Speaker Bio

Dr. Angela Bryan

Dr. Angela Bryan

Associate Chair for Faculty Development , University of Colorado Boulder

Angela D. Bryan received her BA with Distinction in Psychology with magna cum laude honors from UCLA, and her MA and PhD in Social Psychology with a Quantitative Emphasis from Arizona State University. She was then postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Health Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Bryan is currently a tenured Full Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is co-director of the CU Center for Health and Neuroscience, Genes, and Environment (CUChange) where the main thrust of her research has focused on a transdisciplinary approach to the study of health and risk behavior, and the development of interventions to improve health behaviors including physical activity, sexual risk behavior, and substance use.

Most recently, she and her colleagues have been heavily focused on the study of the public health implications of cannabis legalization. They study harm reduction in the context of high potency concentrates as well as potential benefits of cannabis in terms of anxiety, pain, opiate use, and cancer. Dr. Bryan’s work has been continuously funded for over 20 years by NIH institutes including NIAAA, NCI, NIDA, NIA, and NINR. She has over 225 peer reviewed publications and teaches health psychology, research methods and statistical methods to undergraduate and graduate students.