Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Robert J. Turrisi, PhD

Robert J. Turrisi, PhD

Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Alcohols
  • Drinking
  • Students
  • Alcohol Drinking in College
  • Tanning
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Skin
  • Parents
  • Drinking Behavior
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Melanoma
  • Self-Examination

Recent Publications


Doumas, DM, Esp, S, Turrisi, R, Bond, L & Flay, B 2020, 'Efficacy of the echeckup to go for high school seniors: Sex differences in risk factors, protective behavioral strategies, and alcohol use', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 135-143.
Hultgren, BA, Scaglione, NM, Buben, A & Turrisi, R 2020, 'Examining protocol compliance and self-report congruence between daily diaries and event-contingent ecological momentary assessments of college student drinking', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 110, 106471.
Graupensperger, S, Turrisi, R, Jones, D & Evans, MB 2020, 'Longitudinal Associations Between Perceptions of Peer Group Drinking Norms and Students' Alcohol Use Frequency Within College Sport Teams', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 541-552.
Robinson, JK, Abou-el-Seoud, D, Reavy, R, Turrisi, R & Mallett, KA 2020, 'Persistence of partner-assisted skin self-examination supported by ‘being in this together’: a randomized trial', British Journal of Dermatology.


Aresi, G, Cleveland, MJ, Vieno, A, Beccaria, F, Turrisi, R & Marta, E 2020, 'A Mixed Methods Cross-Cultural Study to Compare Youth Drinking Cultures in Italy and the USA', Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 231-255.
Doumas, DM, Turrisi, R, Miller, R, Esp, S & Flay, B 2019, 'Age of drinking initiation as a mediator of the relationship between sensation seeking and heavy drinking among high school seniors', Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 32-38.
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Reavy, R, Russell, M, Cleveland, MJ, Hultgren, B, Larimer, ME, Geisner, IM & Hospital, M 2019, 'An Examination of Parental Permissiveness of Alcohol Use and Monitoring, and Their Association with Emerging Adult Drinking Outcomes Across College', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 758-766.
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Trager, BM, Sell, N & Linden-Carmichael, AN 2019, 'An examination of consequences among college student drinkers on occasions involving alcohol-only, marijuana-only, or combined alcohol and marijuana use', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 331-336.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Mallett, KA, Sell, N & Turrisi, R 2019, 'Are Co-users of Alcohol and Marijuana More Willing to Experience Consequences From Drinking? A Longitudinal Examination Among First-Year College Students', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1567-1574.
Graupensperger, S, Corey, JJ, Turrisi, RJ & Evans, MB 2019, 'Individuals with spinal cord injury have greater odds of substance use disorders than non-sci comparisons', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 205, 107608.
Wilson, TD, Wray, LA & Turrisi, RJ 2019, 'Positive alcohol expectancies and injunctive drinking norms in drinking to cope motives and alcohol use among older adults', Addictive Behaviors Reports, vol. 10, 100207.
Robinson, JK, Reavy, R, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, R 2019, 'Remote partner assisted skin self-examination skills training of melanoma survivors and their partners', Australasian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. e80-e82.
Hultgren, BA, Turrisi, R, Cleveland, MJ, Mallett, KA, Reavy, R, Larimer, ME, Geisner, IM & Hospital, MM 2019, 'Transitions in drinking behaviors across the college years: A latent transition analysis', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 92, pp. 108-114.
Trager, BM, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Sell, NM & Hultgren, BA 2019, 'Willingness as a mediator of the effects of personality on alcohol-related consequences between the first and second years of college: A longitudinal prospective study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 89, pp. 172-177.


Hultgren, BA, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA, Ackerman, SD, Larimer, ME, McCarthy, D & Romano, E 2018, 'A Longitudinal Examination of Decisions to Ride and Decline Rides with Drinking Drivers', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 1748-1755.
Robinson, JK, Jain, N, Marghoob, AA, McGaghie, W, MacLean, M, Gerami, P, Hultgren, B, Turrisi, R, Mallett, K & Martin, GJ 2018, 'A Randomized Trial on the Efficacy of Mastery Learning for Primary Care Provider Melanoma Opportunistic Screening Skills and Practice', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 855-862.
Wicki, M, Mallett, KA, Jordan, MD, Reavy, R, Turrisi, R, Archimi, A & Kuntsche, E 2018, 'Adolescents who experienced negative alcohol-related consequences are willing to experience these consequences again in the future', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 132-137.
Sell, NM, Turrisi, R, Scaglione, NM, Cleveland, MJ & Mallett, KA 2018, 'Alcohol Consumption and Use of Sexual Assault and Drinking Protective Behavioral Strategies: A Diary Study', Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 62-71.
Slavish, DC, Scaglione, NM, Hultgren, BA & Turrisi, R 2019, 'An Ecological Momentary Assessment of Affect, Mental Health Symptoms, and Decisions to Drink Among First-Year College Women: A Pilot Study', Prevention Science, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 753-764.
Geisner, IM, Mallett, K, Varvil-Weld, L, Ackerman, S, Trager, BM & Turrisi, R 2018, 'An examination of heavy drinking, depressed mood, drinking related constructs, and consequences among high-risk college students using a person-centered approach', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 78, pp. 22-29.
Robinson, JK, MacLean, M, Reavy, R, Turrisi, R, Mallett, K & Martin, GJ 2018, 'Dermoscopy of Concerning Pigmented Lesions and Primary Care Providers’ Referrals at Intervals After Randomized Trial of Mastery Learning', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 799-800.
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Billingsley, E, Trager, B, Ackerman, S, Reavy, R & Robinson, JK 2018, 'Evaluation of a brief dermatologist-delivered intervention vs usual care on sun protection behavior', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 154, no. 9, pp. 1010-1016.
Cleveland, MJ, Turrisi, R, Reavy, R, Ackerman, S & Buxton, OM 2018, 'Examining parent and peer influences of alcohol use: A comparison of first-year community college and baccalaureate students', Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 64-89.
Geisner, IM, Trager, BM, Hultgren, BA, Larimer, ME, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, R 2018, 'Examining parental monitoring as a moderator of the relationship between depressed mood and alcohol use and problems', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 81, pp. 117-124.
Clarke, P, Dodge, T, Marzell, M, Turrisi, RJ & Williams, K 2018, 'Testing Assumptions of the Categorization Approach to Studying Sports Participation and Alcohol Use', Journal of Drug Education, vol. 48, no. 3-4, pp. 71-85.
Cleveland, MJ, Turrisi, R, Gibbons, FX, Gerrard, M & Marzell, M 2018, 'The Effects of Mothers' Protective Parenting and Alcohol Use on Emerging Adults' Alcohol Use: Testing Indirect Effects Through Prototype Favorability Among African American Youth', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 1291-1303.
Cleveland, MJ, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Sell, NM, Reavy, R & Trager, B 2018, 'Using latent transition analysis to compare effects of residency status on alcohol-related consequences during the first two years of college', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 87, pp. 276-282.


Robinson, JK, Nodal, M, Chavez, L, Ali, Y, Mallett, K & Turrisi, R 2017, 'Enhancing the relevance of skin self-examination for Latinos', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 153, no. 7, pp. 717-718.
Robinson, JK, Hultgren, B, Mallett, K & Turrisi, R 2017, 'Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 153, no. 3, pp. 342-344.
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R, Hultgren, BA, Sell, N, Reavy, R & Cleveland, M 2017, 'When alcohol is only part of the problem: An event-level analysis of negative consequences related to alcohol and other substance use.', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 307-314.


Hillhouse, J, Turrisi, R, Scaglione, NM, Cleveland, MJ, Baker, K & Florence, LC 2017, 'A Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Indoor Tanning Motivations in Adolescents: a Randomized Controlled Trial', Prevention Science, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 131-140.
Koning, IM, Spruyt, A, Doornwaard, SM, Turrisi, R, Heider, N & De Houwer, J 2017, 'A different view on parenting: automatic and explicit parenting cognitions in adolescents’ drinking behavior', Journal of Substance Use, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 96-101.
LaBrie, JW, Earle, AM, Boyle, SC, Hummer, JF, Montes, K, Turrisi, R & Napper, LE 2016, 'A parent-based intervention reduces heavy episodic drinking among first-year college students', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 523-535.
Reavy, R, Cleveland, MJ, Mallett, KA, Scaglione, NM, Sell, NM & Turrisi, R 2016, 'An Examination of the Relationship Between Consequence-Specific Normative Belief Patterns and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among College Students', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 40, no. 12, pp. 2631-2638.
Grossbard, JR, Mastroleo, NR, Geisner, IM, Atkins, D, Ray, AE, Kilmer, JR, Mallett, K, Larimer, ME & Turrisi, R 2016, 'Drinking norms, readiness to change, and gender as moderators of a combined alcohol intervention for first-year college students', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 52, pp. 75-82.
Robinson, JK, Wayne, JD, Martini, MC, Hultgren, BA, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, R 2016, 'Early detection of new melanomas by patients with melanoma and their partners using a structured skin self-examination skills training intervention a randomized clinical trial', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 152, no. 9, pp. 979-985.
Ho, BK, Reidy, K, Huerta, I, Dilley, K, Crawford, S, Hultgren, BA, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R & Robinson, JK 2016, 'Effectiveness of a multicomponent sun protection program for young children: A randomized clinical trial', JAMA Pediatrics, vol. 170, no. 4, pp. 334-342.
Sell, NM, Turrisi, R, Scaglione, NM, Hultgren, BA & Mallett, KA 2016, 'Examining the effects of drinking and interpersonal protective behaviors on unwanted sexual experiences in college women', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 54, pp. 40-45.
Abar, CC, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, R & Abar, B 2016, 'First- and second-hand consequences of alcohol in college: Differential associations with later alcohol use', Journal of Substance Use, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 107-111.
Hultgren, BA, Turrisi, R, Mallett, KA, Ackerman, S & Robinson, JK 2016, 'Influence of quality of relationship between patient with melanoma and partner on partner-Assisted skin examination education a randomized clinical trial', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 152, no. 2, pp. 184-190.
Stapleton, JL, Hillhouse, JJ, Turrisi, R, Baker, K, Manne, SL & Coups, EJ 2016, 'The behavioral addiction indoor tanning screener (BAITS): An evaluation of a brief measure of behavioral addictive symptoms', Acta Dermato-Venereologica, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 552-553.
Hillhouse, J, Turrisi, R, Cleveland, MJ, Scaglione, NM, Baker, K & Florence, LC 2016, 'Theory-Driven Longitudinal Study Exploring Indoor Tanning Initiation in Teens Using a Person-Centered Approach', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 48-57.

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