Trainee Spotlight – June 2017

Introducing our Trainee Spotlight for June 2017, Jamie Parnes!

Trainee: Jamie E. Parnes, M.S.

Mentor: Bradley T. Connor, Ph.D.

Colorado State University

Jamie Parnes is heasigtraineeJuneding into his fourth year in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at Colorado State University. His primary research area is marijuana use, including antecedents and consequences of use. Research to-date includes examining the impact of legalization on marijuana use, as well as individual difference predictors of marijuana use and consequences. Beyond research, he is actively engaged in both teaching and clinical work. Long term, his career goal is to attain a tenure-track faculty position in a university-based psychology department.

Representative publications:

Parnes, J.E., Pearson, M.R., Bravo, A.J, & Conner, B.T. (in press). A burning problem: Cannabis lessons learned from Colorado. Addiction Research & Theory. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1315410

Parnes, J.E., Rahm-Knigge, R.L., & Conner, B.T. (2017). The curvilinear effects of sexual orientation on young adult substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 66, 108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.11.012

Bravo, A.J., Pearson, M.R., Conner, B.T., & Parnes, J.E. (2017). Is 4/20 an event-specific marijuana holiday? A daily diary investigation of marijuana use and consequences among college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 134-139.

Parnes, J.E. (2017, March). Multi-site daily diary study examining marijuana use: Development, findings, and lessons. Symposium presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Parnes, J.E., Conner, B.T., & Evenden, J. (2015, November). The impact of legalization and sensation seeking on marijuana use among college students. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapists, Chicago, Illinois.

Congratulations, Jamie!

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