Linda Richter oversees prevention-oriented research projects. Linda’s work focuses on understanding the nature, scope, predictors and consequences of substance use and addiction, especially among young people. She leverages this research to help raise awareness among parents, educators, health professionals and policymakers about addiction science and best practices in substance use prevention and addiction care. Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Maryland.
Research topics: Prevention; youth vaping, drinking and marijuana use; substance-related attitudes and beliefs; data and trends; integrating addiction care into mainstream medicine
Stigma and Addiction Treatment
The Co-occurrence of Nicotine and Other Substance Use and Addiction Among Youth and Adults in the United States: Implications for Research, Practice, and Policy
Assessing the Risk of Marijuana Use Disorder Among Adolescents and Adults Who Use Marijuana
Underage Drinking: Prevalence and Correlates of Risky Drinking Measures Among Youth Aged 12-20
A public health approach to prevention: The health professional’s role
Effectively Addressing Addiction Requires Changing the Language of Addiction
The Exclusion of Nicotine: Closing the Gap in Addiction Policy and Practice
Addressing the Critical Health Problem of Adolescent Substance Use Through Health Care, Research, and Public Policy
Alcohol and Women: Unique Risks, Effects, and Implications for Clinical Practice
Frequency of Parent-Adolescent Alcohol-Specific Communication and Adolescent Perceptions of Alcohol.
The Co-occurrence of Nicotine With Other Substance Use and Addiction: Risks, Mechanisms, Consequences, and Implications for Practice, With a Focus on Youth
The effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the risk of youth substance use.