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Lyn Stein

Lyn Stein


Clinical Psychology

Office: 49W CPRC Building
Phone: 401-874-4261

Educational Background

Kent State University Ph.D.

Research Interests

Substance abuse and other risky behaviors in forensic populations, especially juveniles, treatment and assessment of these behaviors including issues related to ethnic/racial bias. Recent publications include validating measures of delinquency, sexual behavior of at risk adoescents, web-based drug studies, forced nicotine abstinence, ethnic differences in withdrawal symptoms, and moderating effect of mood on treating substance abuse. Targeted phenomena of her research include group processes, reduction of substance use and risky sexual behavior, motivation to change, and more.

Professional Interests

Treatment integrity; assessment and treatment issues, including ethnicity/race as a moderator variable; drug and alcohol abuse; group processes; health disparities and public policy; professional training and development; substance abuse and crime; service delivery.


Selected Publications

Stein, L.A.R., Minugh, P.A., Longabaugh, R., Wirtz, P., Baird, J., Nirenberg, T.D., Woolard, R.F., Carty, K., Lee, C., Mello, M., Becker, B., & Gogineni, A. (2009). Readiness to change as a mediator of the effect of a brief motivational intervention on posttreatment alcohol-related consequences of injured emergency department hazardous drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(2), 185-195. PMCID: PMC2754149

Colby, S. M., Leventhal, A. M., Brazil, L., Lewis-Esquerre, J., Stein, L.A.R., Rohsenow, D. J., Monti, P. M., & Niaura, R. S. (2010). Smoking abstinence and reinstatement effects in adolescent cigarette smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12, 19-28. NIHMSID: NIHMS226423

Fernandez, A., Wood, M., Stein, L.A.R., & Swift, J. (2010). Validating a measure of mindfulness in substance-using college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(4), 608-616.

Clair, M., Stein, L. A. R., Martin, R., Barnett, N. P., Colby, S. M., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C. & Lebeau, R., (2011). Motivation to change alcohol use and treatment engagement in incarcerated youth. Addictive Behaviors, 36(6), 674-680. NIHMSID: NIHMS275939

Stein, L.A.R., Colby, S., Barnett, N.P., Lebeau, R., Monti, P. Golembeske, C. (2011). Motivational interviewing for incarcerated adolescents: Effects of depressive symptoms on reducing alcohol and marijuana use after release. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3) 497-506. NIHMSID: NIHMS287389

Stein, L.A.R., Lebeau, R., Clair, M., Martin, R., Bryant, M., Storti, S. & Monti, P. (2011). A web-based study of GHB: Patterns and reasons for use. American Journal on the Addictions, 20(1), 30-39. PMCID: PMC3065821

Friedmann PD, Hoskinson R, Gordon M, Schwartz R, Kinlock T, Knight K, Flynn PM, Welsh WN, Stein LAR, Sacks S, O’Connell DJ, Knudsen HK, Shafer MS, Hall E, Frisman LK for the MAT Working Group of CJ-DATS (2012). Medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice agencies affiliated with the Criminal Justice-Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS): Availability, barriers & intentions. Substance Abuse, 33(1), 9-18 PMCID: PMC22263709

Reavy, R., Stein, L. A. R., Paiva, A., Quina, K., & Rossi, J. S. (2012). Validation of the delinquent activities scale for incarcerated adolescents. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 875-879. PMCID:PMC3356453

Rosengard, C., Tannis, C., Dove, D. C., van den Berg, J., Lopez, R., Morrow, K., & Stein, L. A. R. (2012). Family and other sources of sexual health information, main messages, and sexual behavior of at-risk, urban adolescents. American Journal of Health Education, 43(2), 83-92. DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2012.10599223.

Stein, L.A.R., Clair, M., Lebeau, R., Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J. S. & Swift, J. (2012). Facilitating grant proposal-writing in health behaviors for university faculty: A descriptive study. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 71-80. PMCID: PMC21444921

Clarke, J. G., Stein, L. A. R., Martin, R. A., Martin, S. A., Parker, D., Lopes, C. E., McGovern, A. R., Simon, R., Roberts, M., Friedman, P., Bock, B. (in press). Forced abstinence: Not enough for smoking cessation. Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine, PMCID: To Be Announced.

Soenksen, S., Stein, L.A.R., Brown, J., Stengel, J., Rossi, J. & Lebeau, R. (in press). Cannabis withdrawal among detained adolescents: Exploring the impact of nicotine and race. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, PMCID: To Be Announced.

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