Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Rebecca Papas, PhD is a clinical health psychologist. She earned her bachelors degree at Boston University and her doctoral degree in clinical health psychology at the University of Florida. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the West Haven VA in West Haven, CT, then a two year research fellowship at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. She held a research faculty position at Yale University from 2007 through 2009 before coming to Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center in 2010. Her academic appointment is in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She is core faculty in the International Health Institute, on the advisory board of the Brown Kenya program, and an affiliate member of the Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV and the Tufts/Lifespan/Brown Center for AIDS Research. Her clinical research interests include the cultural adaptation of empirically validated behavioral interventions, randomized clinical trials of behavioral interventions to reduce alcohol use and other HIV risk behaviors, and culturally relevant alcohol assessment in resource limited settings.

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