Health Behavior Change

Health Behavior ChangeResearch in this area looks at ways to explain and predict behavior and intervene to promote healthy behavior change. Our faculty are looking at ways to address high-risk behaviors through brief counseling, technology and mobile health. Faculty are also interested in generating accurate inference results in health behavior research though advanced meta-analysis and innovative statistical approaches.

Related Faculty

Dr. Melissa Lewis
Dr. Dana Litt
Dr. Eun-Young Mun
Dr. Scott Walters
Dr. Zhengyang Zhou

Faculty Publications

  • Lewis, M. A., Rhew, I. C., Fairlie, A. M., Swanson, A. Anderson, J. & Kaysen, D. L. (2019). Evaluating personalized feedback intervention framing with a randomized controlled trial to reduce young adult alcohol-related sexual risk taking. Prevention Science, 310-320.
  • Lewis, M. A., Patrick, M. E., Litt, D. M., Blayney, J. A., Atkins, D. C., Kim, T., Norris, J., George, W. H., & Larimer, M. E. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of a web-delivered personalized normative feedback intervention to reduce alcohol-related risky sexual behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82, 429-440. 1037/a0035550 PMCID: PMC4029925
  • Litt, D.M., Rodriguez, L. M., & Stewart, S. H. (2021). Examining associations between social networking site alcohol-specific social norms, posting behavior, and drinking to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 24, 715-721.
  • Litt, D. M., Astorga, A., Tate, K., Thompson, E. L., & Lewis, M. A. (2021). Disentangling associations between frequency of specific social networking site platform use, normative discrepancies, and alcohol use among adolescents and underage young adults. Health Behavior Research, 4, 1-16.
  • Litt, D. M., Lewis, M. A., Spiro, E., Aulck, L., Waldron, K. A., Swanson, A., & Head-Corliss, M. K. (2018). #drunktwitter:  An examination of the relationship between self-reported drinking behavior and publicly available Twitter activity.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 193, 75-82. doi: 1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.08.021
  • Testa, M., Livingston, J. A., Wang, W., & Lewis, M. A. (2019). Preventing college sexual assault by reducing hookups: A randomized controlled trial of a personalized normative feedback intervention. Prevention Science, 21, 388-397. org/10.1007/s11121-020-01098-3