I am mainly interested in the the etiology, diagnosis, and assessment of substance use disorders, specifically alcohol use disorder.


University of Missouri, Alcohol, Health, & Behavior Laboratory | Graduate Research
Advisor: Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D.

Northern Arizona University, Department of Psychological Sciences | Undergraduate Research
Advisors: Constance J. Smith, Ph.D. & Nora Dunbar, Ph.D.


National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA)| Principal Investigator
“Initial Development and Validation of a Translational Approach to AUD Definition and Measurement,” Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) (2017-2020, $134, 118).

Northern Arizona University, Department of Undergraduate Research | Principal Investigator
“The Predictors of Problematic Alcohol Use in College Students with Family Positive versus Family Negative Drinking Histories,” Henry Hooper Undergraduate Research Award Grant (2012-2013, $3,500).