A Free Online Program for New Moms to Stay Off Cigarettes
The StayQuitMoms project is based at ORI. Founded in 1960, ORI has developed an international reputation in the behavioral sciences and continues to be a leader in the conduct of socially relevant research. Please feel free to visit our web site at www.ori.org.
Brian G. Danaher PhD, Principal Investigator on the StayQuitMoms project, is a Senior Research Scientist at ORI and has conducted many tobacco cessation research projects funded by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Danaher's work has focused on using technology to help deliver health behavior change programs.
Michele Levine PhD, Principal Investigator on the StayQuitMoms project, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (University of Pittsburgh). Her research, supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, has focused on women's health behaviors during and after pregnancy.
John R. Seeley PhD, Co-Investigator on the StayQuitMoms project, is a Senior Research Scientist at ORI. His research interests include the development and evaluation of behavioral intervention technologies.
Edward Lichtenstein PhD, Co-Investigator on the project, is Senior Scientist at ORI and Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at the University of Oregon. He has conducted tobacco cessation and prevention research for over 45 years and has published numerous empirical papers and reviews of the literature.
Coleen Hudkins MA, lead ORI research assistant on the StayQuitMoms project, has worked on several tobacco cessation research projects.
Nora Van Meter is a research assistant at ORI involved in tobacco prevention and cessation research and research to help improve parenting skills.
Katie Clawson is an ORI research assistant on the StayQuitMoms project, has worked on several tobacco cessation research projects.
This program is not a commercial site. Instead, it is a research project funded by the U. S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed by researchers at Oregon Research Institute and the STARTS program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Each study participant is assigned a unique identification number in order to protect her confidentiality. All research project staff have signed an agreement to protect participant privacy and confidentiality. All information collected from study participants is used only to further scientific knowledge about the treatment of postnatal depression. Any findings will be presented in summary form without revealing the personal identity of any individual participants. Findings will be reported to our sponsor, NIH, and to the scientific community, through articles in professional journals and in conference presentations.
Information is collected from women to determine whether they are eligible to participate and to help us better understand their history and attitudes. We use industry-standard SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption to protect all data collected during screening and assessments. We also capture and save the type of information that many websites collect, such as IP address, browser type, the date, time of day, and duration of each visit as well as which pages are viewed. The program occasionally sends e-mail to its participants to encourage progress and participation in online assessments. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifying information with any third parties for any promotional purposes.
Uploaded Pictures: The program ensures the privacy and confidentiality of any pictures that a study participant uploads to the program. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade participant information with any third parties for any promotional purposes.
Web forum: Any personally identifiable information that a participant posts in a message in the Web forum can be read, collected, or used by other study participants. As a result, participants should avoid posting any information that others could use to identify them. The program is not responsible for the personally identifiable information any participant might share in the Web forum. Research staff have an ethical responsibility to notify appropriate public safety authorities if a participant posts a comment threatening to harm themselves or others.
The StayQuitMoms research project relies heavily on the recommendations and support we receive from tobacco control professionals and educators. We need to "get the word out" in order to encourage widespread participation. We place a high value on collaborative marketing of this program and we have built a separate website for professional staffs to both learn more about the site and share ideas about how they can help market MylastDip programs. We expect that our programs will be promoted through agencies, tobacco control advocates and in colleges.
If you are a tobacco control professional or an educator, we encourage you to visit our special information site designed just for you by clicking on the link below.