Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy
Substance use; adolescent and emerging adult health; college student drinking; intervention design and evaluation; e-health; dissemination and implementation science
Dr. Ray received her Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Health, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and B.S. in Psychology, all from Penn State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies under the mentorship of Drs. Eun-Young Mun and Helene White. Prior to joining the Rutgers School of Public Health, she worked for REAL Prevention, LLC, a company focused on developing and disseminating evidence-based health prevention programming.
Broadly, Dr. Ray’s research interests lie in the etiology and prevention of high-risk substance use among adolescent and emerging adult populations. Her most recent work has focused on leveraging technology and organizational partnerships to scale up evidence-based programming and improve program dissemination for maximum impact.
A Ray,S Kim,H White,M Larimer,E Mun,N Clarke,Y Jiao,D Atkins,D Huh,The Project INTEGRATE Team (2014) "When less is more and more is less in brief motivational interventions: characteristics of intervention content and their associations with drinking outcomes.", Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 28(5) 1026-1040 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24841183
AE Ray,R Turrisi,B Abar,KE Peters (2009) "Social-cognitive correlates of protective drinking behaviors and alcohol-related consequences in college students.", Addictive Behaviors 34(5) 911-917 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=19540676&report=abstract
AE Ray,JL Stapleton,R Turrisi,E Philion (2012) "Patterns of drinking-related protective and risk behaviors in college student drinkers.", Addictive Behaviors 37(5) 449-455 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=22281283&report=abstract
AE Ray,JL Stapleton,R Turrisi,EY Mun (2014) "Drinking game play among first-year college student drinkers: an event-specific analysis of the risk for alcohol use and problems.", The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 40(5) 353-358 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=25192202&report=abstract
Society for Prevention Research
Research Society on Alcoholism
Junior Investigator Travel Award - Research Society on Alcoholism and NIAAA (2012) - Junior Investigator Meeting Awards are provided each year to individuals who are the presenting author of a poster or giving an oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Special Events Travel Award - American Psychological Association (2011) - The purpose of this award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA convention to present their research.
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