Ariel Hoadley is a doctoral student in the social and behavioral sciences program. She holds an AA in psychology from Middlesex Community College, a BA in psychology from Wheaton College, and an MPH from Brown University. Her master’s thesis investigated the spatial and non-spatial associations between alcohol availability and violent crime.
Prior to coming to Temple, Ariel worked as a senior research assistant and data coordinator at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. Her past training has been in both lab and community settings, with a focus on the psycholinguistic and relational mechanisms of behavior change within psychosocial interventions for alcohol and other drug use disorders, culturally tailored counseling, prevention of sexual violence among college students, and implementation of medications for opiate use disorders among justice-involved populations. At Temple, Ariel will be working at the Risk Communication Laboratory with her advisor, Dr. Sarah Bass.
Ariel is interested in the design, implementation and evaluation of multi-level interventions to increase access, utilization and satisfaction with mental health and substance use treatment among diverse and underserved populations. Her other research interests include patient-provider communication, evidence synthesis, and spatial models of behavior that consider the built environment.