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Orion Mowbray

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279 Williams Street, Rm 343
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-5441

Twitter: @omowbray

Teaching Specialties
Mental health and substance use and abuse, Quantitative research methodology and data analysis, Access to treatment services

Research Interests
Social/Environmental factors related to mental health and substance use treatment initiation, Early treatment experiences that promote positive outcomes among consumers, Implementation of evidence-based practices













Orion Mowbray

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Social Work and Social Psychology, University of Michigan
M.S.W., University of Michigan
M.S. Psychology, University of Michigan
M.A. Sociology, Eastern Michigan University
B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan

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Orion Mowbray’s research examines how social factors influence an individual’s decisions to use mental health and substance use treatment services. This work involves examining the role of social networks, as well as other social phenomena including stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Orion also has considerable interest in evaluating issues related to mental health and substance abuse treatment, including the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) and promoting EBP access to mental health consumers. His social work teaching interests include research methods, quantitative methodology and data analysis, mental health assessment, and human behavior/social environment.

Orion is the recipient of several research and training grants, including a research fellowship at the Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan. He has authored/coauthored several peer-reviewed journal articles in professional publications that include Drug and Alcohol Dependence, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention and Policy.

Selected Publications

Mowbray, O., McBeath, B., & Bank, L. (2016). Trajectories of health and behavioral health service use over time among community corrections involved rural adults. Social Work Research, 40(1), 7-18. doi: 10.1093/swr/svv048

Mowbray, O., & Quinn, A. (2015). A scoping review of treatment services among older adults with substance use problems. Research on Social Work Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1049731515579075

Mowbray, O., & Scott, J. A. (2015). The effect of drug use disorder onset, remission or persistence on an individual’s personal social network. American Journal on Addictions, 24(5), 427-434. doi: 10.1111/ajad.12224

Mowbray, O. & Quinn, A. (2015). Prescription pain reliever misuse prevalence, correlates and origin of possession throughout the life course. Addictive Behaviors, 50 22-27.