CAAS News

Congratulations to Morayo Akande on her first First-authored publication!

Congratulations! Morayo "Mo" Akande and Dr. Patricia Cioe submitted a manuscript titled "Resilience is associated with importance of quitting in homeless adult smokers" which was accepted for publication. Dr. Cioe said "Mo was my advisee as both an Undergraduate Honors student and an MPH student. As you know she is amazing and this is her first first-authored publication!"

Akande, M, Cioe, PA, Glasser, I, Hirsch, E. Resilience is associated with importance of quitting in homeless adult smokers. Addictive Behaviors, in press.

Dr. Cassidy published a paper on E-cigarette measurement.

Dr. Rachel Cassidy published a paper on E-cigarette measurement. This paper validated a measure of reward from e-cigarette use in users of tank-style e-cigarettes. https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntaa060/5817939

Dr. Sokolovsky recently published two papers in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Dr. Alexander Sokolovsky published a paper in Drug and Alcohol Dependence titled, "Alcohol and marijuana co-use: Consequences, subjective intoxication, and the operationalization of simultaneous use." This paper examines day-level risks of alcohol and marijuana co-use versus single substance use and explores whether different approaches to defining "simultaneous" versus "concurrent" result in additional risk.

Robert Miranda

Dr. Miranda was a featured speaker in a recent virtual K99 Grant Writing Workshop!

Dr. Robert Miranda was a featured speaker in a virtual K99 Grant Writing Workshop organized by the Brown Postdoc Council (BPC) in partnership with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Biomed (OGPS). This workshop was held through Zoom on May 5th, 2020. As research activities have wound down, this is a great opportunity for postdocs to consider writing a grant. This workshop brought together excellent sessions and Q&A with experts, current K99 awardees, and reviewers from Brown.

Recently Dr. van den Berg with Drs. Operario and Stein has published two separate articles on (1) health disparities, and (2) motivational interviewing

Along with colleagues from Korea University, Drs. Jacob van den Berg and Don Operario published an article in the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health on health disparities among transgender adults in South Korea.

Liz Aston

Dr. Aston was a conference co-chair of the Collaborative Perspectives on Addictions 2020 conference!

Dr. Elizabeth Aston was a conference co-chair of the Collaborative Perspectives on Addictions (CPA) 2020 conference. With a virtual poster session for CPA 4/16-4/17 - posters will be tweeted throughout both days from the Division 50 handle: @apadivision50. The schedule can be found at: https://addictionpsychology.org/sites/default/files/public/VirtualPosterSchedule.pdf.

Congratulations to Dr. Monti, who has been awarded a prestigious Research Achievement Award from Brown!

Congratulations! Our Center Director, Dr. Peter Monti, has been awarded a prestigious Research Achievement Award from Brown! The Research Achievement Awards honor exceptional scholars across a wide range of disciplines. More information is contained in the Brown announcement:  https://today.brown.edu/announcements/129076?utm_source=todayAtBrown&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Campus%20Faculty

Alexander Sokolovsky

Congratulations to Dr. Sokolovsky who recently received a 5-year research grant!

Dr. Alexander Sokolovsky received a 5-year grant titled, "Dual Use of ENDS and Combustible Cigarettes: Shared, Distinct, and Cross-Conditioned Processes." This project will examine the drivers of dual use of traditional and electronic cigarettes in young adults, both in the laboratory and in the natural environment.

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