CHOPR COBRE Research Projects
Exploring Trajectories of Social-Emotional Risk and Resilience for Rural Youth
Project Lead: Emily Griese, PhD
Mentors: Dr. Lisa Crockett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Eric Buhs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Specific Aim 1: Examine the parallel growth trajectories of peer victimization and protective factors likely amenable to intervention from late childhood to early adolescence among rural and AI youth.
- Specific Aim 2: Explore the impact of classes of peer victimization and protective factors on early psychosocial and mental health outcomes for rural and AI youth.
CHOICES for AI Teens (CHAT): Prevention of Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies with American Indian Adolescents
Project Lead: Jessica Hanson, PhD
Mentor: Dr. Karen Ingersoll, University of Virginia
- Specific Aim 1: Utilize community input to revise and adapt the OST CHOICES Program curriculum for use with female AI adolescents aged 14-18.
- Specific Aim 2: Pilot test the revised OST CHOICES curriculum with female AI adolescents at-risk for AEP, including utilizing technology-based follow-up data collection methods.
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Exploring the Role of American Indian Undergraduates' Social Networks During the Transition to College
Project Lead: DenYelle Kenyon, PhD
Project Manager: Tracey R. McMahon, MS
Mentor: Dr. Renee Sieving, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
- Specific Aim 1: Characterize AI college students’ social support networks via social network analysis.
- Specific Aim 2: Examine how variations in AI college students’ social networks either reduce or exacerbate the risk for drop-out.
Inside CRCAIH interview [ watch ]
PROMISE Community Lecture Series presentation
"Support for American Indian college student persistence" [ watch ]
Exploring Community-based Syndemic Contexts for Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies in Rural and American Indian Women
Project Lead: Arielle Deutsch, PhD
Mentors: Dr. Kirk Dombrowski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Cynthia Pearson, University of Washington
- Specific Aim 1: Utilize community based strategies to define and assess AEP risk within a community of Northern Plains AI women.
- Specific Aim 2: Examine how IPV, alcohol use, and risky sexual behavior contribute to AEP risk within contexts of age and culture.
- Sub Aim 2a: Examine how a longitudinal, reciprocal model of how alcohol misuse and IPV may relate to AEP risk.
- Sub Aim 2b: Determine barriers and contributors to AEP risk reduction within AI populations.
- Specific Aim 3: Develop a pilot systems dynamic model detailing the complex system underlying syndemic relations between IPV, alcohol misuse, unplanned pregnancy and AEP for rural AI women within a non-tribal community.