Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Dr. Abrantes' research is focused on the development and testing of novel interventions for decreasing relapse risk among individuals with alcohol and other drug use disorders, including nicotine dependence. Her current projects include the use of text messaging, the development of smartphone apps, neurostimulation (e.g., tDCS), and EMA/EMI approaches.  In addition, Dr. Abrantes also conducts research in the area of physical activity promotion for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. This research includes the testing of Fitbit-supported lifestyle physical activity, physical activity apps, and peer-facilitated approaches.

Brown Affiliations