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Emily Hartwell

Emily is a 5th year clinical psychology graduate student

Research Interests: Emily is interested in studying the etiological and genetic underpinnings of substance use disorders. Emily's master’s thesis examined genetic predictors of medication response in heavy drinking smokers. Currently, Emily is interested in the role sleep disturbance plays in the etiology of alcohol use disorders and drinking behaviors both in the community and in the laboratory.

Clinical Work: This year, Emily will be completing her externship at the UCLA Counseling & Psychological Services where she will be delivering brief, empirically support treatments to the diverse population of UCLA students. Emily is also involved in the Addiction Lab studies and conducts semi-structure diagnostic interviews, motivational interviewing sessions, and neuropsychological assessments with substance using populations.

Hobbies: Emily enjoys the beach, going to the movies, reading, baking, and traveling.

Emily's Take on Los Angeles: "I love trying out the city’s amazing art scene and ethnic cuisine. "

View Emily's CV here.

Select Publications:


Bujarski S., Roche, D., Lunny, K., Moallem N., Courtney, K.E., Allen V., Hartwell, E., Leventhal, A., Rohrbaugh, T., & Ray, L.A. (2014) The Relationship Between Methamphetamine and Alcohol Use in a Community Sample of Methamphetamine Users, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 142, 127 – 132. PDF

Hartwell, E.E., Pfeiffer, J., McCauley, J., Moran, M.M., & Back, S.E. (2014) Sleep disturbances among individuals with prescription opioid dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 39 (10), 1537-1542. PDF

Back, S.E., Killeen, T.K., Teer, A.P., Hartwell, E.E., Federline, A., Beylotte, F., & Cox, E.Q. (2014). Substance use disorders and PTSD: An exploratory study of treatment preferences among military Veterans. Addictive Behaviors, 39 (2), 369-373. PDF

Hartwell, E. E., & Ray, L. A. (2013). Sex moderates stress reactivity in heavy drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 38 (11), 2643-2646. PDF

Courtney, K.E., Ashenhurst, J., Bacio, G., Moallem, N., Bujarski, S., Hartwell, E.E. & Ray, L.A. (2013) Subjective responses to alcohol and alcohol craving: Validation of the desires for alcohol questionnaire in the human lab. Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs, 74(5), 797-802. PDF

Poster Presented at RSA 2014 View Here