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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

Research & Creative Activity

Grants

  • Action Ethnography of Community Reintegration for Veterans with TBI (James A. Haley Veterans Veteran's Hospital)
  • Community-Based Agricultural Initiatives for Transitioning Rural Veterans IPA (James A. Haley Veterans Veteran's Hospital)
  • Employment Status of Veterans Following Diagnosis of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) (James A. Haley Veterans Veteran's Hospital)
  • Extending Smart Home Technology for Cognitively Impaired Veterans to Delay Institutionalization (UbiSense, Inc.)
  • MRI: Acquisition of a CAREN Virtual Reality System for Collaborative Research in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies (National Science Foundation)
  • NOURISHing Families to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight Children (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Pilot Study of Postpartum Weight Loss in Obese Women using a Sleep Intervention in a Group Prenatal Care Setting (USF Women's Health Collaborative Grant)
  • Teen Tracking to Health Program: School intervention for 9th Graders in the Schools (Florida Blue)
  • Targeting Caregivers to Enhance Health Behaviors in Pediatric Cancer Survivors (National Cancer Institute)

Publications

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

Weinberg, R. B. (2014). Treating adolescents with conduct disorder. In S. Walfish & L. Grossman (Eds.), Translating psychological research into practice: A desk reference for practicing mental health professionals. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.


Woods, J. D., Trapp, S., & Stern, M. (2014). Childhood obesity and cultural influences. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), Multicultural approaches to health and wellness in America (Vol. 2, Mental health and mind-body connections, pp. 225-251). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.


Bruce, T., Menchetti, B., & Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C. (2014). Project RESULTS: A tool kit for project leaders. Tallahassee, FL; West Orange, NJ: Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc.; Kessler Foundation.

DATASETS

Nicolais, C., & Stern, M. (2014). Critical synthesis package: CAM Health Belief Questionnaire (CHBQ). MedEdPORTAL Directory and Repository of Educational Assessment Measures [Database]. Retrieved from: http://www.mededportal.org/publication/9882

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2015

  • Stern, M., Ewing, L., Davila, E., Thompson, A. L., Hale, G., & Mazzeo, S. (2015). Design and rationale for NOURISH-T: A randomized control trial targeting parents of overweight children with cancer transitioning off treatment. Contemporary Clinical Trials, Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2014.12.018.

2014

  • Agonis, J., Frain, M., Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., & Ehlke, S. (2014). Family resiliency, family needs, and community re-integration in persons with brain injury. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(2), 91-110. doi:10.1891/2168-6653.28.2.91.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Angonis, J. A., Hanson, A., Frain, M., Sosinski, M., & Ehlke, S. (2014). Applying a resiliency model to community re -integration and needs in families with traumatic brain injury: Implications for rehabilitation counselors. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 45(1), 25-36.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Becker, M., Haynes, D., & et al. (2014). Predictors of behavioral health services and associated costs: Individuals with TBI in Florida. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), 37 [Special section: Accepted abstracts from the International Brain Injury Association's Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury]. doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.892379.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Finch, D., Massengale, J., Kretzmer, T., Luther, S. L., & McCart, J. A. (2014). Using information from the electronic health record to improve measurement of unemployment in service members and veterans with mTBI and post-deployment stress. PLoS One, 9(12), e115873. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115873.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Rugs, D., & Martinez, K. (2014). Department of Veterans Affairs Smart Home 2: Extending smart home technology for cognitively impaired veterans to delay institutionalization. Brain Injury, 28(5-6), 36. doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.892379 [Special section: Accepted abstracts from the International Brain Injury Association's Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury].
  • Foster, R. H., Russell, C. C., Dillon, R., Bitsko, M. J., Godder, K., & Stern, M. (2014). Relations among optimism, perceived health vulnerability, and academic, self-regulatory, and social self-efficacy in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 32(2), 207-223. doi:10.1080/07347332.2013.874000.
  • Foster, R. H., & Stern, M. (2014). Peer and romantic relationships among adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood hematological cancer: A review of challenges and positive outcomes. Acta Haematologica, 132(3-4), 375-382. doi:10.1159/000360239.
  • Frain, J., Dillahunt-Aspillaga, T., Frain, M., & Ehkle, S. (2014). Family resiliency, family needs, and community reintegration in persons with brain injury. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(2), 91-110. doi:10.1891/2168-6653.28.2.91.
  • Jackson, J. B., Miller, R. B., Oka, M., & Henry, R. G. (2014). Gender differences in marital satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(1), 105-129.
  • Kearns, W. D., & Fozard, J. L. (2014). An example of a university/government relationship in the North American chapter of the ISG. Gerontechnology, 13(2), 155-156 . doi:10.4017/gt.2014.13.02.101.00.
  • Kearns, W. D., Fozard, J. L., Webster, P., & Jasiewicz, J. (2014). Location aware smart watch to support aging in place. Gerontechnology, 13(2), 223. doi:10.4017/gt.2014.13.02.026.00.
  • Lamanna, J., Trapp, S., Russell, C., & Stern, M. (2014). Preparing for the future: An examination of healthcare provider and patient communication regarding childhood cancer survivorship. Child: Care, Health and Development doi:10.1111/cch.12210.
  • Mazzeo, S. E., Kelly, N. R., Stern, M., Gow, R. W., Cotter, E. W., Thornton, L. M., . . . Bulik, C. M. (2014). Parent skills training to enhance weight loss in overweight children: evaluation of NOURISH. Eating Behaviors, 15(2), 225-229. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.01.010.
  • Ning, Y., Yang, S., Evans, R. K., Stern, M., Sun, S., Francis, G. L., & Wickham, E. P., 3rd. (2014). Changes in body anthropometry and composition in obese adolescents in a lifestyle intervention program. European Journal of Nutrition, 53(4), 1093-1102. doi:10.1007/s00394-013-0612-9.
  • Ottomanelli, L., Barnett, S. D., & Goetz, L. L. (2014). Effectiveness of supported employment for veterans with spinal cord injury: 2-year results. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(4), 784-790. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2013.11.012.
  • Palmberg, A. A., Stern, M., Kelly, N. R., Bulik, C., Belgrave, F. Z., Trapp, S. K., . . . Mazzeo, S. E. (2014). Adolescent girls and their mothers talk about experiences of binge and loss of control eating. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(8), 1403-1416. doi:10.1007/s10826-013-9797-z. PMC4228966.
  • Slosky, L. E., Stern, M., Burke, N. L., & Siminoff, L. A. (2014). Decision making in the PICU: An examination of factors influencing participation decisions in phase III randomized clinical trials. International Journal of Pediatrics, 2014, Article ID 676023. doi:10.1155/2014/676023. PMC4138893.

PRESENTATIONS

International

  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Finch, D., Luther, S. L., & McCart, J. (2014, October). Using information from the electronic health record to improve measurement of unemployment in service members and veterans with mTBI and post-deployment stress. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada. [Invited presentation].
  • Stergiou-Kita, M., & Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C. (2014, October). Inter-professional clinical practice guideline for vocational evaluation following traumatic brain injury: Development, implementation, and evaluation. Workshop presented at the meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada. [Invited presentation].
  • Kearns, W. D. (2104, April). Tracking technologies for measuring mobility of older persons in home settings. Panel presented at the meeting of the CLSA-Tech (Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging), Toronto, ON, Canada [Invited presentation].
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Becker, M., & Haynes, D. (2014, March). Predictors of behavioral health services and associated costs: Individuals with TBI in Florida. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Brain Injury Association World Congress on Brain Injury, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C., Rugs, D., & Martinez, K. (2014, March). Department of Veterans Affairs Smart Home 2: Extending smart home technology for cognitively impaired veterans to delay institutionalization. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Brain Injury Association World Congress on Brain Injury.
  • Fozard, J. L., & Kearns, W. D. (2014, June). Talking, walking, and falling: Technology-based assessments and interventions. Keynote presented at the meeting of the International Society of Gerontechnology, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kearns, W. D., & Fozard, J. L. (2014, June). An example of a university/government relationship in the North American chapter of the ISG. In R. Woolrych (Chair). Inter-university and inter-disciplinary collaboration in Gerontechnology: Lessons from North America. Symposium presented at the meeting of the International Society of Gerontechnology, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kearns, W. D., Fozard, J. L., Webster, P., & Jasiewicz, J. (2014, June). Location aware smart watch to support aging in place. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society of Gerontechnology, Taipei, Taiwan.

National & State

  • Nicolais, C. J., & Stern, M. (2014, August). Child behavior and child injury: Maternal health as a mediator. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Dillahunt-Aspillaga, C. (2014, September). Special topics in ethics: Ethics and vocational assessment. Webinar presented at the meeting of the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, Seattle, WA. [Invited presentation].
  • Smith, T. J. (2014, July). Customized employment strategies for VR customers with significant disabilities. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association for People Supporting Employment First Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bean, M., Powell, P., Stern, M., Ingersoll, K., Wickham, E., Evans, R., & Mazzeo, S. (2014, April). Randomized controlled trial of a motivational interviewing intervention in pediatric obesity: The MI Values Study. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Davila, E., Flores, M., Abella, A., Pabon-Silva, I., Stern, M., & Phares, V. (2014, March). Interparental agreement on child somatic complaint ratings. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Nicolais, C. J., & Stern, M. (2014, March). Maternal physical health as a risk factor for child injury. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Slosky, L. E., Elsea, S. H., & Stern, M. (2014, March). Mental health needs of caregivers in a pediatric chronic illness population; trajectory and intervention implications. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Slosky, L. E., Foster, R. H., Elsea, S. H., & Stern, M. (2014, March). Maximizing our resources: Cost-effective methods for accessing low-incidence and underserved populations. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Trapp, S. K., Leibach, G. G., Morris, J. R., Masho, S. W., & Stern, M. (2014, March). Perceived competence, autonomous motivation, and intent to breastfeed as predictors of breastfeeding over six months postpartum. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kearns, W. D., Fozard, J. L., Scott, S., Schonfeld, L., & Marshall, K. (2014, January). Measuring spatial disorientation in veterans with TBI using GPS and fractal mathematics. Poster presented at the meeting of the Veterans Administration Research Day, Tampa, FL.
  • Brumley, J., Louis, J., Cain, M., & Stern, M. (2014, April). Gestational weight gain in group versus traditional prenatal care setting. Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • LoFrisco, B. M., Messina, J., Hutchings, B., English, C., Solomon, C., & Sacco-Bene, C. (2014, February). What to expect after graduation. Panel presented at the meeting of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Smith, T. J. (2014, October). Successful employment outcomes through discovery. Keynote presented at the meeting of the Florida Rehabilitation Association, Orlando, FL [Invited].