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Workshops, Consulting & Publications

Understanding & Facilitating Change with Individuals, Organizations & Institutions

Invited Talks and Workshops

Training for BASICS Providers:

  • Stonehill College

  • Laselle College

  • Babson College

  • Castleton State College

  • Stonehill College

  • Columbia University

  • Ithaca College

  • University of Rochester


Advanced Training for BASICS Providers. Columbia University. 

Starting a BASICS Program on a College Campus. Columbia University. 

Engaging Parents in College Alcohol Prevention Efforts.  Finger Lakes Consortium. 

Proactive and Reactive Strategies for Involving Parents in College Alcohol Prevention.  Capitol District Consortium.  

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing.  Workshop for Residence Hall Directors and Athletic Coaches.  State University of New York at Oneonta. 

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students. Central New York Underage Drinking Prevention Summit. 

Talking with College Students about Alcohol.  Workshop for Residential Advisors.  State University of New York at Oneonta. 

Approaches to Addressing High Risk Alcohol Use: Motivational Interviewing and BASICS.  Montclair State University.  

Talking with Your Teen about Alcohol. Ithaca High School PTA. 

Review of Online Alcohol Prevention Programs.  Ithaca College. 

Panel presentation on the use and evaluation of BASICS for the BASICS and Beyond Symposium.  Seattle, WA. 

So You Want to Start a BASICS Program. Institute on Higher Education for United Methodist Colleges & Universities.

Selected National Presentations​

Evaluating the Effectiveness of an On-Line Alcohol Education Course.  Ivy Plus Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs. 

Use and Effectiveness of an On-line Alcohol Education Program.  American College Health Association. 

Harm Reduction Goes to College.  National Harm Reduction Conference. 

BASICS in the Real World.  US Department of Education’s Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education. 

Harm Reduction: A Paradigm for Alcohol Prevention in the College Setting.   US Department of Education’s Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education. 

Harm Reduction in the College Setting: Cornell’s Approach.  Partners in Prevention: A College Prevention Conference Addressing Underage Drinking.  

Harm Reduction in the College Setting. National Harm Reduction Conference. 

College Student Risk Behavior Regarding Exposure to HIV Infection.   International Conference of Health Physical Education, Recreation, Sports, and Dance.  


 HIV Prevention in Higher Education: An Analysis of Student Behavior and Institutional Commitment.   National AIDS Update Conference.  

Consulting Projects

Addressing marijuana use at Tompkins Cortland Community College.  

Development of a national BASICS Protocol.  Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  

Reviewer of health education materials for ETR Associates. 


Reyna, V., Croom, K., Staiano-Coico, L., Lesser, M., Lewis, D., Frank, J., & Marchell, T. (2013).  Endorsement of a Personal Responsibility to Adhere to the Minimum Drinking Age Law Predicts Consumption, Risky Behaviors, and Alcohol-Related Harms.  Public Policy, Psychology, and Law, 19(3), 380-394


Marchell, T., Lewis, D., Croom, K., Lesser, M., Murphy, S., Reyna, V., Frank, J., & Staiano-Coico, L. (2013). The Slope of Change: An Environmental Management Approach to Reduce Drinking on a Day of Celebration at a U.S. College. Journal of American College Health, 61(6), 324-334 


Croom, K., Lewis, D., Marchell, T., Lesser, M., Reyna, V.,  Kubicki-Bedford, L., Feffer, M., and Staiano-Coico, L. (2009). Impact of an Online Alcohol Education Course on Behavior and Harm for Incoming First-year College Students: Short Term Evaluation of a Randomized Trial.  Journal of American College Health, 57(4), 445-454.

Meilman, P., Lewis, D., and Gerstein, L. (2006). “Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions.” in College Mental Health Practice. Ed. Paul Grayson and Philip Meilman.  New York:  Routledge Press.

Lewis, D. and Marchell, T. (2006). Safety First: A Medical Amnesty Approach to Alcohol Poisoning at a U.S. University.  International Journal of Drug Policy, 17(4). 329-338.


Campo, S., Brossard, D., Frazer, S., Marchell, T., Lewis, D. and Talbot, J.  (2003).  Are Social Norms Campaigns Really Magic Bullets?  Assessing the Effects of Students Misperceptions on Drinking Behavior.  Health Communications. 15(4).  481-497.


Lewis, D., Goodhart, F. and Burns, D.  (1996). Will New Jersey College Students Meet the Year 2000 Health Objectives.  Journal of American College Health.  45(3).  119-126.





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