Anne Fairlie, PhD

Personal Statement

My program of research focuses on understanding how psychological, social, and situational factors influence young adult substance use and also the development of brief interventions for young adults. In particular, my research investigates processes influencing substance use behaviors from day-to-day or moment-to-moment. I use different types of daily-level or ecological momentary assessment (EMA) designs to elucidate why and how substance use varies across different occasions for a given individual in relation to changes in cognitions and contextual characteristics. My program of research enhances our knowledge of the etiology of substance misuse to inform the refinement and development of brief personalized feedback interventions as well as real-time interventions.

I am currently Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI Fairlie/Ramirez) of a NIAAA-funded grant (R34AA027302) developing two versions of an online personalized feedback intervention that focuses on alcohol cue reactivity among young adult drinkers; the study includes a lab component with an alcohol cue reactivity session as well as an EMA component (daily surveys up to 4x/day over 17 days). In addition, I am the PI of a NIDA-funded grant (R21DA050131) that investigates marijuana-specific self-regulation processes in relation to marijuana use and consequences both across days and throughout the day to identify how psychological states and contextual factors influence these self-regulation processes using an EMA design (daily surveys 4x/day over 2 weeks). As PI, I completed data collection for a grant that examines unplanned heavy drinking, protective behavioral strategies, and alcohol-related consequences using daily surveys administered over eight consecutive weekends (NIAAA; R21AA024156).


PhD Psychology Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island, 2012
MA Psychology Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island, 2009
BA Psychology, Connecticut College, 2000

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Recent Publications

Using Substances to Cope With the COVID-19 Pandemic: U.S. National Data at Age 19 Years.
(2022 Feb)
J Adolesc Health 70(2): 340-344
Patrick ME, Parks MJ, Fairlie AM, Kreski NT, Keyes KM, Miech R

Behavioral Willingness, Descriptive Normative Perceptions, and Prescription Stimulant Misuse among Young Adults 18-20.
(2021 Nov 23)
Subst Use Misuse
Fossos-Wong N, Litt DM, King KM, Kilmer JR, Fairlie AM, Larimer ME, Lee CM, Geisner IM, Cimini MD, Lewis MA

Unplanned versus planned simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use in relation to substance use and consequences: Results from a longitudinal daily study.
(2021 Sep)
Psychol Addict Behav 35(6): 712-722
Fairlie AM, Graupensperger S, Duckworth JC, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Young adult birthday celebrations as windows of risk for alcohol and cannabis use: 21st birthdays compared to other young adult birthdays.
(2021 Aug 19)
Psychol Addict Behav
Gilson MS, Cadigan JM, Fleming CB, Fairlie AM, Lewis MA, Lee CM

Negative evaluation of role transitions is associated with perceived stress and alcohol consequences: Examination of the Transitions Overload Model in young adulthood using two years of monthly data.
(2021 Aug)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45(8): 1607-1615
Cadigan JM, Fleming CB, Patrick ME, Lewis MA, Rhew IC, Abdallah DA, Fairlie AM, Schulenberg JE, Larimer ME, Lee CM

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