Brenda L. Curtis, PhD, MSPH

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

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3535 Market Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2157467306
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.
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Selected Publications

Ashford, Robert D, Brown, Austin M, Curtis, Brenda: Systemic barriers in substance use disorder treatment: A prospective qualitative study of professionals in the field. Drug and alcohol Dependence 1: 62-9, August 2018.

Ashford, Robert D, Brown, Austin M, Curtis, Brenda: Substance use, recovery, and linguistics: the impact of word choice on explicit and implicit bias. Drug and alcohol dependence 1(189): 131-38, August 2018.

Ashford, Robert D, Brown, Austin M, Curtis, Brenda: The Language of Substance Use and Recovery: Novel Use of the Go/No–Go Association Task to Measure Implicit Bias. Health communication 4: 1-7, June 2018.

Curtis, Brenda L, Lookatch, Samantha J, Ramo, Danielle E, McKay, James R, Feinn, Richard S, Kranzler, Henry R: Meta‐Analysis of the Association of Alcohol‐Related Social Media Use with Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol‐Related Problems in Adolescents and Young Adults. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 42(6): 978-86, June 2018.

Curtis, Brenda, Giorgi, Salvatore, Buffone, Anneke EK, Ungar, Lyle H, Ashford, Robert D, Hemmons, Jessie, Summers, Dan, Hamilton, Casey, Schwartz, H Andrew: Can Twitter be used to predict county excessive alcohol consumption rates? PloS one 13(4): e0194290, April 2018.

Ashford, Robert D, Lynch, Kevin, Curtis, Brenda: Technology and social media use among patients enrolled in outpatient addiction treatment programs: Cross-sectional survey study. Journal of medical Internet research 20(3), March 2018.

Brown, Austin M, Ashford, Robert D, Figley, Naomi, Courson, Kayce, Curtis, Brenda, Kimball, Thomas: Alumni Characteristics of Collegiate Recovery Programs: A National Survey. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly Page: 1-14, February 2018 Notes:

Ashford, Robert D, Brown, Austin M, Eisenhart, Emily, Thompson-Heller, Anne, Curtis, Brenda: What we know about students in recovery: meta-synthesis of collegiate recovery programs, 2000-2017. Addiction Research & Theory 26(5): 405-13, January 2018.

McKay, James R, Gustafson, David H, Ivey, Megan, McTavish, Fiona, Pe-Romashko, Klaren, Curtis, Brenda, Oslin, David A, Polsky, Daniel, Quanbeck, Andrew, Lynch, Kevin G: Effects of automated smartphone mobile recovery support and telephone continuing care in the treatment of alcohol use disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 19(1): 82, January 2018.

Ashford, Robert D, Brown, Austin M, Curtis, Brenda: Collegiate recovery programs: the integrated behavioral health model. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 36(2): 274-285, December 2017.

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