Olivia DrakeMarch 26, 20121min
Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology, and Ruth Striegel, the Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, professor of psychology, are co-authors of a paper titled, "Behavioral Symptoms of Eating Disorders in Native Americans: Results from the Add Health Survey Wave III," published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2011. In addition, Dierker is the author of "Alcohol Use as a Signal for Sensitivity to Nicotine Dependence: Cross-sectional findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of Recent Onset Smokers," published in Addictive Behaviors, Issue 36(4), pages 421-426, 2011. And "How Spacing of Data Collection May Impact Estimates of Substance Use…

Lauren RubensteinMarch 26, 20123min
Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology, Jennifer Rose, research associate professor of psychology and two postdoctoral fellows, together with researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, are the co-authors of two new papers examining nicotine dependence in teen smokers. “The Natural Course of Nicotine Dependence Symptoms Among Adolescent Smokers,” was published March 15 in the peer-reviewed journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Wesleyan Postdoctoral Fellows Weihai Zhan and Arielle Selya contributed to the paper. The researchers followed novice adolescent smokers, as well as those who had never smoked before, for four years. They found that, before smoking 100 cigarettes, 20 percent reported…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 24, 20101min
Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology, received a grant worth $590,769 from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund her research on “Individual Differences in Smoking and Nicotine Dependence Sensitivity” through Aug. 31, 2012. The award is part of the Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009. Jennifer Rose, research associate professor of psychology, is the coPI on this grant.

Corrina KerrMarch 22, 20102min
This issue, we ask 5 Questions to...Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology. Dierker provided us with some information on her research findings. Q. How did you become interested in researching adolescents who smoke? A: Early in my career, I was selected as a faculty scholar by the Tobacco Etiology Research Network. This network was a multidisciplinary initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was aimed at attracting junior scholars into the field in hopes of accelerating research into the causes and mechanisms by which experimentation with tobacco leads to chronic and dependent use. At that time, as…

Olivia DrakeDecember 17, 20091min
Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology, and David Beveridge, the University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics, professor of chemistry, received a $174,999 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support an inquiry based, supportive approach to statistical reasoning and applications. The award will be applied Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2012.

Olivia DrakeJune 4, 20091min
Lisa Dierker, associate professor of psychology, and Jennifer Rose, research associate professor of psychology, received a grant worth $521,938 from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse on May 14. The grant was issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Dierker and Rose are researching "Individual Differences in Smoking Exposure and Nicotine Dependence Sensitivity." The grant will be applied over two years.