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Andrea Howard

Assistant Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (Alberta)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3055
Office:314-H SSRB
Website:Research on Emotion and Addictions Development and Methodology Lab

Research Interests

My research primarily examines mental health (depression, anxiety) and substance use (alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs) in adolescence and the transition to adulthood. Current studies with collaborators include: (1) evaluating the developmental course of substance use from late childhood to the mid-twenties, comparing people with and without childhood histories of ADHD; (2) the intersection of self-control, mental health, and alcohol use in undergraduate students; (3) contexts that predict well-being in the transition to university.

I am also engaged in a parallel line of research examining quantitative methodology issues in developmental and clinical research. Recent projects include methods for combining data from multiple reporters and comparisons of methods for estimating intraindividual variability in longitudinal analysis.

Selected Recent Publications (student co-authors’ names in italics)

Barker, E. T., Howard, A. L., Villemaire-Krajden, R., & Galambos, N. L. (in press). The rise and fall of depressive symptoms and academic stress in two samples of university students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Molina, B. S. G., Howard, A. L., Swanson, J. M., Stehli, A., Mitchell, J. T., Kennedy, T. M., … & Hoza, B. (in press). Substance use through adolescence into early adulthood after childhood-diagnosed ADHD: Findings from the MTA longitudinal study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Howard, A. L., & Pritchard, T. R. (2017). Heavy drinking in university students with and  without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Contributions of drinking motives and protective behavioral strategies. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 11, 1-10.

Newcomb-Anjo, S. E., Barker, E. T., & Howard, A. L. (2017). A person-centered analysis of risk factors that compromise wellbeing in emerging adulthood. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 46(4), 867-883.

Bainter, S. A. & Howard, A. L. (2016). Comparing within-person effects from multivariate longitudinal models. Developmental Psychology, 52(11), 1955-1968.

Barker, E. T., Howard, A. L., Galambos, N. L., & Wrosch, C. (2016). Tracking affect and academic success across university: Happy students benefit from bouts of negative mood. Developmental Psychology, 52(11), 2022-2030.

Howard, A. L., Strickland, N., Murray, D., Tamm, L., Hinshaw, S. P., Swanson, J. M., Arnold, L. E., & Molina, B. S. G., (2016). Progression of impairment in adolescents with ADHD through the transition out of high school: Contributions of parent involvement and college attendance. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(2), 233-247.

Howard, A. L. (2015). Leveraging time-varying covariates to test within- and between-person effects and interactions in the multilevel linear model. Emerging Adulthood, 3(6), 400-412

Howard, A. L., Patrick, M. E., & Maggs, J. M. (2015). College student affect and heavy drinking: Variable associations across days, semesters, and people. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(2), 430-443.