Julie Cristello

Julie Cristello

Education

FIU Clinical Science PhD Program. Mentor: Dr. Trucco
B.A., Psychology, Saint Anselm College

Keywords

Substance use disorders, adolescence, extracurricular involvement, social media

Research Interests

Julie Cristello is a doctoral student in the Clinical Science Program in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Elisa Trucco, she is working to develop a better understanding of the role that environmental contexts and social networks (both online and face-to-face) have on adolescent substance use. Her program of research will focus on how normative youth behavior (e.g. social media, pop culture, extracurricular activities) influences alcohol and drug use as well as other risky behaviors. The long-term goal of this work is to inform community-based prevention programs that will improve substance use outcomes and promote positive youth development.

Publications

Kelly, J.F. & Cristello J.V. (in press). 12-Step fellowship and recovery from addiction. In: H. Pickard, & S. Ahmed (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Kelly, J.F., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman B.G. (in press). Brief interventions to facilitate adolescent mutual-help involvement. In: P. Monti, S. Colby & T. O’Leary-Tevyaw (Eds.), Treating Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Adolescents (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Kelly, J.F., Bergman, B.G., & Cristello, J.V. (2017). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual-help organizations. In: A.E. Wenzel (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017). Coping with the grave and unpredictability of opioid addiction: An investigation of a rapidly expanding family-focused peer-support organization. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 77: 193-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.02.010

Kelly, J.F., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., Hoeppner, B.B., Yeterian, J., Cristello, J.V., & Timko, C. (2017). A pilot randomized clinical trial testing integrated twelve-step facilitation (ITSF) treatment for adolescent substance use disorder. Addiction, 112(12), 2155-2166. DOI: 10.1111/add.13920

Kelly J.F., Yeterian J.D., Cristello, J.V., Kaminer Y., Kahler C., & Timko C. (2016). Developing and testing twelve-step facilitation for adolescents with substance use disorder: Manual development and preliminary outcomes. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 10, 55-64. DOI: 10.4137/SART.S39635

Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2016). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual help organizations: Impact of a 45-minute didactic for primary care and categorical internal medicine residents. Substance Abuse, 38(2), 138-190. DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2016.1214211

Presentations

Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2017, March). Expanding the repertoire of rewarding behaviors: Participation in extracurricular activities is associated with less severe substance use disorder among treatment seeking youth. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017, March). Coping with the enduring unpredictability of opioid addiction: An investigation of a rapidly expanding family-focused peer-support organization. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Kelly, J.F., Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., & Bergman, B.G. (2017, March). Emergence of therapeutic factors in a support group for parents and family members of addicted loved ones. Poster presented at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Cristello, J.V., Kelly N.W., & Kelly J.F. (2016, October). Peer support for mood disorders: Characterizing membership of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) mutual support organization. Poster presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Boston, MA.

Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Kelly, N.W., Hoeppner, B.B., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Cross-validation of the Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) and Weekly Substance Use Form (WSUF) among treated adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

Fallah-Sohy, N., Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Clinical and public health utility of recovery community centers. Oral symposium and poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

Fallah-Sohy, N., Vilsaint, C.L., Cristello, J.V., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, June). Characterization of addiction recovery community centers in the Northeastern United States. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

Kelly, J.F., Cristello, J.V., Yeterian, J.D., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., & Timko, C. (2016, June). Findings from the first randomized controlled trial of adolescent twelve-step facilitation. Oral symposium and poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

Kelly, J.F., Yeterian, J.D., Cristello, J.V., Kaminer, Y., Kahler, C.W., & Timko, C. (2016, June). Developing and testing twelve-step facilitation for adolescents with substance use disorder: Manual development and preliminary outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

Cristello, J.V., Vilsaint, C.L., Kelly, N.W., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Cross-validation of the Timeline Followback (TLFB; Form 90) and Weekly Substance Use Form (WSUF) among treated adolescents. Poster presented at the Harvard Psychiatry Research Day, Boston, MA.

Fallah-Sohy, N., Vilsaint, C.L., Cristello, J.V., Jason, L.A., Stout, R.L., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Characterization of addiction recovery community centers in the Northeastern United States. Poster presented at the Harvard Psychiatry Research Day, Boston, MA.

Marcovitz, D., Kelly, J.F., & Cristello, J.V. (2016, April). Alcoholics Anonymous and other mutual-help organizations: Impact of a 45-minute didactic. Poster presented at the 47th annual conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2016, March). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, Austin, TX.

Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2015, September). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX. Received the 2nd place award at the poster session.

Marcovitz, D., Cristello, J.V., & Kelly, J.F. (2015, April). Can a 45-minute didactic help internal medicine residents more effectively treat substance use disorders (SUD)? Poster presented at the Massachusetts General Hospital Community and Public Psychiatry Symposium, Boston, MA.

Cristello, J.V., Troisi, J., & Bonner, L. (2012, August). Synthesis of the quaternary form of Mecamylamine. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Cristello, J.V., Troisi, J., & Bonner, L. (2012, July). Synthesis of the quaternary form of Mecamylamine. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, Whitefield, NH.

Cristello, J.V. (2012, April). Anxiety, Stress and Academic Self-Efficacy in College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting to Showcase Our Art and Research, Manchester, NH.