Allecia Reid, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Colby College (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research focuses on how and under what circumstances psychological, social, and structural factors influence health, as well as on improving the design of interventions to promote healthy behavior. One active line of research examines influences of social norms and social networks on health. The goals of this research are to understand both the mechanisms through which norms-based interventions change behavior and the circumstances under which these interventions are effective. I am also examining psychological mechanisms through which college students’ social networks may facilitate or constrain efforts at initiating and maintaining reductions in alcohol use. This research is being conducted in collaboration with InCHIP affiliate Kate Carey and utilizes data from the SURE project, recently conducted at InCHIP. Another active project examines influences of stigma on health. This research focuses on the influence of structural forms of stigma (e.g., residential segregation, community attitudes) on the efficacy of interventions for improving health. This research is being conducted in collaboration with InCHIP PI Blair Johnson and InCHIP affiliate John Dovidio. I have collaborated with Blair since 2003, when I was employed at InCHIP as a research assistant on the SHARP grant.


2003 B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut
2008 M.A., Social Psychology, Arizona State University
2010 Ph.D., Social Psychology, Arizona State University

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressColby College
Department of Psychology
5550 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901