Ekaterina Burduli
Assistant Professor 509-324-7368 SNRS 314D 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2131

Dr. Ekaterina Burduli is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University. Dr. Burduli’s primary research focuses on the birth satisfaction and birth outcomes of women who use substances during pregnancy and the development of novel interventions for pregnant women with substance use disorders. Dr. Burduli’s work will lead to a better and more thorough examination of the birth experience among substance using mothers and holds great promise to identify points of intervention, improve health outcomes for both mother and child, and ultimately, reduce health disparities for substance using pregnant women. She has over thirteen peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to and led several grants as well. Dr. Burduli also has a high level of statistical methodology expertise in psychometrics, structural equation modeling, and clinical trial data analysis, as well as growing experience with a variety of different statistical analyses.


  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • PhD, Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • MS, Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • BS, Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Maternal Health, Health Disparities, Substance Use in Pregnant Women, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, health-related survey development and validation

Collaborative Action Towards Community Health

Psychometrics, Structural Equation Modeling, Clinical trial data analysis

Birth Satisfaction, Substance Use, Psychometrics, Clinical trial data analysis


  • Association for Psychological Science, 2012-present
  • American Psychological Association, 2011-present
  • Psi Chi: National Honor Society, 2007-present
  • Psychometric Society, 2015-2017

Burduli, E., Skalisky, J., Hirchak, K., Orr, M. F., Foote, A., Granbois, A., Ries, R., Roll, J., McDonell, M. G., Buchwald, D., McPherson, S. (Accepted). Contingency management intervention targeting co-addiction of alcohol and drugs among American Indian adults: Design, methodology, and baseline data. Clinical Trials.

Barbosa-Leiker, C., Holliday, C., Burduli, E., Howell, D., Wynne, M., Numkena, N., Ford, C., Katz, J. (Accepted). Suicide and substance use prevention in tribal youth: Development of a community program capacity scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

McPherson, S., Burduli, E., Orr, M. F., Herron, J., Oluwoye, O., Lederhos Smith, C., Hirchak, K., McDonell, M., Roll, J. (In press). Current Perspectives on the Role of Contingency Management in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorder. Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation.

McPherson, S., Burduli, E., Lederhos Smith, C., Brooks, O., Orr, M. F., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Hoekstra, T., McDonell, M. G., Murphy, S., Layton, M., Roll, J. (In press). Predictors of tobacco and alcohol co-use from ages 15 to 32: The Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study. Experimental and Clinical PsychoPharmacology.

Sattler, V., Burduli, E., Smart, D., Barbosa-Leiker, C. (In press). Exploratory factor analysis of the Caffrey Cultural Competency in Healthcare Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Oluwoye, O., Skalisky, J., Burduli, E., Chaytor, N., McPherson, S., Murphy, Herron, J., Hirchak, K., Burley, M., Ries, R., Roll, J., McDonell, G. M. (In press). Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Test whether Modifications to Contingency Management Improve Outcomes for Heavy Drinkers with Serious Mental Illness. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin, C.J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C. and Fleming, S.E. (2018). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): Should the sub-scale scores or the total score be used? Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1490498

Orr, M. F, Lederhos Smith, C., Finley, M., Martin, S. C., Brooks, O., Oluwoye, O., Leickly, E., McDonell, M. G., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Layton, M., Roll, J. M., McPherson, S. M. (In Press). Pilot investigation: Randomized controlled analog trial for alcohol and tobacco smoking co-Addiction using contingency management. Behavioral Pharmacology.

Barbosa-Leiker, C., McPherson, S., Layton, M., Burduli, E., Roll, J., Ling, W. (2018). Examining sex differences in opioid use trajectories in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) 0003. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. DOI: 10.1080/00952990.2018.1458234

Oluwoye, O., Monroe-DeVita, M., Burduli, E., Chwastiak, L., McPherson, S., McClellan, J. M., McDonell, M. G (2017). The Impact of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Cannabis use on treatment outcomes among patients with first episode psychosis: Data from the National RAISE-ETP Study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1111/eip.12542

Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Fleming, S. E., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2017). Cross-cultural invariance of the birth satisfaction scale- revised: Comparing UK and US samples. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 35:3, 248-260, DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2017.1310374

Fleming, S. E., Donovan Batson, C. M., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Hollins Martin, C.J., Martin, C. (2016). Birth Satisfaction Scale/Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS/BSS-R): A large scale United States Planned Home Birth and Birth Center Survey. Midwifery. DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.07.008

Martin, C.R., Hollins Martin, C.J., Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Donovan-Batson, C. and Fleming, S.E. (2016). Measurement and structural invariance of the US version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) in a large sample. Women and Birth. DOI: 10.1016/j.wombi.2016.11.006