Our lab focuses on high-risk substance use across the lifespan with particular emphasis on adolescent and young adult substance use and combined use of multiple substances. Much of our work uses advanced statistical analysis to model the heterogeneity of substance use at the person- and day-level (latent class analysis), and changes in associations across time or age (time-varying effect modeling).
Our team includes highly-skilled and motivated post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellows through the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program interested in studying patterns, predictors, and consequences of substance use throughout the lifespan.
The Addiction and Innovative Methods (AIM) Lab is Co-Directed by Dr. Stephanie Lanza (Director of the Prevention Research Center and Professor of Biobehavioral Health) and Dr. Ashley Linden-Carmichael (Associate Research Professor of Health and Human Development).
The Addiction and Innovative Methods (AIM) Lab is Co-Directed by Dr. Stephanie Lanza (Director of the Prevention Research Center and Professor of Biobehavioral Health) and Dr. Ashley Linden-Carmichael (Assistant Research Professor of Health and Human Development).
News Reel / Latest Articles
How husbands perceive their wives’ weight may affect later marriage satisfaction
AIM Lab trainee, Anna Hochgraf's research was recently featured in Penn State News.
Marijuana may boost risky effects of alcohol
Penn State News recently featured Dr. Ashley Linden-Carmichael's research on the harms of simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use.
Hannah Allen accepts faculty position at the University of Mississippi!
Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Allen, AIM lab and PAMT post-doc, for accepting an Assistant Professor position at the University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss")!
Are You Drinking Too Much?
Dr. Ashley Linden-Carmichael was quoted in Men's Health about her work published in Alcohol & Alcoholism that examined latent classes of individuals based on alcohol use disorder symptoms and how these classes vary across ages 18 to 65.