Dan's research is centered on better understanding how individuals use substances (particularly alcohol) to cope with emotional syndromes such as anxiety and depression and physical health problems (e.g., chronic pain). He is interested in better understanding individual difference factors (e.g., emotion regulation difficulties) underlying physical health, psychological health and the use of substances in order to develop and refine psychological intervention approaches.
Current Research Projects
- Examining pre-lockdown emotional symptom severity in relation to alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Evaluating the role of induced stress on emotion differentiation and the moderating role of alcohol vs. placebo beverage consumption in the laboratory
Education & Training
- Northeastern University, BS, Psychology (Sociology Minor)
- University of Houston, PhD, Clinical Psychology (Psychological Statistics and Data Analysis Minor)
- Predoctoral Internship, The Charleston Consortium