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Currently Funded Research Projects

The following list shows RIA’s continued success in securing grants and financial support for its valuable research projects. The dedication of RIA scientists and their grantsmanship efforts have made this research possible. This section briefly describes each scientist’s individual projects as well as the funding sources and the amounts dedicated to each project.

6/19/14

Livingston | Miller | Testa | Derrick | Lucke | Nickerson
This research will examine the conditions under which bullying and sexual harassment among teens may contribute to emotional distress and the development of substance use.

6/19/14

Livingston | Eiden | Leonard
Researchers will explore the effect of early childhood risks, such as parental alcoholism, on teens’ involvement with dating violence.

6/19/14

Miller | Dermen | Lucke
This study will assess the use of caffeinated energy drinks by U.S. adolescents and young adults (age 13-25) and will examine links between sexual risk-taking and the use of energy drinks mixed with alcohol.

6/19/14

Parks | Darrow | Hequembourg | Lisman | Muraven
Researchers will study non-medical prescription drug use among college students and assess what types of drugs are being used, why they are being used and the consequences.

6/19/14

Parks | Testa | Dearing | Hequembourg
Researchers are developing short video clips of potential assault scenarios to help women better understand the nonverbal cues that could indicate the risk of sexual assault.

6/19/14

Rychtarik | McGillicuddy
Researchers will evaluate different group-based interventions to reduce the physical, psychological and relationship stress felt by women with alcoholic partners.

6/19/14

Schlauch
This research examines the daily influence of both desires to use and desires to not use alcohol on drinking behaviors and how these processes change over the course of recovery.

6/19/14

Shen | Haj-Dahmane | Dlugos
Researchers will study prenatal exposure to ethanol and how that might alter brain mechanisms that influence addiction.

6/19/14

Stasiewicz | Bradizza | Lucke | Schlauch
This five-year study will research how an individual’s change in alcohol use prior to beginning treatment predicts success during and after a treatment program.

6/19/14

Testa | Derrick | Leonard | Collins
The acute effects of marijuana use within couples will be examined as a way of understanding the potential role of marijuana in understanding partner aggression, both immediately after use, and as it develops over time

6/19/14

Testa | Leonard | Parks
The role of college men’s alcohol use in sexual aggression perpetration will be examined using 1) a prospective survey study over five semesters and 2) a 56-day daily report study considering whether drinking episodes increase the odds of subsequent sexual aggression.

6/19/14

Walitzer | Stasiewicz | Connors
Researchers will develop and evaluate an anger-management program for outpatient alcoholism treatment.