Broman, a student in the Social Work PhD - Policy and Practice concentration and a Wayne State Dean’s Diversity Fellow, is interested in advancing knowledge and practice of effective substance use disorder treatment services from both a provider and a client standpoint. Of particular interest is how to reduce burnout rates among practitioners, and what predicts success in recovery for clients, especially those receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence.
After receiving his Master's in Social Work at Wayne State University in 2016, Broman practiced in the fields of both substance use disorder treatment and prevention. This experience will help to guide and inform his research. His current work, focused on problem behavior theory, the self-medication hypothesis, gender differences in prescription opioid use, and protective factors that are associated with successful medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder, has resulted in four paper manuscripts that are in preparation.