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Sherecce A. Fields Assistant Professor
Office: 249 PSYC (Psychology Building) Phone: 979.845.3774 Email: safields@tamu.edu Research Website

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sherecce Fields is assistant professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on impulsivity as a trans-disease process in adolescent health risk behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in how impulsivity and other family, process and psychosocial factors interact to affect prevention and treatment outcomes for adolescent addictive behaviors. Her primary research examines factors related to the initiation and maintenance of tobacco smoking in children and adolescents in order to inform and develop effective treatments for these behaviors. Her secondary research line extends the knowledge gained from adolescent addiction research to eating behavior and obesity in adolescents. In both areas of research, she is studying the neural mechanisms that underlie performance on laboratory behavioral tasks modeling impulsive behaviors in order to better inform prevention and treatment interventions. She has coauthored more than 30 publications, proceedings and abstracts, and she has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of South Florida
M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of South Florida
B.S., Chemistry, Duke University
B.A., Psychology, Duke University