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Hannah K. Allen, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi


Hannah is a current postdoctoral fellow in the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program at Penn State, which is funded by a competitive T32 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She received a BA in Mathematics from Lehigh University in 2010, an MHS in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2014, and a PhD in Behavioral and Community Health from the University of Maryland School of Public Health in 2018. Hannah’s research is broadly focused on substance use in a developmental context, using innovative quantitative methods to study alcohol use behavior throughout college and young adulthood. She examines the relationship between substance use and achievement over time, with emphasis on associations with academic achievement and economic functioning. Hannah works to inform the development of timely and relevant prevention efforts aimed at decreasing substance use-related consequences for those at highest risk. Her work in this area has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, workshop and conference presentations, and research awards.

Hannah joined the University of Mississippi as an Assistant Professor in August 2020.