Dr. Hayley Trealoar Padovano was invited to serve on two editorial boards for 2019: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Treloar Padovano discussed and presented data on how drinking milestones (e.g., sipping, first full drink, first heavy drinking) influence the development of expectations for positive and negative outcomes of drinking.
Dr. Molly Magill was recently awarded an Independent Scientist Award (K02) from NIAAA. This award provides 5 years of training and support to transition the PI toward a mid-career focus on Implementation Science and Common Factors of Behavior Change. The project will target social work education as the first venue for a novel training approach based on trans-theoretical and trans-behavioral principles that can be integrated into existing practice methods.
A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through these challenges, in the hope that the findings will inform new, targeted educational programs and interventions to prevent sexual violence among teenagers locally and globally.
Dr. Tara White was recently invited to join (and joined!) the Editorial Board of Behavioral Neuroscience, a journal of the American Psychological Association (APA). The journal focuses on empirical papers reporting novel results that provide insight into the mechanisms by which nervous systems produce and are affected by behavior.
Congratulations to Dr. Trish Cioe who just had a publication in AIDS Care! Her team found that increased physical activity was not associated with reduced overall HIV symptom burden over time, but that participants with more physical activity had lower symptom burden at week 12. In addition, men reported lower symptom burden than women.