Joseph LaBrie, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor
& Special Assistant to the President

Office: Office of the President
Telephone: (310) 338-5238
E-mail: jlabrie@lmu.edu

Education:

2001-2002 VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles 

1996-2002 University of Southern California, Los Angeles 
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology 

1995-1996 Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley 
Studies in Pastoral Counseling and Theology 

1992-1995 Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley 
Master of Divinity 

1984-1986, 1989 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Master of Science in Mathematics 

1987-1988 Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 
Licentiate in Philosophical Studies 

1979-1983 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 
B.S. Mathematics and Theology

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Substance use and misuse, prevention and intervention research, adolescent and college student development, human sexuality, and sexual risk taking.

Courses Taught:

Overview of Alcohol and Drugs on Human Behavior, Research Methods, Honors Seminar and Research Practicum, Intro to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Intro to Clinical Psychology

Brief Bio:

Joseph LaBrie, S.J., Ph.D., is currently serving as the Special Assistant to the President at Loyola Marymount University. His responsibilities include Jesuit recruitment and Mission issues, budget, faculty outreach, assisting in developing and implementing the revised CORE curriculum, community relations, fundraising, among other duties. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Heads UP research lab at LMU. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USC in 2002, at which time he began working in the Student Psychological Services and teaching at LMU. In 2003, Dr. LaBrie founded Heads UP, a multi-dimensional research, prevention, and intervention project. The mission of the project is to promote a safe and healthy lifestyle among all students and to intervene with high-risk students to reduce dangerous levels of drinking and the incidence of problems resulting from heavy consumption. As part of this endeavor, Dr. LaBrie conducts rigorous research on adolescent and college-aged student health behaviors and disseminates this research to the broader scientific community. He is an expert on Emerging Adulthood and the various challenges and the rewarding growth that occurs during the age range of 18-25. He has served as the Principal Investigator on over 10 private and federal grants in support of the Heads UP program, totaling over $2.9 million, and to date, he has published 87 research articles in this area. Finally, Dr. LaBrie was recently recognized with a prestigious award from the American Psychological Association Division on Addictions for his Outstanding Early-Career Scientific Contributions to Psychological Science.

Recent Publications:

Dr. LaBrie has over 100 publications the following are from 2010 on:

Cail, J., & LaBrie, J. W. (2010). Disparity between the perceived alcohol-related attitudes of parents and peers increases alcohol risk in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 135-139. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.09.019

Hummer, J. F., Pedersen, E. R., Mirza, T., & LaBrie, J. W. (2010). Factors associated with general and sexual alcohol-related consequences: An examination of college students studying abroad. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 47(4), 427-444. doi:10.2202/1949-6605.6134

Kenney, S., Hummer, J., & LaBrie, J. W. (2010). An examination of prepartying and drinking game playing during high school and their impact on alcohol-related risk upon entrance into college. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 999-1011. doi: 10.1007/s10964-009-9473-1

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F.,Grant, S., & Lac, A. (2010). Immediate reductions in misperceived social norms among high-risk college student groups. Addictive Behaviors, 35(12), 1094-1101. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.003.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F.,Lac, A., & Lee, C. M. (2010). Direct and indirect effects of injunctive norms on marijuana use: The role of reference groups. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 904-908.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Neighbors, C., & Larimer, M. E. (2010). Whose opinion matters? The relationship between injunctive norms and alcohol consequences in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 343-349.
doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.12.003

LaBrie, J. W.,Kenney, S., & Lac, A. (2010). The use of protective behavioral strategies is related to reduced risk in heavy drinking college students with poorer mental and physical health. Journal of Drug Education, 40 (4), 361-78.

LaBrie, J. W.,Migliuri, S., Kenney, S., & Lac, A. (2010). Family history associated with increased problematic drinking: A brief report. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 721-725. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.03.009 

Neighbors, C., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Lewis, M. A., Lee, C. M., Desai, S., Kilmer, J. R., & Larimer, M. E. (2010). Group identification as a moderator of the relationship between social norms and alcohol consumption. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(3). 522-528. doi:10.1037/a0019944

Pedersen, E. R., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Larimer, M. E., & Lee, C. M. (2010). Heavier drinking American college students may self-select into study abroad programs: An examination of sex and ethnic differences within a high-risk group. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 844-847. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.04.003

Pedersen, E. R., Neighbors, C., & LaBrie, J. W. (2010). College students’ perceptions of class year-specific drinking norms. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 290-293.
doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.10.015

Grant, S., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., & Lac, A. (2011). Underestimations of blood alcohol concentration predict event-specific negative consequences. Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (10), 1309-1317.

Grant, S. P., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., & Lac, A. (2011, May 23). How drunk am I? Misperceptions of intoxication in the college drinking environment. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0023942

Huchting, K., Lac, A., LaBrie, J. W., &Hummer, J. F. (2011). The intention behavior link in alcohol use: examining group affiliation variables for Greek-affiliated students and student-athletes. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55(3), 61-77. doi: 10.1037/a0019944

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W.,& Lac, A. (2011). Warming up and staying loose: The prevalence, style, and influence of prepartying behavior and drinking games among intercollegiate athletes. Athletic Insight, 13(2), 1-19.

LaBrie, J. W.,& Cail, J. (2011). Parental interaction with college students: The moderating impact of parental contact on the influence of perceived peer norms on drinking. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 610-621.

LaBrie, J. W., Grant, S., & Hummer, J. F. (2011). “This would be better drunk”: Alcohol expectancies become more positive while drinking in the college social environment. Addictive Behaviors 36, 890-893. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.03.015

LaBrie, J. W.,Hummer, J. F., Kenney, S., Lac, A., & Pedersen, E. (2011). Identifying factors that increase the likelihood for alcohol-induced blackouts in the prepartying context. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 992-1002. doi:10.3109/10826084.2010.542229

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F.,& Lac, A. (2011). Comparing injunctive marijuana use norms of salient reference groups among college student marijuana users and nonusers. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 717-720.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Lac, A., Ehret, P. J., & Kenney, S. R. (2011). Parents know best, but are they accurate? Parental normative misperceptions and their indirect impact on students’ alcohol-related outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 521–529.

LaBrie, J. W.,Kenney, S. R., Migliuri, S., & Lac, A. (2011). Sexual experience and risky alcohol consumption among incoming first-year college females. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(1), 15-33. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2011.534344

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S. R., Mirza, T., & Lac, A. (2011). Identifying factors that increase the likelihood of driving after drinking among college students. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43,1371-1377.. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2011.02.011

LaBrie, J. W.,Lac, A., Kenney, S., Mirza, T. (2011). Protective behavioral strategies mediate the effect of drinking motives on alcohol use among heavy drinking college students: Gender and race differences. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 354-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.12.013

LaBrie, J. W., Pedersen, E. R., Cail, J., & Migliuri, S. (2011). Reducing alcohol risk in adjudicated male college students: Further validation of a group motivational enhancement intervention. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20(1), 82-98. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2011.534369

Larimer, M. E., Neighbors, C., LaBrie, J. W., Atkins, A. C., Lewis, M. A., Lee, C. M., Kilmer, J. R., Kaysen, D. L., Pedersen, E. R., Montoya, H., Hodge, K., Desai, S., Hummer, J. F., & Walter, T. (2011). Descriptive drinking norms: For whom does reference group matter? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(5), 833-843.

Pedersen, E. R.,Cruz, R. A., LaBrie, J. W., & Hummer, J. F. (2011). Examining the relationships between acculturation orientations, perceived and actual norms, and drinking behaviors of short-term American sojourners in foreign environments. Prevention Science, 12, 401-410. Advance online publication. 10.1007/s11121-011-0232-7

Smith, B., Kenney, S., Sessoms, A., & LaBrie, J. W. (2011). Assessing the efficacy of a Choice Theory-based alcohol harm reduction intervention in a population of college student drinkers. International Journal of Choice Theory, 30.

Kenney, S., LaBrie, J. W., & Hummer, J. F. (2012). Drinking game playing: A prevalent and risky activity among youth. In R.J. Levesque (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 771-777). New York, New York: Springer.

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W., & Kenney, S. (2012). Prepartying and pregaming. In R.J. Levesque (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2138-2144). New York, New York: Springer.

Hummer, J. F.,LaBrie, J. W., & Lac, A. (2012). Warming up and staying loose: The prevalence, style, and influence of prepartying and drinking game behavior among college student athletes. In R. Schinke (Ed.). Athletic Insight’s Writings in Sport Psychology (pp. 133-152). Hauppauge, New York: Nova.

LaBrie, J. W., & Sessoms, A. (2012). Parents still matter: The role of parental attachment in risky drinking among college students. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 21, 91-104. doi: 10.1080/1067828x.2012.636704.

LaBrie, J. W., Ehret, P. J., Hummer, J. F., & Prenovost, K. (2012). Poor adjustment to college life mediates the relationship between drinking motives and alcohol consequences: A look at college adjustment, drinking motives, and drinking outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 37(4),379-386. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.11.018.

LaBrie, J. W., Atkins, D. C., Neighbors, C., Mirza, T., & Larimer, M. E. (2012). Ethnicity specific norms and alcohol consumption among Hispanic/Latino/a and Caucasian students. Additive Behaviors, 37(4), 537-576. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.007.

Kenney, S., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J., & Pham. A. (2012). Global sleep quality as a moderator of alcohol consumption and consequences in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 37(4), 507-512. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.006

Paves, A. P., Pedersen, E. R., Hummer, J. F.,& LaBrie, J. W. (2012). Prevalence, social contexts, and risks for prepartying among ethnically diverse college students. Addictive Behaviors, 37(7), 803-810.  doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.03.003

Hummer, J. F., Napper, L. E., Ehret, P. J., & LaBrie, J. W. (2013). Event-specific risk and ecological factors associated with prepartying among heavier drinking college students. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1620-1628. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.09.014.

Ehret, P. J., LaBrie, J. W., & Hummer, J. F. (in press). I can play all night: Examining the relationship between perceived tolerance and drinking game alcohol consumption. Substance Use and Misuse.

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W.,& Pedersen, E. R. (in press). First impressions on the scene: The influence of the immediate reference group on incoming first-year students’ alcohol behavior and attitudes. Journal of College Student Development.

Hummer, J. F.,LaBrie, J. W., Lac, A., Sessoms, A.,& Cail, J. (in press). Estimates and influences of reflective opposite-sex norms on alcohol use among a high-risk sample of college students: Exploring Greek-affiliation and gender effects. Addictive Behaviors.doi: 10.1016/jaddbeh.2011.11.027

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W., Lac, A., & Louie, B. (in press). The influence of reflective opposite-sex norms and importance of opposite-sex approval on adjudicated student drinking: Theoretical extensions and implications. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 

Hummer, J. F.,LaBrie, J. W., & Ehret, P. J. (in press). Do as I say, not as you perceive: The role of parental attitudes and parental monitoring in risky student drinking. Parenting Science and Practice.

Kenney, S., & LaBrie, J. W. (in press). Injunctive peer misperceptions and the mediation of self-approval on risk for driving after drinking among college students. Journal of Health Communication.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F.,Mirza, T., Lac, A., & Kenney, S. R. (in press). Hooking up in the college context: Event-level assessment of alcohol use and partner familiarity on hookup behaviors and contentment. Journal of Sex Research.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Pedersen, E. R., & Chithambo, T., Lac, A. (in press). Measuring college students’ motives behind prepartying drinking: Development and validation of the prepartying motivations inventory. Submitted to Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.04.003

LaBrie, J. W., Ehret, P. J., & Hummer, J. F. (in press). Are they all the same? An exploratory, categorical analysis of drinking game types. Addictive Behaviors.

LaBrie, J. W., Napper , L. E., & Ghaidarov, T. M. (in press). Predicting Driving after Drinking Over Time Among College Students: The Emerging Role of Injunctive Normative Perceptions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Kenney, S., LaBrie, J. W., Mirza, T., Thadani, V., & Rohrbach, J. (in press). First-Year College Women’s Motivations for Hooking Up: A Mixed Methods Examination of Normative Peer Perceptions and Personal Hookup Engagement, International Journal of Sexual Health.

Director of:

Heads UP, Responsible Drinking Project

Honors & Awards:

American Psychological Association Division on Addictions Early Career Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Psychological Science, Early Career Researcher Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIAAA), APA Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Early Career Research Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), APA Annual Convention, Washington D.C., Best Application for Competitive Federal Funding, Loyola Marymount University, Best Sponsored Project: Large Scale Research, Loyola   Marymount University.

 

Clinical Credentials:

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of California, Lic. # PSYC 20367

 Downloadable Curriculum Vitae:

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