Jeff Gau, Senior Research Analyst

Education & Training

B.A., 1993
University of Wisconsin
Psychology

M.S., 2006
University of Oregon
Psychology/Applied Statistics

Jeff Gau, M.S., a senior data analyst began work at ORI in 1993 as a research programmer for the Depression Research Group, working primarily on research projects associated with the longitudinal Oregon Adolescent Depression Project (OADP). A Co-Investigator on a recently funded grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Jeff has extensive experience in the analysis of prospective data in the context of epidemiological studies, quasi-experimental designs, randomized clinical trials, and group randomized clinical trials. Most recently, Jeff has expanded his analytic skills to include program evaluation with local and state agencies.

Current Projects

Family Transmission of Alcohol Use Disorder Risk

PROJECT PERIOD

03/15/16 - 02/28/18

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Richard Farmer, John Seeley

Co-Investigators
Jeff Gau, Peter Lewinsohn, Susan Duncan

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Publications

Eddy, J., Martinez, C., Grossman, J., Cearley, J., Herrera, D., Wheeler, A., . . . Seeley, J. R. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Long-Term Professional Mentoring Program for Children at Risk: Outcomes across the First 5 Years. Prevention Science, 18, 899-910.

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Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., Gau, J. M., & Ohls, O. C. (2017). Age effects in eating disorder baseline risk factors and prevention intervention effects. The International Journal of Eating Disorders.

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Stice, E., Rohde, P., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. M. (2017). An experimental therapeutics test of whether adding dissonance-induction activities improves the effectiveness of a selective obesity and eating disorder prevention program. International Journal of Obesity (2005).

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Stice, E., Rohde, P., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. M. (2017). Clinician-led, peer-led, and internet-delivered dissonance-based eating disorder prevention programs: Acute effectiveness of these delivery modalities. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 883-895.

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Smolkowski, K., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Dishion, T. J., Stormshak, E. A., Moore, K. J., ... Grabacz, A. (2017). Effectiveness evaluation of the Positive Family Support intervention: A three-tiered public health delivery model for middle schools. Journal of School Psychology, 62, 103-125. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2017.03.004

Stice, E., Yokum, S., & Gau, J. M. (2017). Gymnemic acids lozenge reduces short-term consumption of high-sugar food: A placebo controlled experiment. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 269881117728541-269881117728541.

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Sheeber, L. B., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J. R., Leve, C., Gau, J. M., Davis, B., . . . Allan, S. (2017). Mom-net: Evaluation of an internet-facilitated cognitive behavioral intervention for low-income depressed mothers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 355-366. doi:10.1037/ccp0000175

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Farmer, R. F., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Gau, J. M., Duncan, S. C., Sher, K. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2017). No reliable evidence that emotional disorders are proximal antecedents, concomitants, or short-term consequences of first episode alcohol use disorders in a representative community sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(2), 222–231.

Rohde, P., Stice, E., & Gau, J. M. (2017). Predicting persistence of eating disorder compensatory weight control behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(5), 561-568. doi:10.1002/eat.22639

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Stice, E., Gau, J. M., Rohde, P., & Shaw, H. (2017). Risk factors that predict future onset of each DSM–5 eating disorder: Predictive specificity in high-risk adolescent females. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 38-51. doi: 10.1037/abn0000219

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Powell, L. E., Wild, M. R., Glang, A., Ibarra, S., Gau, J. M., Perez, A., . . . Slocumb, J. (2017). The development and evaluation of a web-based programme to support problem-solving skills following brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology, 1-12.

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Farmer, R. F., Gau, J. M., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Sher, K. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2016). Internalizing and externalizing disorders as predictors of alcohol use disorder onset during three developmental periods. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 164, 38-46. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.04.021

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Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. M. (2016). Pilot trial of a dissonance-based cognitive-behavioral group depression prevention with college students. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 8221-27. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2016.05.001

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Moore, K. J., Garbacz, S. A., Gau, J. M., Dishion, T. J., Brown, K. L., Stormshak, E. A., & Seeley, J. R. (2016). Proactive Parent Engagement in Public Schools. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 18, 230-240. doi: 10.1177/1098300716632590

 

 

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Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral group depression prevention compared to bibliotherapy and brochure control: Nonsignificant effects in pilot effectiveness trial with college students. Behaviour Research And Therapy, 5548-53. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.02.003

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Meinzer, M. C., Lewinsohn, P. M., Pettit, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Waxmonsky, J. G. (2013). Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in adolescence predicts onset of major depressive disorder through early adulthood. Depression and Anxiety, 30(6), 546-553. doi:10.1002/da.22082

Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Klein, D. N., Seeley, J. R., & Gau, J. M. (2013). Key characteristics of major depressive disorder in childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, and adulthood. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(1), 41-53. doi:10.1177/2167702612457599

Duncan, S. C., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Strycker, L. A., & Farmer, R. F. (2012). A latent growth model of adolescent physical activity as a function of depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 5, 57-65. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2012.03.001

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Rohde, P., Stice, E., & Gau, J. (2012). Effects of three depression prevention interventions on risk for depressive disorder onset in the context of depression risk factors. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research, 13(6), 584-593. doi:10.1007/s11121-012-0284-3

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Gau, J. M., Stice, E., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. (2012). Negative life events and substance use moderate cognitive behavioral adolescent depression prevention intervention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 41(3), 241-250. doi:10.1080/16506073.2011.649781

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Rohde, P., Stice, E., Gau, J. M., & Marti, C. N. (2012). Reduced Substance Use as a Secondary Benefit of an Indicated Cognitive-Behavioral Adolescent Depression Prevention Program. Psychology Of Addictive Behaviors, 26(3), 599. doi:10.1037/a0028269

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Duncan, S. C., Gau, J. M., Duncan, T. E., & Strycker, L. A. (2011). Development and Correlates of Alcohol Use from Ages 13-20. Journal of Drug Education, 41, 235-252.

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Stice, E., Rohde P., Seeley, J. R., & Gau, J. M. (2010). Testing mediators of intervention effects in randomized controlled trials: An evaluation of three depression prevention programs. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(2), 273-280

Stice, E., Rohde, P., Gau, J., & Shaw, H. (2009). An Effectiveness Trial of a Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Program for High-Risk Adolescent Girls. Journal Of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 77(5), 825-834. doi:10.1037/a0016132

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Lewinsohn, P. M., Denoma, J. M., Gau, J. M., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Striegel-Moore, R., Bear, P., & Lamoureux, S. (2005). Problematic eating and feeding behaviors 36-month-old children. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38, 208–219.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Shankman, S. A., Gau, J. M., & Klein, D. N. (2004). The prevalence and comorbidity of subthreshold psychiatric conditions. Psychological Medicine, 34, 613–622.

Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Brown, R.A., Gau, J. M., & Kahler, C. W. (2003). Psychiatric disorders, familial factors, and cigarette smoking: 1. associations with smoking initiation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 5, 85-98.

Experience

1993-1995 Research Programmer, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1996-2003 Research Analyst, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2002-2009 Co-founder and Managing Member, Abacus Research, LLC, Eugene, OR

2003-present Senior Research Analyst, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR