Liana Hone, MS, MPH, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior

  • BA in Physical Antrhopology with a History Minor, University of California Santa Barbara (2009)
  • MS in Psychology, University of Miami (2012)
  • PhD in Psychology, Univeristy of Miami (2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology of Alcohol Use and Dependence, Univeristy of Missouri (2015-2017)
  • NIH F32 & T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Alcohol Etiology and Treatment, Univerity at Buffalo (2017-2020)
  • MPH with a Micro-Credential in Strategies for Eliminating Health Inequities, Univeristy at Buffalo (2020)

Contact Info

FLG 126
P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210
(352) 294-1801 | 

Meet Dr. Liana Hone


Dr. Hone will join us from the University at Buffalo (UB), where she is a Research Assistant Professor affiliated with the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA; formerly Research Institute on Addictions). She has received funding from an Individual (F32) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health; and support from an Institutional (T32) NRSA (also from NIAAA) to study targets for substance-related sexual aggression prevention. Prior to joining the CRIA, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Missouri – Columbia, affiliated with the Alcohol Health and Behavior Lab and the Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab. 

She received her BA in Physical Anthropology from the University of California – Santa Barbara, where she worked at the Center of Evolutionary Psychology collecting data on men’s aggression and women’s body fat distribution. She received her MS and Ph.D. with an Emphasis in Evolution and Human Behavior from the University of Miami’s Health Division of Psychology, where she studied college student drinking and sexual attitudes/behaviors. She is currently finishing up her MPH with a Credential in Strategies for Eliminating Health Inequities at UB before she joins HEB this summer.