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Michael Zvolensky

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Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Professor
Department of Psychology

Comorbidity of emotional disorders (anxiety, stress, depressive disorders) with substance use disorders — Trans diagnostic processes underlying emotional disorder-substance use disorder comorbidity — Mediating and moderating factors involved in the expression, onset, and maintenance of anxiety/depression psychopathology for groups subject to health inequalities — Theoretically-driven and process-based treatment development work that is community friendly — Health Inequalities in psychopathology, addictive, and other health behavior


University of Houston Report Indicates Perceptions of Powerlessness Also Make It Harder to Quit Smoking
June 17, 2024
During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, loneliness, isolation, fear of infection and financial woes culminated in a perfect storm of factors which caused depression and anxiety for many Americans.
November 16, 2022
Crushing the craving to smoke is no easy feat—perhaps a herculean task for many who have key triggers to light up.
August 17, 2022
HRI fellow, Dr. Michael Zvolensky, is featured in this important UH news article about heart-focused anxiety that could be at great risk for mental health disorders.
May 20, 2021
HRI fellow, Dr. Michael Zvolensky, is featured in this informative NBC news article about the long-term mental health effects of Covid-19 especially communities of color that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
May 20, 2021