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Sherecce Fields

APS Fellow
Areas of Speciality
  • Clinical
  • Diversity Science
  • (979) 845-2509
  • PSYC 276
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Office Hours, Spring 2024
Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 in PSYC 276
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Research Interests

My primary degree is in Clinical Psychology with areas of specialization in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology and Behavioral Health. My research is focused on developing a bio-behavioral understanding of health-risk behaviors (primarily eating behavior and substance use), with the goal of developing efficacious and effective prevention and cessation interventions, specifically for use in disadvantaged populations. My expertise includes self-regulatory and self-control pathways to behavior, modeling both their causes and consequences in order to better inform intervention efforts. I have an increasing interest in information and communication technologies that might influence behavioral decision making. Recent work explores novel applications of remote-health technology, ‘serious’ video games, and other computer-mediated technologies that can inform and influence behavioral decision making with a specific interest in equity of design and clinical outcomes of these technologies.


In addition to my own lines of research, students in my lab are examining the role of behavioral decision-making in the initiation and maintenance of other behaviors such as risky sexual behavior, disordered eating, video game and smart phone use, and recovery after chronic illness.

Our laboratory is the Innovative Strategies in Cognitive And Regulatory Processes to Enhance Digital and Behavioral Health (iCARE) Collaboratory. The iCARE Collaboratory is a state-of-the-art, community-based clinical research collaboratory that encompasses expertise in social and clinical psychology, decision-making and behavioral health. The iCARE Collaboratory is uniquely positioned to support the full spectrum of clinical research, from human laboratory models to large-scale treatment-outcome studies. iCARE faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants are actively engaged in collaborative research projects with local secondary schools and universities, health agencies, engineering, computer science, and medical specialists.

Recent Publications

Thamotharan, S.*, Hahn, H.*, Ramos, A.*, Harris, B.*, Johnson, M.W. & Fields, S. (Accepted). Validation of the Sexual Discounting Task with Adolescents. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-8.


Philip, S. R.*, Fields, S. A., van Ryn, M., Phelan, S. (2023). Comparisons of explicit weight bias across common residency specialties. Journal of General Internal Medicine 


Fiani, D., Engler, S.*, Fields, S., Calarge, C. (2023). Iron deficiency in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, internalizing and externalzing disorders, and movement disorders. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, 2, 451-467.


Arthur, K. M.*, Fields, S., Smallman, R. (2023). A mixed-method analysis of counterfactual thinking, negative event themes, and the transtheoretical model in a community sample of smokers. Journal of Health Psychology 


Fields, S., Arthur, K.*, Schueler, J.*, & Smallman, R. (2023). Using counterfactual-based intervention to change eating intentions: Results from Hispanic and non-Hispanic undergraduate and community samples. Appetite, 106460


Schueler, J.*, Philip, S.*, Vitus, D.*, Engler, S.* & Fields. S. (2023). Group differences in binge eating, impulsivity, and intuitive and mindful eating among intermittent fasters and non-fasters. Appetite, 182, 106416


Smallman, R., Arthur, K., Dvorak, R. & Fields, S. (2023). From If-Then to Here and Now: Using Personalized Counterfactuals from Past Negative Experiences to Reduce Future Alcohol Consequences. Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology, 31, 386-396.


Engler, S.*, Leach, W.**, & Fields, S. (2022). Real-time continuous glucose monitoring as a behavioral intervention tool for Type 2 Diabetes: A systematic review. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 1-12


Regan, T.*, McCredie, M*, Harris, B.*, & Fields, S. (2022). Positive Urgency, Drinking Preoccupation, and Alcohol Problems in College Students. Substance Use & Misuse, 57, 841-847.


Aram, M., Smallman, R., Fields, S., Larez, A., Glantz, N., & Kerr, D. (2022). Ethnicity, age and education influence perceptions of vegetables healthiness and macronutrient content. Journal of Nutrition & Health, 28, 603-610


Harris, B.*, Regan, T.*, Van Loon, M.**, & Fields. S. (2021). Examining the role of dispositional mindfulness and boredom proneness in differences in perceptions of passing time. Journal on Educational Psychology, 15, 1 – 10.


Markert, C., Sasangohar, F., Mortazavi, B. J., Fields, S. (2021). The use of telehealth technology to support health coaching for older adults: Literature review. JMIR Human Factors, 8, e23796.


Fields, S., Schueler, J.*, Arthur, K.M.*, & Harris, B. (2021). The role of impulsivity in major depression. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 8, 38-50.


Regan, T.*, Harris, B.*, Van Loon, M.**, Nanavaty, N.*, Schueler, J.*, Engler, S.*, & Fields, S. (2020). Does mindfulness reduce the effects of risk factors for problematic smartphone use? Comparing objective use versus self-reported addiction. Addictive Behaviors,108, 106435. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106435


Harris, B.*, McCredie, M.*, & Fields, S. (2020). Examining the psychometric properties of the smartphone addiction scale and its short version for use in emerging adults in the US. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 1, 100011


Harris, B.*, Regan, T.*, Schueler, J.*, & Fields, S. (2020). Problematic mobile phone and smartphone use scales: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings, 11: 672.


Regan, T.*, Thamotharan, S., Hahn, H., Harris, B.*, Engler, S.*, Schueler, J.*, & Fields, S. (2020). Sensation Seeking, Sexual Orientation, and Drug Abuse Symptoms in a Community Sample of Emerging Adults. Behavioural Pharmacology, 31, 102-107.


Harvanko, A., Slone, S., Shelton, B., Dallery, J., Fields, S., Reynolds, B. (2020). Web-based contingency management for adolescent tobacco smokers: A clinical trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22, 332-338. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty243


Sabharwal, A., Fields, S., Hilliard, M., & DeSalvo, D. (2020). Digital Technologies to Support Behavior Change: Challenges and Opportunities. In D. Kerr & D. Klonoff (Eds.). Diabetes Digital Health. Cambridge, MA: Elsevier.