Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD

Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD

Interim Director, Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse
Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Director and C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
sxl194@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Alcohols
  • Drinking
  • Cannabis
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Therapeutics
  • Research
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Parenting
  • Smoking
  • Mothers
  • Tobacco Products
  • Students

Recent Publications

2019

Carmichael, AN, Dziak, J & 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. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy074
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. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000431
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12900
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.01.001
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13933
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. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000385
Zawadzki, MJ, Scott, SB, Almeida, D, Lanza, ST, Conroy, DE, Sliwinski, MJ, Kim, J, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Stawski, RS, Green, PM, Sciamanna, C, Johnson, J & 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-018-00008-x

2018

Scott, SB, Sliwinski, MJ, Zawadzki, M, Stawski, RS, Kim, J, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Lanza, ST, Conroy, DE, Buxton, OM, Almeida, D & Smyth, JM 2018, 'A Coordinated Analysis of Variance in Affect in Daily Life', Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118799460
Stawski, RS, Scott, SB, Zawadzki, MJ, Sliwinski, MJ, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Kim, J, Lanza, ST, Green, PA, Almeida, D & Smyth, JM 2019, 'Age differences in everyday stressor-related negative affect: A coordinated analysis', Psychology and Aging, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 91-105. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000309
Carmichael, AN, Kloska, DD, Evans-Polce, R, Lanza, ST & Patrick, ME 2019, 'College degree attainment by age of first marijuana use and parental education', Substance Abuse, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 66-70. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2018.1521354
Braymiller, JL, Masters, LD, Carmichael, AN & Lanza, ST 2018, 'Contemporary Patterns of Marijuana Use and Attitudes Among High School Seniors: 2010–2016', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 394-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.06.005
Dierker, L, Selya, A, Lanza, ST, Li, R & Rose, J 2018, 'Depression and marijuana use disorder symptoms among current marijuana users', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 76, pp. 161-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.08.013
Carmichael, AN & Lanza, ST 2018, 'Drinking Patterns of College- and Non-College-Attending Young Adults: Is High-Intensity Drinking Only a College Phenomenon?', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 53, no. 13, pp. 2157-2164. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1461224
Bray, BC, Dziak, J, Patrick, ME & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Inverse Propensity Score Weighting with a Latent Class Exposure: Estimating the Causal Effect of Reported Reasons for Alcohol Use on Problem Alcohol Use 16 Years Later', Prevention Science, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 394-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0883-8
Fish, JN, Rice, CE, Lanza, ST & Russell, ST 2019, 'Is Young Adulthood a Critical Period for Suicidal Behavior among Sexual Minorities? Results from a US National Sample', Prevention Science, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 353-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-018-0878-5
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2018, 'Mother-child role confusion, child adjustment problems, and the moderating roles of child temperament and sex', Developmental psychology, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 1891-1903. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000556
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2018, 'Otitis media and respiratory sinus arrhythmia across infancy and early childhood: Polyvagal processes?', Developmental psychology, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 1709-1722. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000488
Conroy, DE, Hojjatinia, S, Lagoa, CM, Yang, CH, Lanza, ST & Smyth, JM 2019, 'Personalized models of physical activity responses to text message micro-interventions: A proof-of-concept application of control systems engineering methods', Psychology of Sport and Exercise, vol. 41, pp. 172-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.06.011

2017

Vasilenko, S, Evans-Polce, RJ & Lanza, ST 2017, 'Age trends in rates of substance use disorders across ages 18–90: Differences by gender and race/ethnicity', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 180, pp. 260-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.08.027
Patrick, ME, Evans-Polce, R, Kloska, DD, Maggs, J & Lanza, ST 2017, 'Age-related changes in associations between reasons for alcohol use and high-intensity drinking across young adulthood', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 558-570. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2017.78.558
Cook, JW, Lanza, ST, Chu, W, Baker, TB & Piper, ME 2017, 'Anhedonia: Its dynamic relations with craving, negative affect, and treatment during a quit smoking attempt', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 703-709. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw247
Family Life Project Key Investigators 2017, 'Children’s task engagement during challenging puzzle tasks', Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 425-457. https://doi.org/10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.63.4.0425
Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST, Dziak, J & Bray, BC 2017, 'Contemporary alcohol use patterns among a national sample of U.S. adult drinkers', Journal of Addictive Diseases, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 222-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2017.1338816
The Family Life Project Investigators 2017, 'Developmental Delays in Executive Function from 3 to 5 Years of Age Predict Kindergarten Academic Readiness', Journal of learning disabilities, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 359-372. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219415619754
Lanza, ST, Russell, MA & Braymiller, JL 2017, 'Emergence of electronic cigarette use in US adolescents and the link to traditional cigarette use', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 67, pp. 38-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.12.003
Bekiroglu, K, Russell, MA, Lagoa, CM, Lanza, ST & Piper, ME 2017, 'Evaluating the effect of smoking cessation treatment on a complex dynamical system', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 180, pp. 215-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.07.037
Smyth, JM, Sliwinski, MJ, Zawadzki, MJ, Scott, SB, Conroy, DE, Lanza, ST, Marcusson-Clavertz, D, Kim, J, Stawski, RS, Stoney, CM, Buxton, OM, Sciamanna, C, Green, PM & Almeida, D 2018, 'Everyday stress response targets in the science of behavior change', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 101, pp. 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.09.009
Carmichael, AN, Vasilenko, S, Lanza, ST & Maggs, J 2017, 'High-Intensity Drinking Versus Heavy Episodic Drinking: Prevalence Rates and Relative Odds of Alcohol Use Disorder Across Adulthood', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 1754-1759. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13475
Evans-Polce, RJ, Patrick, ME, Lanza, ST, Miech, RA, O'Malley, PM & Johnston, LD 2018, 'Reasons for Vaping Among U.S. 12th Graders', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 457-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.10.009
Vasilenko, S, Carmichael, AN, Lanza, ST & Patrick, ME 2018, 'Sexual Behavior and Heavy Episodic Drinking Across the Transition to Adulthood: Differences by College Attendance', Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 473-487. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12348
Bekiroglu, K, Lagoa, CM, Lanza, ST & Sznaier, M 2017, 'System Identification Algorithm for Non-Uniformly Sampled Data' IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 7296-7301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1460
Evans-Polce, RJ, Maggs, J, Staff, J & Lanza, ST 2017, 'The Age-Varying Association of Student Status with Excessive Alcohol Use: Ages 18 to 30 Years', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 407-413. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13294
Snippe, E, Dziak, J, Lanza, ST, Nyklíček, I & Wichers, M 2017, 'The Shape of Change in Perceived Stress, Negative Affect, and Stress Sensitivity During Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction', Mindfulness, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 728-736. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0650-5
Rice, CE, Vasilenko, S, Lanza, ST, Davis, JA, Fields, KS, Ervin, M & Norris Turner, A 2018, 'Time Since First Acting on Same-Sex Attraction and Recreational Drug Use among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Is There an Effect of “Gay Age”?' Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 852-858. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1388407

2016

Russell, MA, Vasilenko, S & Lanza, ST 2016, 'Age-Varying Links Between Violence Exposure and Behavioral, Mental, and Physical Health', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 189-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.03.038
Rice, CE, Maierhofer, C, Fields, KS, Ervin, M, Lanza, ST & Turner, AN 2016, 'Beyond Anal Sex: Sexual Practices of Men Who Have Sex With Men and Associations With HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections', Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 374-382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.01.001
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2016, 'Child Care and Cortisol Across Infancy and Toddlerhood: Poverty, Peers, and Developmental Timing', Family Relations, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 51-72. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12184
Dziak, J, Bray, BC, Zhang, J, Zhang, M & Lanza, ST 2016, 'Comparing the performance of improved classify-analyze approaches for distal outcomes in latent profile analysis', Methodology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000114
Bekiroglu, K, Lagoa, CM, Murphy, SA & Lanza, ST 2017, 'Control Engineering Methods for the Design of Robust Behavioral Treatments', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 25, no. 3, 7501575, pp. 979-990. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2016.2580661
Evans-Polce, R, Lanza, ST & Maggs, J 2016, 'Heterogeneity of alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use behaviors in U.S. college students: A latent class analysis', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 53, pp. 80-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.10.010
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2016, 'Household chaos and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development in early childhood: Does childcare play a buffering role?', Early Childhood Research Quarterly, vol. 34, pp. 115-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.09.003
Lanza, ST & Cooper, BR 2016, 'Latent Class Analysis for Developmental Research', Child Development Perspectives, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 59-64. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdep.12163
Vasilenko, S, Kugler, KC & Lanza, ST 2016, 'Latent Classes of Adolescent Sexual and Romantic Relationship Experiences: Implications for Adult Sexual Health and Relationship Outcomes', Journal of Sex Research, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 742-753. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2015.1065952
Patrick, ME, Kloska, DD, Vasilenko, S & Lanza, ST 2016, 'Perceived friends' use as a risk factor for marijuana use across young adulthood.', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 904-914. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000215
Parr, AD, Lanza, ST & Bernthal, P 2016, 'Personality profiles of effective leadership performance in assessment centers', Human Performance, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 143-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2016.1157596
Fairlie, AM, Maggs, J & Lanza, ST 2016, 'Profiles of college drinkers defined by alcohol behaviors at the week level: Replication across semesters and prospective associations with hazardous drinking and dependence-related symptoms', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 38-50. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2016.77.38
Rice, CE, Norris Turner, A & Lanza, ST 2017, 'Sexual Behavior Latent Classes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Associations With Sexually Transmitted Infections', Journal of Sex Research, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 776-783. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2016.1211599
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2016, 'The contribution of children's time-specific and longitudinal expressive language skills on developmental trajectories of executive function', Journal of experimental child psychology, vol. 148, pp. 20-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2016.03.008
Lanza, ST, Vasilenko, S & Russell, MA 2016, 'Time-varying effect modeling to address new questions in behavioral research: Examples in marijuana use.', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 939-954. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000208
Piper, ME, Vasilenko, S, Cook, JW & Lanza, ST 2017, 'What a difference a day makes: differences in initial abstinence response during a smoking cessation attempt', Addiction, vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 330-339. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.13613

2015

Schuler, MS, Vasilenko, S & Lanza, ST 2015, 'Age-varying associations between substance use behaviors and depressive symptoms during adolescence and young adulthood', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 157, pp. 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.10.005
Evans-Polce, RJ, Vasilenko, S & Lanza, ST 2015, 'Changes in gender and racial/ethnic disparities in rates of cigarette use, regular heavy episodic drinking, and marijuana use: Ages 14 to 32', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 41, pp. 218-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.10.029
The Family LifeProject Key Investigators 2015, 'Child care instability from 6 to 36 months and the social adjustment of children in prekindergarten', Early Childhood Research Quarterly, vol. 30, no. PA, pp. 106-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.09.002
The Family Life Project Key Investigators 2015, 'Childhood sexual trauma and subsequent parenting beliefs and behaviors', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 44, pp. 87-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.01.012
Bray, BC, Lanza, ST & Tan, X 2015, 'Eliminating Bias in Classify-Analyze Approaches for Latent Class Analysis', Structural Equation Modeling, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2014.935265
Family Life Project Investigators 2015, 'Emotional reactivity and parenting sensitivity interact to predict cortisol output in toddlers', Developmental psychology, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 1271-1277. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000031
Bair-Merritt, MH, Voegtline, K, Ghazarian, SR, Granger, DA, Blair, C, Johnson, SB, Feagans, LV, Cox, M, Burchinal, P, Burton, L, Crnic, K, Crouter, AC, Garrett-Peters, P, Greenberg, MT, Lanza, ST, Mills-Koonce, R, Skinner, D, Werner, E & Willoughby, M 2015, 'Maternal intimate partner violence exposure, child cortisol reactivity and child asthma', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 48, pp. 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.11.003
Lanza, ST & Vasilenko, S 2015, 'New methods shed light on age of onset as a risk factor for nicotine dependence', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 50, pp. 161-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.024
Vasilenko, S, Kugler, KC, Butera, NM & Lanza, ST 2015, 'Patterns of Adolescent Sexual Behavior Predicting Young Adult Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Latent Class Analysis Approach', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 705-715. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0258-6
Zhang, J, Bray, BC, Zhang, M & Lanza, ST 2015, 'Personality profiles and frequent heavy drinking in young adulthood', Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 80, pp. 18-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.054
Fairlie, AM, Maggs, J & Lanza, ST 2015, 'Prepartying, drinking games, and extreme drinking among college students: A daily-level investigation', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 42, pp. 91-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.001
Zhang, J, Lanza, ST, Zhang, M & Su, B 2015, 'Structure of the university personality inventory for chinese college students', Psychological reports, vol. 116, no. 3, pp. 821-839. https://doi.org/10.2466/08.02.PR0.116k26w3
The Family Life Project Key Contributors 2015, 'The Interdependence of Adult Relationship Quality and Parenting Behaviours among African American and European Couples in Rural, Low-Income Communities', Infant and Child Development, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 343-363. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.1919
The Family Life Project Investigators 2015, 'The epidemiology of observed temperament: Factor structure and demographic group differences', Infant Behavior and Development, vol. 39, pp. 21-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2015.02.001
Mason, M, Mennis, J, Way, T, Lanza, ST, Russell, MA & Zaharakis, N 2015, 'Time-varying effects of a text-based smoking cessation intervention for urban adolescents', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 157, pp. 99-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.10.016
Lanza, ST, Vasilenko, S, Dziak, J & Butera, NM 2015, 'Trends among U.S. High School Seniors in Recent Marijuana Use and Associations with Other Substances: 1976-2013', Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 198-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.04.006

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