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James A. Cranford, Ph.D

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry

James A. Cranford, Ph.D received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship in Quantitative Methods for Mental Health Research at New York University, and a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) postdoctoral fellowship in Multidisciplinary Alcoholism Research Training at the Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Research Society on Alcoholism.

In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Michigan Addiction Center and elsewhere, Dr. Cranford’s research focuses on 1) family context of substance use and substance use disorders; 2) application of intensive longitudinal methods to studies of daily stress, moods, and substance use; and 3) social and psychological mechanisms of negative and positive behavior change. Their work aims to reduce the substantial public health burden of substance use and substance use disorders. He has an appointment as an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Addiction Center at the University of Michigan.

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NIDA/NIAAA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Addiction Research Center, University of Michigan

NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantitative Training for Mental Health Research, New York University

Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York

B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, Eastern Michigan University