College Health Center-based Alcohol and Sexual Violence Intervention

Protocol Description

This study offers the first formal assessment for sexual violence in college student health centers. Health centers are randomized to implement either a trauma-focused intervention on alcohol and sexual assault, or a control curriculum (alcohol risk reduction). The trauma-focused intervention will include training student health and counseling center staff to talk to their students about consensual sex, healthy relationships, alcohol-related sexual violence. The alcohol-focused comparison program will include training student health and counseling center staff on the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recommendations for alcohol misuse and abuse. Twenty-six college campuses are participating.

Eligibility Criteria

College students enrolled at participating universities, ages 18-24, who have used services at college health or counseling services.


Prior to starting their clinic visit, participants will complete a 20-minute computer-based survey. Upon completion of the clinic visit, participants will complete a short exit survey. Follow-up surveys will be completed at the clinic (or via phone or email) at 4 months and 12 months after the first survey.

Status: Open to Enrollment

Source(s) of Support

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Additional Information

Adolescent Medicine Research

Primary Investigator

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

Contact Information

Elizabeth Miller, MD PhD: 412-692-8504;
Rebecca Dick, MS: 412-692-6581;