Cecilia Olin, B.A.

Biographical Sketch

Cecilia is a third-year in the clinical psychology PhD program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2015. Upon graduating, she became a research coordinator at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behavior at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her previous work has focused on social and cognitive predictors of risky drinking among college students, with a focus on implicit measures. Her current research interests include behavioral economic models of trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorders, with an emphasis on the role of reward functioning.

Recent Publications

Lindgren, K. P., Ramirez, J. J., Wiers, R. W., Teachman, B. A., Norris, J., Olin, C. C., Gasser, M. L., Kaysen, D., & Neighbors, C. (2018). Mood selectively moderates the implicit alcohol association–drinking relation in college student heavy episodic drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(3), 338.

Lindgren, K. P., Baldwin, S. A., Olin, C. C., Wiers, R. W., Teachman, B. A., Norris, J., Kaysen, D., & Neighbors, C. (2018). Evaluating Within-Person Change in Implicit Measures of Alcohol Associations: Increases in Alcohol Associations Predict Increases in Drinking Risk and Vice Versa. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53(4), 386-393.

Montes, K. S., Olin, C. C., Teachman, B. A., Baldwin, S. A., & Lindgren, K. P. (2018). Hazardous drinking has unique relationships with implicit and explicit drinking identity. Addictive behaviors, 87, 155-161.

McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Zakarian, R. J., Luciano, M. T., Olin, C. C., Mazzulo, N. N., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2018). Alcohol use and coping in a sample of African American homicide survivors. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Olin, C.C., McDevitt-Murphy, M.E., Luciano, M.T., Zakarian, R.J. & J. G. Murphy (2018, November). The effect of combat experiences and post-deployment support on future orientation and access to environmental reward. In M.E. McDevitt-Murphy (Chair), Novel applications of behavioral economic theory: Alcohol misuse and PTSD. Symposium presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, (in progress)

Clinical Psychology

The University of Memphis

Master of Science, (in progress)

Clinical Psychology

The University of Memphis

Bachelor of Arts, (2015)


University of Wisconsin Madison