Alcohol and interpersonal violence both represent significant public health concerns. In the Alcohol and Interpersonal Violence lab, our goal is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate low-resource interventions to reduce alcohol-related aggression perpetration and improve outcomes for victims of interpersonal violence. Our lab is affiliated with GSU’s Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence.
We conduct a variety of different types of studies, including survey research to evaluate factors associated with the alcohol-aggression link, experiments in which we manipulate alcohol consumption or other factors to evaluate outcomes, and treatment-outcome studies in which we evaluate the impact of interventions – primarily brief mobile-based interventions. Our research has received generous support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Members of the lab – including graduate students and research assistants – are integral to the conduct of these studies. Although specific roles vary depending on the unique needs of each project, members of the lab participate in project development and set-up, hands-on data collection activities, and analyses and dissemination of research findings. You can read about our recent research studies here. If you are interested in our work and would like to know how to get involved, check out information for prospective graduate students, undergraduate research assistants, and volunteer opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!