Assistant Research Professor
310E BBH Building
Racheal Reavy’s research interests include high-risk behaviors, such as high-risk drinking and alcohol-related consequences, and how they affect adolescents in the long run. Racheal initially became interested in prevention research by understanding that young people have enough to deal with during adolescence, and the long-term consequences of engaging in risky behaviors during this time can become incredibly taxing on society. She would like to help remedy this problem by developing, implementing, and evaluating parent-based intervention programs to reduce alcohol abuse by young people.
To date, Racheal has authored and co-authored 16 peer-reviewed articles. When Racheal is not working, she can often be found spending time outside with her kids. Her favorite thing about working at the Center is the diverse interests and backgrounds of her co-workers and the environment that is ripe for research collaboration.
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When alcohol is only part of the problem: An event-level analysis of negative consequences related to alcohol and other substance use
Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R. J., Hultgren, B. A., Sell, N., Reavy, R., & Cleveland, M. J. (2017). When alcohol is only part of the problem: An event-level analysis of negative consequences related to alcohol and other substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31(3), 307–314 PMCID: PMC5422123
An examination of the relationship between consequence
Reavy, R., Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., Scaglione, N. M., Sell, N. M., & Turrisi, R. J. (2016). An examination of the relationship between consequence-specific normative belief patterns and alcohol-related consequences among college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(12), 2631-2638.