Behavioral Diagnostics

Behavioral Diagnostics Behavioral Diagnostics develops cutting-edge diagnostic tools and epigenetic methods to accurately assess smoking and alcohol consumption levels

We help insurers, employers, lawyers, and researchers obtain accurate results regarding smoking and alcohol consumption to eliminate the possibility of errors in self-reporting.

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When it comes to determining #smoking and #alcohol consumption status, it can be tempting to simply rely on self-reporte...
07/29/2021

When it comes to determining #smoking and #alcohol consumption status, it can be tempting to simply rely on self-reported data. But, for a variety of reasons, this method isn't accurate. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Still-Relying-on-Self-Reported-Data-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=jNM0qcRMdio

When it comes to determining #smoking and #alcohol consumption status, it can be tempting to simply rely on self-reported data. But, for a variety of reasons, this method isn't accurate. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Still-Relying-on-Self-Reported-Data-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=jNM0qcRMdio

Did you know? Our Smoke Signature test accurately determines the exact number of #ci******es consumed for a period of 60...
07/14/2021

Did you know? Our Smoke Signature test accurately determines the exact number of #ci******es consumed for a period of 60 days or longer prior to testing. #smoking https://bdmethylation.com/smoking/

Did you know? Our Smoke Signature test accurately determines the exact number of #ci******es consumed for a period of 60 days or longer prior to testing. #smoking https://bdmethylation.com/smoking/

While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable benefits when measuring the effects of #s...
07/08/2021

While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable benefits when measuring the effects of #smoking on DNA methylation in white blood cells https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Is-Saliva-Specimen-Testing-a-Better-Approach-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=Baad8xcG96c

While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable benefits when measuring the effects of #smoking on DNA methylation in white blood cells https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Is-Saliva-Specimen-Testing-a-Better-Approach-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=Baad8xcG96c

Specimen collection: saliva or blood? While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable ben...
07/01/2021

Specimen collection: saliva or blood? While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable benefits when assessing #smoking and #alcohol consumption.
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Is-Saliva-Specimen-Testing-a-Better-Approach-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=Baad8xcG96c

Specimen collection: saliva or blood? While both are viable options, saliva specimen collection offers a few notable benefits when assessing #smoking and #alcohol consumption.
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Is-Saliva-Specimen-Testing-a-Better-Approach-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=Baad8xcG96c

Our CEO, Robert Philibert, recently spoke with BioTechniques to discuss the new Behavioral Diagnostics digital PCR tests...
06/23/2021

Our CEO, Robert Philibert, recently spoke with BioTechniques to discuss the new Behavioral Diagnostics digital PCR tests for addiction. Read more!

Our CEO, Robert Philibert, recently spoke with BioTechniques to discuss the new Behavioral Diagnostics digital PCR tests for addiction. Read more!

Find out how M Financial Group used our tests to set accurate life insurance premiums for clients https://secureservercd...
06/18/2021

Find out how M Financial Group used our tests to set accurate life insurance premiums for clientshttps://secureservercdn.net/50.62.89.111/f3n.c06.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/insurance-case-study.pdf

Find out how M Financial Group used our tests to set accurate life insurance premiums for clientshttps://secureservercdn.net/50.62.89.111/f3n.c06.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/insurance-case-study.pdf

Did you know? Last year, Florida enacted a bill that prohibits Florida life insurance companies from adjusting premium r...
05/28/2021

Did you know? Last year, Florida enacted a bill that prohibits Florida life insurance companies from adjusting premium rates or canceling, limiting, or denying coverage based on genetic information. Here's what you need to know ...
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Florida-Law-Restricts-Use-of-Genetic-Information-for-Life-Insurers.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=NIIcOGBwsME

Did you know? Last year, Florida enacted a bill that prohibits Florida life insurance companies from adjusting premium rates or canceling, limiting, or denying coverage based on genetic information. Here's what you need to know ...
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Florida-Law-Restricts-Use-of-Genetic-Information-for-Life-Insurers.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=NIIcOGBwsME

A more timely way to help people stop #drinking and #smoking https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/special-report-blood-breakt...
05/19/2021
SPECIAL REPORT: A single drop of blood reveals more about you

A more timely way to help people stop #drinking and #smoking https://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/special-report-blood-breakthrough?fbclid=IwAR3Il42F_R8ytyrhYD0nJ21YQW0Kkef3ox9_6vg8PQEntoadQvXrxwi2gQM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking ci******es causes one of every five deaths in the United States every year, cutting the average smoker's life short by at least ten ears. Excessive drinking kills about one in every ten a

More new research from our corner of the world: Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms by which smoking influe...
05/05/2021

More new research from our corner of the world: Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms by which smoking influences variation in the GPR15+ helper T cell subpopulation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32019074/

More new research from our corner of the world: Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms by which smoking influences variation in the GPR15+ helper T cell subpopulation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32019074/

In this recent On The Risk / OTR article, we look at innovative #epigenetic smoking tests that use existing lab technolo...
04/29/2021

In this recent On The Risk / OTR article, we look at innovative #epigenetic smoking tests that use existing lab technology in a 21st-century way to support new underwriting and research methods
https://files.constantcontact.com/69b1e69a601/2b7fbb12-3388-4afa-9dad-319384c366b1.pdf

In this recent On The Risk / OTR article, we look at innovative #epigenetic smoking tests that use existing lab technology in a 21st-century way to support new underwriting and research methods
https://files.constantcontact.com/69b1e69a601/2b7fbb12-3388-4afa-9dad-319384c366b1.pdf

Can DNA #methylation can be used to verify smoking cessation? We did the research to find out. Learn what we uncovered ....
04/22/2021

Can DNA #methylation can be used to verify smoking cessation? We did the research to find out. Learn what we uncovered ...
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/New-Research--A-Potential-Tool-for-Incentivizing-Healthy-Aging.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=t5GYkcFDvLY

Can DNA #methylation can be used to verify smoking cessation? We did the research to find out. Learn what we uncovered ...
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/New-Research--A-Potential-Tool-for-Incentivizing-Healthy-Aging.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=t5GYkcFDvLY

Most current testing methods can't distinguish between traditional ci******es and e-ci******es. Here's why they miss the...
03/30/2021

Most current testing methods can't distinguish between traditional ci******es and e-ci******es. Here's why they miss the mark ... https://myemail.constantcontact.com/How-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-smoking-and-vaping-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=fyHxnYTAh18&fbclid=IwAR1UvDwfzZMJX8ZV5UMMMPGatkNDv1A_8JBc37JVZg4vexiVqJI0nqBh4Fs

Most current testing methods can't distinguish between traditional ci******es and e-ci******es. Here's why they miss the mark ... https://myemail.constantcontact.com/How-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-smoking-and-vaping-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=fyHxnYTAh18&fbclid=IwAR1UvDwfzZMJX8ZV5UMMMPGatkNDv1A_8JBc37JVZg4vexiVqJI0nqBh4Fs

Take a step inside our laboratories to learn about our leading-edge #technology when it comes to quantifying #smoking an...
03/24/2021
Use Epigenetics to Help Fight Addiction | IBI Scientific

Take a step inside our laboratories to learn about our leading-edge #technology when it comes to quantifying #smoking and #alcohol consumption

Join us as we step inside the laboratories of Behavioral Diagnostics at the University of Iowa to learn about a leading-edge technology with Dr. Robert Phili...

Relying on self-reported data when it comes to quantifying #smoking and #alcohol consumption isn't that bad ... right? h...
03/18/2021

Relying on self-reported data when it comes to quantifying #smoking and #alcohol consumption isn't that bad ... right? https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Still-Relying-on-Self-Reported-Data-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=jNM0qcRMdio&fbclid=IwAR2gCAroh4o87tXCYfePJa10HIUpECzXUWLWuBXcaoiqSzMre2KZesr49BY

Relying on self-reported data when it comes to quantifying #smoking and #alcohol consumption isn't that bad ... right? https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Still-Relying-on-Self-Reported-Data-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=jNM0qcRMdio&fbclid=IwAR2gCAroh4o87tXCYfePJa10HIUpECzXUWLWuBXcaoiqSzMre2KZesr49BY

Meet the science behind our tests! They detect subtle (and not-so-subtle!) effects of smoking and alcohol on DNA methyla...
03/10/2021
Meet the State-of-the-Art Science Behind Our Tests

Meet the science behind our tests! They detect subtle (and not-so-subtle!) effects of smoking and alcohol on DNA methylation in white blood cells.

Detect subtle (and not-so-subtle!) effects of smoking and alcohol on DNA methylation in white blood cells Meet the State-of-the-Art Science Behind Our Smoking and Alcohol Tests State-of-the-art tests

Check out some of our most impactful and important #research from the past year ... led by our CEO and  principal founde...
02/24/2021
A 2020 Recap of Insightful Research from Behavioral Diagnostics

Check out some of our most impactful and important #research from the past year ... led by our CEO and principal founder/partner

Studying the impacts of drugs and alcohol on white blood cells As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our most impactful and important research from the past year This research informs t

Our latest contribution to On The Risk / OTR​: We look closely at the differences between two methods for measuring #DNA...
02/18/2021

Our latest contribution to On The Risk / OTR​: We look closely at the differences between two methods for measuring #DNA methylation and how they may affect #underwriting https://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Regulatory-Landscape-of-Epigenetics.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=2Adjwq61uBw

Our latest contribution to On The Risk / OTR​: We look closely at the differences between two methods for measuring #DNA methylation and how they may affect #underwriting https://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Regulatory-Landscape-of-Epigenetics.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=2Adjwq61uBw

We may use advanced #epigenetic science to accurately quantify cigarette and alcohol consumption, but our test results r...
02/11/2021
A Close-Up Look at Our Smoking Test Reports

We may use advanced #epigenetic science to accurately quantify cigarette and alcohol consumption, but our test results remain simple and easy to read. Take a look!

See what the results from Smoke Signature look like Reading Smoke Signature® Reports While we use advanced epigenetic science to accurately quantify cigarette and alcohol consumption, our test results

After discovering that cells are changed by the effects of #smoking and #alcohol consumption, we created tests that work...
01/15/2021
UI professors commercialize years of addiction research

After discovering that cells are changed by the effects of #smoking and #alcohol consumption, we created tests that work differently: They measure consumption over time for a more accurate picture.

Two businesses are measuring addiction and looking at its effects with as little as one drop of blood. UI psychiatry Professor and CEO of Behavioral Diagnostics Robert Philibert has spent decades studying the epigenetic effects stemming from substance abuse, which was uncharted territory at the time...

Can digital PCR (#dPCR) address the high error rates seen with quantitative #PCRtest? What does this mean for your #rese...
01/07/2021
What Can dPCR Do for Your Research?

Can digital PCR (#dPCR) address the high error rates seen with quantitative #PCRtest? What does this mean for your #research? We explore the idea here!

PCR is at the heart of many diagnostic technologies, but one inescapable fact has limited the use of the technology Can digital PCR (dPCR) address the high error rates seen with quantitative PCR? What

#Insurers, do you subscribe to On the Risk magazine? If so, check out the latest issue. We share our thoughts on the reg...
12/22/2020

#Insurers, do you subscribe to On the Risk magazine? If so, check out the latest issue. We share our thoughts on the regulatory landscape of #epigenetics. https://ontherisk.com/

If you're responsible for collecting #smoking and #alcohol test results, follow these tips to make the process faster, e...
12/17/2020
Cigarette & Alcohol Consumption Testing: 6 Best Practices for 2021

If you're responsible for collecting #smoking and #alcohol test results, follow these tips to make the process faster, easier, and more reliable next year

Follow these tips to make the process faster, easier, and more reliable next year 6 Best Practices for 2021 Cigarette & Alcohol Consumption Testing If you're responsible for collecting smoking and alc

This summer, Florida enacted House Bill 1189, which prohibits life insurance companies from canceling, limiting, or deny...
12/09/2020
Florida Insurers Can't Use Genetic Information: Are Epigenetic Tests Still Allowed?

This summer, Florida enacted House Bill 1189, which prohibits life insurance companies from canceling, limiting, or denying coverage – or adjusting premium rates – based on genetic information. Insurers, here's what you need to know ...

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Florida-Insurers-Can-t-Use-Genetic-Information--Are-Epigenetic-Tests-Still-Allowed-.html?soid=1128123997078&aid=q7fnMwmfv64

What you need to know about House Bill 1189 Did you know? This summer, Florida enacted House Bill 1189. It prohibits life insurance companies from canceling, limiting, or denying coverage – or adjusti

More new research from our corner of the world: Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms by which smoking influe...
12/03/2020

More new research from our corner of the world: Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms by which smoking influences variation in the GPR15+ helper T cell subpopulation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32019074/

When it comes to relying on #CDT tests to determine alcohol consumption, find out why Rodger Hergenrader, VP and chief u...
11/25/2020

When it comes to relying on #CDT tests to determine alcohol consumption, find out why Rodger Hergenrader, VP and chief underwriter at M Financial Group, is always a little bit leery ... https://bdmethylation.com/case-studies/

At an ASHG - American Society of Human Genetics event earlier this year, Rob Philibert, our CEO discusses the problem wi...
11/18/2020
Robert Philibert on a digital PCR test for addiction - BioTechniques

At an ASHG - American Society of Human Genetics event earlier this year, Rob Philibert, our CEO discusses the problem with self-reporting when it comes to #alcohol or #cigarette addiction - and what can be done about it.

Addiction can be a difficult thing to quantitate. Here Robert Philibert, CEO of Behavioral Diagnostics, discusses the new digital PCR test that can monitor DNA methylation patterns to provide an accurate indication of a patient’s alcohol and cigarette use, allowing physicians to take the self-repo...

Diagnosing cigarette and alcohol addiction currently relies heavily on self-reporting, which is proven to be unreliable....
11/12/2020
UI professors commercialize years of addiction research

Diagnosing cigarette and alcohol addiction currently relies heavily on self-reporting, which is proven to be unreliable. Our technique allows addiction to be quantitatively measured over time.

Two businesses are measuring addiction and looking at its effects with as little as one drop of blood. UI psychiatry Professor and CEO of Behavioral Diagnostics Robert Philibert has spent decades studying the epigenetic effects stemming from substance abuse, which was uncharted territory at the time...

11/06/2020
IBI Scientific

Take a peek inside our laboratories and watch this quick Q&A with our CEO and Founder/Partner Dr. Robert Philibert to learn more about our tests and how they're different. Thanks, IBI Scientific, for sharing this video! 👇👇👇

Join us as we step inside the laboratories of Behavioral Diagnostics at the University of Iowa to learn about a leading-edge technology with Dr. Robert Philabert, M.D., Ph.D.

IBI Scientific is proud to partner with Behavioral Diagnostics to help deliver this remarkable product.

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When it comes to admitting how much they #smoke or drink, people aren’t always the most truthful ...
11/03/2020
No fooling new DNA test on smoking, alcohol

When it comes to admitting how much they #smoke or drink, people aren’t always the most truthful ...

CORALVILLE - When it comes to admitting how much they smoke or drink, people aren't always the most truthful.

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Behavioral Diagnostics develops tools for researchers, clinicians, insurers, attorneys, and employers to use as they diagnose and manage substance use and substance-use-related disorders.

The company was founded in 2009 to share the set of epigenetic discoveries made by Dr. Rob Philibert, a physician-scientist who investigates the biological basis for neuropsychiatric illness, and Dr. Anup Madan, a geneticist with extensive ties to the bio-entrepreneurial community.

Working together, they discovered and published groundbreaking papers demonstrating that substance use is associated with stable epigenetic DNA changes. The findings suggest that substance use initiates critical changes in cellular properties, which leads to certain illnesses. This discovery is revolutionary, flying in the face of work from other researchers, which indicates that vulnerability to complex behavioral disorders is secondary to genetic factors.

A powerful team at Behavioral Diagnostics works together to translate scientific findings into usable technology for researchers, clinicians, and parents.

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