Indiana Prevention Resource Center
Associate Research Scientist
Applied Health Science Department
- Ph.D. at Rutgers University, 1995
- M.A. at University of Iowa, 1987
- B.S. at University of Iowa, 1984
Postdoctoral research fellowship in public health at the University of California, Berkeley, 1995-1997
Grant Award: Indiana University School of Public Health Ingenuity Grant Program (May1, 2013-April 30, 2015) Postion: Principal Investigator Project Title: Development of a Transdisciplinary Research Center in Addictive Behaviors
Grant Award: Indiana University Faculty Research Support Program (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010) Position: Principal Investigator Project Title: Pilot Study in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to Develop an Alcohol and Drug Screening and Brief Intervention Protocol for Student Athletes
Grant Award: IU School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Faculty Research Support (Jan. 1, 2009-Dec. 30, 2009) Position: Principle Investigator Project Title: Catalyst for Cross-disciplinary Research: Health Risk Behavior and Outcomes Survey
Grant Award to the IU School of Medicine funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Oct. 1, 2009 - Sept. 30, 2014) Position: Evaluator Project Title: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in Medical Residency Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Board Member of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, 2008-ongoing
Grant Reviewer for the Life Sciences Discovery Fund 2009 Program Grant Competition
Alcohol and drug health services, including screening and brief intervention for drug and alcohol abuse, evaluation of services, and education of health care professionals.
Agley, J., Walker, B., Gassman, R.A. (2012). Adaptation of alcohol and drug screening, brief interventon and referral to treatment to a department of collegiate athletics. Journal of Health Education, first published on September 18, 2012 as doi:10.1177/0017896912456337
Seo, D.-C., Owens, D., Gassman, R., & Kingori, C., (2012). Effects of a 2.5-year campus-wide intervention to reduce college drinking. Health Education Journal, first published on October 10, 2012 as doi:10.1177/0017896912460927
Agley, J., Gassman, R.A., Crabb, D., Babcock, D., Bartholonew, J., Session, L., Wilson, C., & Vannerson, J. (2012). Exploring medical residents' likelihood to perform screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) behaviors 30 days after a face-to-face SBIRT training. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 2:188.doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000188
Agley, J., Gassman, R.A., Kolbe, L., Seo, D.-C., & Torabi, M. (2012). Do sociodemographic factors, smoking status, and beliefs about the health of others predict attitudes toward smoke-free air policies in various settings? Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion. 29(3), 91-101.
Gassman, R. A., Agley, J., Johnston, J. D., Middlestadt, S. E., Van Puymbroeck, M., & YoussefAgha, A. (2010). Catalyzing trans-disciplinary studies in public health: A college health survey and data platform. Health Promotion Practice, DOI: 10.1177/1524839910370425
Torabi, M.R., Jun, M.K., Nowicke, C., Seitz, B., and Gassman, R., "Tobacco, the Common Enemy and A Gateway Drug: Policy Implications," American Journal of Health Education 41(1):4-13, 2010 (invited). (Reprinted with permission in the International Council on Health, Physical Education, Recreation - Sport and Dance Journal of Research, 5(1), 37-44.
Agley, A., Agley, A., Gassman, R.A., Jun, M.K. (2010). Sleep, stress, and smoking among college students. Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Monograph Series: Special Issue on Tobacco: The Most Preventable Cause of Death, 27(1), 1-8.
YoussefAgha, A., Gassman, R. A., Jones, A. D., & Jun, M. K. (2010). Trends in alternative forms of tobacco intake among high school students. Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Monograph Series: Special Issue on Tobacco: The Most Preventable Cause of Death, 27(1), 45-51.
Gassman, R.A., Nowicke, C., & Jun, M.K. (2010). Adolescent methamphetamine use: Characteristics that predict involvement with the police. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 54(1), 76-92.
Torabi, M.R., Jun, M.K., Nowicke, C., Seitz de Martinez, B., & Gassman, R. (2010). Tobacco, the Common Enemy and a Gateway Drug: Policy Implications. American Journal of Health Education, 41(1), 4-13.
Agley, J. & Gassman, R. (2008). A state based model of prevention: Indiana's example. Health Promotion Practice, 9(2), 199-204.
Gassman, R. A. (2007). Practitioner-level predictors of alcohol problem detection and management activities. Journal of Substance Use, 12(3), 191-202.
Gassman, R. A. & Weisner, C. (2005). Community providers' views of alcohol and drug problems. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 5(4), 101-115.
Babor, T. F., Higgins-Biddle, J. C., Higgins, P. S., Gassman, R. A. & Gould, B. E. (2004). Training medical providers to conduct alcohol screening and brief intervention. Substance Abuse, 25(1), 17-26.
Gassman, R. A. (2003). Medical specialization, profession, and mediating beliefs that predict stated likelihood of alcohol screening and brief intervention: Targeting educational interventions. Substance Abuse, 24(3), 141-156.
Gassman, Ruth A., Demone, Harold W., & Wechsler, Henry (2002, August). College students' drinking: master's in social work compared with undergraduate students. Health & Social Work, 27(3), 184.
Gassman, R. A., Demone, H. W., Albilal, R. (2001). Alcohol and other drug content in core courses: Encouraging substance abuse assessment. Journal of Social Work Education, 37(1), 137-145.
Gassman, Ruth A. (1997). Social work student characteristics and their views of alcoholic clients: Designing educational interventions. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 42(2), 19-31