MyStudentBody - Research


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.

MyStudentBody is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

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@hazeldenbettyford.org.

Students Like It—and Use It

Course completion surveys consistently show that students rate MyStudentBody highly.

  • 92% of students say it's easy to navigate.
  • 90% say it provides moderate-, good-, or excellent- quality info about alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence.
  • 88% say it's successful in addressing college health and wellness issues.
  • 86% find it helpful in using alcohol safely and responding to alcohol emergencies.
  • 85% find it helpful in taking more careful precautions to maintain their safety.
  • 84% find it helpful in making informed decisions about drug use.
  • 80% say the course would help new students make a healthy adjustment to college.
  • 73% say it made them more aware of campus drug and alcohol policies.
  • 72% find it helpful in decreasing their alcohol use.
  • 68% say the program enhanced their knowledge about drugs, alcohol, and sexual violence.

Have other questions about the details or findings of the research? Email MyStudentBody@hazeldenbettyford.org.


Publications

DateTitleAuthor(s)PublicationPDF
2015Efficacy of an online intervention to reduce alcohol-related risks among community college students
Elizabeth Donovan, Pronabesh Das Mahapatra, Traci C. Green, Emil Chiauzzi, Kimberly McHugh, Amanda Hemm
Addiction Research & Theory, online
2015Read the NEW Sexual Violence Prevention Course Scope and Sequence
Hazelden Publishing
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
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.
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.

Grants

DateTitlePI(s)FunderPDF
03/05/2011
MyStudentBody-Community College: A Health Website for Students (Phase II)
Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44DA027190-02

03/31/2010
MyStudentBody-Parent
Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44DA022187-02
02/01/2010
MyStudentBody-Community College: A Health Website for Students (Phase I)
Elizabeth Donovan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #1R43DA027190-01A1

05/31/2009
MyStudentBody-Admin
Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) SBIR #5R44AA014463-03
02/29/2008
MyStudentBody-Drugs
Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) SBIR #2R44 DA018552-02
02/28/2007
MyStudentBody-Nutrition
Tara Cousineau, Ph.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) SBIR #2R44DK61870-02
06/30/2005MyStudentBody-StressEmil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR #5R44MH63069-02
08/31/2004
MyStudentBody-Sexual Health
Sarah Lord, Ph.D.
National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) SBIR #5R44MH61670-02
02/29/2004
MyStudentBody-Alcohol
Emil Chiauzzi, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) SBIR #5R44AA12713-028/1/2000-2/29/2004

Conference Papers

DateTitleAuthor(s)ConferencePDF
01/19/2012
Best 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.
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.

06/01/2010
A 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.
10/18/2010
Health 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.

07/2008
Impact 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.

10/2008
Development 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.

05/2007
Increasing 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.

10/2007
Might 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.

06/2004
Demon 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.
11/2004
MyStudentBody.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.

11/2004
MyStudentBody.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.

11/2003
My 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.

11/2003
MyStudentBody.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.

10/2003
Demon Rum: High-tech solutions
Walters, 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.

10/2001
My 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.