Project DIAL

Researchers: Michael Mello, MD, MPH; Ted Nirenberg, PhD; Robert Woolard, MD; Janette Baird, PhD

Project DIAL is a three-year research study funded by the Centers for Disease Control. This study evaluates the effectiveness of brief motivational interviewing delivered by telephone on reducing motor vehicle crashes (MVC) and other negative consequences associated with alcohol use. Patients who are involved in a MVC are recruited into the study while being treated in the ED. All recruited patients are followed up 3 and 12 months after being seen in the ED to determine the longer-term effects of receiving motivational interviewing by telephone.