WEB: Women’s Emotions & Behavior

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Project Name: WEB (Women’s Emotions and Behavior)
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Stappenbeck, PhD
Grant Title: Web-Based Treatment of Heavy Drinking Among Women with a History of Sexual Trauma
Sponsor: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Project Period: 6/1/14-5/31/19
Grant Number: K08AA021745



Heavy drinking and sexual assault are significant public health concerns among college women and are both associated with myriad negative consequences including academic, physical, and mental health problems. The goal of the proposed research is to develop and evaluate a novel web-based intervention to reduce heavy drinking among college women with a history of sexual assault and elevated levels of psychological distress. Should this intervention prove effective, it can be widely disseminated and has the potential to reach women that otherwise may not have received the needed help for these concerns.