Our research papers, published in leading peer-reviewed journals, show how our digital health tools and methods of delivery help our members overcome mood and anxiety disorders, decrease problematic substance use, and promote emotional resilience.
Rawsthorne M, Cannon A, van Mierlo T. (2022). Identifiable Context: Developing Natural Language Processing to Detect Readiness to Change in Digital Health Support Networks. JMIR Preprints.
Rondina, R, van Mierlo T, Fournier R. (2022). Testing Behavioral Nudges and Prompts in Digital Courses for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: Protocol for 3-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols (under review).
Sundstrom C, Schell C, Wardell J.D, Godinho A & Cunningham, J. A. (2020). Can Brief Email Guidance Enhance the Effects of an Internet Intervention for People with Problematic Alcohol Use? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Subst Use Misuse, 55(12), 2011-2019.
Cunningham JA, Godhino A, & Bertholet N. (2019). Outcomes of two randomized controlled trials, employing participants rectruited through Mechanical Turk, of Internet interventions targeting unhealthy alcohol use. BMC Med Res Methodol, 19(1), 124.
Mulvaney-Day N, Marshall T, Downey Piscopo K, Korsen N, Lynch S, Karness L, Moran GE, Daniels AS & Ghhose SS. (2018). Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Gen Inern Med, 33(3), 335-346.
Hodgins D C, Cunningham JA, Murray R & Hagopian, S. (2019). Online Self-Directed Interventions for Gambling Disorder: Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gambl Stud. 35(2), 635.651.
van Mierlo T. (2018). Who Are Superusers of Digital Health Social Networks? Henley Business School, University of Reading, ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Open.
Zelmer J, van Hoof K, Notarianni M, van Mierlo T, Schellenberg M & Tannenbaum C. (2018). An Assessment Frame work for e-Mental Health Apps in Canada: Results of a Modified Delphi Process. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(7), e10016.
Newton AS, et al. (2017). A randomised controlled pilot trial evaluating feasibility and acceptability of a computer-based tool to identify and reduce harmful and hazardous drinking among adolescents with alcohol-related presentations in Canadian pediatric emergency departments. BMJ Open 7(8), e015423.
van Mierlo T, Li X, Hyatt D, Ching AT. (2017). Demographic and Indication-Specific Characteristics Have Limited Association With Social Network Engagement: Evidence From 24,954 Members of Four Health Care Support Groups. J Med Internet Res 2017;19(2), e:40.
Trinh L, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K P, Sabiston CM, Berry SR, Loblaw A, Alibhai SMH & Faulkner GE. (2018). RiseTx: testing the feasibility of a web application for reducing sedentary behavior among prostate cancer survivors receiving androgen deprivation therapy. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 15(1), 49.
Byrne JL, Wild T, Maximova K, Browne NE, Holt NL, Cave AJ, Martz P, Ellendt D & Ball GD. (2016). A brief eHealth tool delivered in primary care to help parents prevent childhood obesity: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Obes, 13(11), 659-667.
van Mierlo T, Hyatt D & Ching AT. (2016). Employing the Gini coefficient to measure participation inequality in treatment focused Digital Health Social Networks. Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics 5(1), 1-10.
Urbanoski K, van Mierlo T & Cunningham J. (2017). Investigating patterns of participation in an online support group for problem drinking: a social network analysis. J Int J Behav Med, 24, 703-712.
Cunningham JA, Godinho A & Kushnir V. (2017). Can Amazon's Mechanical Turk be used to recruit participants for internet intervention trials? A pilot study involving a randomized controlled trial of a brief online intervention for hazardous alcohol use. Internet Interventions, Dec 10:12-6.
van Mierlo T, Hyatt D, Ching AT, Fournier R & Dembo RS. (2016). Behavioral economics, wearable devices, and cooperative games: Results from a population-based intervention to increase physical activity. JMIR Serious Games, 4(1), e1.
Avis J, Maximova K, van Mierlo T, Fournier R, Cave AL & Ball GD. (2016). The Development and Refinement of an e-Health Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Primary Care. Telemedicine and e-health. Telemed J E Health, May;22(5), 385-94.
Avis JL, Cave AL, Donaldson S, Ellendt C, Holt NL, Jelinski S, Martz P, Maximova K, Padwal R, Wild TC & Ball GD. (2015). Working With Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Protocol for a Primary Care-Based eHealth Study. JMIR Res Protoc, 4(1), e35.
Avis J, van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Ball G. (2015). Lessons Learned from Using Focus Groups to Refine Digital Interventions. JMIR Res Prot, 4(3), e95.
van Mierlo T, Hyatt D & Ching AT. (2015). Mapping Power Law Distributions in Digital Health Social Networks: Methods, Interpretations, and Practical Implications. J Med Internet Res, 17(6), e160.
Cunningham JA, Murphy M & Hendershot CS. (2015). Treatment dismantling pilot study to identify the active ingredients in personalized feedback interventions for hazardous use: randomized controlled trial. Adict Sci Clin Prat Dec, 10(1), 1.
van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Ingham M. (2015). Targeting Medication Non-Adherence Behavior in Selected Autoimmune Diseases: A Systematic Approach to Digital Health Program Development. PLoS ONE, 10(6) ,e0129364.
van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Fedorak R. (2015). Don’t Forget the Doctor: Gastroenterologists’ Preferences on the Development of mHealth Tools for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. JMIR mHealth uHealth, 3(1), e5.
van Mierlo T, Fournier R, Jean-Charles A, Hovington J, Ethier I & Selby, P. (2014). I’ll Txt U if I Have a Problem: How the Societe Canadienne du Cancer in Quebec Applied Behavior-Change Theory, Data Mining and Agile Software Development to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking. PLoS ONE, 9(3), e91832.
van Mierlo T. (2014). The 1% Rule in Four Digital Health Social Networks: An Observational Study. J Med Internet Res, 16(2), e33.
Hodgins DC, Fick G H, Murray R & Cunningham JA. (2013). Internet-based interventions for disordered gamblers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of online self-directed cognitive-behavioural motivational therapy. BMC Public Health, 13(10).
Sugimoto, S. (2013). Support Exchange on the Internet: A Content Analysis of an Online Support Group for People Living with Depression. (PhD). University of Toronto.
Cunningham JA. (2012). Comparison of Two Internet-Based Interventions for Problem Drinkers: Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res, 14(4), e107.
van Mierlo T, Voci S, Lee S, Fournier R & Selby P. (2012). Superusers in Social Networks for Smoking Cessation: Analysis of Demographic Characteristics and Posting Behavior From the Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline Online and StopSmokingCenter.net. J Med Internet Res, 14(3), e66.
Christensen H, Calear AL, Andresson G, Thorndike FP & Tait RJ. (2012). Beyond Efficacy: The Depth and Diversity of Current Internet Interventions. J Med Internet Res, 14(3):e92.
Binks M, van Mierlo T & Edwards CL. (2012). Relationships of the Psychological Influence of Food and Barriers to Lifestyle Change to Weight and Utilization of Online Weight Loss Tools. The Open Medical Informatics Journal, 6, 9-14.
Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC, Toneatto T & Murphy M. (2012). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Personalized Feedback Intervention for Problem Gamblers. PLoS ONE, 7(2):e31586.
Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC & Toneatto T. (2011). Pilot study of an Internet-based personalized feedback intervention for problem gamblers. Journal of Gambling Issues, 26, 3-10.
McDonnell D, Kazinets G, Hyun-Ju L, & Moskowitz JM. (2011). An Internet-Based Smoking Cessation Program for Korean Americans: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nicotine Tob Res, May;13(5):336-43.
Selby P, van Mierlo T, Voci S, Parent D & Cunningham J.A. (2010). Online Social and Professional Support for Smokers Trying to Quit: An Exploration of First Time Posts from 2,562 Members. J Med Internet Res, 12(3):e34.
Binks M & van Mierlo T. (2010). Utilization Patterns and User Characteristics of an Ad Libitum Internet Weight Loss Program. J Med Internet Res, 12(1):e9.
Doumas DM, McKinley LL & Book P. (2010). Reducing Heavy Drinking Among First Year Intercollegiate Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Web-Based Normative Feedback. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Jul 23;22(3):247-61.
Cunningham JA, Wild C, Cordingley J, van Mierlo T & Humphreys K. (2010). Twelve month follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial of a brief personalized feedback intervention for problem drinkers. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 45(3): 247-251.
McDonnell D, Hyun-Ju L, Kazinets G & Moskowitz J.M. (2010). Online recruitment of targeted populations: lessons learned from a smoking cessation study among Korean Americans. Social Marketing Quarterly, 16(3):2-22.
Doumas DM, McKinley LL & Book P. (2009). Evaluation of two web-based alcohol interventions for mandated college students. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36(1), 65-74.
Cunningham JA. (2009). Internet Evidence-Based Treatments. In P. M. Miller (Ed.), Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment (pp. 379-397). Burlington: Academic Press.
Cunningham JA & van Mierlo T. (2009). The Check Your Cannabis Screener: A new online personalized feedback tool. The Open Medical Informatics Journal, 3:27-31.
Cunningham JA, Wild TC, Cordingley J, van Mierlo T & Humphreys K. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of an internet-based intervention for alcohol abusers. Addiction, 104(12), 2023-2032.
Cunningham JA & van Mierlo T. (2009). Methodological issues in the evaluation of Internet-based interventions for problem drinking. Drug and Alcohol Review, 28:12-17.
Farvolden P, Cunningham JA, van Mierlo T & Selby P. (2009). Using E-health programs to overcome barriers to the effective treatment of mental health and addiction problems. Journal of Technology and Human Services, 27(1):5-22.
Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC, Toneatto T, Rai A & Cordingley J. (2009). Pilot study of a personalized feedback intervention for problem gamblers. Behavior Therapy, 40(3), 219-224.
Lochner C. (2008). Screening tools for anxiety in primary care. Continuing Medial Education, 22(10), 575.
Doumas DM & Hannah E. (2008). Preventing high-risk drinking in youth in the workplace: A web-based normative feedback program. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 34(3): 263-371.
Rabius VK, Pike JK, Geiger A, Junter J, McAllister A & Wiatrek D. (2008). Comparing Internet assistance for smoking cessation: 13-month follow-up of a six-arm randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10(5):e45.
Cunningham JA, van Mierlo T & Fournier R. (2008). An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.net. Patient Education and Counseling, 70(2), 193-198.
Pike, JK, Rabius V, McAlister A & Geiger, A. (2007). American Cancer Society's Quit Link: randomized trial of Internet assistance. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9(3).
Cunningham JA. (2007). Internet-Based Interventions for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances of Abuse. In P. M. Miller, Kavanagh, David J. (Ed.), Translation of Addictions Science into Practice (pp. 399-416). Oxford: Elsevier.
Davis J. (2007). The Panic Center. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12(1), 49-50.
Cunningham JA, Selby P & van Mierlo T. (2006). Integrated online services for smokers and drinkers? Use of the Check Your Drinking assessment screener by participants of the Stop Smoking Center. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 8(S1), S21-S25.
Cunningham JA, Humpheys K, Kypri K & van Mierlo T. (2006). Formative evaluation and three-month follow-up of an online personalized assessment feedback intervention for problem drinkers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 8(2), e5.
Farvolden P, Denisoff E, Selby P, Bagby RM & Rudy L. (2005). Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorder. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7(1), e7.
Farvolden P, McBride C, Bagby RM & Ravitz P. (2003). A web-based screening instrument for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 5(3), e23.
Cunningham JA, Koski-Jannes A & Wild TC, Cordingly J. (2002). Treating alcohol problems with self-help materials: a population study. J Stud Alcohol, Nov; 63(6):649-54.