Senior Research Assistant
Richie Kubilus is currently a Senior Research Assistant in the T.A.R.D.I.S. Lab at Old Dominion University. Richie is a Psychology major, minoring in Human Services, and a member of the Perry Honors College. His research interests include all aspects of substance abuse and the etiology of addiction. Upon graduation, Richie hopes to combine his passion for teaching others with his desire to create a legacy of change in society’s current understanding of the disease of addiction. Richie’s original research, “A Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Identity Development and Harmful Alcohol Use within a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample”, under the mentorship of Dr. Meca, was designed to examine the role of identity development in psychosocial outcomes and explored the links between identity development, alcohol expectancies and valuations, and alcohol use/abuse among adolescents.