Cassandra Bones

Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

  • Addiction etiologic and maintenance mechanisms
  • Measurement and assessment
  • Psychometrics
  • Mixed methods
  • Empirically supported treatments
  • Motivational interviewing


Accepting students? Dr. Cassandra Boness is accepting students for Fall 2024. Please email Dr. Boness if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies.

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in addiction science. My mixed-methods research, guided by the primary goal of reducing harm and suffering and improving wellbeing for people with substance use disorders, focuses on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of alcohol use disorder. I am particularly interested in developing and refining assessments of alcohol use disorder mechanisms with the goal of facilitating mechanism-based precision medicine. Clinically, I specialize in motivational interviewing and have a strong background working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. I am passionate about improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in psychological science.