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Honors, Awards and Publications


Smita C. Banerjee, PhD, Assistant Attending Behavioral Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, received the 2011 Eastern Communication Association's Article of the Year Award (with Drs. Kathryn Greene from Rutgers University and Shelly Campo from University of Iowa) for the article: Greene K, Campo, S, & Banerjee, SC. Comparing normative, anecdotal, and scientific risk evidence to discourage tanning bed use. Communication Quarterly. 2010;58:111-32.

Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, Research Scientist from the VA San Diego Healthcare System, received a Planetree (Patient Centered Care) Implementation Award in April 2011 for the Mantram Repetition Program, a portable meditation-based intervention for veterans with PTSD and for Employee Health and Wellness.

Noel T. Brewer, PhD, received the Rutgers University Early Career Alumnus Award for Distinguished Accomplishments and Service, 2010 as well as the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011.

Babalola Faseru, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor with joint appointment at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center received the 2011 Excellence in Public Health Teaching Award at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Janine Giese-Davis, PhD, and team received the Herbert Spiegel Memorial Award for Research on the Efficacy of Hypnotic Interventions 2011 given by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) for the authors of the article Butler, L., Koopman, C., Neri, E., Giese-Davis, J., Palesh, O., Thorne-Yocam, K., DiMiceli, S., Chen, X.-H., Fobair, P., Kraemer, H.C., Spiegel, D. Effects of supportive-expressive group therapy on pain in women with metastatic breast cancer. Health Psychology. 2009;28(5):579-587.

Summar H. Reslan, MS, received the 2011 Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship, an award dedicated to supporting behavioral health research by college-aged scholars as supported by the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.

James F. Sallis, PhD, of the SBM Board of Directors has been honored with a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN). The PCFSN Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition-related programs nationwide. Winners are chosen by the members of the President's Council based on the span and scope of an individual's career, the estimated number of lives they have touched, and the impact of their legacy. Time Magazine has identified Dr. Sallis as an "obesity warrior."


Abernethy A, Wheeler J, Courtney P, Keefe F. Supporting implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions: the role of data liquidity in facilitating translational behavioral medicine. Transl Behav Med. 2011 Mar 1;1(1):45-52.

Adachi-Mejia AM, Drake KM, MacKenzie TA, Titus-Ernstoff L, Longacre MR, Hendricks KH, Beach, ML, Dalton MA. Perceived intrinsic barriers to physical activity among rural mothers. J Womens Health. 2010 Dec;19(12):2197-202. PMID: 20973674.

Adachi-Mejia AM, Sutherland LA, Longacre MR, Beach ML, Titus-Ernstoff L, Gibson JJ, Dalton MA. Adolescent weight status and receptivity to food TV advertisements. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 June 10.[Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21665550.

Alschuler KN, Hoodin F, Murphy SL, Geisser ME. Ambulatory monitoring as a measure of disability in chronic low back pain populations. Clin J Pain. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21505322.

Alschuler KN, Otis JD. Coping strategies and beliefs about pain in Veterans with comorbid chronic pain and significant PTSD symptomatology. Eur J Pain. 2011 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21723169.

Anthamatten, P, Brink L, Lampe S, Greenwood E, Kingston B, Nigg CR. An assessment of schoolyard renovation strategies to encourage children's physical activity. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Apr 9;8:27. PubMed PMID: 21477325.

Arasaratnam LA, Banerjee SC. Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test. Int J Intercult Rel. 2011 Mar;35(2):226-33. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.07.003.

Banerjee SC, Greene K, Yanovitzky I. Sensation seeking and dosage effect: An exploration of the role of surprise in anti-cocaine messages. J Subst Use. 2011 Feb;16(1):1-13. DOI: 10.3109/14659890903490773.

Banerjee SC, Siriwardena AN, Iqbal M. What influences pre-hospital cannulation intentions in paramedics? An application of the theory of reasoned action. J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):84-90. PubMed PMID: 20807293.

Birnie K, Speca M, Carlson LE. Exploring self-compassion and empathy in the context of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Stress & Health. 2010 Dec;26(5):359-371. DOI: 10.1002/smi.1305.

Burne B, Knafelc V, Melonis M, Heyn PC. The use and application of assistive technology to promote literacy in early childhood: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(3):207-13. Epub 2010 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 20923322.

Campbell TS, Labelle LE, Bacon SL, Carlson LE. Impact of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on resting blood pressure in women with cancer: A longitudinal waitlist-controlled study. J Behav Med. 2011 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21667281.

Carlson LE, Groff S, Waller A, Bultz BD. Reply to S. Palmer et al. clinical trial did demonstrate benefits for screening cancer patients for distress. J Clin Oncol. 2011 April;29(10), e279-e280. PubMed PMID: 21300932.

Carlson LE, Speca M. Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery: A step-by-step MBSR approach to help you cope with treatment and reclaim your life. New Harbinger Pubns; 1 edition (February 3, 2011).

Carmody JF, Crawford S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Leung K, Churchill L, Olendzki N. Mindfulness training for coping with hot flashes: results of a randomized trial. Menopause. 2011 Jun;18(6):611-20. PubMed PMID: 21372745.

Castro CM, Pruitt LA, Buman MP, King AC. Physical activity program delivery by professionals versus volunteers: the TEAM randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2011 May;30(3):285-94. PubMed PMID: 21553972.

Choi WS, Faseru B, Beebe LA, Greiner KA, Yeh HW, Shireman T, Talawyma, M, Cully L, Kaur B, Daley CM. Culturally-Tailored Smoking Cessation for American Indians: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 2011 May 18;12(1):126. PubMed PMID: 21592347.

Coups EJ, Geller AC, Weinstock MA, Heckman CJ, Manne SL. The reply re. Letter to the Editor regarding prevalence and correlates of skin cancer screening among middle-aged and older white adults in the United States. Am J Med. 2010 Dec;123(12):e13-4. PMCID: N/A.

Courtney P. Data Liquidity in Health Information Systems. The Cancer Journal: The Journal of Principles and Practice of Oncology. July/August 2011; In Press.

Cox LS, Faseru B, Mayo MS, Krebill R, Snow TS, Bronars CA, Nollen NL, Choi WS, Okuyemi KS, Salzman GA, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF, Ahluwalia JS. Design, baseline characteristics, and retention of African American light smokers into a randomized trial involving biological data. Trials. 2011 Jan 25;12:22. PubMed PMID: 21266057.

Daley CM, Faseru B, Nazir N, Solomon C, Greiner KA, Ahluwalia JS, Choi WS. Influence of traditional tobacco use on smoking cessation among American Indians. Addiction. 2011 May;106(5):1003-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03391.x.. PubMed PMID: 21306597.

Ding D, Hofstetter CR, Norman GJ, Irvin VL, Chhay D, Hovell MF. Measuring immigration stress of first-generation female Korean immigrants in California: psychometric evaluation of demand of Immigration Scale. Ethn Health. 2011 Feb;16(1):11-24. PubMed PMID: 21213157.

Ding D, Sallis JF, Hovell MF, Du J-Z, Zheng M, He H-Y, Owen N. Physical activity and sedentary behaviors among rural adults in Suixi, China: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011 Apr 26;8:37. PubMed PMID: 21521510.

Ding D, Sallis JF, Norman GJ, Saelens BE, Harris SK, Kerr J, Rosenberg D, Durant N, Glanz K. Community food environment, home food environment and fruit and vegetable intake of children and adolescents. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21531177.

Ding D, Wahlgren DR, Liles S, Matt GE, Oliver M, Jones JA, Hovell MF. A second reporter matters: Agreement between parents' and children's reports of smoking bans in families. Am J Prev Med. 2011 May;40(5):572-5. PubMed PMID: 21496758.

Faseru B, Turner M, Casey G, Ruder C, Befort CA, Ellerbeck EF, Richter KP. Evaluation of a hospital-based tobacco treatment services: Outcomes and lessons learned. J Hosp Med. 2011 Apr;6(4):143-150. Epub 2010 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 21480493.

Garland SN, Carlson LE, Antle M, Samuels C, Campbell T. I-CAN SLEEP: Rationale and Design of a non-inferiority RCT of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Insomnia in CANcer survivors. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21658476.

Giese-Davis J, Collie K, Rancourt KM, Neri E, Kraemer HC, Spiegel D. Decrease in depression symptoms is associated with longer survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer: a secondary analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Feb 1;29(4):413-20. Epub 2010 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 21149651.

Hack TF, Carlson L, Butler L, Degner LF, Jakulj F, Pickles T, Dean Ruether J, Weir L. Facilitating the implementation of empirically valid interventions in psychosocial oncology and supportive care. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Aug;19(8):1097-105. Epub 2011 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 21494781.

Heckman CJ. Indoor tanning: Tanning dependence and other health risks. Household and Personal Care TODAY. 2011 Jan; 1:20-22.

Hovell MF, Wahlgren DR, Liles S, Jones JA, Hughes SC, Matt GE, Ji M, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Swan GE, Chatfield D, Ding D. Coaching and cotinine feedback for preteens to reduce their secondhand smoke exposure: A randomized trial. Chest 2011 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID:21474574.

Ingersoll KI, Farrell-Carnahan L, Cohen-Filipic J, Heckman CJ, Hettema J, Ceperich SD, Marzani-Nissen G (2011). A pilot randomized clinical trial of two medication adherence and drug use interventions for HIV+ crack cocaine users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2001 Jul 1;116(1-3):177-87. Epub 2011 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 21306837.

Inouye J, Boland MG, Nigg CR, Sullivan K, Leake A, Mark D, Albright CL. A center for self-management of chronic illnesses in diverse groups. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Jan;70(1):4-8. PubMed PMID: 21225588.

Jensen MP, Alschuler KN, Smith AE, Verrall AM, Goetz MC, Molton IR. Pain and fatigue in persons with post-polio syndrome: independent effects on functioning. Arch Phys Med Rehab, in press.

Katz DA, Tang F, Faseru B, Horwitz PA, Jones P, Spertus J. Prevalence and correlates of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in hospitalized smokers with AMI. Am Heart J. 2011 Jul;162(1):74-80. PubMed PMID: 21742092.

Kemeny M, Foltz C, Cavanaugh J, Giese-Davis J, Jennings P, Rosenberg E, Gillath O, Shaver P, Wallace B, Ekman P. Contemplative/emotional training reduces negative emotional behavior and promotes prosocial responses. Emotion. (In press June 2011).

Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, Giovino GA. Psychological Distress and Smoking Behavior: The Nature of the Relation Differs By Race/Ethnicity. Nicotine Tob Res. 2011 Feb;13(2):113-9. Epub 2010 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 21159784.

Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, Giovino GA. Race/ethnicity, psychological distress, and fruit/vegetable consumption. The nature of the distress-behavior relation differs by race/ethnicity. Appetite. 2011 Jun;56(3):737-40. Epub 2011 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 21349306.

Kiviniemi MT, Ram PK, Kozlowski LT, Smith KM. Perceptions of and willingness to engage in public health precautions to prevent 2009 H1N1 influenza transmission. BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 8;11:152. PubMed PMID: 21385436.

Madanat HN, Lindsay R, Hawks SR, Ding D. A Comparative study of the culture of thinness and the nutrition transition in four countries: China, Japan, Jordan, and the US. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2011;20(1):102-8. PubMed PMID: 21393117.

Manne SL, Coups EJ, Jacobsen P, Ming M, Heckman CJ, Lessin SR. Sun protection and sunbathing practices among at-risk family members of patients with melanoma. BMC Public Health. 2011 Feb 21;11:122. PubMed PMID: 21338483.

Mâsse LC, Nigg CR, Basen-Engquist K, Atienza AA. Understanding the mechanism of physical activity behavior change: Challenges and a Call for Action. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2011 Jan;12(1):1-6.

Moser RP, Hesse BW, Shaikh AR, Courtney P, Morgan G, Augustson E, Kobrin S, Levin KY, Helba C, Garner D, Dunn M, Coa K. Grid-Enabled Measures: Using Science 2.0 to Standardize Measures and Share Data. Am J Prev Med. 2011 May;40(5 Suppl 2):S134-43. PubMed PMID: 21521586.

Moser RP, Hesse BW, Shaikh AR, Courtney P, Morgan G, Auguston E, Levin K, Helba C, Garner D, Dunn M. Promoting the Use of Harmonized Measures and Sharing Data to Catalyze Progress in Behavioral Science: The National Cancer Institute's Grid-Enabled Measures (GEM) Portal. Ann Behav Med. 2011 Apr;41 Suppl 1:S145.

Myaskovsky L, Burkitt KH, Lichy AM, Ljungberg IH, Fyffe DC, Ozawa H, Switzer GE, Fine MJ, Boninger ML. The association of race, cultural factors, and health-related quality of life among persons with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3): 441-448. PubMed PMID: 21353826.

Nigg CR, Geller KS, Motl RW, Horwath CC, Wertin KK, Dishman RK. A Research Agenda to Examine the Efficacy and Relevance of the Transtheoretical Model for Physical Activity Behavior. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2001 Jan;12(1):7-12.

Pan J, Nigg CR. Motivation for Physical Activity among Hawaiian, Japanese, and Filipino University Students in Hawai'i. J Appl Sport Psychol. 2011 Jan 28;23(1):1-15.

Reslan S, Saules KK. College students' definitions of an eating "binge" differ as a function of gender and binge eating disorder status. Eat Behav. 2011 Aug;12(3):225-227. PubMed PMID: 21741023.

Reslan S, Saules KK, Serras A. "Partier" identity mediates the relationship between college student binge drinking and related adverse consequences. Addict Behav. 2011 Aug; 36(8):855-60. PubMed PMID: 21514735.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford S, Carmody J, Rosenthal L, Ockene I. Characteristics of dispositional mindfulness in patients with severe cardiac disease. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. Published online before print April 25, 2011, doi: 10.1177/2156587211405525 NIHMS # 288351.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford S, Jackson E, Ockene J, Ockene I. Constipation and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease among Postmenopausal Women. Am J Med. 2011 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21663887.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Fitchett G, Ockene JK, Schnall E, Crawford S, Granek I, Manson J, Ockene I, O'Sullivan MJ, Powell L, Rapp S. Religion and healthy lifestyle behaviors among postmenopausal women: the women's health initiative. J Behav Med. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:21301947.

Sangowawa AO, Owoaje ET, Faseru B, Ebong IP, Alagh BT. A comparative study of HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes of hearing-impaired and non-hearing-impaired secondary school students in Ibadan. Niger J Clin Pract. 2010 Oct-Dec;13(4):453-8. PubMed PMID: 21220865.

Sauer AL, Parks A, Heyn PC. Assistive technology effects on the employment outcomes for people with cognitive disabilities: A systematic review. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2010;5(6):377-91. PubMed PMID: 20392190.

Southwell BG. On the need for a lifespan approach to health campaign evaluation. Health Commun. 2010 Sep;25(6-7):525-8. PuBMed PMID: 20845132.

Suminski RR, Ding D, Lee R, May L, Tota T, Dinius D. Youth physical activity opportunities in lower and higher income neighborhoods. J Urban Health. 2011 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21494895.

Trief PM, Sandberg J, Fisher L, Dimmock JA, Scales K, Hessler D, Weinstock RS. Challenges and lessons learned in the development and implementation of a couples-focused telephone intervention for adults with type 2 diabetes: The Diabetes Support Project. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2011 Jun 28; [Epub ahead of print]. (DOI) 10.1007/s13142-011-0057-8.

Toussaint LL, Owen AD, Cheadle A. Forgive to live: Forgiveness, health, and longevity. J Behav Med. 2011 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21706213.

Wittenberg L, Yutsis M, Taylor S, Giese-Davis J, Bliss-Isberg C, Star P, Spiegel D. Marital status predicts change in distress and well-being in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and their peer counselors. Breast J. 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):481-9. PubMed PMID: 20642458.

Wright KO, Faseru B, Kuyinu YA, Faduyile FA. Awareness and uptake of pap smear among market women in Lagos-Nigeria. Journal of Public Health in Africa. 2011 Feb;2(1):e14.