Early Career Faculty Spotlight

img_20130429_150151Heidemarie (Heidi) Blumenthal completed her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Arkansas in 2012. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology (Behavioral Science program) at the University of North Texas where she directs the Teen Stress and Alcohol Research (Teen St.A.R.) Laboratory (http://psychology.unt.edu/teen-star-laboratory/research). Her research focuses on the developmental psychopathology of anxiety, substance use, and their co-occurrence. With a primary emphasis on adolescence and emerging adulthood, she employs a variety of methodological techniques (e.g., laboratory-based affect induction; direct and indirect assessment of desire to engage in substance use; alcohol administration; salivary hormones; short-term prospective) with the goal of informing developmentally-sensitive intervention design.

Dr. Blumenthal will be actively reviewing applications for graduate students for the 2017-2018 year (2016 applications).

Select Publications:

  • Blumenthal, H., Ham, L. S., Cloutier, R. M., Bacon, A. K., & Douglas, M. E. (in press). Social anxiety, disengagement coping, and alcohol use behaviors among adolescents. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping.
  • Cloutier, R. M., Blumenthal, H., Mischel, E. R. (2016). An examination of social anxiety in marijuana and cigarette use motives among adolescents. Substance Use & Misuse, 51. 408-418. doi: 3109/10826084.2015.1110174
  • Blumenthal, H., Cloutier, R. M., Zamboanga, B. L., Bunaciu, L., & Knapp, A. A. (2015). A laboratory-based test of the relation between adolescent alcohol use and panic-relevant responding. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23, 303-313. doi: 1037/pha0000022
  • Blumenthal, H., Leen-Feldner, E. W., Badour, C. L., & Babson, K. A. (2011). Anxiety psychopathology and alcohol use among adolescents: A critical review of the empirical literature and recommendations for future research. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2, 318-353. doi: 10.5127/jep.012810
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