George Richardson

George B Richardson


Teachers College


CECH Human Services - 0068

Professional Summary

George Richardson's Bio
George Richardson, PhD, is 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.

Dr. Richardson is an interdisciplinary researcher focused on evaluating the validity of theoretical constructs, developmental theories, and scores derived from psychosocial measures. His research program has four overlapping strands. With support from the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (R21AA029762), the first strand attends to substance use disorder and recovery, developing and evaluating etiological theories and related measures, with an increasing focus on alcohol use. The second strand is comprised of evaluations of evolutionary-developmental theories of individual differences in high-risk traits and behaviors such as substance use. The third focuses on reducing bias in measures used to assess diverse groups by (a) directly identifying and addressing bias in certain instruments, and (b) refining and promoting the uptake of the methods for identifying item biases. The fourth uses twin and family designs to conduct tests of developmental theories using controls for unobserved familial confounds.

Dr. Richardson 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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Research Support

Grant: #R21AA029762 Investigators:Richardson, George 09-20-2022 -08-31-2024 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Examining the Validity of the Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery Construct Using a Between- and Within-Persons Design Role:PI 210274.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Great Minds Behavioral Health Expansion Grant Investigators:Brammer, Susan; Harley, Dana; Richardson, George 02-16-2024 -03-30-2025 Ohio Department of Higher Education Great Minds Behavioral Health Expansion Grant Role:Collaborator 538176.00 Hold Level:Ohio, State of