Thomas Santo Jr

Ph.D. Candidate & Research Officer
Research Officer

Tom is a Ph.D. Candidate at the National Drug National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). He completed his Master of Public Health and began working at NDARC in 2018.

His research interests and focus of his Ph.D. include the experience of childhood maltreatment and comorbid mental disorders among people who use opioids and other drugs. He is interested in both illicit and pharmaceutical opioid use.

Journal articles
Santo T; Larance B; Bruno R; Gisev N; Nielsen S; Degenhardt L; Campbell G, 2020, 'Correlates of indicators of potential extra-medical opioid use in people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 39, pp. 128 - 134,
Larance B; Degenhardt L; Grebely J; Nielsen S; Bruno R; Dietze P; Lancaster K; Larney S; Santo T; Shanahan M; Memedovic S; Ali R; Farrell M, 2019, 'Perceptions of extended-release buprenorphine injections for opioid use disorder among people who regularly use opioids in Australia', Addiction,
Gisev N; Nielsen S; Campbell G; Santo T; Mant A; Bruno R; Cohen M; Hall WD; Larance B; Lintzeris N; Farrell M; Degenhardt L, 2019, 'Antidepressant Use Among People Prescribed Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain', Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.), vol. 20, pp. 2450 - 2458,
Stockings E; Tran LT; Santo T; Peacock A; Larney S; Santomauro D; Farrell M; Degenhardt L, 2019, 'Mortality among people with regular or problematic use of amphetamines: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Addiction, vol. 114, pp. 1738 - 1750,
Lintzeris N; Santo T; Nielsen S; Degenhardt L; Campbell G, 2019, 'Estimating Centre for Disease Control and Prevention-defined overdose risk in people prescribed opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: implications for take-home naloxone provision', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, pp. 1054 - 1055,

NDARC Excellence in Higher Degree Research Award- 2019