United States Department of Veterans Affairs
CHCE Investigators
Christine Timko, Ph.D.
Christine Timko, Ph.D.
  • Associate Director, VA HSR&D Center for Health Care Evaluation
  • Research Career Scientist, VA HSR&D
  • Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Christine Timko, Ph.D.
  • Facilitating continuing care and 12-step self-help group participation
  • Quality of care in substance abuse and psychiatric treatment
  • Course of treated and untreated substance use disorders and treatment careers
  • Impact of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders on the family
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Timko, C., Sutkowi, A., Paveo, J., & Kimerling, R. Women's childhood and adult victimization, mental health, and binge drinking. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 3, 15-23. 2008
Timko, C., Cronkite, R.C., Swindle, R., Robinson, R.L., Turrubiartes, P., & Moos, R.H. Functioning status of adult children of depressed parents: A 23-year follow-up. Psychological Medicine, 38, 343-352. 2008
Timko, C. Outcomes of AA for special populations. Recent Developments in Alcoholism, 18, 373-392 2008
Timko, C., & DeBenedetti, A. A randomized controlled trial of intensive referral to 12-step self-help groups: One-year outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 90, 270-279. 2007
Timko, C., DeBenedetti, A., Moos, B.S., & Moos, R.H. Predictors of 16-year mortality among individuals initiating help-seeking for an alcoholic use disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30, 1711-1720. 2006
Timko, C., DeBenedetti, A., & Billow, R. Characteristics of homeless veterans who choose not to use housing services. American Journal of Community Psychology. 2006
Timko, C., DeBenedetti, A., & Billow, R. Intensive referral to 12-step self-help groups and six-month substance use disorder outcomes. Addiction, 101, 678-688. 2006
Timko, C., Chen, S., Sempel, J. M, & Barnett, P. G. Dual diagnosis patients in community or hospital care: 1-year outcomes and health care utilization and costs. Journal of Mental Health, 15, 163-177. 2006
Timko, C., Billow, R., & DeBenedetti, A. Determinants of 12-step group affiliation and moderators of the affiliation-abstinence relationship. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 83, 111-121. 2006
Chen, S., Barnett, P. G., Sempel, J. M., & Timko, C. Outcomes and costs of matching the intensity of dual diagnosis treatment to patients’ symptom severity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 95-105. 2006
Timko, C., Finney, J. W., & Moos, R. H. The 8-year course of alcohol abuse: Gender differences in social context and coping. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29, 612-621. . 2005
Timko, C., Dixon, K., & Moos, R. H. Treatment for dual diagnosis patients in the psychiatric and substance abuse systems. Mental Health Services Research, 7, 229-242 2005
Timko, C., & Sempel, J. M. Intensity of acute services, self-help attendance, and 1-year outcomes among dual diagnosis patients. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65, 274-282. 2004
Timko, C. & Sempel, J. M. Short-term outcomes of matching dual diagnosis patients’ symptom severity to treatment intensity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26, 209-218. 2004
Timko, C., Sempel, J. M., & Moos, R. H. Models of standard and intensive outpatient care in substance abuse and psychiatric treatment. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 30, 417-436. 2003
Timko, C., Lesar, M., Calvi, N., & Moos, R. H. Trends in acute mental health care: Comparing psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 30, 145-160. 2003
Timko, C., Moos, R. H., Finney, J. W., & Connell, E. G. Gender differences in help-seeking and the 8-year course of alcohol abuse. Addiction, 97, 877-889. 2002
Timko, C., & Moos, R. H. Symptom severity, amount of treatment, and 1-year outcomes among dual diagnosis patients. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 30, 35-54. 2002
Timko, C., Cronkite, R. C., Berg, E., & Moos, R. H. Children of parents with unipolar depression: A comparison of stably remitted, partially remitted, and nonremitted parents and nondepressed controls. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 32, 165-185. 2002
Timko, C., Yu, K., & Moos, R. H. Demand characteristics of residential substance abuse treatment programs. Journal of Substance Abuse, 12, 387-403. 2000
Timko, C., Moos, R. H., Finney, J. W., & Lesar, M. D. Long-term outcomes of alcohol use disorders: Comparing untreated individuals with those in Alcoholics Anonymous and formal treatment. Journal of Studies Alcohol, 61, 529-540. 2000
Timko, C., Lesar, M., Engelbrekt, M., & Moos, R.H. Changes in services and structure among residential substance abuse treatment facilities. Psychiatric Services, 51, 494-498. 2000
Timko, C., Kaplowitz, M. S., & Moos, R. H. Children’s health and child-parent relationships as predictors of problem drinking parents’ long-term adaptation. Journal of Substance Abuse, 11, 103-121. 2000