Current Research Projects
Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Principal Investigator Dr. Amanda Gilmore uses a social norms approach to develop and test Positive Change (+Change), a web-based alcohol use and sexual assault prevention program that targets alcohol use, sexual assault risk reduction, sexual assault bystander intervention, and sexual assault perpetration prevention. +Change provides personalized normative feedback tailored by gender identity and sexual orientation.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Panthers4Life aims to prevent suicidal ideation and behavior, substance use, and posttraumatic stress disorder among high-risk college students including Black, first generation, international, LGBT, and Veteran students.
TEEN WELL CHECK
Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse or (NIDA), Principal Investigator Dr. Amanda Gilmore is developing and pilot testing Teen Well Check in primary care settings to prevent substance use, sexual risk behavior, and sexual assault among adolescents between 14-18 years of age.
Positive Change Adaptation for Sailors
Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Multiple Principal Investigators Dr. Lindsay Orchowski, Dr. Amanda Gilmore, and Dr. Kristen Walter are adapting Postive Change (+Change) for Sailors. +Change is a web-based alcohol use and sexual assault prevention program that targets alcohol use, sexual assault risk reduction, sexual assault bystander intervention, and sexual assault perpetration prevention. +Change provides personalized normative feedback tailored by gender identity and sexual orientation.
Completed Research Projects
GSU-DOD UNIVERSITY MILITARY PIPELINE FOR PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS
Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), this project is led by Co-Principal Investigators Drs. Shannon Self-Brown and Amanda Gilmore. The purpose was to contribute to the new DoD workforce of trained violence prevention professionals and implement them across DoD and service units. According to the DoD’s Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, in 2018 13,000 women and 7,5000 men in the military community were victims of sexual assault or rape. The Co-Principal Investigators partnered with the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) to demonstrate the feasibility, cost, and processes for training and credentialing military prevention scientists. The NCSVP provided credentialing to this new prevention workforce.
Funded by the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence at Georgia State University and led by co-Principal Investigators Dr. Amanda Gilmore and Dr. Laura Salazar, the project developed content on suicide prevention to integrate into Dr. Laura Salazar’s evidence-based prevention program, RealConsent.