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Danny Rahal

PAMT Postdoctoral Fellow


Danny Rahal is a postdoctoral fellow in the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program working with Greg Fosco and Stephanie Lanza. His research is focused on understanding how daily affective experiences and stress responses impact adolescent mental health and substance use. He is interested in identifying how these daily experiences differ by socioeconomic status and contribute to status-based disparities in health as they manifest across adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

As a PAMT postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Rahal aims to employ intensive longitudinal data to identify predictors of initiation of substance use in early adolescence and daily substance use among college students.


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2022
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles 2017
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016

About PAMT

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.