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Stacy R. Ryan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology & Neuroscience,

Baylor University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ryan contributed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).  During her time with UTHSCSA she developed research and evidence-based clinical care programming for adolescent substance use and other externalizing behaviors.

Research Interests

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Externalyzing Behaviors
  • Evidence-Based Interventions

Education

Year Degree Major Institution
2012 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Clinical Psychology Center for Addiction Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, AR
2010 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2010 Pre-Doc Internship Clinical Psychology Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
2006 M.A. Psychology Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2003 B.A. Psychology Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Period of Service

September 2012 - October 2017

Research Projects

  • Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868)
  • Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (MATTERS) (DHHS 085144601.2.6)
  • CAMBIO: Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Teens (DHHS 085144601.2.101)

After the NRLC

After concluding her work at UTHSCSA, Dr. Ryan was recruited as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University, in Waco, TX.

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • Treatment initiation and alcohol use violations among DWI offenders who received brief motivational interviewing

    Ryan-Pettes, S. R., Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., & Dougherty, D. M. (2020).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 19, 7-15. PubMed Icon

  • Early adolescent trajectories of impulsiveness and sensation seeking in children of fathers with histories of alcohol and other substance use disorders

    Acheson, A., Lake, S. L., Bray, B. C., Liang, Y., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Charles, N. E., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research,. 40, 2,622-2,630 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Altered developmental trajectories for impulsivity and sensation seeking among adolescent substance users

    Charles, N. E., Ryan, S. R., Bray, B.C., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Behaviors, 60, 235-241 PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Acute effects of methylphenidate on impulsivity and attentional behavior in Comorbid ADHD and Conduct Disorder

    Dougherty, D. M., Olvera, R. L., Acheson, A., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Ryan, S. R., and Mathias, C. W. (2016).

    Journal of Adolescence, 53, 222-230. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Child problems as a moderator of relations between maternal impulsivity and family environment in a high-risk sample.

    Friedman, C. K., Ryan, S. R., Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A.,and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Substance Use & Misuse, 51, 1264-1273. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Clinical and social/environmental characteristics in a community sample of children with and without family histories of Substance Use Disorder in the San Antonio area: A descriptive study

    Ryan, S. R., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Hernandez, D. L., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 25, 327-339. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Family functioning as a mediator of relations between family history of Substance Use Disorder and impulsivity

    Ryan, S. R., Friedman, C. K., Lake, S. L., Mathias, C. W., Charles, N. E., Liang, Y., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 15, 17-24. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Increased Pre- and Early-Adolescent Stress in Youth with a Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Early Substance Use Initiation

    Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Bray, B. C., Ryan, S. R., Lake, S. L., Liang, Y, and Dougherty DM. (2015).

    Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1954-1967. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Childhood stress exposure among preadolescents with and without family histories of substance use disorders

    Charles, N. E., Ryan, S. R., Acheson, A., Mathias, C. W., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 29, 192-200. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Behavioral impulsivity and risk-taking trajectories across early adolescence in youths with and without family histories of alcohol and other drug use disorders

    Dougherty, D. M., Lake, S. L., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Bray, B. C., Charles, N. E., and Acheson, A. (2015).

    Virtual Issue on Risk Factors for Adolescent Drinking PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Aggression as a Predictor of Early Substance Use Initiation among Youth with Family Histories of Substance Use Disorders

    Mathias, C. W., Duffing, T. M., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 14, 230-240. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Feasibility of a computer-assisted alcohol screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment program for DWI offenders

    Mullen, J., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10, 1-10. Atlas of Science PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Treatment needs of driving while intoxicated offenders: The need for a multi-modal approach to treatment

    Mullen, J., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Traffic Injury Prevention, 16, 367-644. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Clinic- and home-based contingency management plus parent training for adolescent cannabis use disorders

    Stanger, C., Ryan, S. R., Scherer, E. A., Norton, G. E., and Budney, A. J. (2015).

    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 445-453. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Delay discounting differentiates pre-adolescents at high and low risk for substance use disorders based on family history

    Dougherty, D. M., Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Olvera, R. L., Liang, Y., and Acheson, A. (2014).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 105-111. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Ethical considerations in adolescent drug research, a response to “Conflicting ethics of confidentiality in adolescent drug research”

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., Dawes, M. A., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Furr, M. A., and Liguori, A. (2014).

    Psychopharmacology, 231(8), 1433-1435. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-013-3183-9 PubMed Icon

  • Problem identification and community assessment of DWI needs for Bexar County, Texas

    Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Mullen, J., Lake, S. L., Brown, P. C., Adams, V., Villafranca, C., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014).

    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services report 085144601.2.6: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

  • Motivational interventions to reduce adult alcohol use/abuse and drunk driving incidents: A treatment manual for use in the criminal justice system

    Ryan, S. R., Mathias, C. W., Mullen, J., Galindo, C., and Dougherty, D. M. (2014).

    Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services report 085144601.2.6: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

  • Development of a computer-aided training program for brief cognitive-behavioral therapy in primary care.

    Cully, J. A., Curry, A. D., Ryan, S. R., Malik, A., Zeno, D. U., and Willcockson, I. (2013).

    Academic Psychiatry, 37, 120-124. PubMed Icon

  • Biosocial processes predicting multisystemic therapy treatment response.

    Ryan, S. R., Brennan, P. A., Cunningham, P. B., Foster, S. L., Brock, R. L., and Whitmore, E. (2013).

    Biological Psychiatry, 92, 373-379. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • The impact of disruptive behavior disorder on substance use treatment outcome in adolescents.

    Ryan, S. R., Stanger, C., Thostenson, J., Whitmore, J. J., and Budney, A. J. (2013).

    Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44, 506-514. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Neuroeconomics and adolescent substance abuse: individual differences in neural networks and delay discounting

    Stanger, C., Elton, A., Ryan, S. R., James, G. A., Budney, A. J., Kilts, C. D. (2013).

    Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52, 747-755. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • A multicomponent motivational intervention to improve adherence among adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes: A pilot study

    Stanger, C., Ryan, S. R., Delhey, L. M., Thrailkill, K., Li, Z., Li, Z., Budney, A.J. (2013).

    Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 629-637. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Perinatal factors, parenting behavior, and reactive aggression: Does cortisol reactivity mediate this developmental risk process?

    Ryan, S. R., Schechter, J. C., and Brennan, P. A. (2012).

    Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1211-1222. PubMed Icon

  • Delay discounting predicts adolescent substance abuse treatment outcome.

    Stanger, C., Ryan, S. R., Fu, H., Landes, R. D., Jones, B. A., Bickel, W. K., and Budney, A. J. (2012).

    Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 20, 205-212. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Parent training plus contingency management for substance abusing families: a Complier Average Causal Effects (CACE) analysis.

    Stanger, C., Ryan, S. R., Fu, H., and Budney, A. J. (2012).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 119-126. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon