Michelle S.

Trainee, CAPPI

Research Lab:
Dr. Karen Cropsey

Michelle Sisson is a graduate student in the Medical/Clinical Psychology doctoral program at UAB. Ms. Sisson’s research interests broadly center around substance use. Her Master’s thesis investigated the connection between executive function deficits and the use of conventional tobacco cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) devices. As a graduate student researcher in Dr. Karen Cropsey’s lab, Ms. Sisson has assisted with projects focused on increasing medication adherence among low income smokers with a novel approach to nicotine replacement therapy, examining the role of stimulant medication cognitive enhancement expectancies on task performance, prevention of fatal opioid overdose through the use of Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), and surveying pharmacists about provision and attitudes toward dispensing naloxone. Ms. Sisson’s dissertation project employs a novel approach to OEND, utilizing remote recruitment, training, and distribution of naloxone as a means to expand this life-saving intervention.