Meagan Brem

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Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
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Office Hours
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/2190959290

Fall 2022 Office Hours:
Fridays: 12:00-1:30 PM
Thursdays: 9:30-11:00 AM
Additional times available by appointment
Office Address
133 Williams Hall
890 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Office Phone
Curriculum Vitae
Short Bio
Dr. Brem received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2021 after completing a pre-doctoral internship at the Charleston Consortium/Medical University of South Carolina. Her research examines targetable factors that moderate the risk of alcohol use leading to intimate partner violence (IPV), including psychological, physical, sexual, and cyber IPV among young adults. Specifically, Dr. Brem's research focuses on (1) mechanistic testing of distal and proximal moderators of the association between alcohol use and IPV, (2) broadening the definition and reach of alcohol-related IPV theories, and (3) testing brief interventions for aggression. Dr. Brem uses multi-method approaches (e.g., ecological momentary assessment, experimental paradigms, self- and partner-report, psychophysiology) to advance the alcohol-IPV field with the goal of translating evidence-based IPV risk and protective factors into efficacious prevention and intervention planning.

Meagan Brem will not be accepting a graduate student for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Interests
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Alcohol Use
  • Substance Use
  • Cyber Dating Abuse
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Jealousy, Anger
  • Couples
  • Trauma Exposure/PTSD
  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention Approaches
Recent Courses Taught
  • PSYC 6254: Adv Topics in Clinical Psychology: Clinical Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC 4364: Senior Seminar: Intimate Partner Violence
Select Publications
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., McNulty, J., Elledge, L. C., Temple, J., & Stuart, G. L. (In press). Proximal associations among college students’ alcohol use and cyber partner abuse perpetration. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., Stuart, G. L., Elledge, L. C., & Temple, J. R. (In press). A longitudinal investigation of dating abuse victimization, alcohol use, and marijuana use among Latinx adolescents. Partner Abuse.
  • Brem, M. J., Garner, A. R., Grigorian, H., Florimbio, A. R., Wolford-Clevenger, C., Shorey, R. C., & Stuart, G. L. (2021). Problematic pornography use and physical and sexual intimate partner violence perpetration among men in batterer intervention programs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11-12), NP6085-NP6105. doi: 10.1177/0886260518812806.
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., Anderson, S., & Stuart, G. L. (2020). Dispositional mindfulness and aggression among adults in residential treatment for opioid use disorder: Preliminary findings from an applied setting. Violence and Victims, 35(6), 828-840. doi: 10.1891/VV-D-18-00036.
  • Brem, M. J., Stuart, G. L., Cornelius, T. L., & Shorey, R. C. (2019). A longitudinal examination of alcohol problems and cyber, psychological, and physical dating abuse: The moderating role of emotion regulation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260519876029.
  • Brem, M. J., Romero, G., Garner, A. R., Grigorian, H., & Stuart, G. L. (2019). Alcohol problems, romantic jealousy, and cyber dating abuse perpetration among men and women: Towards a conceptual model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260519873333.
  • Brem, M. J., Florimbio, A. R., Grigorian, H., Wolford-Clevenger, C., Elmquist, J., Shorey, R. C., Rothman, E. F., Temple, J. R., & Stuart, G. L. (2019). Cyber abuse among men arrested for domestic violence: Cyber monitoring moderates the relationship between alcohol problems and intimate partner violence. Psychology of Violence, 9(4), 410-418. doi: 10.1037/vio0000130.
  • Brem, M. J., Khaddouma, A., Elmquist, J., Florimbio, A. R., Shorey, R. C., & Stuart, G. L. (2019). Relationships among dispositional mindfulness, distress tolerance, and women’s dating violence perpetration: A path analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(14), 2996-3016. doi: 10.1177/0886260516664317.
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., Anderson, S., & Stuart, G. L. (2019). Exploring gender differences in the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and compulsive sexual behavior among adults in residential substance use treatment. Mindfulness, 10(8), 1592-1602. doi: 10.1007/s12671-019-01117-7.
  • Shorey, R. C., Stuart, G. L., Brem, M. J., & Parrott, D. J. (2018). Advancing an integrated theory of sexual minority alcohol-related intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Family Violence, 34(4), 357-364. doi: 10.1007/s10896-018-0031-z.
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., Rothman, E. F., Temple, J. R., & Stuart, G. L. (2018). Trait jealousy moderates the relationship between alcohol problems and intimate partner violence among men in batterer intervention programs. Violence Against Women, 24(10), 1132-1148. doi: 10.1177/1077801218781948.
  • Brem, M. J., Florimbio, A. R., Elmquist, J., Shorey, R. C., & Stuart, G. L. (2018). Antisocial traits, distress tolerance, and alcohol problems as predictors of intimate partner violence in men arrested for domestic violence. Psychology of Violence, 8(1), 132-139. doi: 10.1037/vio0000088.
  • Brem, M. J., Wolford-Clevenger, C., Zapor, H., Elmquist, J., Shorey, R. C., & Stuart, G. L. (2018). Dispositional mindfulness as a moderator of the relationship between perceived partner infidelity and women’s dating violence perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(2), 250-267. doi: 10.1177/0886260515604415.
  • Brem, M. J., Shorey, R. C., Anderson, S., & Stuart, G. L. (2017). Depression, anxiety, and compulsive sexual behavior among men in residential treatment for substance use disorders: The role of experiential avoidance. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 1246-1253. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2085.
  • Temple, J. R., Choi, H. J., Brem, M. J., Wolford-Clevenger, C., Stuart, G. L., Peskin, M., & Elmquist, J. (2016). The temporal association between traditional and cyber dating abuse among adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 340-349. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0380-3.
  • Brem, M. J., Spiller, L. C., & Vandehey, M. A. (2015). Online mate-retention tactics on Facebook are associated with relationship aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(16), 2831-2850. doi: 10.1177/0886260514554286.
Degrees
  • PhD University of Tennessee (2021)
  • MA Midwestern State University (2013)
  • BA Southwestern University (2010)