Directory » ADAM BARRY
108 GGB
862-2964
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Health Education
Education
Ph.D., Health Education, Texas A&M University (2007)
M.S., Community Health, Florida State University (2003)
B.S., School Health, Florida State University (2002)
ADAM BARRY
Professor & Associate Department Head
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Research Interests
Alcohol Impairment
Alcohol-Related Behaviors
Population Health (Student Service Members/Veterans)
Popultation Health (College Students)
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Barry is a health behavior social scientist, with specific training and expertise in alcohol use, alcohol-induced impairment, and intoxication. Barry's research spans a variety of content areas associated with the assessment and measurement alcohol-related behaviors, such as impaired driving and intoxication, protective behavioral strategies to minimize intoxication, and measurement of alcohol-related behaviors (e.g., use of single-item scales, visual cues of intoxication). He also investigates alcohol-related policies and practices, such as selling alcohol at collegiate sporting events and marketing alcohol on digital platforms. His research examining impaired driving has been previously funded by national entities such as the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety. In addition, he also specializes in the health of student service members/veterans in higher education. For example, he has served as Principal Investigator on an NIAAA funded grant that explores whether student veterans' alcohol-related cognitions and patterns of use differ from those of their non-military peers, as well as whether they also experience a greater proportion of negative outcomes (mental health, social, and academic) as a result of their alcohol use.

Barry's work has garnered both national and international attention. He has been a featured guest on prominent live television news programs in the United States, such as CNN, as well as the Canadian national news program CTV. Online and print media outlets such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, and NBC News have also featured his work.

Peer-reviewed outlets publishing his scholarly work include esteemed journals such as Addiction, Addictive Behaviors, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, and Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. His research also appears in prominent outlets for his discipline, such as American Journal of Public Health, Health Education & Behavior, and Journal of School Health.

In recognition of his scholarship and productivity, Dr. Barry has received early career distinctions, such as the Society for Public Health Education's Horizon Award, as well as faculty research awards from his academic departments at the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. In 2019, Dr. Barry was named a Presidential Impact Fellow at Texas A&M University (TAMU), one of the most prestigious scholar awards presented by TAMU. Dr. Barry is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior.

Dr. Barry currently serves as the Associate Department Head for the Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN), a unit consisting of over 100 full-time faculty, over 20 full-time staff, over 330 graduate students, and approximately 3200 undergraduate students. In this role, he oversees the departmental budget, assist in the management of day-to-day operations, and manages faculty affairs and the tenure and promotion process. Previously (from 2015 to 2016) he served as Chair of Graduate Education Programs, overseeing 300+ graduate students across all academic programs (health education, kinesiology, and sports management) in the department. From 2016-2018, he served as Division Chair of Health Education, the largest academic unit in HLKN. In this role he facilitated the day-to-day coordination of approximately 23 full-time faculty members, created a teaching schedule to accommodate more than 1,500 undergraduate students, and was primary contact for any personnel or student-related issues arising in the Division. Dr. Barry was named an Administrative Fellow with the Office of the Dean of Faculties for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Apostolopoulos, Y., Lemke, M., Barry, A.E., Lich, K.H. (2018). Moving college drinking prevention research forward [48]13 Part II: New directions grounded in community-based system dynamics modeling. Addiction, 113(2), 363-371.
Apostolopoulos, Y., Lemke, M., Barry, A.E., Lich, K.H. (2018). Moving college drinking prevention research forward [48]13 Part I: Introducing a complex systems paradigm. Addiction, 113(2), 353-362
Barry, A.E. & Merianos, A.L. (2018). The impact of protective behavioral strategy use frequency on blood alcohol concentrations among student drinkers nationwide. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(1), 205-209
Barry, A.E., Muraleetharan, D., Nelon, J., Lautner, S., Callahan, M., Zhang, X., Herren, M., Chaney, B. & Stellefson, M.L. (2018). Public perceptions of powdered alcohol use and misuse: Narrative perspectives from YouTube. American Journal of Health Education, 49(4), 214-221.
Barry, A.E., Padon, A.A., Whiteman, S.D., Hicks, K.K., Carreon, A.K., Crowell, J.R., Willingham, K.L. & Merianos A.L. (2018). Alcohol advertising on social media: Examining the impact of popular brands on Instagram. Substance Use & Misuse, 53(14), 2413-2420.
Barry, A.E., Valdez, D., Padon, A. & Russell, A. (2018). Alcohol advertising on Twitter - A topic model. American Journal of Health Education, 49(4), 256-263.
Menaker, B., Barry, A.E. & Howell, S.M. (2018). Identifying the influence of opponent ranking and game characteristics on alcohol-related stadium ejections. Journal of Primary Prevention, 39(2), 117-128.
Mkuu, R.S., Barry, A.E., Montiel Ishino, F.A. & Amuta, A.O. (2018). Examining characteristics of recorded and unrecorded alcohol consumers in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 18, 1058.
Southwell, K.H., Whiteman, S.D., MacDermid Wadsworth, S.M. & Barry, A.E. (2018). The Use of university services and student retention: Differential links for student service members/veterans and civilian students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice, 19(4), 394-412.
Jacobs, W., Goodson, P., Barry, A.E., McLeroy, K., McKyer, E. L.J., McKyer & Valente, T. (2017). Adolescent social networks and alcohol use: Variability by gender and type. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(4), 477-487.
Smith, M.L., Barry, A.E. & Merianos, A.L. (2017). Examining a partial biopsychosocial model for monthly alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use among adolescents. Family & Community Health, 40(1), 62-71.
Barry, A.E. (2016). Alcohol advertising influences underage brand-specific drinking: Evidence of a linear dose-response relationship. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 42(1), 1-3.
Barry, A.E., Bates, A.M., Olusanya, O., Vinal, C.E., Martins, E., Peoples, J.E., Jackson, Z.A., Billinger, S.A., Yusuf, A., Cauley, D.A. & Montano, J.R. (2016). Alcohol marketing on Twitter an Instagram: Evidence of directly advertising to youth/adolescents. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 51(4), 487-492
Barry, A.E., Hobbs, A.L., Haas, E.J., Gibson, G. (2016). Qualitatively assessing the experiences of college students completing AlcoholEdu: Do participants report altering behavior post-intervention? Journal of Health Communication, 21(3), 267-275
Barry, A.E., Jackson, Z., Watkins, D.C., Goodwill, J.R. & Hunte, H.E. (2016). Alcohol use and mental health conditions among black college males: Do those attending postsecondary minority institutions fare better than those at primarily white institutions? American Journal of Men[48]19s Health, 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316674840
Barry, A.E., Madson, M.B., Moorer, K.D. & Christman, K. (2016). Predicting use of protective behavioral strategies: Does Greek affiliation matter? Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(3), 294-304
Barry, A.E. & Merianos, A.L. (2016). Alcohol as food/calories. Current Addiction Reports, 3, 85-90.
Barry, A.E., Whiteman, S.D. & Cremeens-Matthews, J. (2016). Alcohol-attributable calories consumed as a result of binge drinking: A national survey of drinkers in the United States. Substance Use & Misuse, 51(7), 932-936.
Chaney, B.H., Barry, A.E., Matthews-Cremeens, J.L., Martin, R.J., Stellefson, M.L. & Vail-Smith, K. (2016). Psychometric properties of a single-item assessing drunkenness to identify hazardous drinking: A replication study. Journal of Substance Use, 21(2), 153-157
Jacobs, W., Barry, A.E., & Valente, T. (2016). Hispanic/Latino adolescents[48]19 alcohol use: Influence of family structure, perceived peer norms, and family members[48]19 alcohol use. American Journal of Health Education, 47(4), 253-261
Jacobs, W., Goodson, P., Barry, A.E. & McLeroy, K. (2016). The role of gender in adolescents' social networks and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use: A systematic review. Journal of School Health, 86(5), 322-333
Jacobs, W., Goodson,P., Barry, A.E., McLeroy, K.R., McKyer, E.L., Valente, T.W. (2016). Adolescent Social Networks and Alcohol Use: Variability by Gender and Type. Substance Use and Misuse. Published online December 23, 2016: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1245333
Piazza-Gardner, A.K., Barry, A.E. & Merianos, A.L. (2016). Assessing drinking and academic performance among a nationally representative sample of college students. Journal of Drug Issues, 46(4), 347-353.
Rossheim, M.E., Thombs, D.L. Weiler, R.M., Barry, A.E., Suzuki, S., Walters, S.T., Barnett, T.E., Paxton, R.J., Pealer, L.N. & Cannell, B. (2016). Alcohol mixed with energy drink: Use may be a consequence of heavy drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 57, 55-61.
Barry, A.E. (2015). Student service members/veterans participating in higher education: What we know to date. Journal of American College Health, 63(7), 415-417
Barry, A.E., Chaney, B.H., Stellefson, M.L. & Dodd, V.J. (2015). Evaluating the psychometric properties of the AUDIT-C among college students. Journal of Substance Use, 20(1), 1-5.
Barry, A.E., Howell, S.M., Riplinger, A. & Piazza-Gardner, A.K. (2015). Alcohol use among college athletes: Do intercollegiate, club, or intramural student athletes drink differently? Substance Use & Misuse, 50(3), 302-307.
Barry, A.E., Howell, S., & Salaga, S. (2015). Tapping into Alcohol Sales at College Football Stadiums: The Need for Research Examining the Policy[8217]s Impact on Drinking Behaviors and Associated Incidents. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(2), 7-11
Barry, A.E., Johnson, E., Rabre, A., Darville, G., Donovan, K. & Efunbumi, O. (2015). Underage access to online alcohol marketing content: A YouTube case study. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(1), 89-94.
Barry, A.E., Piazza-Gardner, A.K. & Holton, M.K. (2015). Assessing the alcohol-BMI relationship among a national sample of college students. Health Education Journal, 74(4), 496-504.
Howell, S.M., Barry, A.E. & Pitney, W.A. (2015). Exploring the athletic trainer[48]19s role in assisting student-athletes presenting with alcohol-related unintentional injuries. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(9), 977-980.
Olusanya, O. & Barry, A.E. (2015). Why do pregnant South African women drink alcohol? A call to action for more qualitative investigations. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 4(2), 171-174. doi: 10.7895/ijadr.v4i2.213
Rossheim, M., Weiler, R. Barnett, T. Suzuki, S., Walters, S., Barry, A.E., Cannell, B., Pealer, L., Moorhouse, M., Zhang, Q., Thombs, D. (2015). Self-efficacy to drive while intoxicated: Insights into the persistence of alcohol-impaired driving. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39(8), 1547-1554.
Smith, M.L., Warne, R.T., Barry, A.E., Rossheim, M.E., Boyd, M. & McKyer, E.L. (2015). A biopsychosocial examination of ATOD use among middle and high school students. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(6), 799-808.
Woolsey, C.L., Jacobson, B.H., Barry, A.E., Williams, R.D., Davidson, R.T., Evans, M.W., Beck, N.C. (2015). A comparison of the combined-use of alcohol & energy drinks to alcohol-only on high risk drinking and driving behaviors. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(1), 1-7.
Woolsey, C.L., Williams, R.D., Jacobson, B.H., Housman, J.M., McDonald, J.D., Swartz, J.H., Evans, M.W., Sather, T.E., Barry, A.E., & Davidson, R.T. (2015). Increased energy drink use as a predictor for illicit prescription stimulant use. Substance Abuse, 36(4), 413-419. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2014.969470
Woolsey, C., Williams, R.D., Housman, J.M., Barry, A.E., Jacobson, B.H., Evans, M.W. (2015). Combined use of alcohol and energy drinks increases participation in high-risk drinking and driving behaviors among college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(4), 615-619.
Barry, A.E. & Dennis, M.E. (2014). Methodological and practical limitations to visually determining intoxication. Addiction, 109(5), 851-853.
Barry, A.E., Howell, S., Bopp, T., Stellefson, M.L., Chaney, B.H., Piazza-Gardner, A.K. & Payne-Purvis, C. (2014). A field-based community assessment of intoxication levels across college football weekends: Does it matter who's playing? Journal of Primary Prevention, 35(6), 409-416
Barry, A.E., Stellefson, M.L., & Woolsey, C.L. (2014). A comparison of the responsible drinking dimensions among underage and legal drinkers: Examining differences in beliefs, motives, self-efficacy, barriers and intentions. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 9(5). doi:10.1186/1747-597X-9-5
Barry, A.E., Weiler, R. & Dennis, M.E. (2014). Obvious intoxication isnt so obvious. Addictive Behaviors, 39(6), 1050-1051
Barry, A.E., Whiteman, S.D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). Student service members/veterans in higher education: A systematic review. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(1), 30-42.
Piazza-Gardner, A.K. & Barry, A.E. (2014). The weight-conscious drinker: Expanding our understanding of the counterintuitive alcohol-physical activity relationship among college students. American Journal of Health Education, 45(3), 174-182
Piazza-Gardner, A.K., Barry, A.E., Chaney, B.H., Dodd, V.J., Weiler, R.M. & Delisle, A. (2014). Covariates of alcohol consumption among career firefighters. Occupational Medicine, 64(8), 580-582
Woolsey, C.L., Barnes, L.B., Jacobson, B.H., Kensinger, W.S., Barry, A.E., Beck, N.C., Resnik, A.G. & Evans, M.W. (2014). Frequency of energy drink use predicts illicit prescription stimulant use. Substance Abuse, 35(1), 96-103
Book Chapters
Merianos, A.L., Barry, A.E., Oluwoye, O.A. & Jackson, Z.A. (2016). Examining the influence social norms have on binge drinking behavior among adolescents and young adults. In W. Gutierrez (Ed.). Alcohol Consumption: Patterns, Influences and Health Effects. (pp. 65-82). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Barry, A.E. (2014). Drug abuse prevention programs for children. In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd ed. Springer. ISBN: 9781461459989

AWARDS
Presidential Impact Fellow (2019)
“The Presidential Impact Faculty Fellows is one of the most prestigious scholar impact awards presented to Texas A&M Faculty.” The award is in “recognition of the scholarship, personal commitment, and global impact awardees are making as they rise to meet the challenges of their field and demonstrate impact.”
Mentorship Awards (2018)
Recognizes professional “who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship by dedicating time, knowledge, and energy for the purposes of guiding, nurturing, and supporting mentees. The focus of this award is on activities that enhance the mentees' research skills, products, and careers (both academic and professional).” Awarded by the American Academy of Health Behavior.
CEHD Early Career Research Award (2017)
Recognizes College of Education & Human Performance (CEHD) faculty members who are in the early stages of their career (no later than10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree) and have made significant contributions to research in their field.” Awarded by the CEHD at Texas A&M University.
Armstrong Research Scholar Award (2016)
In recognition of high impact research and scholarship in Health & Kinesiology”. Awarded by the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.
Horizon Award (2014)
“The Horizon Award recognizes early career health educators who have distinguished themselves as promising health educators through leadership, creativity, involvement in the profession, and health education practice in their setting.” Awarded by the Society for Public Health Education.
Faculty Research Award (2012, 2014)
Recognizes the departmental faculty member with outstanding research productivity and contributions throughout the academic year. Awarded by the Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida.
EDITORSHIPS
Editor. Journal of American College Health (2013 - 2017)


ALCOHOL-INDUCED IMPAIRMENT & INTOXICATION
Selected Publications
Rossheim, M.E., Barry, A.E., Thombs, D.L., Weiler, R.M., Krall, J.R., Stephenson, C.J., Walters, S.T., Reed, M.B., Clapp, J.D., Suzuki, S., Barnett, T.E. & Cannell, M.B. (2017). Factors associated with self-estimated breath alcohol concentration among bar patrons. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 41(8), 1492-1501.
Rossheim, M.E., Thombs, D.L. Weiler, R.M., Barry, A.E., Suzuki, S., Walters, S.T., Barnett, T.E., Paxton, R.J., Pealer, L.N. & Cannell, B. (2016). Alcohol mixed with energy drink: Use may be a consequence of heavy drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 57, 55-61.
Barry, A.E. & Dennis, M.E. (2014). Methodological and practical limitations to visually determining intoxication. Addiction, 109(5), 851-853.
Barry, A.E., Weiler, R. & Dennis, M.E. (2014). "Obvious intoxication" isn't so obvious. Addictive Behaviors, 39(6), 1050-1051.
Barry, A.E., Chaney, B.H., Stellefson, M.L. & Dodd, V.J. (2013). Validating the ability of a single-item assessing drunkenness to detect hazardous drinking. American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 39(5), 320-325.
Barry, A.E., Stellefson, M.L., Piazza-Gardner, A.K., Chaney, B.H. & Dodd, V.J. (2013). The impact of pregaming on subsequent blood alcohol concentrations: An event-level analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 38(8), 2374-2377.

IMPAIRED DRIVING
Selected Publications
Rossheim, M., Weiler, R., Barnett, T. Suzuki, S., Walters, S., Barry, A.E., Cannell, B., Pealer, L., Moorhouse, M., Zhang, Q., Thombs, D. (2015). Self-efficacy to drive while intoxicated: Insights into the persistence of alcohol-impaired driving. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39(8), 1547-1554.
Woolsey, C., Williams, R.D., Housman, J.M., Barry, A.E., Jacobson, B.H., Evans, M.W. (2015). Combined use of alcohol and energy drinks increases participation in high-risk drinking and driving behaviors among college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(4), 615-619.
Barry, A.E. Chaney, B.H., Stellefson, M.L. (2013). Breath Alcohol Concentrations (BrAC) of Designated Drivers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(4), 509-513.
Barry, A.E., & Dennis, M. (2011). A comparison of actual and perceived drinking problems among driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenders. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55(1), 53-69.

STUDENT SERVICE MEMBERS/VETERANS
Selected Publications
Barry, A.E., Whiteman, S.D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2014). Student service members/veterans in higher education: A systematic review. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(1), 30-42.
Whiteman, S. D., Barry, A. E., Mroczek, D.K. & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2013). The development and implications of peer emotional support for student service members/veterans and civilian college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60(2), 265-278.
Barry, A.E., Whiteman, S.D., & MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2012). Implications of posttraumatic stress among military affiliated and civilian students. Journal of American College Health, 60(8), 562-573.
Barry, A.E., Whiteman, S.D., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Hitt, S.F. (2012). The alcohol use and associated mental health problems of veterans and student service members in higher education. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19(5), 415-425.
Whiteman, S.D. & Barry, A.E. (2011). A comparative analysis of student service member/veteran and civilian student drinking