Devin Tomlinson

T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, U-M Addiction Center


Devin Tomlinson, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Addiction Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on comorbidities, vulnerabilities to substance use, and their intersection on substance use outcomes. She is also interested in behavioral economics within substance use disorders, including interventions informed by behavioral economics (e.g., delay discounting). Her research aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies and inform policy by examining both behavioral economics and the intersection of vulnerabilities to substance use.

Areas of Interest


  • Substance use disorders and comorbidities
  • Vulnerabilities to substance use
  • Behavioral economics    


Ph.D., Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S., Biochemistry, Oakland University

Selected Publications

Freitas-Lemos, R., Tomlinson, D. C., Yeh, Y., Dwyer, C. L., Leventhal, A. M., Tegge, A. N. Bickel, W. K. (2023). Can delay discounting predict vaccine hesitancy 4-years later? A study among US young adults. Preventive Medicine Reports, 102280, ISSN 2211-3355,

Tomlinson, D. C., Freitas-Lemos, R., Tegge, A. N., Yeh, Y.-H., Dwyer, C. L., Stein, J. S., & Bickel, W. K. (2023). Presentation matters: Effects of cigarette purchase task design on systematic data and purchasing behavior. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Advance online publication.

Craft, W.H., Dwyer, C.L., Tomlinson, D.C., Yeh, Y.-H., Tegge, A.N. & Bickel, W.K. (2023) Rate-dependent effects of narrative interventions in a longitudinal study of individuals who use alcohol. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, 47, 566– 576. Available from: