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Research Projects

Project Write

Funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01AA023495)

Project Write is a 5-year NIH- funded study designed to examine the effect of expressive writing on alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among college students. This project investigates the potential utility of writing about drinking experiences and emotions as a means of reducing future unwanted negative drinking experiences.

Contributors:

PI: Clayton Neighbors, PhD
Co-I: Lindsey Rodriguez, PhD 
Co-I: Qian Lu, PhD
Affiliated Researcher: Chelsie Young, PhD
Grad RAs: Jordanna Lembo, MA, Joanne Angosta, BA
Staff: Pelin Cunningham-Erdogdu, BA


Health and Academic Outcomes of Motivation and Substance Use

This project examines the role of motivation and individual difference in understanding marijuana and alcohol use, as well as the relationship with health and academic outcomes among college students.

Contributors:

PI: Andrew Weinstein, BS
Co-I: Clayton Neighbors, PhD


The Raven Grant

Funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R01 AA025043-01A1)

Project RAVEN is a R01 grant-funded study conducted by the University of Houston and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It is testing the efficacy of counter-attitudinal advocacy in a new setting. The target intervention induces cognitive dissonance in college students with hazardous drinking habits to motivate behavior change.

Contributors:

PI: Kate Carey, PhD
Co-PI: Angelo DiBello, PhD
Co-PI: Clayton Neighbors, PhD
Grad RAs: Mary M. Tomkins, MS, Carol Wang, MA, Andrew Weinstein, BS
Staff: Pelin Cunningham-Erdogdu, BA 


Posting to Social Media

Funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (1k99AA025394-01A1)

This project is a social media personalized normative feedback intervention for heavy drinking students.

Contributors:

PI: Mai-Ly Steers, PhD


Project T.R.E.A.D

Funding: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21 AA026380-01A1)

Project T.R.E.A.D. is a NIH – funded study designed to examine the physical activity and alcohol use of college students. The study will evaluate associations between physical activity and alcohol consumption at daily and weekly levels using an objective measure of physical activity. Utilizing a discrete fitness tracker, participants’ physical activity will be recorded for 21 days. Participants will also complete daily surveys to monitor self-reports of physical activity and alcohol consumption.

Contributors:

PI: Clayton Neighbors, PhD
Co-I: J. Leigh Leasure, PhD
Co-I: Craig Henderson, PhD
Co-I: Chelsie Young, PhD
Grad RAs, UH Team: Joanne Angosta, BA, Jordanna Lembo Riggs, MA, Andrew Weinstein, BS
Grad RAs,  SHSU Team: Emma Anderson-White, BS, Beata Krembuszewski, BCJ
Staff: Pelin Cunningham-Erdogdu, BA