Published results from our platform, courses, and quizzes show how our digital health tools help users overcome mood and anxiety disorders, decrease problematic substance use, and promote self-regulation.

Moreno G & van Mierlo T. (2021). A Digital Tool to Understand and Prevent Cannabis-Impaired Driving Amoung Youth: A Cross-sectional Study of Responses to a Brief Intervention for Cannabis UseJMIR Formative Research, 5(3), 25593.

Sundstrom C, Schell C, Wardell J.D, Godinho A & Cunningham, J. A. (2020). Can Brief Email Guidance Enhance the Effects of an Internet Intervention for People with Problematic Alcohol Use? A Randomized Controlled TrialSubst Use Misuse, 55(12), 2011-2019.

Cunningham JA, Godhino A, & Bertholet N. (2019). Outcomes of two randomized controlled trials, employing participants rectruited through Mechanical Turk, of Internet interventions targeting unhealthy alcohol use. BMC Med Res Methodol, 19(1), 124.

Mulvaney-Day N, Marshall T, Downey Piscopo K, Korsen N, Lynch S, Karness L, Moran GE, Daniels AS & Ghhose SS. (2018). Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions in Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Review of the LiteratureJ Gen Inern Med, 33(3), 335-346.

Hodgins D C, Cunningham JA, Murray R & Hagopian, S. (2019). Online Self-Directed Interventions for Gambling Disorder: Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gambl Stud. 35(2), 635.651.

​​van Mierlo T. (2018). Who Are Superusers of Digital Health Social Networks? Henley Business School, University of Reading, ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Open.

Zelmer J, van Hoof K, Notarianni M, van Mierlo T, Schellenberg M & Tannenbaum C. (2018). An Assessment Frame work for e-Mental Health Apps in Canada: Results of a Modified Delphi Process. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(7),  e10016.

Newton AS, et al. (2017). A randomised controlled pilot trial evaluating feasibility and acceptability of a computer-based tool to identify and reduce harmful and hazardous drinking among adolescents with alcohol-related presentations in Canadian pediatric emergency departmentsBMJ Open 7(8), e015423.

van Mierlo T, Li X, Hyatt D, Ching AT. (2017). Demographic and Indication-Specific Characteristics Have Limited Association With Social Network Engagement: Evidence From 24,954 Members of Four Health Care Support GroupsJ Med Internet Res 2017;19(2), e:40.

Trinh L, Arbour-Nicitopoulos K P, Sabiston CM, Berry SR, Loblaw A, Alibhai SMH & Faulkner GE. (2018). RiseTx: testing the feasibility of a web application for reducing sedentary behavior among prostate cancer survivors receiving androgen deprivation therapyInt J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 15(1), 49.

Byrne JL, Wild T, Maximova K, Browne NE, Holt NL, Cave AJ, Martz P, Ellendt D & Ball GD. (2016). A brief eHealth tool delivered in primary care to help parents prevent childhood obesity: a randomized controlled trialPediatr Obes, 13(11), 659-667.

​van Mierlo T, Hyatt D & Ching AT. (2016). Employing the Gini coefficient to measure participation inequality in treatment focused Digital Health Social Networks. Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics 5(1), 1-10.

Urbanoski K, van Mierlo T & Cunningham J. (2017). Investigating patterns of participation in an online support group for problem drinking: a social network analysisJ Int J Behav Med, 24, 703-712.


Cunningham JA, Godinho A & Kushnir V. (2017). Can Amazon's Mechanical Turk be used to recruit participants for internet intervention trials? A pilot study iinvolving a randomized controlled trial of a brief online intervention for hazardous alcohol useInternet Interventions, Dec 10:12-6.

van Mierlo T, Hyatt D, Ching AT, Fournier R & Dembo RS. (2016). Behavioral economics, wearable devices, and cooperative games: Results from a population-based intervention to increase physical activityJMIR Serious Games, 4(1), e1.

Avis J, Maximova K, van Mierlo T, Fournier R, Cave AL & Ball GD. (2016). The Development and Refinement of an e-Health Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Primary CareTelemedicine and e-healthTelemed J E Health, May;22(5), 385-94.

Avis JL, Cave AL, Donaldson S, Ellendt C, Holt NL, Jelinski S, Martz P, Maximova K, Padwal R, Wild TC & Ball GD. (2015). Working With Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Protocol for a Primary Care-Based eHealth StudyJMIR Res Protoc, 4(1), e35

Avis J, van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Ball G. (2015). Lessons Learned from Using Focus Groups to Refine Digital InterventionsJMIR Res Prot, 4(3), e95.

van Mierlo T, Hyatt D & Ching AT. (2015). Mapping Power Law Distributions in Digital Health Social Networks: Methods, Interpretations, and Practical ImplicationsJ Med Internet Res, 17(6), e160.


Cunningham JA, Murphy M & Hendershot CS. (2015). Treatment dismantling pilot study to identify the active ingredients in personalized feedback interventions for hazardous use: randomized controlled trialAdict Sci Clin Prat Dec, 10(1), 1. 

van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Ingham M. (2015). Targeting Medication Non-Adherence Behavior in Selected Autoimmune Diseases: A Systematic Approach to Digital Health Program DevelopmentPLoS ONE, 10(6) ,e0129364.

van Mierlo T, Fournier R & Fedorak R.
 (2015). Don’t Forget the Doctor: Gastroenterologists’ Preferences on the Development of mHealth Tools for Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseJMIR mHealth uHealth, 3(1), e5.

van Mierlo T, Fournier R, Jean-Charles A, Hovington J, Ethier I & Selby, P. (2014). I’ll Txt U if I Have a Problem: How the Societe Canadienne du Cancer in Quebec Applied Behavior-Change Theory, Data Mining and Agile Software Development to Help Young Adults Quit SmokingPLoS ONE, 9(3), e91832.

van Mierlo T. (2014). The 1% Rule in Four Digital Health Social Networks: An Observational Study. J Med Internet Res, 16(2), e33.

Hodgins DC, Fick G H, Murray R & Cunningham JA. (2013). Internet-based interventions for disordered gamblers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of online self-directed cognitive-behavioural motivational therapyBMC Public Health, 13(10)


Sugimoto, S. (2013). Support Exchange on the Internet: A Content Analysis of an Online Support Group for People Living with Depression. (PhD). University of Toronto,

Cunningham JA. (2012). Comparison of Two Internet-Based Interventions for Problem Drinkers: Randomized Controlled TrialJ Med Internet Res, 14(4), e107.

van Mierlo T, Voci S, Lee S, Fournier R & Selby P. (2012). Superusers in Social Networks for Smoking Cessation: Analysis of Demographic Characteristics and Posting Behavior From the Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline Online and StopSmokingCenter.netJ Med Internet Res, 14(3), e66.

Christensen H, Calear AL, Andresson G, Thorndike FP & Tait RJ. (2012). Beyond Efficacy: The Depth and Diversity of Current Internet InterventionsJ Med Internet Res, 14(3):e92.

Binks M, van Mierlo T & Edwards CL. (2012). Relationships of the Psychological Influence of Food and Barriers to Lifestyle Change to Weight and Utilization of Online Weight Loss ToolsThe Open Medical Informatics Journal6, 9-14.

Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC, Toneatto T & Murphy M. (2012). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Personalized Feedback Intervention for Problem GamblersPLoS ONE, 7(2):e31586.

Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC & Toneatto T. (2011) Pilot study of an Internet-based personalized feedback intervention for problem gamblersJournal of Gambling Issues26, 3-10.

McDonnell D, Kazinets G, Hyun-Ju L, & Moskowitz JM. (2011). An Internet-Based Smoking Cessation Program for Korean Americans: Results from a Randomized Controlled TrialNicotine Tob Res, May;13(5):336-43. 

Selby P, van Mierlo T, Voci S, Parent D & Cunningham J.A. (2010). Online Social and Professional Support for Smokers Trying to Quit: An Exploration of First Time Posts from 2,562 MembersJ Med Internet Res, 12(3):e34.

Binks M & van Mierlo T. (2010). Utilization Patterns and User Characteristics of an Ad Libitum Internet Weight Loss ProgramJ Med Internet Res, 12(1):e9.


Doumas DM, McKinley LL & Book P. (2010). Reducing Heavy Drinking Among First Year Intercollegiate Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Web-Based Normative FeedbackJournal of Applied Sport Psychology, Jul 23;22(3):247-61.

Cunningham JA, Wild C, Cordingley J, van Mierlo T & Humphreys K. (2010). Twelve month follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial of a brief personalized feedback intervention for problem drinkersAlcohol and Alcoholism, 45(3): 247-251.

McDonnell D, Hyun-Ju L, Kazinets G & Moskowitz J.M. (2010). Online recruitment of targeted populations: lessons learned from a smoking cessation study among Korean AmericansSocial Marketing Quarterly, 16(3):2-22.

Doumas DM, McKinley LL & Book P. (2009). Evaluation of two web-based alcohol interventions for mandated college studentsJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36(1), 65-74.

Cunningham JA. (2009). Internet Evidence-Based Treatments. In P. M. Miller (Ed.), Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment (pp. 379-397). Burlington: Academic Press.

Cunningham JA & van Mierlo T. (2009). The Check Your Cannabis Screener: A new online personalized feedback toolThe Open Medical Informatics Journal, 3:27-31.

Cunningham JA, Wild TC, Cordingley J, van Mierlo T & Humphreys K. (2009). A randomized controlled trial of an internet-based intervention for alcohol abusers. Addiction, 104(12), 2023-2032.

Cunningham JA & van Mierlo T. (2009). Methodological issues in the evaluation of Internet-based interventions for problem drinkingDrug and Alcohol Review, 28:12-17.

Farvolden P, Cunningham JA, van Mierlo T & Selby P. (2009). Using E-health programs to overcome barriers to the effective treatment of mental health and addiction problemsJournal of Technology and Human Services, 27(1):5-22.

Cunningham JA, Hodgins DC, Toneatto T, Rai A & Cordingley J. (2009). Pilot study of a personalized feedback intervention for problem gamblersBehavior Therapy, 40(3), 219-224.


Lochner C. (2008). Screening tools for anxiety in primary care. Continuing Medial Education, 22(10), 575.

Doumas DM & Hannah E. (2008). Preventing high-risk drinking in youth in the workplace: A web-based normative feedback programJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 34(3): 263-371.

Rabius VK, Pike JK, Geiger A, Junter J, McAllister A & Wiatrek D. (2008). Comparing Internet assistance for smoking cessation: 13-month follow-up of a six-arm randomized controlled trialJournal of Medical Internet Research, 10(5):e45.

Cunningham JA, van Mierlo T & Fournier R. (2008). An online support group for problem drinkers: AlcoholHelpCenter.netPatient Education and Counseling, 70(2), 193-198.

Pike, JK, Rabius V, McAlister A & Geiger, A. (2007). American Cancer Society's Quit Link: randomized trial of Internet assistanceNicotine & Tobacco Research, 9(3).

Cunningham JA. (2007). Internet-Based Interventions for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances of Abuse. In P. M. Miller, Kavanagh, David J. (Ed.), Translation of Addictions Science into Practice (pp. 399-416). Oxford: Elsevier.

Davis J. (2007). The Panic CenterChild and Adolescent Mental Health, 12(1), 49-50.

Cunningham JA, Selby P & van Mierlo T. (2006). Integrated online services for smokers and drinkers? Use of the Check Your Drinking assessment screener by participants of the Stop Smoking CenterNicotine and Tobacco Research, 8(S1), S21-S25.

Cunningham JA, Humpheys K, Kypri K & van Mierlo T. (2006). Formative evaluation and three-month follow-up of an online personalized assessment feedback intervention for problem drinkersJournal of Medical Internet Research, 8(2), e5.

Farvolden P, Denisoff E, Selby P, Bagby RM & Rudy L. (2005). Usage and longitudinal effectiveness of a web-based self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program for panic disorderJournal of Medical Internet Research, 7(1), e7.

Farvolden P, McBride C, Bagby RM & Ravitz P. (2003). A web-based screening instrument for depression and anxiety disorders in primary careJournal of Medical Internet Research, 5(3), e23.


Cunningham JA, Koski-Jannes A & Wild TC, Cordingly J. (2002). Treating alcohol problems with self-help materials: a population studyJ Stud Alcohol, Nov; 63(6):649-54.