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Interviewers/Research Assistants

[Angie]

Angie Barrall has degrees in Community Health and Anthropology. She enjoys playing volleyball, watching Netflix, and going to UMD basketball games. If you would like to update your contact information please call Angie at 301-405-9757 or email her at cls@umd.edu.




[Brittany]

Brittany Bugbee has degrees in Community Health and Spanish. She also enjoys baking, exploring DC, and cheering on the Terps soccer team!




[Katie]

Katie Hippen has a BS in Family Science, a MA in Sociology, and is currently a MS student in the Couple and Family Therapy program. She is the lead Research Assistant at CYAHD. Her research interests include intimate and familial relationships, sexuality, aging, and mental health.




[Maya]

Maya Deane-Polyak is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Behavioral and Community Health. Her interests include participating in community service work and making music with many instruments




[Maddie]

Maddie McGann is a sophomore pursuing a BS in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience and Spanish Language and Cultures. Her research interests include sleep, learning/memory, and neuropathology. She enjoys playing and watching sports.




[Christina]

Christina Parisi is a senior completing degrees in Community Health and General Biology. Her research and extracurricular interests include health promotion, epidemiology, and medicine. She enjoys writing, running, and chocolate.




[Tara]

Tara Sadr is pursuing her BS in Psychology and a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures. She enjoys playing tennis, volunteering, and plans to pursue a career as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.




Investigators


Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator of the CLS and Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD). She is an epidemiologist with special research interests in the area of adolescent and young adult development.

Kevin E. O'Grady, Ph.D. is the Co-Investigator on the CLS and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. His research interests focus on the etiology of substance abuse, particularly opioid abuse, and the assessment and treatment of DWI offenders.


Staff

Kimberly M. Caldeira, M.S. is the Project Director of the CLS and Associate Director of CYAHD. Her research interests include stress, coping, and risky behaviors among young adults.

Kathryn B. Vincent Carr, M.A. is the Director of Operations of CYAHD. If you have any questions about the College Life Study, please contact her at cls@umd.edu or 301-405-9768.

Angie L. Barrall, B.A./B.S. is the Recruitment Coordinator of the CLS and a Faculty Assistant at CYAHD. She manages the interviewing team and the quality assurance processes.

Brittany A. Bugbee, M.P.H. was the Recruitment Coordinator of the CLS from 2012-2016 and is a Faculty Specialist at CYAHD.

Lauren C. Stern, M.A. has been working with the CLS since 2008.




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Consultants

Ralph E. Tarter, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research (CEDAR), and a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh.

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

John E. Schulenberg, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development, and a Psychology Professor at the University of Michigan.

S. Todd Callahan, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Rosa M. Crum, M.D., M.H.S. is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Collaborators

Kenneth H. Beck, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.

Roland R. Griffiths, Ph.D. is a Professor of Behavioral Biology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

vg Kaynak, Ph.D. is an Associate Research Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute.

Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D. is an Associate Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Wallace B. Pickworth, Ph.D. is a Research Leader and Substance Abuse Pharmacologist with the Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation.

Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.

Rebecca A. Baron, B.A. worked with the CLS from 2010 to 2012.

Laura Garnier Dykstra, Ph.D. worked with the CLS from 2006 to 2011.

Benjamin J. Falls, M.A. worked with the CLS from 2004 to 2009.

Sarah J. Kasperski, M.A. worked with the CLS from 2007 to 2010.

Gillian M. Pinchevsky, Ph.D. worked with the CLS from 2008 to 2009.

Barbara J. Singer, M.S.P.H., M.S.W. is a doctoral student in the Department of Family Science at the Unviversity of Maryland School of Public Health.

Emily R. Winick, B.A. worked with the CLS from 2007 to 2012.

Elizabeth M. Zarate, B.A. worked with the CLS from 2006 to 2010.





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Direct comments and questions to cls@umd.edu
This project was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
(R01DA14845, Amelia M. Arria, PI).