department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2193 (p); 401.874.2157 (f)

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Andrea Eastwood Paiva

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Research Faculty
  • Behavioral Science
  • Phone: 401-874-9066
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  • Mailing Address: 11 CPRC Building


In Behavioral Statistics, current research includes measure development analyses (Principal Components Analysis, Structural Modeling), cross-sectional analyses, longitudinal methods, and cluster-randomized designs. Particular interests include applied undergraduate and graduate student training in statistics and research methodology.

In Health Psychology, research focus has been on health behavior change and applications of the Transtheoretical Model to health related behaviors. Particular interest in substance abuse prevention, alcohol harm reduction, HPV vaccine adherence, blood donation, and distracted driving behaviors.


Ph.D. 2006, Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island
M.A. 2004, Behavioral Science, University of Rhode Island
B.S. 2000, Psychology/Health Policy & Management, Providence College

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