Research Assistant Professor
Research Assistant Professor
Active: Active Degree: PhD (Social Psychology) Academic Title: Research Assistant Professor Institute Title: Research Assistant Professor Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Office Phone: 314-516-8455 Fax Phone: 314-516-8405
Dr. Jeffrey Noel’s research and evaluation work aims to understand, prevent and reduce risk behavior by youth and young adults through examination of social-cognitive, situational and cultural risk, and protective factors. Dr. Noel has conducted outcome evaluations for several prevention efforts implemented by collaborators at the MIMH and community agencies ranging from school districts to treatment providers. For over ten years he has directed the evaluation of Girls Holla Back!, a substance abuse and HIV prevention program for African American adolescent girls and their adult female caregivers.
In 2012 he established the Social Cognition and Alcohol Studies lab in UMSL’s Department of Psychological Sciences. Studies currently underway in the lab focus on immediate situational factors (including emotional states and social interaction goals) that impact self-reported alcohol outcome expectancies versus automatic versus implicit approach toward or avoidance of alcohol. He is also conducting a psychometric investigation of implicit alcohol attitude assessments.
The Emergency Room Enhancement initiative is designed to improve access to Community Mental Health Centers for Missourians who often seek treatment for psychiatric conditions or substance use disorders in Emergency Rooms.
MOSBIRT is a substance abuse prevention project that has screened more than 200,000 Missourians in various medical settings for risky substance use behaviors. Those at risk are offered 1 to 6 brief evidence based sessions to reduce those risks. With this early intervention, individuals can reduce their risks and improve their health.
Testing experimental manipulations designed to impact both implicit and explicit alcohol attitudes among college students who drink. Experimental approaches include an evaluative conditioning task (induced associations between alcohol and emotionally-laden images) and a goal-priming task (students are primed to think about social interaction versus safety).
Girls Holla Back! is an integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS intergenerational prevention program for African American girls and their female caretakers. To date, nearly 1,000 African American females in the St. Louis Metropolitan area have been served.
The MIMH has strong expertise conducting comprehensive needs assessments for local and state agencies in the area of mental health. Using a wide array of data collection methods, including stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys and analysis of secondary data, the MIMH can provide essential information that can be used for organizational prioritization and decision-making.
MIMH has provided program evaluation services to agencies in the community, statewide and nationally for the past 40 years. With expertise in both process and outcome evaluation, MIMH has worked hand-in-hand with organizations to improve program services and assess program effectiveness.