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Carolyn Lauckner, PhD

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  • Associate Professor

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Other Affiliation(s)
  • Markey Cancer Center - Affiliated Faculty



Biography and Education


Dr. Carolyn Lauckner is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and in the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET). She is also co-Director of the mHealth Application Modernization and Mobilization Alliance and Associate Director of the Food as Health Alliance. Her research is focused on behavioral interventions that utilize modern communication technologies to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors, with a focus on substance and alcohol use among vulnerable populations. She is currently mPI on an NCI-funded R21 aiming to reduce alcohol use among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors through an mHealth intervention and mPI on a NIAAA-funded R01 testing an innovative app-based alcohol reduction intervention for young adult sexual minority men and transgender individuals. Her work combines phone-based motivational interviewing, ecological momentary assessments, customized smartphone apps, Bluetooth breathalyzers, and home-based HIV/STI testing, all in an effort to provide fully remote behavioral interventions. Overall, her research has demonstrated feasibility of mobile-based approaches for reducing alcohol use and has resulted in invitations to speak at several NIH-sponsored events.  Dr. Lauckner serves as Chair of the CHET Communications and Programming committees and regularly mentors doctoral research assistants affiliated with the Center. She also is a mentor to a doctoral student on an NIH F31 and to an Assistant Professor awarded a CDC K01. Dr. Lauckner has been an instructor for MD 811, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, and BSC 732, Interdisciplinary Protocol Development, and has also served as an interviewer for prospective students for the UK College of Medicine. Finally, she frequently reviews papers for multiple journals and has participated in several NIH grant review panels.

Selected Publications