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Dr. Alexandria Bauer

Assistant Research Professor at the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and Applied Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Office: SMH 213

Email: agb133@gsapp.rutgers.edu

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Bio
  • Grants
  • Selected Publications
  • Education


Alexandria Bauer, PhD. is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies and Applied Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She received her BA in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2013, after transferring from community college, and she earned both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Charleston Consortium in Charleston, SC, where she trained in rotations focused on trauma and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Dr. Bauer’s research interests include understanding and addressing health disparities that burden Black/African American and other racial/ethnic minority populations, particularly using community-based participatory research strategies.


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (1K01MH131797-01) (2023-2028), Bauer (Principal Investigator). “Building a Community-Based Mental Health Literacy Intervention for Black Young Adults.” Total direct and indirect costs: $197,181.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 1L60MH131170-01 (2022-2024), Bauer (Principal Investigator). “Culturally Tailored Assessment and Promotion of Mental Health among Black Young Adults.” Total awarded: $22,952.

Rutgers Center for Youth Social Emotional Wellness (CYSEW) Youth Mental Health Equity Summit grant (2023 – 2024), Bauer (Principal Investigator), (Co-Investigators: Zaire Ali, MPH; Meredith Blount & Laura Del Prete). “Assessing Community Needs and Preferences for Mental Health Promotion”. Total costs: $3,500.

Rutgers University, Black Bodies, Black Health Seed Grant, (March 2022 – December 2022), Bauer (PI). Piloting and Refining a Cultural Humility Toolkit among Mental Health Service Providers ($15,000).

Rutgers University, IDEA Innovation Grant Program, (2021 – 2022), Bauer (PI). Developing a Cultural Humility Toolkit for Mental Health Service Providers, ($2,500).

National Institute of Mental Health/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (1 R36 MH115722-01) (2018 – 2019), Booker (PI). Exploring Mental Health Screening and Linkage to Care Among Young African American Men ($71,602).

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Graduate Studies Research Award Program (2018 – 2019), Booker (PI). Exploring Mental Health Screening and Linkage to Care Among Young African American Men, ($7,500).

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Calvary Temple Baptist Church, (2017 -2019), Williams (PI). Healthy FAITH: First Responders in African American Churches, ($60,000).

Selected Publications

Bauer, A. & Berkley-Patton, J. (In press 2022). Recruitment of young Black men into trauma and mental health services research: Recommendations and lessons learned. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/ccp0000741


Lopez-Castro, T., Papini, S., Bauer, A., Swarbrick, M., Paul, L.K., Nizzie, M. C., Stanley, D., Covid-Dynamic Team, & Hien, D. (In press 2022). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Trajectories in a 16-month COVID-19 Pandemic Period. Journal of Traumatic Stress. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/wpjgm


Christensen, K., Bauer, A., Burgin, T., Williams, J., McDowd, J., Sutkin, G., Bennett, K., Bowe Thompson, C., & Berkley-Patton, J. (In press 2022). “Black women don’t put our healthcare first”: Facilitators and barriers to cervical cancer screening and perceptions of HPV self-testing among African American church-affiliated women. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272684X221115494


Bauer, A., Pean, K., Lalwani, T., Julien, L., & Shevorykin A. (In press 2022). Community needs and recommendations for multilevel mental health intervention strategies among young Black men with previous trauma exposure. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90(10), 760-769. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/ccp0000741


Bauer, A., Ruglass, L., Shevorykin, A., Saraiya, T., Robinson, G., Cadet, K., Julien, L., Chao, T., & Hien, D. (2022). Predictors of therapeutic alliance, treatment feedback, and clinical outcomes among African American women in treatment for co-occurring PTSD and SUD. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 139, 108766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108766


Berman, M., Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe-Thompson, C., Bauer, A., Stortz, S., & Green, H. (In press 2022). Religiosity and engagement in HIV care among African American people living with HIV. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-022-01246-1


Ebrahimi, C., Bauer, A., & Hien, D. (2022). Substance use and young adults: The good, the bad, and the not so ugly. In Z. Kahn & J. Martinez (Eds.), Emerging Adults in Therapy (1st ed.). New York, NY Norton Professional Books.


Hien, D., Bauer, A., Franklin, L., Lalwani, T., & Pean, K. (2021). Coronavirus, Opioid Use, and Racism: Conceptualizing the COR Syndemic and its Associations to Traumatic Stress. Psychiatric Services, 73(3), 353-356.  https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.202100070   


Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe Thompson, C., Williams, J., Christensen, K., Wainright, S., Williams, E., Bradley-Ewing, A., Bauer, A. & Allsworth, J. (2021). Engaging the faith community in designing a church-based mental health screening and linkage to care intervention. Metropolitan Universities, 32(1), 104-123. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798419887629  


2020 PhD Clinical Psychology University of Missouri-Kansas City
2016 MA Psychology University of Missouri-Kansas City
2013 BA Psychology San Diego State University