Kristin Heron, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Eating behaviors and body image in young women, men, sexual minorities (LGBT populations), and racial minorities; physical activity assessment and intervention; ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and intervention (EMI); mobile technology; other health behaviors as they apply to EMA/EMI
Christina Rodriguez Ph.D
Expertise: Mothers’ and fathers’ risk to engage in physical abuse that inform prevention and intervention programs; at-risk and abusive parenting and family violence; parental disciplinary behaviors, beliefs, and abuse risk that may be associated with children’s internalizing difficulties, such as the development of depressive and anxious symptomatology, paying particular attention to potential cognitive mechanisms that can be transmitted intergenerationally
Abby Braitman Ph.D.
Research Interests: Risky health behaviors among emerging adults; the etiology of heavy episodic drinking; developing techniques to strengthen and extend effects for interventions directed at harm reduction; identifying technology-based techniques easily adoptable at institutions for mass implementation; socio-cognitive influencers, and how changes in drinking influence and are influenced by social networks and romantic partnerships; quantitative methods
Matt Henson Ph.D.
Research Interests: Personality antecedents of adolescent and young adult risky health behaviors (e.g., substance use and risky sex); Moderators and mediators of substance use intervention efficacy; Assessment, modeling, and behavioral consequences of a sensation seeking personality; Complex modeling of longitudinal data; Applications of Item Response Theory (IRT) to substance use behaviors; The application of mixture detection to latent variable models