Areas of Interest: Substance Use and Misuse, Prevention and Intervention Research, Adolescent and College Student Development.
Biography: Dr. Joseph LaBrie is a Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California, as well as masters degrees in Mathematics and Theology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley respectively. Dr. LaBrie is a nationally recognized researcher/scholar on adolescent and emerging adult (college student) development. His research has focused on causes, prevention, and intervention of risk behaviors including alcohol abuse, drug use, risky sexual behavior, and violence. He has studied the emerging role of social networking sites in risk behaviors with these populations. Dr. LaBrie has received research grants totally more than $9.7 million dollars from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Education, and the Alcoholic and Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Further, he is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed empirical scholarly articles. His Heads UP Responsible Drinking Program was honored with the Model Prevention Program for College Campuses Award by the US Department of Education in 2007. Further, Dr. LaBrie received the APA Division on Addictions (Division 50) Early Career Award for scientific contributions to addictive behaviors research and the Loyola Marymount University Third Annual Rains Award for Excellence in Research. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who also maintains a private practice.