Director

Amelia M. Arria received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since 2003, she has been the Principal Investigator on the NIDA-funded College Life Study, a longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors among college students. Her research interests include understanding risk and resiliency associated with underage drinking and illicit drug use, investigating the prenatal effects of maternal drug exposure, and translating research findings for parents and families.

Associate Director

Kimberly M. Caldeira received her B.S. in Biology at the College of William and Mary, and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy at Towson University. She has served as Project Director of the College Life Study since 2004. Her research interests encompass many aspects of health promotion in young adulthood, with a special focus on understanding problems related to substance use, mental health, and sexual risk behaviors.

Director of Operations

Kathryn B. Vincent Carr received her B.A. in Sociology from Wake Forest University, and a M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked on the College Life Study since 2004 and served as Recruitment Coordinator from 2005-2009. Any requests for information about the center or available publications should be sent to kvincent@umd.edu.

Research Faculty

Angie Barrall received her B.S. in Community Health and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked on the College Life Study since 2013 and has served as Recruitment Coordinator since 2016. She is the Project Coordinator for the Parent Support Network Evaluation.

Brittany A. Bugbee received her B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Community Health, and M.P.H. in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked on the College Life Study since 2010 and served as Recruitment Coordinator from 2012-2016. She is the Project Coordinator for the AARC Evaluation.

Andrea Soong received her M.S.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is the Project Coordinator for the Maryland Statewide Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems.

Lauren C. Stern received her M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park and her B.A. in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Miami. She has worked on the College Life Study since 2008.

Affiliate Faculty

Ken Beck, Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Kerry Green, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Donna Howard, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health

Devon Payne-Sturges, Assistant Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

CYAHD Student Research Assistants

Hannah Allen is a graduate student studying behavioral and community health.

Katie Hippen is a graduate student studying couples and family therapy and is the Lead Research Assistant at CYAHD.

Maya Deane-Polyak is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in behavioral and community health.

Christina Parisi is a senior completing degrees in community health and general biology.