Autumn Rae Florimbio, Ph.D.

T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, U-M Addiction Center


Autumn Rae Florimbio (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research broadly focuses on understanding the impact of psychosocial factors on substance use and associated health outcomes among emerging adults. She is interested in using novel digital health solutions to reduce harms and improve long-term health and well-being outcomes among emerging adults and LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Areas of Interest


  • Community-engaged research
  • Prevention and early intervention of substance use and co-occurring conditions, particularly among LGBTQ+ emerging adults
  • Employing innovative research methods, experimental designs, and digital health technologies to develop scalable behavioral health interventions



  • Cognitive behavioral therapies (DBT, CBT)
  • Acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Psychological assessment


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • M.A., Substance Use Treatment Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • B.A., Psychology and Criminology, University of South Florida

Selected Publications

Florimbio AR, Walton MA, Duval ER, Bauermeister JA, Young SD, McAfee J, & Bonar EE. (2024). Direct and indirect effects of cannabis risk perceptions on cannabis use frequency. Addiction Research & Theory, 32(1), 68-73.

Paulson JL, Florimbio AR, Rogers TA, Hartl Majcher J, Bennett DC, & Sexton MB. (2024). Contrasting ecological contexts among treatment-seeking military sexual assault survivors: Consideration of relationships with sexual and gender minority identification. Psychological Services, 21(1), 139-147.

Florimbio AR, Walton MA, Coughlin LN, Lin LA, & Bonar EE. (2023). Perceived risk of harm for different methods of cannabis consumption: A brief report. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 251, 110915.

Garner AR, Florimbio AR, Basting EJ, Sullivan J, Medenblik AM, Jensen MC, & Stuart GL. (2023). Alcohol use and compulsive sexual behaviors in college students: The moderating effect of alcohol-related sexual expectancies. Sexual Health and Compulsivity, 30(1),128-14.

Florimbio AR, Coughlin LN, Bauermeister JA, Young SD, Zimmerman MA, Walton MA, & Bonar EE. (2023). Risky drinking in adolescents and emerging adults: Differences between individuals using alcohol only versus polysubstances. Substance Use & Misuse, 58(2), 211–220.

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