Women and Alcohol: Drinking to Cope


Research shows that alcohol use and misuse among women are increasing. During this virtual lunch and learn SSW PTTC Evaluator, Nicole Schoenborn and Epidemiologist, Dr. Beverly Triana-Tremain will provide an overview of data collected for our newest data brief, "Women and Alcohol Drinking to Cope in a Pandemic World." This brief provides context for why problem drinking is increasing in prevalence among women. It also compares national data to HHS Region 6 states' data (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), and explores strategies for addressing the problem.    

Please bring your lunch and join us for a presentation and discussion on what the data are telling us about women and problem drinking.  



Nicole Schoenborn brings 20 years of award-winning public health experience to the South Southwest Prevention Technology and Transfer Center (SSW PTTC). She currently oversees all evaluation reporting and analysis and manages the evaluation database for the SSW PTTC. She plays a vital role in providing high-impact training and technical assistance (T/TA) services to the prevention workforce, emerging prevention professionals, organizations, and community prevention stakeholders.

Ms. Schoenborn develops innovative program evaluation so that state and community-level prevention practitioners can achieve successful outcomesWith a specific focus on addressing health disparities, she works with states and tribes to develop processes and programs that achieve long-term public health impact. Specifically, she collaborates with subject matter experts to guide states and tribes in the design of effective logic models, methods, and evaluation plans. Nicole works to create supportive and responsive research environments that interconnect services for historically underserved populations and reduce adverse public health outcomes.

Ms. Schoenborn holds multiple certifications, namely, she is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist and an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Certified Instructor. She received her master’s degree in experimental psychology and bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Dr. Beverly Triana-Tremain serves as the epidemiologist for the South Southwest Prevention Technology and Transfer Center (SSW PTTC), with over 30 years of experience in technical assistance and training (T/TA), evaluation, research, and quality improvement processes. She has expertise in process and impact evaluation, quality improvement studies, research methodology, and project management. Dr. Triana-Tremain plays a crucial role in providing high-impact T/TA services to the prevention workforce, emerging prevention professionals, organizations, and community prevention stakeholders.  

Dr. Triana-Tremain provides T/TA on data-driven public health interventions and effectively communicating data to stakeholders in order to improve understanding in various populations. She has worked across the public and private sectors for over 50 organizations to develop quality improvement plans in the areas of workforce development, public health improvement, and community impact. She also has extensive project management experience, particularly in developing logic models that focus stakeholders on intentional project outcomes. 

A certified Lean Six Sigma Green and Yellow Belt, Dr. Triana-Tremain received her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University in community health, with a public health concentration. She also has a master’s from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor’s from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  




Starts: Mar. 23, 2023 11:00 am
Ends: Mar. 23, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 23, 2023
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