Project DASH


Alcohol has been identified as a significant factor in sexual risk behavior, with a variety of theories demonstrating success in predicting the association between alcohol and sexual risk. As these theories have all proven useful, there is a need to integrate the theoretical factors known to be important in predicting and intervening upon this association. As such, the primary aim of Drinking and Sexual Health (DASH) is to test an integrated theoretical model of the association between alcohol consumption and sexual risk behavior among young adults. This model posits that one’s conflicting feelings about sexual behavior, coupled with sexual expectancies related to alcohol use, interact to influence sexual behavior that occurs under the influence of alcohol.

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project details

Funding Period: 2010-2015
NIH Grant Number: 5R01HD061410
Funder: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey T Parsons, Ph.D. & Sarit Golub, Ph.D.
Co-Investigators: Brooke E. Wells, Ph.D., Brian C Kelly, Ph.D. (Purdue University), Deborah Tolman, Ed.D. (Hunter College)
Research Scientist: Brooke E. Wells, Ph.D.
Project Manager: Mark Pawson, M.A.
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