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Cathy Lau-Barraco



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Cathy Lau-Barraco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor , Department of Psychology
Director, Behavioral Alcohol & Related Studies Laboratory (BARS Lab)


Education & Training

Ph.D. - Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
Postdoctoral Training - Research Institute on Addictions, SUNY Buffalo
Licensed Psychologist (New York #017852)

ODU Program Affiliation

Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Applied Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Program
Experimental Psychology M.S. Program

Research Interests

My research focuses broadly on the psychosocial determinants of and intervention for problematic alcohol and other substance use, with a particular emphasis on the emerging adulthood developmental period (i.e., 18 to 25 years).  Read more.

Contact Information

Email: cbarraco@odu.edu

Office: 757.683.4445

Fax: 757.683.5087

Vitae Information

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Psychology Department

Psy.D. Program

M.S. Program

B.S. Program

Human Factors Program

Applied Experimental Program

I/O Program