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Lindsay S. Ham-Holm

Lindsay S. Ham-Holm


Director of Clinical Training

(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3489

Fax: (479) 575-3219

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Dr. Ham is the Director of the Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research (see LASAR link). Dr. Ham’s program of research emphasizes (1) the interplay between anxiety and substance misuse; (2) risk factors for and negative consequences of college substance use. She is particularly interested in understanding the development and maintenance of concurrent social anxiety and alcohol use disorders, a co-occurring condition that commonly occurs in society. More recently, her work has focused on associations between alcohol or prescription drug abuse and sexual aggression or trauma. Dr. Ham employs both laboratory-based, field-based, interview-based, and questionnaire-based research methodologies to explore the process of drinking to cope with anxiety and the effects of substances on behavior. Though much of her work has focused on college students, a population at very high risk for alcohol problems, Dr. Ham’s program of research also includes the study of substance use in adolescents and adult clinical populations.

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
Clinical Internship, Medical University of South Carolina/Charleston Consortium, 2003-2004

Ham, L. S., & Hope, D. A. (2006). Incorporating social anxiety into a model of college problem drinking: Replication and extension. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 348-355. doi: 10.1037/0893-164X.20.3.348.

Ham, L. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Olthuis, J. V., Casner, H. G. , & Bui, N. (2010). No fear, just relax and play: Social anxiety, alcohol expectancies, and drinking games among college students. Journal of American College Health, 58(5), 473-479.

Bacon, A. K., & Ham, L. S. (2010). Attention to social threat as a vulnerability to the development of comorbid social anxiety disorder and alcohol use disorders: An avoidance-coping cognitive model. Addictive Behaviors, 35,325-339. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.06.002

Ham, L. S., Casner, H. G., Bacon, A. K., & Shaver, J. A. (2011). Speeches, strangers, and alcohol use: The role of context in social stress response dampening. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 462-472. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.04.004

Ham, L. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Bridges, A. J., Casner, H. G., & Bacon, A. K. (2013). Alcohol expectancies and alcohol use: Does drinking context matter? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 620-632. doi:10.1007/s10608-012-9493-0

Milner, L. A., Ham, L. S., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2014). Adolescents misusing prescription drugs: Who’s the riskiest user of them all? Journal of Substance Use, 19, 68-74. doi:10.3109/14659891.2012.734541