Dr. John Hustad is currently an assistant professor at the Penn State College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University. In addition, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. His research program strives to develop and evaluate efficient alcohol prevention strategies for young adults. He is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms of change in these brief interventions. This programmatic line of research has potential to improve existing approaches to reduce heavy drinking.
Hustad, J. T. P., Pearson, M. R., Neighbors, C., & Borsari, B. (2014). The role of alcohol perceptions as mediators between personality and alcohol-related outcomes among incoming college student drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 336-347. PMCID: PMC4131255 [PubMed]
Hustad, J. T. P., Mastroleo, N. R., Kong, L., Urwin, R., Zeman, S., LaSalle, L., & Borsari, B. (2014). The comparative effectiveness of individual and group brief motivational interventions for mandated college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(1), 74-84. PMCID: PMC4062841 [PubMed]