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Randy Boley BA

Randy Boley
  • Senior Research Manager
Gender Pronouns
  • he/him
Contact Information
  • rboley2 [at]
  • Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR)
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:246 WROB

Randy Boley is a Senior Research Manager in the Institute for Juvenile Research. He graduated from UIC in 2014 with a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences and majored in Psychology. Since then, he has been a part of several lab startups ranging from biorepositories to psychophysiological labs and supervised/managed multiple research teams focused on trauma interventions, substance use, youth homelessness, and the development of machine learning/natural language processing algorithms to utilize data from the EHR.

  • Trauma, Substance Use, Psychophysiology, Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing

  • CTN-109 (CURB-2)

  • Salisbury-Afshar, E., Smithenry, D., Boley, R. A., Hill, K., & Karnik, N. S. (2022). Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Through Incentivized Continuing Education. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 42(1), e102-e105. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000384.

    Lin, Y., Sharma, B., Thompson, H. M., Boley, R., Perticone, K., Chhabra, N., ... & Karnik, N. S. (2021). External validation of a machine learning classifier to identify unhealthy alcohol use in hospitalized patients. Addiction. doi: 10.1111/add.15730.

    Afshar, M., Sharma, B., Bhalla, S., Thompson, H.M., Dligach, D., Boley, R.A., Kishen, E., Simmons, A., Perticone, K., Karnik, N.S.(2021). External Validation of an Opioid Misuse Machine Learning Classifier in Hospitalized Adult Patients. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 16(1):19. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00229-7. PMID: 33731210.

    Bhalla, S., Sharma, B., Smith, D., Boley, R., McCluskey, C., Ilyas, Y., ... & Keshavarzian, A. (2021). Investigating Unhealthy Alcohol Use As an Independent Risk Factor for Increased COVID-19 Disease Severity: Observational Cross-sectional Study. JMIR public health and surveillance, 7(11), e33022. doi: 10.2196/33022.

    Thompson, H. M., Sharma, B., Bhalla, S., Boley, R., McCluskey, C., Dligach, D., ... & Afshar, M. (2021). Bias and fairness assessment of a natural language processing opioid misuse classifier: detection and mitigation of electronic health record data disadvantages across racial subgroups. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28(11), 2393-2403. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab148.

    Zalta, A. K., Pinkerton, L. M., Valdespino‐Hayden, Z., Smith, D. L., Burgess, H. J., Held, P., Boley, R.A., Karnik, N.S., & Pollack, M. H. (2020). Examining insomnia during intensive treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: does it improve and does it predict treatment outcomes?. Journal of traumatic stress, 33(4), 521-527.

    Held, P., Zalta, A. K., Smith, D. L., Bagley, J. M., Steigerwald, V. L., Boley, R. A., ... & Pollack, M. H. (2020). Maintenance of treatment gains up to 12-months following a three-week cognitive processing therapy-based intensive PTSD treatment programme for veterans. European journal of psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1789324. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1789324.

    Held, P., Boley, R.A., Faig, W.G., O’Toole, J.A., Desai, I., Zalta, A.K., Khan, J., Sims, S., Brennan, M.B., Van Horn, R., Glover, A.C., Hota, B.N., Patty, B.D., Rab, S., Pollack, M.H., Karnik, N.S. (2020). The Post-Encounter Form System: Efficient Data Collection within Electronic Health Records. JMIR Formative Research. doi: 10.2196/17429.

    Held, P., Klassen, B. J., Boley, R. A., Wiltsey Stirman, S., Smith, D. L., Brennan, M. B., Van Horn, R., Pollack, M. H., Karnik, N. S., & Zalta, A. K. (in press). Feasibility of a Three-Week Intensive Treatment Program for Service Members and Veterans with PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

    Zalta, A. K., Held, P., Smith, D. L., Klassen, B. J., Lofgreen, A. M., Normand, P. S., Brennan, M.B., Boley, R.A., Pollack, M.H., & Karnik, N. S. (2018). Evaluating patterns and predictors of symptom change during a three-week intensive outpatient treatment for veterans with PTSD. BMC Psychiatry, 18(1), 242.

    Held, P., Zalta, A. K., Boley, R. A., Karnik, N. S., & Pollack, M. H. (2018). Characteristics of veterans and military service members who endorse causing harm, injury, or death to others in the military. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10(3), 352-359.

    Carrier, F., Banayan, D., Boley, R., & Karnik, N. (2017). Ethical Challenges in Developing Drugs for Psychiatric Disorders. Progress in Neurobiology, 152, 58-69.

    Adkins, E. C., Zalta, A. K., Boley, R. A., Glover, A., Karnik, N. S., & Schueller, S. M. (2017). Exploring the potential of technology-based mental health services for homeless youth: A qualitative study. Psychological services, 14(2), 238–245. doi:10.1037/ser0000120

    Zalta, A.K., Tirone, V., Siedjak, J., Boley, R. A., Vechiu, C., Pollack, M.H., & Hobfoll, S.E. (2016). A pilot study of tailored cognitive-behavioral resilience training for trauma survivors with subthreshold distress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(3), 268-272.