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Angela Tiura, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Full-time
Phone: 313-577-6584
Fax: 313-972-8025

6135 Woodward
IBio Building
Detroit, MI 48202


Dr. Tiura is a Social Health Psychologist primarily trained in basic behavioral research and recently beginning to conduct health behavior change intervention research. Her primary research interests lie in the nexus of sexual violence, sexual risk taking, and addictive behaviors (e.g., alcohol use and overeating). Dr Tiura is part of the WSU DOTS group directing a pilot project examining the effects of physical activity on metabolism, executive function, and food choice in African American adolescents with obesity. Also part of the RoBUST initiative, she is co-leader of a seminar for DOTS Scholars (graduate students) and RoBUST Fellows (postdocs) focusing on team science training. Dr Tiura is also involved in the WSU AAUP-AFT and the COSW.


Dr. Tiura's publications and current grants coming soon.

Links of Interest
Education Training

Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years

WSU DOTS Scholars, lectures


1997 – 2002 B.A., Major: Mathematics, Minor: Psychology
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

2003 – 2008 M.A. Major: Social Health Psychology
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

2008 –2010 Ph.D., Major: Social Health Psychology, Minor: Quantitative Methods
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Postdoctoral fellowship

2010 – 2012 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, funded by NIAAA, PI: M. Larimer

Academic Positions

2013 – present Assistant Professor -- Research (non-tenure track), Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Recent Research

Interventionist Procedures for Adherence to Weight Loss Recs in Black Adolescents
Role: data management, project management

Social Capital and HIV Risk Behavior among Rural Migrants in China
Role: data analysis and dissemination