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Research: All Projects
Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS)

A-CHESS: Developing and Testing a Computer-based Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery System

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: In this randomized clinical trial, we will develop and test a relapse-prevention smartphone app that offers support to alcohol dependent people when and wherever it is needed.

Active Aging Research Center

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D , Jane Mahoney, M.D

Summary: Will a community-based information and communication technology system designed for older adults and their caregivers improve quality of life and enhance aging in place?

Impact on opioid use of bundling medication-assisted treatment with mHealth

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: This project pairs medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with an evidence-based, smartphone-delivered relapse prevention system (A-CHESS) to improve long-term recovery from opioid-use disorders.

A Feasibility Study for the Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (CHESS)

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

ACTION Campaign

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: The ACTION Campaign was a national effort to compare the effectiveness of five communication channels in getting substance abuse treatment programs to adopt new business practices.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Coordinating Office

Principal Investigator(s): Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D

Summary: The vision of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is to unify science, education and service to transform lives through evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices in a recovery-oriented system of care.

Advancing Recovery: State and Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: This program supported 12 state-provider partnerships in selecting and implementing evidence-based practices known to be effective for treatment of substance abuse.

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Help for Parents and Partners of Abusers

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Barriers to Implementation of Computer-Based Health Support Systems

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

CASA-CHESS: Spanish language smartphone app to prevent relapse

Principal Investigator(s): Jordana Murhoff, Ph.D.

Summary: Develop and program information and training components in Spanish into the CASA-CHESS smartphone application to address overdose prevention and education, health and wellness, co-occurring disorder information and expand bilingual content for Latino participants

CHESS Pediatric Asthma Study

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

CHESS Pilot Study at CUNA Mutual Insurance Group and Century Companies of America

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Clinician Integration (Lung Cancer Caregivers)

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Component and Couple Analysis of Cancer Communications Research

Principal Investigator(s): Timothy Baker, Ph.D

Computer-Based Prevention of Smoking Relapse

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: This trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, is designed to evaluate the efficacy of an innovative smoking relapse prevention program to be delivered via home computers.

Conceptualizing the problem of implementation: a Systems Engineering perspective applied in Substance Abuse Treatment

Principal Investigator(s): Andy Quanbeck, Ph.D.

Conviviendo con el Cancer de Seno (Spanish version of the CHESS "Living with Breast Cancer" Program)

Principal Investigator(s): Bret Shaw, Ph.D

COPE: Communication in Oncologist-Patient Encounters

Principal Investigator(s): James Tulsky, M.D , Lori DuBenske, Ph.D

Summary: The project goal is to improve interactions between advanced cancer patients and oncologists by providing patients with tools to express their emotional concerns and to elicit helpful responses from their oncologists.

CSAT Grantee Learning Collaboratives

Demonstrating Computer Support Impact on AIDS Patients

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Early CHESS-Mammo Pilot Study

Effectiveness Study

Principal Investigator(s): Timothy Baker, Ph.D

HSCT-CHESS to Enhance Hematopoietic Transplant Recovery

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D , Susan Parsons, Ph.D

Impact of Enhancements to Smartphone-Based Continuing Care for Alcohol Dependence

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D , James McKay, Ph.D.

Summary: The project seeks to determine whether combining an automated smartphone-based recovery support system with telephone continuing care sessions provided by a counselor improves outcomes over what can be achieved by either intervention alone.

Implementing technology-assisted drug treatment and relapse prevention in FQHCs

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D , Lisa Marsch, Ph.D

Summary: A grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) is funding a project to study the use of smartphones and tablets to integrate drug abuse treatment into primary care at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs).

Innovations for Recovery

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Mentor Integration Project

Principal Investigator(s): Robert Hawkins, Ph.D

My Living Story

Principal Investigator(s): Meg Wise, Ph.D

NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Collaborative

NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Collaborative

Principal Investigator(s): Todd Molfentor, Ph.D

Summary: The aim of the NIATx Wisconsin Mental Health Readmissions Collaborative is to reduce unnecessary/inappropriate admissions and readmissions to inpatient facilities among the state's persistent and severely mentally ill.

NIATx200

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Optimizing HIV care for patients with substance abuse disorders using predictive analytics in a mobile health application

Principal Investigator(s): Ryan Westergaard, M.D., Ph.D.

Summary: This project will test the effectiveness of a smartphone-based mobile health system (A-CHESS) that collects information from patients about drug use, negative mood states, and other factors that can be used to prevent HIV treatment failure.

Payer Readiness for Technology Implementation (P-RTI) Tool Application and Assessment

Principal Investigator(s): Todd Molfentor, Ph.D

Summary: The Payer Readiness for Technology Implementation (P-RTI) tool will assess the payer’s role in increasing the adoption and use of two types of health IT applications used in addiction treatment settings.

Physician Coaching to Reduce Opioid-Related Harms

Principal Investigator(s): Andy Quanbeck, Ph.D.

Summary: The goal of this project is to develop and apply a model for promoting the adoption of evidence-based practices in primary care to address variation in opioid prescribing patterns.

Process Mapping

Summary: To study the flow of data in eight substance abuse treatment agencies for three major processes: admission, discharge, and transfer between levels of care.

Prolonging Life

Principal Investigator(s): Lori DuBenske, Ph.D

Proposal to Evaluate the State-of-the-Art in Webcasting and to Pilot Test Variants of the Technology with Smokers

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: This six-month study will survey the field of webcasting to identify the state of the art in webcasting, both in and outside of healthcare.

Prospective Validation Test of a Medication Adherence Predictive Tool

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Summary: The CHESS medication adherence research sought to test the validity of the University of Wisconsin Medication Adherence Tool (UW-MAP).

Prostate Cancer Mentors Integration Project

Principal Investigator(s): Robert Hawkins, Ph.D

Psychosocial Support for Young Women with Breast Cancer

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Star-SI (Star State Initiative) – Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Survivorship CHESS

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

TECC (Technology Enhancing Cancer Communication)

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

Test of a Workforce Development Intervention to Expand Buprenorphine Prescribers

Principal Investigator(s): Todd Molfentor, Ph.D

Summary: The shortage of buprenorphine prescribers and physicians in general is a major concern for specialty addiction treatment organizations. This study will test a physician recruitment intervention called the Physician Recruitment Bundle (PRB) and include 80 organizations from three states: Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The Impact of Computer Support on HIV-Infected Individuals

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D

To Test a Payer/Treatment Agency Intervention to Increase Use of Buprenorphine

Principal Investigator(s): Todd Molfentor, Ph.D

Summary: The primary aim will assess the effects of payer and organizational systems changes, versus organizational changes alone, on delivery of the evidence-based practice buprenorphine to treat opiate addiction in the state of Ohio.

Using Smartphones to Provide Recovery Support Services

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D , Christy Scott, Ph.D.

Summary: The proposed trial is designed to test the effectiveness of using smartphones to provide post-treatment support services via ecological momentary assessments (EMA), ecological momentary interventions (EMI) and their combination on substance use disorders and HIV risk in a 2 x 2 factorial design.

Web-based Support for Informal Caregivers in Cancer

Principal Investigator(s): David Gustafson, Ph.D