Dr. Coughlin conducts applied behavioral economic research with an emphasis on human choice behavior and decision-making around health and health behavior change. She investigates substance use and related behavior patterns within community-based settings with hard-to-reach risk populations, such as people living in rural areas. Current work focuses on remote delivery of interventions and assessment using text messaging and app-based platforms, and exploring behavioral economic risk factors and mechanisms of behavior change among people who misuse substances. Dr. Coughlin is clinically active in the U-M Addiction Treatment Service, which provides multidisciplinary, evidence-based approaches for the treatment of substance use disorders.
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- M.S., Clinical Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- B.S., Psychology, Davidson College