School of Public Health


Over the past decade, our team has published more than 64 scientific articles that address topics such as new research methods for integrative data analysis and meta-analysis of individual participant data, efficacy and comparative effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions, mechanisms of change for brief alcohol interventions, and etiology and prevention of young adult alcohol use and related harms.

2023 Publications

Tan, L., Luningham, J. M., Huh, D., Zhou, Z., Tanner-Smith, E. E., Baldwin, S. A., & Mun, E.-Y. (2023). The selection of statistical models for reporting count outcomes and intervention effects in brief alcohol intervention trials: A review and recommendations. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research. Online first available at

Zhou, Z., Li, D., Huh, D., Xie, M., & Mun, E.-Y. (2023). A simulation study of the performance of statistical models for count outcomes with excessive zeros. Preprint at
• Data and R Code at

Tan, Z., Tanner-Smith, E. E., Walters, S.T., Tan, L., Huh, D., Zhou, Z., Luningham, J.M., Larimer, M.E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2023). Do brief motivational interventions increase motivation for change in drinking among college students? A meta-analysis of individual participant data. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, Online First available at
• Data and R Code at

Liang, Q., de la Torre, J., Larimer, M. E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2023). Mental health symptom profiles over time: A three-step latent transition cognitive diagnosis modeling analysis with covariates. In M. Stemmler, W. Wiedermann, & F. Huang (Eds.), Dependent data in social sciences research: Forms, issues, and methods of analysis (2nd ed.). Springer. (in press)
• Data and R Code at
• The PDF file can be accessed here.

Huh, D., Baldwin, S. A, Zhou, Z., Park, J., & Mun, E.-Y. (2023). Which is better for individual participant data meta-analysis of count outcomes with many zeroes, one-step or two-step analysis? A simulation study. Multivariate Behavioral Research. Online first,
• Interactive Display of Outcomes at
• PsyArXiv,

2022 Publications

Tan, L., Friedman, Z., Zhou, Z., Huh, D., White, H. R., & Mun, E.-Y. (2022). Does abstaining from alcohol in high school moderate intervention effects for college students? Implications for tiered intervention strategies. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 993517.  PMCID: PMC9748095
• Data and R Code at

Bates, M. E., Price, J. L., Leganes-Fonteneau, M., Muzumdar, N., Piersol, K., Frazier, I., & Buckman, J. F. (2022). The process of heart rate variability, resonance at 0.1 hz, and the three baroreflex loops: A tribute to Evgeny Vaschillo. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 47, 327-240. PMCID: PMC9088144

Walters, S. T., Mun, E.-Y., Tan, Z., Luningham, J. M., Hebert, E., Oliver, J. A., & Businelle, M. S. (2022). Development and preliminary effectiveness of a smartphone-based just-in-time adaptive intervention for adults with alcohol misuse who are experiencing homelessness. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 461732– 1741. PMCID: PMC9509425

Mun, E.-Y., Zhou, Z., Huh, D., Tan, L., Li, D., Tanner-Smith, E. E., Walters, S. T., & Larimer, M.E. (2022). Brief alcohol interventions are effective through 6 months: Findings from marginalized zero-inflated Poisson and negative binomial models in a two-step IPD meta-analysis. Prevention Science. 
•Data and R Code at

Tan, Z., de la Torre, J., Ma, W., Huh, D., Larimer, M. E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2022). A tutorial on cognitive diagnosis modeling for characterizing mental health symptom profiles using existing item responses. Prevention Science
•Data and R Code at

Li, X., Lewis, M. A., Fairlie, A. M., Larimer, M. E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2022). Examining the viewing pattern of web-delivered personalized feedback interventions aimed at reducing alcohol-related risky sexual behavior among young adults. Journal of American College Health. PMCID: PMC9839893

Huh, D., Li, X., Zhou, Z., Walters, S. T., Baldwin, S. A., Tan, Z., Larimer, M. E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2022). A structural equation modeling approach to meta-analytic mediation analysis: Testing protective behavioral strategies as a mediator of brief motivational intervention effects on alcohol-related problems. Prevention Science, 23(3), 390-402. PMCID: PMC8975788
•Data and R Code at

Mun, E.-Y., Li, X., Lineberry, S., Tan, Z., Huh, D., Walters, S. T., Zhou, Z., & Larimer, M. E. (2022). Do brief alcohol interventions reduce driving after drinking among college students? A two-step meta-analysis of individual participant data. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 57(1), 125-135. PMCID: PMC8753781
•Data and R Code at

Li, X., Clarke, N., Kim, S.-Y., Ray, A. E., Walters, S. T., & Mun, E.-Y. (2022). Protective behavioral strategies are more helpful for avoiding alcohol-related problems for college drinkers who drink less. Journal of American College Health, 70(5), 1493-1499. PMCID: PMC7917150

2021 Publications

Walters, S. T., Businelle, M. S., Suchting, R., Li, X., Hébert, E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2021). Using machine learning to identify predictors of imminent drinking and create tailored messages for at-risk drinkers experiencing homelessness. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 127, 108417. PMCID: PMC8217726  

Zhou, Z., Xie, M., Huh, D., & Mun, E.-Y. (2021). A bias correction method in meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials with no adjustments for zero-inflated outcomes. Statistics in Medicine, 40(26), 5894-5909. PMCID: PMC9040424

Mun, E.-Y., & Geng, F. (2021). An epidemic model for non-first-order transmission kinetics. PLOS ONE, 16(3), e024751. PMCID:PMC7951879
• The PLOS COVID-19 Pandemic Collection (2019-21): Modelling, Forecasting, and Surveillance
• Data and Python Code at

Mun, E.-Y., Li, X., Businelle, M. S., Hebert, E., Tan, Z., Barnett, N. P., & Walters, S. T. (2021). Ecological momentary assessment of alcohol consumption and its concordance with transdermal alcohol detection and timeline follow-back self-report among adults experiencing homelessness. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. PMCID:PMC8252787

Tan, Z., Mun, E.-Y., Nguyen, Uyen-Sa, D. T., & Walters, S. T. (2021). Increases in social support co-occur with decreases in depression and substance use problems among adults in permanent supportive housing: An 18-month longitudinal study. BMC Psychology, 9(1), 1-13. http:/ PMCID: PMC7789599

2020 Publications

Jiao, Y., Mun, E.-Y., Trikalinos, T., & Xie, M. (2020). A CD-based mapping method for combining multiple related parameters from heterogeneous intervention trials. Statistics and Its Interface, 13(4), 533-549. PMCID: PMC7497794

Chung, T., Bae, S. W., Mun, E.-Y., Suffoletto, B., Jang, S., & Dey, A. (2020). Mobile assessment of acute effects of marijuana on cognitive functioning in young adults: A pilot study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(3), e16240. PMCID: PMC7093776

Bates, M. E., Mun, E.-Y., Buckman, J. F., Vaschillo, E., Vaschillo, B., Lehrer, P., Udo, T., & Lesnewich, L. M. (2020). Getting to the heart of low sensitivity to alcohol: Context moderates low cardiovascular response to alcohol in persons with a family history of alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(3), 589-599. PMCID: PMC7079052

Kim, S.-Y., Huh, D., Zhou, Z., & Mun, E.-Y. (2020). A comparison of Bayesian to maximum likelihood estimation for latent growth models in the presence of a binary outcome. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 44(5), 447-457.  PMCID: PMC7497844

2019 Publications

Mun, E.-Y., & Geng, F. (2019). Predicting post-experiment fatigue among healthy young adults: Random forest regression analysis. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 61(4), 471-493. PMCID: PMC7007183

Loukas, A., Paddock, E. M., Li, X., Harrell, M. B., Pasch, K. E., & Perry, C. L. (2019). Electronic nicotine delivery systems marketing and initiation among youth and young adults. Pediatrics, 144(3). e20183601  PMCID: PMC6855816

Mun, E.-Y., Huo, Y., White, H. R., Suzuki, S., & de la Torre, J. (2019). Multivariate higher-order IRT model and MCMC algorithm for linking individual participant data from multiple studies. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1328. PMCID: PMC6582193

Rendon, A., Mun, E.-Y., Spence-Almaguer, E., & Walters, S. T. (2019). What happens to agreement over time? A longitudinal study of self-reported substance use compared to saliva toxicological testing among subsidized housing residents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 101, 12-17.  PMCID: PMC6721608

Huh, D., Mun, E.-Y., Walters, S. T., Zhou, Z., & Atkins, D. C. (2019). A tutorial on individual participant data meta-analysis using Bayesian multilevel modeling to estimate alcohol intervention effects across heterogeneous studies. Addictive Behaviors, 94, 162-170. PMCID: PMC698027
• Data and R code at

2018 Publications

Mun, E.-Y., & Ray, A. E. (2018). Integrative data analysis from a unifying research synthesis perspective. In H. E. Fitzgerald & L. I. Puttler (Eds.), Alcohol use disorders: A developmental science approach to etiology (pp. 341-353). New York: Oxford University Press.
• The PDF file can be accessed here.

2016 Publications

White, H. R., Anderson, K., Ray, A. E., & Mun, E.-Y. (2016). Do drinking motives distinguish extreme drinking college students from their peers? Addictive Behaviors, 60, 213–218.  PMCID: PMC4884560

Clarke, N., Kim, S.-Y., Ray, A. E., White, H. R., Jiao, Y., & Mun, E.-Y. (2016). The association between protective behavioral strategies and alcohol-related problems: An examination of race and gender differences among college drinkers. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 15(1), 25-45. PMCID: PMC4691435

Mun, E.-Y., Jiao, Y., & Xie, M. (2016). Integrative data analysis for research in developmental psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental psychopathology (3rd ed., Vol 1, pp. 1042-1087). New York: Wiley.
• The PDF file can be accessed here.

2015 Publications

Anderson, K. G., Sitney, M., & White, H. R. (2015). Marijuana motivations across adolescence: Impacts on use and consequences. Substance Use and Misuse, 50, 292-301. PMCID: PMC4586128

Huh, D., Kaysen, D. L., & Atkins, D. C. (2015). Modeling cyclical patterns in daily college drinking data with many zeroes. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50(2), 184-196. PMCID: PMC4662085

Huh, D., Mun, E.-Y., Larimer, M. E., White, H. R., Ray, A. E., Rhew, I., Kim, S.-Y., Jiao, Y., & Atkins, D. C. (2015). Brief motivational interventions for college student drinking may not be as powerful as we think: An individual participant-level data meta-analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(5), 919-931. PMCID: PMC4502982

Huo, Y., de la Torre, J., Mun, E.-Y., Kim, S.-Y., Ray, A. E., Jiao, Y., & White, H. R. (2015). A hierarchical multi-unidimensional IRT approach for analyzing sparse, multi-group data for integrative data analysis. Psychometrika, 80(3), 834-855. PMCID: PMC4379139

Mun, E.-Y., Atkins, D. C., & Walters, S. T. (2015). Is motivational interviewing effective at reducing alcohol misuse in young adults? A critical review of Foxcroft et al. (2014). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 836-846. PMCID: PMC4701621

Mun, E.-Y., de la Torre, J., Atkins, D. C., White, H. R., Ray, A. E., Kim, S.-Y., Jiao, Y., Clarke, N., Huo, Y., Larimer, M. E., Huh, D., & The Project INTEGRATE Team (2015). Project INTEGRATE: An integrative study of brief alcohol interventions for college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(1), 34-48. PMCID: PMC4388772

White, H. R., Jiao, Y., Ray, A. E., Huh, D., Atkins, D. C., Larimer, M. E., Fromme, K., Corbin, W. R., Baer, J. S., LaBrie, J. W., & Mun, E.-Y. (2015). Are there secondary effects on marijuana use from brief alcohol interventions for college students? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(3), 367-377. PMCID: PMC4440295

2014 Publications

Kim, S.-Y. (2014). Determining the number of latent classes in single- and multi-phase growth mixture models. Structural Equation Modeling, 21(2), 263-279.  PMCID: PMC3979564

Kim, S.-Y., Mun, E.-Y., & Smith, S. S. (2014). Using mixture models with known class membership to address incomplete covariance structures in multiple-group growth models. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 67(1), 94-116.  PMCID: PMC3864537

Ray, A. E., Stapleton, J. L., Turrisi, R., & Mun, E.-Y. (2014). Drinking game play among 1st-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. PMCID: PMC4263026

Ray, A. E., Kim, S.-Y., White, H. R., Larimer, M. E., Mun, E.-Y., Clarke, N., Jiao, Y., Atkins, D. C., Huh, D., & 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, 1026-1040. PMCID: PMC4237686

Scaglione, N. M., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., Ray, A. E., Hultgren, B., & Cleveland, M. (2014). How much does one more drink matter? Examining effects of event-level alcohol use and previous sexual victimization on sex-related consequences. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 241- 248. PMCID: PMC3965678

White, H. R., & Ray, A. E. (2014). Differential evaluations of alcohol-related consequences among emerging adults. Prevention Science, 15(1), 115-124. PMCID: PMC3715555

2013 Publications

Anderson, K. G., Briggs, K. E. L., & White, H. R. (2013). Motives to drink or not to drink: Longitudinal relations among personality, motives, and alcohol use across adolescence and early adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 37, 860–867. PMCID: PMC3620892

Atkins, D. C., Baldwin, S. A., Zheng, C., Gallop, R. J., & Neighbors, C. (2013). A tutorial on count regression and zero-altered count models for longitudinal substance use data. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(1), 166-177. PMCID: PMC3513584

Clarke, N., Kim, S.-Y., White, H.R., Jiao, Y., & Mun, E.-Y. (2013). Associations between alcohol use and alcohol-related negative consequences among black and white college men and women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 521-531. PMCID: PMC3711344

Clarke, N., Mun, E.-Y., Kelly, S., White, H.R., & Lynch, K. (2013). Treatment outcomes of a combined cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for a sample of women with and without substance abuse histories on an acute psychiatric unit: do therapeutic alliance and motivation matter? American Journal on Addictions, 22(6), 566-573. PMCID: PMC3989070

Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., White, H. R., Turrisi, R., & Favero, S. (2013). Patterns of alcohol use and related consequences in non-college-attending emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 84-93. PMCID: PMC3517266

Eddie, D., Buckman, J. F., Mun, E.-Y., Vaschillo, B., Vaschillo, E., Udo, T., Lehrer, P., & Bates, M. E. (2013). Different associations of alcohol cue reactivity with negative alcohol expectancies in mandated and inpatient samples of young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 38(4), 2040-2043. PMCID: PMC4454376

Kim, S.-Y., Suh, Y., Kim, J. S., Albanese, M. A., & Langer, M. M. (2013). Single and multiple ability estimation in the SEM framework: A non-informative Bayesian estimation approach. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 48(4), 563-591. PMCID: PMC3959725

Lehrer, P., Buckman, J. F., Mun, E.-Y., Vaschillo, E. G., Vaschillo, B., Udo, T., Nguyen, T., & Bates, M. E. (2013). Negative mood and alcohol problems are related to respiratory dynamics in young adults. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 38(4), 273-283. PMCID: PMC3854952

Mallett, K. A., Varvil-Weld, L., Borsari, B., Read, J. P., Neighbors, C., & White, H. R. (2013). An update of research examining college student alcohol-related consequences: New perspectives and implications for interventions. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 37, 709–716. PMCID: PMC3601564

Udo, T., Mun, E.-Y., Buckman, J., Vaschillo, E. G., Vaschillo, B., & Bates, M. E. (2013). Potential side effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices and health risks on basal and reactive heart rate variability in college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(5), 787-796. PMCID: PMC3749321

2012 Publications

Cronley, C., White, H. R., Mun, E.-Y., Lee, C., Finlay, A., & Loeber, R. (2012). Exploring the interaction effect of neighborhood racial composition and individual race on substance use among male adolescents. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 11, 52-74. PMCID: PMC3311110

Finlay, A. K., White, H. R., Mun, E.-Y., Cronley, C., & Lee, C. (2012). Racial differences in trajectories of heavy drinking and regular marijuana use from ages 13 through 24 among African-American and White males. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 21, 118-123. PMCID: PMC3258364

Lee, C., & White, H. R. (2012). The effects of childhood maltreatment on violent injuries and premature death during young adulthood among urban high-risk men. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 166, 814-820. PMCID: PMC3587734

Lee, C., Cronley, C., White, H. R., Mun, E.-Y., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., & Loeber, R. (2012). Racial differences in the consequences of childhood maltreatment for adolescent and young adult depression, heavy drinking, and violence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 443-449. PMCID: PMC3336090

Ray, A. E., Stapleton, J., Turrisi, R., & Phillion, E. (2012). Patterns of drinking-related protective and risk behaviors in college student drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 449-455. PMCID: PMC3564211

Ray, S., Mun, E.-Y., Buckman, J. F., Udo, T., & Bates, M. E. (2012). Memory for emotional picture cues during acute alcohol intoxication. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 718-725. PMCID: PMC3410939

White, H. R., Fite, P., Pardini, D., Mun, E.-Y., & Loeber, R. (2012). Moderators of the dynamic link between alcohol and aggressive behavior among adolescent males. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 211-222. PMCID: PMC3548983

White, H. R., Lee, C., Mun, E.-Y., & Loeber, R. (2012). Developmental patterns of alcohol use in relation to persistence and desistance of serious violent offending among African American and Caucasian young men. Criminology, 50, 391-426. PMCID: PMC3614371

2011 Publications

Buckman, J. F., Yusko, D. D., Farris, S. G., White, H. R., & Pandina, R. J. (2011). Risk for marijuana use in male and female college student athletes and non-athletes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 586-591. PMCID: PMC3125882

White, H. R., Marmorstein, N. R., Crews, F. T., Bates, M. E., Mun, E.-Y., & Loeber, R. (2011). Associations between heavy drinking and changes in impulsive behavior among adolescent males. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 35, 295-303. PMCID: PMC3058919