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H Harrington (Bo) Cleveland

H Harrington (Bo) Cleveland

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Gene Environment Research Initiative Co-Director
(814) 867-2370


Human Development and Family Studies

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Dr. Cleveland’s research primarily focuses on two areas, recovery from addiction and the intersection of genetic and environmental influences. In the first area, his work in the addiction and recovery area focuses on understanding the daily lives of individuals with substance use dependency who are attempting to build and maintain recovery. His secondary area of research focuses on evocative and active G-E correlations and gene-environment interactions involving preventative interventions to reduce substance use initiation and escalation across adolescence.