George W. Joe

Associate Director for Process and Outcome Studies

Ed.D., Research Design and Educational Measurement
University of Georgia

E-mail address:
g.joe@tcu.edu

George Joe originally joined the IBR at TCU in 1969. In 1983 he became a Research Scientist in the Behavioral Research Program at Texas A&M University, and returned to TCU in 1989. His research has focused on the components of the treatment process, evaluation models for treatment effectiveness, etiology of drug abuse, and statistical methodology. He is senior statistician for the IBR and is Associate Director for Process and Outcome Studies. He specializes in the application of univariate and multivariate statistical methods, analytic modeling of data, questionnaire development, sample selection, and survey research. His publications include over 100 articles in professional journals. He has served as a member of the NIDA Treatment Research Subcommittee and Special Emphasis Panels and is a frequent reviewer for professional journals.

Advisory and Service Activities

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Washington, D.C.

  • Member, Ad Hoc and Treatment Research Subcommittees (1990-2004)

Selected Publications

Becan, J. E., Knight, D. K., Crawley, R. D., Joe, G. W., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Effectiveness of the Treatment Readiness and Induction Program for increasing adolescent motivation for change. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 50, 38-49PMCID: PMC4304896  abstract

Crawley, R. D., Becan, J. E., Knight, D. K., Joe, G. W., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Predictors of physical altercation among adolescents in residential substance abuse treatment. Deviant Behavior, 36(12), 996-1018.  PMCID: PMC4662565 [Available on 2016-10-29]  abstract

Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G. A., Greener, J. M., Joe, G. W., Yang, Y., & Knight, K. (2015). Evaluation of WaySafe: A disease-risk reduction curriculum for substance-abusing offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 58, 25-32.  PMCID: PMC4581912 [Available on 2016-11-01]  abstract

Yang, Y., Knight, K., Joe, G. W., Rowan, G. A., Lehman, W. E., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Gender as a moderator in predicting re-arrest among treated drug-involved offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 49, 65-70.  PMCID: PMC4985171  abstract

Joe, G. W., Knight, D. K., Becan, J. E., & Flynn, P. M. (2014). Recovery among adolescents: Models for post-treatment gains in drug abuse treatments. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 362-373.  PMCID: PMC3947115  abstract

Broome, K. M., Knight, D. K., Joe, G. W., & Flynn, P. M. (2012). Treatment program operations and costs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42(2), 125-133.  PMCID: PMC3268841  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Knight, K., Simpson, D. D., Flynn, P. M., Morey, J. T., Bartholomew, N. G. et al. (2012). An evaluation of six brief interventions that target drug-related problems in correctional populations. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 9-33.  PMCID: PMC3338318  [Abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Becan, J. E., Joe, G. W., Knight, D. K., & Flynn, P. M. (2012). Resources and training in outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42(2), 169-178.  PMCID: PMC3268892  [Abstract]

Pankow, J., Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Rowan-Szal, G. A., Knight, K., & Meason, P. (2012). Examining concurrent validity and predictive utility for the Addiction Severity Index and Texas Christian University (TCU) Short Forms. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51, 78-95.  PMCID: PMC3474351  [Abstract]

Rowan-Szal, G. A., Joe, G. W., Bartholomew, N. G., Pankow, J., & Simpson, D. D. (2012). Brief trauma and mental health assessments for female offenders in addiction treatment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 57-77.  PMCID: PMC3474366  [Abstract]

Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Knight, K., Rowan-Szal, G. A., & Gray, J. S. (2012). Texas Christian University (TCU) short forms for assessing client needs and functioning in addiction treatment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 34-56.  PMCID: PMC3325103  [Abstract]

Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Dansereau, D. F., & Flynn, P. M. (2011). Addiction treatment outcomes, process and change: Texas Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University. Addiction, 106(10), 1733-1740.  PMCID: PMC3003748  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Rowan-Szal, G. A., Greener, J. M., Simpson, D. D., & Vance, J. (2010). Male methamphetamine-user inmates in prison treatment: During treatment outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38(2), 141-152.  PMCID: PMC2814961  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Simpson, D. D., & Rowan-Szal, G. A. (2009). Interaction of counseling rapport and topics discussed in sessions with methadone clients. Substance Use & Misuse, 44(1), 3-17.  [Abstract]

Joe. G. W., Broome, K. M., Rowan-Szal, G. A., & Simpson, D. D. (2002). Measuring patient attributes and engagement in treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 22(4), 183-196.  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Simpson, D. D., Dansereau, D. F., & Rowan-Szal, G. A. (2001). Relationships between counseling rapport and drug abuse treatment outcomes. Psychiatric Services, 52(9), 1223-1229.  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Simpson, D. D., & Broome, K. M. (1999). Retention and patient engagement models for different treatment modalities in DATOS. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 57, 113-125. [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Simpson, D. D., & Broome, K. M. (1998). Effects of readiness for drug abuse treatment on client retention and assessment of process. Addiction, 93(8), 1177-1190. [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Dansereau, D. F., Pitre, U., & Simpson, D. D. (1997). Effectiveness of node-link mapping enhanced counseling for opiate addicts: A 12-month posttreatment follow-up. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 185(5), 306-313.  [Abstract]

Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Rowan-Szal, G. A., & Greener, J. M. (1997). Drug abuse treatment process components that improve retention. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 14(6), 565-572.  [Abstract]