*** Dr. Dunn is not considering applicants as a major advisor for the program start date of August 2024. ***
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.
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
Selected Publications from the Past Decade
*Flori, J. N., *Schreiner, A. M., Dunn, M. E., *Crisafulli, M. J., *Lynch, G. T., Dvorak, R. D., & *Davis, C. A. (2023). Delivery of a prevention program in large college classes: Effectiveness of the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC). Substance Use and Misuse. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2023.2223282
*Maynard, M., Paulson, D., Dvorak, R., & Dunn, M.E. (2023). Relationship Between
Cannabis Use and Immediate, Delayed, and Working Memory Performance Among Older Adults. Cannabis. https://doi.org/10.26828/cannabis/2023/000153
*Flori, J. N., *Borjesson-Holman, W. Aarons, G. A., Woerner, J., *Crisafulli, M., & Dunn, M. E. (2023). Alcohol use, perceived control, and alcohol expectancies as predictors of intimate partner violence. North American Journal of Psychology, 25(1), 29–47. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,shib&db=psyh&AN=2023-50265-004&authtype=shib&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Dunn, M. E., *Schreiner, A., *Flori, J. N., *Crisafulli, M. J., *Willis, E. A., *Lynch, G. T.,
*Leary, A. V., & Dvorak, R. D. (2022). Effective Prevention Programming for Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms Experienced by First Time in College Students: Evaluation of the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC). Addictive Behaviors, 131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107338
Dunn, M. E., *Fried-Somerstein, A., *Flori, J. N., Hall, T. V., & Dvorak, R. D. (2020). Reducing alcohol use in mandated college students: A comparison of a Brief Motivational Intervention (BMI) and the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC). Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 28, 87–98. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000290
**Magri, T. D., *Leary, A. V., *De Leon, A. N., *Flori, J. N., *Crisafulli, M. J., Dunn, M. E., & Dvorak, R. D. (2020). Organization and Activation of Alcohol Expectancies Across Empirically Derived Profiles of College Student Drinkers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pha0000346.
*Stevenson, B. L., Dvorak, R. D., *Kramer, M. P., *Peterson, R. S., Dunn, M. E., *Leary, A. V., & *Pinto, D. (2019). Within- and between-person associations from mood to alcohol consequences: The mediating role of enhancement and coping drinking motives. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(8), 813–822. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000472.supp (Supplemental).
Dunn, M. E., *Fried-Somerstein, A., *Flori, J. N., Hall, T. V., & Dvorak, R. D. (2019). Reducing alcohol use in mandated college students: A comparison of a Brief Motivational Intervention (BMI) and the Expectancy Challenge Alcohol Literacy Curriculum (ECALC). Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. https://doi-org.ezproxy.net.ucf.edu/10.1037/pha0000290
Dvorak, R. D., *Stevenson, B. L., *Kilwein, T. M., **Sargent, E. M., Dunn, M. E., **Leary, A.V., & Kramer, M. P. (2018). Tension Reduction and Affect Regulation: An Examination of Mood Indices on Drinking and Non-Drinking Days among University Student Drinkers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1037/pha0000210.
Dunn, M. E., *Borjesson-Holman, W., & Tantleff-Dunn, S. T. (2017). Sexual misconduct on campus: Compliance problems with a sexual conduct code for college students and potential solutions. Open Journal of Psychology, 10, DOI: 10.2174/1874350101710010170.
*Peterson, R., Tantleff-Dunn, S., & Dunn, M. E. (2016). Commentary on Physical Appearance: Relationship Between Body Image and Perceptions of Sexual Harassment. North American Journal of Psychology, 18 (2), 269-282.
*Dotson, K. B., Dunn, M. E., & Bowers, C. A. (2015). Stand-Alone Personalized Normative Feedback for College Student Drinkers: A Meta-Analytic Review, 2004 to 2014. PLOS One, 10 (10), e0139518, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139518.
*Brown, P. C., Dunn, M. E., & Budney, A. J. (2014). Development and initial evaluation of a web-based program to increase parental awareness and monitoring of underage alcohol use: A brief report. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 23(2), 109-115.
*Dietz, A. R. & Dunn, M. E. (2014). The use of motivational interviewing in conjunction with adapted dialectical behavior therapy to Treat Synthetic Cannabis Use Disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 13(6), 455-471.
*Lindner, D., *Lacefield, K., Dunn, S. T., & Dunn M. E. (2014). The use of videoconference in the treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia in a housebound woman: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, Vol. 13, 146-66.
*Alfonso, J., Hall, T.V., & Dunn, M.E. (2013). Feedback-Based Alcohol Interventions for Mandated Students: An Effectiveness Study of Three Modalities. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, Vol. 20, 411-423.
November, 2010: Psychology professor Michael Dunn and Thomas Hall from UCF Student Development and Enrollment Services submitted a grant application under the U.S. Department of Education Grant Program Models of Exemplary, Effective and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses. The approved project is titled “The Digital Generation: Leveraging Technology to Reduce High-Risk Drinking.” The grant is for $185,278 and will cover two year’s worth of work from Dunn and Hall. Their research is on approaches used in reducing alcohol abuse in college students specifically studying the role technology plays in the process.
August, 2010: Congratulations! Dr. Dunn’s grant application as been approved for recognition and funding under the US Department of Education Grant Program Models of Exemplary, Effective and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses. Funded Amount: $185,278.Title: The Digital Generation: Leveraging Technology to Reduce High-Risk Drinking.