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HEALTH-FAST Publications, Presentations, & Awards

Note: Graduate Scholars are bolded in red, while Early Stage Investigators are bolded in black. HEALTH-FAST leadership is underlined. Academic products or grant awards supported by the HEALTH-FAST program are noted with an asterisk (*).

Grants Awarded

*1. NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities          MD015946       (10/1/21 - 9/30/23)

Title:  Podcasting HIV Prevention within African American Communities to Decrease New Infection - Administrative Supplement Application

Principal Investigator: Chakema Carmack, Ph.D. (submitted as supplement under Ezemenari Obasi, Ph.D.)

Mentor: Ezemenari Obasi, Ph.D.

2. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH). HHS000930400001. (09/2021-08/2022)

Title: Tobacco use in the Austin LGBTQ+ community.

Partner: Michael C. Parent, Ph.D.

3. Vice President of Research at the University of Texas    (5/22 - 4/23)

Title: Using asynchronous telehealth to reduce tobacco use among LGBTQ+ people in Austin

Principal Investigator: Michael C. Parent, Ph.D.

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)       HHS000930400001     (5/22 - 4/23)

Title: Tobacco use in the Austin LGBTQ+ community

Subcontract Principal Investigator: Michael C. Parent, Ph.D.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Lea, C.H., Mohr, G., McCarter, S.A., Coughlin, S.B., Gottlieb, A., Partlow, B.S., Mathews, K.S., * McCleod, B.A. Promote smart decarceration and eliminate racism grand chellenges for social work: Reimagining marijuana policy. J Sociol. Soc Welf. (in press)

  2. Malorni, A., Lea, C.H., Richards-Schuster, K., & Spencer, M.S.  Facilitating youth participatory action research (YPAR): A scoping review of relationship-building practices and processes in US youth development and out-of-school time projects. Child Youth Serv Rev. (in press).

  3. Silva, K., Cambrian, M. N., Tebbe, E., & Parent, M.C. Policy attitudes toward adolescents transitioning gender. J Couns Psychol. (in press).

  4. Parent, M.C., & Tebbe, E. The impact of mental health care provider web site transgender and non-binary affirmation on site user experience for transgender/non-binary and cisgender people. Prof Psychol Res Pr. (in press).

  5. Narendorf, S., Ali, S., & Lea, C.H., & Pritzker, S. Striving toward community-engaged and participatory methods: Considerations for researchers in academic settings. Soc Work Res. (in press).

  6. Levant, R.F., Parent, M.C., Ling, S., & Borgogna, N.C. Variance composition, reliability, and validity for men of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 in non-clinical samples. Psychol Men Masc. (in press)

  7. Carmack, C., Serrano K.,& Roncancio A. Cervical cancer knowledge as a predictor of latent class membership among African American and Hispanic young adult college women. Health Behav Policy Rev. (in press)

  8. Cardella, E., Kalenkoski, K., & Parent, M.C. Less Is not more: 401(k) plan information and retirement planning choices. J Pension Econ Finance. (in press).

  9. Brown, H.A., Roberts, R.D., Chen, T.A., Businelle, M.S., Obasi, E.M., Kendzor, K.E., & Reitzel, L.R. Perceived disease risk of smoking, barriers to quitting, and cessation intervention preferences by sex amongst homeless adult concurrent tobacco product users and conventional cigarette-only users.  Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19, 3629. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063629

  10. Aziz, S., Ewere, T., Serrano, K.,& Carmack, C. Profiles of emerging adult online daters and psychosocial cognitions about condom use. Open  J Soc Sci. 2021 July 20;9:198-213. https://doi.org/10.4236/jss.2021.97014

  11. Le, K., Chen, T.A., Martinez Leal, I., Correa-Fernández, V., Obasi, E.M., Kyburz, B., Williams, T., Casey, K., Brown, H.A., O'Connor, D.P., & Reitzel, L.R. Organizational-level moderators impacting tobacco-related knowledge change after tobacco education training in substance use treatment centers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 July 16;18(14):7597. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147597

  12. Roncancio A.M., Carmack C.C.,  Garcia-Morales V.,  Cribbs F.L.,  Cano, M.A. Hispanic mothers’ accounts of vaccinating their adolescent children against HPV: Features of the clinic visit. Ethn Health. 2021 April 26;26(3): 337-351.

Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts

  1. Carmack, C., Coleman, T.M. Double jeopardy and sexual risk behavior among LGB-POC.(2022). Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 2022 Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Consortium National Conference.

Poster Presentations

*1. Goulborne, T., Smith, N.G., Reitzel, L.R., & Obasi, E.M. (2022, August). An Examination of Internalized Stigma, Self-Concealment, and Distress Tolerance as Mediators of the Relationship between Discrimination and Substance Use in a Bisexual Sample. Poster accepted to be presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

*2. Chávez, K.E., Chen, T.A., Momin, I., Cobite, J., Mazyck, C.D., Reitzel, L.R., & Obasi, E.M. (2022, May). Social Support Moderates the Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Marijuana Use in African American Emerging Adults. Poster accepted to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. 

3. Snodgrass Rangel, V., Lea, C.H., Barthelemy, J., Rhea, L., & Cabera, F. (2022, April). An Implementation of a School-Based Diversion Program. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

*4. Goulborne, T., Smith, N.G., Obasi, E.M., & Reitzel, L.R. (2022, April). The Indirect Effects of Discrimination on Substance Use in Bisexual Adults Through Three Mediators. Poster presented at the annual Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences (PHLS) Symposium at the University of Houston, Houston, TX. (Awarded Multicultural and Social Justice Poster Award).

*5. Roberts, R.D., Brown, H.A., Chen, T.A., Businelle, M.S., Obasi, E.M., Kendzor, D.E., Reitzel, L.R. (2022, April). Social Cohesion is Associated with Smoking Status amongst Adults Experiencing Homelessness. Poster presented at the annual Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences (PHLS) Symposium at the University of Houston, Houston, TX.

*6. Brown, H.A., Roberts, R.D., Chen, T.A., Businelle, M.S., Obasi, E.M., Kendzor, D.E., Reitzel, L.R. (2022, April). Perceived Disease Risk and Cessation Intervention Preferences by Sex Amongst Homeless Adult Concurrent Tobacco Product Users and Conventional Cigarette-only Users. Poster presented at the annual Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences (PHLS) Symposium at the University of Houston, Houston, TX.

*7. Brown, H.A., Roberts, R.D.,Chen, T.A., Businelle, M.S., Obasi, E.M., Kendzor, D.E., & Reitzel, L.R. (2022, March). Perceived Disease Risk and Cessation Intervention Preferences by Sex Amongst Homeless Adult Concurrent Tobacco Product Users and Conventional Cigarette-only Users. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Key Largo, FL. 

8. Carmack, C, Choudhury, S., Mehta, B., & Silos, K. Self Efficacy Predictors of Consistent Condom Use among an Ethnically and Racially Diverse Sample of Young Adults. Poster presented at the Xavier Annual Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA.

9. Lea, C.H., McCowan, K.J., Jones, T.M., & Malorni, A. (2022, January). Adult and Student Perspectives on School-Based Racial and Ethnic Equity-Informed School-Based Strategies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
 

Oral Presentations

*1. Roberts, R.D., Brown, H.A., Chen, T.A, Businelle, M.S., Obasi, E.M., Kendzor, D.E., & Reitzel, L.R. (2022, March). Social Cohesion/trust is Associated with Smoking Status amongst Adults Experiencing Homelessness. Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Key Largo, FL.

Awards and Honors

1. National Research Mentoring Network (Grant Writing Coaching)    11/19/2021

Title: Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators

Awardee: Charles Lea, Program Training Enrollee

2. NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse          5R25DA043870-05. (09/2021-10/2021)

Title:Innovation to Impact: Translational Education.

Principal Investigator: Seth Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Awardee: Michael C. Parent, Program Training Enrollee

3. Dr. Walter Cubberly Memorial Fellowship Endowment

Awardee: Haleem A. Brown

*4. 2022 American Academy of Health Behavior Oral Abstract Presentation: High Honors Certificate

Title: Social Cohesion/trust is Associated with Smoking Status amongst Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Awardee: Rachel D. Roberts

5. Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences Travel Fellowship

Awardee: Haleem A. Brown

6. Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences Travel Fellowship

Awardee: Rachel D. Roberts

7. 2022 Annual Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences Symposium Multicultural and Social Justice Poster Award

Awardee: Tarik Goulborne

8. Honorable Mention for the 2022 RISE Research Award from the Association for Psychological Science

Awardee: Kerry Chavez

2021 American Academy of Health Behavior - University of Houston Group From left to right: (Back) Vijay Nitturi, Brian J. Carter, Anastasia Rogova, Lorraine R. Reitzel, Haleem A. Brown, Rachel D. Roberts, Midhat Jafry, Jayda A. Martinez (Front) Anastasia's Daughter, Isabel Martinez Leal

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Haleem Brown, a Graduate Scholar, with his poster at the 2021 American Academy of Health Behavior Conference in Key Largo, Flordia. His poster is titled "Perceived disease risk and cessation intervention preferences by sex amongst homeless adult concurrent tobacco product users and conventional cigarette-only users"

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