Current Projects

Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention for College Students
The goal of this NIAAA-funded project is to test the usability and initial efficacy of a web-based alcohol and sexual assault prevention program for college students. This program includes content on alcohol use, sexual assault risk reduction, bystander intervention, and sexual assault perpetration. Further, this program addresses the needs of all college students who engage in heavy episodic drinking including cisgender heterosexual men, cisgender heterosexual women, and individuals who identify as a sexual or gender minority.

Prevention of Drug Use, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Risk among Adolescents in Primary Care
The goal of this NIDA-funded project is to develop and test the initial feasibility of a tablet-based prevention program for adolescents in primary care settings. The prevention program includes content to prevent drug use, sexual assault, and sexual risk behaviors among adolescents aged 14-18.

Mental and Sexual Health After A Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam
The goal of this project is to understand mental and sexual health among individuals who recently experienced sexual assault and received a sexual assault medical forensic exam (SAMFE).

Understanding Bystander Barriers and Intervention in Risky Alcohol Contexts
The goal of this project is to develop and validate a series of vignettes to elucidate the predictors and barriers of bystander intervention in different risky alcohol contexts, including sexual assault, among college students.

Addressing Emotion Dysregulation to Decrease Treatment Dropout from Prolonged Exposure
The goal of this project is to concurrently provide emotion regulation skills training and prolonged exposure to individuals who have sexual assault-related post-traumatic stress disorder and difficulties with emotion regulation.

Preventing Suicidal Behaviors among Suicidal Individuals who Engage in Heavy Episodic Drinking
The goal of this study is to assess the feasibility and initial effectiveness of teaching skills to target suicidal urges while intoxicated. The skills include strategies to decrease suicide risk and buffer against the impairing effects of acute alcohol intoxication.