Welcome to LASAR

The Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research (LASAR) under the direction of Dr. Lindsay Ham is a comprehensive research program focused on the study of alcohol and drug use, with particular interests in the development of substance misuse, co-occurring anxiety and alcohol use, alcohol and aggression, as well as the psychosocial effects of alcohol and other drugs.  Housed in historic Memorial Hall on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus, LASAR facilities include a data workroom, areas for clinical interviewing and psychophysiological measurement, computer testing, and a simulated bar-laboratory.

Evidence-based clinical services for alcohol and drug use problems, anxiety, trauma, and other related difficulties are available on a limited basis in the Psychological Clinic.

Feel free to browse the links on the left to learn more about the LASAR team and research. And of course, feel free to contact LASAR via the Contact Us link on the above. Thanks for visiting!

LASAR Announcements

  • Dr. Ham will be reviewing applications for graduate students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is especially interested in students who seek cross mentorship from her and Dr. Byron L. Zamboanga. Learn more about Dr Zamboanga here.

 LASAR Student Success: Congratulations for all of your accomplishments this year!

  • Noah Wolkowicz, M.S. started his internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Psychology Service, West Haven CT for 2020-2021. Noah successfully matched at this excellent APA-accredited predoctoral internship site.
  • Dr. Lauren Hurd recently completed her APA-accredited predoctoral internship at Salem VA Medical Center in Virginia! Congratulations, Dr. Hurd!!
  • Dr. Alex Melkonian started his second year of a Postdoctoral fellowship at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center in Charleston, SC.