Rebecca S. Allen     https://rsallen.people.ua.edu/allen-lab-research.html

Published Work: 

  • Allen, R. S., Oliver, J.S., Eichorst, M.K., Mieskowski, L., Payne-Foster, P., & Sörensen, S. (2019). Preparation and planning for future care in the Deep South: Adapting a validated tool for cultural sensitivity. The Gerontologist, 59(6), e643-e652. DOI:10.1093/geront/gny102.
  • Grace, E. L., Allen, R. S., Ivey, K.*, Knapp, S.M., & Burgio, L.D. (2018). Racial and ethnic differences in psychotropic medication use among community-dwelling persons with dementia in the United States. Aging and Mental Health, 22(4), 458-467. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2017.1286451.
  • Kim, G., Allen, R. S., Wang, S.Y.*, Park, S.*, Perkins, E.A., & Parmelee, P.A. (2018). The impact of multiple informal caregiving roles on subjective physical and mental health status among older adults: Do racial/ethnic differences exist? The Gerontologist, 59(3), 499-508. doi:10.1093/geront/gnx196
  • Oliver, J.S., Allen, R. S., Eichorst, M.K., Mieskowski, L., Ewell, P.J., Payne-Foster, P., & Ragin, C. (2018). A pilot study of prostate cancer knowledge among African American men and their health care advocates: Implications for screening decisions. Cancer Causes and Control, 29(32), 699-706. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-018-1041-0.
  • Raju, D., Beck, L., Azuero, A., Azuero, C., Vance, D., & Allen, R. (2018). A comprehensive psychometric examination of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale for Heterosexuals (LGB-KASH). Journal of Homosexuality. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2018.1491705.
  • Hooper, G.L., Allen, R. S., Payne-Foster, P., & Oliver, J.S. (2017). A qualitative study to determine barriers for prostate cancer screening in rural African American men. Urologic Nursing, 37(6), 285-291. DOI: 1 0.7257/1053-816X.2017.37.6.
  • Huang, C.S., Crowther, M., Allen, R. S., DeCoster, J., Kim, G., Azuero, C.*, Ang, X.*, & Kvale, E. (2016). A pilot feasibility intervention to increase advance care planning among African Americans in the Deep South. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(2), 164-173. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2015.0334.
  • Crowther, M. R., Huang, C.*, & Allen, R. S. (2015). Rewards and unique challenges faced by African American custodial grandmothers: The importance of future planning. Aging and Mental Health, 19(9), 844-852. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2014.967175.
  • Tang, L., Mieskowski, L.M.*, Oliver, J. S., Eichorst, M.*, & Allen, R. S. (2015). Promoting cancer screening among rural African Americans: A social network approach. Journal of Cultural Diversity. 22(3), 88-94.
  • Sun, F., Durkin, D.W., Hilgeman, M. M., Harris, G.*, Gaugler, J. E., Wardian, J., Allen, R. S., & Burgio, L. D. (2013). Predicting desire for institutional placement among racially diverse dementia family caregivers: The role of quality of care. The Gerontologist, 53(3), 418-429. DOI:10.1093/geront/gns110.
  • Oliver, J. S., Worley, C. B.*, DeCoster, J., Palardy, L., Kim, G., Reddy, A., & Allen, R. S. (2012). Disparities in colorectal cancer screening behaviors: Implications for African American men. Gastroenterology Nursing, 35(2), 93-98. DOI: 10.1097/ SGA.0b013e31824e2d7a.
  • Kim, G., Aguado Loi, C. X., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Parmelee, P., & Allen, R. S. (2011). Limited English Proficiency as a barrier to mental health service use: A study of Latino and Asian immigrants with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 104-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2010.04.031.
  • Kim, G., DeCoster, J., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Allen, R. S., & Parmelee, P. (2011). Associations between self-rated mental health and psychiatric disorders among older adults: Do racial/ethnic differences exist? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 416-422.
  • Kim, G., Worley, C. B.*, Allen, R. S., Vinson, L., Crowther, M., Parmelee, P., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2011). Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59, 1246-1252.
  • Allen, R. S., Phillips, L. L.,* Pekmezi, D.*, Crowther, M. R., & Prentice-Dunn, S. (2009). Living well with living wills:  Application of Protection Motivation Theory to living wills among older Caucasian and African American adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 32(1), 44-59.
  • Hilgeman, M. M.*, Durkin, D. W.*, Sun, F.*, DeCoster, J., Allen, R. S., Gallagher-Thompson, D., & Burgio, L. D. (2009). Testing a theoretical model of the stress process in Alzheimer’s caregivers with race as a moderator. The Gerontologist, 49(2), 248-261. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnp015.
  • Allen, R. S., Allen, J. Y.*, Hilgeman, M. M.*, & DeCoster, J. (2008). End-of-life decision making, decisional conflict, and enhanced information:  Race effects. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(10), 1904-1909. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01929.x.
  • Allen-Burge, R., & Haley, W. E.  (1997). Individual differences and surrogate medical decisions: Differing preferences for life-sustaining treatments.  Aging and Mental Health, 1(2), 121-131.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Bishop, T. (2018). Further validation of the Beck LGB-KASH. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. (Primary Advisor).
  • Murry, K. (2019). The effects of LGBTQ diversity training on competency, knowledge and attitudes in clinical training programs. Master’s Thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. (Thesis Co-Chair).
  • Racial/ethnic differences in behavioral health within a university-affiliated primary care geriatrics clinic.
  • 2015-2016 “Sharing Opinions and Advice about Research (SOAR) in the Deep South,” Contract
  • #1097 Funded by the Eugene Washington Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards, TDC: $249,394, R. S. Allen, Principal Investigator.
  • 2018-2023 “Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research,” Funded by the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR; P30AG031054), National Institute on Aging, TDC Subcontract: $55,386, K. Burgio, Principal Investigator, R. S. Allen, co-Investigator and co-Director of the Research and Education Core.

Joan Barth     http://issr.ua.edu/directory/dr-joan-barth/

Published Work: 

  • Barth, J.M., McDonald, K. L., Lochman, J. E., Boxmeyer, C., Powell, N., Dillon, C. & Sallee, M. (2013). Racially diverse classrooms: Effects of classroom racial composition on inter-racial peer relationships. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 231-243.
  • Jackson, M. F., Barth, J. M., Powell, N. Lochman, J. E., (2006). Classroom Contextual Effects of Race on Children’s Peer Nominations. Child Development. 77, 1325-1337.
  • Barth, J.M. & Masters, S. (2020). Effects of Classroom Quality, Gender Stereotypes, and Efficacy on Math and Science Interest over School Transitions. International Journal of Gender, Science, & Technology, Special Issue on Reimagining who does STEM, 12(1) 4-31.
  • Barth, J.M., Kim, H., Eno, C. A., & Guadagno, R. E. (2018). Matching Abilities to Careers: Do Gender Stereotypes Matter to Students in Advanced Math and Science Classes? Sex Roles, 79, 83-97.
  • Yang, Y. & Barth, J. M. (2017).  A Q Factor Analysis Approach to Understanding Female College Students’ Attitudes toward Multiple STEM Disciplines.  Methodological Innovations, 10, 1-12.
  • Rice, L. & Barth, J.M. (2017).  A tale of two gender roles: The role of implicit and explicit gender role traditionalism and occupation stereotype on hiring decisions. Gender Issues, 34, 86-102. DOI: 10.1007/s12147-015-9143-4
  • Forsman, J. A., & Barth, J. M. (2017). The effect of occupational gender stereotypes on men’s interest in female-dominated occupations. Sex Roles, 76, 460-471. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-016-0673.3

Grants related to underrepresented racial minorities in STEM fields
6-1-17 to 8-31-20 ($1,075,000) Viola Acoff (PI). Bridge to the Doctorate: Alabama LSAMP. Joan Barth Co-PI
9-1-16 to 8-31-21 ($4,986,799) Kevin Whitaker (PI). Alabama LSAMP: Sustainability of Best Practices for STEM Education and Research. Funded by NSF. Joan Barth Co-PI

Sheila Black

Published Work: 

  • Spence, S. A., Black, S. R., Adams, J. P., & Crowther, M. (2001).  Grandparents and grandparenting in A rural southern state.  Journal of Family Issues, 22, 523-535.
  • Black, S. R. (2004).  Age-related changes in cognition among African Americans. African American Perspectives, 10, 106-118.
  • Black, S. R.,  Spence, S. A., & Safiya, O. R.  (2004).  Contributions of African Americans to the field of  Psychology.  Journal of Black Studies, 35, 40-64.
  • Black, S. R., Leonard, R., and Wayde, E. (2010).  The impact of diabetes on the Cognitive Functioning of African Americans.   African American Research Perspectives, 13, 35-51.
  • Black, S., Simpson, G. (2014). A Call to Action: Dementia Screening of Alzheimer’s disease in Older African Americans. In H. Vakalahi, G. Simpson & N. Giunta (Eds.), (pp. 229-239). New York: NY: Springer Science and Business Media Publisher.
  • Knol, L., Harriet, Myers, Black, S. R., Higgenbotham,, J. C.  (2016).  Development and Feasibility of a Childhood Obesity Prevention Program for Rural Families Application of the Social Cognitive Theory. American Journal of Health Education, 47, 204-214.
  • Smith, A., Black, S., & Hooper, L.  (2020).  Metacognitive Knowledge, Skills, and Awareness: A Possible Solution to Enhancing Academic Achievement in African American Adolescents.  Urban Education, 55(4) 625–639.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Nutrition card games are a vehicle for increasing nutritional knowledge among African American older diabetics
  • African American older adults rely on Pastor Endorsements in making political decisions (grad student project)
  • Implicit Biases revealed via interpretation of ambiguous art pieces (grad student project)
  • Sources of Nonreplicability in Ethnoracial Health Disparities Research
    (Authors:  Ian M. McDonough, Erin R. Harrell, Sheila R. Black, Rebecca S. Allen, & Patricia A. Parmelee)
  • Cultural Biases inherent in standardized tests designed to assess older adults’ competence
  • The relation between health, race, and probability of falling

Frances A. Conners     http://fconners.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Himmelberger*, Z. M., Merrill, E. C., Conners, F. A., Roskos, B., Yang, Y., & Robinson*, T. (in press). The acquisition of survey knowledge by individuals with Down syndrome. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Reardanz*, J., Conners, F. A., McDonald, K. L., & Singh*, N. (2020). Victimization and Communication Skills in Adolescents with Down syndrome: Preliminary Findings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50, 349-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04238-z

Ongoing Projects:

  • Early cognitive decline in Down syndrome
  • The role of syntax in reading comprehension in Down syndrome
  • Supervising a master’s thesis about numerical skills in children with Down syndrome
  • Supervising an undergraduate honors thesis on academic identity development in college students with learning disabilities.

Jennifer Cox     http://jmcox.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Stanziani, M.*, Newman, A.*, Coffey, C. A.*, Cox, J. (2019). Role call: Sex, gender roles, and intimate partner violence. Psychology, Crime, and Law. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2019.1652746
  • Cox, J., Meaux, L. T.*, Stanziani, M. R.*, Coffey, C. A.*, & Daquin, J. (2019). Partiality in prosecution? Discretionary prosecutorial decision making and intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260519849689
  • Cox, J., Stanziani, M. R.*, Coffey, C. A.*, & deLacy, R. D.* (2018). LGB Q&A: An investigation of the influence of sexual orientation on professional practice among LGBQ-affiliated forensic mental health professionals. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49, 255-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000196
  • Stanziani, M. R.,* Cox, J., & Coffey, C. A.* (2018). Adding insult to injury: Sex, sexual orientation, and juror decision making in a case of intimate partner violence. Journal of Homosexuality, 65, 1325-1350. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1374066

Ongoing Projects:

  • Cox, J., Stanziani, M.*, Coffey, C. A., Bownes, E.*, Brooks-Holliday, S. F. & Meaux, L. T.* (under review). “Your rights end where mine begin:” A mixed-methods study of Moral Foundation Theory and support for bathroom bills. – investigating support for bathroom bills which target the transgender population
  • Cox, J. Neal, T. M. S. & Daquin, J. (in preparation). Implicit biases and discretionary prosecutorial decision making. – Investigating prosecutorial decision making in same-sex intimate partner violence
  • Lind, H.*, Cox, J., Newman, A., & Stanziani, M. (in preparation). Juror decision making and the intersectionality of race and sex in a case of intimate partner violence. – Investigating the impact of sex and race on juror decision making;

Jenny M. Cundiff

Published Work: 

  • Petrov, M.E., Long, D.L., Grandner, M.A., MacDonald, L., Cribbet, M.R., Robbins, R., Cundiff, J.M…….Howard, V.J. (in press).  Racial Differences in Sleep Duration are Modified by Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and U.S. Geographic Region: The REGARDS Study. Sleep Health.
  • Boylan, J.M., Cundiff, J.M., Fuller-Rowell, T., Ryff, C.D. (in press). Childhood disadvantage and inflammation: An examination of psychological buffers among Black and White Americans. Health Psychology.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Boylan, J.M. & Muscatell, K.A. (2020, epub ahead of print). Social status and physical health: Taking a closer look at stress as a pathway. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Jennings, J.R., Matthews, K.A. (2019). Social stratification and risk for cardiovascular disease: Examination of emotional suppression as a pathway to risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(8), 1202-1215.
  • Boylan, J.A., Cundiff, J.M., Jakubowski, K.P., Pardini, D.A., & Matthews, K.A. (2018). Pathways linking childhood SES and adult health behaviors and psychological resources in Black and White men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53(12), 1023-1035.
  • Jakubowski, K.P., Cundiff, J.M., & Matthews, K.A. (2018). Cumulative childhood adversity and adult cardiometabolic disease: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 37(8), 701-715.
  • Boylan, J.M., Cundiff, J.M., & Matthews, K.A. (2018). Socioeconomic status and cardiovascular response to standardized stressors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(3), 278-293.
  • Cundiff, J.M. & Matthews, K.A. (2017). Is subjective social status a unique correlate of physical health?: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 36(12), 1109-1125. doi: 10.1037/hea0000534.
  • Matthews, K.A., Boylan, J.M., Jakubowski, K.P., Cundiff, J.M., Lee, L., & Pardini, D.P. (2017). Socioeconomic status and parenting during adolescence in relation to ideal cardiovascular health in men. Health Psychology, 36(7), 673-681.
  • Cundiff, J. M. & Smith, T.W. (2017). Social status, everyday interpersonal processes, and coronary heart disease: A social psychophysiological view. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11(4).
  • Cundiff, J.M., Boylan, J.M., Pardini, D.A., Matthews, K.A. (2017). Moving up matters: Socioeconomic mobility prospectively predicts better physical health. Health Psychology, 36(6), 609-617. doi:10.1037/hea0000473.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Kamarck, T.W., & Manuck, S.B. (2016). Daily interpersonal experience partially explains the association between social rank and physical health. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(6), 854-861. doi:10.1007/s12160-016-9811-y.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Smith, T.W., Baron, C.E., & Uchino, B.N. (2016). Hierarchy and health: Physiological effects of interpersonal experiences associated with socioeconomic status. Health Psychology, 35(4), 356-365.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Birmingham, W.C., Uchino, B.N., & Smith, T.W. (2016). Marital quality buffers the association between socioeconomic status and ambulatory blood pressure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(2), 330-335. doi: 10.1007/s12160-015-9742-z.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Uchino, B.N., Smith, T.W., & Birmingham, W. (2015). Socioeconomic status and health: Education and income are independent and joint predictors of ambulatory blood pressure. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 9-16. doi: 10.1007/s10865-013-9515-8.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Smith, T.W., Uchino, B.N., & Berg, C.A. (2013). Subjective social status: Construct validity and associations with psychosocial vulnerability and self-rated health. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 148-158. doi: 10.1007/s12529-011-9206-1.
  • Cundiff, J.M., Smith, T.W., Uchino, B.N., & Berg, C.A. (2011). An interpersonal analysis of subjective social status and psychosocial risk. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30 (1), 47 – 74.

Ongoing Projects:

  •  In multiple projects, I am examining the interpersonal stress processes that may link socioeconomic status to poor physical health outcomes across blacks and whites in the United States.

Ansley Tullos Gilpin     http://atullos.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • *Thibodeau-Nielsen, R.B., & Gilpin, A.T,  Nancarrow, A.F. (in press) The role of emotion regulation in the relationship between pretense and executive function in early childhood: For whom is the relationship strongest? Infant and Child Development.
  • Cannon, E., Dwyer, K., Gilpin, A., Sommer, T., Pakulak, E., Mennen, F. (in press). Approaches to Meeting the Needs of Children and Parents Together in the Context of Head Start: Four Head Start University Partnership Grants, OPRE Report 2020. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • *Thibodeau-Nielsen, R.B., Gilpin, A.T., Nancarrow, A.F., Pierucci, J.M., Brown, M.M. (2020). Fantastical pretense’s effects on executive function in a diverse sample of preschoolers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 68, 1-10. 10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101137
  • Boxmeyer, C.L., Gilpin, A.T., DeCaro, J.A., Lochman, J.L. Mitchell, Q.P. (2015, November). Power PATH: Integrated two-generation social emotional intervention for Head Start preschoolers and their parents. In T. Sommer (Chair), Two-Generation Programs in Head Start: Three Experimental Studies of Parent and Child Interventions. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Miami, FL. DOI: TBA

Ongoing Projects:

  • Gilpin, A.T., Boxmeyer, C., DeCaro, J., Lochman, J. Power PATH Dual Generation Intervention for School Readiness: Integrating PATHS Preschool Curriculum with Coping Power Parent Program
  • DeCaro, J., Gilpin, A.T., Boxmeyer, C., Lochman, J. Biological Sensitivity to Context as Moderator in a Preliminary Trial of the Power PATH Preventive Intervention Program for Preschoo
  • *Farrell, C.B., Gilpin, A.T. (under review). The Bidirectional Development of Social-Emotional Learning in a Low-Income Population using Cross-Lagged Panel Modeling.
  • Pickens County Pilot Project Grant
  • Disseminating the Power PATH mental health preventive intervention to the Pickens County Community Action Head Start Program.

Andrea Glenn     http://aglenn.people.ua.edu/

Ongoing Projects:

  • Work conducted at the Tuscaloosa Jail.

Heather Gunn    https://hegunn.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Adolescent sleep and parental monitoring in disadvantaged youth. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2018.09.001

Ongoing Projects:

  •  Sleep in low SES and rural mothers.
  • School start times and adolescent sleep, can later school start times improve race and SES achievement gaps
  • Consultant on project examining sleep health in older, minority adults with HIV
  • Faculty Senate Taskforce to Change Campus Climate (service)

James C. Hamilton      http://jchamilt.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Hamilton, J. C., et al. (2002). “The effects of a racist act and public counter-demonstrations on race-related behavioral intentions: A natural experiment.” Journal of Applied Social Psychology 32(12).

Ongoing Projects:

  • Testing measurement invariance of measures of somatization across White and Black undergraduate respondents

Caitlin M. Hudac  

  • Skinner, A. L., & Hudac, C. M. (2017). “Yuck, you disgust me!” Affective bias against interracial couples. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 68-77.

Ongoing Projects:

  • ALRI-led initiative targeting rural health (status unclear given COVID-19 and community closures)

Rajesh K. Kana   https://cbra.ua.edu/

Ongoing Projects:

  • Research addressing gender differences, with a primary focus on individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Lauren Kois     http://lkois.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Kois, L. E., Chauhan, P., Pearson, J., & *Rodriguez, C. (2019). Personality Assessment Inventory English and European Spanish Versions with a college sample of Latin American Spanish speakers. The Spanish Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2019.27
  • Kois, L., & Chauhan, P. (2016). Forensic evaluators’ self-reported engagement in culturally competent practices. The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 15(4), 312–322. https://doi-org.libdata.lib.ua.edu/10.1080/14999013.2016.1228089

John Lochman

Published Work: 

  • Holmes, K.J., & Lochman, J.E. (2009). Ethnic identity in African American and European American preadolescents: Relation to self-worth, social goals, and aggression. Journal of Early Adolescence, 29, 476-496.
  • Holmes, K.J., & Lochman, J.E. (2012). The role of religiosity in African American preadolescent aggression. Journal of Black Psychology, 38, 497-508.
  • Ellis, M.L., Lindsey, M., Barker, E.D., Boxmeyer, C.L., & Lochman, J.E. (2013). Predictors of engagement in a school-based family preventive intervention for youth experiencing behavioral difficulties. Prevention Science, 14, 457-467.
  • Barth, J.M., McDonald, K.L., Lochman, J.E., Boxmeyer, C., Powell, N., Dillon, C., & Kelly, M. (2013). Racially diverse classrooms: Effects of classroom racial composition on inter-racial peer relationships. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 231-243.
  • Jackson, M.F., Barth, J.M., Powell. N., & Lochman, J.E. (2006). Classroom contextual effects of race on children’s peer nominations. Child Development, 77, 1325-1337.
  • Lochman, J. E., Glenn, A .L., Powell, N. P., Boxmeyer, C. L., Bui, C., Kassing, F., Qu, L., Romero, D., & Dishion, T. (2019). Group versus individual format of intervention for aggressive children: Moderators and predictors of outcomes through four years after intervention. Development and Psychopathology, 31(5), 1757-1775.

Ongoing Projects:

  • National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH1124438)
    Project Title: Integrative Data Analysis of Coping Power: Effects on Adolescent Suicidality
    Multiple Principal Investigators: Antonio Morgan-Lopez & John Lochman
    Percent of my effort: 30%
    Period of Support: 7/1/20-4/30/23
    Total Direct Costs: $1,485,890 (UA subaward: $178,000)
  • This 3 year project will use integrative data analysis, meta-analysis of individual patient outcomes, and propensity score weighting to integrate and analyze data from 10 randomized controlled trials of the Coping Power (CP) program to test its effects on suicidality and related outcomes. If the project is successful, it will be one of the first such studies to (1) assess suicide prevention effects from an externalizing focused intervention, (2) test for gender-specificity in pathways to preventing suicidality, and (3) examine the combinations of CP’s delivery conditions with individual youth characteristics to identify optimal conditions for CP. Because the samples are primarily African-American, there will be afocus on assessing issues related to diversity, including risk prediction and moderation of intervention outcomes.
    My role: MPI, and PI on UA subaward
  •  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 MD013806)
    Project Title: Reducing Youth Violence and Racism/Discrimination: The Efficacy of Comprehensive Prevention strategies (CPS)
    Multiple Principal Investigators: Sara McDaniel & John Lochman
    Percent of my effort: 25%
    Period of Support: 4/01/19-11/30/23
    Total Direct Costs: $1,854,631
  • This 5 year project will evaluate the effects of a comprehensive intervention addressing individual, educator, school and community variables in 20 schools. Interracial and intraracial youth aggression and school disengagement will be examined in a comparison of traditional Coping Power versus an augmented Coping Power program which includes a focus on racism and discrimination (with 1020 at-risk students). Implicit bias training will be delivered to educators and tested with, and culturally responsive adaptations to PBIS will also be tested.
    My role: MPI

Kristina McDonald   http://klmcdonald.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Crocetti, E., Benish-Weisman, M., & McDonald, K.L. (2020). Cross-cultural perspectives on identity formation and Psychosocial Adjustment: A Study with Arab and Jewish Adolescents in Israel. Journal of Adolescence, 79, 11-15. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.12.006
  • Reardanz, J., Conners, F.A., McDonald, K.L., & Singh, N. (2020). Peer victimization and communication skills in adolescents with Down syndrome: Preliminary findings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 349-355. doi: 10.1007%2Fs10803-019-04238-z
  • Benish-Weisman, M., Daniels, E., & McDonald, K.L. (2020). Values and adolescents’ self-esteem: The role of value content and congruence with classmates.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 207-223. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2602
  • McDonald, K. L., Vernberg, E. M., Lochman, J. E., Abel, M. R., Jarrett, M. A., Kassing, F., Powell, N., & Qu, L. (2019). Trajectories of tornado-related posttraumatic stress symptoms and pre-exposure predictors in a sample of at-risk youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 1003–1018. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000432
  • Mrug, S., Tindell, C.N., & McDonald, K.L. (2020). Individual and family predictors of disrespect sensitivity in urban adolescents. International Journal of Developmental Science, 13, 25-30. doi: 10.3233/DEV-180256
  • Ungvary, S., McDonald, K.L, & Benish-Weisman, M. (2018). Identifying and distinguishing value profiles in American and Israeli adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 6, 294-309.
  • Benish-Weisman, M., & McDonald, K.L. (2015). Private self-consciousness and gender moderate how adolescents’ values relate to aggression. Social Development, 24, 766-781.
  • McDonald, K.L., Benish-Weisman, M., O’Brien, C., & Ungvary, S. (2015). The social values of aggressive-prosocial youth. The Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 2245-2256.
  • McDonald, K.L., Dashiell-Aje, E. N., Menzer, M.M., Rubin, K. H., Oh, W., & Bowker, J.C. (2013). Contributions of racial and socio-behavioral homophily to friendship stability and quality among same-race and cross-race friends. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 33, 897–919.
  • Menzer, M.M., Oh, W., McDonald, K.L., Rubin, K.H., & Dashiell-Aje, E. (2010). Behavioral correlates of peer exclusion and victimization of East Asian American and European American young adolescents. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1, 290-302.
  • French, D.C., Pidada, S., Denoma, J., McDonald, K.L., & Lawton, A. (2005). Reported peer conflicts of children in the United States and Indonesia. Social Development, 14, 458-472.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Families And Children’s Experiences (F.A.C.E.) of COVID-19 Study: An international study of the effects of COVID-19 on children and families.
  • Revenge Goals in American and Pakistani Youth: An investigation of how interpretations of peer provocation are similarly and differentially related to retaliatory motives and aggression
  • Peer Relations and Bullying in South Korea and the United States: A cross-cultural comparison

Ian M. McDonough   http://immcdonough.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Choi, S. L., McDonough, I. M., Kim, M., & Kim, G. (2020). The association between the number of chronic health conditions and advance care planning varies by race/ethnicity. Aging & Mental Health, 24, 453-463.
  • Choi, S. L., McDonough, I. M., Kim, M., & Kim, G. (2019). Estate planning among older Americans: The moderating role of race and ethnicity. Financial Planning Review, 2, e1058.
  • McDonough, I. M. (2018). Fighting racial health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease: How biology and the social environment put Blacks at risk. Today’s Geriatric Medicine, 11, 10-15.
  • McDonough, I. M. (2017). Beta-amyloid and cortical thickness reveal racial disparities in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage: Clinical, 16, 659-667.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Evidence for shared and unique pathways of stress on cognition as a function of race and ethnicity in young adults
  • Explaining Cognitive Health Disparity in Older Rural Ethnoracial Minorities: The Impact of Education on Episodic Memory Performance Over 20 Years
  •  The moderating effect of ethnoracial category, socioeconomic status, and sex on the association between an ability discrepancy and cognitive status across the Alzheimer’s disease spectr
  •   Measuring the Impact of Stress on Brain Structure and Function in Middle-Aged African Americans
  • Longitudinal Biological Pathways Leading to Alzheimer’s Disease Health Disparities in Blacks
  • Sources of Nonreplicability in Ethnoracial Health Disparities Research

Patricia A. Parmelee   http://aria.ua.edu/patricia-parmelee/

Published Work: 

  • Kim, G., Allen, R. S., *Wang, S. Y., *Park, S., Perkins, E.A., & Parmelee, P. (2019). The relationship between multiple informal caregiving roles and subjective physical and mental health status among older adults: Do racial/ethnic differences exist? The Gerontol-ogist, 59(3), 499-508. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx196
  • Mitchell, J. B., Paschal, A. M., Parmelee, P. A., & Murphy P. Z. (2018) LIVE: A multi-component community-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural African Americans. Journal of Health Education, 49(5), 326-334.
  • Kim, G., Dautovich, N., Jimenez, D., Cook, B., Allman, R., & Parmelee, P. (2017).  Ge-ographic disparities in mental health care disparities among racially/ethnically diverse adults with psychiatric disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 528(8), 939-948.
  • Kim, G., Parmelee, P., *Bryant, A. N., Crowther, M. R., *Park, S., … , & Chae, D. H.  (2017). Geographic region matters in the relation between perceived racial discrimination and psychiatric disorders among black older adults. The Gerontologist, 57(6), 1142-1147. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw129.
  • Parmelee, P. A., Cox, B. S., DeCaro, J. A., Keefe, F. J., & Smith, D. M. (2017). Racial/ ethnic differences in sleep quality among older adults with osteoarthritis. Sleep Health, 3(3):163-169. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.03.010.
  • Smith, D. M., & Parmelee, P. A. (2016). Within-day variability of fatigue and pain among African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites with osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis Care and Research, 68(1), 115-122.
  • Ford, C., Sawyer, P., Parmelee, P. A., Clay, O. J., Crowther, M., & Allman, R. M. (2015).  Race and sex differences in correlates of systolic blood pressure in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 7(5), article 3.
  • Kim, G., Parton, J. M., *Ford, K.-L., *Bryant, A. N., Shim, R. S., & Parmelee, P. (2014).  Geographic and racial-ethnic differences in satisfaction with and perceived bene-fits of mental health services.  Psychiatric Services, 65(120, 1474-1482. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300440.
  • Kim, G., Parmelee, P., DeCoster, J., *Bryant, A. N., & Chiriboga, D. A. (2014). The re-lation between body mass index and self-rated mental health among US older adults: Do racial/ethnic difference exist?  (2014). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(7), 661-669.  doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.08.011.
  • Kim, G., Parton, J. M., DeCoster, J., *Bryant, A. N., *Ford, K. L., & Parmelee, P. A.  (2013). Regional variation of racial disparities in mental health service use among older adults.  The Gerontologist, 53(4), 618-626.
  • Kim, G., *Bryant, A. N., & Parmelee, P. (2012). Racial/ethnic differences in serious psychological distress among older adults in California.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27, 1070-1077.
  • Kim, G., DeCoster, J., *Huang, C.-H., & Parmelee, P. (2012).  Health disparities grants funded by National Institute on Aging: Trends between 2000 and 2010.  The Gerontologist, 52(6), 748-758. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns035
  • Parmelee, P. A., Harralson, T., DeCoster, J., McPherron, J., & Schumacher, H. R. (2012). Depression, pain and disability in osteoarthritis: Race and sex make a difference. Journal of Aging and Health, 24(1), 168-187. DOI: 10.1177/0898264311410425
  • Kim, G., DeCoster, J., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Allen, R. S., & Parmelee, P.A. (2011). Associations between self-rated mental health and psychiatric disorders among older adults: Do racial/ethnic disparities exist? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(5), 416-422.
  • Kim, G., Aguado Loi, C. X., Chiriboga, D. A., Jang, Y., Parmelee, P., & Allen, R. S. (2011). Limited English proficiency as a barrier to mental health service use: A study of Latino and Asian immigrants with psychiatric disorders.  Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 104-110.
  • Kim, G., *Worley, C., Allen, R. S., *Vinson, L, Crowther, M. R., Parmelee, P., &   Chiriboga, D. A. (2011). Vulnerability of older Latino and Asian Immigrants with limited English proficiency.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59, 1246-1252.
  • Harralson, T. L., White, T. M., Regenberg, A. C., Kallan, M. J., Ten Have, T., Parmelee, P. A., & Johnson, J. C. (2002).  Similarities and differences in depression among African American and White nursing home residents.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10(2), 175-184.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Everyday Quality of LIfe in Blacks & Whites with Osteoarthritis: Multiple burst microlongitudinal study of racial/ethnic differences in the physical and emotional impact of osteoarthritis pain, comparing equal numbers of African Americans & non-Hispanic Whites. Original grant now in analysis; follow-up grant application to be submitted in July.

Beverly Roskos   http://broskos.people.ua.edu/

Published Work: 

  • Byrd, J., & Roskos-Ewoldsen, B. (2000). The role of self-esteem, skin color, and stereotype threat on perceptions of job success among African-American women. The University of Alabama McNair Journal, 1, 43-57.
  • Horace, J., Amy-Chavez, C.,  Roskos, B. (2018, November). African Americans hiring African Americans: The effects of skin tone on hiring preferences. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. New Orleans, LA.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Dissertation Committee Chair: Exploring the implicit cognitive biases of African American women’s hairstyles and their relations to judgments of attractiveness, professionalism, and dominance (Janet Horace).

Randall T. Salekin   http://rsalekin.people.ua.edu/

Published Work:

  • Division 12 diversity Blog

Ongoing Projects:

  • Chair of the Committee on Diversity for Division 1
  • Publication of a minimum of 3-4 blogs per year and 3-4 diversity spotlights in the Clinical Psychologist (via APA Division 12)

Lynn Snow 

Ongoing Projects:

  • The silencing of front-line healthcare staff in long-term care (a position paper in progress — most of my work has to do with the empowerment of front-line healthcare staff in LTC through relational coordination strategies, and the majority of these individuals are BIPOC)

Alexa Tullett    http://atullett.people.ua.edu/

Published Work:

  • Lee, D. I., Gardiner, G., Baranski, E., Members of the International Situations Project, Funder, D. C. (in press). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Journal of Personality.

Ongoing Projects:

  • International Situations Project

Bradley White

Published Work:

  • White, B. A., West, K. J., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2020). Is exposure to family member incarceration during childhood linked to diabetes in adulthood? Findings from a representative community sample. SAGE Open Medicine, 8, 2050312120905165.
  • White, B.A., Cordie-Garcia, L., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2016). Incarceration of a family member during childhood is associated with later heart attack: Findings from two large, population- based studies. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 89-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.12.006
  • Kistner, J.A., David, C.F., & White, B.A. (2003). Ethnic and Gender Differences in Children’s Depressive Symptoms: Mediating Effects of Perceived and Actual Competence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 3, 341-350.

Ongoing Projects:

  • Reaching Families Most at Risk: Barriers and Facilitators to Utilization of Youth Mental Health Referrals from Family Medicine and Pediatric Clinics. (Sponsor: CARSCA)
  • Facial Affect Sensitivity Training for Young Children with CU traits. (Sponsor: NIMH)
  • Testing the Efficacy and Feasibility of an Online Intervention for Aggressive Youth. (Sponsor: CARSCA)

Susan White   https://swwhite.people.ua.edu

Published Work:

  • Ireri, N. W., White, S. W., & Mbwayo, A. W. (2019). Treating anxiety and social deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder in two schools in Nairobi, Kenya. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(8), 3309-3315. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04045-6

Ongoing Projects:

  • Race, Gender, and Scholarly Impact: Disparities for Women and Faculty of Color in Clinical Psychology