Li-Tzy Wu

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Li-Tsy Wu is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a faculty fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy. Her research interests include the epidemiology of addictions and psychiatric comorbidity, utilization of mental health and substance abuse treatments and outcomes, health service research, diagnostic validity and assessments, nosology, psychometric analysis, HIV risk behavior and new research methodologies.

Education:

  • D.Sc. Johns Hopkins University - 1997
  • M.A. State University of New York at New Paltz - 1992

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • P Mannelli, LT Wu, KS Peindl, DA Gorelick (2013) Smoking and Opioid Detoxification: Behavioral Changes and Response to Treatment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research: official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, [doi], [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu (2013) Screening instruments for substance use and brief interventions targeting adolescents in primary care: A literature review. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2146-2153, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, MS Swartz, B Burchett, NA Workgroup, DG Blazer (2013) Tobacco use among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and mixed-race individuals: 2002-2010. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, MS Swartz, JJ Pan, B Burchett, P Mannelli, C Yang, DG Blazer (2013) Evaluating brief screeners to discriminate between drug use disorders in a sample of treatment-seeking adults. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35, 74-82, [doi], [abs]
  • UE Ghitza, LT Wu, B Tai (2013) Integrating substance abuse care with community diabetes care: implications for research and clinical practice. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, 4, 3-10, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, KR Gersing, MS Swartz, B Burchett, TK Li, DG Blazer (2013) Using electronic health records data to assess comorbidities of substance use and psychiatric diagnoses and treatment settings among adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research, [doi], [abs]
  • Ling W, Wu LT. (2013) Prescription drug overdose: between patients and their doctors Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation, 4, 1-2,
  • I Crome, TK Li, R Rao, LT Wu (2012) Alcohol limits in older people. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 107, 1541-3, [doi]
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer (2012) Datapoints: Use of medications and counseling for depression by Asian and multiple-race adolescents aged 12-17 years. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 63, 850, [doi]
  • LT Wu, MS Swartz, Z Wu, P Mannelli, C Yang, DG Blazer (2012) Alcohol and drug use disorders among adults in emergency department settings in the United States. Annals of emergency medicine, 60, 172-80.e5, [doi], [abs]
  • MG Vaughn, Q Fu, BE Perron, LT Wu (2012) Risk profiles among adolescent nonmedical opioid users in the United States. Addictive behaviors, 37, 974-7, [doi], [abs]
  • MG Vaughn, BE Perron, A Abdon, R Olate, R Groom, LT Wu (2012) Correlates of handgun carrying among adolescents in the United States. Journal of interpersonal violence, 27, 2003-21, [doi], [abs]
  • SL Chapman, LT Wu (2012) Food, Class, and Health: The Role of the Perceived Body in the Social Reproduction of Health. Health communication, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, JJ Pan, BB Reeve, DG Blazer (2012) A dimensional approach to understanding severity estimates and risk correlates of marijuana abuse and dependence in adults. International journal of methods in psychiatric research, 21, 117-33, [doi], [abs]
  • W Ling, L Mooney, LT Wu (2012) Advances in opioid antagonist treatment for opioid addiction. The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 35, 297-308, [doi]
  • P Mannelli, K Peindl, LT Wu, AA Patkar, DA Gorelick (2012) The combination very low-dose naltrexone-clonidine in the management of opioid withdrawal. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 38, 200-5, [doi], [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu (2012) Screening for alcohol and drug use disorders among adults in primary care: a review. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 3, 25-34, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer, GE Woody, B Burchett, C Yang, JJ Pan, W Ling (2012) Alcohol and drug dependence symptom items as brief screeners for substance use disorders: results from the Clinical Trials Network. Journal of psychiatric research, 46, 360-9, [doi], [abs]
  • P Mannelli, KS Peindl, T Lee, KS Bhatia, LT Wu (2012) Buprenorphine-mediated transition from opioid agonist to antagonist treatment: state of the art and new perspectives. Current drug abuse reviews, 5, 52-63, , [abs]
  • SL Carroll Chapman, LT Wu (2012) Substance abuse among individuals with intellectual disabilities. Research in developmental disabilities, 33, 1147-56, [doi], [abs]
  • W Ling, D Farabee, D Liepa, LT Wu (2012) The Treatment Effectiveness Assessment (TEA): an efficient, patient-centered instrument for evaluating progress in recovery from addiction. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 3, 129-136, [doi], [abs]
  • BE Perron, BK Ahmedani, MG Vaughn, JE Glass, A Abdon, LT Wu (2012) Use of Salvia divinorum in a nationally representative sample. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 38, 108-13, [doi], [abs]
  • DG Blazer, LT Wu (2012) Patterns of tobacco use and tobacco-related psychiatric morbidity and substance use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States. Aging & mental health, 16, 296-304, [doi], [abs]
  • HY Lee, JH Li, LT Wu, JS Wu, CF Yen, HP Tang (2012) Survey of methadone-drug interactions among patients of methadone maintenance treatment program in Taiwan. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 7, 11, [doi], [abs]
  • Tai B, Wu LT, Clark HW. (2012) Electronic health records: essential tools in integrating substance abuse treatment with primary care. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2012; 3:1-8 ,
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer, TK Li, GE Woody (2011) Treatment use and barriers among adolescents with prescription opioid use disorders. Addictive behaviors, 36, 1233-9, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, JJ Pan, DG Blazer (2011) Racial/ethnic variations in substance-related disorders among adolescents in the United States. Archives of general psychiatry, 68, 1176-85, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, K Gersing, B Burchett, GE Woody, DG Blazer (2011) Substance use disorders and comorbid Axis I and II psychiatric disorders among young psychiatric patients: findings from a large electronic health records database. Journal of psychiatric research, 45, 1453-62, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, W Ling, B Burchett, DG Blazer, C Yang, JJ Pan, BB Reeve, GE Woody (2011) Use of item response theory and latent class analysis to link poly-substance use disorders with addiction severity, HIV risk, and quality of life among opioid-dependent patients in the Clinical Trials Network. Drug and alcohol dependence, 118, 186-93, [doi], [abs]
  • AK Burlew, JC Weekes, L Montgomery, DJ Feaster, MS Robbins, CL Rosa, LM Ruglass, KL Venner, LT Wu (2011) Conducting research with racial/ethnic minorities: methodological lessons from the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 37, 324-32, [doi], [abs]
  • DG Blazer, LT Wu (2011) The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and subthreshold dependence in a middle-aged and elderly community sample. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 685-94, [doi], [abs]
  • MJ Fishman, LT Wu, GE Woody (2011) Buprenorphine for prescription opioid addiction in a patient with depression and alcohol dependence. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 675-9, [doi]
  • P Mannelli, KS Peindl, LT Wu (2011) Pharmacological enhancement of naltrexone treatment for opioid dependence: a review. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2011, 113-123, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, P Mannelli, DG Blazer (2011) Differences in onset and abuse/dependence episodes between prescription opioids and heroin: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2011, 77-88, [doi], [abs]
  • P Mannelli, K Peindl, AA Patkar, LT Wu, HM Tharwani, DA Gorelick (2011) Problem drinking and low-dose naltrexone-assisted opioid detoxification. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 72, 507-13, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer (2011) Illicit and nonmedical drug use among older adults: a review. Journal of aging and health, 23, 481-504, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, JH Li, DG Blazer (2011) Recent national trends in Salvia divinorum use and substance-use disorders among recent and former Salvia divinorum users compared with nonusers. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2011, 53-68, [doi], [abs]
  • BE Perron, JE Glass, BK Ahmedani, MG Vaughn, DE Roberts, LT Wu (2011) The prevalence and clinical significance of inhalant withdrawal symptoms among a national sample. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2011, 69-76, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, JJ Pan, DG Blazer (2011) Abuse and dependence on prescription opioids in adults: a mixture categorical and dimensional approach to diagnostic classification. Psychological medicine, 41, 653-64, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, DG Blazer (2011) How do prescription opioid users differ from users of heroin or other drugs in psychopathology: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 5, 28-35, [doi], [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu, B Burchett, DG Blazer, GE Woody, W Ling (2011) Co-occurring amphetamine use and associated medical and psychiatric comorbidity among opioid-dependent adults: results from the Clinical Trials Network. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2, 133-144, [doi], [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu, B Burchett, DG Blazer, W Ling (2011) Depressive symptoms, substance use, and HIV-related high-risk behaviors among opioid-dependent individuals: results from the Clinical Trials Network. Substance use & misuse, 46, 1716-25, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, W Ling, B Burchett, DG Blazer, J Shostak, GE Woody (2010) Gender and racial/ethnic differences in addiction severity, HIV risk, and quality of life among adults in opioid detoxification: results from the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2010, 13-22, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, GE Woody, C Yang, DG Blazer (2010) Subtypes of nonmedical opioid users: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions. Drug and alcohol dependence, 112, 69-80, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu (2010) Substance abuse and rehabilitation: responding to the global burden of diseases attributable to substance abuse. Substance abuse and rehabilitation, 2010, 5-11, [doi], [abs]
  • P Mannelli, K Peindl, AA Patkar, LT Wu, CU Pae, DA Gorelick (2010) Reduced cannabis use after low-dose naltrexone addition to opioid detoxification. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 30, 476-8, [doi]
  • LT Wu, JJ Pan, DG Blazer, B Tai, ML Stitzer, GE Woody (2010) Using a latent variable approach to inform gender and racial/ethnic differences in cocaine dependence: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 38 Suppl 1, S70-9, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, JJ Pan, C Yang, BB Reeve, DG Blazer (2010) An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV criteria for hallucinogen abuse and dependence in adolescents. Addictive behaviors, 35, 273-7, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, AC Parrott, CL Ringwalt, C Yang, DG Blazer (2010) The variety of ecstasy/MDMA users: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 18, 452-61, [doi], [abs]
  • (2010) Blazer DG, Wu LT (2010). Letter to the editor. American Journal of Psychiatry. 167(1):106.  
  • DG Blazer, LT Wu (2009) The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The American journal of psychiatry, 166, 1162-9, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, RD Weiss, DG Blazer (2009) Hallucinogen-related disorders in a national sample of adolescents: the influence of ecstasy/MDMA use. Drug and alcohol dependence, 104, 156-66, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, AA Patkar, RL Hubbard, DG Blazer (2009) Association of MDMA/ecstasy and other substance use with self-reported sexually transmitted diseases among college-aged adults: a national study. Public health, 123, 557-64, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, JJ Pan, DG Blazer, B Tai, RK Brooner, ML Stitzer, AA Patkar, JD Blaine (2009) The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study. Drug and alcohol dependence, 103, 114-23, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, AC Parrott, CL Ringwalt, AA Patkar, P Mannelli, DG Blazer (2009) The high prevalence of substance use disorders among recent MDMA users compared with other drug users: Implications for intervention. Addictive behaviors, 34, 654-61, [doi], [abs]
  • DG Blazer, LT Wu (2009) Nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly community-living adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57, 1252-7, [doi], [abs]
  • P Mannelli, AA Patkar, K Peindl, E Gottheil, LT Wu, DA Gorelick (2009) Early outcomes following low dose naltrexone enhancement of opioid detoxification. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 18, 109-16, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer, AA Patkar, ML Stitzer, PG Wakim, RK Brooner (2009) Heterogeneity of stimulant dependence: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 18, 206-18, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, JJ Pan, DG Blazer, B Tai, ML Stitzer, RK Brooner, GE Woody, AA Patkar, JD Blaine (2009) An item response theory modeling of alcohol and marijuana dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 70, 414-25, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, C Yang, BB Reeve, JJ Pan, DG Blazer (2009) Construct and differential item functioning in the assessment of prescription opioid use disorders among American adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48, 563-72, [doi], [abs]
  • P Mannelli, AA Patkar, K Peindl, DA Gorelick, LT Wu, E Gottheil (2009) Very low dose naltrexone addition in opioid detoxification: a randomized, controlled trial. Addiction biology, 14, 204-13, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, P Mannelli, AA Patkar (2009) Hallucinogen use disorders among adult users of MDMA and other hallucinogens. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 17, 354-63, [doi], [abs]
  • DG Blazer, LT Wu (2009) The epidemiology of substance use and disorders among middle aged and elderly community adults: national survey on drug use and health. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 237-45, [doi], [abs]
  • C Han, KP Kwak, DM Marks, CU Pae, LT Wu, KS Bhatia, PS Masand, AA Patkar (2009) The impact of the CONSORT statement on reporting of randomized clinical trials in psychiatry. Contemporary clinical trials, 30, 116-22, [doi], [abs]
  • WM Wechsberg, LT Wu, WA Zule, CD Parry, FA Browne, WK Luseno, T Kline, A Gentry (2009) Substance abuse, treatment needs and access among female sex workers and non-sex workers in Pretoria, South Africa. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy, 4, 11, [doi], [abs]
  • AA Patkar, P Mannelli, K Peindl, KP Hill, LT Wu, T Lee, C Kuhn (2008) Relationship of the serotonin transporter with prolactin response to meta-chlorophenylpiperazine in cocaine dependence. Journal of psychiatric research, 42, 1213-9, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DG Blazer, ML Stitzer, AA Patkar, JD Blaine (2008) Infrequent illicit methadone use among stimulant-using patients in methadone maintenance treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study. The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 17, 304-11, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, P Mannelli, AA Patkar (2008) Prescription pain reliever abuse and dependence among adolescents: a nationally representative study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 1020-9, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, MO Howard, DJ Pilowsky (2008) Substance use disorders among inhalant users: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Addictive behaviors, 33, 968-73, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, AA Patkar (2008) Non-prescribed use of pain relievers among adolescents in the United States. Drug and alcohol dependence, 94, 1-11, [doi], [abs]
  • MO Howard, RL Balster, LB Cottler, LT Wu, MG Vaughn (2008) Inhalant use among incarcerated adolescents in the United States: prevalence, characteristics, and correlates of use. Drug and alcohol dependence, 93, 197-209, [doi], [abs]
  • KS Peindl, P Mannelli, LT Wu, AA Patkar (2007) Trends in nonheroin opioid abuse admissions: 1992-2004. Journal of opioid management, 3, 215-23, , [abs]
  • P Mannelli, AA Patkar, K Peindl, HW Murray, LT Wu, R Hubbard (2007) Effectiveness of low-dose naltrexone in the post-detoxification treatment of opioid dependence. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 27, 468-74, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, WE Schlenger, DM Galvin (2007) Misuse of methamphetamine and prescription stimulants among youths and young adults in the community. Drug and alcohol dependence, 89, 195-205, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, MO Howard (2007) Psychiatric disorders in inhalant users: results from The National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Drug and alcohol dependence, 88, 146-55, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, WE Schlenger, D Hasin (2007) Alcohol use disorders and the use of treatment services among college-age young adults. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 58, 192-200, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, MO Howard (2007) Is inhalant use a risk factor for heroin and injection drug use among adolescents in the United States? Addictive behaviors, 32, 265-81, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt (2006) Inhalant use and disorders among adults in the United States. Drug and alcohol dependence, 85, 1-11, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, WE Schlenger, DM Galvin (2006) Concurrent use of methamphetamine, MDMA, LSD, ketamine, GHB, and flunitrazepam among American youths. Drug and alcohol dependence, 84, 102-13, [doi], [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu (2006) Psychiatric symptoms and substance use disorders in a nationally representative sample of American adolescents involved with foster care. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 38, 351-8, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt (2006) Use of alcohol treatment and mental health services among adolescents with alcohol use disorders. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 57, 84-92, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, C Ringwalt (2005) Use of substance abuse services by young uninsured american adults. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 56, 946-53, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, WE Schlenger, CL Ringwalt (2005) Use of nitrite inhalants ("poppers") among American youth. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 37, 52-60, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, WE Schlenger (2005) High prevalence of substance use disorders among adolescents who use marijuana and inhalants. Drug and alcohol dependence, 78, 23-32, [doi], [abs]
  • MS O'Brien, LT Wu, JC Anthony (2005) Cocaine use and the occurrence of panic attacks in the community: a case-crossover approach. Substance use & misuse, 40, 285-97, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt (2004) Alcohol dependence and use of treatment services among women in the community. The American journal of psychiatry, 161, 1790-7, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, WE Schlenger (2004) Inhalant abuse and dependence among adolescents in the United States. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 1206-14, [doi], [abs]
  • LT Wu, WE Schlenger (2004) Private health insurance coverage for substance abuse and mental health services, 1995 to 1998. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 55, 180-2, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, DJ Pilowsky, WM Wechsberg, WE Schlenger (2004) Injection drug use among stimulant users in a national sample. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 30, 61-83, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, AC Kouzis, WE Schlenger (2003) Substance use, dependence, and service utilization among the US uninsured nonelderly population. American journal of public health, 93, 2079-85, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, CL Ringwalt, CE Williams (2003) Use of substance abuse treatment services by persons with mental health and substance use problems. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 54, 363-9, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, WE Schlenger (2003) Psychostimulant dependence in a community sample. Substance use & misuse, 38, 221-48, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, WE Schlenger, DM Galvin (2003) The relationship between employment and substance use among students aged 12 to 17. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 32, 5-15, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, JC Anthony (2000) The estimated rate of depressed mood in US adults: recent evidence for a peak in later life. Journal of affective disorders, 60, 159-71, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, JC Anthony (2000) The use of the case-crossover design in studying illicit drug use. Substance use & misuse, 35, 1035-50, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, JC Anthony (1999) Tobacco smoking and depressed mood in late childhood and early adolescence. American journal of public health, 89, 1837-40, , [abs]
  • DJ Pilowsky, LT Wu, JC Anthony (1999) Panic attacks and suicide attempts in mid-adolescence. The American journal of psychiatry, 156, 1545-9, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, AC Kouzis, PJ Leaf (1999) Influence of comorbid alcohol and psychiatric disorders on utilization of mental health services in the National Comorbidity Survey. The American journal of psychiatry, 156, 1230-6, , [abs]
  • LT Wu, JC Anthony (1999) Tobacco smoking and other suspected antecedents of nonmedical psychostimulant use in the United States, 1995. Substance use & misuse, 34, 1243-59, , [abs]