Estee Cohen

Estee Shapiro Cohen received her BA in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego in 1990. With an interest in alcohol research, she took a position as a Research Associate on a NIAAA-funded multi-site research project examining the genetics of alcoholism. She held this position for four years, until 1994 when she entered the Clinical Psychology doctorate program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Estee worked in the SAHARA Lab throughout graduate school and her research emphasis was on sexual risk-taking in the context of alcohol use. Her dissertation examined the efficacy of an intervention designed to reduce such behavior. She graduated from UT in August 2000 after completing a predoctoral internship at the San Antonio VA Medical Center. Upon graduation, she entered and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. This fellowship was clinical in nature. Also during this year she published her Masters thesis, which examined the differential determinants of substance use and sexual risk-taking in young adults. Estee remained in Sacramento after completing her fellowship and is now a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. In April 2002, she began part-time work at Valley Neuropsychological Services, an already established private practice, where she continues to work today. She works primarily with adults and performs psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and conducts psychotherapy. When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband, Dan, and their three beautiful children.