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Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD

Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD

Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Interim Director, Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse
Director and C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Alcohols
  • Latent Class Analysis
  • Child
  • Drinking
  • Marijuana Use
  • Cannabis
  • Young Adult
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Health
  • Parenting
  • Students

Recent Publications


Coyne, KS, Barsdorf, AI, Mazière, JY, Pierson, RF, Lanza, ST, Farrar, JT, Gelfand, CAPTAPTHJ, Porter, LN, Schnoll, SH & Butler, SF 2023, 'Identification of prescription opioid misuse and abuse behaviors and risk factors in chronic pain patients using the Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse Questionnaire (POMAQ)', Current Medical Research and Opinion, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 441-450.
Stull, SW, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Scott, CK, Dennis, ML & Lanza, ST 2023, 'Time-varying effect modeling with intensive longitudinal data: Examining dynamic links among craving, affect, self-efficacy and substance use during addiction recovery', Addiction, vol. 118, no. 11, pp. 2220-2232.


Hochgraf, AK, Fosco, GM & Lanza, ST 2023, 'Age-Varying Associations Between Attempts to Lose Weight and Nicotine Vaping Across Adolescence: Results From a Nationally Representative Sample', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 352-358.
Stull, SW, Bertz, JW, Epstein, DH, Bray, BC & Lanza, ST 2022, 'Anhedonia and Substance Use Disorders by Type, Severity, and With Mental Health Disorders', Journal of Addiction Medicine, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. E150-E156.
Cloutier, RM, Calhoun, BH, Lanza, ST & Linden-Carmichael, AN 2022, 'Assessing subjective cannabis effects in daily life with contemporary young adult language', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 230, 109205.
Lanza, ST, Whetzel, CA, Linden-Carmichael, AN & Newschaffer, CJ 2022, 'Change in college student health and wellbeing profiles as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 5 May, e0267724.
Bray, BC, Layland, EK, Stull, SW, Vasilenko, SA & Lanza, ST 2023, 'Estimating the Effects of a Complex, Multidimensional Moderator: An Example of Latent Class Moderation to Examine Differential Intervention Effects of Substance Use Services', Prevention Science, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 493-504.
Stull, SW, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Cloutier, RM, Bonny, AE & Lanza, ST 2022, 'Flexibly modeling age trends in the prevalence of co-occurring patterns of substance use and mental health disorders using time-varying effects and latent class analysis', American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 293-301.
Qian, T, Walton, AE, Collins, LM, Klasnja, P, Lanza, ST, Nahum-Shani, I, Rabbi, M, Russell, MA, Walton, MA, Yoo, H & Murphy, SA 2022, 'The Microrandomized Trial for Developing Digital Interventions: Experimental Design and Data Analysis Considerations', Psychological Methods, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 874-894.
Kunchay, S, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST & Abdullah, S 2022, 'Understanding Design Approaches and Evaluation Methods in mHealth Apps Targeting Substance Use: Protocol for a Systematic Review', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 11, no. 7, e35749.
Lanza, ST, Sokolovsky, AW, Linden-Carmichael, AN, White, HR & Jackson, KM 2022, 'Understanding Heterogeneity Among Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Users: Latent Classes Derived From Daily Diary Data', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 358-363.
Stull, SW, Mogle, J, Bertz, JW, Burgess-Hull, AJ, Panlilio, LV, Lanza, ST, Preston, KL & Epstein, DH 2022, 'Variability in Intensively Assessed Mood: Systematic Sources and Factor Structure in Outpatients With Opioid Use Disorder', Psychological Assessment, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 966-977.


Linden-Carmichael, AN, Hochgraf, AK, Cloutier, RM, Stull, SW & Lanza, ST 2021, 'Associations between simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use and next-day negative affect among young adults: The role of sex and trait anxiety', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 123, 107082.
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2021, 'Attachment quality assessed from children’s family drawings links to child conduct problems and callous-unemotional behaviors', Attachment and Human Development, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 239-256.
Panlilio, LV, Stull, SW, Bertz, JW, Burgess-Hull, AJ, Lanza, ST, Curtis, BL, Phillips, KA, Epstein, DH & Preston, KL 2021, 'Beyond abstinence and relapse II: momentary relationships between stress, craving, and lapse within clusters of patients with similar patterns of drug use', Psychopharmacology, vol. 238, no. 6, pp. 1513-1529.
Gopalan, M, Linden-Carmichael, A & Lanza, S 2022, 'College Students’ Sense of Belonging and Mental Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 228-233.
Jones, DR, Allen, HK, Lanza, ST & Graham-Engeland, JE 2021, 'Daily associations between affect and alcohol use among adults: The importance of affective arousal', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 112, 106623.
Hochgraf, AK, Fosco, GM, Lanza, ST & McHale, SM 2021, 'Developmental Timing of Parent–Youth Intimacy as a Protective Factor for Adolescent Adjustment Problems', Journal of Family Psychology, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 916-926.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Van Doren, N, Bray, BC, Jackson, KM & Lanza, ST 2022, 'Stress and Affect as Daily Risk Factors for Substance Use Patterns: an Application of Latent Class Analysis for Daily Diary Data', Prevention Science, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 598-607.
Hochgraf, AK, Lanza, ST, Fosco, GM & McHale, SM 2021, 'The developmental course of the link between weight concerns and cigarette use across adolescence: Differences by gender', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 1793-1799.
Lanza, ST & Linden-Carmichael, AN 2021, Time-Varying Effect Modeling for the Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences. Springer International Publishing.


Russell, MA, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST, Fair, EV, Sher, KJ & Piasecki, TM 2020, 'Affect Relative to Day-Level Drinking Initiation: Analyzing Ecological Momentary Assessment Data With Multilevel Spline Modeling', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Bhuiyan, N, Linden-Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST, Schmitz, KH & Mama, SK 2021, 'Age-varying associations between physical activity and psychological outcomes among rural cancer survivors', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 484-491.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Allen, HK, Masters, LD, Ansell, EB & Lanza, ST 2021, 'Age-varying trends in alcohol and cannabis co-occurring use: Implications for prescription drug misuse', American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 209-219.
Bekiroglu, K, Russell, MA, Lagoa, C, Su, R, Sznaier, M, Lanza, ST & Odgers, CL 2021, 'Continuous-time model identification: application on a behavioural (miLife) study', International Journal of Control, vol. 94, no. 9, pp. 2318-2329.
Mak, HW, Fosco, GM & Lanza, ST 2021, 'Dynamic Associations of Parent–Adolescent Closeness and Friend Support With Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Across Ages 12–19', Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 299-316.
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2020, 'Mothers' and Fathers' Mental State Talk: Ethnicity, Partner Talk, and Sensitivity', Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 82, no. 5, pp. 1696-1716.
Dziak, JJ, Coffman, DL, Lanza, ST, Li, R & Jermiin, LS 2020, 'Sensitivity and specificity of information criteria', Briefings in bioinformatics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 553-565.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Van Doren, N, Masters, LD & Lanza, ST 2020, 'Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Daily Life: Implications for Level of Use, Subjective Intoxication, and Positive and Negative Consequences', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Conroy, DE, Yang, CH, Lanza, ST, Smyth, JM & Lagoa, CM 2020, 'Temporal dynamics of treatment receipt in a text message intervention for physical activity: Single-group, within-person trial', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 8, no. 4, e14270.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Allen, HK & Lanza, ST 2021, 'The Language of Subjective Alcohol Effects: Do Young Adults Vary in Their Feelings of Intoxication?', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 670-678.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Allen, HK & Lanza, ST 2021, 'The socio-environmental context of simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use among young adults: Examining day-level associations', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 647-657.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Masters, LD & Lanza, ST 2020, '“Buzzwords”: Crowd-sourcing and quantifying U.S. young adult terminology for subjective effects of alcohol and marijuana use.', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 632-637.


Bray, BC, Dziak, JJ & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Age trends in alcohol use behavior patterns among U.S. adults ages 18–65', Drug and alcohol dependence, vol. 205, 107689.
Mak, HW, Russell, MA, Lanza, ST, Feinberg, ME & Fosco, GM 2019, 'Age-Varying Associations of Parental Knowledge and Antisocial Peer Behavior With Adolescent Substance Use', Developmental psychology.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Dziak, JJ & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Dynamic features of problematic drinking: Alcohol use disorder latent classes across ages 18-64', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 97-103.
Linden-Carmichael, AN, Russell, MA & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Flexibly modeling alcohol use disorder risk: How many drinks should we count?', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 50-57.
Zvara, BJ, Mills-Koonce, R, Feagans, LV, Cox, M, Blair, C, Burchinal, P, Burton, L, Crnic, K, Crouter, A, Garrett-Peters, P, Greenberg, M, Lanza, S, Werner, E & Willoughby, M 2021, 'Intimate Partner Violence, Parenting, and Children’s Representations of Caregivers', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 36, no. 21-22, pp. NP11756-NP11779.
Family Life Project Key Investigators 2019, 'Parenting and Cortisol in Infancy Interactively Predict Conduct Problems and Callous–Unemotional Behaviors in Childhood', Child development, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 279-297.
Rice, CE, Fish, JN, Russell, ST & Lanza, ST 2021, 'Sexual Minority-related Discrimination across the Life Course: Findings from a National Sample of Adults in the United States', Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 252-268.
Rice, CE, Vasilenko, SA, Fish, JN & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Sexual minority health disparities: an examination of age-related trends across adulthood in a national cross-sectional sample', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 31, pp. 20-25.
Patrick, ME, Terry-McElrath, YM, Lanza, ST, Jager, J, Schulenberg, JE & O'Malley, PM 2019, 'Shifting Age of Peak Binge Drinking Prevalence: Historical Changes in Normative Trajectories Among Young Adults Aged 18 to 30', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 287-298.
Newman, MG, Shin, KE & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Time-varying moderation of treatment outcomes by illness duration and comorbid depression in generalized anxiety disorder', Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 282-293.
Zawadzki, MJ, Scott, SB, Almeida, DM, Lanza, ST, Conroy, DE, Sliwinski, MJ, Kim, J, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Stawski, RS, Green, PM, Sciamanna, CN, Johnson, JA & Smyth, JM 2019, 'Understanding stress reports in daily life: a coordinated analysis of factors associated with the frequency of reporting stress', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 545-560.