Social Research Center

Research Staff

Michael S. Gordon

Michael S. Gordon
Senior Research Scientist

Degree: D.P.A., Public Administration, University of Baltimore
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 251
Fax: 410-752-4218
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Research Interests

Dr. Gordon has expertise and experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative substance abuse treatment interventions for criminal justice populations (prisoners, parolees, probationers) with histories of opioid addiction. In addition, he conducts HIV and technology-based research with criminal justice populations. Dr. Gordon has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on six major studies that have contributed to the field of substance abuse, HIV and criminal justice: (1) methadone maintenance for prisoners, (2) buprenorphine for prisoners, (3) long-acting naltrexone for prisoners, (4) long-acting naltrexone for probationers and parolees; (5) rapid HIV testing for criminal justice populations, and 6) criminal justice drug abuse treatment studies.

Dr. Gordon is a two-time recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award. Furthermore, he has been the recipient of three travel awards, two from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and one from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). Dr. Gordon also received the Friends Research Institute 2008 Daniel Mendelsohn/ New Investigator Award. In addition to his work at FRI, since 2011, Dr. Gordon has served as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University.

Selected Publications

Carswell, S.B., Gordon, M.S., Gryczynski, J., & Tangires, S. (in press). The daily progress system: A proof of concept pilot study of a recovery support technology tool for outpatient substance abuse treatment. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Gordon, M.S., Carswell, S.B., Peters, E.N., Tangires, S., Kinlock, T.W., Vocci, F.J., & Restivo, L. (in press).  Avatar assisted therapy: A novel technology-based Intervention to treat substance use disorders. In Pam Lassiter (ed.), Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling: Best Practices III (p x-x). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers.

Gordon, M.S., Carswell, S.B., Schadegg, M., Mangen, K., Merkel, K., Tangires, S. &  Vocci, F.J. (in press). Avatar Assisted Therapy: A Proof of Concept Pilot Study of a Novel Technology-Based Intervention to Treat Substance Use Disorders. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Loeliger, K.B.,  Biggs, M.L., Young, R., Kahana, S.Y., Seal, D.W., Beckwith, C.G., Kuo,I., Gordon, M.S.,  Ouellet, L.J., Cunningham, W.E., Young, J.D., Springer, S.D. (in press). Gender Differences in HIV Risk Behaviors Among Persons Involved in the U.S. Criminal Justice System and Living with HIV or at Risk for HIV: A "Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain" Harmonization Consortium. Aids and Behavior.

Mitchell, S. G., Willett, J., Monico, L. B., James, A., Rudes, D. S., Viglioni, J., Schwartz, R. P., Gordon, M. S., &  Friedmann, P. D. (in press). Community Correctional Agents’ Views of Medication-Assisted Treatment: Examining their Influence on Treatment Referrals and Community Supervision Practices. Substance Abuse.

Murphy, S., Polsky, D., Lee, J., Friedmann, P., Kinlock, T., Nunes, E., Bonnie, R., Gordon, M., Chen, D., Boney, T., & O'Brien, C. (in press). Cost-Effectiveness of Extended Release Naltrexone to Prevent Relapse Among Criminal-Justice-Involved Persons with a History of Opioid Use Disorder. Addiction.

Zaller, N., Gordon, M., Bazerman, L., Kuo, I., & Beckwith, C. (in press). Individuals under community supervision in Baltimore, MD. Journal of Correctional Healthcare.

Chandler, R., Gordon, M.S., Kruszka, B., Strand, L.N., Altice, F.L., Beckwith, C.G., Biggs, M.L., Cunningham, W., Delaney, C., Flynn, P.M., Golin, C.E., Knight, K., Kral, A., Kuo, I., Lorvick, J., Nance, R.M., Ouellet, L.J., Rich, J.D., Sacks, S., Seal, D., Spaulding, A., Springer, S.A., Taxman, F., Wohl, D., Young, J.D., Young, R. & Crane, H.M. (2017). Cohort Profile: Seek, Test, Treat and Retain United States Criminal Justice Cohort. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 12: 24 .DOI 10.1186/s13011-017-0107-4.

Gordon, M.S., Kinlock, T.W., Schwartz, R.P., O'Grady, K.E., Fitzgerald, T.T. & Vocci, F.J. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Buprenorphine for Prisoners: Findings at 12-Months Post-Release. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 172, 34-42.

Gordon, M.S., Vocci, F.J., Fitzgerald, T.T., O'Grady, K.E., & O'Brien, C.P (2017). Extended-release naltrexone for pre-release prisoners:  A randomized trial of medical mobile treatment. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 53, 130-136.

Gordon, M.S., Carswell, S.B., Wilson, M., Carswell, S.B., Kinlock, T.W., McKenzie, M., & Rich, J. (2016). Factors associated with receiving rapid HIV testing among individuals on probation or parole. Journal of Correctional Health Care: The Official Journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care 22, (4), 290–99. doi:10.1177/1078345816669347.

Kinlock, T.W., & Gordon, M.S. (2016). Heroin and Other Opiates. In Henry H. Brownstein (ed.), The Handbook of Drugs and Society, (pp. 72-89). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lee, J., Friedman, P., Kinlock, T., Nunes, E., Boney, T., Hoskinson, R., McDonald, R., Rotrosen, J., Gourevitch, M., Gordon, M., Fishman, M., Chen, D., Bonnie, R., Cornish, J., & Obrien, C. (2016). Extended-Release Naltrexone to Prevent Opioid Relapse among Adults with Criminal Justice System Involvement. The New England Journal of Medicine, 374, 1232-42. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1505409

Nance, RM, Delaney, JAC, Golin, CE, Wechsberg, WM, Cunningham, C, Altice, F, Christopoulos, K, Knight, K, Quan, V, Gordon, MS, Springer, S, Young, J, Crane, PK, Mayer, KH, Mugavero, MJ, Del Rio, C, Kronmal, RA, Crane, HM. (2017). Co-calibration of two self-reported measures of adherence to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care, 29 (4), 464–468.

Gordon, M.S., Kinlock, T.W., Schwartz, R.P., Couvillion, K.A., Sudec, L.J., O'Grady, K.E., Vocci, F.J., Shabazz, H. (2015). Buprenorphine Treatment for Probationers and Parolees. Subst Abus. 36(2):217-25. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2014.902787. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PMID: 24701967.

Gordon MS, Kinlock TW, Vocci FJ, Fitzgerald TT, Memisoglu A, Silverman B. (2015). A Phase 4, Pilot, Open-Label Study of VIVITROL® (Extended-Release Naltrexone XR-NTX) for Prisoners. J Subst Abuse Treat. 59:52-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.07.005. Epub 2015 Jul 18. PMID: 26299956.

Kinlock, T.W., & Gordon, M.S., Shabazz, H. (2015). Pharmacotherapy for Incarcerated Individuals with Histories of Heroin Addiction. In Ayman M. Fareed (ed.), Heroin Addiction: Prevalence, Treatment Approaches and Health Consequences (pp. 127-142). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Lee, J.D., Friedmann, P.D., Boney, T.Y., Hoskinson, R. A Jr, McDonald, R., Gordon, M., Fishman, M., Chen, D.T., Bonnie, R.J., Kinlock, T.W., Nunes, E.V., Cornish, J.W., O'Brien, C.P. (2015). Extended-release naltrexone to prevent relapse among opioid dependent, criminal justice system involved adults: rationale and design of a randomized controlled effectiveness trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 41:110-7.

Vocci, F.J., Schwartz, R.P., Wilson, M.E., Gordon, M.S., Kinlock, T.W., Fitzgerald, T.T., O'Grady, K.E., Jaffe, J.H. (2015). Buprenorphine dose induction in non-opioid-tolerant pre-release prisoners. Drug Alcohol Depend. 156:133-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.09.001. Epub 2015 Sep 7. PMID: 26409751.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T.W., Schwartz, R. P., Fitzgerald, T. T., O'Grady, K. E., Vocci, F. J. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of prison-initiated buprenorphine: prison outcomes and community treatment entry. Drug Alcohol Depend. 142, 33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.05.011. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PMID: 24962326.

Friedmann, P. D., Ducharme,  L. J., Welsh, W., Frisman, L., Knight, K., Kinlock, T., Mitchell, S. G., Hall, E., Urbine, T., Gordon, M., Abdel-Salam, S., O'Connell, D., Albizu-Garcia, C., Knudsen, H., Duval, J., Fenster, J.; Jennifer Pankow for the CJ-DATS MATICCE Workgroup. (2013). A cluster randomized trial of an organizational linkage intervention for offenders with substance use disorders: study protocol. Health Justice. 2013 Dec 19; 1(6). doi: 10.1186/2194-7899-1-6. PMID: 25309847.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., Couvillion, K. A., Schwartz, R. P., Wilson, M. E., & O’Grady, K. E. (2013). Gender differences among prisoners with pre-incarceration heroin dependence participating in a randomized clinical trial of buprenorphine treatment. J Offender Rehabil, 52(5), 376-391. PMID: 23997546. PMCID: PMC3752902.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., McKenzie, M., Rich, J. D., & Wilson, M. E. (2013). Rapid HIV testing for individuals on probation/parole: Outcomes of an intervention trial. AIDS Behav, 17(6), 2022-2030. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0456-6. PMID: 23536140. PMCID: PMC3674156.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., Schwartz, R. P., Couvillion, K. A., O'Grady, K. E. (2013). The Severity, Frequency, and Variety of Crime in Heroin-Dependent Prisoners Enrolled in a Buprenorphine Clinical Trial. Prison J, 93(4):390-410. PMID: 25392564. PMCID: PMC4220299.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., O'Grady, K. E. (2013). Individual Patient and Program Factors Related to Prison and Community Treatment Completion in Prison-Initiated Methadone Maintenance Treatment. J Offender Rehabil, 52(8):509-528. PMID: 25580067. PMCID: PMC4287211.

Coviello, D.M., Cornish, J.W., Lynch, K.G., Boney, T.Y., Clark, C.A., Lee, J.D., Friedmann, P.D., Nunez, E.D., Kinlock, T.W., Gordon, M.S., Schwartz, R.P., O’Brien, C.P, & Nuwayser, E.S. (2012). A multi-site pilot study of extended-release injectable naltrexone treatment for previously opioid-dependent parolees and probationers. Substance Abuse, 33, 48-59. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2011.609438. PMID: 22263713. PMCID: PMC3365863.

Friedmann, P. D., Hoskinson, R. Jr., Gordon, M., Schwartz, R., Kinlock, T., Knight, K., Flynn, P., Stein, L., Welsh, W., Sacks, S., Knudsen, H., Shafer, M., Frisman, L. (2012). Medication-assisted treatment in the criminal justice drug abuse treatment studies (CJ-DATS 2): Availability, need, barriers and readiness. Substance Abuse, 33 (1), 9-18.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., Couvillion, K., Schwartz, R. P., & O’Grady, K. (2012). A Randomized clinical trial of methadone maintenance for prisoners: Prediction of treatment entry and completion in prison. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51 (4), 222-238. PMID: 25392605. PMCID: PMC4225713.

Gryczynski, J., Kinlock, T. W., Kelly, S. M., O'Grady, K. E., Gordon, M. S., & Schwartz, R. P. (2012) Opioid agonist maintenance for probationers: patient-level predictors of treatment retention, drug use, and crime. Substance Abuse, 33(1):30-39. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2011.616816. PMID: 22263711.

Wilson, M.E., Kinlock, T.W., Gordon, M.S., O’Grady, K.E., & Schwartz, R.P. (2012). Post-prison HIV-risk behaviors in a randomized clinical trial of methadone maintenance treatment. American Journal on Addictions, 21, 476-487. PMCID: PMC3422766. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00250.x. PMID: 22882399. PMCID: PMC3422766.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., & Miller, P. M. (2011). Medication assisted treatment research with criminal justice populations: Challenges of implementation. Behavioral Science and the Law, 29, 829-845.NIHMSID 341354. doi: 10.1002/bsl.1015. PMID: 22086665. PMCID: PMC3243915.   

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., & Schwartz, R. P. (2011). Incarcerated populations. In P. Ruiz & E. Strain (Eds.), Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fifth Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., & Fitzgerald, T. (2010). Developing and implementing a new prison-based buprenorphine treatment program. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 49(2), 91-109. PMID: 20473351. PMCID: PMC2868193.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., Fitzgerald, T. T., & O'Grady, K. E. (2009). A randomized clinical trial of methadone maintenance for prisoners: Results at twelve-months post-release. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37, 277-285. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2009.03.002. Epub 2009 Mar 31. PMID: 19339140. PMCID: PMC2803487.

Schwartz, R. P, Jaffe, J. H., O’Grady, K. E., Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Kelly, S. M., Wilson, M. E., & Ahmed, A. (2009). Interim Methadone Treatment: Impact on Arrests. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103, 148-154. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.03.007. Epub 2009 May 14. PMID: 19443133. PMCID: PMC2699328.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., Schwartz, R. P., & O'Grady, K. E. (2008). A Randomized Clinical Trial of Methadone Maintenance for Prisoners: Findings at 6-Months Post-Release. Addiction, 103(8), 1333-1342. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.002238.x. PMID: 18855822. PMCID: PMC2582162.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., & O'Grady, E. (2008). A Study of Methadone Maintenance for Male Prisoners: Three-Month Post-Release Outcomes. Criminal justice and Behavior, 35(1), 34-47. PMID: 18612373. PMCID: PMC2443939.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., O’Grady, K., Fitzgerald, T., & Wilson, M. (2007). A randomized clinical trial of methadone maintenance for prisoners: results at 1-month post-release. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 91(2-3), 220-227. Epub 2007 Jul 12. PMID: 17628351PMCID: PMC2423344.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Schwartz, R. P., O’Grady, K., Fitzgerald, T., & Wilson, M. (2007). Examining the Effectiveness of Opioid Agonist Programs for Prisoners at One Month Following Release from Incarceration. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 91 (2-3), 220-227.

Garcia, C. A., Correa, G. C., Hernandez Viver, A. D., Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., Avila, C.A., Reyes, C. I., & Schwartz, R. P. (2007).  Buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for pre-release opioid-dependent inmates in Puerto Rico. Journal on Addiction Medicine, 1(3), 126-132. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31814b8880. PMID: 21768947.

Gordon, M. S. (2007) The Examination of Correctional Officers' Organizational Commitment. Journal of Professional Issues in Criminal Justice, 2(2), 191-206.

Gordon, M. S. (2006). Correctional officer control ideology: Implications for understanding a system. Criminal Justice Studies, 19(3), 225-239.

Kinlock, T. W., & Gordon, M. S. (2006). Substance abuse treatment: New research. In L. A. Bennett (Ed.), New Topics in Substance Abuse Treatment. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Kinlock, T. W., Schwartz, R. P., & Gordon, M. S. (2005). The significance of interagency collaboration in developing opioid agonist programs for prisoners. Corrections Compendium, 30(3), 28-30.

Battjes, R. J., Gordon, M. S., O'Grady, K. E., & Kinlock, T. W. (2004). Predicting retention of adolescents in substance abuse treatment. Addictive Behavior, 29, 1021-1027.

Battjes, R. J., Gordon, M. S., O'Grady, K. E., Kinlock, T. W., Katz, E. C., & Sears, E. A. (2004). Evaluation of a group-based substance abuse treatment program for adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 27(2), 123-134.

Gordon, M. S., Kinlock, T. W., & Battjes, R. J. (2004). Correlates of early substance use and crime among adolescents entering outpatient substance abuse treatment. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 30(1), 21-38.

Kinlock, T. W., Gordon, M. S., & Battjes, R. J. (2004). A Descriptive examination of the pretreatment illegal activities of a nationwide sample of adolescent substance abuse clients. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 36, 1-21.

Kinlock, T. W., Battjes, R. J., and Gordon, M. S. (2004). Factors associated with criminal severity among adolescents entering substance abuse treatment. Journal of Drug Issues, 34, 293-318.

Battjes, R. J., Gordon, M. S., O'Grady, K. E., Kinlock, T. W., & Carswell, M.A. (2003). Factors that predict adolescent motivation for substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24(3), 221-232.

Battjes, R. J., Sears, E. A., Katz, E. C., Kinlock, T. W. & Gordon, M. (2003). Evaluation of a group-based outpatient adolescent substance abuse treatment program. In S. J. Stevens & A. R. Morral (Eds.), Adolescent substance abuse in the United States: Exemplary models from a national evaluation study.  Binghamton, NY: Hawthorn Press.

Kinlock, T. W., O'Grady, K. E., & Hanlon, T. E. (2003). The effects of drug abuse treatment on institutional behavior. The Prison Journal, 83, 257-276.

Jengeleski, J. L., & Gordon, M. S. (2003). The Kintock Group, Inc. – Employment Resource Center: A two-year post-release evaluation study. Journal of Correctional Education, 54(1), 27-30.

Kinlock, T., & Gordon, M. S. (2002). Differential case management. In D. Levinson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of crime and punishment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Jengeleski, J. L., & Gordon, M. S. (1999). The Kintock Group, Inc. – Employment Resource Center: An assessment of post release outcomes. The Journal of Correctional Education, 50(1), 22-26.

Heckert, W. J., Jengeleski, J. L. & Gordon, M. S. (1998). Measuring correctional employees' ideology. Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole & Correction Journal, 58(2), 21-26.