Brian G. Danaher, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.A., 1971
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Distinction and Honors in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa

M.S., 1974
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Clinical Psychology

Ph.D., 1976
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Clinical Psychology

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1976-1978
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Program

Brian G. Danaher, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute and Research Professor at the University of Oregon. A research clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Danaher’s early academic research focused on behavioral approaches to encourage self-management across a broad array of topics. Since he joined ORI in 2004, Dr. Danaher has helped to lead more than a dozen NIH grant-funded research projects that have involved the use of technology (for example, the Internet) to deliver health behavior change interventions (eHealth). Target behaviors have included tobacco cessation and depression amelioration. Most recently Dr. Danaher, Dr. Seeley, and the eHealth team (Milagra Tyler, Ryann Crowley, and Katie Clawson; see tab below right) have focused on practical tests of delivering MomMoodBooster (MMB; an eHealth intervention for postpartum depression) in healthcare settings and continuing randomized controlled trials of MMB in Australia. In addition, the team is deeply involved in continuing tests of the Web-based MyLastDip intervention for smokeless tobacco cessation as well as developing a smoking cessation intervention delivered via smartphones. Dr. Danaher’s publications have focused on controlled tests of eHealth research interventions, eHealth intervention methodology (recruitment methods, program information architecture, measuring participant engagement, use of non-assigned programs, imputing missing data) and the rapid emergence of mHealth interventions.  

Current Projects

Prevention of Substance Use in At-risk Students: A Family-centered Web Program

PROJECT PERIOD

03/01/15 - 01/31/20

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
John Seeley

Co-Investigators
Brian Danaher

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Web and Mobile Smoking Cessation Intervention

PROJECT PERIOD

03/21/13 - 02/28/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Brian Danaher, John Seeley

Co-Investigators
Edward Lichtenstein, Herbert Severson

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Publications

Milgrom, J., Danaher, B. G., Holt, S., Holt, C. J., Seeley, J. R., Tyler, M. S., Ross, J., Ericksen, J., & Gemmill, A. W. (2016). Internet cognitive-behavioural therapy for women with postnatal depression: A randomized controlled trial of MumMoodBooster. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 18(3), e54. 

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Danaher, B. G., Brendryen, H., Seeley, J. R., Tyler, M. S., & Woolley, T. (2015). From black box to toolbox: Outlining device functionality, engagement activities, and the pervasive information architecture of mHealth interventions. Internet Interventions, 2(1), 91-101. Abstract or Free Full Text PDF

Ebbert, J. O., Severson, H. H., Danaher, B. G., Benowitz, N. L., & Schroeder, D. R. (2016). Nicotine Metabolite Ratio Is Associated With Lozenge Use But Not Quitting in Smokeless Tobacco Users. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18, 366-370. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntv102

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Danaher, B. G., Severson, H. H., Crowley, R., van Meter, N., Tyler, M. S., Widdop, C., Lichtenstein, E., & Ebbert, J. O. (2015). Randomized controlled trial examining the adjunctive use of nicotine lozenges with MyLastDip: an eHealth smokeless tobacco cessation intervention. Internet Interventions, 2, 69-76. Abstract or Free Full Text PDF

Danaher, B. G., Severson, H. H., Zhu, S.-H., Andrews, J. A., Cummins, S. E., Lichtenstein, E., Tedeschi, G. J., Hudkins, C., Widdop, C., Crowley, R., & Seeley, J. R. (2015). Randomized controlled trial of the combined effects of Web and Quitline interventions for smokeless tobacco cessation, Internet Interventions, 2(2), 143-151.  Abstract or Free Full Text PDF

Severson, H. H., Danaher, B. G., Ebbert, J. O., van Meter, N., Lichtenstein, E., Widdop, C., Crowley, R., Akers, L., & Seeley, J. R. (2015). Randomized trial of nicotine lozenges and phone counseling for smokeless tobacco cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(3), 309-315.

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Donker, T., Cuijpers, P., Stanley, D., & Danaher, B. G. (2015). The future of perinatal depression identification: Can information and communication technology optimize effectiveness? In J Milgrom & A Gemmill (Eds.), Identifying perinatal depression and anxiety: Evidence-based practice in screening, psychosocial assessment, and management. Chapter 15. Pp. 241-255. Malden, MA: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-50965-4. 

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Ebbert, J. O., Severson, H. H., Croghan, I. T., Danaher, B. G., & Schroeder, D. R. (2013). Comparative effectiveness of the nicotine lozenge and tobacco-free snuff for smokeless tobacco reduction. Addictive Behaviors, 38(5), 2140-2145.

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Danaher, B. G., Milgrom, J., Seeley, J. R., Stuart, S., Schembri, C., Tyler, M. S., Ericksen, J., Lester, W., Gemmill, A. W., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2013). MomMoodBooster web-based intervention for postpartum depression: Feasibility trial results. Journal of Medical Internet Protocols, 15(11), e242. Abstract or Free Full Text

Danaher, B. G., Severson, H. H., Andrews, J. A., Tyler, M. S., Lichtenstein, E., Woolley, T. G., Seeley, J. R. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of MyLastDip: A web-based smokeless tobacco cessation program for chewers ages 14-25. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 15(9), 1502-1510. Abstract or Full Text

Ebbert, J. O., Severson, H. H., Danaher, B. G., Schroeder, D. R., & Glover, E. D. (2012). A comparison of three smokeless tobacco dependence measures. Addictive Behaviors, 37(11), 1271-1277.

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Danaher, B. G., Dresser, J., Shaw, T., Severson, H. H., Tyler, M. S., Maxwell, E. D., & Christiansen, S. M. (2012). Development and process evaluation of a web-based responsible beverage service training program. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 7(1), 41. Abstract or Full Text

Danaher, B. G., Milgrom, J., Seeley, J. R., Stuart, S., Schembri, C., Tyler, M. S., Ericksen, J., Lester, W., Gemmill, A. W., Lewinsohn, P. (2012). Web-based intervention for postpartum depression: Formative research and design of the MomMoodBooster program. JMIR Research Protocols, 1(2), e18. Abstract or Free Full Text

Ebbert, J. O., Severson, H. H., Croghan, I. T., Danaher, B. G., & Schroeder, D. R. (2010). A pilot study of mailed nicotine lozenges with assisted self-help for the treatment of smokeless tobacco users. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 522-525. 

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Smolkowski, K., Danaher, B. G., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., & Severson, H. H. (2010). Modeling missing binary outcome data in a successful web-based smokeless tobacco cessation program. Addiction, 105, 1005-1015. Abstract or Full Text

Ebbert, J. O., Severson, H. H., Croghan, I. T., Danaher, B. G., & Schroeder, D. R. (2009).  A randomized clinical trial of the nicotine lozenge for smokeless tobacco use. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(12), 1415-1423.

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Danaher, B. G. & Seeley, J. R. (2009). Methodological issues in research on web-based behavioral interventions. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 38(1), 28-39. Abstract or Full Text

Severson, H. H., Peterson, A. L., Cigrang, J. A., Andrews, J. A., Gordon, J. S., Danaher, B. G., Hunter, C. M., & Barckley, M. (2009). Smokeless tobacco cessation in military personnel: A randomized clinical trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(6), 730-738.

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Danaher, B. G., Lichtenstein, E., McKay, H. G., & Seeley, J. R. (2009). Use of non-assigned smoking cessation programs among participants of a web-based randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 11(2), e26. Abstract or Free Full Text

Danaher, B. G., Lichtenstein, E., Andrews, J. A., Severson, H. H., Akers, L., & Barckley, M. (2009). Women helping chewers: Effects of partner support on 12-month tobacco abstinence in a smokeless tobacco cessation trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11(3), 332-335.

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Severson, H. H., Gordon, J. S., Danaher, B. G., & Akers, L. (2008). ChewFree.com: Evaluation of a web-based cessation program for smokeless tobacco users. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 10(2), 381-391.

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McKay, H. G., Danaher, B. G., Seeley, J. R., Lichtenstein, E., & Gau, J. M. (2008). Comparing two Web-based smoking cessation programs: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(5), e40. Abstract or Free Full Text

Danaher, B. G., Smolkowski, K., Seeley, J. R., & Severson, H. H. (2008). Mediators of a successful web-based smokeless tobacco cessation program. Addiction, 103, 1706-1712.

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McKay, H. G., Danaher, B. G., Seeley, J. R., Lichtenstein, E., & Gau, J. (2008). Results of a randomized controlled trial of a Web-based smoking cessation program. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(5), e40.

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Danaher, B. G., Hart, L. G., McKay, H. G., & Severson, H. H. (2007). Measuring participant rurality in web-based interventions. BMC Public Health, 7(1), 228.

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Severson, H. H., Andrews, J. A., Lichtenstein, E., Danaher, B. G., & Akers, L. (2007). Self-help cessation programs for smokeless tobacco users: Long-term follow-up of a randomized trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9(2), 281-289.

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Yang, T., Fisher, K. J., Li, F., & Danaher, B. G. (2006). Attitudes to smoking cessation and triggers for relapse among Chinese male smokers. BMC Public Health 6, 65.

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Danaher, B. G., Boles, S. M., Akers, L., Gordon, J. S., & Severson, H. H. (2006). Defining participant exposure measures in web-based health behavior change programs. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(3), 1-11.

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Gordon, J. S., Akers, L., Severson, H. H., Danaher, B. G., & Boles, S. B. (2006). Successful participant recruitment strategies for an online smokeless tobacco cessation program. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 8, S35-S41.

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Danaher, B. G., Jazdzewski, S. A., McKay, H. G., & Hudson, C. R. (2005). Bandwidth constraints to using video and other rich media in behavior change websites. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7(4), e49. Abstract or Free Full Text

Danaher, B. G., McKay, H. G., & Seeley, J. R. (2005). The information architecture of behavior change websites. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7(2), e12. Abstract or Free Full Text

Aaronson, N. K., Ershoff, D. H., & Danaher, B. G. (1985). Smoking cessation in pregnancy: A self-help approach. Addictive Behaviors, 10(1), 103-108.

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Ebner, D. G., Danaher, B. G., Mahoney, J. V., Lippert, J. J., & Balson, P. M. (1984). Current issues in interactive videodisc and computer-based instruction. Instructional Innovator, 3, 24-29.

Danaher, B. G., Berkanovic, E., & Gerber, B. (1984). Mass media based health behavior change: Televised smoking cessation program. Addictive Behaviors, 9(3), 245-253.

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Ershoff, D. H., Aaronson, N. K., Danaher, B. G., & Wasserman, F. W. (1983). Behavioral, health, and cost outcomes of an HMO-based prenatal health education program. Public Health Reports, 98(6), 536-547.

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Danaher, B. G., Berkanovic, E., & Gerber, B. (1983). Smoking and television: Review of extant literature. Addictive Behaviors, 8(2), 173-182.

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Coates, T., Jeffery, R. W., Slinkard, L. A., Killen, J. D., & Danaher, B. G. (1982). Frequency of contact and monetary reward in weight loss, lipid change and blood pressure reduction with adolescents. Behavior Therapy, 13, 175-185.

Danaher, B. G. (1982). Health behavior. In PM Insel & WT Roth (Eds.), Core concepts in health, (pp. 1-21). Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.

Danaher, B. G. (1982). Opening different doors: Review of three recent texts in behavioral medicine. Health Psychology, 1, 301-306.

Jeffery, R. W., Danaher, B. G., Killen, J., Farquhar, J. W., & Kinnier, R. (1982). Self-administered programs for health behavior change: smoking cessation and weight reduction by mail. Addictive Behaviors, 7(1), 57-63.

Malotte, C. K., Fielding, J. E., & Danaher, B. G. (1981). Description and evaluation of the smoking cessation component of a multiple risk factor intervention program. American Journal of Public Health, 71(8), 844-847.

Danaher, B. G. (1981). Physician approaches to helping patients quit smoking. World Smoking & Health, 6: 4-9.

Danaher, B. G., Jeffery, R. W., Zimmerman, R., & Nelson, E. (1980). Aversive smoking using printed instructions and audiotape adjuncts. Addictive Behaviors, 5(4), 353-358.

Perry, C., Killen, J., Telch, M., Slinkard, L. A., & Danaher, B. G. (1980). Modifying smoking behavior of teenagers: A school-based intervention. American Journal of Public Health, 70(7), 722-725.

Danaher, B. G. (1980). Smoking cessation programs in occupational settings. Public Health Reports, 95(2), 149-157.

Pechacek, T. F. & Danaher, B. G. (1979). How and why people quit smoking: Cognitive-behavioral implications. In PC Kendall & SB Hollon (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral interventions: Theory, research and procedures, (pp. 389-422). New York: Academic Press.

Danaher, B. G., Shisslak, C. M., Thompson, C. B., & Ford, J. D. (1978). A smoking cessation program for pregnant women: An exploratory study. American Journal of Public Health, 68(9), 896-898.

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Danaher, B. G. & Lichtenstein, E. (1978). Become an Ex-Smoker. New York: Prentice-Hall.

Danaher, B. G. (1978). OB-GYN intervention in helping smokers quit. In JL Schwartz (Ed.), Progress in smoking cessation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Smoking Cessation, (pp. 316-328). New York: American Cancer Society.

Lichtenstein, E. & Danaher, B. G. (1978). What can the physician do to assist the patient to stop smoking? In RE Brashear & ML Rhodes (Eds.), Chronic obstructive lung disease: Clinical Treatment and management, (pp. 227-241). St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby Company.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Glasgow, R. E., Barrera, M., Danaher, B. G., Alperson, J., McCarty, D. L., Sullivan, J. M., Zeiss, R. A., Nyland, J., & Rodrigues, M. R. P. (1977). Assessment and treatment of patients with memory deficits: Initial studies. JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, 2, 79-80 (MS. #1538).

Lichtenstein, E. & Danaher, B. G. (1977). Behavior therapy and the control of cigarette smoking. In J. Steinfeld, W Griffith, KP Ball, & RM Taylor (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Smoking and Health, (pp. 455-478). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Danaher, B. G. (1977). Rapid smoking and self-control in the modification of smoking behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 45(6), 1068-1075.

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Danaher, B. G. (1977). Research on rapid smoking: interim summary and recommendations. Addictive Behaviors, 2(4), 151-166.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Danaher, B. G., & Kikel, S. (1977). Visual imagery as a mnemonic aid for brain-injured persons. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 45(5), 717-723.

Danaher, B. G., Lichtenstein, E., & Sullivan, J. M. (1976). Comparative effects of rapid and normal smoking on heart rate and carboxyhemoglobin. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 44(4), 556-563.

Miller, W. R. & Danaher, B. G. (1976). Maintenance in parent training. In JD Krumboltz & CE Thoresen (Eds.), Counseling methods, (pp. 434-444). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Lichtenstein, E. & Danaher, B. G. (1976). Modification of smoking behavior: A critical analysis of theory, research, and practice. In M Hersen, RM Eisler, & PM Miller (Eds.), Progress in behavior modification, (pp. 79-132). New York: Academic Press.

Lichtenstein, E. & Danaher, B. G. (1974). Aversion therapy issues: A note of clarification. Behavior Therapy, 5, 112-116.

Danaher, B. G. (1974). Theoretical foundations and clinical implications of the Premack Principle: Review and critique. Behavior Therapy, 5(3), 307-324.  Abstract or Full Text

Mahoney, M. J., Thoresen, C. E., & Danaher, B. G. (1972). Covert behavior modification: An experimental analogue. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 3, 7-14.

Danaher, B. G. & Thoresen, C. E. (1972). Imagery assessment by self-report and behavioral measures. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 10(2), 131-138.

Experience

2016-present:
Research Professor
Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon

2014-present
Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Research Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Eugene, OR (ORBIS)

2008-present
Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2005-present: Charter Member
2014-2015: Board of Directors (Treasurer)
International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII)

2004-2008
Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

2004
Research Scientist
Oregon Center for Applied Science, Eugene, OR

2002-2004
Chief Technology Officer
Oregon Center for Applied Science, Eugene, OR

2001-2002
Senior Client Services Consultant
SoftQuad, Petaluma, CA

2000-2001
Director, Online and Interactive Programs
Krames/StayWell, San Bruno, CA

1999-2000
Corporate Education Manager
Fair Isaac Corporation, San Rafael, CA

1997-1999
Director of Education Research and Development
Omega Performance, Sausalito, CA

1992-1996
Database Programming Consultant
Kaiser Permanente Legal Department, Pasadena, CA

1990-1992
Founding Partner
Synergy Computer Training, Pasadena, CA

1988-1989
Senior Consultant
Johnson & Johnson Health Management, Inc.

1986-1987
Producer & Vice President of Corporate Programs
Feeling Fine Programs, Hollywood, CA

1984-1985
Program Analyst, New Program Development
Beverly Enterprises, Pasadena, CA

1981-1985
Associate Director of Research
Maxicare Research and Educational Foundation, Torrance, CA

1980-1986
Co-founder & Director of System Integration
American Healthway Systems, Menlo Park, CA

1980-1984
Senior Consultant 
Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
PLATO health enhancement program subject matter expert and quality assurance subject matter expert

1978-1980
Co-Chairman, PsychoSocial Program Area
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

1978-1980
Assistant Professor
UCLA School of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Sciences & Health Education, Los Angeles, CA

eHealth Team

The following eHealth Project Team members have worked closely with both Drs. Danaher and Seeley at ORI. Each has made an indispensable contribution to the success of Team research projects -- the vast majority of which have involved developing and evaluating technology-delivered health behavior change interventions.

tylerMilagra Tyler is a Project Manager at both ORI and ORBIS as well as Senior Research Assistant at University of Oregon. She has worked on projects beginning in 1998. Her recent projects include MyLastDip, MyLastDip LozengeMomMoodBooster (variations in both the U.S. and Australia), StayQuitMoms, First Step to Success Training, MobileQuit, Family Check-up Online, and MMB@Allina. Ms. Tyler has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southern Oregon State College and an MA in elementary education from Oregon State University. Milagra has lived in Oregon for most of her life and enjoys exploring its natural wonders with her husband and two sons.

 

 

crowleyRyann Crowley has been a Data Analyst at ORI since 2003. She has helped with analysis of program use (engagement) and other data analysis roles. Her most recent team projects have included Self-Help Lozenge, MyLastDip, MyLastDip Lozenge, Web Quitline, MomMoodBooster (variations in both the U.S. and Australia), StayQuitMoms, and MobileQuit. Ms. Crowley has BA and MS degrees in Psychology from University of Oregon. When not at work Ryann is busy organizing group runs and playing ultimate Frisbee

 

 

 

clawsonKatie Clawson is a Research Assistant at ORI and, most recently, she has worked on the following team projects: MyLastDip, Web Quitline, StayQuitMoms, and MobileQuit. Ms. Clawson has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. During her time off she plays competitive tennis and enjoys skiing and hiking with her family.