on the NRLC projects
Impulsivity and Biological Markers for Suicidality and Drug Use in Adolescents (R01-MH077684
Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868)
Currently, Tiffany started working with the NRLC in a graduate research rotation focused on the project Impulsivity and Biological Markers for Suicidality and Drug Use in Adolescents (R01-MH077684). Since then she has continued examining predictors of substance use involvement on the project Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868). Tiffany is receiving intensive training in human clinical research as part a research rotation from her program at Fielding Graduate University. Tiffany is a first year Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA with a double concentration in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. Upon graduation, Tiffany aspires to become a Licensed Psychologist in order to treat and assess military personnel, veterans, and their families.
Prior to entering Fielding Graduate University, Tiffany obtained her Master's degree in Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University. She has prior experience working as a primary clinician for a co-occurring treatment program, as a survivor services liaison for the military, and has served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
|2010||M.A.||Psychology||Chapman University, Fort Lewis, WA|
|2005||B.A.||Criminology||University of Tampa, Tampa, FL|
- Water sports : SCUBA diving, boating, knee/wakeboarding
Selected Publications/Presentations with the NRLC
Aggression as a Predictor of Early Substance Use Initiation among Youth with Family Histories of Substance Use Disorders
Mathias, C. W., Duffing, T. M., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (in press).
Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment.
Early substance use initiation and aggression among youth from families with substance use disorder
Mathias, C. W., Duffing, T. M., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39s1, 132a
P300 amplitude reduction as a predictor of substance use initiation in the context of family history
Duffing, T. M., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Ford, A. N., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014, April).
Poster presented at annual meeting of the Maryland Psychological Association, Columbia, MD.
Predictors of initiation and age of onset of substance-use among at-risk adolescents.
Duffing, T. M., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Lake, S. L, Charles, N.E., Ryan, S. R., and Dougherty, D. M., (2014, January).
Poster presented at the Fielding Graduate University's Clinical and Media Psychology Winter Poster Session.
Stress, substance abuse, and addiction
Duffing, T. M., Greiner S., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M., (2014).
In C. M. Pariante & D. L. Bluhm (Eds)., Behavioral Neurobiology of Stress-related Disorders. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Drug use patterns among adolescent psychiatric inpatients who use alcohol
Duffing, T., Mathias, C.W., Sheftall, A.H., Olvera, R.L., Galvão, Y., Sallum, I., and Dougherty, D. M. (2013, February)
Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Austin, TX