Dr. Blevins joined the Brown faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the staff at Butler Hospital as a research psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine and Addictions Research Group in 2016 where she continues to pursue her research interests in developing effective, technology-supported brief interventions for addictive behaviors. Her current work is focused on treating substance use disorders through the use of physical activity-supported interventions, medication-assisted therapy, and through targeting underlyingmotives for substance use. Dr. Blevins recently received a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism focusing on utilizing technology to promote adherence to medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use (R34 AA026452-01A1). Additionally, Dr. Blevins received a grant from Advance-Clinical Translationl Research to evaluate an in-the-moment, technology-based intervention for young adults leaving psychiatric care who drink alcohol to cope with their negative affect (U54GM115677).
Dr. Blevins graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology and criminology from North Carolina State University in 2010, where she was elected to the university’s honor society. Following her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Blevins completed post-baccalaureate research at Duke University where she studied the impact of drug treatment courts on recidivism. Dr. Blevins received a MS in clinical psychology in 2013 from Virginia Tech where she also stayed on to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. During her time at Virginia Tech, Dr. Blevins research focused on the impact of brief interventions on decreasing substance use in adolescents and adults. Dr. Blevins received a grant from the Virginia Tech’s Graduate Research Development Program to fund her dissertation on a novel, brief personalized feedback coping intervention for alcohol use among college students. She has previously held a research appointment at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. Dr. Blevins completed her residency in the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program under the mentorship of Dr. Ana Abrantes and received her PhD in 2016.
Abrantes, A.M., Blevins, C.E., Lindsay, C., Battle, C.L., Buman, M., Agu, E., & Stein, M.D.
Formative work in the development of a tailored physical activity smartphone app for patients with alcohol use disorders.
Psychology of Sports and Exercise. 2018;
Blevins, C.E., Rawat, N., & Stein, M.D
Gaps in the substance use disorder treatment referral process: Provider perceptions..
Journal of addiction medicine. 2018;
Blevins, C.E., Abrantes, A.M., Anderson, B.J., Caviness, C.M., Herman, D.S., & Stein, M.D.
Identity as a cannabis user is related to problematic patterns of consumption among emerging adults. .
Addictive behaviors. 2018;
|Blevins CE, Abrantes AM, Anderson BJ, Caviness CM, Herman DS, Stein MD Identity as a cannabis user is related to problematic patterns of consumption among emerging adults.. Addictive behaviors. 2018; 79 : 138-143.|
Blevins, C. E., Abrantes, A. M., Kurth, M. E., Gordon, A.L., & Stein, M. D.
Quality of life and well-being after discharge from opiate treatment..
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 2018;
Abrantes, A.M., Blevins, C.E., Rapoport, M.A., Battle, C.L., Read, J.P., & Stein, M.D
The use of Fitbit to support a lifestyle physical activity intervention: Getting depressed women in early alcohol recovery moving.
|Blevins, Claire E., Lash, Steven J., Abrantes, Ana M. Adapting substance use motives measures for a clinical population of opiate, alcohol, and stimulant users. Addiction Research & Theory/Addiction Research & Theory. 2017; : 1-8.|
Alcohol treatment outcomes following discharge from a partial hospital program.
Journal of Substance Use. 2017;
|Metzger, Isha W., Blevins, Claire, Calhoun, Casey D., Ritchwood, Tiarney D., Gilmore, Amanda K., Stewart, Regan, Bountress, Kaitlin E. An examination of the impact of maladaptive coping on the association between stressor type and alcohol use in college. Journal of American College Health/Journal of American College Health. 2017; : 1-8.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Rapoport, Marie A., Battle, Cynthia L., Stein, Michael D., Abrantes, Ana M. Changes in coping, autonomous motivation, and beliefs about exercise among women in early recovery from alcohol participating in a lifestyle physical activity intervention. Mental Health and Physical Activity/Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2017;|
|Blevins, Claire E., Walker, Denise D., Stephens, Robert S., Banes, Kelsey E., Roffman, Roger A. Changing social norms: The impact of normative feedback included in motivational enhancement therapy on cannabis outcomes among heavy-using adolescents. Addictive Behaviors/Addictive behaviors. 2017;|
|Abrantes AM, Blevins CE, Battle CL, Read JP, Gordon AL, Stein MD Developing a Fitbit-supported lifestyle physical activity intervention for depressed alcohol dependent women.. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2017; 80 : 88-97.|
Knowledge, past use, and willingness to start medication-assisted treatment among persons undergoing alcohol detoxification.
The American Journal on Addictions. 2017; 26 (2) : 118-121.
|Stein MD, Flori JN, Blevins CE, Conti MT, Anderson BJ, Bailey GL Knowledge, past use, and willingness to start medication-assisted treatment among persons undergoing alcohol detoxification.. Am J Addict. 2017; 26 (2) : 118-121.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Abrantes, Ana M., Stephens, Robert S. The relationship between situational determinants of use and drinking motives. Addiction Research & Theory/Addiction Research & Theory. 2017; : 1-7.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Banes, Kelsey E., Stephens, Robert S., Walker, Denise D., Roffman, Roger A. A preliminary evaluation of synthetic cannabinoid use among adolescent cannabis users: Characteristics and treatment outcomes. Addictive behaviors. 2016; 63 : 114-119.|
|Walker, Denise D., Stephens, Robert S., Blevins, Claire E., Banes, Kelsey E., Matthews, Lauren, Roffman, Roger A. Augmenting brief interventions for adolescent marijuana users: The impact of motivational check-ins.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2016; 84 (11) : 983-992.|
Walker, D. D., Blevins, C. E., Matthews, L., Banes, K.E., Towe, S. L., & Stephens, R. S.
Can continued check-ups following treatment for cannabis dependence improve outcomes? .
Counselor. 2016; 17 : 56-61.
|Blevins, Claire E., Banes, Kelsey E., Stephens, Robert S., Walker, Denise D., Roffman, Roger A. Change in motives among frequent cannabis-using adolescents: Predicting treatment outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2016; 167 : 175-181.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Abrantes, Ana M., Stephens, Robert S. Motivational pathways from antecedents of alcohol use to consequences: a structural model of using alcohol to cope with negative affect. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 2016; 42 (4) : 395-403.|
|Blevins CE, Banes KE, Stephens RS, Walker DD, Roffman RA Motives for marijuana use among heavy-using high school students: An analysis of structure and utility of the Comprehensive Marijuana Motives Questionnaire.. Addictive behaviors. 2016; 57 : 42-7.|
|Blevins CE, Stephens R, Abrantes AM Motives for Prescription Stimulant Misuse in a College Sample: Characteristics of Users, Perception of Risk, and Consequences of Use.. Substance Use & Misuse. 2016; : 1-7.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Stephens, Robert S. The impact of motives-related feedback on drinking to cope among college students. Addictive behaviors. 2016; 58 : 68-73.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Banes, Kelsey E., Walker, Denise D., Stephens, Robert S., Roffman, Roger A. The relationship between general causality orientation and treatment outcome among marijuana-dependent adults. Addictive behaviors. 2016; 53 : 196-200.|
|Blevins CE, Farris SG, Brown RA, Strong DR, Abrantes AM The Role of Self-Efficacy, Adaptive Coping, and Smoking Urges in Long-Term Cessation Outcomes.. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment. 2016; 15 (4) : 183-189.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Wusik, Michael F., Sullivan, Connor P., Jones, Russell T., Hughes, Michael Do Negative Changes in Worldview Mediate Links Between Mass Trauma and Reckless Behavior? A Longitudinal Exploratory Study. Community Ment Health J. 2015; 52 (1) : 10-17.|
|Banes, Kelsey E., Stephens, Robert S., Blevins, Claire E., Walker, Denise D., Roffman, Roger A. Changing motives for use: Outcomes from a cognitive-behavioral intervention for marijuana-dependent adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2014; 139 : 41-46.|
|Blevins, Claire E., Stephens, Robert S., Walker, Denise D., Roffman, Roger A. Situational determinants of use and treatment outcomes in marijuana dependent adults. Addictive behaviors. 2014; 39 (3) : 546-552.|
|Sloan, Frank A., Platt, Alyssa C., Chepke, Lindsey M., Blevins, Claire E. Deterring domestic violence: Do criminal sanctions reduce repeat offenses?. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 2013; 46 (1) : 51-80.|
|Sloan FA, Gifford EJ, Eldred LM, Acquah KF, Blevins CE Do specialty courts achieve better outcomes for children in foster care than general courts?. Evaluation Review. 2013; 37 (1) : 3-34.|
U54GM115677 (Blevins/Abrantes) 05/01/2018-04/30/2019
The development of a personalized, real-time intervention for substance-using emerging adults leaving psychiatric partial hospitalization
Role: Principal Investigator
R34AA024038-01 (Abrantes) 07/01/2015-06/31/2018
Technology-supported physical activity intervention for depressed alcoholic women
R21AA024295-01A1 (Abrantes) 05/01/2016-04/30/2018
A Tailored Physical Activity Smartphone App for Patients with Alcohol Dependence
R01AA023726 (Stein/Pinkston) 9/20/14-6/30/19
Comparing Brief Alcohol Interventions For HIV-HCV Co-infected Persons
R01AA020509 (Stein) 09/15/11-08/31/17 (NCE)
Reducing STIs in Emerging Adults Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana
|Abrantes, Ana||Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)|
|Stein, Michael||Adjunct Professor of Medicine|
|Licensed Clinical Psychologist||State of Rhode Island||2018-||#PS01678|
|Research Psychologist. Butler Hospital, Behavioral Medicine and Addictions Research 2016-2022|