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ASAP Study


Principal Investigator

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH

Key Personnel

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH Co-Investigator

Nick Horton, PhD Co-Investigator

Tibor Palfai, PhD Co-Investigator

Kevin Kraemer MD, MSc Co-Investigator

Mark Roberts MD, MPP Co-Investigator

Debbie Cheng, ScD Co-Investigator


Kapoor A, Kraemer KL, Smith KJ, Roberts MS, Saitz R.  Cost-effectiveness of screening for unhealthy alcohol use with %carbohydrate deficient transferrin: Results from a literature-based decision analytic computer model. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Aug;33(8):1440-9. PMCID: PMC2758076

Bertholet N, Dukes K, Horton NJ, Palfai TP, Pedley A, Saitz R.   Factor structure of the SOCRATES questionnaire in hospitalized medical patients.  Addict Behav. 2009 Jun-Jul;34(6-7):568-72. PMCID: PMC2683890

Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Samet JH, Saitz R.  Does readiness to change predict subsequent alcohol consumption in medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use? Addict Behav 2009; 34:636-640.  PMCID: PMC2789443

Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH. Some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention. J Studies Alcohol Drugs 2009; 70:426-435.  PMCID: PMC2670748

Rothman EF, Cheng DM, Pedley A, Samet JH, Palfai T, Liebschutz JM, Saitz R.  Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence.  J Subst Abuse Treat 2008; 34:464-470. PMCID: PMC2435595

Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Freedner N, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH.  Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: A randomized controlled trial. Ann Intern Med 2007; 146:167-176.

Horton NJ, Kim E, Saitz R.  A cautionary note regarding count models of alcohol consumption in randomized controlled trials.  BMC Med Res Methodol 2007; 7:1-9.  PMCID: PMC1810542

Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Saitz R. Depressive symptoms and subsequent alcohol use and problems: a prospective study of medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use. J Stud Alcohol Drugs 2007; 68:673-680.

Smith KL, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Samet JH.   Use of the Mini-Mental State Examination in recruitment for substance abuse research studies. Drug Alcohol Depend 2006; 82:231-237.

Saitz R, Freedner N, Palfai TP, Horton NJ, Samet JH.  The severity of unhealthy alcohol use in hospitalized medical patients: the spectrum is narrow.  J Gen Intern Med 2006; 21:381-385.  PMCID: PMC1484710

Saitz R, Svikis D, D’Onofrio G, Kraemer KL, Perl H.  Challenges applying alcohol brief intervention in diverse practice settings: Populations, outcomes and costs.  Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2006; 30(2):332-338.