Senior Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Alcoholism treatment outcome evaluation; relapse prevention; secondary prevention of alcohol problems.
Dr. Connors’ research agenda broadly revolves around the assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders. The specific aims of his current research include (1) assessment and intervention on treatment process variables, particularly therapeutic alliances, (2) identification of factors associated with posttreatment relapse and the maintenance of treatment gains, (3) the application of mindfulness interventions in alcohol use disorder treatment, and (4) the matching of patients to treatment as a function of patient characteristics.