Research interests:

My research interests focus on risky health behaviors among emerging adults, particularly heavy episodic alcohol use among emerging adults. I am to explore the etiology of risk behaviors as well as developing techniques to strengthen and extend effects for interventions directed at harm reduction. Specifically, I am interested in identifying technology-based techniques easily adoptable at institutions for mass implementation. I am also interested in socio-cognitive influences of health, particularly how changes in drinking influence and are influenced by social networks.  Additionally, I am interested in quantitative methods, specifically longitudinal data analysis.

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Grant applications awarded as PI:

  • (2017-2019) Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Loan Repayment
    Status: Awarded
  • (2015-2020) “Refining Boosters to Strengthen Online College Student Drinking Interventions”
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Source: National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), PA-14-044
    Mechanism: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01): K01AA023849
    Status: Awarded
  • (2012-2014) “Behavioral Mechanisms Mediating Enhanced Online Interventions for College Drinkers”
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Source: National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), PA-11-113
    Mechanism: Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellow (F32): F32AA021310
    Status: Awarded

Grant applications awarded as co-I:

  • (2019-) “Examining binge eating in daily life: Working toward reducing obesity disparities in racially diverse lesbian and heterosexual women”
    Role: co-Investigator
    Source: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), PA-15-261
    Mechanism: The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R01): R01MD012598
    Status: Awarded
  • (2016-) “Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult females”
    Role: co-Investigator
    Source: National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), PA-13-313
    Mechanism: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15): R15AA020424
    Status: Awarded

Select publications include:

Braitman, A. L., Linden-Carmichael, A. N., & Henson, J. M. (in press). Protective behavioral strategies as a context-specific mediator: A multilevel examination of within- and between-person associations of daily drinking.  Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Braitman, A. L., Linden-Carmichael, A. N., Stamates, A. L., & Lau-Barraco, C. L. (2017). Sociocognitive factors and perceived consequences associated with alternative forms of alcohol use.  Journal of American College Health, 65(1), 67-75. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1233558

Braitman, A. L., & Henson, J. M. (2016). Personalized boosters for a computerized intervention targeting college student drinking: The influence of protective behavioral strategies.  Journal of American College Health, 64(7), 509-519. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2016.1185725

Lau-Barraco, C., Linden-Carmichael, A. N., Braitman, A. L., & Stamates, A. L. (2016). Identifying patterns of situational antecedents to heavy drinking among college students. Addiction Research & Theory, 24(6), 431-440. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2016.1153077

Braitman, A. L., & Kelley, M. K. (2016). Initiation and retention in couples outpatient treatment for parents with drug and alcohol use disorders. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(3), 174-184. doi: 10.1037/pha0000072

Lau-Barraco, C., Braitman, A. L., Stamates, A., & Linden-Carmichael, A. N. (in press). Alcohol use variability in a community-based sample of nonstudent emerging adult heavy drinkers. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(6), 698-706. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2016.1183671

Kelley, M. L., & Braitman, A. L. (2016). Antisocial personality disorder and physical partner violence among single and dual substance-abusing couples. Journal of Family Violence, 31(4), 423-431. doi: 10.1007/s10896-016-9802-6

Lau-Barraco, C., Braitman, A. L., Linden-Carmichael, A. N., & Stamates, A. (2016). Differences in weekday versus weekend drinking among nonstudent emerging adults. Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology, 24(2), 100-109, doi: 10.1037/pha0000068

Kelley, M. L., Bravo, A. J., Braitman A. L., Lawless, A. K., & Lawrence, H. R. (2016). Behavioral couples treatment for substance use disorder: Secondary effects on the reduction of risk for child abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 62, 10-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.11.008

Mason, T. B., Heron, K. E., Braitman, A. L., & Lewis, R. L. (2016). A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eating. Appetite, 97, 94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.11.027

Linden, A. N., Braitman, A. L., & Henson, J. M. (2015). Protective behavioral strategies as a mediator between depressive symptom fluctuations and alcohol consumption: A longitudinal examination among college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(1), 80-88. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2015.76.80

Braitman, A. L., Henson, J. M., & Carey, K. B. (2015). Clarifying observed relationships between Protective Behavioral Strategies and alcohol outcomes: The importance of response options. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(2), 455-466. doi: 10.1037/adb0000024

Braitman, A. L., & Henson, J. M. (2015). The impact of time perspective latent profiles on college drinking: A multidimensional approach. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(5), 664-673. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.998233

Neff, J. A., Kelley, M. L., Walters, S. T., Cunningham, T. D., Paulson, J. F., Braitman, A. L., Brickhouse, T. H., Gunsolley, J., Darby, M., Lemaster, M., Vandersluis, J. P., Walsh, M., & Bolen, H. (2015). Effectiveness of a Screening and Brief Intervention Protocol for Heavy Drinkers in Dental Practice: A cluster-randomized trial. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(12), 1534-1548. doi: 10.1177/1359105313516660

Neff, J. A., Walters, S. T., Braitman, A. L., Kelley, M. L., Paulson, J. F., Brickhouse, T. H., Gunsolley, J. C., Darby, M. L., Lemaster, M. F., Vandersluis, J. P., & Walsh, M. M. (2013). A brief intervention for heavy drinkers in dental settings: Rationale and development. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(4), 542-553. doi: 0.1177/1359105312452314

Linden, A. N., Kite, B. A., Braitman, A. L., & Henson, J. M. (2013). Protective behavioral strategy use and motivations for drinking: Exploring alternatives to drinking strategies. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 469-472. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.10.008

Lau-Barraco, C., Braitman, A. L., Leonard, K. E.., & Padilla, M. (2012). Drinking buddies and their prospective influence on alcohol outcomes: Alcohol expectancies as a mediator. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(4), 747-758. doi: 10.1037/a0028909

Linden, A., Lau-Barraco, C., & Braitman, A. L. (2012). Social anxiety among young adult drinkers: The role of perceived norms and drinking motives. Journal of Drug Education, 42(3), 293-313. doi: 10.2190/DE.42.3.c