Research Seminar – 3/23/2012

Web Intervention for Returning Veterans with Risky Drinking: Facebook Recruiting, Effectiveness, & Future Plans

VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Jamaica Plain Campus

Introduction from the Chair

DAVID L. ROSENBLOOM, PhD Boston University School of Public Health

Online Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention

RICHARD SAITZ, MD, MPH Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health
Dr. Saitz reviewed the state of research for web-based alcohol screening and interventions, citing studies conducted at Boston University and elsewhere.

VetChange.org: Methods, Results and Implications

VetChange.orgA research team at the VA Boston HealthCare System and Boston University recruited hundreds of participants via a Facebook advertising campaign for a randomized trial of a self-guided web-based intervention for returning veterans with hazardous drinking and PTSD symptoms.

Deborah Brief, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Returning veterans with PTSD symptoms and risky drinking

Justin Enggasser, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Designing & implementing the CBT intervention online

Eric Helmuth, MA Boston University School of Public Health
Recruiting participants on Facebook

Amy Rubin, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Primary outcomes in drinking and PTSD symptoms

Monica Roy, PhD VA Boston Healthcare System & BU School of Medicine
Implications for future research and services to veterans.

Discussion

MICHAEL CHARNESS, MD VA Boston Healthcare System

Speaker bios