Intervention Research

CBRI applies innovative brief intervention approaches to address early stage health problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. With ongoing grant support from the Aetna Foundation, HRSA, NIAAA, NIDA, NIH, SAMHSA, and the Ware Foundation, CBRI is a leader in the cultural, linguistic, and developmental adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of school- and community-based brief interventions. CBRI brief intervention models include Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Guided Self Change (GSC). CBRI’s Intervention Research results from partnerships with medically underserved minority communities (Hispanic/Latino, Native American, African-American), and is focused on promoting health equity and healthy longevity. Below are some examples of intervention research studies.

 

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Sacred Connection

This NIDA-funded study was devoted to reducing substance use problems among Native American teens in rural communities in the South Central United States. Exploring the effects of a brief Motivational Interviewing (MI) intervention, this study investigated the effects of this intervention on substance use problems (alcohol and marijuana).

Co-Principal Investigators:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.
• John Lowe, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (Florida State University)

Co-Investigators:
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D. • Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

Project Coordinator:
• Cheryl Riggs, M.S.

This study, funded by the Aetna Foundation, evaluated a voluntary mindfulness and yoga-based program offered to high school students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, particularly racial/ethnic minority teens. The 6-week program involves on-site meditation, yoga and mindfulness exercises.

Principal Investigator:
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D. • Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

Project Coordinator:
• Eva Wales, M.S.

FIU Yoga Teens

FIU Yoga Teens was a collaborative project that represented a partnership among FIU-CBRI, Green Monkey Yoga, the STANDOUT Yoga Foundation, and Banyan Health Systems. This Ware Foundation funded study designed and implemented a 12-week yoga-program among teens receiving outpatient mental health treatment. Primary aims were to investigate the influence of the program on quality of life, anxiety and eating disorder symptoms and substance abuse related symptoms – compared to standard care.

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D. • Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

 

Alcohol Treatment Targeting Adolescent (ATTAIN)

This study investigated an individual and family-based intervention program, focusing on Hispanic/Latinx, Haitian, and African-American. This NIAAA-funded study focused on implementing interventions that are fitting for cultural and social minority groups and are aimed at alcohol and drug problems.

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Andres Gil, Ph.D. • Jonathan Tubman, Ph.D.

Guided Adolescent Problem Solving (GAPS)

This research project, funded by NIAAA, provided school-based interventions, targeting minority youth in high schools across Miami-Dade County. The aim was to develop an effective Guided Self-Change intervention for alcohol and aggressive behavior problems.

Co-Principal Investigators:
• Andres Gil, Ph.D. • Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Jonathan Tubman, Ph.D. • Mark Macgowan, Ph.D.
• Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D. • Fred Newman, Ph.D.

Group Enhancement for Teens in Treatment (GET-IT)

Group Enhancement for Teens in Treatment (GET-IT) was a NIAAA-funded, 2-year project to understand factors influencing group treatment effectiveness among adolescents with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) problems. The project examined the influence of conduct disorder (CD) in group composition, disruptive behavior in group, and group leader behaviors on changes in AOD use over time.

Principal Investigator:
• Mark Macgowan, Ph.D.

Co-Investigator:
•Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Adolescent Behaviors & Lifestyle Evaluation (ABLE)

Focusing on Hispanic minority adolescents in high schools in Miami-Dade County, this NIAAA-funded study was a 5-year project that investigated the implementation and efficacy of a school-based intervention for alcohol abuse.

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Andres Gil, Ph.D. • Jonathan Tubman, Ph.D.
• Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.

Adolescent Behaviors & Lifestyle Evaluation (ABLE2)

Focusing on Hispanic minority adolescents in high schools in Miami-Dade County, this NIDA-funded study was a 2-year project that investigated the implementation and efficacy of a school-based intervention for marijuana use and abuse.

Principal Investigator:
• Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators:
• Michelle Hospital, Ph.D. • Staci Leon Morris, Psy.D.
• James Jaccard, Ph.D. • Jonathan Tubman, Ph.D.