Golfo Tzilos Wernette, Ph.D., assistant professor in the departments of family medicine and psychiatry, was recognized at the 2017 American Psychology Association Convention, held on August 3-6th in Washington D.C.. Tzilos was selected by the Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50) as one of this year’s recipients of the G. Alan Marlatt Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions.
Her award was based on her early career contributions as a women’s health and addiction research, where she specializes in 1.) designing interventions for women at risk for alcohol and drug use, HIV/STIs, and intimate partner violence as well as 2.) adapting brief, computer-delivered interventions to reduce risks among vulnerable populations.
Dr. Tzilos’ APA research presentation was entitled, “Psychosocial Correlates of Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Adolescent Girls.” Co-authors from the University of Michigan Addiction Center were: Erin E. Bonar, PhD., Frederic C. Blow, PhD., and Maureen A. Walton, MPH, PhD.