Jeff Gau, Senior Research Analyst
Education & Training
University of Wisconsin
University of Oregon
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.
03/15/16 - 02/28/18
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Active and Not Recruiting
Smolkowski, K., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Dishion, T. J., Stormshak, E. A., Moore, K. J., Falkenstein, C. A., Fosco, G. M., & Grabacz, A. (in press). Effectiveness evaluation of the Positive Family Support intervention: A three-tiered public health delivery model for middle schools. Journal of School Psychology.
Farmer, R. F., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Gau, J. M., Duncan, S. C., Sher, K. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2017). No reliable evidence that emotional disorders are proximal antecedents, concomitants, or short-term consequences of first episode alcohol use disorders in a representative community sample. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(2), 222–231.
Stice, E., Gau, J. M., Rohde, P., & Shaw, H. (2017). Risk factors that predict future onset of each DSM–5 eating disorder: Predictive specificity in high-risk adolescent females. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 38-51. doi: 10.1037/abn0000219
Farmer, R. F., Gau, J. M., Seeley, J. R., Kosty, D. B., Sher, K. J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2016). Internalizing and externalizing disorders as predictors of alcohol use disorder onset during three developmental periods. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 164, 38-46. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.04.021
Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. M. (2016). Pilot trial of a dissonance-based cognitive-behavioral group depression prevention with college students. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 8221-27. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2016.05.001
Rohde, P., Stice, E., & Gau, J. M. (2016). Predicting persistence of eating disorder compensatory weight control behaviors. The International Journal Of Eating Disorders. doi: 10.1002/eat.22639
Moore, K. J., Garbacz, S. A., Gau, J. M., Dishion, T. J., Brown, K. L., Stormshak, E. A., & Seeley, J. R. (2016). Proactive Parent Engagement in Public Schools. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 18, 230-240. doi: 10.1177/1098300716632590
Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral group depression prevention compared to bibliotherapy and brochure control: Nonsignificant effects in pilot effectiveness trial with college students. Behaviour Research And Therapy, 5548-53. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.02.003
Meinzer, M. C., Lewinsohn, P. M., Pettit, J. W., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Waxmonsky, J. G. (2013). Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder in adolescence predicts onset of major depressive disorder through early adulthood. Depression and Anxiety, 30(6), 546-553. doi:10.1002/da.22082
Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Klein, D. N., Seeley, J. R., & Gau, J. M. (2013). Key characteristics of major depressive disorder in childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, and adulthood. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(1), 41-53. doi:10.1177/2167702612457599
Duncan, S. C., Seeley, J. R., Gau, J. M., Strycker, L. A., & Farmer, R. F. (2012). A latent growth model of adolescent physical activity as a function of depressive symptoms. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 5, 57-65. doi:10.1016/j.mhpa.2012.03.001
Stice, E., Rohde, P, Gau, J., & Shaw, H. (in press). An effectiveness trial of a dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program for high-risk adolescent girls. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
Rohde, P., Stice, E., & Gau, J. (2012). Effects of three depression prevention interventions on risk for depressive disorder onset in the context of depression risk factors. Prevention Science: The Official Journal Of The Society For Prevention Research, 13(6), 584-593. doi:10.1007/s11121-012-0284-3
Gau, J. M., Stice, E., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. (2012). Negative life events and substance use moderate cognitive behavioral adolescent depression prevention intervention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 41(3), 241-250. doi:10.1080/16506073.2011.649781
Rohde, P., Stice, E., Gau, J. M., & Seeley, J. R. (in press). Reduced substance use as a secondary benefit of indicated adolescent depression prevention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Duncan, S. C., Gau, J. M., Duncan, T. E., & Strycker, L. A. (2011). Development and Correlates of Alcohol Use from Ages 13-20. Journal of Drug Education, 41, 235-252.
Stice, E., Rohde P., Seeley, J. R., & Gau, J. M. (2010). Testing mediators of intervention effects in randomized controlled trials: An evaluation of three depression prevention programs. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(2), 273-280
Lewinsohn, P. M., Denoma, J. M., Gau, J. M., Joiner, T. E., Jr., Striegel-Moore, R., Bear, P., & Lamoureux, S. (2005). Problematic eating and feeding behaviors 36-month-old children. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38, 208–219.
Lewinsohn, P. M., Shankman, S. A., Gau, J. M., & Klein, D. N. (2004). The prevalence and comorbidity of subthreshold psychiatric conditions. Psychological Medicine, 34, 613–622.
Rohde, P., Lewinsohn, P. M., Brown, R.A., Gau, J. M., & Kahler, C. W. (2003). Psychiatric disorders, familial factors, and cigarette smoking: 1. associations with smoking initiation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 5, 85-98.
1993-1995 Research Programmer, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR
1996-2003 Research Analyst, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR
2002-2009 Co-founder and Managing Member, Abacus Research, LLC, Eugene, OR
2003-present Senior Research Analyst, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR