Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Brenda L. Curtis

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

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3440 Market Street, Suite 370
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2157467306
Education:
BS (Biology)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1993.
MsPH (Public Health)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1999.
MA (Communication)
University of Pennsylvania , 2000.
Ph.D. (Communication)
University of Pennsylvania , 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Assistant-Public Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus, Champaign, IL , 1995-1997.
Research Assistant-Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1999-2005.
Fellow, Fontaine Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2004.
Research Fellow--Ethics, Center for Ethics Education—HIV Prevention, Fordham University,New York, NY , 2012-2014.
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Selected Publications

Feinn Richard, Curtis Brenda, Kranzler Henry R: Balancing risk and benefit in heavy drinkers treated with topiramate: implications for personalized care. The Journal of clinical psychiatry 77(3): e278-82, Mar 2016.

Gilbert, J, Schnoll, R, Morrison, MF, Srinivas, SK, Pond, T, Curtis, B, Henry, J, Kranzler, HR: Smoking and Cellular Telephone Use Among Pregnant Women Seeking Prenatal Care: Opportunities for Intervention. addictive disorders & their treatment 14(4): 203-210, DEC 2015.

Meyers, K, Kaynak, O, Bresani, E, Curtis, B, McNamara, A, Brownfield, K, Kirby, KC: The availability and depiction of synthetic cathinones (bath salts) on the Internet: Do online suppliers employ features to maximize purchases? international journal of drug policy 26(7): 670-674, JUL 2015.

Curtis, B, Alanis-Hirsch, K, Kaynak, O, Cacciola, J, Meyers, K, McLellan, AT: Using Web searches to track interest in synthetic cannabinoids (aka ''herbal incense''). drug and alcohol review 34(1): 105-108, JAN 2015.

Washio, Y, Fairfax-Columbo, J, Ball, E, Cassey, H, Arria, AM, Bresani, E, Curtis, BL, Kirby, KC: A Review of Guidelines on Home Drug Testing Web Sites for Parents. journal of addiction medicine 8(4): 258-263, JUL-AUG 2014.

Curtis Brenda L: Social networking and online recruiting for HIV research: ethical challenges. Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE 9(1): 58-70, Feb 2014.

Curtis, BL, McLellan, AT, Gabellini, BN: Translating SBIRT to public school settings: An initial test of feasibility. journal of substance abuse treatment 46(1): 15-21, JAN 2014.

Curtis, B: Understanding Tailored Internet Smoking Cessation Messages: A Reasoned Action Approach. annals of the american academy of political and social science 640: 136-149, MAR 2012.

Hennessy Michael H, Fishbein Marty, Curtis Brenda, Barrett Daniel: Confirming preferences or collecting data? Information search strategies and romantic partner selection. Psychology, health & medicine 13(2): 202-21, Mar 2008.

Hennessy Michael, Fishbein Martin, Curtis Brenda, Barrett Daniel W: Evaluating the risk and attractiveness of romantic partners when confronted with contradictory cues. AIDS and behavior 11(3): 479-90, May 2007.

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