Meet us at SPR!

April 25, 2016:MAR-BCB-STL
Come see us at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2016 Annual Meeting, May 31 through June 3 in San Francisco. This year, we will be presenting symposia, talks, posters, and a special interest group on a broad array of topics including time-varying effect modeling, HIV-risk behavior, optimization of interventions, smoking cessation, and much more.

Tuesday, May 31

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poster Session I
“Homeless youths’ daily positive and negative support from close friends,” Amanda Griffin.

Wednesday, June 1

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “Brown bag” special interest group meeting: Optimizing preventive interventions
Discussion about how to apply the multiphase optimization strategy to attendees’ research. Linda Collins, presenter.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable: Using preventive interventions to better understand etiological mechanisms and risk for suicide. Stephanie Lanza, discussant.

5:45 – 7:45 p.m. Poster Session II

  • “Gambling and polysubstance use behavior patterns: Using latent class analysis to examine the syndromal model of addiction,” Bethany Bray.
  • “Motivations for marijuana use among young adults in the U.S.,” Bethany Bray.
  • “‘Gay age’ and recreational drug use among men who have sex with men,” Cara Rice.
  • “First-year college students’ health and well-being: The long-term effects of mindfulness training at 3- and 6-month follow-up,” Kamila Dvorakova.

Thursday, June 2

10:15—11:45 a.m. Individual paper presentations: School-based health-related prevention programs
“Girls just want to know where to have fun: Preventing substance use initiation in an under-resourced community through the leisure-focused Healthwise,” Mojdeh Motamedi.

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Organized 20 x 20 presentation: Diverse applications of time-varying effect modeling to answer important questions in prevention science. Michael Russell, chair.

  • “Four definitions of ‘time’ in time-varying effect modeling: Examples in marijuana use” Stephanie Lanza, presenter.
  • “Adolescent e-cigarette use: Age-varying prevalence and association with traditional cigarette smoking,” Michael Russell, presenter.
  • “Sexual behavior and depressive symptoms across adolescence and young adulthood,” Sara Vasilenko, presenter.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Organized paper symposium: Three M’s in prevention research: Mediation, multilevel modeling, and missing data. Bethany Bray, discussant.

6:15 – 8:00 p.m. Poster Session III

  • “Time-varying effect of risk-perception on cigarette use among high school seniors,” Jessica Braymiller.
  • “Using engineering methods during intervention design to increase participant engagement,” Emily Waterman.
  • “Free software for data analysis and experimental design from the Penn State Methodology Center,” Bethany Bray will demonstrate and distribute Methodology Center software.

Friday, June 3

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Organized paper symposium: New insights to prevention sciences from intensive longitudinal data
“Using the time-varying effect model with intensive longitudinal data to inform prevention research,” Sara Vasilenko, presenter.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Organized paper symposium: Using big data to inform healthcare utilization, surveillance, and prevention research Stephanie Lanza, discussant.

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