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

Daily-level simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and its associations with alcohol use, marijuana use, and negative consequences in a young adult community sample.
(2023 Sep)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken) 47(9): 1690-1701
Fairlie AM, Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Changes in Cannabis Use From 2014 to 2019 Among Young Adults in Washington State.
(2024 Feb)
Am J Prev Med 66(2): 252-259
Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Rhew IC, Delawalla MLM, Fairlie AM, Larimer ME, Kilmer JR

The daily association between affect and alcohol use: A meta-analysis of individual participant data.
(2023 Jan-Feb)
Psychol Bull 149(1-2): 1-24
Dora J, Piccirillo M, Foster KT, Arbeau K, Armeli S, Auriacombe M, Bartholow B, Beltz AM, Blumenstock SM, Bold K, Bonar EE, Braitman A, Carpenter RW, Creswell KG, De Hart T, Dvorak RD, Emery N, Enkema M, Fairbairn C, Fairlie AM, Ferguson SG, Freire T, Goodman F, Gottfredson N, Halvorson M, Haroon M, Howard AL, Hussong A, Jackson KM, Jenzer T, Kelly DP, Kuczynski AM, Kuerbis A, Lee CM, Lewis M, Linden-Carmichael AN, Littlefield A, Lydon-Staley DM, Merrill JE, Miranda R Jr, Mohr C, Read JP, Richardson C, O'Connor R, O'Malley SS, Papp L, Piasecki TM, Sacco P, Scaglione N, Serre F, Shadur J, Sher KJ, Shoda Y, Simpson TL, Smith MR, Stevens A, Stevenson B, Tennen H, Todd M, Treloar Padovano H, Trull T, Waddell J, Walukevich-Dienst K, Witkiewitz K, Wray T, Wright AGC, Wycoff AM, King KM

Daily level examination indicates that positive affect, but not negative affect, is associated with alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents and young adults.
(2023 Dec)
Psychol Addict Behav 37(8): 1030-1038
Litt DM, Zhou Z, Fairlie AM, King KM, Cross A, Kannard E, Geusens F, Lewis MA

Experimental Test of Abstaining-and-Drinking Social Media Content on Adolescent and Young Adult Social Norms and Alcohol Use.
(2023 Sep)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 84(5): 700-709
Litt DM, Zhou Z, Fairlie AM, Waldron KA, Geusens F, Lewis MA

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