Alexandra Martin Hershberger


B.A. University of Kentucky May 2013

M.S. IUPUI December 2015

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My program of research examines substance use in both adolescents and adults, with a specific focus on 1) factors that increase risk for substance use disorders and 2) factors affecting substance use treatment outcomes. I have several ongoing projects in my program of research, including examining substance use risk in juvenile justice involved adolescents and risk indicators, such as substance use and elopement, for child commercial sexual exploitation. My dissertation project, for which I received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (F31 AA024682), uses eye-tracking and oral alcohol and nicotine self-administration to examine mechanisms underlying co-occurring alcohol use and electronic-cigarette use. I am currently collecting data for this project.

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1. Hershberger, A.R., Um, M., Cyders, M.A. (in press). The Role of the UPPS-P Impulsive Personality Traits in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Based Substance Use Treatment: A Meta-Analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

2. Hershberger, A.R., Connors, M., Um, M., & Cyders, M.A. (in press) The Theory of Planned Behavior and E-cig Use: Impulsive Personality, E-cig Attitudes, and E-cig Use. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

3. Hershberger, A.R., Karyadi, K., VanderVeen, J.D., & Cyders, M.A. (2017) Beliefs about the Direct comparisons of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(6), 1-10.

4. Hershberger, A.R., Cyders, M.A. (2017) “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful”: A preliminary conceptual model of co-occurring e-cig and alcohol use. Current Addiction Reports, 4(2), 200-208.

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