Bradley Trager received both his B.S. in psychology in 2009 and his M.S. in applied psychology in 2010 from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, and his M.A. in experimental psychology in 2013 from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After completing his M.S., Bradley spent two years working as an instructor in the psychology department at Lynn University. Currently, Bradley is a graduate student in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State. He is interested in examining the dynamic interplay between individual differences and situations that lead people (throughout the lifespan) to engage in or avoid health-promoting behaviors. He is also interested in communicating his research into the area of prevention; specifically, tailoring programs to target populations who are most at risk for experiencing negative consequences associated with behaviors such as alcohol and substance use.
- 2017-2018, Research Society on Alcoholism Student Merit Award
Geisner, I. M., Mallett, K., Varvil-Weld, L., Ackerman, S., Trager, B. M., & Turrisi, R. (2018). An examination of heavy drinking, depressed mood, drinking related constructs, and consequences among high-risk college students using a person-centered approach. Addictive Behaviors, 78, 22-29. PMCID: PMC5783735 [PubMed]
Geisner, I. M., Trager, B. M., Hultgren, B. A., Larimer, M. E., Mallett, K. A., & Turrisi, R. (2018). Examining parental monitoring as a moderator of the relationship between depressed mood and alcohol use and problems. Addictive Behaviors, 81, 117-124. [PubMed]
Trager, B., Turrisi, R., Sell, N., Reavy, R., Mallett, K., & Hultgren, B. (2018, April). Understanding the association between parenting and college student drinking: Does knowing how much your kids drink play a role? Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day, University Park, PA.
Trager, B. M., Turrisi, R., Sell, N., & Hultgren, B. (2017, June). Transitions to moving off campus as a predictor of risky drinking in second year students. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Denver, CO.