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Lyn Stein

Department of Psychiatry
Unidad de Tecnología Marina


Dr. Stein is Professor of Psychology at the University of RI (URI) and part of the Cancer Prevention Research Center (CPRC) within the Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) of URI. The SSRC and CPRC are dedicated to studying behavior change as it relates to reducing health risks and enhancing health. She is also Adjunct Faculty within the Dept of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of Brown University and is a member of the training faculty at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS). Prior to URI, Dr. Stein was faculty at CAAS for 8 years, where she served on the selection/training committees for the Center’s NIAAA and NIDA research fellowships.  She founded and directed Brown University’s Juvenile Forensic Psychology Post-Doctoral Training Program. Publications include detection of under-reported substance abuse in juvenile correctional facilities, methods for enhancing treatment engagement during incarceration, family treatment for incarcerated juveniles, and reduction of at-risk behaviors after release.

Research Interest

Dr. Stein studies treatment and assessment of risky behaviors in persons involved in the justice system.  She also studies matters related to ethnic/racial bias in assessment and treatment. Dr. Stein is a licensed clinical psychologist and is Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several NIDA/NIAAA-funded grants studying assessment and treatment of incarcerated adults and adolescents. Targeted phenomena in these grants include group processes, reduction of substance use and risky sexual behavior, motivation to change, and more.

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