Kurt H. Dermen, PhD

Kurt H. Dermen, PhD.

Senior Research Scientist

Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychiatry
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2492
Email: dermen@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Motivational and behavioral interventions for substance abuse treatment, health risk reduction, and health promotion; alcohol's influence on risky sexual behavior and sexual aggression.

Research Publications Expertise

Representative and Recent Publications

Miller, K. E., Dermen, K. H., & Lucke, J. F. (2017). Intoxication-related AmED (alcohol mixed with energy drink) expectancies scale: Initial development and validation. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1228-1238.
PMID: 28421613 PMCID: PMC5516634 [Available on 2018-06-01] DOI: 10.1111/acer.13402

Przybyla, S. M., Eliseo-Arras, R. K., Krawiec, G., Gower, E., & Dermen, K. H.  (2016). Feasibility and acceptability of a smartphone app for daily reports of substance use and antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV-infected adults. AIDS Research and Treatment, 2016, Article ID 9510172, 12 pages.
PMID: 27610243  | PMCID: PMC5004007 | DOI: 10.1155/2016/9510172

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., Barrick, C., & Shyhalla, K. (2015). Modeling the innovation-decision process:  Dissemination and adoption of a motivational interviewing preparatory procedure in addiction outpatient clinic. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
DOI: 10.1016/j.sat.2015.04.003

Bradizza, C. M., Stasiewicz, P. R, & Dermen, K. H. (2014).  Behavioral interventions for individuals dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance use disorder. Current Addiction Reports.
PMID:25530935 doi: 10.1007/s40429-014-0032-9

 Dermen, K. H., Ciancio, S. G., & Fabiano, J. A. (2014). A pilot test of motivational oral health promotion with alcohol-dependent inpatients. Health Psychology, 33, 392-395.
PMID: 23957897 doi: 10.1037/a0033153

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., Shyhalla, K., & Kubiak, A. (2013). Couple communication among problem drinking males and their spouses: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Family Therapy, 35, 229-251.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2013.00615.x

Dermen, K. H., & Thomas, S. N. (2011). Randomized controlled trial of brief interventions to reduce college students’ drinking and risky sex. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 583-594.
PMID:21928866 DOI:10.1037/a0025472

Skewes, M. C., Dermen, K. H., & Blume, A. W. (2011). Readiness to change and post-intervention drinking among Hispanic college students living on the U.S.-Mexico border. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 183-189.
PMID:21109355 DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.10.002

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., & Barrick, C. (2009). Facilitating involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous during outpatient treatment: A randomized clinical trial. Addiction, 104, 391-401.
PMID:19207347 DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02467.x

Dearing, R. L., Barrick, C., Dermen, K. H., & Walitzer, K. S. (2005). Indicators of client engagement: Influences on alcohol treatment satisfaction and outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19, 71-78.
PMID:15783280 DOI: 10.1037/0893-164X.19.1.71

Araujo, M. W., Dermen, K., Connors, G., & Ciancio, S. (2004). Oral and dental health among inpatients in treatment for alcohol use disorders: A pilot study. Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology, 6 ,125-130.
PMID:15553979

Walitzer, K. S., & Dermen, K. H. (2004). Alcohol-focused spouse involvement and behavioral couples therapy: Evaluation of enhancements to drinking reduction treatment for male problem drinkers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 944-955.
PMID:15612842 DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.72.6.944

Connors, G. J., Walitzer, K. S., & Dermen, K. H. (2002). Preparing clients for alcoholism treatment: Effects on treatment participation and outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 1161-1169.
PMID:12362966

Dermen, K. H., & Cooper, M. L. (2000). Inhibition conflict and alcohol expectancy as moderators of alcohol's relationship to condom use. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 8, 198-206.
PMID:10843303

Testa, M., & Dermen, K. H. (1999). The differential correlates of sexual coercion and rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14, 548-561.
PMID: n/a  DOI: 10.1177/088626099014005006  

Walitzer, K. S., Dermen, K. H., & Connors, G. J. (1999). Strategies for preparing clients for treatment: A review. Behavior Modification, 23, 129-151.
PMID:9926524