• VT Substance Use Prevention Studies Use Novel Approach to Keep Young People Engaged
    Ensuring the effectiveness of policies and media campaigns targeting young people is critical to achieving substance use prevention, but state surveillance systems are often not nimble enough to capture quickly changing substance use trends. New findings from UVM researchers and colleagues highlight how a uniquely flexible survey instrument and use of incentives help capture relevant data and keep young Vermonters engaged.
  • In Memoriam: Cheryl Oncken
    The entire VCBH team is saddened by the loss of international research expert in smoking cessation and pregnancy, Cheryl Ann Oncken, MD, MPH. Cheryl joined our TCORS Advisory Board in 2019 and we were honored to have her expertise and guidance for the short time she was with us.
  • PACE Studies Seek Feedback on Substance Use and Vape Prevention Messaging
    ​Earlier this spring, the PACE (Policy and Communication Evaluation) Vermont team, led by UVM Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychological Science Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H., a member of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, received funding (R21DA051943, U54DA036114) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct two studies: The PACE Vermont Study will assess perceptions and problems associated with vaping in youth and young adults, and the PACE Vape Messaging Study will focus on identifying effective vaping prevention messaging in Vermont young adults. The PACE Vermont team will be recruiting approximately 1,200 youth (aged 12-17) and young adults (aged 18-25) for these two research studies in summer 2020 via
  • Getting Used to Our “New Normal”
    UVM Vermont Center on Behavior & Health faculty members Allison N. Kurti, Ph.D., and Stephen Higgins, Ph.D., discuss how to manage the natural urge to socialize, how to understand our reactions and feelings, and how to establish new, healthy routines to help us cope with our “new normal” and help keep our communities safe.
  • VCBH Fellow Joins the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Munroe-Meyer Institute
    Catalina Rey, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow, will join the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Munroe-Meyer Institute as an assistant professor.
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