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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Program Officer, Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery Branch (THSRB)

Brett T. Hagman, Ph.D.

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6700B Rockledge Drive
Room 1314
Bethesda, MD 20892-6902

Focus Area

Behavioral treatments; Mechanisms of behavior change (MOBC); Recovery research; Research methods and statistics

Biographical Summary

Dr. Hagman manages the following grant portfolios in DTR (THSRB): 1) Mechanisms of Behavior Change; 2) Processes of Recovery; and 3) Research Methods and Statistics.  Prior to joining NIAAA, Dr. Hagman was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hagman was also a post-doctoral fellow at the Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey in which he was recipient of a National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship from NIAAA to pursue advanced research training in alcohol treatment outcome protocols. He received his doctorate in Public Health from a joint program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He received his masters’ degree in Clinical Psychology (program track: Substance Abuse Treatment in Psychology) from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Dr. Hagman’s research focuses on the assessment and measurement of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and related negative consequences in emerging adults. An additional area of inquiry includes identifying the active ingredients (i.e., Mechanisms of Behavior Change) that underlie how psychosocial treatments for individuals with alcohol problems work. Over the course of his academic career, Dr. Hagman has authored or co-authored numerous articles in top-tiered addiction journals. He has also secured extramural funding as PI or Co-PI on several state and federal grants and contracts.

Selected Publications

Hagman, B. T. (2016). Performance of the AUDIT in Detecting DSM-5 Alcohol Use Disorders in College StudentsSubst Use Misuse, 51(11), 1521-1528.  

Kiselica, A. M., Cohn, A. M., & Hagman, B. T. (2015). Alcohol Use Disorders: Translational Utility of DSM-IV Liabilities to the DSM-5 SystemAddict Disord Their Treat, 14(1), 53-59.  

Swartout, K. M., Parrott, D. J., Cohn, A. M., Hagman, B. T., & Gallagher, K. E. (2015). Development of the Abbreviated Masculine Gender Role Stress ScalePsychol Assess, 27(2), 489-500.  

Cohn, A., Hagman, B. T., Moore, K., Mitchell, J., & Ehlke, S. (2014). Does negative affect mediate the relationship between daily PTSD symptoms and daily alcohol involvement in female rape victims? Evidence from 14 days of interactive voice response assessment. Psychol Addict Behav, 28(1), 114-126.

Cohn, A. M., Cobb, C., Hagman, B. T., Cameron, A., Ehlke, S., & Mitchell, J. N. (2014). Implicit alcohol cognitions in risky drinking nicotine users with and without co-morbid major depressive disorderAddict Behav, 39(4), 797-802.  

Hagman, B. T., Cohn, A. M., Schonfeld, L., Moore, K., & Barrett, B. (2014). College students who endorse a sub-threshold number of DSM-5 alcohol use disorder criteria: alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use in DSM-5 diagnostic orphansAm J Addict, 23(4), 378-385. 



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