CHOPR COBRE Research Projects
Exploring Trajectories of Social-Emotional Risk and Resilience for Rural Youth
Principal Investigator: 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
Principal Investigator: Jessica Hanson, PhD
Mentors: 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.
Exploring the Role of American Indian Undergraduates' Social Networks During the Transition to College
Principal Investigator: 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.