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Dr. Anne Ray is an Associate Professor of Health, Behavior & Society.

She is a prevention scientist with research interests in the (1) etiology and prevention of high-risk substance use among adolescent and emerging adult populations, (2) utilization of technology to adapt, improve, and extend the reach of evidenced-based programming, and (3) application of dissemination and implementation science frameworks to scale up evidence-based programming and improve program dissemination for maximum impact.

Her current funded work focuses on the development and evaluation of a web-app to increase parent-teen communication around alcohol use, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Dr. Ray's Curriculum Vitae

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  • PhD, Biobehavioral Health
    • The Pennsylvania State University
  • MEd, Counselor Education
    • The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, Psychology
    • The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Substance use prevention
  • Adolescents and young adult risk behavior
  • eHealth and mHealth
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Adaptive intervention designs
  • Community-engaged research

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Early Career Faculty Recognition: Dr. Anne Ray

Since joining the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health in 2019,