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.

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