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Sarah E. Nelson, Ph.D.

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Mental Health and DUI [login at prompt]
Available: 01/10/22, Expires: 03/01/24

In 2015, we conducted a study in which we had two DUI programs administer a mental health screening and assessment tool to their clients. The tool administration was randomized within program, with a quarter of clients receiving an interviewer-administered screener, a quarter completing a self-administered screener, a quarter receiving a full interviewer-administered assessment, and a quarter receiving intake as usual. The screener included questions screening for 19 DSM Axis I disorders; the full assessment followed up each positive screen with additional questions about that disorder. Clients at one program were all attending a driver alcohol education course as part of their sentence for a first-time DUI offense; clients in the other program were attending a residential program for individuals who had committed multiple DUI offenses. Six to 12 months after their intake, we completed follow-up interviews with clients about their mental health symptoms, treatment engagement, and alcohol and driving behavior. We also collected criminal records information on our sample. We have published several papers from this study, but have many more in the works and are also open to student ideas for projects using these data. Students ought to have a basic understanding of research methods and an interest in behavioral health and addiction. Some knowledge of statistics would helpful. Student involvement would include preparing a pre-registration, conducting analyses, and collaborating on a manuscript.


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  1. R03AA017516 (LABRIE, RICHARD ANTHONY) Sep 10, 2009 - Aug 31, 2011
    NIH
    DUI Offending: The Intersection of Criminality and Psychopathology
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R03AA017726 (NELSON, SARAH E) Aug 5, 2008 - Jul 31, 2011
    NIH
    Repeat DUI Offenders'Explanations for DUI Behavior
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R03AA016810 (NELSON, SARAH E) Apr 1, 2008 - Mar 31, 2011
    NIH
    Indices of Exposure and Vulnerability for Predicting Alcohol-Related Problems
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Tom MA, Edson TC, Louderback ER, Nelson SE, Amichia KA, LaPlante DA. Second Session at the Virtual Poker Table: A Contemporary Study of Actual Online Poker Activity. J Gambl Stud. 2022 Jul 27. PMID: 35882744; PMCID: PMC9325659.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Nelson SE, Edson TC, Grossman A, Louderback ER, Gray HM, LaPlante DA. Time out: Prediction of self-exclusion from daily fantasy sports. Psychol Addict Behav. 2022 Jun; 36(4):318-332. PMID: 35377675.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. McAuliffe WHB, Louderback ER, Edson TC, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE. Using "Markers of Harm" to Track Risky Gambling in Two Cohorts of Online Sports Bettors. J Gambl Stud. 2022 Dec; 38(4):1337-1369. PMID: 35067833.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  4. Nelson SE, LaRaja A, Juviler J, Williams PM. Evaluating the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener: Sensitivity and Specificity as a Screening Tool for Mental Health Disorders among DUI Offenders. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(12):1785-1796. PMID: 34304704.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Whelshula MM, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Gray HM. Recommendations for improving adolescent addiction recovery support in six northwest tribal communities. J Community Psychol. 2021 09; 49(7):2922-2937. PMID: 34289132; PMCID: PMC8380721.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Bernier TD, Schontz MJ, Izzy S, Chung DY, Nelson SE, Leslie-Mazwi TM, Henderson GV, Dasenbrock H, Patel N, Aziz-Sultan MA, Feske S, Du R, Abulhasan YB, Angle MR. Treatment of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-associated Delayed Cerebral Ischemia With Milrinone: A Review and Proposal. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2021 Jul 01; 33(3):195-202. PMID: 33480639; PMCID: PMC8192346.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Nelson SE, Edson TC, Louderback ER, Tom MA, Grossman A, LaPlante DA. Changes to the playing field: A contemporary study of actual European online sports betting. J Behav Addict. 2021 Jun 30. PMID: 34191745; PMCID: PMC8997203.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  8. Louderback ER, LaPlante DA, Currie SR, Nelson SE. Developing and validating lower risk online gambling thresholds with actual bettor data from a major Internet gambling operator. Psychol Addict Behav. 2021 Dec; 35(8):921-938. PMID: 34881914.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. LaPlante DA, Whelshula M, Gray HM, Nelson SE. Understanding American Indian Youth in Residential Recovery from Substance Use Disorder: Risk and Protective Experiences and Perceived Recovery Support. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2021; 28(1):39-70. PMID: 33844479.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Keating LM, Nelson SE, Wiley RC, Shaffer HJ. Psychiatric comorbidity among first-time and repeat DUI offenders. Addict Behav. 2019 09; 96:1-10. PMID: 30986714.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Nelson SE, Edson TC, Singh P, Tom M, Martin RJ, LaPlante DA, Gray HM, Shaffer HJ. Patterns of Daily Fantasy Sport Play: Tackling the Issues. J Gambl Stud. 2019 Mar; 35(1):181-204. PMID: 30607671.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Nelson SE, Ament Z, Wolcott Z, Gerszten RE, Kimberly WT. Succinate links atrial dysfunction and cardioembolic stroke. Neurology. 2019 02 19; 92(8):e802-e810. PMID: 30674589.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Nelson SE, Shoov E, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Externalizing and self-medicating: Heterogeneity among repeat DUI offenders. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 01 01; 194:88-96. PMID: 30415173; PMCID: PMC6312495.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, Gray HM, Tom MA, Kleschinsky JH, Shaffer HJ. Already at the Table: Patterns of Play and Gambling Involvement Prior to Gambling Expansion. J Gambl Stud. 2018 Mar; 34(1):275-295. PMID: 28815350.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Gray HM, Nelson SE, Shaffer HJ, Stebbins P, Farina AR. How do homeless adults change their lives after completing an intensive job-skills program? A prospective study. J Community Psychol. 2017 09; 45(7):888-905. PMID: 29085159.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Martin RJ, Nelson SE, Gallucci AR. Game On: Past Year Gambling, Gambling-Related Problems, and Fantasy Sports Gambling Among College Athletes and Non-athletes. J Gambl Stud. 2016 Jun; 32(2):567-79. PMID: 26183955.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Nelson SE, Belkin K, LaPlante DA, Bosworth L, Shaffer HJ. A Prospective Study of Psychiatric Comorbidity and Recidivism Among Repeat DUI Offenders. Arch Sci Psychol. 2015 Apr 13; 3(1):8-17. PMID: 26539339; PMCID: PMC4628836.
    Citations: 4     
  18. Gray HM, Shaffer PM, Nelson SE, Shaffer HJ. Changing Social Networks Among Homeless Individuals: A Prospective Evaluation of a Job- and Life-Skills Training Program. Community Ment Health J. 2016 10; 52(7):799-808. PMID: 25563486.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Nelson SE, Van Ryzin MJ, Dishion TJ. Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use trajectories from age 12 to 24 years: demographic correlates and young adult substance use problems. Dev Psychopathol. 2015 Feb; 27(1):253-77. PMID: 25017089.
    Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Braverman J, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Shaffer HJ. Using cross-game behavioral markers for early identification of high-risk internet gamblers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):868-77. PMID: 24059836.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Gray HM. Breadth and depth involvement: Understanding Internet gambling involvement and its relationship to gambling problems. Psychol Addict Behav. 2014 Jun; 28(2):396-403. PMID: 23915365.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Nelson SE, Gray HM, Maurice IR, Shaffer HJ. Moving ahead: evaluation of a work-skills training program for homeless adults. Community Ment Health J. 2012 Dec; 48(6):711-22. PMID: 22350627.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Peller AJ, Najavits LM, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. PTSD among a treatment sample of repeat DUI offenders. J Trauma Stress. 2010 Aug; 23(4):468-73. PMID: 20690170.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Schuman-Olivier Z, Albanese M, Nelson SE, Roland L, Puopolo F, Klinker L, Shaffer HJ. Self-treatment: illicit buprenorphine use by opioid-dependent treatment seekers. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2010 Jul; 39(1):41-50. PMID: 20434868.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Nelson SE, Kleschinsky JH, LaBrie RA, Kaplan S, Shaffer HJ. One decade of self exclusion: Missouri casino self-excluders four to ten years after enrollment. J Gambl Stud. 2010 Mar; 26(1):129-44. PMID: 19936894.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Martin RJ, Usdan S, Nelson S, Umstattd MR, Laplante D, Perko M, Shaffer H. Using the theory of planned behavior to predict gambling behavior. Psychol Addict Behav. 2010 Mar; 24(1):89-97. PMID: 20307115.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Disordered gambling, type of gambling and gambling involvement in the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007. Eur J Public Health. 2011 Aug; 21(4):532-7. PMID: 19892851.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Kleschinsky JH, Bosworth LB, Nelson SE, Walsh EK, Shaffer HJ. Persistence pays off: follow-up methods for difficult-to-track longitudinal samples. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Sep; 70(5):751-61. PMID: 19737500.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Nelson SE, Gebauer L, Labrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Gambling problem symptom patterns and stability across individual and timeframe. Psychol Addict Behav. 2009 Sep; 23(3):523-33. PMID: 19769436.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Albanese MJ, Nelson SE, Peller AJ, Shaffer HJ. Bipolar disorder as a risk factor for repeat DUI behavior. J Affect Disord. 2010 Mar; 121(3):253-7. PMID: 19596447.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, Peller AJ, Schumann A, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Real limits in the virtual world: self-limiting behavior of Internet gamblers. J Gambl Stud. 2008 Dec; 24(4):463-77. PMID: 18696219.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Broda A, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Bosworth LB, Shaffer HJ. Virtual harm reduction efforts for Internet gambling: effects of deposit limits on actual Internet sports gambling behavior. Harm Reduct J. 2008 Aug 06; 5:27. PMID: 18684323.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    
  33. Labrie RA, Kaplan SA, Laplante DA, Nelson SE, Shaffer HJ. Inside the virtual casino: a prospective longitudinal study of actual Internet casino gambling. Eur J Public Health. 2008 Aug; 18(4):410-6. PMID: 18434382.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Odegaard SS, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Substance and psychiatric disorders among men and women repeat driving under the influence offenders who accept a treatment-sentencing option. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Mar; 69(2):209-17. PMID: 18299761.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Stability and progression of disordered gambling: Lessons from longitudinal studies. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry [in press]. 2008.
  36. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Stability and progression of disordered gambling: lessons from longitudinal studies. Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Jan; 53(1):52-60. PMID: 18286872.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Shaffer HJ, Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, LaBrie RA, Albanese M, Caro G. The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among repeat DUI offenders accepting a treatment-sentencing option. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007 Oct; 75(5):795-804. PMID: 17907861.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Malle BF, Knobe JM, Nelson SE. Actor-observer asymmetries in explanations of behavior: new answers to an old question. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2007 Oct; 93(4):491-514. PMID: 17892328.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. LaPlante DA, LaBrie RA, Nelson SE, Schumann A, Shaffer HJ. The state of public health research on Internet gambling. 2007.
  40. LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Schumann A, Shaffer HJ. Assessing the playing field: a prospective longitudinal study of internet sports gambling behavior. J Gambl Stud. 2007 Sep; 23(3):347-62. PMID: 17574522.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. LaBrie RA, Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, Peller AJ, Caro G, Shaffer HJ. Missouri casino self-excluders: distributions across time and space. J Gambl Stud. 2007 Jun; 23(2):231-43. PMID: 17195043.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, Peller AJ, LaBrie RA, Caro G, Shaffer HJ. Implementation of a computerized psychiatric assessment tool at a DUI treatment facility: a case example. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2007 Sep; 34(5):489-93. PMID: 17487562.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE. Male adolescent friendships: Relationship dynamics that predict adult adjustment. Engels R, Stattin H, Kerr M, editors. Friends, lovers, and groups: Key relationships in adolescence. 2007; 11-32.
  44. LaBrie RA, Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, Peller AJ, Caro G, Shaffer HJ. Missouri casino self-excluders: Distributions across space and time. Journal of Gambling Studies. 2007; 23(2):231-243.
  45. LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Schumann A, Shaffer HJ. Assessing the playing field: A longitudinal study of Internet sports gambling behavior. Journal of Gambling Studies. 2007; 23(3):347-362.
  46. Shaffer HJ, Stanton MV, Nelson SE. Trends in gambling studies research: quantifying, categorizing, and describing citations. J Gambl Stud. 2006 Dec; 22(4):427-42. PMID: 16912932.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Nelson SE, Laplante DA, Labrie RA, Shaffer HJ. The proxy effect: gender and gambling problem trajectories of iowa gambling treatment program participants. J Gambl Stud. 2006 Jun; 22(2):221-40. PMID: 16838101.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Men & women playing games: gender and the gambling preferences of Iowa gambling treatment program participants. J Gambl Stud. 2006; 22(1):65-80. PMID: 16374659.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. Men and women playing games: Gender and the gambling preferences of Iowa Gambling Treatment Program participants. Journal of Gambling Studies. 2006; 22(1):65-80.
  50. LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Peller AJ, Nelson SE, Emerson PVD, Shaffer HJ. The Division on Addictions - ValueOptions collaborative: Final report. 2006.
  51. Shaffer HJ, Stanton MV, Nelson SE. Trends in gambling studies research: Quantifying, categorizing, and describing citations. Journal of Gambling Studies. 2006; 22(4):427-442.
  52. Nelson SE, LaPlante DA, LaBrie RA, Shaffer HJ. The proxy effect: Gender and gambling problem trajectories of Iowa Gambling Treatment Program participants. Journal of Gambling Studies. 2006; 22(2):221-240.
  53. Nelson SE. Regulations and personal liberty: Three axes to grind. 2005.
  54. Nelson SE. Pandora's black box: Crime, addiction, behaviorism, and agency. 2005.
  55. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Yasui M. Predicting early adolescent gang involvement from middle school adaptation. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005 Mar; 34(1):62-73. PMID: 15677281.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Shaffer HJ, LaBrie RA, Albanese M, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Kidman RC, Donato AN, Stanton MV, Odegaard S. Alcohol use and driving: A continuing public health crisis. 2005.
  57. Shaffer HJ, LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Kidman RC, Nelson SE. The Iowa Gambling Treatment Program Evaluation Services Project: Follow-up study. 2005.
  58. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Yasui M. Predicting early adolescent gang involvement from middle school adaptation. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2005; 34(1):62-73.
  59. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Winter CE, Bullock BM. Adolescent friendship as a dynamic system: entropy and deviance in the etiology and course of male antisocial behavior. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2004 Dec; 32(6):651-63. PMID: 15648531.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Bullock BM. Premature adolescent autonomy: parent disengagement and deviant peer process in the amplification of problem behaviour. J Adolesc. 2004 Oct; 27(5):515-30. PMID: 15475044.
    Citations: 131     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Nelson SE. Wag the dog. 2004.
  62. Shaffer HJ, LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Stanton MV. The road less travelled: moving from distribution to determinants in the study of gambling epidemiology. Can J Psychiatry. 2004 Aug; 49(8):504-16. PMID: 15453100.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Shaffer HJ, LaBrie RA, Caro G, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE. Disordered gambling in Missouri: Regional differences in need for treatment. 2004.
  64. Shaffer HJ, LaBrie RA, LaPlante DA, Nelson SE, Stanton MV. The road less traveled: Moving from distribution to determinants in the study of gambling epidemiology. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2004; 49(8):504-516.
  65. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Bullock, BM. Premature adolescent autonomy: Family management and deviant peer process in the amplification of problem behavior. Journal of Adolescence. 2004; 27(5):515-530.
  66. Nelson SE, Dishion TJ. From boys to men: predicting adult adaptation from middle childhood sociometric status. Dev Psychopathol. 2004; 16(2):441-59. PMID: 15487605.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Oregon Youth Authority. Oregon's statewide report on juvenile recidivism 1998-2002. 2004.
  68. Nelson SE. Setting the story straight: A study of discrepant accounts of conflict and their convergence. 2003.
  69. Dishion TJ, Nelson SE, Kavanagh K. The Family Check-Up for high-risk young adolescents: Motivating parent monitoring and reducing problem behavior. Behavior Therapy. 2003; 34:553-571.
  70. Malle BF, Nelson SE. Judging mens rea: the tension between folk concepts and legal concepts of intentionality. Behav Sci Law. 2003; 21(5):563-80. PMID: 14502689.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Dishion TJ, Kavanagh K, Schneiger A, Nelson S, Kaufman NK. Preventing early adolescent substance use: a family-centered strategy for the public middle school. Prev Sci. 2002 Sep; 3(3):191-201. PMID: 12387554.
    Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  72. Dishion TJ, Kavanagh K, Schneiger A, Nelson SE, Kaufmann NK. Preventing early adolescent substance use: A family-centered strategy for the public middle school. Prevention Science. 2002; 3(3):191-201.
  73. Oregon Youth Authority. Oregon's statewide report on juvenile recidivism 1996-2000. 2002.
  74. Oregon Youth Authority. Oregon's statewide report on juvenile recidivism 1995-1998. 2001.
  75. Nelson SE. Evaluation of the Restorative Justice Program. 2001.
  76. Nelson SE. Evaluation of the Community Service Program. 2001.
  77. Malle BF, Knobe J, O'Laughlin MJ, Pearce GE, Nelson SE. Conceptual structure and social functions of behavior explanations: beyond person--situation attributions. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2000 Sep; 79(3):309-26. PMID: 10981836.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Nelson SE, Malle BF. Explaining intentional actions: Explanations as modifiers of social perception and judgment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. 2000.
  79. Nelson SE. Explaining intentional actions in the context of social perception and judgment. 1999.
  80. Nelson SE. Spirit of the game: The psychology of gender and competition. 1998.
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