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Adam Carrico, Ph.D.

General Information

Adam  Carrico, Ph.D.


  • English


  • Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Prevention Science & Community Health


Research Interests

  • Health Equity
  • HIV
  • HPV-Associated Cancers
  • Substance Use
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Bio-Behavioral Processes
  • Behavioral Interventions


2006 Ph.D. in Clinical-Health Psychology
University of Miami
2003 M.S. in Clinical-Health Psychology
University of Miami
2000 B.S. in Psychology
Loyola University Chicago


Adam Carrico, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology at the University of Miami.  His research program focuses broadly on developing and testing behavioral interventions that address the biopsychosocial vulnerabilities to optimizing HIV/AIDS prevention, addressing substance use and misuse, and supporting cancer prevention in marginalized, underserved populations.  A strong focus of Dr. Carrico's clinical research to date has been to examine integrative approaches to boost the effectiveness of contingency management for HIV/AIDS prevention with individuals who use stimulants such as methamphetamine.  At the University of Miami, Dr. Carrico is pursuing research to test a trauma-informed intervention to boost the effectiveness of contingency management with HIV-positive, cocaine-using women as well as clinical research to examine the bio-behavioral pathways whereby substance use may contribute to inflammation and immune activation in HIV.  

In his prior work at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Carrico led a series of studies demonstrating HIV-positive stimulant users experience profound health disparities and he documented the outcomes of novel approaches to cognitive-behavioral substance abuse treatment for HIV/AIDS prevention.  Dr. Carrico’s clinical research program provides an ideal platform to mentor the next generation of prevention researchers.  At UCSF, he successfully mentored to two predoctoral students, two postdoctoral fellows, and one junior faculty member to obtain NIH funding for their research (i.e., F31, R36, R03, and K23).  Dr. Carrico’s extensive contributions to research, mentoring, and service were recognized in 2015 by the American Psychological Association with a Psychology and AIDS Emerging Leader Award.