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Jacob Scharer, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Biography

Publications

Presentations

Grants

Biography

Biography: Dr. Scharer is a first-year psychology fellow with the VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment program at the VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare (CIH). Dr. Scharer completed his graduate training at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and earned his PhD in clinical psychology. He completed an APA-accredited predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with an emphasis in integrated health.

Research Interests: Dr. Scharer’s research interests include development and evaluation of novel interventions for alcohol and other substance use and other health behaviors. Currently, he is particularly interested in brief interventions that can be delivered in primary care settings, as well as online and other technology-assisted interventions that can help increase dissemination of and access to evidence-based behavioral health services. Additional research interests include social and cultural determinants of addictive behaviors.

Publications

Scharer, J. L. & Hibberd, R. (In Press) Meaning differentiates depression and grief among suicide survivors. Death Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1586791

Scharer, J. L. & Taylor, M. J. (2018). Coping with sexual orientation microaggressions: Implications for mental health outcomes and alcohol use. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health 22(3), 261-279.

Scharer, J. L. (2017). The role of religious fundamentalism in college students’ perceived drinking norms, alcohol consumption, and alcohol-related problems. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 20(2), 188-201.

 

 

Presentations

Scharer, J. L., Arnold, R. M., Medoff, D., Nichols, J., Himelhoch, S., Bennett, M. E. (2019, May) Randomized controlled trial of a brief motivational enhancement intervention to improve medication adherence in persons with HIV. Poster presented at the 2019 University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychiatry Department Research Day. Baltimore, MD.

Scharer, J. L., Hibberd, R., & Pardue, C. M. (2018, November) The role of perceived life significance in the psychological flexibility model. Poster presented at the 2018 convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington D.C.

Scharer, J. L., High, V. M., & Hibberd, R. (2018, November) Perceived life significance moderates the relationship between drinking norms and alcohol use. Poster presented at the 2018 convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington D.C.

Scharer, J. L. & Bennett, M. E. (2018, September) Smoking cessation services on inpatient psychiatric units: Needs and barriers. Poster presented at the 2018 University of Maryland Cancer Research Day, Baltimore, MD.

High, V. M., Scharer, J. L., El-Yashruti, R., & Taylor, M. J. (2018, August) The moderating role of self-esteem in the relationship between ethnic identity and Afrocentrism among African American men.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 2018 convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Davis, S. R., Taylor, M. J., & Scharer, J. L. (2018, June) Cultural identification and identity related processes as predictors of substance use among Coloured South Africans. Presented at the 2018 Missouri Psychological Association Conference, Camdenton, MO.

High, V. M., Scharer, J. L., El-Yashruti, R., & Taylor, M. J. (2018, April) Code of the streets and the role of dark triad. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association 90th annual meeting, Chicago, I.L.

Scharer, J. L., Taylor, M .J., Roman, N. V, & Lindin, K. (2017, November) Peer influences mediate the relationship between marginalization and tobacco use among Coloured South Africans. Poster presented at the 2017 convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

High, V. M., Scharer, J. L., Challa, S. A., & Taylor, M. J. (2017, November) The mediating effects of alcohol use and parental involvement on violence perpetration and victimization among multiracial and monoracial youth. Poster presented at the 2017 convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Scharer, J. L., Taylor, M .J., Roman, N. V, & Lindin, K. (2017, August) Family functioning and tobacco use among Coloured South Africans. Poster presented at the 2017 convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Lindin, K., Scharer, J. L., Taylor, M. J., Mason, M., & Morely, R. (2017, August) Black masculinity and code of the streets: self-serving or others-oriented? Poster presented at the 2017 convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Scharer, J. L., Grabow, P., & Collier, J. (2017, June) The role of negative urgency and religious fundamentalism in the relationship between mortality salience and risky sexual behavior. Presented at the 2017 Missouri Psychological Association Conference, St. Charles, MO.

Scharer, J. L. & Hibberd, R. (2016, October) Perceived life significance differentiates between depression and grief in a sample of suicide survivors. Poster presented at the 2016 convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Diemer, K. T., Scharer, J. L. & Taylor, M. J. (2016, May). Identity uncertainty as a moderating factor of internalized homonegativity and alcohol problems. Poster accepted for presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association 88th annual meeting. Chicago, IL.

Grants

Co-Principle Investigator. (2017). Factors influencing alcohol use and efficacy of online alcohol interventions among African American and Caucasian college students. University of Missouri College of Arts & Sciences Grant Program, $12,475

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