• About:

      Alexis Kuerbis, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Advisory Board Member of the LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Hunter College. She is a substance abuse specialist with 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical, public health and social services settings. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, her research has focused primarily on exploring moderators and mediators of brief treatments for problem drinkers (e.g., motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy) and social service interventions, such as case management. Dr. Kuerbis is specifically interested in identifying mechanisms of behavior change both within and outside of treatment settings for particularly vulnerable populations of substance users, such older adults, the LGBT community, and individuals from impoverished communities. Dr. Kuerbis specializes in the utilization of ecological momentary assessment and mobile technology and the statistical methods used to analyze intensive longitudinal data. Within the last five years, she has focused on substance using older adult, applying ecological momentary assessment to this group to learn more about their daily patterns of use. Her most recent study focuses on mechanisms of change within an intervention for coping with pain and substance use among older adults with HIV.