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Distinguished Student Scholar Award on Research, Equity and Social Justice


The Society of Addiction Psychology Distinguished Student Scholar Award on Research, Equity and Social Justice award recognizes graduate student and/or post-baccalaureate affiliate members of the Society of Addiction Psychology who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to equity and social justice in the field of addiction psychology. The award is specifically designed to be provided to Division 50 students in their graduate training (including clinical internship) and/or post-baccalaureate affiliate members during the APA conference: 1) whose research advances equity and social justice through an inclusive understanding of addiction psychology across the spectrum of diversity (especially by students of historically underrepresented backgrounds), and/or; 2) Whose research serves marginalized communities and amplifies the voices of marginalized community members in addiction psychology.



Thomas Le (2021)

Tessa Nalven, Grant Jones (2022)

1st place: Alana Egan, 2nd place: Alexandra Hernandez-Vallant, 3rd place: Catherine Trinh (2023)

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