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Steven Yale Sussman

Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (626) 457-6635
Office: HSA 4124



Ph.D. , University of Illinois, Chicago, 1/1984
M.A. , University of Illinois, Chicago, 1/1981

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Consultant, Antelope Valley Unified School District, Redondo Beach High School District, 01/01/1990-  
Consultant, J of Comp in Health Care, 01/01/1989-  
Consultant, Minnesota Dept. of Health, 01/01/1987-  
Instructor, Hinds Junior College, Jackson, MS, 01/01/1984-  
Assistant Professor of Research, Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research, USC, 01/01/1986-01/01/1988  
Researcher, Brentwood VA Medical Center, Behavioral Medicine Program, 01/01/1984-01/01/1986  
Research Associate, Health Behavior Research Institute, Univ. of Southern California, 01/01/1984-01/01/1986  
Consultant, Dept. of Psychology, UIC, & WMAQ-TV, Chicago, 01/01/1984-01/01/1985  
Psychology Resident, Mississippi medical Center & VA Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 01/01/1983-01/01/1984  
Outside Review Board, Representative, Research in Social Psychology, 01/01/1982-01/01/1984  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Dr. Sussman's primary research interest is in drug abuse prevention and cessation. He has twelve years' experience in school-based adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention and cessation research, and has investigated the psychosocial predictors of drug use development, cessation, and relapse prevention. He is also interested in empirically based program development, and in differentiating the effects of condition credibility versus information content for eliciting successful program effects.
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