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Eugene Dunne, M.A.

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Eugene Dunne, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in the Med/Health area of the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida. Eugene is from Middletown, New Jersey and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rowan University. Eugene also earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University, where his thesis examined the use of mobile phone and social medial communications among college student drinkers. Prior to enrolling at the University of Florida, Eugene was employed as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore, MD) and as a program coordinator of a residential substance use facility (Knoxville, TN). In his free time, Eugene enjoys attending sporting events and spending time outdoors, such as on the beaches of the Jersey Shore or the many hiking trails in north-central Florida.

Research Focus

Eugene’s primary research interests include prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, HIV risk reduction, and antiretroviral medication adherence. He is currently a NIDA T32 predoctoral trainee in the University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health (PI: Cottler) and a member of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC; PI: Cook). Eugene’s dissertation will be evaluating the influence of impulsivity on medication adherence among patients with HIV.

Selected Publications

Dunne, E. M., Burrell II, L. E., Diggins, A. D., Whitehead, N. E., & Latimer, W. W. (2015). Increased risk for substance use and health-related problems among homeless veterans. American Journal on Addictions, 24, 676–680.​

Dunne, E. M. & Katz, E. C. (2015). Alcohol expectancies and regrettable drinking-related social behaviors. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50, 393-398.

Dunne, E. M., Hearn, L. E., Rose, J., & Latimer, W. W. (2014). ADHD as risk factor for early onset of substance abuse: An Accelerated Gateway Model. Addictive Behaviors, 39(12), 1755-1758.

Dunne, E. M., Penniman Dyer, T., Khan, M. R., Cavanaugh, C. E., Melnikov, A., & Latimer, W. W. (2014). HIV prevalence and risk behaviors among African American women who trade sex for drugs versus economic resources. AIDS and Behavior, 18(7), 1288-1292.

Dunne, E. M., Freedlander, J., Coleman, K., & Katz, E. C. (2013). Impulsivity, outcome expectancies, and evaluations of expected outcomes as predictors of alcohol use and related problems. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 39(3), 204-210.

Selected Presentations

Dunne, E. M., Burrell II, L. E., Diggins, A. D., Whitehead, N. E., & Latimer, W. W. (2015). Increased risk of substance use and health-related problems among male homeless veterans. Poster presented at 77th annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence – Phoenix, Arizona.

Dunne, E. M., Cook, R. L., & Whitehead, N. E. (2015). Risky health behaviors associated with prescription drug misuse in persons living with HIV. Poster presentation at 105th annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association – New York, NY.

Dunne, E. M., Hearn, L. E., Rose, J., & Latimer, W. W. (2014). ADHD as risk factor for early onset and later severity of illicit substance use: An Accelerated Gateway Model. Oral communication at annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence – San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dunne, E. M., Scheidell, J., Khan, M., & Latimer, W. (2013). Effects of cognitive flexibility on the relationship between needle sharing and Hepatitis C infection. Oral communication at annual meeting of American Public Health Association – Boston, MA.

Dunne, E. M., Khan, M., & Latimer, W. (2013). Women who trade sex for drugs only as a high-risk subgroup of sex workers: An exploratory analysis. Oral communication at annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence – San Diego, CA.

Memberships

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) – Member in Training

APA Division 12, Clinical Psychology – Student Member

American Public Health Association – Student Member