George Richardson

George B Richardson

Associate Professor

Associate Professor
Substance Abuse Counseling

Teachers College


CECH Human Services - 0068

Professional Summary

George Richardson's Bio
George Richardson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling and Coordinator for the Substance Abuse Counseling Program in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. He conducts interdisciplinary research applying life history theory to human development, including the etiologies of substance use and sexual behaviors; examining the origins of gender and racial/ethnic disparities in mental health outcomes and service use; using latent variable modeling to evaluate the validity of theoretical constructs such as recovery from substance use disorder, as well as detect and eliminate bias from instruments used in counseling research and assessment; and using twin designs to address confounding in observational research. He serves as Statistical Advisor and Handling Editor at Addiction Research and Theory, Associate Editor at Evolutionary Psychology, Methodology Editor at Evolutionary Psychological Science, and on the editorial board at Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. He won the Campbell Collaboration (C2) Leonard E. Gibbs Award for “finest systematic review completed and approved by the C2 Social Welfare Coordinating Group in 2012”, as well as seven student nominated College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Golden Apples for Excellence in Teaching (2014-2020).

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