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Prior grants and research support:


Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award



Clara Mayo Memorial Fellowship

Boston University

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

2016, 2018

Addiction Fellowship

Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS)

Boston University

Graduate School of Medical Sciences


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Maisto, S.A., Simons, J.S., Palfai, T.P., Moskal, D., Sheinfil, A.Z., & Tahaney, K.D. (2022). Effects of Alcohol Intoxication on Sexual Decision-Making among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): Alcohol’s Influences on Self-Control Processes. Clinical Psychological Science.

  • Tahaney, K. D., Palfai, T. P., Luehring-Jones, P., Maisto, S. A., & Simons, J. S. (2020). Working memory moderates the association between condom use intentions and behavior among moderate-to-heavy drinking men who have sex with men. Journal of behavioral medicine, 43(4), 666-671.

  • Luehring-Jones, P., Palfai, T.P., Tahaney, K.D., Maisto, S.A., & Simons, J. (2019). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Use is Associated with Health Risk Behaviors Among ModerateandHeavy-Drinking MSM. AIDS Education and Prevention, 31 (5), 452-462.

  • Maleki, N., Tahaney, K.D., Thompson, B.L., & Oscar-Berman, M. (2019). At the intersection of alcohol use disorder and chronic pain. Special Issue on Alcoholism, Neuropsychology, 33 (6), 795-807.

  • Tahaney, K.D. & Palfai, T.P. (2018). Working memory moderates the association between perceived norms and heavy episodic drinking among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 81, 46-49.

  • Luehring-Jones, P., Tahaney, K.D., & Palfai, T.P. (2018). The effect of self-control on drinking outcomes is mediated by automatic appetitive responses to alcohol. Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 116-119.

  • Tahaney, K.D. & Palfai, T.P. (2017). Text messaging as an adjunct to a web-based-intervention for college student alcohol use: a preliminary study. Addictive Behaviors, 73, 63-66.

  • Palfai, T.P., Tahaney, K., Winter, M.R., & Saitz, R. (2016). Readiness-to-change as a moderator of a web-based brief intervention for marijuana among students identified by screening in a health center. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161, 368-371.

  • Palfai, T.P., Kantner, C.K., & Tahaney, K.D. (2016). The image-based alcohol-action implicit association test. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 50, 135-138.

  • Palfai, T.P., Tahaney, K.D., & Winter, M.R. (2015). Is marijuana use associated with health promotion behaviors among college students? health-promoting and health-risk behaviors among students identified through screening in a university student health services center. Journal of Drug Issues, 46(1), 41-50.

  • Tahaney, K.D., Kantner, C.W., & Palfai, T.P. (2014). Executive function and appetitive processes in the self-control of alcohol use: The moderational role of drinking restraint. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 138, 251-254.

Research consultation or collaboration inquiries:

Kelli D. Tahaney, Ph.D.

(727) 479-8598

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