Wayne State University

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Andria Norman

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Clinical Psychology

2011-Present  Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University     

  Master of Arts in Psychology, San Diego State University

Thesis Title: An fMRI Study of Spatial Working Memory in Children with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Contribution of Familial History of Alcohol Use Disorders. Thesis Advisor: Sarah N. Mattson, Ph.D.

2001-2005  Bachelor of Science, University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology

Professional Service

Service to the University

Current Graduate Student Organization; Wayne State University Psychology

Current Clinical Program Diversity Committee; Wayne State University Psychology

2013 Clinical Interview Day Organizing Committee; Wayne State University Psychology

2013 Alumni Volunteer Scholarship Review; University of California, San Diego

2013 Alumni Volunteer Calling Campaign; University of California, San Diego

2011 Clinical Student Class Representative; Wayne State University Psychology

2002-2005  Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity; University of California, San Diego

Service to the Community

2011 (Spring) Wayne Cares Annual Midtown Makeover

2008-2009 San Diego Public Library, Point Loma

2002-2005  Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity

2000-2002  Youth Director American Red Cross Health Education & Safety Camp

Professional Associations

2012-present   Associate Member, International Neuropsychological Society          

2012-present   Student Member, Gerontological Society of America                    

2012-present   Student Member, American Psychological Association                 

2009-2011        Student Member, Research Society on Alcoholism  

Honors and Awards

2013  Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship

2013  Wayne State University Psychology Graduate Student Service Award

2012  Wayne State University Graduate Exhibition: Second Place Poster Presentation

2011  Wayne State University Psychology Graduate Student Poster Day: Clinical Award

2011  Wayne State University Graduate Research Fellowship

2008  Junior Investigator Award 2nd Annual International Conference on Applications of Neuroimaging to Alcoholism     

2005  UCSD Outstanding Paraprofessional

2001  American Red Cross National Community Award for Youth in Health & Safety


O'Brien, J.W., Norman, A.L., Fryer, S.L., Paulus, M.P., Tapert, S.F., Riley, E.P., Mattson, S.N. (2013). Response inhibition in children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(1) 644-654.

Norman, A.L., O'Brien, J.W., Tapert, S.F., Riley, E.R., Mattson, S.N. (2013) An fMRI study of spatial working memory in children with prenatal alcohol exposure: contribution of familial history of alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 37(1) 132-140.

Norman, A.L., Pulido, C., Squeglia, L.M., Spadoni, A.D., Paulus, M.P., & Tapert, S. F. (2011).  Neural activation during inhibition predicts initiation of substance use in adolescence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 119(3) 216-23.

Norman, A.L., Crocker, N., Mattson, S.N., Riley, E.P. (2009). Neuroimaging and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews 15(3) 209-217.
Spadoni, A.D., Norman, A.L., Schweinsburg, A.D., & Tapert, S.F. (2008). Family history of alcohol use disorders and spatial working memory in adolescents. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 32(7) 1135-45.

Teaching Experience

2013-present  Psychology 7200 Assessment Lab: This fall semester graduate course covers the practical aspects of adult psychological assessment including clinical interviewing, test administration (e.g., WAIS-IV, MMPI), test scoring, data integration, and report writing.

2013-Summer  Psychology 3120: Brain and Behavior. This 7-week undergraduate course covers basic neuroscience and biological psychology. Biological theories and brain anatomy are discussed in the context of psychology and linked to human behavior and mind functions such as learning, memory, language, consciousness, emotion, motivation, eating, sleeping and sex, as well as psychological dysfunction and disorders such as dementia, mood and anxiety disorders.