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Joseph LaBrie - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Joseph LaBrie

Professor of Psychology | Psychological Science | Loyola Marymount University



Dr. Joseph LaBrie is a Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California, as well as masters degrees in Mathematics and Theology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley respectively. Dr. LaBrie is a nationally recognized researcher/scholar on adolescent and emerging adult (college student) development. His research has focused on causes, prevention, and intervention of risk behaviors including alcohol abuse, drug use, risky sexual behavior, and violence. He has studied the emerging role of social networking sites in risk behaviors with these populations. Dr. LaBrie has received research grants totally more than $9.7 million dollars from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Education, and the Alcoholic and Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Further, he is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed empirical scholarly articles. His Heads UP Responsible Drinking Program was honored with the Model Prevention Program for College Campuses Award by the US Department of Education in 2007. Further, Dr. LaBrie received the APA Division on Addictions (Division 50) Early Career Award for scientific contributions to addictive behaviors research and the Loyola Marymount University Third Annual Rains Award for Excellence in Research. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who also maintains a private practice.

Education (4)

University of Southern California, Los Angeles : Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley : Master of Divinity , Graduate Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Master of Science, Mathematics

Marquette University: B.S., Mathematics and Theology

Areas of Expertise (3)

Substance Use and Misuse

Prevention and Intervention Research

Adolescent and College Student Development

Articles (5)

"It's how we deal " : Perceptions of LGB peers' use of alcohol and other drugs to cope and sexual minority adults' own coping motivated substance use following the pulse nightclub shooting

Addictive Behaviors

Boyle, S.B., LaBrie, J.W., Costine, L.D., Witkovic, Y.D. (2017). 65, 51-54.

A parent-based intervention reduces heavy episodic drinking among first-year college students

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

LaBrie, J. W., Earle, A. M., Boyle, S. C., Hummer, J. F., Montes, K. S., Turrisi, R., & Napper, L. E. (2016). 30(5), 523-535. doi: 10.1037/adb0000187

A multi-site randomized trial of normative feedback for heavy drinking: Social comparison versus social comparison plus correction of normative misperceptions

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Neighbors, C., Lewis, M. A., LaBrie, J. W., DiBello, A. M., Young, C. M., Rinker, D. V., Litt, D., Rodriguez, L. M., Knee, C. R., Hamor, E., Jerabeck, J. M., & Larimer, M. E. (2016). 84(3), 238-247. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000067

The efficacy of a standalone protective behavioral strategies intervention for students accessing mental health services

Prevention Science

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S.R. & Napper, L.E. (2013, June) 37

RCT of web-based personalized normative feedback for college drinking prevention: Are typical student norms good enough?

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

LaBrie, J. W., Lewis, M. A., Atkins, D. C., Neighbors, C., Zheng, C., Kenny, S. R., … Larimer, M. E. (2013). 81(6), 1074-1086. doi: 10.1037/a0034087