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

"Wake-and-bake" cannabis use: Predictors and cannabis-related outcomes of use shortly after waking.
(2023 May 18)
Drug Alcohol Depend 248(): 109937
Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Fairlie AM, Walukevich-Dienst K, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Cannabis Use Among Female Community College Students Who Use Alcohol in a State With and a State Without Nonmedical Cannabis Legalization in the US.
(2023 May)
WMJ 122(2): 95-100
Binger K, Kerr BR, Lewis MA, Fairlie AM, Hyzer RH, Moreno MA

Exposure to media with alcohol-related content across young adulthood: Associations with risky drinking and consequences among high-risk 2- and 4-year college students.
(2023 Mar 29)
Drug Alcohol Rev
Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Fairlie AM, Lee CM

Daily-level associations between alcohol use cognitions and normative perceptions among adolescents: An intensive longitudinal study.
(2023 Aug)
Addict Behav 143(): 107697
Waldron KA, Lewis MA, Fairlie AM, Litt DM, Zhou Z, Bryant D

Alcohol and marijuana use predicting next-day absenteeism and engagement at school and work: A daily study of young adults.
(2023 Jul)
Addict Behav 142(): 107670
Duckworth JC, Graupensperger S, Schultz NR, Gilson MS, Fairlie AM, Patrick ME, Lee CM

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