Biography

Note: Dr. Dunn is considering graduate student applicants as a major advisor for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

Licensed Psychologist in Florida (PY 5502)

Michael E. Dunn, Ph.D. is the Director of the Health, Expectancies, and Addiction Laboratory (HEAL), Founder and Co-Director of the Substance Use Research Group (SURG), Clinical Supervisor for the Substance Use Disorders Clinic, Associate Director of Clinical Training for the UCF Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, and a Licensed Psychologist (FL #PY5502). He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute. Dr. Dunn is the author of over 200 scientific publications, book chapters, and conference presentations, and his work has been supported by grants from the NIAAA, SAMHSA, and the U.S. Department of Education. His research focuses on alcohol and drug expectancies, alcohol and substance use in children and young adults, development of prevention and intervention programs, and cognitive processes related to alcohol, substance use, and sexual assault. Prevention and brief intervention programs based on his research are in use in middle schools and high schools in 19 states, and a college version and a parent version are used by a number of schools across the country. Dr. Dunn teaches graduate courses in treatment of Substance Use Disorders and psychotherapy, and undergraduate courses in Psychobiological Aspects of Drug Use, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods, and Physiological Psychology. He has served as an expert witness and a consultant to universities, school districts, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and other institutions on substance use issues.

Current Grants

1R15AA028909-01A1 (NIAAA Grant) Dunn, Principal Investigator
Immediate and Long-term Efficacy of the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC) on Reducing Adverse Alcohol Outcomes.

0000007755 (NCAA Grant) Dunn, Principal Investigator
Act Because you Care: Development and Implementation of a Bystander Intervention Program for Acute Intoxication.

1R15AA026420-01A1 (NIAAA Grant) Dvorak, Principal Investigator
An Adaptive Mobile Intervention to Increase Safe Drinking Strategies Using Deviance Regulation Theory.

AWD00000899 (SEED Grant) Woerner, Principal Investigator
Alcohol use and impacts on sexual violence and sexual risk behavior: Identification of mechanisms and development of intervention strategies