Welcome to the Substance Use and Relationship Factors (S.U.R.F.) Lab!

The SURF lab has two main areas of focus: (1) research on risk factors for, and consequences of, intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault and (2) research on substance use disorders and treatment. We also focus on integrating these two lines of research to examine substance-related IPV and whether treatment of substance use reduces the occurrence of IPV and sexual assault. Dr. Ryan Shorey is the principal investigator of the SURF lab. Explore the website to discover more about current studies, recent publications, and current SURF lab members!

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Dr. Shorey is accepting Clinical Psychology Doctorate Applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see the Psychology Department Website for more information: https://uwm.edu/psychology/graduate/phd-program/clinical-psychology/

On November 16th, UWM Clinical Psychology is hosting a virtual event for students who identify with backgrounds historically underrepresented in the field. More information here – we look forward to meeting you!

The SURF Lab acknowledges that in Milwaukee we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present.