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The Effect of the Fire Water MythGonzalez, Vivian (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-22)Dr. Vivian Gonzalez discusses her research on the Fire Water Myth regarding American Indian and Alaska Native alcohol-related behavior. Moreover, assumptions about genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse unveiled. Dr. Vivian Gonzalez received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaii in 2004 and then completed a three-year NIAAA funded postdoctoral training program in alcoholism etiology and treatment at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. Her research interests include a) alcohol and other substance abuse etiology and treatment, b) predictors and prevention of suicidality, c) the functional associations between suicidality and alcohol. She is currently a principal investigator on a NIAAA funded RC2 grant to develop and test a smartphone-based treatment for alcoholism.