Research Project

REAL Prevention LLC. Project List

Current Projects

4H Phase 2: Interactive technology for media literacy drug prevention in community groups (NIDA: 2R42DA039595-02A1)
Dates: 05/01/2017 – 04/30/2019
Goal: Finalize development of REAL media substance use prevention curriculum and conduct a group randomized trial among 4-H members/clubs to evaluate effectiveness.
Mighty Girls: A Novel Pregnancy Prevention Intervention for Latino Middle School Girls (NINR: 5R01NR014851-02) (subcontract to U of Miami)
Dates: 11/01/2016 – 06/30/2018
Goal: Development of MIGHTY GIRLS risky sexual behavior prevention curriculum and conduct a group randomized trial among Latino youth in Miami to evaluate effectiveness.
Nica 2: Citizen Security and Demand Reduction Program Development and Implementation in Nicaragua Central America (4694 UT DHHS 1670) (sub contact ASU)
Goal: To widely implement and evaluate a Nicaraguan adapted version of the keepin’ it REAL substance use prevention curriculum.
Parent-Based Intervention Phase 1: (NIH/NIDA: R43 AA025293-01A1)
Goal: Develop a prototype for an e-learning curriculum to help parents reduce their high school student’s alcohol use by effectively communicating with them about alcohol and alcohol use.
RWJ: Developing principles and guidelines for local teacher-initiated adaptation in implementation of evidence-based interventions (Robert Wood Johnson) (subcontract ASU)
Dates: 11/15/2015 – 11/14/2017
Goal: Describe decision making for ongoing implementation of keepin’ it REAL following completed R01 project in PA and OH rural schools.
Women’s Stories Phase 2: Marketability of a technology-based intervention to increase HPV vaccination. (CDC 9R44DP006291-02)
Dates: 09/30/2016 – 9/29/2018
Goal: Finalize development of Women’ Stories HPV vaccination promotion curriculum and conduct a group randomized trial among Planned Parenthood clients to evaluate effectiveness.
Gambling and Internet Gaming (Compulsive Gambling Council of New Jersey)
Dates: 6/1/2017 – 2/28/2018
Goal: Formative research and proposal for gambling and gaming intervention.

Completed Projects

4-H SBIR P1: Interactive technology for media literacy drug prevention in community groups
Funder: NIDA/NIH
Dates: 5/1/2015 – 1/31/2016
Goals: Develop prototype for REAL media curriculum by adapting Youth Message Development for e-learning. Conduct formative research, feasibility and usability tests.
D.A.R.E. High School Project
Funder: D.A.R.E. America
Dates: 5/1/2016 – 12/31/2016
Goals: Developed and implemented myPlaybook, REAL messages and Celebrating Safely curriculum after adapting to D.A.R.E. format.
ekiR Mobile SBIR P1: Feasibility of Mobile Augmented Reality Intervention Preventing Youth Alcohol Use
Funder: NIDA/NIH
Dates: 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017
Goals: Conduct a feasibility test of D.A.R.E. America’s digital elementary keepin’ it REAL curriculum.
HPV SBIR P1: Feasibility of a Smartphone Kiosk intervention to increase HPV vaccination
Funder: NCI/NIH
Dates: 4/1/2015 – 3/31/2018
Goals: Develop prototype Women’s Stories intervention for Planned Parenthood clinics and establish feasibility.
kiR Nicaragua: Adaptation and Implementation of kiR in Nicaragua
Dates: 9/1/2013 – 11/1/2015
Goals: Adapt kiR for Nicaragua schools and community groups and demonstrate feasibility.
Wired International: Opioid Prevention Curriculum
Funder: D.A.R.E.
Dates: 6/2017 – 2/2018
Goals: Develop and implement e-learning opioid prevention curriculum.