Dr. Craig A. Field
Broadly speaking, my research interests lay in the development and evaluation of brief motivational interventions in the medical, academic and criminal justice settings to promote health behavior change and improve health outcomes among Latinos and other underserved populations. I have published extensively on alcohol related health disparities and the application of brief motivational interventions to ameliorate health inequities. I am particularly interested in the cultural risk and protective factors associated with changes in drinking and sustained recovery. Of growing interest, is the evaluation of self-determination theory as a mechanism of behavior change related to binge drinking and its consequences. To examine these areas of interest, we carry out community and campus surveys as well as conduct randomized clinical trials. My research has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to research, the Latino Alcohol and Health Disparities Research Center is funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to provide training in the dissemination and implementation of evidenced based interventions grounded in motivational interviewing to promote behavior change among binge drinkers and other problematic health behaviors.
Oviedo Ramirez, S., Alvarez, M.J.,Field, C., Cherpitel, C., Woolard, R. (In Press). Brief Intervention Among Mexican-Origin Young Adults in the Emergency Department at the US-Mexico Border: Examining the Role of Patient’s Preferred Language of Intervention in Predicting Drinking Outcomes, Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Field, C., Cabrieles, J.A., Woolard, R.H., Tyroch, A.H., Caetano, R.C., Castro, Y. (2015). Cultural adaptation of a brief motivational intervention for heavy drinking among Hispanics in a medical setting, BMC Public Health, 724-736. Full Text
Field, C., Walters, S., Marti, C.N, Jun, J., Foreman, M. & Brown, C. (2014). Multisite randomized controlled trial of brief intervention to reduce drinking in the trauma care setting: How brief is brief?, Annals of Surgery,259, 873-880. Full Text
Field, C., Cochran, G., & Caetano, R. (2013).Treatment utilization and Unmet Treatment Need among Hispanics following brief intervention, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(2),300-307. Full Text
Field, C., Cochran, G., & Caetano, R. (2012). Ethnic Differences in the effect of drug use and dependence on brief motivational interventions targeting alcohol use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 126,21-26. Full Text
Field, C., Caetano, R., Harris, T. R., Frankowski, R., & Roudsari, B. (2010). Ethnic differences in drinking outcomes following brief alcohol intervention in the trauma care setting. Addiction, 105(1),62-73. Full Text
Field, C. & Caetano, R. (2010). The effectiveness of brief alcohol intervention among trauma patients with alcohol dependence: Who benefits from brief alcohol intervention? Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 111(1-2),13-20. Full Text
Field, C. & Caetano, R. (2010). The role of ethnic matching between patient and provider on the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions with Hispanics. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 34(2),262-271. Full Text
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1998)
Health Psychology PSYC 3350
Motivation and Emotion PSYC 4341
Behavioral & Mental Health Interventions PSYC 6317