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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).

RHP6

NIDA T32

In 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).


Clinical and Research Project Titles

  • 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

NZ Corrections

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).

 

Publications/Presentations with the NRLC

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

Treatment response profiles of at-risk drinkers during a 12-week contingency management intervention

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Karns-Wright, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016, March).

Poster presented at 7th annual meeting of the Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction, San Antonio, TX.

Alcohol use and criminogenic characteristics of DWI defendants enrolling in a screening brief intervention and referral to treatment program

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Roache, J. D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016, February).

Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Dallas, Texas

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

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

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

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).

Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50, 413-419.     PubMed

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.

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, 637-644..     PubMed

Translational application of transdermal alcohol monitoring

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

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39s1, 291a.

Alcohol treatment initiation and criminal justice violations for DWI offenders receiving SBIRT soon after arrest.

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

Poster presented at the 3rd annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

Electronic screening brief intervention and referral to treatment program for drunk drivers: A feasibility assessment

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

Poster presented at the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 3rd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2015, San Antonio, TX.

Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for driving while intoxicated offenders: Impact on treatment initiation and criminal justice violations

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

Poster presented at 7th annual meeting of the Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction, San Antonio, TX.

Computer-assisted screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment: Identifying driving while intoxicated offenders in need of alcohol treatment

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

Poster presented at 25th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Bryan, TX.

At-risk drinking among heavy drinkers reduced during contingency management treatment and 3 months of follow-up.

Cates, S. E., Karns, T. E., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015, February).

Poster presented at 25th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Bryan, TX.

Differences in time to peak in transdermal vs. breath alcohol concentrations: Sex- and dose-related effects.

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

Poster presented at 25th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Bryan, TX.

Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for driving while intoxicated offenders: Impact on treatment initiation and alcohol related pre-trial outcomes

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

Poster presented at 25th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Bryan, TX.

Prevalence of youth substance use and treatment needs in Bexar County, TX

Rennert, E. K., Ryan, S. R., L., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015, February).

Poster presented at 25th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Bryan, TX.

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. (in press).

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 142, 301-306.       PubMed

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

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.

Prevalence of youth substance use and treatment needs in Bexar County
Friedman, C. K., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J. M., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, September).
Poster presented at 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Forum UTHSCSA 2014, San Antonio, Texas
Continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring to determine effectiveness of contingency management for reducing alcohol intake
Karns, T. E., Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Lake, S. L., Roache, J. D., and Mullen, J. (2014, September).
Poster presented at 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Forum UTHSCSA 2014, San Antonio, Texas

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Driving While Intoxicated Offenders: Preliminary Outcomes

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

Poster presented at 2nd Annual Postdoctoral Research Forum UTHSCSA 2014, San Antonio, Texas

Reducing excessive alcohol intake using transdermal alcohol monitoring in conjunction with contingency management

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

Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, Texas.

Effect of consumption rate in estimating breath alcohol and standard units consumed using transdermal alcohol monitoring

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

Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, Texas.

Characteristics and treatment needs of adults with alcohol-related driving offences

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Roache, J. D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., Ghez, J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, February).

Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, Texas

Treatment needs of driving while intoxicated offenders: A multi-component treatment model.

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Roache, J. D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, March).

Poster presented at the annual meeting of Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction, San Antonio, TX.

Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring: From Laboratory Studies to Clinical Application in Forensic Settings

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., Roache, J. D., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, April).

Poster presented at the 5th annual Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day, San Antonio, TX.

Using transdermal alcohol monitors to estimate peak breath alcohol and total number of drinks consumed after a self-paced drinking paradigm

Hunt, C. A., Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Cates, S. E., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., Roache, J. D., & Dougherty, D. M. . (2014, May)

UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2014, San Antonio, TX

Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (MATTERS) program

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

UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2014, San Antonio, TX

Treatment needs of driving while intoxicated offenders: A multi-component treatment model

Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Roache, J. D., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Acheson, A., & Dougherty, D. M. (2014, May)

UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2014, San Antonio, TX

The effects of alcohol consumption on response initiation impulsivity using a "priming" does of alcohol

Shilling, K. D., Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Cates, S. E., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., & Dougherty, D. M. (2014, May)

UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day 2014, San Antonio, TX

Characterizing alcohol use of binge drinkers before and after contingency management treatment using transdermal alcohol monitoring

Dougherty, D. M., Karns, T. E., Lake, S. L., Cates, S. E., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., and Roache, J. D. (2014, June).

Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Bellevue, WA.

Continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring to determine effectiveness of contingency management for reducing alcohol intake

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

Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Bellevue, WA.

 

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