Lori A. J. Scott-Sheldon, Ph.D., 2006

B.A., 1997, Psychology, Houghton College

M.A., 1999, Social Psychology, St. Bonaventure University

Ph.D., 2006, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut

First Position: Assistant Research Professor, Syracuse University

Current Position: Senior Scientist in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Science at the Brown University School of Public Health

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, alcohol, chronic illness, disease prevention, health promotion, stress and coping
Comment about Social Program: “The social psychology program at UCONN was critical in fostering my development as an independent investigator in behavioral medicine research. The program gave me the opportunity to develop a strong theoretical foundation in social and health psychology and to apply this knowledge to promote public health. Furthermore, the advanced statistical knowledge and skills that I acquired as part of this program has enabled many opportunities for research collaborations.”
Representative Publications:

Bock, B. C., Barnett, N. P., Thind, H., Rosen, R., Walaska, K., Traficante, R., . . . Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J. (2016). A text message intervention for alcohol risk reduction among community college students: TMAP. Addictive Behaviors, 63, 107-113. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.07.012

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Carey, K. B., Carey, M. P., Cain, D., Simbayi, L. C., & Kalichman, S. C. (2014). Alcohol use disorder, contexts of alcohol use, and the risk of HIV transmission among South African male patrons of shebeens. Drug Alcohol Dependence, 140, 198-204. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.04.022

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Carey, K. B., Cunningham, K., Johnson, B. T., & Carey, M. P. (2016). Alcohol Use Predicts Sexual Decision-Making: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Experimental Literature. AIDS & Behavior, 20 Suppl 1, S19-39. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1108-9

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Carey, K. B., Kaiser, T. S., Knight, J. M., & Carey, M. P. (2016). Alcohol Interventions for Greek Letter Organizations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 1987 to 2014. Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/hea0000357

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Lantini, R., Jennings, E. G., Thind, H., Rosen, R. K., Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., & Bock, B. C. (2016). Text Messaging-Based Interventions for Smoking Cessation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4(2), e49. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.5436

Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Carey, K. B., Johnson, B. T., & Carey, M. P. (2017). Behavioral Interventions Targeting Alcohol Use Among People Living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. AIDS & Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1886-3

Thind, H., Lantini, R., Balletto, B. L., Donahue, M. L., Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Bock, B. C., & Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J. (2017). The effects of yoga among adults with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Medicine, 105, 116-126. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.08.017

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