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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 232-3367

Primary Programs/Services:
Health Services, Translations & Outcomes


  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; Ph.D.
  • University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine; M.A. (Psychology)
  • University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine; B.A. (High Honors and High Distinction in Psychology)

Research Interest:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Older Adults
  • Suicide Prevention and Serious Mental Illness
  • Mental health services research

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Director, UM Addiction Center and Substance Abuse Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Director, Mental Health Services Outcomes and Translation Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Larney S, Bohnert AS, Ganoczy D, Ilgen MA, Hickman M, Blow FC, Degenhardt L. Mortality among older adults with opioid use disorders in the Veteran's Health Administration, 2000-2011. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 147:32-7, 2015 Feb. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.12.019. (PMID: 25575652)
  • Bonar EE, Walton MA, Cunningham RM, Chermack ST, Bohnert AS, Barry KL, Booth BM, Blow FC. Computer-enhanced interventions for drug use and HIV risk in the emergency room: preliminary results on psychological precursors of behavior change. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46(1):5-14, 2014 Jan. (PMID: 24035142) (PMCID: PMC3926194)
  • Walton MA, Resko S, Barry KL, Chermack ST, Zucker RA, Zimmerman MA, Booth BM, Blow FC. A randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a brief cannabis universal prevention program among adolescents in primary care. Addiction, 109(5):786-97, 2014 May. (PMID: 24372937) (PMCID: PMC3984620)
  • Blow FC. New findings in alcohol and comorbid mental health disorders in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(9):851-3, 2014 Sept. (PMID: 25109419)
  • Ryan M, Merrick EL, Hodgkin D, Horgan CM, Garnick DW, Panas L, Ritter G, Blow FC, Saitz R. Drinking patterns of older adults with chronic medical conditions. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(10):1326-32, 2013 Oct. (PMID: 23609178) (PMCID: PMC3785666)
  • Blow FC, Barry KL. Alcohol and Substance Misuse in Older Adults. Curr Psychiatry Rep 14(4):310-9, 2012. (PMID: 22660897)
  • Blow FC, Walton MA, Barry KL, Murray RL, Cunningham RM, Massey LS, Chermack ST, Booth BM. Alcohol and drug use among patients presenting to an inner city emergency department: a latent class analysis. Addict Behav, 36(8):793-800, 2011. (PMID: 21514734)
  • Bohnert, A., Valenstein, M, Bair, MJ, Ganoczy, D., McCarthy, JF, Ilgen, M., Blow, FC. (2011). Association between opioid prescribing patterns and opioid overdose-related deaths. JAMA. 2011;305(13):1315-1321
  • Moore AA, Blow FC, Hoffing M, Welgreen S, Davis JW, Lin JC, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Tang L, Gould R, Gill M, Chen O, Barry KL. Primary care-based intervention to reduce at-risk drinking in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction 106(1):111-120, 2011. (PMID: 21143686) (PMCID: PMC3059722)
  • Blow FC, Walton MA, Murray, R, Cunningham RM, Chermack ST, Barry KL, Ilgen MA, Booth BM. Intervention attendance among emergency department patients with alcohol- and drug-use disorders. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 71(5):713-719, 2010. (PMID: 20731976) (PMCID: PMC2930501)

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