1 in 5 Americans will develop an alcohol use disorder during their lifetime. ORI has received funding to study how risks for alcohol abuse are transmitted in families.
Children need attention to grow, develop self-esteem and a positive sense of identity, and to flourish and succeed. For children, getting attention is even more important than for adults.
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.