Obasi, E. M., Shirtcliff, E., Cavanagh, L., Ratliff, K. L., Pittman, D. M., & Brooks, J. J. (in press). Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Reactivity to Acute Stress: An Investigation into the Roles of Perceived Stress and Family Resources. Prevention Science.
The relationship between alcohol consumption, perceived stress, and CRHR1 genotype on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in rural African Americans. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:832.
The moderating role of implicit alcohol-related cognitions in hazardous alcohol use. Addict Res Theory, 23(5), 380-390.
Substance use is associated with negative behavioral outcomes (e.g., assault, injury, sexual violence, suicide), disease, and death. We are committed to finding real-world solutions to this preventable public health problem.
We are currently studying the cross-talk between cultural phenomena, chronic exposure to environmental stressors, and stress-related biomarkers to better understand psychological and behavioral outcomes in at-risk populations.
Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi
University of Houston
Associate Professor, COE Associate Dean for Research
African Americans endure a disproportionate burden of injury, disability, disease and death with regard to substance use. We are currently investigating novel mechanisms that can be leveraged to inform prevention and treatment efforts.