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Abby Brainman, Ph.D.

  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2012
    Major: Applied Experimental Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 2007
    Major: Experimental Psychology
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Maryland, 2003
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    My focus is on quantitative methods, specifically longitudinal data analysis and latent variable modeling. These advanced quantitative techniques are applied to my research interests of risky health behaviors, particularly alcohol use among emerging adults. My focus is on identifying individual predictors of risky behaviors as well as examining the efficacy and duration of effects for interventions directed at reducing alcohol use and related consequences. Specifically, I am interested in techniques to extend the duration and boost the efficacy of established effects.
  • 2012: NIH Individual National Research Service Award (F32), NIAAA
  • 2010: University Fellow, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: Outstanding Laboratory Graduate Teaching Assistant, Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Dominion Scholar, Old Dominion University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Behavioral Mechanisms Mediating Enhanced Online Interventions for College Drinkers
    Sponsoring Organization: NIAAA
    Date: September, 2012 - September, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Braitman, A.; Kelley, M.; Henson, J. M.; Ingersoll, K.; Lau-Barraco, C.; Paulson, J.