Shayna S. Bassett, PhD


Shayna S. Bassett, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Psychology Department at the University of Rhode Island and Project Director for Dr. Lynda Stein.  Dr. Bassett received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a focus in research methodology, completed her predoctoral internship in outpatient treatment at the Bedford VA Medical Center, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse treatment through the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Dr. Bassett has over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to traditionally underserved populations in community and correctional settings.  These experiences have involved training and supervising clinicians, case-managers, and graduate students.  Her research is focused on identifying, implementing, and disseminating effective substance use and behavioral interventions, particularly as they relate to low-income, underserved, and criminal justice-involved populations.  Additionally, she is interested in how systemic factors, policy issues and community conditions impact individuals, influence treatment outcomes, and affect health disparities.  Dr. Bassett acts as the clinical supervisor for our NIH-funded randomized controlled treatment studies and works closely with a variety of interdisciplinary professionals throughout the state of Rhode Island to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices for addressing substance use and co-occurring disorders.