Trainee Spotlight – February 2017

Introducing our Trainee Spotlight for February 2017, Heather Krieger!

Student: Heather Krieger

Mentor: Dr. Clayton Neighbors

University of Houston

HK BCMHeather’s research interests in the field of addictive behaviors include the impact of social interactions and contexts on alcohol consumption and consequences. She is particularly interested in the influence of the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of online and face-to-face social networks on alcohol consumption and related consequences. Her research aims to assess the structure of social networks and their impact on interventions, addictive behaviors, and related outcomes including body vandalism.


Krieger, H., DiBello, A. M., Neighbors, C. (2017). An Introduction to Body Vandalism: What is it? Who does it? When does it happen? Addictive Behaviors, 64, 89-92.

Rinker, D., Krieger, H., Neighbors, C. (2016). Social network factors and addictive behaviors among college students. Current Addiction Reports, 3(4), 356-367.

Krieger, H., Neighbors, C., Lewis, M., LaBrie, J.W., Foster, D., Larimer, M. (2016). Injunctive norms and alcohol consumption: A revised conceptualization. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(5), 1083–1092.


Krieger, H., Neighbors, C. (2016). Can I get you another? Research on the impact of social networks on drinking. McGovern Award Presentation at the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism. Dallas, TX.

Krieger, H., DiBello, A.M., and Neighbors, C. (2015). Body Vandalism: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Outcomes of heavy social drinking. Paper presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Congratulations, Heather!

If you would like to nominate a trainee (i.e., undergraduate/graduate student, or post-doc) for the SIG-AB Trainee Spotlight, please email Elly Leavens at We look forward to featuring more of our student and trainee members throughout the year!

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