Erika Rosen, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow: Erika received her PhD in Epidemiology from the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. Her dissertation work focused on the interaction between alcohol use and diet on liver injury in people with HIV. Her current research interests include the use of complex epidemiologic methods in examining the effects of policy and the built environment on alcohol use behaviors and health outcomes, especially among those from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Erika’s mentors are William C. Kerr and Pamela Trangenstein.
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.
Anthony Surace, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow: Anthony has worked in the fields of psychology and public health for over a decade. His research focuses on the social forces which impact alcohol use and related health disparities among the LGBTQ+ community. He completed his doctorate in Behavioral and Health Science from Brown University in 2022. Anthony’s mentors are Priscilla Martinez and Amy Mericle.
Angie Wootton, MSW
Predoctoral Fellow: Angie Wootton, MSW is a health and behavioral health researcher and social worker who is currently a PhD candidate in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Angie’s mixed methods dissertation research takes a resilience and social support focused approach to understanding and intervening to reduce health and behavioral health disparities such as depression, anxiety, alcohol use disorder, and co-occuring depression and alcohol use disorder in non-heterosexual women. Angie’s mentors are Amy Mericle and Priscilla Martinez.