Lindsay Ham, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research
211B Memorial Hall
University of Arkansas
Department of Psychological Science
Fayetteville, AR  72701
Lab phone: 479.575.3963
Office phone: 479.575.4256
Fax: 479.575.3219


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae, Dr. Lindsay Ham

Professional Positions

2014 – present          Director of Clinical Training, University of Arkansas
2012 – present           Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas
2007 – 2012                Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas
2007 – present           Director, Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research, University of Arkansas
2008 – present          Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Arkansas License #08-12P
2004 – 2007                Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Science, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2004 – 2007                Director, Center for Anxiety and Substance Abuse, Florida International University, Miami, FL


Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, 2004
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (APA-Approved Doctoral Program)

Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship, 2004
Department of Veteran Affairs/Medical University of South Carolina Consortium (APA-Approved Internship)

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, 2001
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (APA-Approved Doctoral Program)

Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction, Psychology, 1999
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Research Interests

Dr. Ham is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas and Director of the Laboratory for Anxiety and Substance Abuse Research (LASAR). Dr. Ham’s program of research emphasizes the interplay between anxiety and substance misuse. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the development and maintenance of concurrent social anxiety and alcohol use disorders, a co-occurring condition that commonly occurs in society. Dr. Ham employs both laboratory-based and questionnaire-based research methodologies to explore the process of drinking to cope with anxiety. Though much of her recent work has focused on college students, a population at very high risk for alcohol problems, Dr. Ham’s program of research also includes the study of anxiety and substance use in adolescents and adult clinical populations (see Representative Publications below, or Curriculum Vitae). Further, she has newer distinct lines of research focusing on cognitive, behaviors, and sociocultural correlates of college substance use and aggression.  Dr. Ham has received extramural funding from the ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to support portions of this research program. She has also co-sponsored student NRSA training grants funded by NIAAA.

Teaching Interests

In addition to mentoring students in research projects, grant writing, professional development, and as research assistants, Dr. Ham also teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. These courses include Abnormal Psychology Interprofessional Approaches to Treating Substance Use Disorders, Advanced Seminar in Substance Misuse,  Graduate Psychopathology, Advanced Clinical Diagnosis and Personality Assessment, and Seminar in Social Anxiety and Problem Alcohol Use. She also provides clinical supervision to doctoral students in the Clinical Training Program in the Clinical Practicum course, including intensive live supervision in an Intervention Clinical Practicum. She also works with all doctoral clinical psychology students as the director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology.