Director of Clinical Training
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
231 Park Hall
Dr. Read completed her BA at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island in 2000 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Brown University Consortium. She completed an NIAAA-funded T32 Fellowship at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies from 2000-2003. After this, she joined the faculty at the University at Buffalo. She was granted tenure in 2009, and promoted to Full Professor in 2014. Since 2016, Dr. Read has been serving as the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) and is the clinical area head. In her free time, Dr. Read enjoys spending time with her family, running, reading, and traveling. A Boston native, Dr. Read also is a big fan of the city of Buffalo, and loves spending time in the city, exploring some of its many restaurants, stores, and coffee shops, or just walking or running in the neighborhood.
Dr. Read’s research focuses on the individual and environmental factors that influence heavy and problematic substance use in young adults. This includes factors such as personality, gender, affective state, cognitions, and social influences. Much of Dr. Read’s research has focused on trauma and post-traumatic stress and how these things may influence or be influenced by substance use, particularly in young adults. Dr. Read and her colleagues have conducted a number of longitudinal survey studies of these associations, and she also has examined these pathways in laboratory experiments. This research has been supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the American Medical Beverage Foundation.
Prospective Clinical Psychology Graduate Students:
“My lab is a productive, fun, and vibrant lab. I try to recruit graduate students who are interested in careers in academic or applied research settings. To adequately prepare them for this kind of career, I work with students throughout their time in our program to be sure that they will get the training that they will need for future success. When they join my lab, graduate students immediately become involved in ongoing projects in the lab. They also attend weekly lab meetings with our research team, and bi-weekly grad student meetings. I also have regular individual meetings with my graduate students. Clinical Psychology Ph.D. students in our program are required to complete three independent research projects, a Second Year Preliminary Project, a Third Year Project, and a dissertation. In addition to these endeavors, graduate students working with me also will have opportunities to collaborate with me on other publication opportunities with data from my lab. Graduate students typically leave for internship with between 5 and 9 publications, and at least two of these are first authored. I also encourage my students to apply for external funding to support their research. This may include NRSA (F31) funding from NIH, or other funding from private foundations, the State University of New York, or UB. Our Clinical Ph.D. program is quantitatively strong, and my graduate students receive excellent training in a variety of approaches to data analysis.”
- Advanced Psychopathology (PSY624)
- Clinical Supervision (PSY754)
- Alcohol and Health (PSY404)
Current grant funding
- R01 (NIAAA) – “Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault in the Routine Activities of Daily Life: A Social Goals Perspective.”
- R34 (NIAAA) – “Harnessing the Power of Friends to Reduce Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault Risk.”
- Fahs-Beck Foundation – “Accessible Mental Health Treatment for Trauma-Exposed Urban Youths: A Pilot Test of Narrative Exposure Therapy.”
- Associate Editor, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- Assistant Field Editor, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
- Consulting Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
- Ad hoc Reviewer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Panel Member, National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review
Selected Publications (from the past 5 years)
*denotes graduate or undergraduate student co-author
Read, J.P., Griffin, M.J.*, Wardell, J.D.*, & Ouimette, P. (in press) Prospective
Associations among Positive and Negative Coping Strategies, PTSD Symptoms
and Alcohol Consequences in Trauma-Exposed College Students. Psychology of
*Wardell, J.D., & Read, J.P. (in press). Interactive Effects of Contextual Cues and Acute
Alcohol Intoxication on the Associations between Alcohol Expectancy Activation and
Urge to Drink. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Read, J.P. (2014). What’s in a game? Future directions for the assessment and
treatment of drinking games. Epilogue to the Special Issue. American Journal of
Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40, 415-418.
Wardell, J. D.*, Rogers, M., Simms, L. J., Jackson, K. M., & Read, J. P. (in press).
Point and click, carefully: Investigating inconsistent response styles in middle school
and college students involved in web-based longitudinal substance use research.
Colder, C.R., Hawk, L.W., Eiden, R.D., Lengua, L., & Read, J.P. (in press). Trajectories
of reinforcement sensitivity during early adolescence and risk for substance use.
Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Wardell, J.D.*, & Read, J.P. (in press). Does cue context matter? Examining the
specificity of cue-related activation of positive and negative alcohol expectancies.
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 21, 457-466.
Brown, R.A., Abrantes, A.M., Minami, H., Read, J.P., Marcus, B.H., Jakicic,
J.M., Strong, D.R., Dubreuil, M., Gordon, A.A., Ramsey, S.E., Kahler, C.W., &
Stuart, G.L. (2014). A preliminary, randomized trial of aerobic exercise for alcohol
dependence. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 47, 1-9.
Read, J.P., Merrill, J.E.*, Griffin, M.E.*, Bachrach, R.*, & Kahn, S.* (2014). Post-
traumatic stress and alcohol problems: Self medication or trait vulnerability? The
American Journal on the Addictions, 23, 108-116.
Pilatti, A., Read, J.P., Vera, B Caneto, F., Garimaldi, J. Kahler, C.W. (2014). The
Spanish version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-
YAACQ): A Rasch Model Analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 842-847.
Merrill, J.E.*, Wardell, J.D.*, & Read, J.P. (2014). Drinking motives in the prospective
prediction of unique alcohol-related consequences in college students. Journal of
Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 93-102.
Colder, C.R., O’Connor, R.M., Read, J.P., Eiden, R.D., Lengua, L.J., Wieczorek, W.F.,
& Hawk, L.W. (in press). Growth trajectories of alcohol information processing
and associations with escalation of drinking in early adolescence. Psychology of
Addictive Behaviors, 23, 345-356.
Read, J.P., Wardell, J.D.*, & Colder, C.R. (2013). Reciprocal associations between
PTSD and alcohol involvement in college: A three-year trait-state-error analysis.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 984-997
Merrill, J.E.*, Vermont, L.* Bachrach, R.L.*, & Read, J.P. (2013). Is the pre-game
to blame? Event-level associations between pre-gaming and alcohol-related
consequences. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 757-764.
Griffin, M.J.*, Wardell, J.* & Read, J.P. (2013). Recent sexual victimization and drinking
behavior in newly matriculated college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,
Colder, C.R., Scalco, M., Trucco, E.M., Read, J.P., Lengua, L.J., Wieczorek, W.F.,
& Hawk, LW. (2013). Prospective associations of internalizing and externalizing
problems and their co-occurrence with early adolescent. Journal of Abnormal Child
Psychology, 41, 667-677.
Merrill, J.E.*, Read, J.P., & Colder, C.R. (2013). Normative perceptions and past-year
consequences as predictors of subjective evaluations and weekly drinking behavior.
Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2625-2634.
Wardell, J.D.*, & Read, J.P. (2013). Perceived norms alcohol expectancies and drinking
behavior among college students: Examining the reciprocal determinism hypothesis.
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 191-196.
Read, J.P., Wardell, J.D.*, & Bachrach, R.L.*, (2013). Drinking consequence types in
the first college semester differentially predict drinking the following year. Addictive
Behaviors, 38, 1464-1471.
Merrill, J.E.*, Read, J.P., & Barnett, N. (2013). The way one thinks affects the way one
drinks: Subjective evaluations of alcohol consequences predict subsequent change
in drinking behavior. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 42-51.
Read, J.P., Wardell, J.D.*, Vermont, L.*, Colder, C.R., Ouimette, P., & White, J.J.
(2012). Transition and Change: The prospective effects of post-traumatic stress on
smoking trajectories in the first year of college. Health Psychology, 32, 757-767.
Bachrach, R.*, & Read, J.P. (2012) Effects of PTSD and alcohol on academic
achievement in college students. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-859.
Read, J.P., Colder, C.R., Merrill, J.E.*, Ouimette, P., White, J., & Swartout, A. (2012).
Trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms influence alcohol and other drug
problem trajectories in the first year of college. Journal of Consulting and Clinical
Psychology, 80, 426-439.
Bachrach, R.L.*, Merrill, J.E.*, & Bystchkow, K., & Read, J.P. (2012). Development and
initial validation of a measure of motives for pre-gaming in college students. Addictive
Behaviors, 37, 1038-1045.
Griffin, M.J.*, & Read, J.P. (2012). Prospective effects of method of coercion on
victimization in college women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 1-22.
Wardell, J.D.*, Read, J.P., Colder, C.R., & Merrill, J.E.* (2012).Positive alcohol
expectancies mediate the influence of the behavioral activation system on alcohol
use: A prospective path analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 435-443.
Wardell, J.D.,* Read, J.P., Merrill, J.E.*, & Curtin, J.J. (2012). Mood and implicit alcohol
expectancy processes: Predicting alcohol consumption in the laboratory. Alcoholism:
Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 119-129.
Wardell, J.D.,* O’Connor, R.M., Colder, C.R., & Read, J.P. (2011) The behavioral
approach system moderates the prospective association between the behavioral
inhibition system and alcohol outcomes in college students. Journal of Studies on
Alcohol and Drugs, 6, 1028-1036.
Read, J.P., Ouimette, P., White, J., Colder, C., & Farrow, S.* (2011). Rates of DSM IV-
TR trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder among newly matriculated
college students. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3,
Merrill, J.E.*, & Read, J.P. (2010). Motivational pathways to unique types of alcohol
consequences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 705-711.
Bardeen, J.R.*, & Read, J.P. (2010). Attentional control, trauma, and affect regulation: A
preliminary investigation. Traumatology, 16, 11-18.
Read, J.P., Merrill, J.E.,* & Bystchkow, K.M.* (2010) Before the party starts: Risk factors
and reasons for “pre-gaming” in college students. Journal of American College
Health, 58, 461-472.
Merrill, J.E.*, Wardell, J.*, & Read, J.P. (2009). Is expectancy reality? Expectations for
alcohol’s mood effects following alcohol consumption. Experimental and Clinical
Psychopharmacology, 17, 434-445.
Read, J.P., Dunn, M., Lau, C.*, & Borsari, B.E. (2009). Projected alcohol dose
influences on the activation of alcohol expectancies in college drinkers. Alcoholism:
Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 1269-1277.
Brown, R.A., Abrantes, A.M., Read, J.P., Marcus, B.H., Jakicic, J., Strong, D.R., Oakley,
J.R., Ramsey, S.E., Kahler, C.W., Stuart, G.G., Dubreuil, M.E. & Gordon, A.A.
(2009). Aerobic exercise for alcohol recovery: Rationale, program description, and
preliminary findings. Behavior Modification, 33, 220-249.
Read, J.P., Farrow, S.M.*, Jaanimagi, U.*, & Ouimette, P.C. (2009). Assessing trauma
and traumatic stress via the internet: measurement equivalence and participant
reactions. Traumatology, 15, 94-102.
For a complete list of Dr. Read’s publications, please see the Publications page.