CAAS News

Dr. Cioe Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Patricia Cioe was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences! 

Her current work is focused on the development of innovative smoking cessations interventions for people with HIV (PWH), and examination of the effects of cigarette smoking on HIV clinical outcomes, including biomarkers of monocyte activation and inflammation. Dr. Cioe is also conducting research that examines the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems for harm reduction in PWH who smoke and are unable or unwilling to quit.

Dr. Scott Published in Implementation Science Communications

Dr. Scott recently published a manuscript titled, "Implementation support for contingency management: preferences of opioid treatment program leaders and staff" in Implementation Science Communications. Co-authors included CAAS Faculty Drs. Sara Becker and Cara Murphy along with current and former CAAS Research Assistants Shelly Jarman, Samantha Moul, Kimberly Yap, and RTI International collaborator Dr. Bryan Garner.

Dr. Helseth and CAAS Colleagues Published in Substance Abuse

Dr. Sara Helseth and CAAS colleagues, including Dr. Kelli Scott, Katherine Escobar, Frances Jimenez, and Dr. Sara Becker recently published new work in Substance Abuse examining what kinds of information and support parents need to help their teens transition from residential to continuing care.

Dr. Murphy and CAAS Colleagues Published in JSAT

School of Public Health faculty, Drs.

Dr. Zelaya Co-Authors Recently Published Book Chapter

Dr. David Zelaya co-authored a book chapter titled "Psychosocial Risk and Resilience Factors in LGBTQ PoC Mental Health" in "Heart, Brain and Mental Health Disparities for LGBTQ People of Color" published in Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan describes this book as:

Drs. Jackson, Spirito, and Sheinkopf Receive NOA for R01

Dr. Kristina Jackson recently received notice of award for an R01 funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism called "Prevalence, onset and progression of substance use in adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders" as a multiple-PI with Drs. Anthony Spirito and Stephen Sheinkopf

Dr. Angela Stevens Received a 2021 ACER Journal Award

The RSA and ISBRA Publication Committees and ACER leadership recently announced the recipients of the ACER Journal Award for Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Investigator. Postdoctoral fellow, Dr.

Arianna Ferretti Graduates from Neuroscience Undergraduate Program

Congratulations to Arianna Ferretti on graduating from the Brown University ScB '21 Neuroscience Undergraduate Program! Arianna was a talented undergraduate student in the Haass-Koffler Clinical Neuroscience Lab and received the Brown Connect Collaborative SPRINT Award which supported her study on the effect of COVID-19 lockdown in individuals with alcohol use disorder. Arianna accepted a position as Research Assistant at the Rhode Island Hospital.

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