Alcohol and cannabis use and misuse; substance use consequences; affect; sociocultural influences on mental health; ambulatory assessment; quantitative methods in daily life research; mobile health interventions.
Alison Haney, PhD, is an assistant professor who specializes in substance use and related consequences. Prior to joining the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo, Haney was a postdoctoral fellow, part of the NIAAA T32 Psychology of Alcohol Use and Addictions Research training program at the University of Missouri. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Purdue University. Haney’s research examines how dynamic, health-relevant processes are measured in daily life in order to identify targets for mobile health interventions. She uses quantitative methods and ambulatory technology to increase the precision with which we can measure affect and substance use outside of the laboratory, examine how affective and other consequences of substance use vary within and across contexts and sociocultural groups, and leverage this information to develop scalable, mobile interventions aimed at supporting healthy decision-making around substance use and related behaviors (e.g., alcohol-impaired driving).