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Dr. Christina F Mair, PhD

Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


6136 Parran Hall
R-znvy: pznve@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-8168
Fax: 967-179-0065

Personal Statement

I am interested in understanding social mechanisms of substance use and related problems in order to better develop and implement environmental prevention programs. My current research focuses on the social ecology of substance use, model-based approaches to study drinking behaviors and psychiatric co-morbidity, and population-based analyses of alcohol-related problems such as violence. I am the Principal Investigator of an NIAAA R21 grant focused on the extent to which high-risk sexual behaviors vary in relation to (1) selection of drinking contexts (background non-drinking risks), (2) use of alcohol in contexts, and (3) level of use in contexts (alcohol-related risks). A social epidemiologist by training, I apply my knowledge of statistical analyses of individual problem behaviors in social and neighborhood environments to the measurement of local environments and development of models of the dynamic environments in which determinants of substance use are expressed. I have investigated neighborhood and community environments and their links to depression, hopelessness, violence, and intimate partner violence using traditional biostatistical methods and more advanced methods for multilevel and Bayesian space-time analysis. I have also conducted analyses on the contexts in which individuals drink and alcohol-related problems, bar densities and violence, associations between alcohol outlet densities and intimate partner violence and violent assaults, and adverse childhood experiences and partner violence.


2010 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI | Ph.D., Epidemiology
2005 | University of Washington, Seattle WA | MPH, Epidemiology
2003 | Brown University, Providence RI | Sc.B., Environmental Science


BCHS 3015 | Community Mapping and Introductory Spatial Analysis

Christina F Mair
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