Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology
B.A. in American Studies from University of Virginia, 2010
Zoe is a third year graduate student in the Behavioral Medicine track of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at VCU. In 2011 she joined the research team of Spit for Science, a longitudinal study of genetic and environmental influences on substance use and emotional health in college students, where she continues to serve as a graduate research assistant as well as contributing to other EDGE lab initiatives like COBE.
Broadly, Zoe is interested in behavioral and emotional health in college students and emerging adults. She currently studies the role that individual factors, such as biological response to alcohol, family history of alcohol or substance abuse, personality traits, and emotional wellbeing, play in the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs for problematic alcohol or substance use in college students. In addition, Zoe is interested in expanding pathways to behavioral and emotional health services in high-risk populations through programs such as integrative primary care psychology services.
Dick, D., Nasim, A., Edwards, A., Salvatore, J., Cho, S., & Adkins, A. et al. (2014). Spit for Science: launching a longitudinal study of genetic and environmental influences on substance use and emotional health at a large US university. Front. Genet., 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2014.00047
Savage, J., Neale, Z., Cho, S., Hancock, L., Kalmijn, J., & Smith, T. et al. (2015). Level of Response to Alcohol as a Factor for Targeted Prevention in College Students. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 39(11), 2215-2223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.12874