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Michael A. Russell

Michael A. Russell

Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Institute for CyberScience (ICS) - Associate

Research Interests

  • Alcohols
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Drinking
  • Mental Health
  • Young Adult
  • Health
  • Students
  • Cannabis
  • Technology
  • Depression
  • Parents
  • Counseling

Recent Publications


Glenn, SD, Turrisi, RJ, Richards, VL, Russell, MA & Mallett, KA 2024, 'A Dual-Process Decision-Making Model Examining the Longitudinal Associations Between Alcohol-Induced Blackouts and Alcohol Use Disorder Risk Among College Student Drinkers', Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 73-83.
Courtney, JB, West, AB, Russell, MA, Almeida, D & Conroy, DE 2024, 'College Students' Day-to-Day Maladaptive Drinking Responses to Stress Severity and Stressor-Related Guilt and Anger', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 131-143.
Richards, VL, Glenn, SD, Turrisi, RJ, Mallett, KA, Ackerman, S & Russell, MA 2024, 'Transdermal alcohol concentration features predict alcohol-induced blackouts in college students', Alcohol, Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 880-888.


Emert, SE, Taylor, DJ, Gartenberg, D, Schade, MM, Roberts, DM, Nagy, SM, Russell, M, Huskey, A, Mueller, M, Gamaldo, A & Buxton, OM 2023, 'A non-pharmacological multi-modal therapy to improve sleep and cognition and reduce mild cognitive impairment risk: Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial', Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 132, 107275.
Rodríguez, GC & Russell, MA 2023, 'Acceptability and anklet user experience with the SCRAM-CAM transdermal alcohol concentration sensor in regularly drinking young adults' natural environments', Alcohol, vol. 111, pp. 51-58.
Courtney, JB, Russell, MA & Conroy, DE 2023, 'Acceptability and validity of using the BACtrack skyn wrist-worn transdermal alcohol concentration sensor to capture alcohol use across 28 days under naturalistic conditions – A pilot study', Alcohol, vol. 108, pp. 30-43.
Richards, VL, Turrisi, RJ, Glenn, SD, Waldron, KA, Rodriguez, GC, Mallett, KA & Russell, MA 2023, 'Alcohol-induced blackouts among college student drinkers: A multilevel analysis', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 143, 107706.
Russell, MA, Smyth, JM, Turrisi, R & Rodriguez, GC 2023, 'Baseline Protective Behavioral Strategy Use Predicts More Moderate Transdermal Alcohol Concentration Dynamics and Fewer Negative Consequences of Drinking in Young Adults’ Natural Settings', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Richards, VL, Glenn, SD, Turrisi, RJ, Altstaedter, A, Mallett, KA & Russell, MA 2023, 'Does it really matter that I do not remember my night? Consequences related to blacking out among college student drinkers', Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 1798-1805.
Glenn, SD, Turrisi, R, Hecht, ML, Russell, MA & Ray, AE 2023, 'Examining engagement with and acceptability and usability of REAL Parenting: A brief online parent-based intervention to reduce alcohol use and consequences among high school students', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 143, 107673.
Jones, DR, Ruiz, JM, Schreier, HMC, Allison, MA, Uchino, BN, Russell, MA, Taylor, DJ, Smith, TW & Smyth, JM 2023, 'Mean affect and affect variability may interact to predict inflammation', Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, vol. 109, pp. 168-174.
Gajos, JM, Russell, MA, Odgers, CL, Hoyle, RH & Copeland, WE 2023, 'Pubertal timing moderates the same-day coupling between family hassles and negative affect in girls and boys', Development and Psychopathology, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 1942-1955.
Mason, MJ, Coatsworth, JD, Zaharakis, N, Russell, M, Aaron, B & McKinstry, S 2023, 'Testing Mechanisms of Change for Text Message–Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Randomized Clinical Trial for Young Adult Depression', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 11, e45186.
Mennis, J, Mason, MJ, Coatsworth, JD, Russell, M & Zaharakis, NM 2024, 'Young Adult Depression and Cannabis Use: Associations Before and After Recreational Legalization', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 333-341.


West, AB, Bomysoad, RN, Russell, MA & Conroy, DE 2022, 'Daily Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and Alcohol Use in At-Risk College Students', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 712-725.
Russell, MA, Bomysoad, RN, Coatsworth, JD & Mason, MJ 2022, 'Effects of a cannabis use disorder text message–delivered treatment on young adult alcohol misuse: Differential effects by gender', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, vol. 132, 108466.
Glenn, SD, Turrisi, R, Waldron, KA, Mallett, KA, Russell, MA & Reavy, RR 2022, 'Examining the impact of early college experiences on the cumulative number of alcohol-related consequences', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 132, 107357.
Mennis, J, McKeon, TP, Coatsworth, JD, Russell, MA, Coffman, DL & Mason, MJ 2022, 'Neighborhood disadvantage moderates the effect of a mobile health intervention on adolescent depression', Health and Place, vol. 73, 102728.
Russell, MA, Coatsworth, JD, Brown, A, Zaharakis, N, Mennis, J, Rodriguez, GC & Mason, MJ 2023, 'Peer Network Counseling Effects on Substance Use: an Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis Integrating Three Randomized Controlled Trials', Prevention Science, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1510-1522.
Wallis, D, Coatsworth, JD, Mennis, J, Riggs, NR, Zaharakis, N, Russell, MA, Brown, AR, Rayburn, S, Radford, A, Hale, C & Mason, MJ 2022, 'Predicting Self-Medication with Cannabis in Young Adults with Hazardous Cannabis Use', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 19, no. 3, 1850.
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.
Courtney, JB & Russell, MA 2023, 'To Drink or Not to Drink: Is That the Question? Examining Correspondence and Predictive Validity of Morning Drinking Intentions for Young Adults’ Drinking Behaviors and Consequences', Prevention Science, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 322-336.
Courtney, JB, Russell, MA & Conroy, DE 2022, 'Tobacco and cannabis use as moderators of the association between physical activity and alcohol use across the adult lifespan in the United States: NHANES, 2005–2016', Preventive Medicine, vol. 155, 106931.
Russell, MA, Turrisi, RJ & Smyth, JM 2022, 'Transdermal sensor features correlate with ecological momentary assessment drinking reports and predict alcohol-related consequences in young adults’ natural settings', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 100-113.
Mason, MJ, Coatsworth, JD, Zaharakis, N, Russell, M, Wallis, D, Brown, A & Hale, C 2023, 'Treating Young Adult Depression With Text-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial', Behavior Therapy, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 315-329.
Felt, JM, Russell, MA, Johnson, JA, Ruiz, JM, Uchino, BN, Allison, M, Smith, TW, Taylor, DJ, Ahn, C & Smyth, JM 2023, 'Within-person associations of optimistic and pessimistic expectations with momentary stress, affect, and ambulatory blood pressure', Anxiety, Stress and Coping, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 636-648.


Courtney, J, Handley, E, Pagoto, S, Russell, M & Conroy, DE 2021, 'Alcohol use as a function of physical activity and golfing motives in a national sample of united states golfers', Nutrients, vol. 13, no. 6, 1856.
Jensen, M, George, MJ, Russell, MA, Lippold, MA & Odgers, CL 2021, 'Daily Parent-Adolescent Digital Exchanges', Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 1125-1138.
Jensen, M, George, MJ, Russell, MA, Lippold, MA & Odgers, CL 2021, 'Does Adolescent Digital Technology Use Detract from the Parent–Adolescent Relationship?', Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 469-481.
Cleveland, HH, Knapp, KS, Brick, TR, Russell, MA, Gajos, JM & Bunce, SC 2021, 'Effectiveness and Utility of Mobile Device Assessment of Subjective Craving during Residential Opioid Dependence Treatment', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 1284-1294.
Mason, MJ, Coatsworth, JD, Russell, M, Khatri, P, Bailey, S, Moore, M, Brown, A, Zaharakis, N, Trussell, M, Stephens, CJ, Wallis, D & Hale, C 2021, 'Reducing Risk for Adolescent Substance Misuse with Text-Delivered Counseling to Adolescents and Parents', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 1247-1257.
Courtney, JB & Russell, MA 2021, 'Testing affect regulation models of drinking prior to and after drinking initiation using ecological momentary assessment.', Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 597-608.
Gioia, SA, Russell, MA, Zimet, GD, Stupiansky, NW & Rosenberger, JG 2021, 'The role of disclosure & perceptions about providers in health discussions among gay and bisexual young men', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 104, no. 7, pp. 1712-1718.


Felt, JM, Russell, MA, Ruiz, JM, Johnson, JA, Uchino, BN, Allison, M, Smith, TW, Taylor, DJ, Ahn, C & Smyth, J 2020, 'A multimethod approach examining the relative contributions of optimism and pessimism to cardiovascular disease risk markers', Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 839-849.
West, AB, Bittel, KM, Russell, MA, Evans, MB, Mama, SK & Conroy, DE 2020, 'A systematic review of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and substance use in adolescents and emerging adults', Translational behavioral medicine, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1155-1167.
Rivenbark, J, Arseneault, L, Caspi, A, Danese, A, Fisher, HL, Moffitt, TE, Rasmussen, LJH, Russell, MA & Odgers, CL 2020, 'Adolescents' perceptions of family social status correlate with health and life chances: A twin difference longitudinal cohort study', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 38, pp. 23323-23328.
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.
Jones, DR, Smyth, JM, Engeland, CG, Sliwinski, MJ, Russell, MA, Sin, NL, Almeida, DM & Graham-Engeland, JE 2020, 'Affect variability and inflammatory markers in midlife adults', Health Psychology, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 655-666.
Russell, MA & Gajos, JM 2020, 'Annual Research Review: Ecological momentary assessment studies in child psychology and psychiatry', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 376-394.
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.
McKee, K, Russell, M, Mennis, J, Mason, M & Neale, M 2020, 'Emotion regulation dynamics predict substance use in high-risk adolescents', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 106, 106374.
Shalev, I, Hastings, WJ, Etzel, L, Israel, S, Russell, MA, Hendrick, KA, Zinobile, M & Siegel, SR 2020, 'Investigating the impact of early-life adversity on physiological, immune, and gene expression responses to acute stress: A pilot feasibility study', PloS one, vol. 15, no. 4, e0221310.
Swendeman, D, Sumstine, S, Brink, A, Mindry, D, Medich, M & Russell, M 2020, 'Smartphone self-monitoring by young adolescents and parents to assess and improve family functioning: qualitative feasibility study', JMIR Formative Research, vol. 4, no. 6, e15777.
Calhoun, B, Williams, J, Greenberg, M, Domitrovich, C, Russell, MA & Fishbein, DH 2020, 'Social Emotional Learning Program Boosts Early Social and Behavioral Skills in Low-Income Urban Children', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11, 561196.
George, MJ, Jensen, MR, Russell, MA, Gassman-Pines, A, Copeland, WE, Hoyle, RH & Odgers, CL 2020, 'Young Adolescents' Digital Technology Use, Perceived Impairments, and Well-Being in a Representative Sample', Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 219, pp. 180-187.