• Dr. Abby Braitman received her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University’s then Applied Experimental Psychology program (now Applied Psychological Science). She then completed an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship (the F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award) before joining ODU’s faculty.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 A randomized trial of a personalized feedback intervention for nonstudent emerging adult at?risk drinkersAlcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 781-794.
    2018 Discrepant drinking and partner violence perpetration over time in lesbians’ relationshipsViolence Against Women. 1149-1165.
    2018 Mental Health Symptoms and Parenting Among Father-Only and Dual Substance Use Disorder CouplesJournal of Family Issues. 796-816.
    2018 Psychometric Properties of a Modified Moral Injury Questionnaire in a Military PopulationTraumatology. 301-312.
    2017 Protective behavioral strategies as a context-specific mediator: A multilevel examination of within- and between-person associations of daily drinkingExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 141-155.
    2017 Sexual Coercion, Drinking to Cope Motives, and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among Self-Identified Bisexual WomenSubstance use & misuse. 1-12.
    2017 Sociocognitive factors and perceived consequences associated with alternative forms of alcohol useJournal of American college health : J of ACH. 67-75.
    2016 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
    2016 A latent profile analysis of drinking patterns among nonstudent emerging adultsAddictive Behaviors. 14-9.
    2016 Alcohol use variability in a community-based sample of nonstudent emerging adult heavy drinkersThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 698-706.
    2016 Antisocial behavior and intimate partner violence among single and dual substance-abusing couplesJournal of family violence. 423-431.
    2016 Initiation and retention in couples outpatient treatment for parents with drug and alcohol use disordersExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 174-84.
    2016 Initiation and retention in outpatient treatment for parents with drug and alcohol use disordersExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 174-184.
    2016 Personalized boosters for a computerized intervention targeting college drinking: The influence of protective behavioral strategiesJournal of American college health : J of ACH. 509-19.
    2015 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
    2015 Behavioral Couples Treatment for substance use disorder: Secondary effects on the reduction of risk for child abuseJournal of substance abuse treatment.
    2015 Clarifying observed relationships between protective behavioral strategies and alcohol outcomes: The importance of response optionsPsychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors. 455-66.
    2015 Motivations for Punishing Someone Who Violates HIV Nondisclosure Laws: Basic Research and Policy ImplicationsAnalyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
    2015 Protective Behavioral Strategies as a Mediator between Depressive Symptoms Fluctuations and Alcohol Consumption: A Longitudinal Examination among College StudentsJournal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 80-88.
    2015 Protective behavioral strategies as a mediator between depressive symptom fluctuations and alcohol consumption: a longitudinal examination among college studentsJournal of studies on alcohol and drugs. 80-8.
    2015 The impact of time perspective latent profiles on college drinking: a multidimensional approachSubstance use & misuse. 664-73.
    2014 Disentangling reactions to HIV disclosure: Effects of HIV status, sexual orientation, and disclosure recipients’ genderJournal of Health Psychology. 285-295.
    2014 Effectiveness of a brief screening and intervention protocol for heavy drinkers in dental practiceJournal of Health Psychology.
    2013 Protective behavioral strategy use and motivations for drinking: Exploring alternatives to drinking strategiesAddictive Behaviors. No Pagination Specified.
    2011 Coping behavior and depressive symptoms in adult children of alcoholicsSubstance Use and Misuse. 1162-1168.
    2010 Relationships between depressive symptoms and parent and peer attachment in adult children of alcoholicsAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 200-208.
    2009 Alcohol and drug use among college student adult children of alcoholicsJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 69-88.
    2009 Why does someone reveal highly personal information? Attributions for and against self-disclosure in close relationshipsCommunication Research Reports. 115-130.
    2008 Minority stressors and dual identities: An analysis of lesbians’ expressive writing journalsJournal of Lesbian Studies. 501-517.

    Research Overview

  • My focus is on risky health behaviors among emerging adults, particularly college student drinking. My interest is in exploring the etiology of heavy episodic drinking as well as developing techniques to strengthen and extend effects for interventions directed at harm reduction. Specifically, I am interested in identifying technology-based techniques easily adoptable at institutions for mass implementation. I am also interested in socio-cognitive influencers, and how changes in drinking influence and are influenced by social networks and romantic partnerships. Additionally, I am interested in quantitative methods, specifically longitudinal data analysis and approaches to accommodate substance use outcomes (particularly structural equation modeling).
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Psychology : Health Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Quantitative Methods
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology, Old Dominion University 2012
  • M.S. in Experimental Psychology, Old Dominion University 2007
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Maryland 2003
  • Full Name

  • Abby Braitman