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Current Student Peer Reviewed Publications

Catherine Branson

Branson, C. M. (2014). Multiple problem behaviors associated with amphetamine use among delinquent and incarcerated adolescents in Los Angeles County. Conference Abstract. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 140, e19.

Nyamathi, A., Reback, C. J., Salem, B. E., Zhang, S., Shoptaw, S., Branson, C. M., & Leake, B. (2014). Correlates of Self-Reported Incarceration Among Homeless Gay and Bisexual Stimulant-Using Young Adults. Western journal of nursing research, 0193945914530521.

Nyamathi, A., Kennedy, B., Branson, C., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., ... & Leake, B. (2013). Impact of Nursing Intervention on Improving HIV, Hepatitis Knowledge and Mental Health Among Homeless Young Adults. Community mental health journal, 49(2), 178-184.

Nyamathi, A., Salem, B., Reback, C. J., Shoptaw, S., Branson, C. M., Idemundia, F. E., ... & Liu, Y. (2013). Correlates of hepatitis B virus and HIV knowledge among gay and bisexual homeless young adults in Hollywood. American journal of men's health, 7(1), 18-26.

Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Kennedy, B., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., ... & Leake, B. (2012). Impact of nursing intervention on decreasing substances among homeless youth. The American Journal on Addictions, 21(6), 558-565.

Nyamathi, A., Albarrán, C. R., Branson, C., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, F., & Leake, B. (2012). Correlates of Depressive Symptoms among Alcohol‐Using Methadone Maintained Adults. The American Journal on Addictions, 21(s1), S49-S55.

Bowers, J. R., Branson, C. M., Fletcher, J. B., & Reback, C. J. (2012). Predictors of HIV sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men and women, and transgender women. International Journal of Sexual Health, 24(4), 290-302.

Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Idemundia, F., Reback, C., Shoptaw, S., Marfisee, M., ... & Yadav, K. (2012). Correlates of depressed mood among young stimulant-using homeless gay and bisexual men. Issues in mental health nursing, 33(10), 641-649.

Reback, C. J., Grant, D. L., Fletcher, J. B., Branson, C. M., Shoptaw, S., Bowers, J. R., ... & Mansergh, G. (2012). Text messaging reduces HIV risk behaviors among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 16(7), 1993-2002.

Nyamathi, A. M., Marlow, E., Branson, C., Marfisee, M., & Nandy, K. (2012). Hepatitis A/B vaccine completion among homeless adults with history of incarceration. Journal of forensic nursing, 8(1), 13-22.

Rohde Bowers, J., Branson, C. M., Fletcher, J., & Reback, C. J. (2011). Differences in substance use and sexual partnering between men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men and women and transgender women. Culture, health & sexuality, 13(06), 629-642.

Anne Fehrenbacher

Fehrenbacher, A. E., Chowdhury, D., Ghose, T., & Swendeman, D. (2016). Consistent Condom Use by Female Sex Workers in Kolkata, India: Testing Theories of Economic Insecurity, Behavior Change, Life Course Vulnerability and Empowerment. AIDS and Behavior, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1412-z

Swendeman, D., Fehrenbacher, A. E., Ali, S., George, S., Mindry, D., Collins, M., Ghose, T., Dey, B. (2015). “Whatever I Have, I Have Made by Coming into this Profession”: The Intersection of Resources, Agency, and Achievements in Pathways to Sex Work in Kolkata, India. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0404-1. PMID: 25583373

Baldwin, S. B., Fehrenbacher, A. E., & Eisenman, D. P. (2014). Psychological Coercion in Human Trafficking An Application of Biderman’s Framework. Qualitative Health Research, 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/1049732314557087. PMID: 25371382

Elvira Jimenez

Teng E, Melrose RJ, Osato S, Jimenez E, Ercoli LM, Jarvik LF. Increasing depressive symptoms in children of Alzheimer parents.J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2011 Sep;24(3):135-41. doi: 10.1177/0891988711409402. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Kaiser NC, Melrose RJ, Liu C, Sultzer DL, Jimenez E, Su M, Monserratt L, Mendez MF. Neuropsychological and neuroimaging  markers in early versus late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2012 Nov;27(7):520-9. doi: 10.1177/1533317512459798. Epub 2012 Sep 17.

Mendez MF, Owens EM, Jimenez EE, Peppers D, Licht EA.  Changes in personality after mild traumatic brain injury from primary blast vs. blunt forces. Brain Inj. 2013;27(1):10-8. PMID: 23252434

Lu PH, Mendez MF, Lee GJ, Leow AD, Lee HW, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Boeve BB, Caselli RJ, Graff-Radford NR, Jack CR, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Bartzokis G, Thompson PM, Knopman DS. “Patterns of Brain Atrophy in Clinical Variants of  Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration”.  Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2013 Jan 9;35(1-2):34-50. [Epub ahead of print]

Natalie C Kaiser, Ph.D. ; Grace J Lee, Ph.D. ; Po H Lu, Psy.D.;Michelle J Mather, B.A.; Jill  Shapira, Ph.D., R.N.; Elvira Jimenez ,M.P.H.; Paul M Thompson, Ph.D.; Mario F Mendez, M.D., Ph.D What dementia reveals about Proverb Interpretation and its Neuroanatomical.  j.neuropsychologia . 2013 Jun 5;51(9):1726-1733.

Lu PH, Lee GJ, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Mather MJ, Thompson PM, Bartzokis G, Mendez MF.  “Regional Differences in White Matter Breakdown Between Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease.”  J Alzheimers Dis. 2013 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Mendez MF, Fong SS, Shapira JS, Jimenez EE, Kaiser NC, Kremen SA, Tsai PH.  Observation of Social Behavior in Frontotemporal Dementia. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2013 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24370617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Mendez MF, Joshi A, Jimenez E. Virtual reality for the assessment of frontotemporal dementia, a feasibility study. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2014 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24524440

Joshi A, Barsuglia JP, Mather MJ, Jimenez EE, Shapira J, Mendez MF. Evaluation of Emotional Blunting in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Compared to Alzheimer's Disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2014 Mar 1;38(1-2):79-88. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24603498

Lee GJ, Lu PH, Mather MJ, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Leow AD, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Neuroanatomical Correlates of Emotional Blunting in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Barsuglia JP, Nedjat-Haiem FR, Shapira JS, Velasco C, Jimenez EE, Mather MJ, Mendez MF. Observational themes of social behavioral disturbances in Frontotemporal dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2014 May 20:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Aditi Joshi PhD, Mario F. Mendez MD PhD. Natalie Kaiser PhD, Elvira Jimenez MPH, Michelle MatherBA, Jill S. ShapiraRN PhD. Skin Conductance Levels may reflect Emotional Blunting in Frontotemporal Dementia. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences , 2014 Jul 1;26(3):227-232

Daianu M, Jahanshad N, Villalon-Reina JE, Mendez MF, Bartzokis G, Jimenez EE, Joshi A, Barsuglia J, Thompson PM. Rich club network analysis shows distinct patterns of disruption in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. MICCAI’14 Computational Diffusion MRI (CDMRI) Workshop, Boston, MA, USA. In press

Barsuglia JP, Kaiser NC, Wilkins SS, Joshi A, Barrows RJ, Paholpak P, Panchal HV, Jimenez EE, Mather MJ, Mendez MF. A scale of socioemotional dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia. Arch Clin Neuropsych. Accepted 10 September 2014. In press

Queenie Leung

Aldridge-Gerry, A. A., Roesch, S. C., Villodas, F., McCable, C., Leung, Q. K., & Da Costa, M. (2011). Daily stress and alcohol consumption: Modeling between person and within person ethnic variation in coping behavior. J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 72, 125-134.

Roesch, S. C., Aldridge, A. A., Stockings, S. N., Villodas, F, Leung, Q., Bartley, C. E., & Black, L. J. (2010). Multilevel factor analysis of daily diary coping data: Factor structure similarities/differences at the within-person versus between person levels. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 45(5), 767-789.

Stephanie Ly

Figueiredo JC, Ly S, Raimondi H, Magee K, Baurley JW, Sanchez-Lara PA, Ihenacho U, Yao C, Edlund CK, van den Berg D, Casey G, DeClerk YA, Samet JM, Magee W 3rd. Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A Oct 2014; (10):2572-80. PMID: 25099202. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36693. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajmg.a.36693/abstract

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto

Padilla-Frausto DI, Wallace SP, Benjamin AE. Chapter: Structural and Cultural Issues in Long-term Care Service and Supports for Minority Populations in The Handbook of Minority Aging.

Wallace SP, Padilla-Frausto DI, Smith SE (2013) Economic Need Among Older Latinos: Applying the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerentology, 28(3), 239-250.

Wallace SP, Rodriquez M, Padilla-Frausto DI, Arredondo A, Orozco E (2013) Improving Access to Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants in the United States. Salud Pública de México.

John Devin Peipert

Peipert, J. D., Butt, Z., Cella, D., Waterman, A. D., & Hays, R. D. (2016). Response to "How to routinely collect data on patient-reported outcome and experience measures in renal registries in Europe: an expert consensus meeting". Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/letters/ doi:10.1093/ndt/gfv209

Waterman AD, Robbins ML, Peipert JD. Educating Prospective Kidney Transplant Recipients and Living Donors about Living Donation: Practical and Theoretical Recommendations for Increasing Living Donation Rates. Current Transplantation Reports. 2016. Epub 1/26/2016. 

Waterman AD, Peipert JD, Goalby CJ, Dinkel KM, Xiao H, Lentine KL. Assessing Transplant Education Practices in Dialysis Centers: Comparing Educator Reported and Medicare Data. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;10(9):1617-1625. 

Waterman AD, McSorley AM, Peipert JD, et al. Explore Transplant at Home: a randomized control trial of an educational intervention to increase transplant knowledge for Black and White socioeconomically disadvantaged dialysis patients. BMC nephrology. 2015;16(150). 

Brick LA, Sorensen D, Robbins ML, Paiva AL, Peipert JD, Waterman AD. Invariance of measures to understand decision-making for pursuing living donor kidney transplant. J Health Psychol. 2015. Epub 2015/06/27.

Skelton S, Waterman A, Davis L, Peipert JD, Fish A. Applying Best Practices to Designing Patient Education for End-stage Renal Disease Patients Pursuing Kidney Transplant. Prog Transplant. 2015;25(1):77-84.

Waterman AD, Robbins ML, Paiva AL, Peipert J., et al. Measuring kidney patients' motivation to pursue living donor kidney transplant: Development of Stage of Change, Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy measures. J Health Psychol. 2015;20(2):210-221.

Waterman AD, Robbins ML, Paiva AL, Peipert JD et al. Your path to transplant: a randomized controlled trial of a tailored computer education intervention to increase living donor kidney transplant. BMC nephrology. 2014;15(166).

Brenda Robles

Robles B, Wood M, Kimmons J, Kuo T. Comparison of nutrition standards and other recommended procurement practices for improving institutional food offerings in Los Angeles County, 2010-2012. Adv Nutr 2013;4:191-202. Erratum 2013;4:479.
LINK: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23493535

Barragan NC, Noller A, Robles B, Gase LN, Leighs MS, Bogert S, Simon PA, Kuo T. The
“Sugar Pack” health marketing campaign in Los Angeles County, 2011-2012. Health Promot Pract 2013 [Epub ahead of print]
LINK: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149214

Robles B, Smith LV, Ponce M, Piron J, Kuo T. The Influence of Gender and Self Efficacy in a Low-Income Urban Population Affected by Structural Changes to the Food Environment. J Obes 2014;2014:908391. doi: 10.1155/2014/908391. Epub 2014 Mar 27.
LINK: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/2014/908391/

Robles B, Frost S, Moore L, Harris CV, Bradlyn AS, Kuo T. The burden of overweight and
obesity among low-income women in rural West Virginia and urban Los Angeles County.
Prev Med 2014 Feb 28. pii: S0091-7435(14)00081-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.02.016.
LINK: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743514000814

Robles B, Kuo T, Leighs M, Wang MC, Simon P. Using Population Reach as a Proxy Metric for Intervention Impact to Prioritize Selection of Obesity Prevention Strategies in Los Angeles County, USA, 2010-2012. Am J Public Health 2014 Jul;104(7):e14-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301979. Epub 2014 May 15.
LINK: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301979

Gase LN, Robles B, Barragan NC, Kuo T. Relationship between knowledge of daily calorie
recommendations and the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages consumed. Health Educ Behav 2014 Apr 9;41(4):431-439. [Epub ahead of print]
LINK: http://heb.sagepub.com/content/41/4/431.long

Gase L, Barragan NC, Robles B, Leighs M, Kuo T. A mixed-methods evaluation of the “Choose
Less, Weight Less” portion size health marketing campaign in Los Angeles County. Am J Health Promot 2014 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print]
LINK: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968181

Gase LN, McCarthy W, Robles B, Kuo T. Student receptivity to school meal changes: Assessing fruit and vegetable plate and production waste in Los Angeles Unified School District. Prev Med 2014 Apr 16. pii: S0091-7435(14)00144-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.04.013.
LINK: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743514001443

Tabashir Sadegh-Nobari

Miller WD, Sadegh-Nobari T, Lillie-Blanton M. Healthy starts for all: policy prescriptions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2011; 40(Suppl 1); S19-S37. http://www.ajpm-online.net/article/S0749-3797(10)00559-3/abstract

Nobari TZ, Wang MC, Chaparro MP, Crespi CM, Koleilat M, Whaley SE. Immigrant enclaves and obesity in preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County. Social Science & Medicine (2013), pp. 1-8. DOI information: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.05.019

Jenna van Draanen

Salvo N, Barnes T, van Draanen J, Stacey E, Mitera G, Breen D, Giotis A, Czarnota G, Pang J, Chow E, De Angelis C. 2011. The Prophylaxis and Management of Acute Radiation- Induced Skin Reactions: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Current Oncology, 17:4.

van Draanen, J., Courneau, S., Henderson, T., Griller, R., Quastel, A., Stergiopoulos, V. 2012 Reducing Service and Substance Use among Frequent Service Users: A Brief Report of from the Toronto Community Addictions Team. Substance Use and Misuse, 48:532–53

Van Draanen, J. Jeyaratnam, J., O’Campo, P, Hwang, S., Koo, M., Harriott, D., Stergiopoulos, V. 2013. Meaningful Inclusion of Consumers in Research and Service Delivery. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. DOI: 10.1037/prj0000014

Van Draanen, J. Shafique, A., Farissi, A., Wickramanayake, D., Kuttaiya, S., Oza, S., Stephens, N. 2013. How to Offer Culturally Relevant Type 2 Diabetes Screening: Lessons Learned from the South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program. Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

van Draanen, J. (In press). Critical issues with integrating peer perspectives in mental health service provision. Psychiatric Services (Open Forum), November, 2014.