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Christine E. Spadola LMHC, MS, PhD

Christine Spadola
Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Inter-office Mail Address

221 Longwood Avenue, BL252
Boston, MA 02115

Phone 617-525-9767


Research Unit(s)

Sleep Medicine, Sleep Epidemiology & Health Disparities

Research Interests

My research interests include racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in sleep health, physical health, and mental health with specific foci in substance abuse and appetitive disorders. I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor. I use mixed methods research to better understand these disparities and to assess mind/body interventions to promote health and wellness among marginalized populations.

Currently, I am a research fellow with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducting research aimed at adapting yoga and behavioral sleep interventions for use in low income communities.


Selected Publications

Spadola CE, Wagner EF, Accornero VH, Vidot DC, de la Cruz-Munoz N, Messiah SE.
Alcohol use patterns and alcohol use disorders among young adult, ethnically
diverse bariatric surgery patients. Subst Abus. 2016 Nov 22:1-6. doi:
10.1080/08897077.2016.1262305. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27874326.

Vidot DC, Prado G, De La Cruz-Munoz N, Spadola C, Cuesta M, Messiah SE.
Postoperative marijuana use and disordered eating among bariatric surgery
patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jan;12(1):171-8. doi:
10.1016/j.soard.2015.06.007. PubMed PMID: 26363714

Spadola CE, Wagner EF, Dillon FR, Trepka MJ, De La Cruz-Munoz N, Messiah SE.
Alcohol and Drug Use Among Postoperative Bariatric Patients: A Systematic Review
of the Emerging Research and Its Implications. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015
Sep;39(9):1582-601. doi: 10.1111/acer.12805. Review. PubMed PMID: 26241357

Vidot DC, Prado G, De La Cruz-Munoz N, Cuesta M, Spadola C, Messiah SE. Review
of family-based approaches to improve postoperative outcomes among bariatric
surgery patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Mar-Apr;11(2):451-8. doi:
10.1016/j.soard.2014.08.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 25604833.

Dillon FR, Alessi EJ, Craig S, Eber-Sole RC, Kumar SM, Spadola C. Development
of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Affirmative Counseling Self-Efficacy Inventory
- Short Form (LGB-CSI-SF). Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers. 2015 Mar;2(1):86-95.
PubMed PMID: 25992391

Sheehan, D. M., Dillon, F. R., Babino, R., Melton, J., Spadola, C., Da Silva, N., & De La Rosa, M. (2016). Recruiting and Assessing Recent Young Adult Latina Immigrants in Health Disparities Research. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44(4), 245-262.

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