Tessa Frohe, PhD

I am a trained Behavioral Psychologist. The main goal of my work is to reduce substance-related harms and improve quality of life for people experiencing problems related to their substance use. I work closely with community members and people who use drugs to inform my line of research and address key needs identified. Most of my research is conducted at the Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center within the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.​ My aim is to adapt, refine, and disseminate harm reduction programs through digital health interventions to empower individuals and ameliorate substance-related harms.


PhD, Health Behavior Psychology, University of Florida, 2015-2020
BA, Psychology major and minor in Honors & Music, University of New Mexico, 2010-2014

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Recent Publications

Reply to Keyes and Rutherford.
(2022 May 1)
Pain 163(5): e695-e696
Vowles KE, McEntee ML, Julnes PS, Frohe T, Ney JP, van der Goes D

A combined laboratory and field test of a smartphone breath alcohol device and blood alcohol concentration estimator to facilitate moderate drinking among young adults.
(2022 Sep)
Psychol Addict Behav 36(6): 710-723
Leeman RF, Berey BL, Frohe T, Rowland BHP, Martens MP, Fucito LM, Stellefson M, Nixon SJ, O'Malley SS

Dual study describing patient-driven harm reduction goal-setting among people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder.
(2021 Jun)
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 29(3): 261-271
Fentress TSP, Wald S, Brah A, Leemon G, Reyes R, Alkhamees F, Kramer M, Taylor EM, Wildhood M, Frohe T, Duncan MH, Clifasefi SL, Collins SE

An examination of the acquired preparedness model among college student marijuana users.
(2022 Oct)
J Am Coll Health 70(7): 2050-2060
Berey BL, Frohe TM, Pritschmann RK, Yurasek AM

Perfectionism discrepancy and falling short of the ideal self: Investigating drinking motives and impaired control on the road to alcohol-related problems.
(2020 Jun 1)
Pers Individ Dif 159():
Canning JR, Patock-Peckham JA, Walters KJ, Bauman DC, Frohe T, Leeman RF

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