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 UW School of Medicine.‚Äč 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 & Honors and Music minor, University of New Mexico, 2010-2014

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Recent Publications

Impaired Control (Both Attempts to Control Drinking and Failed Control) as Prospective Predictors of Negative Outcomes among Young Adults who Drink Heavily.
(2024 Feb 2)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs
Leeman RF, Berey BL, Frohe T, Ferreiro AV, O'Malley SS

Examining Changes in Pain Interference via Pandemic-Induced Isolation Among Patients Receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder: A Secondary Data Analysis.
(2023 Aug 9)
Res Sq
Frohe T, Janssen T, Garner BR, Becker SJ

Why get high? Coping and enjoyment motives mediate elevated cannabis demand and cannabis-related outcomes.
(2023 Sep)
Psychol Addict Behav 37(6): 796-808
Schultz NR, Frohe T, Correia CJ, Ramirez JJ

"Another tool in the toolkit"-Perceptions, suggestions, and concerns of emergency service providers about the implementation of a supervised consumption site.
(2023 May)
Int J Drug Policy 115(): 104005
Perlmutter D, Wettemann C, Fockele CE, Frohe T, Williams W, Holland N, Oliphant-Wells T, Meischke H, van Draanen J

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

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