Dennis Gorman, PhD
212 Adriance Lab Rd
College Station, TX 77843-1266
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse
- Application of Scientific Method to Public Health Issues
- Community Needs Assessment
- Program Evaluation
- Public Health Approaches to Drug Prevention
- Public Health Interventions
- Fundamentals of Epidemiology
- Social Epidemiology
Education and Training
PhD Medical Sociology, University of Essex - 1988
MSc Medical Sociology, Bedford College, University of London - 1981
BA (Hons) Social Science, 1st Class, Polytechnic of Central London - 1980
Gorman, D.M. and Huber, Jr., J.C. (in press). Do medical marijuana laws encourage marijuana use? International Journal of Drug Policy.
Waller, L.A., Zhu, L., Gotway, C.A., Gorman, D.M. & Gruenewald, P.G. (in press). Quantifying geographic variations in associations between alcohol distribution and violence: a comparison of geographically weighted regression and spatially varying coefficient models. Stochastic Research and Risk Assessment.
Zhu, L., Gorman, D.M. & Horel, S. (2006). Hierarchical Bayesian spatial models for alcohol availability, drug "hot spots" and violent crime. International Journal of Health Geographics, 5:54 (Available at http://www.ij-healthgeographics.com/content/pdf/1476-072X-5-54.pdf).
Gorman, D.M., Mezic, J., Mezic, I. and Gruenewald, P.G. (2006). Agent-based modeling of drinking behavior: a preliminary model and potential application to theory and practice. American Journal of Public Health, 96, 2055-2060.
Huber, Jr., J.C., Carozza, S.E. and Gorman, D.M. (2006). Underage driving as an indicator of risky behavior in children and adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 612-616.
Gorman, D.M., Huber, Jr., J.C. and Carozza, S.E. (2006). Evaluation of the Texas 0.08 BAC law. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 41, 193-199.
Gorman, D.M., Zhu, L. and Horel, S. (2005). Drug "hot-spots", alcohol availability and violence. Drug & Alcohol Review, 24, 507-513.
Gorman, D.M. (2005). Does measurement dependence explain the effects of the Life Skills Training Program on smoking outcomes? Preventive Medicine, 40, 479-487.
Gorman, D.M. (2005). Drug and violence prevention: rediscovering the critical rational dimension of evaluation research. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1, 39-62.
Gorman, D.M. (2005). The centrality of critical rational reasoning in science: a response and further comments on the Life Skills Training program, the Seattle Social Development Project, and prevention studies. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1, 263-275.
Gorman, D.M., Gruenewald, P.J., Hanlon, P.J., Mezic, I., Waller, L., Castillo-Chavez, C., Bradley, E. and Mezic, J. (2004). Implications of systems dynamic models and control theory for environmental approaches to the prevention of alcohol- and other drug use-related problems. Substance Use and Misuse, 39, 1713-1750.
Zhu, L., Gorman, D.M. and Horel, S. (2004). Alcohol outlet density and violence: a geospatial analysis. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39, 369-375.
Gorman, D.M. (2003). Prevention programs and scientific nonsense. Policy Review, Number 117, 65-75.
Gorman, D.M. (2003). The best of practices, the worst of practices: the making of science-based primary prevention programs. Psychiatric Services, 54, 1087-1089.
Buchanan, R.J., Gorman, D.M., Wang, S. and Huang, C. (2003). Profiles of nursing home residents receiving alcohol and drug treatment using the Minimum Data Set. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 22, 31-47.
Gorman, D.M. (2002). Defining and operationalizing "research-based" prevention: a critique (with case studies) of the US Department of Education's Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Exemplary Programs. Evaluation and Program Planning, 25, 295-302.
Gorman, D.M. (2002). The "science" of drug and alcohol prevention: the case of the randomized trial of the Life Skills Training Program. International Journal of Drug Policy, 13, 21-26.
Gorman, D.M. and Derzon, J.H. (2002). Behavioral traits and marijuana use and abuse: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Addictive Behaviors, 27, 193-206.
Gorman, D.M., Speer, P.W., Gruenewald, P.J. and Labouvie, E.W. (2001). Spatial dynamics of alcohol availability, neighborhood structure and violent crime. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62, 628-636.
Gorman, D.M. and Labouvie, E.W. (2000). Using social indicators to inform community drug and alcohol prevention policy. Journal of Public Health Policy, 21, 428-446.
Gorman, D.M. (1998). The irrelevance of evidence in the development of school-based drug prevention policy, 1986-1996. Evaluation Review, 22, 118-146.
Gorman, D.M., Labouvie, E.W., Speer, P.W. and Subaiya, A.P. (1998). Alcohol availability and domestic violence. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 24, 661-673.
Gorman, D.M., Speer, P.M. Labouvie, E.W. and Subaiya, A.P. (1998). Risk of assaultive violence and alcohol availability in New Jersey. American Journal of Public Health, 88, 97-100.
Speer, P.W., Gorman, D.M., Labouvie, E. W. and Ontkush, M. (1998). Violent crime and alcohol availability: relationships in an urban community. Journal of Public Health Policy, 19, 303-318.
Gorman, D.M. (1997). The failure of drug education. The Public Interest, Number 129: 50-60.
Gorman, D.M. and Speer, P.M. (1997). The concentration of liquor outlets in an economically disadvantaged city in the northeastern United States. Substance Use and Misuse, 32, 2033-2046.
Gorman, D.M. (1996). Do school-based social skills training programs prevent alcohol use among young people? Addiction Research, 4, 191-210.
Gorman, D.M. (1996). Etiological theories and the primary prevention of drug use. Journal of Drug Issues, 26, 505-518.
Gorman, D.M. and Speer, P.W. (1996). Preventing alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems through community interventions: A review of evaluation studies. Psychology and Health, 11, 95-131.
Aguirre-Molina, M. and Gorman, D.M. (1996). Community-based approaches for the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Annual Review of Public Health, 17, 337-358.
Gorman, D.M. (1995). On the difference between statistical and practical significance in school-based drug abuse prevention. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 2, 275-283.
Gorman, D.M. (1995). The changing role of mass media in preventing alcohol problems. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 2, 77-83.
Gorman, D.M. (1995). Are school-based resistance skills training programs effective in preventing alcohol misuse? Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 41 (1), 74-98.
Aguirre-Molina, M. and Gorman, D.M. (1994-95). The Perth Amboy Community Partnership for Youth: assessing its effects at the environmental and individual levels of analysis. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 15, 363-378.
Gorman, D.M., Jacobs, L.M. and McAlpine, D. (1994). Measuring factors that influence the response of medical practitioners and social workers to problem drinkers: a pilot study. Drug and Alcohol Review, 13, 269-276.
O'Leary, D., Gorman, D.M. and Speer, P.W. (1994). The sale of alcoholic beverages to minors. Public Health Reports, 109, 816-818.
Gorman, D.M. (1993). A theory-driven approach to the evaluation of professional training in alcohol abuse. Addiction, 88, 229-236.
Gorman, D.M. (1993). War on drugs continues in the United States under new leadership. British Medical Journal, 307, 369-371.
Gorman, D.M. (1993). A review of studies comparing check-list and interview methods of data collection in life event research. Behavioral Medicine, 19: 66-73.
Cartwright, A.K.J. and Gorman, D.M. (1993). Processes involved in changing the therapeutic attitudes of clinicians to working with drinking clients. Psychotherapy Research, 3, 95-104.
Gorman, D.M. (1992). Distinguishing primary and secondary disorders in studies of alcohol dependence and depression. Drug and Alcohol Review, 11, 23-30.
Gorman, D.M. (1992). Using theory and basic research to target primary prevention programs: recent developments and future prospects. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 27, 583-594.
Gorman, D.M. and Brown, G.W. (1992). Recent developments in life event research and their relevance for the study of addictions. British Journal of Addiction, 87, 837-849.
Tracy, J.I., Gorman, D.M. and Leventhal, E.A. (1992). Reports of physical symptoms and alcohol use: findings from a primary health care sample. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 27, 481-491.
Gorman, D.M. and Cartwright, A.K.J. (1991). Implications of using the composite and short versions of the Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire (AAPPQ). British Journal of Addiction, 86, 327-334.
Gorman, D.M. (1990). Data collection in studies of life events and the harmful use of alcohol: a review. Drug and Alcohol Review, 9, 65-72.
Gorman, D.M. and Peters, T.J. (1990). Types of life events and the onset of alcohol dependence. British Journal of Addiction, 85, 71-79.
Gorman, D.M., Werner, J.M., Jacobs, L.M. and Duffy, S.W. (1990). Evaluation of an alcohol education package for non-specialist health care and social workers. British Journal of Addiction, 85, 223-233.
Gorman, D.M. (1989). Is the "new" problem drinking concept of Heather and Robertson more useful in advancing our scientific knowledge than the "old" disease concept? British Journal of Addiction, 84, 843-845.
Gorman, D.M. (1989). Is "disease model" an appropriate term to describe the alcohol dependence syndrome? Alcohol and Alcoholism, 24, 509-512.
Gorman, D.M., Duffy, S.W., Raine, S. and Taylor, C.L. (1989). Level of agreement between questionnaire measures of alcohol dependence, alcoholism and problem drinking in a sample presenting at a specialist alcohol treatment service. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 24, 227-232.
Gorman, D.M. (1988). Employment, stressful life events and the development of alcohol dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 22, 151-159.
Potamianos, G., Gorman, D.M., Duffy, S.W. and Peters, T.J. (1988). Alcohol consumption by patients attending outpatient clinics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 34, 97-101.
Gorman, D.M. (1987). Measuring onset of "caseness" in studies of stressful life events and alcohol abuse. British Journal of Addiction, 82, 1017-1020.
Gorman, D.M., Potamianos, G., Williams, K.A., Frank, A.O., Duffy, S.W. and Peters, T.J. (1987). Relationship between alcohol abuse and low back pain. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 22, 61-63.
Potamianos, G., Gorman, D.M. and Peters, T.J. (1985). Attitudes and treatment expectancies of patients and general hospital staff in relation to alcoholism. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 58, 63-66.
Potamianos, G., Winter, D., Duffy, S.W., Gorman, D.M. and Peters, T.J. (1985). The perception of problem drinkers by general hospital staff, general practitioners and alcohol patients. Alcohol, 2, 563-566.
Potamianos, G., Gorman, D.M., Duffy, S.W. and Peters, T.J. (1984). The use of the Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) on a sample of problem drinkers presenting at a district general hospital. Alcohol, 1, 441-445.