My Research

Dr. Schonbrun is an assistant professor in Brown University’s medical school. Her research focuses on the interplay between individual psychopathology and relationship functioning. In particular, Dr. Schonbrun’s work explores the bidirectional relationship between alcohol use and marital functioning and works to evaluate methods to provide greater access to treatment of both of these presenting problems. In addition, Dr. Schonbrun’s research focuses on how to enhance access to various scientifically supported treatments for underserved populations.

Selected Publications:

Schonbrun, Y.C., Anderson, B.J., Johnson, J.E., & Stein, M.D. (2016). Feasibility of a supportive other intervention for opiate-dependent patients entering inpatient detoxification. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 48, 181-186.

Schonbrun, Y.C., Johnson, J.E., Anderson, B.J., Caviness, C., & Stein, M.D. (2016). Hazardously drinking jailed women: Post-release perceived needs and risk of reincarceration. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Schonbrun, Y.C., Walsh, Z., Stuart, G.L., & Strong, D. (2011). Marital status and treatment seeking for alcohol use disorders. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 10, 111-122.

Schonbrun, Y.C., Strong, D., Anderson, B., Caviness, C., Brown, R., & Stein, M., (2011). Alcoholics Anonymous and hazardously drinking incarcerated women: Predictors of attendance and outcome. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35, 532-539.

Schonbrun, Y.C. & Whisman, M.A. (2010). Marital Distress and Mental Health Care Service Utilization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 732-736.