Join Us at SPR

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Join us at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2017 Annual Meeting, May 30 through June 2 in Washington, D.C. Methodology Center researchers will present symposia, talks, posters, special interest groups, and a roundtable on a broad array of topics including youth substance abuse, HIV-risk behavior, optimization of interventions, sexual abuse prevention, health disparities for sexual minorities, and much more. Of special note, SPR is launching a new task force focused on big data in prevention research, and Mildred Maldonado-Molina and Stephanie Lanza are hosting a roundtable about the initiative on Thursday morning.


Tuesday, May 30
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop V: Introduction to multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for building more effective, efficient, economical, and scalable behavioral and biobehaviorial interventions. Linda Collins and Kari Kugler.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Poster Session I

  • “Markers of adulthood and drinking behavior: what types of markers matter, and when?” Arielle Deutsch.
  • “Sociodemographic patterns of discrimination and health behaviors: Implications for health disparities,” Lindsey Potter.
  • “Free design and analysis software for use with R and SAS from the Penn State Methodology Center,” John Dziak will demonstrate and distribute Methodology Center software.

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Brown Bag Special Interest Group Meeting I: Fostering health and well-being among LGBT populations. Cara Rice.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Brown Bag Special Interest Group Meeting VI: Optimization of multicomponent interventions. Linda Collins and Kari Kugler.

6:15 – 8:00 p.m. Poster Session II

  • “Profiles of parental acculturation and stress and effects on family cohesion, communication and positive parenting among Hispanics,” Mildred Maldonado-Molina.
  • “Examining patterns of childhood maltreatment history and adulthood mental health and substance use outcomes,” Kate Guastaferro.
  • “Age trends in nicotine/tobacco product use in the United States: Differences across geographic region,” Jessica Braymiller.

Thursday, June 1
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. SPR Mapping Advances in Prevention Science (MAPS) V Task Force: Big data. Mildred Maldonado-Molina and Stephanie Lanza.

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Individual Paper Presentations: Theme – Promoting health equity and decreasing disparities through public systems of care and policy.
“Stress response profiles and behavioral functioning among low-income parents,” Sarah Perzow.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Organized Paper Symposium: Understanding alcohol, marijuana and e-cigarette use during young adulthood: New contributions of person-centered approaches. Bethany Bray, organizer.
“Transitions in marijuana use and patterns of reasons for use during young adulthood,” Bethany Bray.

6:15 – 8:00 p.m. Poster Session III

  • “An epidemiological latent class analysis of alcohol use behavior among adult drinkers,” Ashley Linden-Carmichael.
  • “Linking childhood maltreatment to patterns of adolescent substance use,” Peter Rivera.

Friday, June 2
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Roundtable: How to enhance translation research for substance use prevention: Reflections from NIDA centers on bench to clinic and community interventions. Linda Collins, discussant.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Organized Paper Symposium: Pathways, profiles, and predictors of adolescent sexual behavior explained through diverse methods.
“Using boredom to compare competing sexual risks in adolescence,” Eric Layland.
“The risk of doing activities because there is nothing else to do: unpacking intervention effects on delaying sexual activity onset and reducing substance use,” Mojdeh Motamedi.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Organized Paper Symposium: Towards a comprehensive, universal childhood sexual abuse prevention strategy. Jonathan Reader, organizer.
“Parent-focused child sexual abuse prevention: A brief overview of curriculum development and pilot testing,” Kate Guastaferro.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Organized Paper Symposium: Sexual minority health disparities: Using innovative methods to explore different etiologies. Cara Rice, organizer.
“Multidimensional patterns of sexual risk behavior among young men who have sex with men,” Sara Vasilenko.
“An examination of sexual minority health disparities across the life course,” Cara Rice.

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Organized Paper Symposium: Stress response profiles and behavioral functioning among low-income parents.
“Stress response profiles and behavioral functioning among low-income parents,” Sarah Perzow.

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