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Research Grants and Proposals

R01AA024930-01A1
MacKillop/Murphy (Multiple PIs)
(2/1/2017 – 1/31/2022)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Applying Behavioral Economics to Predict Alcohol Trajectories during the Transition to Adulthood
The primary goal of this project is to use behavioral economic variables (alcohol demand and proportionate substance-related reinforcement) to predict drinking trajectories among young adult drinkers recruited from both the community and from college campuses at age 22.

R15 HD089410
Howell (PI)
(05/2017-04/2020)

National Institute on Child Health and Human Development
Examining resilience in youth exposed to maternal intimate partner violence, substance use, and HIV
Role: Co-Investigator
Mixed method study to explore factors that promote resilience among children from families exposed to intimate partner violence, substance use, and HIV

R03 DA042010-01A1
Cohn (PI)
(9/2016 – 8/2018)

Food and Drug Administration/National Institute on Drug Abuse
Informing tobacco regulatory policy through laboratory assessment of appeal and demand for flavored tobacco products in young adults
Role: Consultant
This grant will use a behavioral economic purchase task paradigm to measure reward value of flavored tobacco products in high risk young adults. My role is to provide expertise in behavioral economic assessment.

1F32AA025263-01
Cadigan, (PI)
(7/2016 - 6/2019)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Role: Consultant/Mentor
Iterative intervention development for high-risk teen alcohol use: A multi-method, multi-level examination of engagement in substance-free activities and high-risk alcohol and substance use

1K08 AA024056-01A1
Celio, Mark (PI)
(3/16 - 2/19)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Effects of Acute Alcohol on Sex-Specific Delay Discounting and Subsequent Sexual Decision Making among MSM
Role: Consultant/Mentor
This grant will use a laborator paradigm to invesitiagate the effects of acute alcohol on sex-specific delay discounting and subsequent sexual decision making among men who have sex with men.

Research Grant
McDevitt-Murphy (PI)
(10/2015 – 9/2018)

The Department of Defense (DOD) Consortium to Alleviate PTSD
A Behavioral Economic Analysis of PTSD Using Ecological Momentary Assessment ($649,003 in total costs requested)
Role: Co-Investigator
This grant uses an ecological momentary assessment approach to develop a behavioral economic measuremnt of PTSD based on the proportion of behavior allocated to approach relative to avoidence behavior. My role is to contribute to the assessment of activity participation and other behavioral economic constructs as well as to assist in disseminating study results.

R34 AA022133
Chronis-Tuscano (PI)
(09/2015-08/2018)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Behavioral Activation to Reduce Problem Drinking in College Students with ADHD
Role: Consultant
This grant will develop and evaluate brief alcohol intervention approach for young adults with ADHD symptoms that includes elemetns of behavioral activation combined with motivational interviewing. My role is to provide training and supervision in motivational interviewing and expertise related to the assessment of alcohol.

F31 AA024381-01 (NRSA)
Meshesha (PI)
(8/2015 – 7/2018)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
A Behavioral Economic Supplement for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment ($113,329 in total costs requested)
Role: Mentor
This grant will develop and evaluate a behavioral economic supplement to adult outpatient alcohol treatment that increases participation in substance-free activities and counteracts delay discounting.

R01NH130002
Klesges (PI)
(9/2014 – 8/2019)

Department of Defense
Prevention of Alcohol-related Incidents in the U.S. Air Force ($2,499,455)
Role: Co-Investigator, ($195,126 in total costs for subcontract)
This grant will evaluate a large group based alcohol prevention class with U.S. Air Force recruits. My role is to develop and revise the behavioral economic and motivational interviewing intervention elements, and to contribute expertise in the area of alcohol assessment.

NIAAA R01AA020829
Murphy (PI)
(7/12 – 6/18)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Improving Brief Alcohol Interventions with a Behavioral Economic Supplement
Role: Principal Investigator
This grant will evaluate a behavioral economic supplement to traditional alcohol interventions for college students that increases participation in substance-free activities and counteracts impulsive decision making.