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Matt Henson, Ph.D.

  • Matt Henson, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 244c Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5761
  • jhenson@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of California - Los Angeles, 2004
    Major: Quantitative Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
    Major: Quantitative Psychology
    Degree: M.A.
    Truman State University, 1998
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

     Personality antecedents of adolescent and young adult risky health behaviors (e.g., substance use and risky sex)  Moderators and mediators of substance use intervention efficacy  Assessment, modeling, and behavioral consequences of a sensation seeking personality  Complex modeling of longitudinal data  Applications of Item Response Theory (IRT) to substance use behaviors  The application of mixture detection to latent variable models
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, OId Dominion University
  • 2009: Certificate of Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: Shining Star Award, OId Dominion University
  • 2003: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Syracuse University
  • 1998: Magna cum laude, Truman University
  • 1998: University Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Patching the STEM Pipeline between College and Work: Investigating Gender Issues in Embeddedness
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Major, D. A.
    Secondary Effects of Parent Treatment for Drug Abuse on Children
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Date: 2009 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Kelley, M.; Henson, J. M.
    A Daily Process Examination of Unintended Drinking among College Students
    Sponsoring Organization: Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
    Date: 2010 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.
    Capitalizing on Opportunity: Narrowing the Gender Divide in Engineering and Computer Science through Professional Development.
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2010 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Major, D. A.
    Subpopulation Differences in Intervention Efficacy among College Drinkers
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2010 - 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.
    Alcohol Use and Health in Young Women
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, M.
    Growth Mixture Modeling and Response to a HIV Prevention Intervention
    Sponsoring Organization: NIMH Subcontract through the Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.
    HIV Prevention for STD Clinic Patients (competing renewal)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Mental Health
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, M.
    Sexual Hookups, Alcohol Use, and Health in Young Women
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, M.
    Substance Use Risk Education Project (SURE): Study 3
    Sponsoring Organization: NIAAA Subcontract through the Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University
    Date: 2009 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.
    Femininity Ideology and Adolescent Girls’ Risk Behaviors
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Date: 2008 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Impett, E.
    Self-Silencing and African-American and Latina Women’s HIV Risk Behaviors
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Date: 2008 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Impett, E.
    Brief Interventions for Binge Drinking College Students
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2005 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, K.
    Substance Use Risk Education (SURE II – SURE III)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, K.
    Substance Use Risk Education (SURE I – SURE II)
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Date: 2005 - 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Henson, J. M.; Carey, K.