Peter Soyster, MA
Predoctoral fellow: Peter is a PhD candidate in the Clinical Science program at UC Berkeley. Is it possible to accurately predict when someone will use a drug, hours before they use it? If so, could such knowledge be used to improve treatments for substance use disorders? Peter’s research employs idiographic methods to understand substance use dynamics and predict future use at an individual level. He is interested in understanding how biological, psychological, and social factors contribute to momentary decisions to use alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco. Peter’s mentors are Priscilla Martinez and William C. Kerr.