Ms. Caldeira’s research focuses on understanding the health outcomes associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in young adulthood, with an emphasis on mental health outcomes. The trajectories of substance use during college and throughout young adulthood have been a special focus of her work. Substance use patterns are seen as being influenced by a constellation of both environmental factors (e.g., parenting styles, access and opportunity) and trait factors (e.g., family history, temperament, personality). Additional research interests include understanding the prevalence and correlates of frequent gambling, suicidality, risky sexual behavior, and HIV testing behavior in college students.
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Towson University, 1999
Bachelor of Science, Biology, College of William And Mary, 1994
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