May 3, 2018

Cindy Crone

Cindy Crone
Assistant Professor
 

Health Care Industry Council, Advisory to St. Louis (District Seven) Federal Reserve Bank President, James Bullard

Education

1991, Master of Nursing Science, Perinatal Nursing, Administrative Track, UAMS
1978, Bachelor of Nursing Science, UAMS
2001 – 2004 Fellowship Cohort, RWJF Executive Nurse Leadership Program, UCSF

Research Interests

  • Health Equity, particularly among high-risk, vulnerable populations
  • Social Determinants of Health, Access to Quality Health Services, Data-Driven Quality Improvement, Coordination of Health and Social Supports, Two-Generation Approach, Prevention of HIV, Prevention of Substance Misuse,
  • Prevention of Homelessness

Research Funding/Projects

2019 – 2024 Project HEAL (Helping Every African American Live Longer): A program to prevent HIV and Viral Hepatitis by inserting culturally respectful, evidence based interventions into a licensed substance use disorder treatment program. SAMHSA-CSAT: $2.500,000. Co-Author and Co-Principal Investigator (PI); LaTunja Sockwell, DPFM RED, PI. SubAwardee: Better Community Development.

2018 – 2023 Home Together: A program to decrease homelessness and improve family health and well-being through an integrated, family-focused and coordinated two-generation approach to serving homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children who also have a serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder and their families. SAMHSA-CMHS; $2,497,014. Primary author and PI. SubAwardee: Our House Shelter.

2018 – 2023 Saving AR Future: An HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Substance Use Disorder Prevention project designed to improve health and decrease health disparities among African American college-age individuals (18-24 years) in collaboration with 13 Arkansas colleges (located in all five AR health districts). SAMHSA-CSAP; $1,383,225. Primary author and PI. SubAwardee: LinQ for Life.

2018 – 2019 Adult Drug Court: Understanding Promoters and Barriers to Uptake and Adherence of Oral Truvada for PrEP. Gilead Sciences Investigator-Sponsored Research. $249,544. Co-author and Co-PI; Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, DCFM RED, PI.

2016 – 2019 Passion Project: Targeted Capacity Expansion – HIV Minority Women: Expand Gender-Specific and Evidence-Based Services for African American women with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) to reduce SUD and HIV/VH in Pulaski County, Arkansas. SAMHSA-CSAT; $1,342,664. Primary author and PI. SubAwardee: Better Community Development.

2013 – 2014 Level One Establishment Grant for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges. Awarded to the Arkansas Insurance Department by DHHS-CMS-Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO); $10,641,403. Co-author and Project Director.

2013 – 2014 Level One Establishment Grant for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges. Awarded to the Arkansas Insurance Department by DHHS-CMS-Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO); $16,470,852. Co-author and Project Director.

2012 – 2013 Level One Establishment Grant for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges. Awarded to the Arkansas Insurance Department by DHHS-CMS-Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO); $18,595,072. Co-author and Project Director.

2012 – 2013 Level One Establishment Grant for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges. Awarded to the Arkansas Insurance Department by DHHS-CMS-Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO); $7,663,489. Co-author and Project Director.

2010 – 2012 State Planning and Establishment Grants for the Affordable Care Act’s Exchanges. Awarded to the Arkansas Insurance Department by DHHS-Office for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO); $1,200,928 for health benefits exchange planning in Arkansas. Co-author and Project Director.

2010 – 2014 Arkansas Access to Recovery III Grant. Awarded to Arkansas DHS-Division of Behavioral Health Services by DHHS-SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; $13,119,440 to expand treatment and recovery support services through a voucher system driven by consumer choice and outcomes measurement. Primary author and initial project director.

2008 – 2011 Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap in Arkansas. Awarded to Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services. Funding from Open Society Institute ($600,000), Arkansas Community Foundation ($30,000), and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation ($30,000). Primary author and Project Director.

2008 – 2012 Pulaski County, Arkansas FASD Project. Awarded to Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services by Northrop Grumman with funding from DHHS, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; $1,044,473. Primary author.

Selected Publications

Conners, NA, Grant, BA, Crone, CC, Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2006). Substance Abuse Treatment for Mothers: Treatment Outcomes and the Impact of Length of Stay.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31 (4),pp. 447-456.

Worley, LM, Conners, NA, Crone, CC, Williams, VL, Bokony, PL (2005). Building a residential treatment program for dually diagnosed women with their children.
Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 8, pp. 105-111.

Robles, E, Crone, CC, Whiteside-Mansell, L, Conners, N, Bokony, PA, Worley, LL, McMillan, DE (2005). Voucher-Based Incentives for Cigarette Smoking Reduction
in a Women’s Treatment Program. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Vol. 7, pp. 111-117.

Conners, N.A., Bradley, R. H., Crone, C.C., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2003). Looking for Common Ground—The Use of Information on Client Satisfaction to Make
Improvements in Services for Women and Children. In M. Gershowitz (Ed.), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: Practices that Worked.

Conners, N.A., Bradley, R.H., Whiteside-Mansell, L. & Crone, C.C. (2001). A comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for women and their
children: An initial evaluation. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 21: pp. 67-75.

Lawson, L., Conners, N.A. & Crone, C.C. (2001). Changing the Child Abuse Potential of Substance Abusing Pregnant and Parenting Women. Journal of Addiction
Nursing.