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Graduate Student

Advisor: Stephanie Lanza, Ph.D.

219 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802


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Research Interests

  • Substance use during adolescence and young adulthood
  • Alternative nicotine/tobacco product use (e.g., e-cigarettes, hookah, smokeless tobacco)
  • Poly-substance use
  • Integrating innovative statistical methods and research designs (e.g., time-varying effect models, latent class analysis, ambulatory assessment) with the study of substance use during adolescence and young adulthood


Lanza, S. T., Russell, M. A., & Braymiller, J. L. (2017). Emergence of electronic cigarette use in US adolescents and the link to traditional cigarette use. Addictive Behaviors, 67, 38-43.

Braymiller, J. L., Masters, L. D., Linden-Carmichael, A. N., & Lanza, S.T. (2018). Patterns of marijuana use and attitudes among high school seniors: 2010-2016. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63(4), 394-400.

Dierker, L. C., Braymiller, J. L., Rose, J., Goodwin, R., & Selya, A. (2018). Nicotine dependence predicts cannabis use disorder symptoms among adolescents and young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, 212-220. PMID: 29680677


  • 2018-2019 Ruth W. Ayres-Givens Scholarship for Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research to Benefit the Public, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania University.
  • 2016-2018 Prevention and Methodology Training Program Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Penn State (Stipend and Tuition Support)
  • 2016 Early Career Preventionist Network Travel Award ($450), Society for Prevention Research
  • 2015 Office of Global Programs Graduate Travel Grant ($500), The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in the Hafenmaier School of Education and Behavioral Science, Mercyhurst University


Ph.D. Biobehavioral Health, Anticipated 2019
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
M.S. Biobehavioral Health, 2016
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
B.A. Psychology, 2014
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA