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Yale University
Dissertation:                "Inter-Examiner Reliability of the
                       Rorschach Technique"

M.A. (Psychology)
Columbia University        
Thesis:                       "The Relation Between Intelligence
and                                    School Withdrawal Among Negro Boys"

B.A. (Psychology)
Brooklyn College


Professor of Psychology, Emerita, Department of Psychiatry, The
University of Michigan

Research Associate, Neuropsychology, Ann Arbor Veterans'
Administration Hospital

Associate Director, Clinical Research Training in Alcoholism,
Alcohol Research Center, The University of Michigan

Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Adjunct Professor, Psychology, Rutgers University

Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Michigan

Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research, The University of

Research Scientist. Institute of Gerontology, The University of

Research Psychologist, Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Neuropsychiatric Service, Ann Arbor

Associate Professor, Graduate Program, Department of
Psychology, University of Puerto Rico

Planning Associate, Connecticut Department of Mental Health

Clinical Psychologist, Children's Services of Psychological
Services, Incorporated, Hamden Connecticut, group private
practice Clinical Psychologist at Children's Center, and Clinical
Psychologist at Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden

Postdoctoral trainee, West Haven Veteran's Administration
Hospital, West Haven, Connecticut

Private practice of psychodiagnostic evaluation, by referral

Lecturer, Yale Summer School of Alcohol Studies (to 1962) and
Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies (1962 -1977)

Lecturer and Research Associate, Center of Alcohol Studies, Yale

Clinical Psychologist, Connecticut Commission on Alcoholism
Outpatient Clinics in New Haven. Waterbury and Stamford,

Reader, Yale University - Professor Mark A. May and Irvin L. Child

Clinical Psychologist, Bridgeport Mental Hygiene Clinic, Bridgeport,

Lecturer, Yale University, Summer Rorschach Course

Research Assistant to Dr. Julian B. Rotter and Dr. Robert Maimi, at
Norwich State Hospital, Norwich, Connecticut, Supervisor of Psychology
Intern Training

Intern, Rockland State Hospital Children's Unit, Orangeburg, New York


Mary E Ives Fellow, Yale University, 1944
Elizabeth Avery Colton Fellow, American Association of University Women,
Pioneer Award, National Council on Alcoholism Office of Women, October,
Michigan Alcohol and Addiction Association Distinguished Service Award for
outstanding achievement in treatment and prevention of substance abuse,
October, 1979
Honorary Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1984
Gold Medallion, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.  Service to research
and education in alcohol studies, 1986
Invitation, 3rd annual Betty Ford Lecture at the 1989 National Conference
of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse,
Washington, D.C.
Award for outstanding contribution to the understanding of women and
addiction, The Women's Chemical Dependency Program, Columbus Hospital,
Chicago, 1991
Marvin Burke Visiting Scholar Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova
Scotia. First recipient, 1996


The Psychonomic Society
Sigma Xi
Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia
Research Society on Alcoholism
Alcohol and Drug Study Group, American Anthropological Association
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
The Gerontological Society of America


Editorial Board, Substance Abuse (Plenum) 1994-
Editorial Board,
Journal Of Studies on Alcohol, 1992-
Editorial Board,
Journal of Substance Abuse, 1987-
Editorial Board,
Drugs & Society, 1986-
Editorial Board,
Health Values, 1989-
Editorial Board,
Journal of Social Work and Policy In Israel, 1987-
Field Editor, Prevention: Scientific Editorial Board,
Science Matters, 1990

Editorial Board,
Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1971
Editorial Board,
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1975-1980
Editorial Board,
Focus on Women, Journal of Addictions & Health, 1978-1983
Editorial Board,
Digest of Alcoholism Theory and Application, 1980-1983

Editorial Referee,
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Editorial Referee, The Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease
Editorial Referee, Policy Studies Quarterly
Editorial Referee, British Journal of Addiction
Editorial Referee, Health & Social Work
Editorial Referee, Addiction Research
Editorial Referee, Southern Medical Journal
Editorial Referee, Drug & Alcohol Dependence
Editorial Referee, Applied Developmental Science
Editorial Referee, Psychological Reports/Perceptual and Motor Skills
Editorial Referee, Journal of Women's Health
Editorial Referee, Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
Editorial Referee, American Journal of Public Health


Secretary-Treasurer, Connecticut Psychological Association, 1959-1962

Elected to City Council of Hamden, Connecticut, 1964-1965

Committee for the Advancement of the Profession, Association de Psicologia
de Puerto Rico, 1969-1971

Board of Trustees, Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism, 1973-1976

National Council on Alcoholism/Michigan; Co-chair and Chair of the
Michigan Forum on Women and Alcohol, 1975-1977; Board of Directors of
NCA/Michigan, 1977-1979 and Co-chair of Research Committee

President, Ann Arbor Multiethnic Alliance, 1977-1980

Governing Board, Hillel Foundation, The University of Michigan, 1978-1980

Co-chair, Committee on Women in the Workplace, ALMACA, 1978-1980 and
Committee on Research, ALMACA (Association of Labor/Management Alcoholism
Counselors), 1980-

National Council on Alcoholism: Chair, Task Force on Research, Blue Ribbon
Study Commission on Alcoholism and Aging, 1979-1985

State of Michigan Governor's Advisory Group on Seniors and Substance
.  Office of Services to the Aging, 1978-1980

National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine: Chair, Panel on
Prevention and Study Team,
Study to Assess the Scientific Opportunities of
Alcohol-Related Research
, 1979-1980

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Psychosocial Research
Review Committee, 1981-1982

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism: Review Board for the
4th Special Report to Congress on Alcoholism and Health, 1981

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Review Board for the
1982 Alcohol Research Center Proposals

Wingspread Conference on Aging and Alcoholism, Presentation, 1981

Congressional Hearings on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Legislation
, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman. Invited testimony and
follow-up correspondence, 1981

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Mini-Conference:
organized and chaired in Washington, DC on Women, Alcohol and Health, 1984

Minorities Access to Research Careers (MARC): Supervised student from
Tuskegee University, 1985.  Research supervision produced data analyses,
paper to be published

Sigma Xi: Chair and Organizer of the Centennial Meeting of Sigma Xi
Chapters in Southeastern Michigan. Guest speakers: Stephen Jay Gould,
Walter Sullivan (NY Times) and Lt. Governor Griffiths, 1986

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Site visit team to the University of
Kentucky, committee reader for gerontology/alcohol/medication proposal,

Addiction Research Foundation: Invited participation in case study
research with elderly problem drinkers, 1989

Research Society on Alcoholism, Membership Committee, 1989-1991

Annual Community Activity:  Judge at the annual Southeastern Michigan
Science Fair for alcohol/drugs research, Washtenaw Council on Alcoholism,

Telephone interviews with media:  Ms. Magazine (1985), New Jersey TV
Network (1986), Senior Medical Review (1986), Chicago Reader (1987),
Mademoiselle (1988), Good Morning America-ABC (1988), Los Angeles Times,
Detroit Free Press, Ann Arbor News (1989), Redbook, Glamour, Good
Housekeeping, Remedy, etc.

Publications Committee,
Association for Medical Education Research in
Substance Abuse
, 1991-1994

Consultant to the American Psychiatric Association Committee for the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, on Substance Use and Abuse, 1992-1994

Alcohol Treatment Research Center Advisory Board, Rutgers Center of
Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, 1989-1995

Appointed to the Mark Keller Award Committee, Journal of Studies on
Alcohol, 1996-

American Medical Association. Organized and participated in Ad Hoc
Committee on Alcoholism in the Elderly, which produced
Alcoholism in the
Elderly: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention. Guidelines for the Primary Care
, AMA, 1996

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University.
Study of Older Women and Substance Abuse Advisory Board, 1997-

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Edith's collection of nametags and ID badges
from many of her guest lectures, symposia,
and meetings.  They hang outside her office
door on a Puerto Rican flag which flew above
the 42-foot sailboat "Alexis", which she and
Henry owned and enjoyed in Puerto Rico
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