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Stephen A. Maisto

Professor of Psychology


Postdoctoral respecialization in Clinical Psychology, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Experimental Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

My research involves the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders; mechanisms of risk perception and risk taking, especially as it relates to substance use; HIV prevention and intervention in psychiatric and other populations.

Certification and Licensure

Licensed clinical psychologist, State of Rhode Island
Licensed clinical psychologist, State of New York
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Representative Publications

Maisto, S. A., McGinnis, K., Conigliaro, J. C., Cook, R., Bryant, K., & Justice, A. C. (2010). Factor structure of Leigh’s (1990) alcohol sex expectancies scale in individuals in treatment for HIV disease. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 174-180.

Funderburk, J. S., Maisto, S. A., Sugarman, D., & Wade, M. (in press). The covariation of multiple risk factors in primary care: A latent class analysis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Witkiewitz, K., Maisto, S. A., & Donovan, D. M. (in press). A comparison of methods for estimating change in drinking following alcohol treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Woolf, S. E., & Maisto, S. A. (2009). Alcohol use and risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 13, 757-782.

Woolf, S. E., Maisto, S. A., Carey, M. P., & Vanable, P. A. (2009). Selection of film clips and development of a video for the investigation of sexual decision-making among men who have sex with men. The Journal of Sex Research, 46, 1-9.

Maisto, S. A., Clifford, P. R., Stout, R., & Davis, C. M. (2008). Factors mediating the association between drinking in the first year post-alcohol treatment and drinking at three years. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 69, 728-737.

Maisto, S. A., Galizio, M., & Connors, G. J. (2010). Drug use and abuse (Sixth Edition). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Co.

Maisto, S. A., Clifford, P. R., Stout, R. L., & Davis, C. M. (2007). Moderate drinking in the first year after treatment as a predictor of three-year outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68, 419-427.

Maisto, S. A., Carey, M. P., Carey, K. B., Gordon, C. M., & Schum, J. L. (2004). Effects of alcohol and expectancies on HIV-related risk perception and behavioral skills in heterosexual women. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology,12, 288-297.

Maisto, SA, Carey, MP, Carey, KB, Gordon, CM, Schum, JL, & Lynch, KG (2004). Relationship between alcohol and participant characteristics on attitudes and behavioral skills relevant to safer sex among heterosexual young adult men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33, 571-584.

Maisto, S. A., & Connors, G. J. (Special Eds.) (2006). Relapse in the addictive Behaviors. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, March.