policy makers, healthcare administrators, treatment providers, and consumers can use to reduce the significant socio-economic burden of SUD on our society.

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