Scott I Vrieze

Scott Vrieze's research program includes genetic and environmental influences on psychopathology, especially substance use and abuse in adolescence and early adulthood. He uses a variety of research designs in this effort, including genetic association studies, longitudinal twin and adoption designs, and novel assessment techniques including ecological momentary assessment, GPS location, and wireless sensors. He also studies the value of integrating research from high-powered genetic association meta-analyses and richly phenotyped longitudinal cohorts. Opportunities to refine phenotypes through an understanding of their genetic influences will be important to characterize genetic and environmental etiologies.

Scott mentors students in the clinical psychology and behavior genetics PhD programs in the Department of Psychology. See links above.

For Scott Vrieze's publications please see Google Scholar page

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: University of Minnesota, 2004.
  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2012.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioral Genetics
  • Statistical Genetics
  • PSY 8612: Psychopathology and Personality Measurement
  • PSY 3604: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Awards
  • McKnight Land Grant Professorship, 2019 - 2021
  • Fuller Scott Award for early career contributions, Behavior Genetics Association, 2018
  • Janet Taylor Spence award for transformative early career contributions, Association for Psychological Science, 2019
  • Association for Psychological Science "Rising Star" designation, 2018