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Cathy Lau-Barraco, Ph.D.

  • Cathy Lau-Barraco, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 244d Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4445
  • cbarraco@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of Central Florida, 2006
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Central Florida, 2002
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Central Florida, 1999
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    My research focuses broadly on the psychosocial determinants of and intervention for problematic alcohol and other substance use, with a particular emphasis on the emerging adulthood developmental period (i.e., ages 18 to 25 years).
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Licensed Pyschologist
    Date Obtained: 2008-01-01
  • 2012: Loan Repayment Program, Nationl Insititutes of Health
  • 2008: Junior Investigator Award, Research Society on Alcoholism
  • 2004: Individual National Research Service Award (F31), NIH
  • 2003: Certificate of Commendation, University of Central Florida
  • 2001: Graduate Incentive Fellowship, University of Central Florida
  • 1999: Undergraduate to Graduate Fellowship, University of Central Florida
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Adapting a secondary prevention program for nonstudent emerging adult drinkers
    Sponsoring Organization: NIAAA - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
    Date: 2010 - 2016
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lau-Barraco, C.
    Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbians
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Health
    Date: 2012 - 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M.; Kelley, M.; Winstead, B.; Lau-Barraco, C.
    Behavioral Mechanism Mediating Enhanced Online Intervention for College Drinkers
    Sponsoring Organization: NIH-NIAAA
    Date: 2012 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Braitman, A.; Lau-Barraco, C.; Kelley, M.; Henson, J. M.; Paulson, J.; ,
    Anchoring Estimates of Alcohol Use with Normative Feedback
    Sponsoring Organization: NIH-NIAAA
    Date: 2012 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Pearson, M.; Lau-Barraco, C.; Kelley, M.; ,
    Psychosocial influences of drinking in nonstudent young adults (Q419)
    Sponsoring Organization: Research Institute on Addictions, University of Buffalo
    Date: 2007 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Lau-Barraco, C.
    Fundamental associations among gender, affect, cognition & drinking (R21 AA30043)
    Sponsoring Organization: NIAAA
    Date: 2003 - 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lau-Barraco, C.; Read, J. P.
    Evaluation of a single-session expectancy challenge program (F31AA015468)
    Sponsoring Organization: NIAAA - Individual National Research Service Award (F31)
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Lau-Barraco, C.