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

Recent Publications

Alcohol use disorder as a moderator of the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidality among military personnel.
(2024 May 26)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken)
Walton TO, Graupensperger S, Walker DD, Kaysen D

A daily-level examination of willingness to pregame, blackout, and hook up across drinking days: Associations with respective behavioral outcomes among adolescents and young adults.
(2024 Jun)
Addict Behav 153(): 108004
Litt DM, Zhou Z, Fairlie AM, Graupensperger S, Cross A, Kannard E, Lee CM, Lewis MA

Morning cannabis use in young adults: Associations with overall levels of use, negative consequences, and cannabis use disorder symptoms across 2.5 years.
(2024 Mar 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 256(): 111114
Calhoun BH, Walukevich-Dienst K, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Corrigendum to "Predictors of morning cannabis use among young adults: Between- and within-person associations from 24 consecutive months of data" [Addict. Behav. 124 (2024) 107908].
(2024 Apr)
Addict Behav 151(): 107951
Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

A pilot study of the acceptability, efficacy, and iatrogenic effects of a brief dynamic norms intervention for reducing young adult alcohol use.
(2023 Dec)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken) 47(12): 2331-2342
Graupensperger S, Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Duckworth JC, Stappenbeck CA

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