Elizabeth D'Amico is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation and a licensed clinical psychologist. D'Amico is nationally recognized for her work developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for adolescents. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and the interventions she has developed all utilize motivational interviewing (MI).
D'Amico currently has several grants in the field that evaluate MI interventions with youth in a variety of settings, including middle schools, primary care, teen court, and a new grant focused on developing and testing an integrated healing and MI group intervention for Native American youth in urban settings. She also has a longitudinal study that examines substance use patterns over eight years among a large sample of youth from middle school through high school.
In 2009, D'Amico received the Mentor of the Year award at RAND for her work mentoring junior investigators. She was also editor for the APA Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) newsletter from 2007 to 2010. D'Amico received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas.
D'Amico, E.J., Parast, L., Meredith, L.S., Ewing, B.A., Shadel, W.G., & Stein, B.S., "Screening in primary care: What is the best way to identify at-risk youth for substance use?" Pediatrics (forthcoming)
D'Amico, E.J., Tucker, J.S., Miles, J.N.V., Ewing, B.A., Shih, R.A., & Pedersen, E.R, "Alcohol and marijuana use trajectories in a diverse longitudinal sample of adolescents: Examining use patterns from age 11 to 17.," Addiction, 111(10):1825-1835, 2016
Troxel, W.M., Ewing, B. & D'Amico, E.J., "Examining racial/ethnic disparities in the association between adolescent sleep and alcohol or marijuana use.," Sleep Health, 1:104-108, 2015
D'Amico, E.J., Miles, J.N.V., & Tucker, J.S., "Gateway to curiosity: Does exposure to medical marijuana ads affect intention and use during middle school?" Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(3):613-619, 2015
Dickerson, D. L., Brown, R. A., Johnson, C. L., Schweigman, K., & D'Amico, E. J., "Integrating motivational interviewing and traditional practices to address alcohol and drug use among urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth.," Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 65:26-35, 2015
D'Amico, E.J., Houck, J.M., Hunter, S.B., Miles, J.N.V., Osilla, K.C., & Ewing, B.A., "Group motivational interviewing for adolescents: Change talk and alcohol and marijuana outcomes," Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(1):68-80, 2014
D'Amico, E.J., Tucker, J.S., Miles, J.N.V., Zhou, A.J., Shih, R.A, & Green, H.D., "Preventing alcohol use with a voluntary after school program for middle school students: Results from a randomized controlled trial of CHOICE," Prevention Science, 13(4):415-425, 2012