University of Florida
From 2004–2012, Dr. Steven Meredith conducted research in behavior analysis at the University of Florida as an undergraduate and graduate research assistant to Dr. Jesse Dallery. The 2010 SABA Doctoral Dissertation Grant helped fund the first study of his dissertation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a group-contingency-based intervention to treat cigarette smoking. The results of this study showed that integrating group contingencies into a web-based contingency management program is feasible and acceptable for promoting smoking cessation. The study was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Meredith, Grabiniski, & Dallery, 2011), and a follow-up study (the second study of Steven's dissertation) was published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology (Meredith & Dallery, 2013). Steven is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he continues to develop and evaluate behavioral interventions to treat licit drug abuse.
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