Patrick Dulin

Clinical-Community Psychology Ph.D. Program
SSB 303K

(907) 786-1653


  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 2000
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1995
  • B.A., Central Washington University, 1991

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Psychological Assessment

Research Interests

  • Technology-Based Interventions for Alcohol Addiction 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Processes and Outcomes
  • Older Adult Mental Health


Blonigen D.M., Hawkins, E.J., Kuhn E, Timko, C., Dulin, P.L., Boothroyd, D., Possemato K. (2023).   Stand Down–Think Before You Drink: protocol for an effectiveness-implementation trial of a mobile application for unhealthy alcohol use with and without peer support. BMJ Open, 2023;13:e072892. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072892.

Hawkins, EJ, Lott, A, Danner, Malte, C, Dulin, P, Fortney, J, Sayre, G, Baer, J (in press). US Veterans' Experiences and Factors Associated with Use of a Smartphone Application to Self-Manage Unhealthy Alcohol Use. Psychological Services.

Dulin, P., Mertz, R., Edwards, A., & King, D. (2022). Contrasting a mobile app with a  conversational chatbot for reducing alcohol consumption: A pilot trial. JMIR Formative Research, 6(5), e33037.

Mertz, R.N., King, DK , Edwards, A , Dulin, P. (2022). Utilization patterns of two smartphone-based  alcohol interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods approach. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 56, S670

Malte, C., Dulin, P., Baer, J.S., Fortney, J.C., Danner, A.N., Lott, A. & Hawkins, E.J. (2021). The  acceptability and usability of a mobile application for self-management of unhealthy alcohol use among veterans (Step Away): Pilot cohort study. JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth,  9(4):e25927. doi: 10.2196/25927 

Mertz, R.N., Edwards, A., King, D.K., & Dulin, P. (2021). Using Facebook advertising as a recruitment tool for an mHealth alcohol intervention clinical trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine,  55 (Suppl 1):S497. DOI: 10.1093/abm/kaab020.

Blonigen, D. M., Harris-Olenak, B., Kuhn, E., Timko, C., Humphreys, K., Smith, J., & Dulin, P.  (2020).  Using peers to increase veterans’ engagement in a smartphone application for unhealthy alcohol use: A pilot study of acceptability and utility. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35, 829–839.

Blonigen, D. M., Harris-Olenak, B., Kuhn, E., Humphreys, K., Timko, C., & Dulin, P. (2020).  From “Step Away” to “Stand Down”: Tailoring a Smartphone Application for Self-Management of Hazardous Drinking for Veterans. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(2), e16062, 1- 13.

Blonigen, D.M., Harris, B., Haber, J.R., Kuhn, E., Timko, C., Humphreys, K., & Dulin, P. (2019). Customizing a clinical app to reduce hazardous drinking among veterans in primary care. Psychological Services,16, 250-254.  

Dulin, P., Lombardero, A., Mertz, R., & King, D. (in press).  mHealth interventions for substance abuse. In Reger, G. (Ed.). Mental Health Technologies: A Clinician’s Guide to Improved Outcomes, Routledge.

Dulin, P. & Gonzalez, V. (2017). Smartphone-Based, Momentary Intervention for Alcohol Cravings Amongst Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.31, 601-607.

Dulin, P., Alvarado, C., Fitterling, J., & Gonzalez, V. (2017).  Comparisons of alcohol consumption variables by timeline follow back vs. smartphone-based daily interviews. Addiction Research & Theory, 25, 195-200. 

Towers, A., Phillip, M., Allen, J., & Dulin, P.  (2016). The “health benefits” of moderate drinking in older adults may be better explained by Socioeconomic Status. Journals of Gerontology,: Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw152.

Stevenson, B., Stephens, C.V., Dulin, P.L., Kostick, M., & Alpass, F. (2015). Alcohol consumption among older adults in Aotearoa/New Zealand: a comparison of ‘baby boomers’ and ‘over-65s’. Health Psychology and Behavior Medicine, 3, 366-378, 

Gonzalez, V., & Dulin, P. (2015). Comparison of a smartphone app for alcohol use disorders with an internet-based intervention plus bibliotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 335-345.

Giroux, D., Bacon, S., King, D., Dulin, P.L., & Gonzalez, V. (2014). “It really builds your confidence”: Examining perceptions of a smartphone-based system for alcohol use disorders. Telemedicine and E-health, 20, 923-929.

Dulin, P., Gonzalez, V., & Jones, K. (2014). Results of a pilot test of a self-administered smartphone-based treatment system for alcohol use disorders: Usability and early outcomes. Substance Abuse, 35, 168-175.

McKay, J. C., Vasquez, A.R., Chipp, C.L., Ford, T.J., Robinson, R.V., Sharma, D.K., Johnson, S.H.,  Nelson, R.A., Boschma-Wynn, R.V., Whipple, J., Dulin, P.L., & Alan, J. (2013).   Telepsychology in a graduate training program: Divided by Miles, Connected by Purpose.  Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 166-173. 

Dulin, P., Gonzalez, V., King, D., Giroux, D., & Bacon, S. (2013). Development of a smartphone-  based, self-administered intervention system for alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31, 321-336.

Dulin, P., King, D., & Hansen, B. (2013).  Perceived control as a longitudinal moderator of late life stressors on depression.  Aging and Mental Health, 17, 718-723.

Maseda, R. & Dulin, P. (2012). From weaklings to wounded warriors: The changing portrayal of war- related PTSD in North American cinema. The 49th Parallel, 30, ISSN 1753-5794.

Dulin, P.L., Gavala, J., Kostick, M., McDonald, J., & Stephens, C. (2012). Volunteering predicts happiness among older Maori and Non-Maori in the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 617-624.           

Towers, A., Stephens, C.V., Dulin, P.L., Kostick, M., Noone, J. (2011). Estimating hazardous and binge drinking prevalence in older New Zealanders using AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3 thresholds specific to older adults, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 117, 211-218. 

Dulin, P., Stephens, C.V., Alpass, F., Hill, R., & Stevenson, B.  (2011).  The impact of socio- contextual, physical and life-style variables on measures of physical and psychological well-being among Māori and non-Māori: The New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Study, Ageing and Society, 31, 1406-1424.

Dulin, P., & Passmore, T. (2010). Avoidance of traumatic material mediates the relationship between accumulated lifetime trauma and late life depression and anxiety. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 296-300.

Dulin, P., & Yeomans, P. (2009).  Tailoring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for use with chronic, comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Psychological Practice,  15, 104-132.

Recent Grants

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ($650,943 over 3 years): Dulin, P. (PI). Can a Chatbot-delivered Alcohol Intervention Engage Users and Enhance Outcomes Over a Smartphone App? Development and Feasibility Testing of a Step Away 'Bot', 1RC34AA026440-01A1. 2018-2021.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ($1,801,977.00 over two years)
: Dulin, P. & Gonzalez, V. (P.I.’s). Location-based monitoring and intervention for alcohol use disorders, Grant # RC2 AA019422-02.  

University of Alaska Anchorage Faculty Development Grant ($2000.00): Dulin, P. The relationship between volunteering and physical and mental health among the elderly: Does the “helper effect” exist in other countries and cultures?  

New Zealand Foundation on Research, Science and Technology, 2007 ($3,500,000.00 over five years) Associate International Collaborator: Positive Aging in New Zealand.