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Nancy Barnett

Associate Professor (Research):
Behavioral and Social Sciences, Program in Public Health
Phone: 401-863-6649
Nancy_Barnett@Brown.EDU

Biography

Dr. Barnett is an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Program in Public Health. She completed her graduate training at the University of Washington and her predoctoral and postdoctoral training at Brown University. Her primary areas of interest are 1) developing and testing brief interventions for substance use among adolescents and young adults, 2) how change occurs following alcohol-related critical events, and 3) the use of internet-based and transdermal technologies for the assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Her recent publications have focused on efficacy, mediators, and moderators of brief interventions for adolescents and young adults, efficacy of contingency management for reducing alcohol use, predictors of change following alcohol-related experiences, and characteristics of college students who have specific alcohol-related events. Dr. Barnett has served on numerous scientific review committees for the Center for Scientific Review and NIAAA, and is currently the Secretary of the Research Society on Alcoholism.

Interests

Dr. Barnett's research has focused on efficacy, mediators, and moderators of brief interventions for adolescents and young adults, predictors of change following alcohol-related experiences, and characteristics of college students who have specific alcohol-related events. She recently has been evaluating the utility of an alcohol biosensor for use in clinical interventions, and is also interested in how substance use influences are transmitted within social networks. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Dr. Barnett is a Co-Investigator on eight other research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, including alcohol treatment outcome trials for adolescents, college students, and emergency room and trauma patients, an assessment study of drinking milestones in adolescents, and investigations of treatment processes in Motivational Interviewing.

Degrees

PhD

Awards

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Training Program, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, 1998-1999.
Sharon Chauncey Award, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, 1999.

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Research Society on Alcoholism
Association for Psychological Science

Funded Research

GRANTS

Current Grants

1. Barnett, N. P. (Principal Investigator), Swift, R. NIAAA: "A Multi-Component Data Processing Program for Transdermal Alcohol Sensors" (R21 AA020943), 07/1/2012 – 06/30/2014, $262,500 total direct costs.

2. Bock, E., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Rosen, R. NIAAA: "Text Messaging as a Novel Alcohol Intervention for Community College Students" (R21 AA021014), 7/1/12 - 6/30/14.

3. Borsari, B. E., Apodaca, T. Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Carey, K., Jackson, K. NIAAA: "Within-session Mechanisms of Behavior Change in At-Risk College Students" (R01 AA017427), 8/1/09-6/30/13, $995,189 total direct costs.

4. Jackson, K., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Colby, S. M., Kahler, C., Hussong, A. NIAAA: "Initiation and Progression through Early Drinking Milestones in Underage Drinkers" (R01 AA16838), 9/1/08-8/31/13, $3,677,696 total costs.

5. Monti, P., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Colby, S. M., Mastroleo, N., Operario, D., Shepard, D. , Wiley, B. NIAAA: Brief Interventions in the Emergency Department for Alcohol and HIV/Sexual Risk (2R01 AA009892-16), 8/15/10-7/31/15, $424,804 first-year costs.

6. Orchowski, L., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Borsari, B., Wood, M., Zlotnick, C. NIAAA: "Integrated Alcohol and Sexual Assault Intervention for College Men" (R34 AA020852), 9/20/12 - 8/31/15.

7. Spirito, A., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Knopik, V., Rende, R., Zlotnick, C. NIAAA: "Effects of the Family Check-Up on Adolescents with Alcohol-Related Events and Their Siblings" (R01 AA017659), 8/1/08 - 7/31/13, $2,915,931 total direct costs.

8. Spirito, A., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator). NIDA: "Individual and Family Motivational Interviews for Substance Using Truant Teens" (R34 DA0029871), 7/1/10 - 6/30/13, $142,500 total direct costs.

Completed Grants

1. Apodaca, T. Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Borsari, B., Jackson, K. NIAAA: "Sequential and Component Analysis of MI Mechanisms with College Drinkers" (R01 AA017874), 09/30/09 – 08/31/12, $489,750 total direct costs.

2. Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Kahler, C. NIAAA: "Brief Alcohol Intervention for School-to-Work Transitions" (R01 AA016000), 9/20/09-9/19/12, $710,797 total direct costs.

3. Nunn, A., Barnett, N. P. (Subcontract Principal Investigator). Center for AIDS Research: "Exploring Prevalence of Sexual Concurrency and Predictors of HIV and STIs at Crossroads STI Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi," 6/01/10 – 1/31/12, $15,110.

4. Hogan, J., Liu, Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Kahler, C. NIAAA: "New Approaches to Mediation Analysis using Causal Inference Methods" (1RC1 AA019186), 10/01/09-09/30/11, (stimulus) $327,201 first-year costs.

5. Barnett, N. P. (Principal Investigator), Tidey, J., Swift, R., Colby, S. M. NIAAA: "Contingency Management for Alcohol Abuse Using Transdermal Alcohol Detection" (R21 AA015980), 9/15/08 – 8/31/11, $262,500 total direct costs.

6. Borsari, B. E., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Kahler, C. W., Monti, P. M., O'Leary Tevyaw, T. A. NIAAA: "Stepped Care for Mandated College Students" (R01 AA015518), 6/1/05 – 5/31/11, $1,025,000 total direct costs.

7. Barnett, N. P. (Principal Investigator), Clark, M., Linkletter, C. Research Excellence Award, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies: "A Social Network Analysis of Alcohol and Drug Associations in College Students," 12/1/10 – 3/31/11, $14,432.

8. Barnett, N. P. (Principal Investigator), Colby, S. M., Corriveau, D. P., Fingeret, A., Kahler, C., Monti, P. M., O'Leary, T. A., Read, J. P., Wood, M. D. NIAAA: "Naturalistic Influences on Alcohol Problems in College" (RO1 AA13970), 9/30/03 –8/31/10, $2,138,491 total direct costs.

9. Spirito, A., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Knopik, V., Dishion, T. NIDA: "Substance Abuse Prevention for Preadolescents with Psychiatric Disorders" (R21 DA024207), 7/1/08 - 6/30/10, $275,000 total direct costs.

10. Monti, P. M., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Principal Investigator), Biffl, W. L., Cioffi, W. G., Colby, S. M., Gogineni, A., Gwaltney, C. J. NIAAA: "Enhanced MI with Alcohol Positive Trauma Patients" (R01 AA009892), 06/01/1994 - 04/30/2010, $2,133,733 total direct costs.

11. Squires, D. D., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Monti, P. M., Storti, S. NIDA: "Training Drug Treatment Providers to Adopt Evidence-Based Practices" (R21 DA021150), 5/1/07 – 4/30/09, $275,000 total direct costs.

12. Monti, P. M., O'Leary, T., Colby, S. M., Tidey, J., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Rohsenow, D. J. NIDA: "Contingency Management and MET for Adolescent Smoking" (R01 DA11204), 7/1/02 – 6/31/07, $1,843,020 total direct costs.

13. Spirito, A., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Principal Investigator), Monti, P. M., O'Leary, T., Colby, S. M., Rohsenow, D. J., Lewander, W. NIAAA: "Family Motivational Interviews for ETOH+ Teens in the ER" (R01 AA13385), 7/1/02 – 6/31/07, $2,075,555 total direct costs.

14. Barnett, N. P. (Principal Investigator), Colby, S. M., Monti, P. M., McMillan, M. NIAAA: "Motivational Interviews for Mandated ETOH Education" (R01 AA12158) 04/01/00 - 03/31/05; $549,403 total direct costs.

15. Monti, P. M., Colby, S. M., Spirito, A., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Rohsenow, D. J., Woolard, R. NIAAA: "Motivational Interviewing for ETOH+ Teens in the ER" (R01 AA09892) 05/01/99 – 12/31/04; $1,267,970 total direct costs.

16. Stein, L. A. R., Colby, S. M., Barnett, N. P. (Co-Investigator), Monti, P. M., Wirt, P. W. NIDA: "Motivational Interviews for Incarcerated Teens" (R01 DA13375) 8/13/00 - 8/14/05, $800,000 total direct costs.

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Curriculum Vitae

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