Autumn Rae Florimbio, Ph.D.

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


Autumn Rae Florimbio is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on automatic (i.e., implicit) and controlled (i.e., explicit) processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of substance use, interpersonal violence, and risky sexual behaviors. She incorporates various research methods (e.g., survey, laboratory-based) and measures (behavioral, implicit reaction time, self-report) to optimize assessment of behavior. She is also interested in how individual differences (e.g., beliefs/attitudes, personality, emotion regulation) influence adherence to, and effectiveness of, treatments for substance use and concomitant behaviors. Her work aims to identify targets to inform prevention and intervention programming.

Areas of Interest


  • Dual-process models
  • Investigating the associations between implicit cognitive processes, substance use, and related risk behaviors 
  • Enhancing and adapting interventions to increase accessibility to effective interventions
  • Implementing and evaluating technological interventions for substance use



  • Substance use disorders
  • Psychological assessment
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies


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

Selected Publications

Florimbio, A. R., Brem, M. J., Grigorian, H., Garner, A. R., & Stuart, G. L. (2020). Sexting and substance use among women arrested for domestic violence: A brief report. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.

Florimbio, A. R., Brem, M. J., Grigorian, H., Elmquist, J., Shorey, R. C., Temple, J. R., & Stuart, G. L. (2019). An examination of sexting, sexual violence, and alcohol use among men arrested for domestic violence. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 2381–2387.

Florimbio, A. R., Brem, M. J., Garner, A. R., Grigorian, H. L., & Stuart, G. L. (2018). Alcohol-related sex expectancies explain the relation between alcohol use and sexting among college students. Computers in Human Behavior, 88, 205–209.