Show and Tell
Kelly Cue Davis, PhD, Associate Professor at Arizona State University, recently gave an invited presentation of her research on alcohol-related sexual aggression at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s symposium Recent Advances in Understanding and Preventing Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault. Dr. Davis presented novel findings on the role of alcohol in men’s sexually coercive behavior to avoid condom usage with female partners. Approximately 42% of this sample of young, male, moderate non-problem drinkers reported having utilized coercive tactics during condom use negotiations, with almost 10% reporting having engaged in “stealthing” (nonconsensual condom removal). Her work in this area has been cited in legislative efforts to include nonconsensual condom removal in state laws regarding sexual assault. Additionally, alcohol-involved sexual assault has received increased media attention of late due to testimony presented during the Senate hearing pertaining to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Given her work in this area, Dr. Davis was interviewed by a variety of media outlets, including fivethirtyeight.com and CBC radio, regarding the state of the research on the role of alcohol in sexual assault.
Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida (UF), received the prestigious Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) at the association’s November 2018 conference in San Francisco. The award is given in honor of former First Lady Betty Ford, a visionary who transformed her difficulties with substance abuse into great benefit for the common good. It recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of substance abuse, particularly with regard to women’s issues. Dr. Tucker led the adoption of a public health approach to substance use disorders (SUDS) and has extensively studied help-seeking for SUDS and natural recovery without treatment. Going beyond the clinical arena is important because most people with SUDs, particularly women, never enter treatment. Dr. Tucker’s contributions to understanding and promoting addiction recovery were the focus of her invited award address titled “The Many Pathways to Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: Contributions from Public Health, Psychology, and Behavioral Economics.” Dr. Tucker directs the UF Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research and is a Division 50 Past-President (1993-1994), a 4-term Division 50 APA Council Representative, and member and chair of the APA Board of Professional Affairs and APA Board of Scientific Affairs.
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