Andrew Christopher Salatino

Andrew Christopher Salatino

Andrew Christopher Salatino

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Clinical Psychology: Substance use disorders (risk and resilience factors, intervention, etiology), trauma, personality disorders, and criminal behavior

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing Concentration) from George Mason University in 2014. During his time as an undergraduate student, he volunteered in the Human Emotions Research Lab, under the mentorship of Dr. June P. Tangney, where he assisted in studies which broadly examined individuals involved in the criminal justice system; he specifically focused on personality disorders and substance use.

Upon completion of undergraduate studies, he began work as a psychiatric technician within a forensic hospital setting with a population of individuals acquitted of their crimes by reason of insanity. In 2017, he began work as a Forensic Program Consultant with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and earned a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from The George Washington University.

Currently, working under the mentorship of Dr. Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Andrew’s research interests include personality disorders, trauma, and factors which contribute to reduced risk for development and maintenance of substance use.

Selected Publications

Salatino, A. C., Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J. B., & Chrosniak, L. D. (2018). Are borderline personality symptoms and psychopathy differentially related to drinking motives of former jail inmates? Journal of Personality Disorders, 1–16. doi:10.1521/pedi_2018_32_37

Moore, K. E., Gregorian, M. J., Tangney, J. P., Folk, J. B., Stuewig, J. B., & Salatino, A. C. (2018). Changes in community integration from pre-to post-incarceration: The influence of psychological and criminal justice factors. Crime & Delinquency, 64(8), 975–1000. doi:10.1177/0011128718756037

Tangney, J. P., Folk, J. B., Graham, D. M., Stuewig, J. B., Blalock, D. V., Salatino, A., ... & Moore, K. E. (2016). Changes in inmates' substance use and dependence from pre-incarceration to one year post-release. Journal of criminal justice, 46, 228-238. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2016.05.002

Courses Taught

PSYC 414 Behavioral Disorders in Childhood
PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology (Lab)
Abnormal Psychology in Eastern Europe (Study Abroad Course)


George Mason University, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology, 2017 - Present

George Washington University, MA in Forensic Psychology, 2017

George Mason University, BS in Psychology & BA in English (Creative Writing), 2014