About SURG

SURG is directed by Michael E. Dunn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist (PY5502), faculty member of the Clinical Ph.D. Program, and Faculty Liaison to the UCF Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming Office, Behavioral Health Clinic for assessment and treatment of Substance Use Disorders, and the Collegiate Recovery Center.  Dr. Dunn and his collaborators and students are actively working on the refinement of effective expectancy-based alcohol prevention and brief intervention programs called the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC).  The ECALC has been validated with high school students, college students, fraternity and sorority members, and mandated students. Programs based on the ECALC are currently in use in colleges, middle schools, and high schools nationwide. Current projects include a long-term follow-up study of heavy drinking college students who received the ECALC, and translation of the web-based ECALC into a smart-phone delivered program. Dr. Dunn’s work has been funded by grants from NIAAA, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Education, and the State of Florida.