Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dr. Rivera presents to Division of Behavioral Health grantees about research on substance abuse

Dr. Rivera (far right at head table) discusses her research on underage drinking.
Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, presented at the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health Annual Prevention Grantee Conference on September 25.

She participated in the "Policy and Enforcement: Tales from Alaskan Communities" panel which looked at policy, enforcement, research, and the challenges and successes related to managing alcohol use and abuse in Alaska.

Dr. Rivera discussed research on Alaska’s alcohol control policies and enforcement of them. Her areas of expertise include underage drinking and substance abuse as well as the co-occurrence of substance abuse with child maltreatment, and violence against women.