Tamika Zapolski is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at IUPUI. Her Prevention Research in Substance Use and Minority Health lab focuses on risk for substance use and other health behaviors among youth and young adults, and the development of school/community-based interventions to mitigate risk. Her work focuses on risk processes among racial/ethnic minority populations.
Her previous work focused on alcohol use, and her current research focuses on understanding sociocultural and biological factors that may explain disparities in substance use and health outcomes among African American populations, which can inform culturally relevant interventions to mitigate risk.
Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology, health, substance abuse and addictions.