VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare (CIH)
Suzanne Spinola, BA
Biography: Suzanne is a second year graduate student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Syracuse University. After graduating with her BA from Indiana University, she collaborated on a project conducted by the Kinsey Institute that investigated the relationship between alcohol dependency and sexual risk-taking behaviors in women as a function of brain activity during different time phases of their menstrual cycles. She also worked in a Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Laboratory where she examined the comorbidity of alcohol/drug use and conduct disorder as well as the relationship these disorders had on cognitive functioning before coming to Syracuse. Suzanne has received her assistantship through the VA for the past 2 years. She is currently interested in investigating the acute effect of alcohol intoxication on executive functioning and implicit motivation in regards to sexual risk-taking.
Research Assistant: RWeb-based cognitive behavior therapy for PTSD symptomatic and substance misusing OEF/OIF veterans
Publications & Presentations:
Suzanne is looking forward to collaborating with CIH investigators to create presentations and publications during her time at CIH.
Gunn, R. L., Finn, P. R., Endres, M.J., Gerst, K.R., Spinola, S. (2013). Dimensions of disinhibited personality and their relation with alcohol use and problems. Addictive Behaviors, 1-32.>