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Peer Reviewed Publications of Recent Graduates

Patience Afulani. PhD '15

Afulani, Patience A., John K. Awoonor-Williams, Ernest C. Opoku, and Joseph Asunka. “Using community health workers in community-based growth promotion: what stakeholders think.” Health Educ. Res. (2012) 27 (6): 1005-1017.

Afulani PA. Rural/Urban and socioeconomic differentials in quality of antenatal care in ghana. PloS One. 2015;10(2):e0117996. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117996.

Karen Byrnes, PhD '15

Leibowitz, A. A., Byrnes, K., Wynn, A., & Farrell, K. (2014). HIV Tests And New Diagnoses Declined After California Budget Cuts, But Reallocating Funds Helped Reduce Impact. Health Affairs, 33(3), 418-426.

Leibowitz AA, Parker KB, and Rotheram-Borus MJ. 2011. A US policy perspective on oral preexposure prophylaxis for HIV.  American Journal of Public Health, 101(6): 982-985.

Maria Pia Chaparro, PhD '13

Chaparro MP, Zaghloul S, Holck P, Dobbs J. Food Insecurity Prevalence among College Students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Public Health Nutrition, (2009), 12:2097-2103. doi:10.1017/S1368980009990735

Shonali Choudhury, PhD '09

Choudhury, Shonali M. Book Review: Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico . By Matthew Gutmann. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007. In Gender Society, 2008, 22: 683-685.

Jennifer Toller Erausquin, PhD '09

Erausquin JT, Duan N, Grusky O, Swanson AN, Kerrone D, Rudy E, & Horton T. Increasing the reach of HIV testing to young Latino MSM: Results of a pilot study integrating outreach and services. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, forthcoming 2009.

Siegel J, Prelip M, Erausquin JT, & Kim SA. A worksite obesity intervention:  Results from a group-randomized trial. American Journal of Public Health, forthcoming 2009.

Elizabeth Evans, PhD '16

Evans E., Kelleghan, A., Li L., Min J., Huang D., Urada D., Hser Y.I., & Nosyk B. (2015). Gender differences in mortality among treated opioid dependent patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In press.  NIHMS 706538.

Evans, E., Padwa, H., Li, L., Lin, V., & Hser, Y.I. (2015). Heterogeneity of mental health service utilization and high mental health service use among women eight years after initiating substance use disorder treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. In press.  NIHMS 706536.

Evans, E., Li, L., Min, J., Huang, D., Urada, D., Lei, L., Hser, Y.I., & Nosyk, B. (2015). Mortality among individuals accessing pharmacological treatment for opioid dependence in California, 2006 – 2010. Addiction, 110: 996–1005. NIHMS 692351.

Schulte, M., Hser, Y.I., Saxon, A., Evans, E., Li, L., Huang, D., Hillhouse, M., Thomas, C., & Ling, W.  (2015). Risk factors associated with HCV among opioid-dependent patients in a multisite study. Journal of Community Health.  E-pub ahead of print.

Nosyk, B., Min, J., Evans, E., Li, L., Liu, L., Lima, V.D., Wood, E., & Montaner, J.S.G. (2015). The effects of opioid substitution treatment and highly active antiretroviral therapy on the cause-specific risk of mortality among HIV positive people who inject drugs. Clinical Infectious Diseases.  E-pub ahead of print.

Hser, Y.I., Evans, E., Grella, C., Ling, W., & Anglin, M.D. (in press). Long-term course of opioid addiction. Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Nosyk, B., Li, L., Evans, E., Urada, D., Huang, D., Wood, E., Rawson, R., & Hser, Y.H. (2014). Utilization and outcomes of detoxification and maintenance treatment for opioid dependence in publicly-funded facilities in California, US: 1991-2012. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143:149-157.

Evans, E., Li., L., Buoncristiani, S., & Hser, Y.I. (2014). Perceived neighborhood safety, recovery capital, and successful outcomes among mothers 10 years after substance abuse treatment. Substance Use & Misuse, 49(11):1491-1503.

Hser, Y.I., Evans, E., & Grella, C. (2014). Regional variation in the global burden of disease attributable to opioid dependence: Where do the data come from and does population size matter? Addiction, 109 (8): 1334-1335.

Evans, E., Li, L., Urada, D., & Anglin, M.D.  (2014). Comparative effectiveness of California’s Proposition 36 and drug court programs before and after propensity score matching.  Crime & Delinquency, 60(6):909-938. PMCID: 3025310.

Nosyk B., Li L., Evans E., Huang D., Min J., Kerr T., Brecht M.L., & Hser Y.I. (2014). Characterizing longitudinal health state transitions among heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 140:69-77. PMCID: 4072125.

Hser, Y., Evans, E., Li, L., Metchik, A., & Messina, N. (2014). Children of treated substance-abusing mothers: A 10-year prospective study. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 19(2): 217-232PMCID: 3879161.

Jaffe, A., Anglin, D., Evans, E., Urada, D., & Nosyk, B. (2014). Cost variation among subpopulations of diverted drug offenders under California's Proposition 36. Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 2:157.

Jaffe, A., Anglin, D., Urada, D., & Evans, E. (2014). Jurisdictional variation in the economic impact of California's Proposition 36 drug offender diversion program. Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 2:158.

Hser, Y.I., Lanza, I., Li, L., Kahn, E., Evans, E., & Schulte, M. (2013). Maternal mental health and children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors: Beyond maternal substance use disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies. E-pub ahead of print.

Prendergast, M., Li, L., Evans, E., & Hall, E. (2013). Consistency in self-reports of drug use frequency by high-risk offenders over a five-year interval. The Prison Journal, 93(4): 375-389.

Evans, E., Li., L., Pierce, J., & Hser, Y.I. (2013). Explaining long-term outcomes among drug dependent mothers treated in women-only versus mixed-gender programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45(3): 293-301. PMCID: 3725737.

Anglin, M.D., Jaffe, A., Nosyk, B., Urada, D., & Evans, E. (2013). Offender diversion into substance use disorder treatment: The economic impact of California's Proposition 36. American Journal of Public Health, 103(6): 1096-1102. PMCID: 3698729.

Evans, E., Li, L., Grella, C., Brecht, M.L., & Hser, Y.I. (2013). Developmental timing of first drug treatment and 10-year patterns of drug use. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44: 271-279. PMCID: 3519944.

Anglin, D., Jaffe, A., Nosyk, B., Urada, D., & Evans, E. (2013). Offender diversion into substance use disorder treatment: Demographic variation in the economic impact of California’s Proposition 36. Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 1: 140.

Nosyk, B., Sun, H., Evans, E., Marsh, D.C., Anglin, M.D., Hser, Y.I., & Anis, A.H. (2012). Defining dosing pattern characteristics of successful tapers following methadone maintenance treatment: Results from a population-based retrospective cohort study.  Addiction, 107(9): 1621-1629. PMCID: 3376663.

Evans, E., Pierce, J., Li, L., Rawson, R., & Hser, Y.I. (2012). More alike than different: Health needs, services utilization, and outcomes of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations treated for substance use disorders.  Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 11(4): 318-338. PMCID: 3526835.

Du, J., Lombardi, C., Evans, E., Jiang, H., Zhao, M., & Meng, Y.Y. (2012). A mixed methods approach to identifying factors related to voluntary HIV testing among injection drug users in Shanghai, China. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 16(7): e498-503. PMCID: 3378774.

Hser, Y.I., Hunt, S., Chang, Y., Evans, E., & Messina, N. (2012). Hispanic parenting women in women-only versus mixed-gender drug treatment: A 10-year prospective study. Addictive Behaviors, 37(6): 729-735. PMCID: 3334437.

Evans, E., Jaffe, A., Urada, D., & Anglin, M.D.  (2012). Differential outcomes of court-supervised substance abuse treatment among California parolees and probationers.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(4): 539-556. PMID: 21518702.

Hser, Y., Du, J., Li, J., Zhao, M., Chang, Y.J.,Peng, C.Y., & Evans, E. (2012).  Hepatitis C among methadone maintenance treatment patients in Shanghai and Kunming, China. Journal of Public Health, 34(1):24-31. PMCID: 3285118.

Hser, Y., Kagihara, J., Huang, Y., Evans, E., & Messina, N. (2012).  Mortality among substance-using mothers in California: A 10-year prospective study. Addiction, 107(1): 215-222. PMCID: 3226896.

Hser, Y.-I., Evans, E., Huang, D., & Messina, N. (2011). Long-term outcomes among drug dependent mothers treated in women-only versus mixed-gender programs.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41(2):115-123. PMCID: 3131445.

Evans, E., Huang, D., & Hser, Y.-I. (2011). High-risk drug offenders participating in court-supervised substance abuse treatment: Characteristics, treatment received, and factors associated with recidivism.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 38(4): 510-525. PMCID: 3170514.

Hser, Y.I., Li, J., Jiang, H., Zhang, R., Du, J., Zhang, C., Zhang, B., Evans, E., Wu, F., Chang, Y.J., Peng, C., Huang, D., Stitzer, M.L., Roll, J., & Zhao, M. (2011). Effects of a randomized contingency management intervention on opiate abstinence and retention in methadone maintenance treatment in China. Addiction, 106(10): 1801-1809.  PMCID: 3174353.

Huang, D.Y.C., Evans, E., Hara, M., Weiss, R.E., & Hser, Y.I. (2011). Employment trajectories: Exploring gender differences and impacts of drug use.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79(1): 277-289PMCID: 3134335.

Evans, E., Anglin, M.D., Urada, D., & Yang, J. (2011). Promising practices for delivery of court-supervised substance abuse treatment: Perspectives from six high-performing California counties operating Proposition 36.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 34: 124-134.  PMCID: 3025310.

Evans, E., Grella, C., Murphy, D., & Hser, Y.-I. (2010). Using administrative data for longitudinal substance abuse research.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37 (2): 252-271.  PMCID: 2850956.

Li, L., Evans, E., & Hser, Y.-I.  (2010). A marginal structural modeling approach to assess the cumulative effect of drug treatment on later drug use abstinence. Journal of Drug Issues, 40 (1): 221-240. PMCID: 3090640.

Evans, E., Hser, Y.-I., & Huang, D.  (2010). Employment services utilization and outcomes among substance-abusing offenders participating in California’s Proposition 36 drug treatment initiative.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37 (4): 461-476.  PMCID: 2895690.

Prendergast, M., Huang, D., Evans, E., & Hser, Y.-I. (2010). Gender differences in arrest trajectories among adult drug abuse treatment participants.  Journal of Drug Issues, 40 (1): 7-26. PMCID: 2967037.

Anne Fehrenbacher, PhD '16

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 EmpowermentAIDS 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, IndiaArchives 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 FrameworkQualitative Health Research, 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/1049732314557087. PMID: 25371382

Elvira Jimenez, PhD '18

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

Loan Pham Kim, PhD '11

Kim, Loan P., Harrison, Gail G., Kagawa-Singer, M. Perceptions of diet and physical activity among California Hmong adults and youths.  Preventing Chronic Disease (2007) 4(4): 1-12.

Harrison, G., Kagawa-Singer, M., Foerster, S., Lee, H., Kim, LP., Nguyen, T., Fernandez- Ami, A., Quinn, V., Bal, D. Seizing the Moment:  California’s opportunity to prevent nutrition-related health disparities in low-income Asian American populations. Cancer (2005) 104(12 Suppl): 2962-8.

Ikeda, J., Pham, L., Nguyen, K. Culturally Relevant Nutrition Education Improves Dietary Quality Among WIC-Eligible Vietnamese Immigrants. J Nutr Educ and Behav,(2002) 34:151-158.

Gergana Kodjebacheva, PhD '09

Kodjebacheva, G. "Shane's Inspiration: An Assessment of a Playground for Children Living with and without Disabilities ." Children, Youth and Environments 18: 219-235, 2008.

Coleman, AL , Kodjebacheva G, Wallace SP, et al.  Visual functioning of individuals and communities: A conceptual framework. Clinical Medicine: Geriatrics 2: 13-20, 2008.

Coleman AL, Stone KL, Kodjebacheva G, Yu F, Pedula KL, et al. Glaucoma Risk and the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables Among Older Women in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. American Journal of Ophthalmology. March, 2008.

Darrah Kuratani, PhD '15

Tanjasiri SP, Sablan-Santos L, Merrill V, Quitugua LF & Kuratani, Darrah. Promoting breast cancer screening among Chamorrow women in Southern California. Journal of Cancer Education, 23: 10-17. 2008.

Lauren Lessard, PhD '14

Lessard LN, Karasek D, Ma S, et al. Contraceptive features preferred by women at high risk of unintended pregnancy. Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2012;44:194-200.

Camillia Lui, PhD '13

Chung PJ, Travis R Jr, Kilpatrick SD, Elliott MN, Lui C, Khandwala SB, Dancel TM, Vollandt L, Schuster MA.  Acculturation and parent-adolescent communication about sex in Filipino- American families:  A community-based participatory research study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2007 June; 40(6): 543-50.

Chung PJ, Borneo H, Kilpatrick SD, Lopez DM, Travis R Jr, Lui C, Khandwala S, Schuster MA.  Parent-adolescent communication about sex in Filipino-American families:  A demonstration of community-based participatory research. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2005 Jan-Feb; 5(1): 50-5.

Lum C, Mays V, Corliss H, Cochran SD, and Lui CK. 2009. “Differences in drinking behaviors among Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese college students.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(4): 568-574.

Choudhury PP, Badhan NS, Chand J, Chhugani S, Choksey R, Husainy S, Lui C, and Wat EC. 2009. “Community alienation and its impact on help-seeking behavior among LGBTIQ South Asians in Southern California,” Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 21(2/3): 247-266.

Shimatsu J, Wat EC, and Lui C. 2008. “Sex and alcohol on the college campus: an assessment of HIV-risk behaviors among A/PI college students.” AAPI Nexus Journal. 6(1):43-66.

Eunice Muthengi, PhD '10

Erulkar AS, Muthengi E. Evaluation of Berhane Hewan: A Program to Delay Child Marriage in Rural Ethiopia. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2009; 35(1):15-20.

Lu MC, Muthengi E, Wakeel F,  Fridman F, Korst LM, Gregory KD. Prolonged second stage of labor and postpartum hemorrhage. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2009; 22(3): 227-232.

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, PhD '18

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, PhD '17

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 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).

Angie Denisse Otiniano, PhD '11

Otiniano AD, Gee GC. "Self-Reported Discrimination and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Whites, Blacks, Mexicans and Central Americans." J Immigrant Minority Health (2011). Epub ahead of print.

Brenda Robles, PhD '18

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.

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]

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.

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. 

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.

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]

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]

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. 

Tabashir Sadegh-Nobari, PhD '16

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.

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

Suzanne Spear, PhD '12

Dickerson DL, Spear SE, Marinelli-Casey P, Rawson RA, Li L, Hser YI. (2011). American Indians/Alaska Natives and substance abuse treatment outcomes: Positive signs and continuing challenges. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 30(1):63-74.

Spear S, Tillman S, Moss C, Gong-Guy E, Ransom L, and Rawson R (2009). Another way of talking about substance abuse: Substance abuse screening and brief intervention in a mental health clinic. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19, 8, 959-77.

Spear, S., Crevecoeur, D., Clark, R., & Rawson, R. The rise in methamphetamine use among American Indians in Los Angeles County. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research 2007; 14(2): 1-15.

Isralowitz, R., Reznik, A., Spear, S., Brecht, M.L., & Rawson, R. Severity of heroin use in Israel: Comparisons between native Israelis and Former Soviet Union immigrants. Addiction 2007; 102: 630-7.

Evans, E., Spear, S., Huang, Y.C., & Y.I. Hser. Do American Indians benefit from mainstream drug and alcohol treatment? Treatment outcomes among American Indians in California. American Journal of Public Health 2006; 96(5): 1-7.

Spear, S., Brown, A., & R. Rawson. "Painting a picture of the client": Implementing the Addiction Severity Index in community treatment programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2005; 29: 277-82.

Spear, S., Longshore, D., McCaffrey, D. & P. Ellickson. Prevalence of substance use among White and American Indian young adolescents in a Northern Plains state. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 2005; 37(1): 1-6.

Spear, S. & Rawson, R. Preface to the JDI special issue: Perspectives from the "Common Ground, Common Goals, Common Language: Bringing Substance Abuse Practice and Research Together" conference. Journal of Drug Issues 2002; 32(3): 751-6.

Spear, S. & Rawson, R. Linking researchers and practitioners in the substance abuse field: Perspectives of two "bridgers." Journal of Drug Issues 2002; 32(3): 881-92.

Cohen, D., Spear, S., Scribner, R., Kissinger, P. & Wilgen, J. 'Broken windows' and the risk of gonorrhea. American Journal of Public Health 2000; 90: 230-6.

Jacqueline Torres, PhD '14

Cross-border ties and self-rated health status for young Latino adults in Southern California. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Mar;81:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.12.012. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

Torres JM, Wong R. Childhood Poverty and Depressive Symptoms for Older Adults in Mexico: A Life-Course Analysis. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2013 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Torres JM, Wallace SP. Migration circumstances, psychological distress, and self-rated physical health for latino immigrants in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2013 Sep;103(9):1619-27. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301195. Epub 2013 Jul 18.

Kietzman KG, Wallace SP, Durazo EM, Torres JM, Choi AS, Benjamin AE, Mendez-Luck C. A portrait of older californians with disabilities who rely on public services to remain independent. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2012;31(4):317-36. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2012.734744.

Mirna Troncoso-Sawyer, PhD '15 and Carin K. Deins

Missing the Mark With Latina Women With Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for Educators The Diabetes Educator, first published on July 29, 2013 doi:10.1177/0145721713495716

Jenna van Draanen, PhD '17

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.