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
rjt13@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Alcohols
  • Students
  • Drinking
  • Tanning
  • Alcohol Drinking in College
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Skin
  • Melanoma
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Self-Examination
  • Parents
  • Research

Recent Publications

2019

Doumas, DM, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2018.1561579
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Reavy, R, Russell, MA, 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13978
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Trager, BM, Sell, N & 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000458
Carmichael, AN, Mallett, KA, Sell, N & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.14075
Robinson, JK, Reavy, R, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajd.12877
Hultgren, BA, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.12.021
Trager, BM, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.001

2018

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13818
Robinson, JK, Jain, N, Marghoob, AA, McGaghie, W, MacLean, M, Gerami, P, Hultgren, B, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA & 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4311-3
Wicki, M, Mallett, KA, Jordan, MD, Reavy, R, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000184
Sell, NM, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684317744198
Slavish, DC, Scaglione, NM, Hultgren, BA & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0966-6
Geisner, IM, Mallett, KA, Varvil-Weld, L, Ackerman, SD, Trager, BM & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.10.022
Robinson, JK, MacLean, M, Reavy, R, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA & 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4419-5
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Billingsley, E, Trager, B, Ackerman, SD, 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2331
Cleveland, MJ, Turrisi, RJ, Reavy, R, Ackerman, SD & 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, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.02.011
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047237918818473
Cleveland, MJ, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13775
Cleveland, MJ, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.06.002

2017

Robinson, JK, Nodal, M, Chavez, L, Ali, Y, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, RJ 2017, 'Enhancing the relevance of skin self-examination for Latinos' JAMA Dermatology, vol. 153, no. 7, pp. 717-718. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0322
Robinson, JK, Hultgren, B, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, RJ 2017, 'Self-confidence and embarrassment about partner-assisted skin self-examination for melanoma', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 153, no. 3, pp. 342-344. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4776
Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000260

2016

Hillhouse, J, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-016-0698-4
Koning, IM, Spruyt, A, Doornwaard, SM, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2016.1217088
LaBrie, JW, Earle, AM, Boyle, SC, Hummer, JF, Montes, K, Turrisi, RJ & 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000187
Reavy, R, Cleveland, MJ, Mallett, KA, Scaglione, NM, Sell, NM & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13242
Grossbard, JR, Mastroleo, NR, Geisner, IM, Atkins, D, Ray, AE, Kilmer, JR, Mallett, KA, Larimer, ME & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.07.028
Robinson, JK, Wayne, JD, Martini, MC, Hultgren, BA, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, RJ 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1985
Ho, BK, Reidy, K, Huerta, I, Dilley, K, Crawford, S, Hultgren, BA, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ & 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.4373
Sell, NM, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.12.003
Abar, CC, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ & 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. https://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2015.1096621
Hultgren, BA, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA, Ackerman, SD & 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. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.2819
Stapleton, JL, Hillhouse, JJ, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2290
Hillhouse, J, Turrisi, RJ, 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-015-9731-2

2015

Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Cleveland, MJ, Scaglione, NM, Reavy, R, Sell, NM & Varvil-Weld, L 2015, 'A dual-process examination of alcohol-related consequences among first-year college students', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 862-871. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2015.76.862
Geisner, IM, Varvil-Weld, L, Mittmann, AJ, Mallett, KA & Turrisi, RJ 2015, 'Brief web-based intervention for college students with comorbid risky alcohol use and depressed mood: Does it work and for whom?', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 42, pp. 36-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.10.030
Turrisi, RJ, Hultgren, B, Mallett, KA, Martini, M & Robinson, JK 2015, 'Comparison of efficacy of differing partner-assisted skin examination interventions for melanoma patients: A randomized clinical trial', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 151, no. 9, pp. 945-951. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.0690
Stapleton, JL, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA & Robinson, JK 2015, 'Correspondence between pigmented lesions identified by melanoma patients trained to perform partner-assisted skin self-examination and dermatological examination' Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1247-1253. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0218
Scaglione, NM, Hultgren, BA, Reavy, R, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Cleveland, MJ & Sell, NM 2015, 'Do students use contextual protective behaviors to reduce alcohol-related sexual risk? Examination of a dual-process decision-making model', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 733-743. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000113
Hultgren, BA, Scaglione, NM, Cleveland, MJ & Turrisi, RJ 2015, 'Examination of a Dual-Process Model Predicting Riding with Drinking Drivers', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1075-1082. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.12731
Mallett, KA, Scaglione, N, Reavy, R & Turrisi, RJ 2015, 'Longitudinal patterns of alcohol mixed with energy drink use among college students and their associations with risky drinking and problems' Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 389-396. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2015.76.389
Quinn, M, Alamian, A, Hillhouse, J, Scott, C, Turrisi, RJ & Baker, K 2015, 'Prevalence and correlates of indoor tanning and sunless tanning product use among female teens in the United States' Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 40-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.12.004
Mallett, KA, Ackerman, SD, Turrisi, RJ & Robinson, JK 2015, 'Rates of sunburn among dermatology patients' JAMA Dermatology, vol. 151, no. 2, pp. 231-232. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.3092
Scaglione, NM, Mallett, KA, Turrisi, RJ, Reavy, R, Cleveland, MJ & Ackerman, SD 2015, 'Who Will Experience the Most Alcohol Problems in College? The Roles of Middle and High School Drinking Tendencies', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 2039-2046. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.12846

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