image004Jami L. Obermayer
Founding Partner/Senior Research Scientist

Degree: Ph.D., Sociology – Social Policy, Methodology and Gender, American University
Email: shwayjie@gmail.com

Research Interests

Dr. Obermayer has been conducting small business innovation research (SBIR) for the past ten years and has been the Principal Investigator for projects focused on health-related behaviors, including smoking cessation, drug and alcohol monitoring, diet and exercise, sexual risk negotiation, HIV prevention and intervention, and cancer risk factor monitoring.

Research Support

  1. Interactive, Web-based Computerized Food Portion Tutorial (2003) NIDDK (R44 DK061079)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Evaluate the efficacy of a Web-based tutorial for food portion estimation.
  2. Medication Monitoring Field Evaluation System (2003) NHLBI (R44 HL65107)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Evaluate the usability and validity of a configurable Palm program for medication monitoring.
  3.  Using Handheld Computers to Modify Exercise Behavior (2002)
    NINR (R44 NR004370)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Objective: Evaluate the efficacy of a computerized self-management program to encourage and promote exercise.
  4.  Community-based Automated Smoking Assessment (2004)
    NIDA (R44 DA14730)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and test the efficacy of an IVR program to assess smoking status.
  5.   Interactive CD-ROM for HIV Risk Negotiation (2004)
    NIMH (R43 MH72022)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop and test the feasibility of an interactive CD-ROM for HIV risk negotiation.
  6.  Web and IVR System for HIV Risk Screening (2004)
    NIMH (N44 MH44088)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and test a Web and IVR system for HIV risk factors screening and intervention for primary care patients.
  7. Self-Help Smokeless Tobacco Cessation for Young Users (2005)
    NCI (R44 CA084936)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and evaluate a self-help product to assist smokeless tobacco users to reduce and quit.
  8. CERTAS – A Researcher Configurable Self-Monitoring System (2005)
    NCI (N44 CN35152)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and test a researcher configurable system for subject self-monitoring of behavior-specifically diet and exercise behaviors associated with reduction of cancer risks.
  9. Configurable IVR System for Real-time Data Retrieval (2005)
    NIDA (N43 DA57751)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop a researcher configurable IVR system that would allow a researcher full flexibility to design and implement IVR to monitor patients.
  10. Using IVR to Manage Smoking Relapse in Primary Care (2006)
    NCI (R43 CA115134)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop and test the feasibility of a web- and interactive voice response telephone system to assist primary care providers in assessing for and treating tobacco use cessation.
  11. Interactive CD-ROM for HIV Risk Negotiation (2006)
    NIMH (R44 MH72022)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and test the feasibility of an interactive CD-ROM for HIV risk negotiation.
  12. Community-based Automated Drug Assessment System (2006)
    NIDA (N43 DA-6-5533)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop an IVR system to provide automated community needs assessments for drug prevention and intervention.
  13. Developing Substance Abuse Treatment Training Methods (2007)
    NIDA (N43 DA-7-2210)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop a training system that will serve as a means to disseminate evidence-based alcohol abuse treatments to community-based practitioners.
  14. Community-based Automated Drug Assessment System (2007)
    NIDA (N44 DA-6-5533)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and evaluate an IVR system to provide automated community assessments for drug prevention and intervention.
  15. Developing Substance Abuse Treatment Training Methods (2008)
    NIDA (N44 DA-7-2210)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Fully develop and evaluate a training system that will serve as a means to disseminate evidence-based alcohol abuse treatments to community-based practitioners.
  16. Client Risk Reduction Program (2009)
    NIDA (N43 DA-9-5555)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop the Client Risk Reduction Program aimed at developing an innovative training system for clinicians in the adolescent substance abuse treatment arena.
  17. Suboxone Assessment and Monitoring System (2010)
    NIDA (N43 DA-10-5559)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop the Suboxone Assessment and Monitoring System, a comprehensive and interactive technological support system delivered to opioid treatment providers and their patients.
  18. Client Risk Reduction Program (2010)
    NIDA (N44 DA-9-5555)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop and evaluate the Client Risk Reduction Program a sexual and drug use behavior risk reduction assessment and intervention system for providers and clients in service settings.
  19. Clinical Trial Participant Management System (2010)
    NIDA (N43 DA-10-2219)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop the CTP-MS product, a comprehensive system designed to facilitate the management of clinical trial participants in multi-center study trials.
  20. Clinical Trial Participant Management System (2011)
    NIDA (N44 DA-11-2219)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Further develop the CTP-MS product, a comprehensive system designed to facilitate the management of clinical trial participants in multi-center study trials.
  21. MedCheck – Medication Adherence System (2013)
    NIDA (N43 DA-13-2238)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop the MedCheck product, a comprehensive system designed to support medication adherence.
  22. A Daily Client Check-In System for Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (2014)
    NIDA (R41 DA036949-01)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Objective: Develop a phone-based IVR system designed to obtain client report information between weekly treatment sessions and generate a summary report to assist in assessing client needs and treatment services.
  23.  Screening Assessment and Resources (2014)
    NIDA (N43 DA-14-5580)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop the SAAR product, a comprehensive system for the screening and assessment of cigarette, alcohol, and other substance use.
  24. Mobile Mindfulness Based Smoking Cessation
    NCI (R43 CA195849-01)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Objective: Develop a mindfulness-based smoking cessation program delivered to smokers on their smartphone devices (Android/iPhone).
  25. Continuing Care App for Probationers and Parolees with Substance Use Disorders
    NIMHD (R41 MD008848-01)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Objective: Develop a mobile application for probationers and parolees completing outpatient substance abuse treatment.
  26. Avatar Assisted Therapy for Probationers and Parolees with Substance Use Disorders
    NIMHD (R41 MD009540-01)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Objective: Develop an Avatar Assisted Therapy platform for probationers/parolees with substance use disorders who are in need of outpatient substance abuse treatment.