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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

  • 2702 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 81 Article
  • 5 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)
Random Allocation

Development of a motivational interviewing genetic counseling intervention to increase cascade cholesterol screening in families of children with familial hypercholesterolemia

Kruger, V., Redlinger-Grosse, K., Walters, S. T., Ash, E., Cragun, D., McCarthy Veach, P. & Zierhut, H. A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Genetic Counseling. 28, 5, p. 1059-1064 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motivational Interviewing
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II
Genetic Engineering
Health Behavior
Genetic Counseling
1 Citation (Scopus)
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., Feb 2019, In : Addictive Behaviors. 89, p. 143-150 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Interpersonal Relations
Social Support
Social Environment
Controlled Substances
Family Conflict