Amie Haas, PhD

Amie Haas, Faculty at Palo Alto University Headshot


Professor, Palo Alto University

Contact Information:

(650) 433-3852


Dr. Haas is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in college student substance abuse issues.  Her research focuses on the identification of high-risk drinking and drug use practices in college students and the development of targeted interventions using a harm reduction model.  She has been working in collaboration with Santa Clara University since 2005 developing new programs for alcohol prevention and education.  Her most recent work focuses on pregaming (i.e., drinking before students go out to consume alcohol at a function) and she was awarded a grant in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Center for the Prevention of High Risk Drinking to develop and evaluate a multi-tiered prevention program to reduce pregaming in entering freshmen.   

Dr. Haas received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Irvine, her master’s in psychology from San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida, with graduate minors in behavioral pharmacology and quantitative methods. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System and a post-doctoral fellowship at University of California San Francisco in substance abuse treatment and health services.  Her clinical interests include assessment, adolescent therapy, and neuropsychology.

Areas of Interest:

Substance Abuse in College Populations