Scott Graupensperger, PhD

My research focuses on how social influences, such as social norms, shape individuals’ health behaviors in both constructive (e.g., vaccine uptake) and risky ways (e.g., alcohol use). I take a translational approach to my research in that I aim to understand how social processes, such as normative influences, relate to behavior so that we can leverage these influences to reduce harm and improve health.

Specific areas of interest include alcohol and other substance use, mental health, and gambling/sports betting. My primary focus is among adolescents and young adults.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Other Affiliations

U.S. Center for Mental Health and Sport

Scholarly Expertise

  • Longitudinal Methodology
  • Prevention Science
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