Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project Info

  • Name: REACT (Real-world Experiences of Alcohol & Cognitions over Time)
  • Faculty Advisor: Mary Larimer
  • Department(s): Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Area(s): Adult Clinical

Contact Info

  • Contact Person: Anna Jaffe
  • Email: react-study@uw.edu


The overall aim of the REACT Study is to create and assess smartphone-based cognitive tasks to examine how acute alcohol intoxication affects attention. We will be evaluating these tasks in a controlled laboratory session in which young adults are administered a standard dose of alcohol, and real-world drinking experiences over eight weekends, as measured with phone surveys and a wrist-based alcohol biosensor. RAs will assist with testing phone-based surveys, recruitment and retention efforts, as well as running participants through a lab-based alcohol administration protocol. This study is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

In Summer and Autumn 2024, we can offer 2-3 credits (6-9 hours/week).

If interested, please complete an application at the link below: https://forms.gle/TVZeeufkGhuR6u2X6

Minimum Requirements

Willingness to commit to at least 2 consecutive quarters of work on the research study.