Lisa Dierker, Ph.D.

Lisa DierkerProfessor, Psychology Department

Chair, Quantitative Analysis Center

Judd Hall 302

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT  06459

 

Co-Investigator, The Methodology Center

Faculty Affiliate, The Methodology Center

 

Dr. Dierker's webpage

 

Dr. Dierker's work focuses on the application of state-of-the-art quantitative methods in mapping the progression of substance use, especially the uptake of smoking behavior among youth. She collaborates with Runze Li, Xianming Tan, and others on developing and applying new methods for analyzing ILD.  Dr. Dierker was a Visiting Scholar at the Methodology Center in 2008.

 

 

Selected Recent Publications

Selya, A., Wakschlag, L., Dierker, L., Rose, J., Hedeker, D. & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Exploring alternate processes contributing to the association between maternal smoking and the smoking behavior among young adult offspring. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1873-82. NIHMSID: NIHMS473597

Dierker L, Selya A, Piasecki T, Rose J, & Mermelstein R. (2013). Alcohol problems as a signal for sensitivity to nicotine dependence and future smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.03.018 PMCID: PMC3770797

Rose, J., Dierker, L, Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). An integrative data analysis approach to investigating measurement equivalence of DSM nicotine dependence symptoms drug and alcohol dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 129, 25-32. PMCID: PMC3567239

Rose, J. S., Lee, C.-T., Dierker, L. C., Selya, A. S., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2012). Adolescent nicotine dependence symptom profiles and risk for future daily smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1093-1100. PMCID: PMC3413174

Selya, A. Dierker, L., Rose, J. Hedeker, Li, R., Tan, X., & Mermelstein, R. (2012) Time-varying effects of smoking quantity and nicotine dependence on adolescent smoking regularity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.08.026 PMCID: PMC3538104

Zhan, W., Dierker, L. C., Rose, J. S., Selya, A., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2012). The natural course of nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescent smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 14(12). PMCID: PMC3509011

Rose, J. S., Lee, C. T., Selya, A. S., & Dierker, L. (2012). DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence criteria characteristics for recent onset adolescent drinkers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.016/j.drugalcdeop.2011.12.013 PMCID: PMC3350753

Swendsen, J., Burstein, M., Case, B., Conway, K. P., Dierker, L., He, J., …Merikangas, K. R. (2012). Use and abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs in US adolescents: Results of the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69(4), 390-8.

Selya, A., Dierker, L., Rose, J., Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R.. (2012). Risk factors for adolescent smoking: Parental smoking and the mediating role of nicotine dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 124, 7. PMCID: PMC3372645

Rose, J. S., Lee, C.-T., Dierker, L. C., Selya, A. S., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2012). Adolescent nicotine dependence symptom profiles and risk for future daily smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1093-1100. PMCID: PMC3350753

Tan, X., Shiyko, M. P., Li, R., Li, Y., & Dierker, L. (2012). A time-varying effect model for intensive longitudinal data. Psychological Methods, 17(1), 61-77. PMCID: PMC3288551

Striegel Moore, R. H., Rosselli, F., Holtzman, N., Dierker, L., Becker, A. E., & Swaney, G. (2011). Behavioral symptoms of eating disorders in Native Americans: Results from the Add Health Survey Wave III. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 44(6):561-6.

Lee, C.-T., Rose, J. S., Engel-Rebitzer, E., Selya, A., & Dierker, L. (2011). Alcohol dependence symptoms among recent onset adolescent drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 36(12), 1160-7. PMCID: PMC3296118

Tan, X., Dierker, L., Rose, J., & Li, R. (2011). How spacing of data collection may impact estimates of substance use trajectories. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(6), 758-768. PMCID: PMC3107528

Dierker, L., Rose, J., Tan, X., & Li, R. (2010). Uncovering multiple pathways to substance use: A comparison of methods for identifying population subgroups. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(5-6), 333-348. PMCID: PMC3107529

Dierker, L., Rose, J., Tan, X., Li, R., & The Tobacco Etiology Research Network (TERN). (2010). Uncovering multiple pathways to substance use: A comparison of methods for identifying population subgroups. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(5-6), 333-48. PMCID: PMC3107529

Dierker, L., & Mermelstein, R. (2010). Early emerging nicotine dependence symptoms: A signal of propensity for chronic smoking behavior among adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics, 156(5), 818-22. PMCID: PMC3021919

Dierker, L., Stolar, M., Richardson, E., Tiffany, S., Flay, B., Collins, L., Nichter, M., Nichter, M., Bailey, S., Clayton, R., & TERN (2008). Tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use among first year U.S. college students: A time series analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 43(5), 680-699.

Dierker, L., Richardson, E., Stolar, M., Flay, B., Tiffany, S., Collins, L., Bailey, S., Nichter, M., Nichter, M., & Clayton, R. (2006). The proximal association between smoking and drinking among first year college students. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 81, 1-9.

 

Presentations

Collins, L. M., & Dierker, L. C. (2012, June). Innovative systems science methods for the design and evaluation of adaptive behavioral interventions. In Collins, L. M. (Chair), Building Optimized Prevention Interventions. Special Interest Group. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Selya, A. S., Dierker, L. C., Rose, J. S., Hedeker, D., Tan, X., Li, R., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2012, June). Time-varying effects of nicotine dependence on adolescent smoking. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Vasilenko, S. A., & Dierker, L. C. (2012, June). Uncovering the dynamics of smoking cessation processes: New approaches to analysis of ecological momentary assessment data. In Vasilenko, S. A. (Chair), Uncovering the dynamics of smoking cessation processes: New approaches to analysis of ecological momentary assessment data. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

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