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Jillian Mullen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Psychiatry ,

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Period of Service

December 2013 – June 2016 Dr. Mullen completed her postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic (NRLC). n her time with the NRLC, her research focused on innovative methods for alcohol detection, monitoring, and intervention. This translational approach spanned in-lab alcohol administration studies, predictors of naturalistic patterns of alcohol use, and methods for reducing misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Dr. Mullen spearheaded our efforts in establishing a clinical research program to reduce alcohol misuse among adults arrested for driving while intoxicated offenses, as well as our adolescent substance abuse clinic. Dr. Mullen's training experience was made possible in part by: the UTHSCSA Training in Drug Abuse Research: Behavior and Neurobiology (T32-DA031115) training grant, the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Health & Human Services Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP 6). RHP6

Research Projects

  • MATTERS Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (DHHS 085144601.2.6)
  • CAMBIO Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (DHHS 085144601.2.101)
  • Alcohol Binging: Disruptions in Impulse Control and 5-HT as Underlying Mechanisms (R01-AA018124)

After the NRLC

After completing her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Mullen went on to accept a position as the Principal Advisor of Alcohol and Drug Programmes and Interventions for the New Zealand Department of Corrections (Wellington, NZ). NZ Corrections

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • Translating transdermal alcohol monitoring procedures for contingency management among adults recently arrested for DWI

    Mathias, C. W., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Karns-Wright, T. E., Mullen, J., Roache, J. D., Fell, J. C., and Dougherty, D. M. (2018).

    Addictive Behaviors, 83, 56-63 PubMed Icon

  • Time Delays in Transdermal Alcohol Concentrations Relative to Breath Alcohol Concentrations

    Karns-Wright, T. E., Roache, J. D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Mullen, J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2017)

    Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52, 35-41. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Using contingency management procedures to reduce at-risk drinking in heavy drinkers

    Dougherty, D. M., Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Mullen, J., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 109-121. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Behavioral impulsivity does not predict naturalistic alcohol consumption or treatment outcomes

    Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Karns, T. E., Liang, Y., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D. Lamb, R. J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 15, 120-128. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Transdermal alcohol concentration data collected during a contingency management program to reduce at-risk drinking

    Dougherty, D. M., Karns, T. E., Mullen, J., Liang, Y., Lake, S. L., Roache, J. D., and Hill-Kapturczak, N. (2015).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 148, 77-84. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Effects of tryptophan depletion and a simulated alcohol binge on impulsivity.

    Dougherty, D. M., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Lake, S. L., Mathias, C. M., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23, 109-121. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Assessing the validity of participant-derived compared to staff-derived values to compute a binge score

    Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Roache, J. D., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Alcoholl and Alcoholism, 50, 413-419. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Feasibility of a computer-assisted alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment program for DWI offenders

    Mullen, J., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10, 1-10. Atlas of Science PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Treatment needs of driving while intoxicated offenders: The need for a multi-modal approach to treatment

    Mullen, J., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Traffic Injury Prevention, 16, 367-644. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Using transdermal alcohol monitoring to detect low-level drinking

    Roache, J. D., Karns, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Mullen, J., Liang, Y., Lamb, R. J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39, 1120-1127. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Use of continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring during a contingency management procedure to reduce excessive alcohol use.

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Cates, S. E., Lake, S. L., Mullen, J., and Roache, J. D. (2014).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 142, 301-306. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Problem identification and community assessment of DWI needs for Bexar County, Texas

    Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Mullen, J., Lake, S. L., Brown, P. C., Adams, V., Villafranca, C., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014).

    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services report 085144601.2.6: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

  • Motivational interventions to reduce adult alcohol use/abuse and drunk driving incidents: A treatment manual for use in the criminal justice system

    Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Galindo, C., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014).

    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services report 085144601.2.6: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

  • A test of the psychometric characteristics of the BIS-Brief among three groups of youth

    Mathias, C. W., Stanford, M. S., Liang, Y., Goros, M., Charles, N. E., Sheftall, A. H., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., Olvera, R. L., and Dougherty, D. M. (2018).

    Psychological Assessment, 30, 847-865.