Director, Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Rivermill Commercial Center, Suite B4-1
Lebanon, NH 03766
Towson University, BA 1994
Towson University, MA 1996
University of Vermont, PhD 1999
Dr. Marsch is the Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center at Dartmouth College and a faculty member of the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health is a P30 “Center of Excellence” supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), composed of an interdisciplinary research and development group focused on the systematic application of cutting-edge technologies to the delivery of behavior change interventions for individuals with substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues.
With funding from NIH, Dr. Marsch has led a line of research focused on the development and evaluation of state of the art, technology-based (computer-, mobile-, and Internet-delivered) interventions targeting substance abuse treatment among a wide array of youth and adult populations, HIV prevention among substance-using youth and adults, and substance abuse and other risk behavior prevention among children and adolescents. These technology-based therapeutic tools reflect an integration of science-based behavioral interventions with evidence-based informational technologies. This work has been conducted in a variety of settings, including physician offices, substance abuse treatment programs, criminal justice settings, educational settings and via the Internet. This research has provided novel empirical information regarding the role that technology may play in improving the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues in a manner that is cost-effective, ensures fidelity and enables the rapid diffusion and widespread adoption of science-based interventions.
Marsch, L.A. (2011). Technology-based interventions targeting substance use disorders and related issues: An editorial. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 1-3.
Marsch, L.A., Grabinski, M.J., Bickel, W.K., Desrosiers, A., Guarino, H., Muehlbach, B., Solhkhah, R., Talfique, S., & Acosta, M. (2011). Computer-Assisted HIV Prevention for Youth with Substance Use Disorders. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 46-56.
Bickel, W.K., Christensen, D.R., & Marsch, L.A. (2011). A review of computer-based technologies used in the assessment, treatment, and research of drug addiction. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 4-9.
Bickel, W.K., Marsch, L.A., Buchhalter, A., & Badger, G. (2008). Computerized behavior therapy for opioid dependent outpatients: A randomized controlled trial. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 16, 132-143.
Marsch, L.A., Bickel, W.K., & Grabinski, M.J. (2007). Application of interactive, computer technology to adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 18, 342-356.
Marsch, L.A., Bickel, W.K., & Badger, G.J. (2007). Applying computer technology to substance abuse prevention science: Results of a preliminary examination. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 16, 69-94.
Bickel, W.K., & Marsch, L.A. (2007). A future for drug abuse prevention and treatment in the 21st Century: Applications of computer-based information technologies. In J. Henningfield, P.B. Santora, & W.K. Bickel (Eds.), Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the 21st Century (pp. 35-43). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.
Marsch, L.A., Bickel, W.K., Badger, G.J., Stothart, M.E., Quesnel, K.J., Stanger, C., & Brooklyn, J. (2005). Comparison of pharmacological treatments for opioid dependent adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 1157-1164.
Marsch, L.A., Chutuape, M.A., Mudric, T., Strain, E.C., Bigelow, G.E., & Johnson, R.E. (2005). Predictors of outcome in LAAM, buprenorphine, and methadone treatment for opioid dependence. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 13, 293-302.
Marsch, L.A., Bickel, W.K., Badger, G.J., & Jacobs, E.A. (2005). Buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence: The relative efficacy of daily, twice, and thrice weekly dosing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 77, 195-204.