Jennifer Read

PhD

Jennifer Read.

Jennifer Read

PhD

Jennifer Read

PhD

Research Interests

Social and individual-level factors in the etiology and treatment of alcohol misuse; affective and cognitive determinants of heavy drinking; PTSD-alcohol use disorder comorbidity

Education

  • PhD, University of Rhode Island

Current Research

I am interested in the etiology of and intervention for hazardous alcohol and other substance use. My most recent work has focused around two areas: (1) psychosocial determinants of young adult alcohol use, and (2) the intersection of trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms with alcohol and other drugs.

My research on young adult drinking has examined both environmental and individual determinants of alcohol use utilizing laboratory and survey approaches. In particular, my research examines how individual-level factors such as gender, affective state, and alcohol cognitions (e.g., expectancies, motives) may account for differential responses to the social environment.

In the area of the intersection of trauma, posttraumatic stress, and substance use, I have been funded by the ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine etiological processes that contribute to the co-occurrence of PTSD and problem substance use in young adults. This includes longitudinal studies of associations between these two clinical phenomena, as well as laboratory based studies of co-occurrence. Much of my recent work is focused on understanding the role of alcohol in a particular type of trauma, sexual assault. My colleagues and I currently are conducting two studies funded by NIAAA. One of these seeks to understand women’s developmental and contextual risk for alcohol-involved sexual assault, and the other is studying how friends can help one another prevent alcohol-involved assault risk.

I also am interested in the measurement and evaluation of negative consequences resulting from heavy drinking in college students. Along with my colleagues, I have developed the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ) which assesses multiple domains of alcohol consequences. More information about this measure – including measure items, scoring instructions, and supporting references, can be found at my personally maintained website.

Selected Publications

  • Shaw, R. J., Read, J. P., & Colder, C. R. (in press). Social goal orientation differentially influences exposure to interpersonal and non-interpersonal trauma. Traumatology.
  • Read, J. P., Colder, C. R., Livingston, J. A., Maguin, E., & Egerton, G. (2021). Alcohol and cannabis co-use and social context as risk pathways to sexual assault. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
  • Jenzer, T., Egerton, G., & Read, J. P. (2021). Learning from drinking experiences in college: A test of reciprocal determinism with drinking refusal self-efficacy. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35, 85-92.
  • Scalco, M. D., Colder, C. R., Read, J. P., Lengua, L. J., Wieczorek, W. F., & Hawk, L. W. (2021) Testing alternative cascades from internalizing and externalizing symptoms to adolescent alcohol use and alcohol use disorder through co-occurring symptoms and peer delinquency. Development and Psychopathology, 33, 29-46.
  • Zaso, M. J., & Read, J. P. (2020). Drinking motives as moderators of in‐the‐moment drinking risks in response to trauma‐related distress. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research44, 2561-2569.
  • Jenzer, T., Meisel, S., Blayney, J. A., Colder, C. R., & Read, J. P. (2020). Reciprocal processes in trauma and coping: Bidirectional effects over a 4 year period. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 12, 207-218.
  • Blayney, J. A., Jenzer, T., Read, J. P., Livingston, J., Testa, M., & Carroll, Q. (2020). A qualitative study on friends and the social context of sexual victimization: Implications for campus-based interventions. Violence Against Women.
  • Wardell, J. D., Egerton, G., & Read, J. P. (2020). Does cannabis use predict more severe types of alcohol consequences? Longitudinal associations in a three-year study of college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44, 1141-1150.
  • Rodriguez, L., & Read, J. P. (2020). Momentary emotional responding and emotion regulation in PTSD-related drinking urge. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28, 99–111.
  • Egerton, G. A., Jenzer, T., Blayney, J. A., Kimber, J., Colder, C. R., & Read, J. P. (2020). Distress‐related internalizing symptoms interact with externalizing symptoms to predict alcohol problems in an inpatient adolescent sample. The American Journal on Addictions, 29, 57-64.
  • Borsari, B., & Read, J. P. (2019). Editors: Special Issue: Responding to the opioid crisis: Perspectives, challenges and directions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 920-924.
  • Egerton, G., Radomski, S. A., & Read, J. P. (2019). Personality-based PTSD subtypes in young adults. Traumatology, 25, 235-241.
  • Blayney, J. A., Scalco, M., Radomski, S., Colder, C., & Read, J. P. (2019). Sexual victimization histories and substance use trajectories during the transition out of college. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33, 529–539.
  • Egerton, G. A., & Read, J. P. (2019). Relationship role transitions and problem alcohol use in emerging adulthood. Emerging Adulthood7, 291-303.
  • Prince, M. A., Read, J. P., & Colder, C. R. (2019). Trajectories of college alcohol involvement and their associations with later alcohol use disorder symptoms. Prevention Science20, 741-752.