Rachel Cassidy, faculty

Rachel N. Cassidy, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2013, where she investigated nicotine’s effects on behavior using animal models of addiction. Dr. Cassidy arrived in Providence in 2014 for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction studies at Brown University, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2014. Her work focuses on assessing the impact of tobacco control policies designed to reduce smoking and tobacco use on adolescent health. She is also interested in young adult substance use generally, and how substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis interact to create synergistic effects and problems in young people.