Allecia Reid

William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Davis Science Center 335 [ campus map ]
Phone: 207-859-5572
Fax: 207-859-5555


Postdoctoral Research, Brown University, 2012, Public Health
Postdoctoral Research, Yale University, 2010, Public Health
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010, Social Psychology
M.A., Arizona State University, 2008, Social Psychology
B.A., University of Connecticut, 2003, Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Social norms and peer influences on health
  • Stigma and health outcomes
  • Health promotion interventions
  • Alcohol use and addiction

Current Research

My current research has two main foci. The first line of research examines influences of social norms and peers on health. The goals of this research are to understand how norms-based interventions bring about behavior change and under what circumstances and for which individuals these interventions are effective. I am also examining whether and how students’ peer groups may facilitate or constrain efforts at initiating and maintaining behavior change following alcohol interventions.

My second line of research examines influences of stigma on health. This research examines the influence of structural forms of stigma (e.g., residential segregation, community attitudes) on the efficacy of interventions for improving health.


Please visit the Colby Health Lab for a list of publications


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