James M. Fitterling

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
SSB 303G

(907) 786-1580
jfitterling@alaska.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1986

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Biological and Pharmacological Bases of Behavior
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

Professional & Department Service

  • UAA Program Director, Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Adult Continuum of Care Advisory Committee, Alaska Mental Health Services
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Research Interests

  • Pavlovian conditioning and alcohol/drug cue reactivity
  • Community approaches to substance abuse treatment and sobriety maintenance
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Health psychology

Publications

Seal, D.W., Eldridge, G.D. Kacanek, D., Binson, D., MacGowan, R.J. & the Project START Study Group* (2007). A longitudinal, qualitative analysis of the context of substance use and sexual behavior among 18- to 29-year-old men after their release from prison. Social Science & Medicine, 65, 2394-2406. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Kacanek, D., Eldridge, G., Nealey-Moore, J., MacGowan, R., Bison, D., Flanigan, T., Fitzgerald, C., Sosman, J., & The Project START Study Group* (2007). Young incarcerated men's perceptions of and experience with HIV testing.  American Journal of Public Health, 97, 1209-1215. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site].

Morrow, K., Eldridge, G., Nealey-Moore, J., Grinstead, O., & the Project START Study Group* (2007) HIV, STD, and hepatitis risk in the week following release from prison: An event level analysis.  Journal of Correction Health Care, 13, 27-38. [*Fitterling, J. Co PI for Mississippi Site].

MacGowan, R., Eldridge, G., Sosman, J., Khan, R., Flanigan, T., Zack, B., Margolis, A., Askew, J., Fitzgerald, C., & the Project START Study Group* (2006). HIV counseling and testing of young men in prison.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 12, 1-11. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site].

Margolis, A., MacGowan, R., Grinstead, O., Sosman, J., Kashif, I., Flanigan, T., & the Project START Study Group* (2006) Unprotected sex with multiple partners: Implications for HIV prevention among young men with a history in incarceration. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33, 175-180. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Grinstead, O., Faigles, B., Comfort, M., Seal, D., Nealey-Moore, J., Belcher, L., Morrow, K., & the Project START Study Group* (2005). HIV, STD, and hepatitis rist to primary female partners of men being released from prison. Women and Health, 41, 63-68. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Buck, J., morrow, K., Margolis, A., Eldridge, G., Sosman, J., MacGowan, R., Binson, D., Kacanek, D., Flanigan, T., & the Project START Study Group* (2006).  Hepatitis B vaccination in prisons: The perspectives of formerly incarcerated men.  Journal of Correctional Health Care, 12, 12-23. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Sosman, J., MacGowan, R., Margolis, A., Eldridge, G., Flanigan, T., Vardaman, J., Fitzgerald, C., Kacanek, D., Binson, D., Seal, D., & the Project START Study Group* (2006).  The feasibility of STD and hepatitis screening among 18-29 year old men recently released from prison.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 16, 117-122. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Seal, D., Belcher, L., Morrow, K., Eldridge, G., Binson, D., Kacanek, D., Margolis, A., McAuliffe, T., Simms, R., & the Project START Group* (2004).  A qualititative study of the substance use and sexual behavior among 18- to 29- year old men while incarcerated in the United States.  Health Education and Behavior, 31, 775-789.  [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Grinstead, O., Seal, D., Wolitski, R., Flanigan, T., Fitzgerald, C., Nealey-Moore, J., Askew, J., and the Project START Study Group* (2004).  HIV and STD testing in prisons: perspectives of in-prison service providers. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15, 547-560.  [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

MacGowan, R., Margolis, A., Gaiter, J., Morrow, K., Zack, B., Askew, J., McAuliffe, T., Sosman, J., Eldridge, G., & the Project START Study Group* (2003).  Predictors of risky sex of young men after release from prison.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 14, 519-523. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Seal, D., Margolis, A., Sosman, J., Kacanek, D., & the Project START Study Group* (2003).  HIV and STD risk behavior among the 18- to 25-year-old men released from U.S. prisons: Provider perspectives.  AIDS and Behavior, 7, 131-141. [*Fitterling, J. Co-Principal Investigator for Project START Mississippi site.]

Rychtarik, R., Conners, G., Whitney, R., McGillicuddy, N., Fitterling, J., & Wirtz, P. (200). Treatment settings for persons with alcoholism: Evidence for matching clients to inpatient vs. outpatient care.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(2), 277-289.

Eldridge, G.D., & Fitterling, J.M. (200) Substance Abuse in Women: Biological, Psychological and Social Issues Related to Treatment.  In L. Sherr & J. St. Lawrence (Eds.), Women, Health, and the Mind.  London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Fitterling, J., Payne, T., Sturges, L., Adams, S., Holleran, S., Mack, J., Bedingfield, J., Sandy, J. (1996). Evaluation of the effects of carbamazepone on crack-cocaine cue reactivity using a controlled experimental design.  Problems of Drug Dependence, 1995: Proceedings of the 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, NIDA Research Monograph, 162, 345.

Fitterling, J., Matens, P., Scotti, J., & Allen, J. (1993) AIDS risk behaviors and knowledge among heterosexual alcoholics and non-injecting drug users.  Addiction, 8, 1257-1265.

Godding, P., Fitterling, J., Schmitz, J., Seville, J., & Parisi, S. (1992).  Impact of cognitive status age and recent drinking on acquisition of treatment information by alcoholics.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 6(1), 34-40.

Fairbanks, J., Hansen, D., & Fitterling, J. (1991).  Patterns of appraisal and coping across different stressor conditions among former prisoners of war with and without post-traumatic stress disorder.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 274-281.

Danforth, J., Allen, K., Fitterling, J., Farrar, D., Brown, M., & Drabman, R. (1990) Exercise as a treatment to reduce hypertension in low SES Black children.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 237-239.

Fitterling, J., Martin, J., Gramling, S., Cole, P., & Milan, M. (1988).  Behavioral management of exercise training in vascular headache patients: An investigation of exercise adherence and headache activity.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 21, 9-19.

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