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Cassandra Boness

Research Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico-Main Campus
Chapter Member: New Mexico SSN
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About Cassandra

Boness' research focuses broadly on substance use disorders and uses mixed method approaches. Overarching themes in Boness' writing include measurement, validity, and precision measurement. Boness serves on numerous professional leadership boards including Scholars Elevating Equity and Diversity and the APA Division 12 Committee on Science and Practice.

In the News

Interview on Role of Motivational Interviewing in Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Cassandra Boness, Psychiatry Advances, May 12, 2021.
"Diagnostic Issues in Alcohol Use Disorder," Cassandra Boness, Interview with Noah Emery and Samuel Acuff, Anchor by Spotify, November 30, 2020.
Cassandra Boness quoted by Adrienne Matei, "The Number of Fake Emotional Support Dogs Is Exploding – Why?" The Guardian, August 13, 2019.
Cassandra Boness quoted by Christopher Mele, "Is That Dog (or Pig) on Your Flight Really a Service Animal?" The New York Times, May 1, 2018.


"The Etiologic, Theory-based, Ontogenetic Hierarchical Framework of Alcohol Use Disorder: A translational systematic review of reviews" (with Ashley L. Watts, Kimberly N. Moeller, and Kenneth J. Sher). OSF Reprints (2021).

Presents a translational systematic review of reviews, systematically developed a conceptual framework of alcohol use disorder etiology. Considers 13 causal mechanisms that are related to alcohol use disorder at different stages along the addiction cycle.