Scott Graupensperger, PhD

My research focuses on how groups and social influences shape individuals’ health behaviors in both constructive (e.g., vaccine uptake) and pernicious 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.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Other Affiliations

U.S. Center for Mental Health and Sport

Scholarly Expertise

  • Longitudinal Methodology
  • Prevention Science

Recent Publications

Posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use among college students: Exploring interactions with sleep quality and assigned sex.
(2022 Sep 5)
Addict Behav 136(): 107482
Lehinger EA, Graupensperger S, Song F, Hultgren BA, Jackson D, Larimer ME

Hours high as a proxy for marijuana use quantity in intensive longitudinal designs.
(2022 Sep 9)
Drug Alcohol Depend 240(): 109628
Calhoun BH, Patrick ME, Fairlie AM, Graupensperger S, Walukevich-Dienst K, Lee CM

Alcohol Use Motives and Cannabis Use among Young Adults: Between- and Within-Person Associations Based on Monthly Data from a Community Sample.
Subst Use Misuse 57(11): 1673-1680
Fleming CB, Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Lee CM

Repeated Assessment of Alcohol Use and Perceived Norms Among College Students Who Drink: Comparisons to a Minimal Assessment at 12-Month Follow-Up.
(2022 Jul)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 83(4): 588-595
Graupensperger S, Schultz NR, Lewis M, Kilmer J, Larimer M

Relationships Between Resilience, Mental Well-Being, and COVID-19 Worries in Collegiate Student-Athletes.
Front Sports Act Living 4(): 890006
Watts CJ, Hilliard RC, Graupensperger S

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