Dr. Haass-Koffler Promoted to Associate Professor

We are thrilled to announce that Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Faculty, Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler, has recently been promoted to Associate Professor! 

Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler is a translational Investigator who coalesces preclinical and clinical research towards examining biobehavioral mechanisms of addiction and developing novel medications. She is also the Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at Brown University. 

Dr. Meisel Published Two New First Author Publications

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Samuel Meisel, has two new first-author publications with CAAS faculty and former postdoctoral fellow co-authors in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Dr. Becker Quoted in New York Times and Published in JSAT

Dr. Sara Becker has a newly published manuscript in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT) and was quoted in a New York Times article!

In a New York Times article, "Mask On or Off? Life Is Getting Back to Normal, and We’re Rusty" Dr. Becker was recently quoted as a public health expert about adjusting to post-vaccinated life. She provided quotes about whether she will be wearing a mask (yes) or shaking hands (no) in the near future. 

Morayo Akande, MPH Presented at LGBTQ Health 2021 Conference

Morayo Akande, MPH, presented at the LGBTQ Health 2021 Conference. Her poster titled, "Intervention Development to Promote Safe and Affirming Sex for Transgender Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence" presented qualitative findings from service providers working with transgender women (TW) in Rhode Island.

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

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