Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
- Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies (statistics minor), Iowa State University, 2003
- M.S. Sociology, Iowa State University, 2000
- B.S. Pharmacy, Creighton University, 1991
Associate Professor, Department of Human Development, Washington State University
Research Assistant Professor, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University
Research Associate, The Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University
NIDA Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Areas of Emphasis
- Addiction and Substance Abuse (Etiology, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery)
- Emerging Adult Development with Emphasis on Underrepresented and High-Risk Youth
- Prevention Science
- Social Contextual Factors and Health Behavior
- Advanced Quantitative Methods, including Latent Variable (e.g., SEM), Finite Mixture (e.g., LCA), and Multilevel Models
Recent Grant Funding
- Linking EMA and Physiological Data to Understand Recovery Processes in Real Time. Washington State University Pilot Grant Support Program for Research on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. ($16,720). Role: Principal Investigator. Co-Is: Michael McDonell, Patricia Pendry, Hassan Ghasemzadeh. 07/01/18 – 12/31/19.
- Glycemic Variability and Fluctuations in Cognitive Status in Adults with Type I Diabetes. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), 1R01 DK 121240-01. PIs: Chaytor/Germine. Role: Co-Investigator. 04/01/19 – 03/31/23.
- Student success through transformational change: Creating connection to values and purpose. Washington State University. ($6,181,690) Joint PIs: Laura Hill, Samantha Swindell, Denise Yost, and Ana Maria Vivaldi-Rodriguez. Role: Co-Investigator. 7/1/16-6/30/21
- Informing cultural adaptation of a parent-based intervention for African American youth. National Institute on Alcohol Use and Alcoholism (1R21AA024321-01A1). Role: Principal Investigator. 4/1/16-3/31/18.
- Establishing feasibility of a parent-based intervention for 2-year college students. Pennsylvania State University. Role: Principal Investigator. 10/26/15-10-25/17
- Prescription opioid dependence physiology, emotion, and treatment outcomes. National Institute on Drug Abuse (5R01DA035240-03). PI: Roger Meyer. Role: Co-Investigator. 9/1/15-7/31/16
Michael Cleveland’s research focuses on the entire spectrum of substance use and addiction. His primary prevention work centers on youth during the transition from high school into emerging adulthood. For many youth, this transition is associated with increased risk of high-risk alcohol and other substance use. Michael’s research highlights how parents can remain an active influence in their children’s lives during this time by offering strategies to help parents communicate and stay involved. This approach has wide-ranging implications for families as they learn how to navigate this transition in a way that empowers both the parent and the teen. A second area of Michael’s research focuses on the daily experiences of people who are in recovery – that is, people who suffer from a substance use disorder. Many people’s lives are touched by addiction and the odds are high that most people know someone who has become addicted to alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. Michael’s research aims to understand the factors that increase the risk of relapse among these individuals, with the goal to provide “in-the-moment” interventions that help people manage the stress, anxiety, and other relapse “triggers” that accompany the recovery process. A common theme throughout much of Michael’s research is the appropriate application of advanced quantitative methods. He has extensive experience and taught graduate courses and workshops in multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and latent class analysis and mixture modeling.
Invited Presentations and Workshops
- Applying person-centered approaches to emerging adult research: An introduction to LCA and LTA models. Pre-Conference Workshop presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) 7th Biennial Conference: Miami, FL. (October 2015).
- Introduction to multilevel modeling for analyzing clustered or longitudinal data. Workshop presented at the Taste of Methodology series. Pennsylvania State University. (May 2015).
- An introduction to multilevel modeling for analyzing clustered or longitudinal data: It’s just regression. Workshop presented to The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University. (January 2015).
- An introduction to Monte Carlo simulation using Mplus. Workshop presented to The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University. (January 2015).
- An introduction to missing data. Workshop presented to The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University. (January 2015).
- Using Mplus to estimate structural equation models. Workshop presented to The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University. (June 2014).
- Using latent class analysis and latent transition analysis in substance use research. Presentation to The College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University. (June 2014).
- Prevention into practice: SOUNDS offers appealing alternatives to alcohol use. Presentation at the Prevention Research Center Fall Seminar Series, Pennsylvania State University. (January 2014).
- Understanding risk and protective factors at the school-level: Links to adolescent substance use. Presentation at The Center for Family Research in Diverse Contexts, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University. (November 2009).
- Growth curve modeling: Examples and recent applications. Presentation at the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham. (January 2007).
- Fitting growth models with LISREL and SAS Proc Mixed. Workshop presented to the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham. (January 2007).
- Integrating prevention science and methodology: Current and planned research initiatives. Presentation at the Pennsylvania State University Prevention Research Center Fall Seminar Series. (September 2006).
- Do parents matter? Parental and peer support as predictors of adolescent substance use. Presentation at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies. (February 2005).
(***Denotes publication with significant student mentoring role)
Cleveland, M. J., Testa, M., & Hone, L. S. E. (2019). Testing indirect links between heavy episodic drinking, sociosexuality and college men’s sexual aggression perpetration. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80, 177-185.
Wiersma-Mosley, J. D.., Jozkowski, K. N., Willis, M., & Cleveland, M. J. (2019). Do party schools report higher rates of violence against women in their Clery data? A latent class analysis. Violence Against Women.
Cleveland, M. J., & Goldstein, A. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for prevention and intervention in emerging adulthood: Introduction to the Special Issue. Prevention Science, 20, 301-304.
Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Reavy, R., Russell, M., Cleveland, M. J., Hultgren, B, Larimer, M., Geisner, I., & Hospital, M. (2019). An examination of parental permissiveness of alcohol use and monitoring, and their association with emerging adult drinking outcomes across college. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43, 758-766.
Hultgren, B., Geisner, I., Cleveland, M. J., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., Reavy, R., Larimer, M., & Hospital, M. (2019). Transitions in drinking behaviors across the college years: A latent transition analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 92, 108-114.***
Cleveland, M. J., Turrisi, R., Gibbons, F. X., Gerrard, M., & Marzell, M. (2018). The effects of mothers’ protective parenting and alcohol use on emerging adults’ alcohol use: Testing indirect effects through prototype favorability among African American youth. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42, 1291-1303. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13775
Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., Sell, N. M., Reavy, R., & Trager, B. (2018). Using latent transition analysis to compare effects of residency status on alcohol-related consequences during the first two years of college. Addictive Behaviors, 87, 276-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.06.002
Cleveland, M. J., Turrisi, R., Reavy, R., Ackerman, S., & Buxton, O. M. (2018). Examining parental approval and peer approval of alcohol use: A comparison of community college and baccalaureate students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 62, 64-89.
Aresi, G., Cleveland, M. J., Marta, E., & Alfieri, S. (2018). Patterns of alcohol use in Italian emerging adults: A latent class analysis study. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 53, 294-301. [
Lydon, D.M., Cleveland, H.H., Huhn, A.S., Cleveland, M.J., Harris, J., Stankoski, D., Deneke, E., Meyer, R.E., & Bunce, S.C. (2017). Daily sleep quality affects drug craving, partially through indirect associations with positive affect, in patients in treatment for nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 275-282.***
Testa, M., & Cleveland, M.J. (2017). Does alcohol contribute to college men’s sexual assault perpetration? Between- and within-person effects over five semesters. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 5-13.
Huhn, A.S., Harris, J., Cleveland, H.H., Lydon, D.M., Stankoski, D., Cleveland, M.J., Deneke, E., & Bunce, S.C. (2016). Ecological momentary assessment of affect and craving in patients in treatment for prescription opioid dependence. Brain Research Bulletin. Available online.
Cleveland, M.J., Reavy, R., Mallett, K.A., Turrisi, R., & White, H.R. (2014). Moderating effects of positive parenting and maternal alcohol use on emerging adults’ alcohol use: Does living at home matter? Addictive Behaviors, 39, 869-878. PMCID: PMC3982921
Scaglione, N. M., Cleveland, M. J., Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., & Comer, C. (2013). Identifying theoretical predictors of risky alcohol use among noncollege emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 765-769. ***
Cleveland, M. J., Hultgren, B., Varvil-Weld, L., Mallett, K. A., Turrisi, R., & Abar, C. (2013). Moderation of a parent-based intervention on transitions in drinking: Examining the role of normative perceptions and attitudes among high- and low-risk college students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 1587-1594. PMCID: PMC3706579 ***
Cleveland, M. J., Mallett, K. A., White, H. R., Turrisi, R., & Favero, S. (2013). Patterns of alcohol use and related consequences among non-college emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 84-93. PMCID: PMC3517266
Turrisi, R., Mallett, K. A., Cleveland, M. J., Varvil-Weld, L., Abar, C., Scaglione, N. M., & Hultgren, B. (2013). An evaluation of timing and dosage of a parent-based intervention to minimize college students’ alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 30-40. PMCID: PMC3517262 ***
Cleveland, M. J., Feinberg, M. E., & Jones, D. E. (2012). Predicting alcohol use across adolescence: Relative strength of individual, family, peer, and contextual risk and protective factors. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 703-713. PMCID: PMC3371313
Cleveland, M. J., Lanza, S., Ray, A., Turrisi, R., & Mallett, K. (2012). Transitions in first-year college student drinking behaviors: Does pre-college drinking moderate the effects of parent- and peer-based intervention components? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 440-450. PMCID: PMC3413757
Cleveland, M. J., Collins, L. M., Lanza, S. T., Greenberg, M. T., & Feinberg, M. E. (2010). Does individual risk moderate the effect of contextual level protective factors? A latent class analysis of substance use. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 38, 213-228. PMCID: PMC2898733
Cleveland, M. J., Gibbons, F. X., Gerrard, M., Pomery, E. A., & Brody, G. (2005). The impact of parenting on risk cognitions and risk behavior: A study of mediation and moderation in a panel of African American adolescents. Child Development, 76, 900-916.