Faculty and Staff Directory

Audrey M. Shillington, PhD, MSW, MPE

Audrey Shillington Director and Professor

Contact information

Education 137
1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Co 80523-1586
(970) 491-2378
audrey.shillington@colostate.edu

Areas of Interest

Measurement of substance use and stability of reports across time; High-risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults; psychometrics; Classification of and methods in studying substance abuse disorders; Etiology/consequences of drug abuse among youth and young adults; MI, SBIRT and Trauma Informed Care intervention efficacy.

Bio

Dr. Shillington, Director and Professor, joined CSU in the fall of 2012. Dr. Shillington has been involved in research in the area of adolescent risk behavior prevention and substance use issues since 1987. She was Professor at San Diego State University in the School of Social Work, and an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University. She was an National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellow and received a Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the School of Medicine at Washington University. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow she was a Research Associate on several National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded projects. Dr. Shillington was a trainer for the Diagnostic Interview Schedule and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview at Washington University’s School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. As a research associate there, she was involved in using these diagnostic instruments to interview general population adults and adults in alcohol and other drug treatment. Furthermore, she was an actively involved investigator in the DSM-IV Field Trials for Substance Abuse and Dependence as well as the World Health Organization-National Institutes of Health Joint Project on Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders, and Alcohol- and Drug-Related Problems. Her research has continued to focus on substance abuse and high-risk sexual behaviors among children and young adults. She was a Research Investigator at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health. She helped create and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services at SDSU. She has published on adolescent and underage risk behaviors and prevention. She has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on NIH, other federal, and state grants totaling over $12 million.

Degree Information

M.P.E., May 1993, Education and Human Resource Studies, Washington University School of Medicine
Ph.D., May 1991, Social Work, Washington University
M.S.W., May 1987, Social Work, Washington University
B.A., May 1982, Psychology, History, Sociology, Drury University

Academic Appointments

2014-present: Professor, University of Colorado, Denver. Department of Epidemiology. Colorado School of Public Health.2012 - present: Director and Professor, School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2005 – 2012: Associate Director, Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2004 - 2012: Professor, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1998 - 2012: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1998 - 2012: Senior Staff/Investigator, Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2005 - 2007: Consultant, Mother-Child-Adolescent HIV Program, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
2001 - 2004: Associate Professor, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1997 - 2001: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1994 - 1997: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, Utah State University, Logan UT
1993 - 1994: Practicum Field Supervisor, School of Social Service, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
1992 - 1994: Training Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO
1992: Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Service, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Professional post–baccalaureate and post–master’s social work experience

June 1991 - June 1994: NIMH Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
June 1988 - June 1991: Individual and Group Therapist, Lakeside Center, St. Louis, MO
May - September 1986 & 1987: Project Administrator, Y.M.C.A., St. Louis, MO

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

Council on Social Work Education
Society of Social Work Research
St. Louis Group
Society for Prevention Research
Research Society on Alcoholism
American Psychological Association
American Academy of Health Behavior
Society of Prevention Research
American Public Health Association
Academy for Health Service Research and Health Policy

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

Council on Social Work Education: Member. Council on Leadership Development. 2016-19.
National: Member. Social Justice and Racial Violence Task Force, National Association of Deans and Directors. 2015-present.
Member. Nominations Committee. National Association of Deans and Directors. 2016-19.
National: Council on Conference and Faculty Development. Council on Social Work Education, 2014-2016.
National: Chair. Council on Conference and Faculty Development. CSWE 2015 APM.
University: Co-Chair. Search Committee for the Director of the School of Education. 2013-2014.
University: Member. Graduate School Student Appeal Committee. 2014-15.
University: Member. CHHS Non-Tenure Track Faculty Roles, Responsibilities and Issues Committee. 2014-15.
University: Conflict of Interest Committee. Ad Hoc Group to revise University Conflict of Interest Policy in response to NIH guideline revisions.
Department: Development Coordinator in collaboration with College Development
Department: Chair, Redesign of Admissions Policies and Procedures
University: Academic Policy and Planning Committee
Department: Work on EPAS Competencies for Research Courses
Department: Chair, Personnel Committee
Department: Chair, Search & Selection Committee
Department: Chair, Research Curriculum Task Group
College: Chair, College Health and Human Services Research Committee
Department: Mental Health Curriculum Task Group
Department: Evidence Based Practice Curriculum Task Group
Department: Chair, Teaching/Research Evaluation Group
Department: Chair, School of Social Work Scholarship Committee

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

Colorado seven-county Child Trauma Community Treatment and Services Center. (submitted to SAMHSA 2-16)
2016-17. CI. Adapting a Social Norms Approach to the Prevention of Cannabis Misuse among College Students. $30,000. Colorado state University Prevention Research Center. Prevention Science Interdisciplinary Grant Program.
2015-16. PI. Infrastructure Building of the Human Animal Relationship Research and Training Center. Jasam Foundation. Funded.
2016 – 2021. P.I. Title IV-E Child Welfare Workforce Development in Northern Colorado. State of Colorado, Department of Human Services. $550,000.
2014 - 2017, Co-Investigator. Initiative to Prepare Multiculturally and Linguistically Competent Graduate Social Workers for Careers Serving Children, Adolescents and Transitional Age Youth in Interprofessional Behavioral Healthcare. In collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver. Funded by: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). $1,200,000.
2014 - 2017, C.I. Colorado Department of Human Services Prevention Evaluation Project. $1,400,000. Marc Winokur, PI. CDHS funded.

Selected Publications

Brown, S. M., & Shillington, A. M. (under review). Childhood adversity and the risk of substance use and delinquency: The role of protective adult relationships. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Begun, A. Clapp, J, Bowen, E, Berger, L, Carlson, J, Davis, J, Davis, T, DiNitto, D, Freisthler, B, Gogineni, A, Hall, J, Hesselbrock, M, Hesselbrock, V, Holleran Steiker, L, Krentzman, A, Kuerbis, A, Lewis, M, Loneck, B, Loughran, H, Malcolm, B, Manuel, J, McCutcheon, V, Mendoza, N, Nissen, L, Murray, M, Nochajski, T, Resko, S, Ruderman, D, Shillington, A, Straussner, L, Velasquez, M, Wagner, E. The Alcohol Misuse Grand Challenge Collective. (2015). Preventing and reducing alcohol misuse and its consequences: A grand challenge for social work (Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative Working Paper No. 17). Cleveland, OH: American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Also published as an opinion piece – Begun, A., & Clapp, J. (2016). Reducing and preventing alcohol misuse and its consequences: A Grand Challenge for social work. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 5(2), 73-83.

Woodruff SI and Shillington AM. (2016). Sociodemographic and Drug Use Severity Differences between Medical Marijuana Users and Non-Medical Users Visiting the Emergency Department. The American Journal on Addictions. 25: 385-391. DOI: 10.1111/ajad.12401.

Woodruff SI, Cameron T, McCabe C, Hohman M, Clapp JD, Shillington AM, Eisenberg, K, Sise CB, Castillo EM, Chan TC, & Sise MJ. (2016) Characteristics of cannabis-only and other drug users who visit the emergency room. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 1.1. DOI: 10.1089/can.2016.012.

Woodruff SI, Clapp JD, Eisenberg K, McCabe C, Hohman M, Shillington AM, Sise CB, Castillo EM, Chan TC, Sise MJ, & Gareri J. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of the effects of screening and brief intervention for illicit drug use: the Life Shift/Shift Gears study. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 9:8, DOI: 10.1186/1940-0640-9-8.

Woodruff, S.I., Clapp, J.D., Eisenberg, K., McCabe, C., Hohman, M., Shillington, A.M., Sise, C.B., Castillo, E.M., Chan, T.C., Sise, M.J., & Gareri, J. (2014). Randomized clinical trial of the effects of screening and brief intervention for illicit drug use: the Life Shift/Shift Gears study. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice. 9:8, DOI: 10.1186/1940-0640-9-8.

Shillington, A.M., Woodruff, S.I., Clapp, J.D., Reed, M.B., Lemus, H. Self-Reported Age of Onset and Telescoping for Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Across Eight Years of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Journal Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 31 Aug 2012 (Online), 26 Sep 2012 (Print) DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2012.710026.

Reed, M.B., Clapp, J.D., Weber, M., Trim, R., Lange, J., Shillington, A.M. (2011). Predictors of partying prior to bar attendance and subsequent BrAC. Addictive Behaviors. Nov 1;20(5):407-420.Doi.10.1016/j.addbeh.2011.07.029.

Trim, R.S., Clapp, J.D., Reed, M.B., Shillington, A., Thombs, D. (2011). Drinking Plans and Drinking Outcomes: Examining Young Adults' Weekend Drinking Behavior. Journal of Drug Education, 41 (3) 253-270.

Shillington, A.M., Clapp, J.D., Reed, M.B. The Stability of Self-Reported Marijuana Use Across Eight Years of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 31 Aug 2012 (Online), 26 Sep 2012 (Print) DOI:10.1080/1067828X.2012.710026.

Shillington, A.M., Reed, M.B., Clapp, J.D., Woodruff, S.I. Testing the Length of Time Theory of Recall Decay: Examining Substance Use Report Stability with Ten Years of National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Data. Substance Use and Misuse. 2011;46(9):1105-12. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2010.548436. Epub 2011 Mar 15. PMID: 21406007.

Shillington, A.M., Roesch, S.C., Reed, M.B., Clapp, J.D., Woodruff, S.I. (2011). Typologies of Recanting of Lifetime Cigarette, Alcohol and Marijuana Use During a Six-Year Longitudinal Panel Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. ISSN: 1082-6084 print / 1532-2491 online DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2010.548436.

Shillington, A.M., Clapp, J.D., Reed, M.B., Woodruff, S.I. (2011). Adolescent Alcohol Use Self-Report Stability: A Decade of Panel Study Data. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 20, 63-81. DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2011.534366.

Shillington, A.M., Bousman, C.A., Clapp, J.D. (2011). Characteristics of Homeless Youth Attending Two Different Youth Drop-in Centers. Youth and Society. 43(1) 28-43. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X09351277.

Reed, M.B., McCabe, C., Lange, J.E., Clapp, J.D., Shillington, A.M. (2010). The relationship between alcohol consumption and past-year smoking initiation in a sample of undergraduates. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 36, 202-207. DOI: 10.3109/00952990.2010.493591.

Shillington, A.M., Reed, M.B., Clapp, J.D. (2010). Self-Report Stability of Adolescent Cigarette Use Across 10 Years of Panel Study Data. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. 19,2, 171-191. DOI: 1080/10678281003635089.

Woodruff, S.I., Conway, T.L., Shillington, A.M., Clapp, J.D., Lemus, H., Reed, M.B. (2010). Cigarette smoking and subsequent hospitalization in a cohort of young U.S. Navy female recruits. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 12, 365-373. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntq007.

Clapp, J.D., Min, J.W., Trim, R.S., Reed, M.B., Lange, J.E., Shillington, A.M., Croff J.M. (2009). Predictors of error in Estimates of Blood Alcohol Concentration: A Replication. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70 (5), 683-688.

Clapp, J.D., Reed, M.B., Min, J.W., Shillington, A.M., Croff, J.M., Holmes, M.R., Trim, R.S. (2009). Blood alcohol concentrations among bar patrons: A multi-level study of drinking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 102, 41-48.

Hohman, M., Shillington, A.M., Min, J.W., Clapp, J.D., Hovell, M., Mueller, K. (2009). Adolescents' Help-Seeking in Population or Neighborhood-Based HIV Prevention Agencies: What Characteristics are Important? Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children and Youth. 9(2), 175-191.

Blumberg, E., Liles, S., Kelley, N., Hovell, M., Bousman, C., Hodge, P., Shillington, A.M., Clapp, J. (2009). Predictors of weapons carrying in youth attending drop in centers. American Journal of Health Behavior. 33(6): 745-758.

Clapp, J.D., Ketchie, J.M., Reed, M., Shillington, A.M., Lange, J.E., Holmes, M.R. (2008). Three exploratory studies of college theme parties. Drug and Alcohol Review 27: 509-518.

Clapp, J.D., Johnson, M.B., Shillington, A.M., Lange, J.E., Voas, R.B. (2008). Blood alcohol concentrations of college students in field settings: Seasonal, temporal, and contextual patterns. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 69, 323-331.

Clapp, J.D., Min, J.W., Shillington, A.M., Reed, M.B., Ketchie, J.M. (2008) Person and Environment Predictors of Blood Alcohol Concentrations: A Multi-Level Study of College Parties. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 32, 100-107.