Research

Every component of the MyStudentBody program has been scientifically developed and tested for efficacy through federally-funded field trials. MyStudentBody has received more funding from the National Institutes of Health and has been the subject of more randomized, controlled research studies than any other online college health program. Check out our publications, grants, and conferences papers below.

We are currently looking to conduct more research on the MyStudentBody program. If you or your institution are interested in partnering with us to do the kind of rigorous, valid research that gets noticed and published, then please send an email to MyStudentBody@hazelden.org.

Have other questions about the details or findings of the research? No problem. Email MyStudentBody@hazelden.org.


  • Publications
  • Grants
  • Conference Papers
DateTitleAuthor(s)PublicationPDF
2012A randomized, controlled trial to test the efficacy of an online, parent-based intervention for reducing the risks associated with college student alcohol use.Donovan, E., Wood, M., Frayjo, K., Black, R.A., Surette, D.A.Addictive Behaviors, 37, 25–35.
2009Community college health: A survey of administrator and health personnel perception of students' health needs and services.Chiauzzi, E., Donovan, E., Black, R.A., Cooney, E., Buechner, A.E. Submitted for publication 
2008Motivation, self-efficacy, physical activity and nutrition in college students: A randomized controlled trial of an Internet-based education program.Franko, D.L., Cousineau, T.M., Trant, M., Green, T.C., Rancourt, D., Thompson, D., Ainscough, J., Mintz, L.B., Ciccazzo, M.Preventive Medicine. 
2008MyStudentBody–Stress: An online stress management intervention for college students.Chiauzzi, E., Brevard, J., Thum, C., Decembrele, S., Lord, S.Journal of Health Communication, 13, 555–572. 
2006Web-based nutrition education for college students: Is it feasible? Cousineau, T.M., Franko, D.L., Ciccazzo, M., Goldstein, M., Rosenthal, E. Evaluation and Program Planning. 29, 23-33. 
2005Demon rum: High-tech solutions to an age-old problem.Walters, S.T., Hester, R.K., Chiauzzi, E., Miller, E. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29, 270-7. DownloadPDF
2005Getting wired for wellness: e-interventions for addressing college drinking.Walters, S., Miller, E., Chiauzzi, E. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 29, 139-145. 
2005My Student Body: A high risk drinking prevention website for college students.Chiauzzi, E., Green, T., Lord, S., Thum, C., Goldstein, M. Journal of American College Health, 53, 263-274 
2004A collaborative approach to nutrition education for college students.Cousineau, T.M., Goldstein, M., Franko, D.L.Journal of American College Health, 53, 79-84. DownloadPDF
DateTitleAuthor(s)ConferencePDF
01/19/2012Best practices for achieving a 90% reponse rate on an alcohol and drug survey.Achilles, T., Stadelman, L.Poster presented at the NASPA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention Conference 2012. Atlanta, GA.DownloadPDF
01/17/2011Health programming for community college students.Donovan, E., Chiauzzi, E., Floyd, D.Symposium presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education's Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention Conference. Miami, FL. 
06/01/2010A randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an online parent-based college alcohol and other drug use prevention program.Donovan, L., Chiauzzi, E., Frayjo, K., Surette, D., Black, R., Wood, M.Poster presented at the American College Health Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.DownloadPDF
10/18/2010Health prevention programming in difficult times: Results from two community college health studies.Donovan, L., Chiauzzi, E.Workshop at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools National Meeting on Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, National Harbor, MD.
07/2008Impact of a web-based alcohol consumption survey on knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes of pharmacy students. Andrews, L.L., Baggarly, S.A., Leblanc, D.A., Adams, E.H., Smith, C.L., Wicker, A.M., Leader, W.Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA.
10/2008Development of a consensus-building tool for on-campus alcohol prevention: The campus climate survey.Trudeau, K.J., Cooney, B., Chiauzzi, E.Paper presented at the New York State College Health Association Annual Meeting, Syracuse, NY. 
05/2007Increasing healthy behaviors in college students through goal setting.Franko, D.L., Cousineau, T., Watt, M., Brevard, J., Pappas, J.Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Baltimore, MD. 
10/2007Might nutrition education programs for college students increase internalization of sociocultural ideals of thinness?Franko, D.L., Cousineau, T.M., Trant, M., Green, T.C., Ainscough, J., Thompson, D.Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA. 
06/2004Demon rum: High-tech solutions to an age-old problem.Walters, S., Hester, R.K., Chiauzzi, E., Miller, E.Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Vancouver, BC. 
11/2004MyStudentBody.com: An interactive multimedia tobacco prevention and cessation program for college students.Green, T.C., Johnson, D., Rancourt, D., Cousineau, T., Chiauzzi, E. Paper presented at the 132nd Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. 
11/2004MyStudentBody.com: Efficacy of an online STD prevention program for college students.Cousineau, T., Lord, S., Thum, C., Tuttman, J.L., Green, T.C.Paper presented at 132nd Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. 
11/2003My Student Body: A tailored website for college binge drinking prevention.Chiauzzi, E., Thum, C.Poster presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
11/2003MyStudentBody.com: An interactive multimedia STD/HIV prevention education program for college students.Lord, S., Cousineau, T., Tuttman, J., Thum, C.Poster presented at the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
10/2003Demon Rum: High-tech solutionsWalters, S. Hester, R.K. Chiauzzi, E. Miller, E. Paper presented at the U.S. Department of Education’s 17th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
10/2001My Student Body: A personalized web site for college binge drinking prevention.Chiauzzi, E. Paper presented at the U.S. Department of Education’s 15th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education, Washington, D.C. 
DateTitlePI(s)FunderPDF
03/05/2011MyStudentBody-Community College: A Health Website for Students (Phase II)Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44DA027190-02
03/31/2010MyStudentBody-ParentElizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44DA022187-02 DownloadPDF
02/01/2010MyStudentBody-Community College: A Health Website for Students (Phase I)Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #1R43DA027190-01A1
05/31/2009MyStudentBody-AdminEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) SBIR #5R44AA014463-03 DownloadPDF
02/29/2008MyStudentBody-DrugsEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44 DA018552-02DownloadPDF
02/28/2007MyStudentBody-NutritionTara Cousineau, Ph.D.National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) SBIR #2R44DK61870-02DownloadPDF
06/30/2005MyStudentBody-StressEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D. National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR #5R44MH63069-02DownloadPDF
08/31/2004MyStudentBody-Sexual HealthSarah Lord, Ph.D.National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR #5R44MH61670-02DownloadPDF
02/29/2004MyStudentBody-AlcoholEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) SBIR #5R44AA12713-028/1/2000-2/29/2004 DownloadPDF