William D. Barta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, InCHIP (Affiliate)

School of Nursing Analyst, Department of Correction, State of Connecticut

Research Overview

Areas of Concentration:

Quantitative: Multilevel modeling, timeline dependent longitudinal designs, intensive longitudinal designs

Data Collection Methods: Diary and transcript methods

Topics: Alcohol involved risk behaviors, driving under the influence of alcohol, alcohol involved sexual risk behavior, correctional health care, implementation research

Methodological Foci: Intensive longitudinal data analysis, specifically the use of electronic structured daily diary methods to capture event-level data and record temporal associations at varying time-scales; multilevel analysis; multiple time-scale analysis; longitudinal designs

Substantive Foci: Alcohol and substance use behavior, particularly as they influence other health-compromising behaviors such as unprotected sexual activity; multiple risk-taking behavior; the effect of stress and affective state on impulsivity and risk-taking; effects of environmental conditions on daily stress and day-to-day self-regulation and interpersonal function; social epidemiology; community health

Population Foci: Populations facing profound socioeconomic disadvantage; adults living with HIV/AIDS, individuals at high risk of HIV/AIDS returning to the community after periods of incarceration; drug users in treatment


Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX PhD Experimental Psychology
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI BA Psychology; BA English Literature

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026