• 2558 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

My research looks at ways to use motivational interviewing and technology as behavioral health interventions. My experience ranges from brief interventions for underage drinking, to adults in the criminal justice system, to heavy drinkers in hospital settings, to cancer risk screening interventions, to community-based health navigation.
My current projects are testing ways to improve health navigation, cancer risk screening, vocational success for veterans with a criminal history, alcohol interventions for adolescents and young adults, and health advocacy for people at risk of interpersonal violence. I also serve as intervention designer, trainer and supervisor for other studies of brief motivational interventions for substance use and related behaviors.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Psychology, University of New Mexico

MA in Psychology, San Diego State University

BA in Psychology, Biola University

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Output 2000 2019

  • 2558 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 80 Article
  • 5 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)

A tutorial on individual participant data meta-analysis using Bayesian multilevel modeling to estimate alcohol intervention effects across heterogeneous studies

Huh, D., Mun, E-Y., Walters, S. T., Zhou, Z. & Atkins, D. C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 94, p. 162-170 9 p.

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Identifying behaviors predicting early morning emotions by observing permanent supportive housing residents: An ecological momentary assessment

Nandy, R. R., Nandy, K., Hébert, E. T., Businelle, M. S. & Walters, S. T., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 2, e10186.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Homeless Persons
Mental Health
Longitudinal Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)

What's the influence of social interactions on substance use and treatment initiation? A prospective analysis among substance-using probationers

Spohr, S. A., Livingston, M. D., Taxman, F. S. & Walters, S. T., 1 Feb 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 89, p. 143-150 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interpersonal Relations
Social Support
Social Environment
Controlled Substances
Family Conflict

Cost and cost-effectiveness of computerized vs. in-person motivational interventions in the criminal justice system

Cowell, A. J., Zarkin, G. A., Wedehase, B. J., Lerch, J., Walters, S. T. & Taxman, F. S., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 87, p. 42-49 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Criminal Law
Motivational Interviewing
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Care Costs