Alicia G. Dugan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research program mainly focuses on lifestyle practices that influence health (e.g., stress, diet, exercise, sleep, leisure, substance use) as well as the contextual factors that affect these practices (i.e., work and family situations, time availability, social support). My goal is to help people attain optimal well-being by using research to develop effective interventions for behavioral change, including health education innovations, evaluative tools for the self-regulation of health, and supportive resources (e.g., counseling, social networks). I also conduct research in dissemination and implementation science, a field that seeks to understand factors that determine the successful communication, uptake, and widespread use of evidence-based health interventions in real world settings (e.g., medical practices, workplaces, schools, communities).


Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2010 (Industrial-Organizational Psychology)

M.A., Lesley University, 1998 (Counseling Psychology)

B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1993 (Psychology and Spanish)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Department of Medicine
Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 262, The Exchange
Farmington, CT 06032-6210