Lenore A. Kola, PhD

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practices

PhD, Boston University
AM, Boston University
AB, Ohio University

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications and Presentations
Recent Grants


Classes I Teach at MSASS:

  • SSWM 563 Social Work Interventions in Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • SASS  564 Social Work Interventions in Alcohol and other Drug Abuse
  • SPPP  502 Issues in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy and Service Delivery

Affiliations and Activities:

  • Member, AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) Concentration Committee
  • Member, HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration)-AMERSA (Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse) Fellowship Advisory Committee
  • Member, NASW (National Association of Social Workers) Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Section

Research and Training:

  • Co-Director, SAMI Coordination Center of Excellence (state-wide Program funded by ODMH.
  • Project Director, The Co-Morbidity In Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (SAMI) Clinical Training Program for Social work Students funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health

Scholarly Interests:

Alcohol and other drug abuse, Co-occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders


The Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (SAMI CCOE) is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Department of Psychiatry at the CWRU School of Medicine.

Center for Evidence‐Based Practices at Case
Co‐Director (Robert Ronis, M.D., Co‐Director, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, CWRU)
Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
2008 – 2012