• Lee Ann Kaskutas, DrPH

  • Senior Scientist

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    Non-professional solutions to public health problems, including mutual aid/ self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, peer support, social networks, community-based treatment, helping behaviors, spirituality, 12-step facilitation, recovery, and feedback about alcohol consumption. Methods include latent class growth curve modeling, ethnography, and scale development.
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  • Kaskutas L.A., Borkman T., Laudet A., Ritter L.A., Witbrodt J., Subbaraman M., Stunz, A., Bond, J. (2014). Elements that define recovery: the experiential perspective. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75 (6) 999-1010 Abstract or Full Text
  • Nayak M.B., Korcha R.A., Kaskutas L.A., Avalos L.A. (2014). Feasibility and acceptability of a novel, computerized Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for alcohol and sweetened beverage use in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 379 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Subbaraman, M., Witbrodt, J., & Zemore, S. E. (2009). Effectiveness of Making Alcoholics Anonymous Easier (MAAEZ), a group format 12-step facilitation approach. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37 228-239 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A. (2009). Alcoholics Anonymous effectiveness: faith meets science. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 28 (2) 145-157 Abstract or Full Text
  • Armstrong, M A, Kaskutas, L. A., Witbrodt, J., Taillac, C.J., Hung, Y-Y, Osejo, V.M. & Escobar G.J. (2009). Using drink size to talk about drinking during pregnancy: a randomized clinical trial of Early Start Plus. Social Work in Health Care, 48 (1) 90-103 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Ye, Y., Greenfield, T. K., Witbrodt, J., & Bond, J. (2008). Epidemiology of Alcoholics Anonymous participation. Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spiritual Aspects of Addiction Recovery, 18 261-82 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Zavala, S. K., Parthasarathy, S., & Witbrodt, J. (2008). Costs of day hospital and community residential chemical dependency treatment. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 11 27-32 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Ammon, L. N., Oberste, E. A., & Polcin, D. L. (2007). A brief scale for measuring helping activities in recovery: the Brief Helper Therapy Scale. Subst. Use Misuse, 42 (11) 1767-81 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Ammon, L. N., Delucchi, K., Room, R., Bond, J., & Weisner, C. (2005). Alcoholics Anonymous careers: patterns of AA involvement five years after treatment entry. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res., 29 (11) 1983-90 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Zhang, L., French, M. T., & Witbrodt, J. (2005). Women’s programs versus mixed-gender day treatment: results from a randomized study. Addiction, 100 60-69 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L.A., Witbrodt, J., & French, M.T. (2004). Outcomes and costs of day hospital treatment and nonmedical day treatment for chemical dependency. J. Stud. Alcohol, 65 (3) 371-82 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A., Bond, J., Humphreys, K (2002). Social networks as mediators of the effect of Alcoholics Anonymous. Addiction, 97 (7) 891-900 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A. (2000). Understanding drinking during pregnancy among urban American Indians and African Americans: health messages, risk beliefs, and how we measure consumption. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res., 24 (8) 1241-50 Abstract or Full Text
  • Kaskutas, L. A. (1998). Hip and helpful: Alcoholics Anonymous in Marin County, California. Diversity in Unity: Studies of Alcoholics Anonymous in Eight Societies, 25-53
  • Kaskutas, L. A. (1994). What do women get out of self help? Reasons for attending Women for Sobriety and Alcoholics Anonymous. J. Subst. Abuse Treat., 11 (3) 185-95