Kristina M. Jackson Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)

Kristina M. Jackson received her graduate training (PhD in 1997) in applied social psychology at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on quantitative methods and their application to health-related behaviors through analysis of both epidemiological and experimental intervention data. Upon graduation, she took a position as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and as a Research Assistant Professor thereafter. Dr. Jackson joined the faculty at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in 2005.

Dr. Jackson has expertise in the developmental course of alcohol use in late adolescence and young adulthood. She currently holds a five-year R01 grant from NIAAA to examine the initiation of alcohol use and progression through early drinking milestones among middle schoolers, with particular focus on the contextual influences on these important transitions. She has been funded by NIAAA to examine the methodological factors that are critical to characterizing the developmental course of alcohol involvement and to explore the relations between alcohol use, tobacco use, mood, and stress using daily process data. Dr. Jackson is the 2004 recipient of the Young Investigator's award from the Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam and is the 2006 recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Apodaca, T. R., Jackson, K. M., Borsari, B. E., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R. L., Mastroleo, N. R., & Barnett, N. B. (in press). Which individual therapist behaviors elicit client change talk and sustain talk in motivational interviewing? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. [PubMed - in process]

Littlefield, A. K., Stevens, A. K., Ellingson, J. M., King, K. M., & Jackson, K. M. (in press).  Changes in negative urgency, positive urgency, and sensation seeking across adolescence. Personality and Individual Differences. [PubMed - in process]

Merrill, J. E., Martin, S., Abar, C., & Jackson, K. M. (in press). Trajectories and correlates of reasons for abstaining or limiting drinking during adolescence. Addictive Behaviors. [PubMed - in process]

McClure, A. C., Tanski, S. E., Li, Z., Jackson, K., Morgenstern, M., Li, Z., & Sargent, J. D. (in press). Internet alcohol advertising and underage alcohol use. Pediatrics. [PubMed - in process]

Abar, C.C., Jackson, K.M., Colby, S.M., & Barnett, N.P. (2015). Discrepancies between parent and child reports of parental monitoring and their relationship to adolescent alcohol-related behaviors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1688–1701. PMID: 24964878

Burdzovic Andreas, J. & Jackson, K. M. (2015). Examination of changes in adolescent drinking before and after the high school transition in a nationally representative dataset. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 1034–1041. PMID: 25939277

Jackson, K. M., Barnett, N. P., Colby, S. M., & Rogers, M. L. (2015). The prospective association between sipping alcohol by the 6th grade and later substance use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 212-221. PMID: 25785796

Jackson, K. M., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., & Abar, C. C. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of sipping alcohol in a prospective middle school sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29, 766-778. PMID: 25938631

Madkour, A. S., Jackson, K., Wang, H., Miles, T., Mather, F., & Shankar, A. (2015). Perceived discrimination and heavy episodic drinking among African American youth: Differences by age and reason for discrimination. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57, 530-536. [PubMed - in process] 

Marceau, K., Abar, C. C., & Jackson, K. M. (2015). Parental knowledge is a contextual amplifier of associations of pubertal maturation and substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1720-1734. PMID: 26208832

Primack, B. A., Colditz, J. B., Pang, K., & Jackson, K. M. (2015). Portrayal of alcohol intoxication. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 496-503. PMID: 25703135

Roberts, M. E., Jackson, K. M., & Colby, S. M. (2015). What predicts early smoking milestones? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76, 256–266. PMID: 25785801

Tanski, S. E., McClure, A. C., Li, Z., Jackson, K. Morgenstern, M., Li, Z., & Sargent, J. D. (2015). Cued-recall of television alcohol marketing and underage/young adult drinking behavior. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 264-271. PMID: 25599526

Wood, P. K., Steinley, D., & Jackson, K. M. (2015). Right-sizing statistical models for longitudinal data. Psychological Methods, 20, 470-488. PMID: 26237507

Abar, C. C., Jackson, K. M., Colby, S. M., & Barnett, N. P. (2014). Common and unique parenting predictors of adolescent tobacco and alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1528-32. PMID: 24976458

Abar, C., Jackson, K. M., & Wood, M. D. (2014). Reciprocal relations between parental knowledge and adolescent substance use and delinquency:  The moderating role of parent-teen relationship quality. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2176-2187. PMID: 25046124

Apodaca, T. R., Borsari, B. E., Jackson, K. M., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R. L., Mastroleo, N. R., & Barnett, N. B. (2014). Sustain talk predicts poorer outcomes among mandated college student drinkers receiving a brief motivational intervention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 631-638. PMID: 25222170

Borsari, B., Apodaca, T. R., Jackson, K. M., Mastroleo, N. R., Magill, M., Barnett, N. P., & Carey, K. B. (2014). In-session processes of brief motivational interventions in two trials with mandated college students. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Online First Publication, August 11, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037635  PMID: 25111429

Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K., Wood, P. K., Steinley, D., Grant, J. D., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Towards the characterization and validation of alcohol use disorder subtypes:  Integrating consumption and symptom data. Psychological Medicine, 44, 143-160. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291713000573. [PubMed - in process]

Jackson, K. M., Roberts, M. E., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P., Abar, C. C., & Merrill, J. E. (2014). Willingness to drink as a function of friend and peer norms. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 404-414. PMC4002854

Vergés, A., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K., Trull, T. J., Lane, S. P., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Personality disorders and the persistence of substance use disorders: A reanalysis of published NESARC findings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 809-820. PMID: 25314264

Vergés, A., Kushner, M. G., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K., Trull, T. J., Lane, S. P., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Personality disorders and the persistence of anxiety disorders: Evidence of a time-of-measurement effect in NESARC. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 178-186. PMID: 24211148

Wardell, J. D., Rogers, M., Simms, L. J., Jackson, K. M. & Read, J. P. (2014). Should we trust data from web-based surveys of substance use? A longitudinal investigation of inconsistent response styles in college and middle school students. Assessment, 21, 427-442. PMID: 24092819

Apodaca, T.R., Magill, M., Longabaugh, R., Jackson, K.M., & Monti, P.M. (2013). Effect of a significant other on client change talk in motivational interviewing. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 35-46. PMID:23231575 [PubMed - in process]

Jackson, K. M., Rohsenow, D. J., Piasecki, T. M., Howland, J., & Richardson, A. E. (2013). Tobacco smoking’s role in hangover symptoms among university students.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 41-49. PMC3517263

Jackson, K. M., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2013). Alcohol use during the transition from middle school to high school: National panel data on prevalence and moderators. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2147-2158. PMID: 23421801 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Linakis, J. G., Bromberg, J., Baird, J R., Nirenberg, T., Chun, T. H., Mello, M. J., Jackson, K. M., & Spirito, A. (2013). Feasibility and acceptability of a pediatric emergency department (PED) alcohol prevention intervention for young adolescents. Pediatric Emergency Care, 29, 1180-1188. PMID: 24168879

Meier, M. H., Caspi, A., Houts, R., Slutske, W. S., Harrington, H., Jackson, K. M., Belsky, D. W., Poulton, R., & Moffitt, T. E. (2013). Prospective developmental subtypes of alcohol dependence from age 18 to 32 years: Implications for nosology, etiology, and intervention. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 785-800. [PubMed - in process]

Vergés, A., Kushner, M. G., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K., Trull, T. J., Lane, S. P., & Sher, K. J. (2013). Personality disorders and the persistence of anxiety disorders:  Evidence of a time-of-measurement effect in NESARC. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.09.012 [PubMed - in process]

Wood, P. K., & Jackson, K. M. (2013). Escaping the snare of chronological growth and launching a free curve alternative: General deviance as latent growth model. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 739–754. [PubMed - in process]

Littlefield, A., Talley, A. E., & Jackson, K. M. (2012). Coping motives, negative moods, and time-to-drink: Exploring alternative analytic models of coping motives as a moderator of daily mood-drinking covariation. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1371–1376.  PMID: 22867813

Verges, A., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K., Grant, J. D., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., & Sher, K. J. (2012). Deconstructing the age-prevalence curve of alcohol use disorders: Why "maturing out" is only a small piece of the puzzle. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 511-523.

Grant, J. D., Vergés, A., Jackson, K. M., Trull, T. J., Sher, K. J., & Bucholz, K. K. (2012). Age and ethnic differences in the onset, persistence and recurrence of alcohol use disorder. Addiction, 107, 756-765.

Hoeppner, B., Barnett, N. P., Jackson, K., Colby, S. M., Kahler, C. W., Monti, P. M., Read, J. Tevyaw, T., Wood, M. Corriveau, D. & Fingeret, A. (2012). Daily college student drinking patterns across the first year of college. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 613-624.

Witkiewitz, K., Desai, S. A., Steckler, G., Jackson, K. M., Bowen, S., Leigh, B. C., & Larimer, M. E. (2011, September 5). Concurrent drinking and smoking among college students: An event-level analysis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0025363.

Burton, S., Clark, L., & Jackson, K. (2011). The effect of retail tobacco displays on tobacco smoking and purchase. Addiction, 107, 169-175.

Burton, S., Clark, L., Heuler, S., Bollerup, J., & Jackson, K. (2011). Retail tobacco distribution in Australia: Evidence for policy development. Australasian Marketing Journal, 19, 168-173.

Sher, K. J., Jackson, K. M., & Steinley, D. (2011). Alcohol use trajectories and the ubiquitous cat's cradle: Cause for concern? Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0021813

Hoeppner, B. B., Kahler, C. W., & Jackson, K. M. (2011). An item response model analysis of alcohol dependence and consumption in treatment-seeking adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 115, 196-204.

Hustad, J. T. P., Barnett, N. P., Borsari, B., & Jackson, K. M. (2010). Web-Based Alcohol Prevention for Incoming College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 183-189.

Jackson, K. M., Colby, S. M., & Sher, K. J. (2010). Daily patterns of conjoint drinking and smoking in college student smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 424-435.

Jackson, K. M. (2010). Progression through early drinking milestones in an adolescent treatment sample. Addiction, 105, 438-449.

Hoeppner, B. B., Barnett, N. P., Stout, R., & Jackson, K. M. (2010). How good is fine-grained Timeline Follow-back data? Comparing 30-day TLFB and repeated 7-day TLFB alcohol consumption reports on the person and daily level. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1138-1143.

Kahler, C. W., Hoeppner, B. B., & Jackson, K. M. (2009). A Rasch model analysis of alcohol consumption and problems across adolescence and young adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 663-673.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2008). Conjoint developmental trajectories of young adult substance use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 32, 723-737.

Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2008). Comparison of longitudinal phenotypes based on alternate heavy drinking cut scores: A systematic comparison of trajectory approaches III. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 198-209.

Jackson, K. M. (2008). Heavy episodic drinking: Determining the predictive utility of five or more drinks. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 68-77.

Parra, G. R., Sher, K. J., Krull, J. L., & Jackson, K. M. (2007). Frequency of heavy drinking and perceived peer alcohol involvement: comparison of influence and selection mechanisms from a developmental perspective. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2211-2225.

Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2006) Comparison of longitudinal phenotypes based on number and timing of assessments: A systematic comparison of trajectory approaches II. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 373-384.

Jackson, K. M., O'Neill, S. E., & Sher, K. J. (2006). Characterizing alcohol dependence: Transitions during young and middle adulthood. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 14, 228-244.

Gogineni, A., King, S., Jackson, K., Kramer, J., Bucholz, K., Chan, G., Iacono, W., Kuperman, S., Larkins, J.M., Longabaugh, R., McGue, M., Polgreen, L., Sher, K.J., Stout, R., Strong, D., & Woolard, R. (2006). Female Offspring of Alcoholics: Recent Findings on Alcoholism and Psychopathology Risks. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30, 377-387.

Jackson, K. M., & Aiken, L. S. (2006). Evaluation of a multi-component appearance-based sun-protective intervention for young women: Uncovering the mechanisms of program efficacy. Health Psychology, 25, 34-46.

Piasecki, T. M., Sher, K. J., Slutske, W. S., & Jackson, K. M. (2005). Hangover frequency and risk for alcohol use disorders: Evidence from a longitudinal high-risk study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 223-234.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2005). Conjoint developmental trajectories of young adult alcohol and tobacco use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 612-626.

Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2005). Similarities and differences of longitudinal phenotypes across alternate indices of alcohol involvement: a methodologic comparison of trajectory approaches. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19, 339-351.

Chung, T. A., Maisto, S. A., Cornelius, J. A., Martin, C. S. & Jackson, K. M. (2005). Joint trajectory analysis of treated adolescents' alcohol use and symptoms over 1 year. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 1690-1701.

White, H. R., & Jackson, K. M. (2004-2005). Social and psychological influences on emerging adult drinking behavior. Alcohol, Research, and Health, 28, 182-190.

Vungkhanching, M., Sher, K. J., Jackson, K. M., & Parra, G. R. (2004). Relation of attachment style to family history of alcoholism and alcohol use disorders in early adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 75, 47-53.

Faden, V. B., Day, N. L., Windle, M., Windle, R., Grube, J. W., Molina, B. S. G., Pelham, W. E., Gnagy, E. M., Wilson, T. K., Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2004). Collecting longitudinal data through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood: Methodological challenges. Alcohol and Clinical Experimental Research, 28, 330-340.

Bagge, C., Nickell, A., Stepp, S., Durrett, C., Jackson, K. & Trull, T. J. (2004). Borderline personality disorder features predict negative outcomes two years later. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 279-288.

O'Neill, S. E., Sher, K. J., Jackson, K. M., & Wood, P. K. (2003). Assessing the dimensionality of alcohol dependence in a general population sample: Lifetime vs. past-year symptomatology. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64, 495-499.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., Wood, P. K. & Bucholz, K. K. (2003). Alcohol and tobacco use disorders in a general population: Short-term and long-term associations from the St. Louis ECA Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 71, 239-253.

Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2003). Alcohol use disorders and psychological distress: A prospective state-trait analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 599-613.

Slutske, W. S., Jackson, K. M., & Sher, K. J. (2003). The natural history of problem gambling from age 18 to 29. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 263-274.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., Cooper, M. L., & Wood, P. K. (2002). Adolescent alcohol and tobacco use: Onset, persistence, and trajectories of use across two samples. Addiction, 97, 517-531.

Jackson, K. M., & Trull, T. J. (2001). The factor structure of the Personality Assessment Inventory-Borderline Features (PAI-BOR) Scale. Journal of Personality Disorders, 15, 536-545.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., Gotham, H. J. & Wood, P. K. (2001). Transitioning into and out of large-effect drinking in young adulthood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, 378-391.

Cooper, H., Jackson, K. M., Nye, B., & Lindsay J. J. (2001). A model of homework's influence on the performance evaulations of elementary school students. The Journal of Experimental Education, 69, 181-199.

Moon, D. G., Jackson, K., & Hecht, M. L. (2000). Family risk and resiliency factors, substance use, and the drug resistance in adolescence. Journal of Drug Education, 30, 373-398.

Marsiglia, F. F., Holleran, L., & Jackson, K. (2000). Assessing the impact of external resources on school-based substance abuse prevention programs. Social Work in Education, 22, 145-161.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., & Wood, P. K. (2000). Prospective analysis of comorbidity: Tobacco and alcohol use disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 679-694.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., & Wood, P. K. (2000). Trajectories of conjoint substance use disorders: A developmental, typological approach to comorbidity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 24, 902-913.

Jackson, K. M., & Aiken, L. S. (2000). A psychosocial model of sun-protection and sunbathing in young women: The impact of health beliefs, attitudes, norms, and self-efficacy for sun-protection. Health Psychology, 19, 469-478.

Aiken, L. S., Jackson, K. M., Castro, F. G., Pero, V. I., & Lapin, A. (2000). Mediators of the linkage from acculturation to mammography screening compliance among urban Hispanic women. Women and Cancer, 2, 4-16.

Moon, D. G., Hecht, M. L., Jackson, K. M., & Spellers, R. E. (1999). Ethnic and gender differences and similarities in adolescent drug use and refusals of drug offers. Substance Use & Misuse, 34, 1059-83.

Aiken, L. S., Jackson, K. M., & Lapin, A. (1998). Mammography screening for women under 50: Women's response to medical controversy and changing practice guidelines. Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy, 4, 169-97.

Dumka, L. E., Stoerzinger, H. D., Jackson, K. M, & Roosa, M. R. (1996). Examination of the Cross-Cultural and cross-language equivalence of the Parenting Self-Agency Measure. Family Relations, 45, 216-222.

Dumka, L. E., Roosa, M. R., & Jackson, K. M. (1996). Risk, conflict, mothers' parenting, and children's adjustment in low-income, Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American families. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 59, 309-323.

Aiken, L. S., & Jackson, K. M. (1996). Mammography benefits for women under 50: A closer look at the controversy. Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy, 2, 235-242.

research overview

• Study the initiation of alcohol use in adolescents
• Characterize developmental course of alcohol use in late adolescence and young adulthood
• Identify critical background and dynamic risk factors and comorbid conditions associated with heavy drinking
• Develop psychosocial models of health behavior
• Apply advanced longitudinal methods to model development
• Examine alcohol-tobacco comorbidity

research statement

Kristina M. Jackson, Ph.D. is a Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University. She received her graduate training in applied social psychology at Arizona State University, with an emphasis on quantitative methods and their application to health-related behaviors through analysis of both epidemiological and experimental intervention data. Upon graduation, she took a position as a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Kenneth J. Sher at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU), where she developed interests in the application of quantitative methods to the study of alcohol use and dependence, the study of alcohol-tobacco comorbidity, and examination of the developmental course of drinking among adolescents and young adults. She continued on at MU as a Research Assistant Professor for the next six years. Dr. Jackson joined the faculty at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University in 2005. In July 2008, she was promoted to Associate Professor (Research).

She has a successful history of obtaining grant funding, including two R21 grants, an R01 grant, an Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF) grant, and a K01 award. She has made substantial contributions to several other grants across multiple funding mechanisms, including R01, R21, R34, P60, K01, and T32 applications. In all, she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than half of them first-authored, has published largely in very high-quality journals, and has authored or co-authored several book and monograph chapters.

Dr. Jackson's productivity and commitment to the alcohol field has been recognized at both the national and international level. In 2004, she received the Young Investigator Award by the Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam (IVO) (awarded biennially). In 2006, she was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA). This prestigious award, which is given on an annual basis, recognizes research excellence by an early-stage researcher in the field.

Dr. Jackson serves on the editorial board of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and is a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for 31 different journals. She has served on numerous NIH Internal Review Committees, and was a standing member of the CSR Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section for five years. She was a member of the Research Priorities Committee and the Program Committee for RSA and served as consultant to the Alcohol Epidemiologic Data System (AEDS) contract by NIAAA.

Dr. Jackson's substantive research area is in the developmental course of alcohol involvement throughout late adolescence and young adulthood. This research was originally motivated by the question of why some individuals continue to drink heavily throughout young adulthood whereas others "mature out." This initial work has now evolved into a broader inquiry of the characteristics of the early drinking career, from initiation and early drinking experiences through the progression to heavier drinking. She is currently funded by NIAAA to examine alcohol involvement in a middle-school sample (R01 AA016838). The overall goal of this study is to identify milestones demarcating drinking stages as well as stage-specific risk factors beginning with first drink and continuing to alcohol problems.

Dr. Jackson also has research interests in examining behaviors comorbid with alcohol use/alcohol use disorders, especially tobacco use and in the analysis of fine-grained process and daily diary data.

funded research

Principal Investigator, "Developmental methodology as applied to research on adolescent alcohol use," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (K02 AA021761) ($701,054 total costs, 2013-2018)

Principal Investigator, "Initiation and Progression through Early Drinking Milestones in Underage Drinkers," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA16838-06)  ($3,200,629 total costs, 2014-2019)  

Co-Investigator (Todd Heatherton & James Sargent, Principal Investigators), "Alcohol Marketing and Underage Drinking," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA021347) ($150,290 Subcontract total costs, 2013-2017). 

Co-Investigator (Marina Tolou-Shams Principal Investigator), "Drug Use and HIV/STI Risk Trajectories in Court-Involved, Non-Incarcerated Youth," National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA034538) ($361,052 Subcontract total costs, 2013-2018)

Principal Investigator, "Initiation and Progression through Early Drinking Milestones in Underage Drinkers," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA16838) ($3,677,696 total costs, 2008-2013)

Co-Investigator (Brian Borsari & Jane Metrik, Principal Investigators), "Marijuana use, Problems, and Cannabis Use Disorders in OIF/OEF/OND Veterans," National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA033425) (1,266,079 total costs, 2012-2016)

Co-Investigator (James Linakis, Principal Investigator) "ED Based Prevention Intervention to Delay Alcohol Use by Young Adolescents," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA018380) ($158,475 total costs, 2010-2012)

Co-Investigator (Timothy Apodaca, Principal Investigator), "Sequential and Component Analysis of MI Mechanisms with College Drinkers," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA017874) ($498,750 total costs, 2009-2013)

Co-Investigator (Brian Borsari, Principal Investigator), "Within-session Mechanisms of Behavior Change in At-Risk College Students National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA017427) ($735,092 total costs, 2009-2013)

Principal Investigator, "Underage Alcohol Use: Sequence and Progression of Early Drinking Milestones," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA016524) ($391,687 total costs, 2007-2009)

Principal Investigator, "Longitudinal Methodology and Alcohol Use," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (K01 AA13938) ($567,974 total costs, 2003-2008)

Principal Investigator, "Prospective Examination of Alcohol-Tobacco Comorbidity," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA012383) ($154,025 total costs, 1999-2001).

Co-Investigator (Kenneth J. Sher, Principal Investigator), "A Prospective Study of Offspring of Alcoholics," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R37 AA007231) ($1,701,652 total costs, 1997-2002).

Principal Investigator, "Unraveling Alcohol and Tobacco Use Comorbidity: Secondary Analysis of Prospective Data," Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation ($29,005 total costs, 1999).

Principal Investigator, "Intervention to Encourage Sun-Protective Behavior in Adolescents." NIMH-supported Program for Prevention Research, Arizona State University ($1,940 total costs, 1996).

Principal Investigator, "A Meta-Analytic Review of Psychosocial Interventions to Prevent Skin Cancer." NIMH-supported Program for Prevention Research, Arizona State University ($425 total costs, 1995).