Stephen A. Maisto

Professor, Psychology


Postdoctoral respecialization in Clinical Psychology, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Experimental Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

My research involves the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders; mechanisms of risk perception and risk taking, especially as it relates to substance use; HIV prevention and intervention in psychiatric and other populations.

Certification and Licensure

Licensed clinical psychologist, State of Rhode Island
Licensed clinical psychologist, State of New York
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology

Representative Publications

Funderburk, J. S., Maisto, S. A., Wade, M. J., Kenneson, A., & Campbell, C. (in press). Clinical course of alcohol use in veterans following an AUDIT-C positive screen. Military Medicine.

Witkiewitz, K. A., Dearing, R., & Maisto, S. A. (2014). Alcohol use trajectories among non-treatment seeking heavy drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 415-422.
Possemato, K., Acosta, M., Fuentes, J., Lantinga, L. J., Marsch, L., Maisto, S. A., & Rosenblum, A. A. (2015). Web-based self-management program for OEF/OIF veterans with PTSD and substance misuse: Program development and veteran feedback. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 345-358.
Maisto, S. A., Kirouac, M., & Witkiewitz, K. (2014). Alcohol use disorder (AUD) clinical course research: Informing clinicians’ treatment planning now and in the future. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 799-807.
Woolf-King, S. E., & Maisto, S. A. (2015). The effects of alcohol, relationship power, and partner type on perceived difficulty implementing condom use among African American adults: An experimental study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 571-581.
Krenek, M., & Maisto, S. A. (2013). Life events and treatment outcomes among individuals with substance use disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 470-483.

Prince, M. A., & Maisto, S. A. (2013). The clinical course of alcohol use disorder: Using joinpoint analysis in interpretation of growth mixture models. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, 433-439.

Oslin, D. W., Lynch, K. G., Maisto, S. A., Lantinga, L. J., McKay, J. R., Possemato, K., Ingram, E., & Wierzbicki, M. (2013). A randomized clinical trial of alcohol care management delivered in Department of veterans Affairs primary care clinics versus specialty addiction treatment. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29, 162-168.

Chung, T. A., Martin, C. S., Maisto, S. A., Cornelius, J. R., & Clark, D. B. (2012). Greater prevalence of DSM-5 nicotine use disorder compared to DSM-IV nicotine dependence in treated adolescents and young adults. Addiction, 107(4), 810-818.

Heath, J. D., Lanoye, A., & Maisto, S. A. (2012). The role of alcohol and substance abuse in risky sexual behavior among older men who have sex with men: A review and critique of the current literature. AIDS and Behavior, 16, 578-589.

Maisto, S. A., Palfai, T., Vanable, P. A., Heath, J., & Woolf-King, S. E. (2012). The effects of alcohol and sexual arousal on determinants of sexual risk in men who have sex with men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41,971-986.

Maisto, S. A., McGinnis, K., Conigliaro, J. C., Cook, R., Bryant, K., & Justice, A. C. (2010). Factor structure of Leigh’s (1990) alcohol sex expectancies scale in individuals in treatment for HIV disease. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 174-180.

Woolf, S. E., & Maisto, S. A. (2009). Alcohol use and risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 13, 757-782.
Maisto, S. A., Clifford, P. R., Stout, R., & Davis, C. M. (2008). Factors mediating the association between drinking in the first year post-alcohol treatment and drinking at three years. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 69, 728-737.

Maisto, S. A., Galizio, M., & Connors, G. J. (2014). Drug use and abuse (Seventh Edition). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Co.