Angela Haeny

Angela M. Haeny
Doctoral Candidate
145 Psychology Building
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Research Interests: 

Family history of alcoholism
Diagnostic assessment
Substance use disorder
Health disparities
Race-related stress and trauma
Secondary data analysis
Longitudinal data analysis


I am a native of St. Cloud, MN and I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. As an undergrad, I worked with Dr. Matt Kushner on his hybrid cognitive behavioral therapy study for alcohol treatment patients with co-occurring anxiety disorder. I moved to Columbia, MO to continue doing alcohol research with Dr. Ken Sher. Broadly, my current research involves studying alcoholism in families.


Community Service:

Community members remember 1923 lynching of James T. Scott with unveiling of historical marker

Plaque marking site of lynching unveiled

Remembering a lynching: MU group creates memorial for James T. Scott

"Lest We Forget" event revisits brutal 1923 lynching at Stewart Road Bridge

Students speak their minds at UM System Board of Curators forum

UM Board hears about race, grad student issues from students



Selected Publications: 

Research papers:

Haeny, A. M., Weaver, C. C., Martinez, J. A., Steinley, D., Sher, K. J. (2017). Is the deliberate induction of alcohol tolerance associated with negative alcohol outcomes? Addictive Behaviors,65,98-101.

Haeny, A. M., Littlefield, A. K., Sher, K. J. (2016). Limitations of lifetime alcohol use disorder assessments: A criterion-validation study. Addictive Behaviors, 59, 95-99.

Cadigan, J. M., Haeny, A. M., Martens, M. P., Weaver, C. C., Takamatsu, S. K., & Arterberry, B. J. (2015). Personalized drinking feedback: A meta-analysis of in-person versus computer-delivered interventions. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 83(2), 430-437.

Haeny, A. M., Littlefield, A. K., Sher, K. J. (2014). False negatives in the assessment of lifetime alcohol use disorders: A serious but unappreciated problem. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 530-535. PMID: 24766765

Haeny, A. M. (2014). Ethical considerations for psychologists taking a public stance on controversial issues: The balance between personal and professional life. Ethics and Behavior, 24, 265-278. DOI:10.1080/10508422.2013.860030

Haeny, A. M., Littlefield, A. K., Sher, K. J. (2014). Repeated diagnoses of lifetime alcohol use disorders in a prospective study: Insights into the extent and nature of the reliability and validity problem. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, 489-500. PMID: 24033811

Verges, A., Haeny, A. M., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K. K., Grant, J. D., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., Sher, K. J. (2013). Refining the notion of maturing out: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. American Journal of Public Health,12, e67-e73. PMID: 24134383

Kushner, M. G., Maurer, E. W., Thuras, P., Donahue, C., Frye, B., Menary, K. R., Hobbs, J., Haeny, A., Van Demark, J. (2013). A Hybrid Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy versus Relaxation Training for Co-Occurring Anxiety and Alcohol Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 429-442. PMCID: PMC3756682

Book Chapters:

Haeny, A. M., Boness, C. L., McDowell, Y. E., Sher, K. J. (In Press). Alcohol Use Disorder. In J. Hunsley & E. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work (Vol 2). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sher, K. J., Winograd, R., & Haeny, A. M. (2013). Impulse Control Disorders. In T. Widiger (Ed), Handbook of Clinical Psychology (Vol 9). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.