Dr. Kristen P. Lindgren’s primary line of research focuses on cognitions related to alcohol use and misuse and elucidating their potential role as risk factors, untapped intervention targets, and/or makers of treatment response. She is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington; the associate director the UW Trauma Recovery Innovations program; an investigator at the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behavior; and a licensed clinical psychologist. Much of Dr. Lindgren’s research focuses on identity-related cognitions (i.e., cognitions about the self and drinking), which are important, yet surprisingly, understudied predictors of hazardous drinking. She will describe the origins of her work on drinking identity and highlight key findings and their implications. Throughout Dr. Lindgren will also discuss career development issues, including involving students in research and building a program of research.