Rhiannon Wiley


Rhiannon Wiley joined the Division on Addiction in June 2017. At the Division, she supports projects funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, DraftKings, Inc., and Indian Health Services with funds approved by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Ms. Wiley performs literature reviews and data collection; prepares manuscripts for publication; conducts software testing and development; and develops graphics for science communication and dissemination. She works on a variety of grant-related activities including: Responsible Drinking: A Synthesis of the Empirical Evidence; Promoting Cultures of Recovery in Tribal NationsEvaluating and Training for Gambling Prevention and Treatment Services; and the development of the InSIGHT training tool for An Evidence-based Approach to Understanding Fantasy Sports Activities.

Ms. Wiley is a contributing author to The BASIS, and leads the ongoing initiative to optimize social media strategy for The BASIS website and the Division as a whole. She graduated from Tufts University in 2017 with a degree in Clinical Psychology and Chinese.

Current Projects:

An Evidence-based Approach to Understanding Fantasy Sports Activities

Clinical Research & Training Collaboration between the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Center for Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT) and the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance

Developing a Computerized Assessment & Referral System (CARS)

Promoting Cultures of Recovery in Tribal Nations

Updating and Refining Problem Gambling Treatment Guidelines for Research & Practice

Responsible Drinking: A Synthesis of Literature


Wiley, R. C., Gray, H. M., & LaPlante, D. A. (2018, April). Evidence-Based Treatments for Gambling Disorder. Poster session presented at the Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Research Day & Mysell Lecture, Boston, MA.

Select Science Reviews:

Wiley, R. (2018, April 10). The magic of marketing: Brand identity and smoking behavior. ASHES, Vol. 14(4).

Wiley, R. (2018, March 27). Paying to play: Do paid fantasy sports leagues signal gambling problems? The WAGER, Vol. 23(3).

Wiley, R. (2018, March 13). Double trouble: Smoking, gambling, and impulsivity. ASHES, Vol. 14(3).

Wiley, R. (2018, March 6). Taking stock: Decision-making ability in Alcohol Use Disorder and Gambling Disorder. The DRAM, Vol. 14(3).

Wiley, R. (2018, February 20). 🍃🍃 Is that what they’re calling marijuana now? STASH, Vol. 14(2).

Wiley, R. (2018, January 10). A new treatment program for recently incarcerated homeless women. The DRAM, Vol. 14(1).

Wiley, R. (2017, December 20). Smoking for two? Quit intentions and attempts during pregnancy. ASHES, Vol. 13(13).

Wiley, R. (2017, November 15). Running to recovery: Adding exercise to alcohol use disorder treatment. The DRAM, Vol. 13(12).

Wiley, R. (2017, October 4). One size fits all? Extracurricular activities, substance use, and conscientiousness in adolescents. STASH, Vol. 13(10).

Wiley, R. (2017, September 13). Social casino games and gambling among Australian adolescents. The WAGER, Vol. 22(10).

Wiley, R. (2017, August 16). The chicken or the egg? Gambling fallacies and gambling problems. The WAGER, Vol. 22(9).

Wiley, R. (2017, July 12). Examining the relationship between mental health and rates of prescription opioid use. STASHVol. 13(7).

Other Publications:

Shaffer, H. J., Tom, M. A., Wiley, R. C., Wong, M. F. Y., Chan, E. M. L., Cheng, G. L. F., Lo, C. K. M., Ma, E. K. Y., Wong, R. H. Y., & Lee, M. (In Press). Using the Syndrome Model of Addiction: A Preliminary consideration of psychological processes. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.