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Title: Vice Dean of Programs and Education
and Professor of Decision Sciences and of Psychology
Department: Decision Sciences
Address: Funger Hall, Suite 415G
Phone: (202) 994-6145
Degrees: Ph.D., George Washington University, 1983
M.S., Purdue University, 1975
B.A., George Washington University, 1971
Area of Expertise: Statistical Modeling; Research Methodology; Causal Modeling; Efficacy Evaluation in Randomized Clinical Trials; Aptitude-treatment Interactions
Publications: Wirtz, P.W. (2007). Advances in causal chain development and testing in alcohol research: Mediation, suppression, moderation, mediated moderation and moderated mediation. Accepted for publication: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Mansfield-Cohen, J., & Wirtz, P.W. (2007). Characteristics of Adult Day-Care Participants Who Enter a Nursing Home. Psychology and Aging, 22(2), 354-360.
Davidson, D., Gulliver, S.B., Longabaugh, R., Wirtz, P.W., & Swift, R. (2006). Building better CBT: Is broad spectrum treatment more effective than motivational enhancement therapy for alcohol dependent patients treated with naltrexone? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68(2), 238-247.
Professional Activities: Present Member of the Presidential Search Committee, the Faculty Consultative Committee on Presidential Search, and the Department of Decision Sciences Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure.
Grants: Intergroup Relations at Work: A Relational Demography Approach
Reducing Injury, ETOH & THC Use Among ED Patients
Clinical Significance of Alcohol Treatment Research