Research Scientists

Thomas E. Hanlon

Thomas E. Hanlon
Program Director/Senior Research Scientist

Degree: Ph.D., Guidance and Counseling, Catholic University of America
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 225
Fax: 410-752-4218

Research Interests

Dr. Hanlon has had an extensive career in behavioral assessment and treatment evaluation, beginning in 1956 as a member of a psychiatric treatment team investigating the psychopharmacologic treatment of inpatients and outpatients manifesting symptoms of schizophrenia, and from 1974 onward by involvement in a long-term program of investigation of the characteristics and treatment responses of substance-abusers, principally opioid dependent individuals. Treatment approaches Dr. Hanlon has evaluated in this program include the use of opioid antagonists; methadone maintenance; a self-help group approach to aftercare/relapse prevention, social support services for parolees in conjunction with drug use urinalysis-based surveillance; and the provision of assessment-guided drug abuse treatment designed to bridge the gap between prison and parole drug abuse intervention efforts.

Originally a senior investigator at the Social Research Center of Friends Research Institute, Dr. Hanlon is now the Center’s Research Director. As such, he participates in overall research project planning, development, and implementation at the Center. In addition, he has been a Principal Investigator in a continuing drug abuse prevention program that evolved as a result of the Center’s program of research on the etiology of opioid drug dependence. This drug abuse prevention program has focused on the determination of the characteristics and treatment responsiveness of the adolescent children of methadone maintenance patients and incarcerated drug-dependent (heroin and/or cocaine) mothers. Presently, as Research Director, he is a member of the SRC’s Executive Committee. He is also the Principal Investigator for a drug abuse early intervention project targeting high-risk alternative learning students in the Baltimore school system.combined, Dr. Hanlon’s diverse research activities represent a broad interest and involvement in the behavioral sciences that has resulted in an extensive publication record.

Selected Publications

Carswell, S.B., Hanlon, T.E., O'Grady, K.E., & Watts, A. (2012). Correlates of risky sexual activity for urban African American youth in an alternative education program. Education and Urban Society – published online before print

Carswell, S.B., Hanlon, T.E., Watts, A., & O’Grady, K.E. (2012). Prevention-related research targeting African American alternative education program students. Education and Urban Society – published online before print.

Carswell, S. B., Hanlon, T. E., O’Grady, K. E., Watts, A., & Pothong, P. (2009). A preventive intervention program for urban African American youth attending an alternative education program: Background, implementation, and feasibility. Education and Treatment of Children. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Simon, B. D., O'Grady, K. E., Carswell, S. B., & Callaman, J. M. (2009). The effectiveness of an after-school program targeting urban African American youth. Education and Urban Society. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Carswell, S. B., & Rose, M. (2007). Research on the caretaking of children of incarcerated parents: Findings and their service delivery implications. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 348-362. Abstract

O’Grady, K.E., Kinlock, T. W., & Hanlon, T. E. (2007). Prediction of violence history in substance-abusing inmates. The Prison Journal, 87, 416-433. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Blatchley, R. J., Bennett-Sears, T., O’Grady, K. E., Rose, M., & Callaman, J. (2005). Vulnerability of children of incarcerated addict mothers: Implications for preventive intervention. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 67-84. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., O’Grady, K. E., Bennett-Sears, T., & Callaman, J. (2004). Incarcerated drug-abusing mothers: Their characteristics and vulnerability. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 30, 915-934. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Bateman, R. W., O’Grady, K. E., Simon, B. D., & Carswell, S. B. (2004). Antecedents and correlates of deviant activity in urban youth manifesting behavioral problems. Journal of Primary Prevention, 24, 285-310. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Bateman, R. W., Simon, B. D., O’Grady, K. E., and Carswell, S. B. (2002). An early community-based intervention for the prevention of substance abuse and other delinquent behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 31, 459-471. Abstract

Kinlock, T. W., and Hanlon, T. E. (2002). Probation and parole interventions. In C. G. Leukfield, F. Tuns, & D. Farabee (Eds.), Treatment of Drug Offenders: Policies and Issues. Springer Publishing Company.

Hanlon, T. E., O’Grady, K. E., and Bateman, R. W. (2000). Using the Addiction Severity Index to predict treatment outcome among substance abusing parolees. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 31(3-4), 67-79. Abstract

Blatchley, R. J., Hanlon, T. E., Nurco, D. N. and O’Grady, K. (2000). Childhood sexual abuse among female addicts and changes in parenting across two generations. In D. H. Fishbein (Ed.), The Science Treatment and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviors. Civic Research Institute, Inc., Publisher, Kingston, New Jersey.

Hanlon, T. E., Nurco, D. N., Bateman, R. W., & O’Grady, K. E. (1999). The relative effects of three approaches to parole supervision of narcotic addicts and cocaine abusers. The Prison Journal, 79(2), 163-181. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Nurco, D. N., Bateman, R. W., and O’Grady, K. E. (1998). The response of drug abuser parolees to a combination of treatment and intensive supervision. The Prison Journal, 78(1), 31-44. Abstract

Nurco, D. N., Hanlon, T. E., O’Grady, K. E., and Kinlock, T. W. (1997). The early emergence of narcotic addict types. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 23(4), 525-544. Abstract

Nurco, D. N., Hanlon, T. E., Bateman, R. W., and Kinlock, T. W. (1995). Drug abuse in the context of correctional surveillance. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 12(1), 19-27. Abstract

Nurco, D. N., Hanlon, T. E., and Kinlock, T. W. (1991). Recent research on the relationship between illicit drug use and crime. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 9, 221-242. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Nurco, D. N., Kinlock, T. W., and Duszynski, K. R. (1990). Trends in criminal activity and drug use over an addiction career. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 16(3-4), 223-238. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., & Carpenter, W. T. (1978). Phenomenology of disordered behavior. In G. V. Balis, L. Wurmser, E. McDaniel, and R. G. Grenell (Eds.). The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine. Boston: Butterworth Publishers, Inc.

Hanlon, T. E., and McCabe, O. L. (1978). Narcotic antagonists and the parolee--Outcome, issues, and new directions. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 19, 47-56. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., McCabe, O. L., Savage, C., and Kurland, A. A. (1977). Narcotic antagonist treatment of addict parolees--The failure of an effective approach. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 18, 211-219. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., McCabe, O. L., Savage, C., and Kurland, A. A. (1975) A controlled comparison of cyclazocine vs. naloxone treatment of the paroled narcotic addict. International Pharmacopsychiatry, 10, 240-250. Abstract

Hanlon, T. E., Ota, K. Y., and Kurland, A. A. (1970). Comparative effects of fluphenazine; fluphenazine-chlordiazepoxide and fluphenazine-imipramine. Diseases of the Nervous System, 31, 171-176.

Hanlon, T. E. (1969). Aspects of design and analysis in psychotropic drug studies. In: P. Black (Ed.). Drugs and the Brain. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins Press.

Hanlon, T. E., Michaux, M. H., Ota, K. Y., Schaffer, J. W. and Kurland, A. A. (1965). The comparative effectiveness of eight phenothiazines. Psychopharmacologia, 7, 89-106.

Hanlon, T. E., Nussbaum, K., Wittig, B.A., and Kirkland, A. A. (1963). The comparative effectiveness of amitriptyline, perphenazine, and their combination in the treatment of chronic psychiatric female patients. Journal of New Drugs, 4(1), 171-184.

Hanlon, T. E., Kurland, A. A., Esquibel, A. J., and Ota, K. Y. (1958). A comparative study of chlorpromazine and triflupromazine in the management of the chronic hospitalized psychotic patient. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 127, (1), 17-20.