Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Senior Advisor to the Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


I am a Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and my research is conducted at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. I completed my graduate training at the University of Washington and my postdoctoral training at Brown University. My primary areas of interest are 1) developing and testing brief interventions for substance use among adolescents and young adults, 2) the influence of social networks on alcohol use, and 3) the use of wearable technologies for the assessment and treatment of alcohol use and associated problems. My research has been funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). My recent publications have focused on peer influences within social networks, behavior change following alcohol-related experiences, the efficacy of Contingency Management for reducing alcohol use, and the utility of alcohol biosensors for research and clinical applications. I have served on numerous scientific review committees for the Center for Scientific Review and NIAAA, and have served in various capacities for the Research Society on Alcoholism.

I am also the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Public Health. In that role I am responsible for overseeing faculty searches, hires, appointments, and promotions and to support the career development of the faculty in the departments in the School of Public Health. 

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