Matthew Meisel, Ph.D.

Brown University

Matthew Meisel, Ph.D. Junior Scholar


Dr. Matthew Meisel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. in Behavior and Brain Sciences (Psychology) at the University of Georgia in 2015. His primary research interests include the use of social network analysis network analysis to examine how social networks contribute to the initiation and maintenance of addictive behavior, with a primary focus on alcohol use. Furthermore, I am interested in examining how certain members of the social network may be protective of drinking (e.g., family members) and how others may facilitate drinking (e.g., drinking buddies). Recently, I have been interested in identifying how different milestones, such as getting promoted at work, moving out of the parental home, and the dissolution of a romantic relationship may impact alcohol use. I am currently the principal investigator on a five-year career development award (K01) from NIAAA that examines the interaction between social networks, developmental milestones, and alcohol use among emerging adults who do not attend four-year college.

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Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
School of Public Health
Box G-S121-4, 121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02912




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