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HEALTH-FAST Publications, Presentations, & Awards

Note: Graduate Scholars are bolded in red, while Early Stage Investigators and Post-Doctoral Scholars 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.

5. National Institute on Drug Abuse                    F32DA055388-91                          (05/13/22-09/14/22)

Title: Parental Influences on Tobacco Use among Sexual Minority Young Adults in a New Market and Policy Landscape

Principal Investigator: Katelyn F. Romm, Ph.D.

Mentor: Carla J. Berg, Ph.D.

6. National Institute of Health (NIDA/NIMHD)               U54MD01594603S1                      (05/01/22-04/30/24)

Title: Addressing tobacco-related and lung cancer inequities among Black adults: A mixed methods pilot project

Multiple Principal Investigators: Maggie Britton, Ph.D. and Isabel Martinez Leal, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator on the Application: Ezemenari Obasi, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators: Lorraine R. Reitzel, Ph.D. and LeChauncy Woodard, M.D.

7. National Cancer Institute                         3R21CA263765-01A1S1                                         (07/01/2022-01/31/2024)

Title: Approach Bias Retraining for Nicotine Addiction among Dual Combustible and Electronic Cigarette Users: Diversity Supplement

Principal Investigator: Lorra Garey, Ph.D.

Funding Candidate: Pamella Nizio, B.S.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. *​​Siddiqi, A.D., Britton, M., Chen, T.A., Carter, B.J., Wang, C., Martinez Leal, I., Rogova, A., Kyburz, B., Williams, T., Patel, M., Reitzel, L.R. Tobacco screening practices and perceived barriers in offering tobacco cessation services among Texas healthcare centers providing behavioral health treatment. Int J Environ Res Public Health  2022,19, 9647. https//doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159647 

2. 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)

3. 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).

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

5. 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).

6. 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).

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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).

10. 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

11. 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

 

12. 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

 

13. 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

14. Martinez Leal I., Martinez J., Britton M., Chen T.A., Correa-Fernández V., Kyburz B., Nitturi V., Obasi E.M., Drenner K., Williams T., Casey K., Carter B.J., Reitzel L.R. Collaborative learning: A qualitative study exploring factors contributing to a successful tobacco cessation train-the-trainer program as a community of practice. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022,19, 7664. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137664 

 

15. Rogova A., Martinez Leal I., Britton M., Chang S., Escoto K.H., Solari Williams K.D., Roberson C., McNeill L.H., Reitzel L.R. Promoting cancer health equity: A qualitative study of mentee and mentor perspectives of a training program for underrepresented scholars in cancer health disparities. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022; 19, 7512. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19127512

 

16. Ranney L.M., Kowitt S.D., Mottus K., McDowell S., Beane A., Denslow S., Sturm K., Rice N., Halladay J.R. 2022. A mixed method approach to improving provider counseling of patients who vape. HCA Healthc J Med. (in press)

17. Kowitt S.D., Yockey A.R., Lee J.G., Jarman K.L., Gourdet C.K., Ranney L.M. 2022. The Impact of Cannabis Packaging Characteristics on Perceptions and Intentions. Am J Prev Med. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.04.030.

 

18. Hargrave A.S., Maguen S., Inslicht S.S., Byers A.L., Seal K.H., Huang A.J., Gibson C.J. Veterans Health Administration Screening for Military Sexual Trauma May Miss Over Half of Cases Among Midlife Women Veterans. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jul 09. PMID: 35821182

 

19. Blanken A., Gibson C.J., Li Y., Huang A.J., Byers A.L., Maguen S., Inslicht S., Seal K. Racial/ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and management of menopause symptoms among midlife women veterans. Menopause. 2022 Jul 01; 29(7):877-882. PMID: 35796560

 

20. Berg C.J., Schauer G., Cavazos-Rehg P., Romm K.F., Wang Y., Wysota C.N., Duan Z., Henriksen L. CBD marketing strategies in the United States: an analysis of three prominent companies. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. (in press)

 

21. *Duan Z., Le D., Ciceron A.C., Dickey-Chasins R., Wysota C.N., Bar-Zeev Y., Levine H., Abroms L.C., Romm K.F., Berg C.J. “It’s like if a vape pen and a cigarette had a baby”: a mixed methods study of perceptions and use of IQOS among US young adults. Health Education Research (in press)

 

22. Duan Z., Henriksen L., Vallone D.M., Evans W.D., Romm K.F., Rath J.M., Wysota C.N., Berg C.J. Nicotine pouch marketing strategies in the United States: an analysis of Zyn, On!, and Velo. Tobacco Control. 2022. doi: 10.1136/tc-2022-057360. 

 

23. Duan Z., Wysota C.N., Romm K.F., Levine H., Bar-Zeev Y., Choi K., Berg C.J. Correlates of perceptions, use, and intention to use heated tobacco products among US young adults in 2020. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2022. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntac.185.

 

24. *Romm K.F., Henriksen L., Huang J., Le D., Clausen M., Duan Z., Fuss C., Bennett B., Berg C.J. Impact of existing and potential e-cigarette flavor restrictions on e-cigarette use among young adult e-cigarette users in 6 metropolitan areas. Preventive Medicine Reports. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101901.

 

25. *Romm K.F., Wang Y., Ma Y., Wysota C.N., Blank M.D., Huebner D.M., Roche K.M., Berg CJ. The reciprocal relationships of social norms and risk perceptions to cigarette, e-cigarette, and cannabis use: cross-lagged panel analyses among US young adults in a longitudinal study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109570.

 

26. Wang Y., Duan Z., Romm K.F., Ma Y., Evans W.D., Bennett B., Fuss C., Klinkhammer K.E., Wysota C.N., Berg, C.J. Bidirectional associations between depressive symptoms and cigarette, e-cigarette, cannabis, and alcohol use: cross-lagged panel analyses among young adults before and during COVID-19. Addictive Behaviors. 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107422.

 

27. Wysota C.N., Henriksen L., Romm K.F., Duan Z., Wang Y., Huang J., Berg C.J. Cannabidiol knowledge, perceptions and use among young adults in 6 US metropolitan areas. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. 2022. doi: 10.1089/can.2022.0029.

28. LoParco, C.R., Chen, T. A., Martinez Leal, I., Britton, M., Carter, B. J., Correa-Fernández, V., Kyburz, B., Williams, T., Casey, K., Rogova, A., Lin, H-C., Reitzel, L. R. (2022). Organization-level factors associated with changes in the delivery of the Five A’s for smoking cessation following the implementation of a comprehensive tobacco-free workplace program within substance use treatment centers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19,11850. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191911850. 

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. Goulbourne, 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. Goulbourne, 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.

10. Britton M., Chen T.A., Martinez Leal I., Rogova A., Kyburz B., Williams T., Patel M., Reitzel L.R. (2022, July). How do provider perspectives about concurrent tobacco and other substance use care impact delivery of tobacco treatment within agencies providing substance use care? Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2022 Summer Psychology Forum, Minneapolis, MN.

11. Martinez Leal I., Martinez J., Correa Fernández V., Britton M., Chen T.A., Nitturi V., Drenner K., Kyburz B., Williams T., Casey K., de Dios, M., Obasi, E.M., Reitzel, L.R. (2022, June). Building organizational capacity and expertise to treat tobacco dependence within behavioral health treatment centers: A qualitative study of “champion” trainees’ perspectives of a train-the-trainer program. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Minneapolis, MN.

12. Cottrell-Daniels, C., Fennell, B.S. (2022, July). I just smoke marijuana, which is not a drug, and cigarettes, which is a drug: Health Perceptions of Cannabis Use Among African American Tobacco Smokers. Poster presented at Research Society on Marijuana 6th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

13. A​broms, L.C., Tosakoon, S., Wysota, C.N., Khayat, A., Romm, K.F., Duan Z., Bar-Zeev, Y., Levine, H., Berg, C.J. (2023, March). Documenting Philip Morris International’s use of social media in its global marketing of IQOS. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio, TX. 

14. Duan, Z., Wang, Y., Romm, K.F., Henriksen, L., Schleicher, N.C., Berg, C.J. (2023, March). The impact of state T21, restrictions on flavored e-cigarette products, and non-medical cannabis sales legislation on young adult consumer reports of vape shop age verification and product offerings: A multilevel analysis. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio, TX.

15. Khayat, A., Berg, C.J., Levine H., Rodnay, M., Abroms, L.C., Romm, K.F., Duan, Z., Bar-Zeev, Y. (2023, March). IQOS and cigarette ads in Israeli media – A content analysis. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio, TX

16. Milstred, A.R., Douglas, A..E, Childers, M.G., Romm, K.F., Felicione, N.J., Blank, M.D. (2023, March). Psychometric properties of measures for electronic cigarette dependence. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio, TX.

*17. Romm, K.F., Cohn, A.M., Wang, Y., Berg, C.J. (2023, March). Psychosocial predictors of joint trajectories of cigarette and e-cigarette use among young adults in the US. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio, TX.

*18. Romm, K.F., Cohn, A.M., Wang, Y., Williams, R., Sequeira, D., Berg, C.J. (2023, March). Disparities in joint trajectories of cigarette and e-cigarette use across sexual orientation groups of young adult men and women in the US. Presentation submitted to the 29th Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, San Antonio,TX.

19. Duan, Z., Romm, K.F., Henriksen, L., Berg, C.J. (2022, June). Current and future vape shop retail activity in the context of legislative and societal changes: A survey of vape shop owners/managers in 6 US metropolitan areas. Poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, New Orleans, LA.

20. Duan, Z., Wysota, C.N., Romm, K.F., Le, D., Dickey-Chasins, R., Bar-Zeev, Y., Levine, H., Abroms, L.C., Berg, C.J. (2022, June). “It’s like if a vape pen and a cigarette had a baby”: Perceptions and use of IQOS among young adults in 6 US metropolitan areas. Poster presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, New Orleans, LA.

21. Romm, K.F., Henriksen, L., Huang, J., Le, D., Duan, Z., Dickey-Chasins, R., Fuss, C., Klinkhammer, K., Bennett, B., Berg, C.J. (2022, June). “Hey, man – you got that Crunch Berry?” Reactions to e-cigarette flavor restrictions among young adult e-cigarette users in 6 US metropolitan areas. Presentation at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, New Orleans, LA.

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.

2. Gibson, C.J., Li, Y., Jasuja, G.K., Keyhani, S., Byers, A.L. (2022, June). Long-term psychoactive medications, polypharmacy, and risk of suicide and unintended overdose death among midlife and older women Veterans. Oral presentation at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting Women and Gender Special Interest Group Symposium, Washington,DC.

3. Gibson, C.J. (2022, June). Tele-Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Among Midlife and Older Women Veterans. Invited talk for the Career Development Workgroup Symposium, VA Pain/Opioid CORE National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

4. Gibson, C.J. (2022, April). Mental Health in the Menopause Transition: Key Issues for Women Veterans’ Health and VA Health Care. Invited talk for the University of Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Journal Club Alumni Speaker Series.

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 Goulbourne

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

Awardee: Kerry Chavez

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

Awardee: Tarik Goulbourne

10. National Institute of Drug Abuse Travel Fellowship

Awardee: Tarik Goulbourne 

11. Author area expert for the Veterans Affairs National Center

Title: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder mobile app team "Women's Wellness Within Coach"

Honoree: Carolyn Gibson, Program Training Enrollee

12. Content area expert for Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI)

Title: Develop hybrid algorithm to classify menopause status

Honoree: Carolyn Gibson, Program Training Enrollee

13. Special topics author for the Veterans Affairs State of Reproductive Health 2022 Report

Title: Menopause and Mental Health

Honoree: Carolyn Gibson, Program Training Enrollee

14. Contribution for the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System's Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities and Education (PRIME) Center

Title: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevalence in Veterans Study 

Honoree: Carolyn Gibson, Program Training Enrollee

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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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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