Liana Hone, MS, MPH, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior

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

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Contact Info

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

Meet Dr. Liana Hone

Dr. Hone is recruiting doctoral students for 2024.


Dr Hone's current research interests include characterizing (1) the role of sociosexuality—attitudes, behaviors, and desires related to casual sex—and (2) the role of sobriety stigma and HIV stigma in substance use (i.e., alcohol and cannabis) and negative sexual outcomes as well as (3) how alcohol and cannabis use in drinking venues contribute to sexual aggression perpetration.

Dr. Hone’s aim is to identify novel individual- and environmental-level targets for sexual aggression prevention. In service of this aim, Dr. Hone’s is interested in improving the generalizability of alcohol administration studies. 

Dr. Hone is also interested in the application of evolutionary theory to examining sex differences in binge drinking, alcohol-related cognitive deficits, and alcohol-related regretted sex, in line with NIH’s directive to consider sex as a biological variable. Dr. Hone’s other research interests span predictors of sexual morality and mHealth interventions for substance use and risky sexual behavior.