Monica H Swahn

Summary

Affiliation: Georgia State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Pre-Teen Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Victimization and Perpetration of Bullying among Middle and High School Students in Georgia
    Monica H Swahn
    Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:305-9. 2011
  2. pmc Nonreciprocal and Reciprocal Dating Violence and Injury Occurrence among Urban Youth
    Monica H Swahn
    Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 11:264-8. 2010
  3. pmc Alcohol marketing and drunkenness among students in the Philippines: findings from the nationally representative Global School-based Student Health Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    School of Public Health, Georgia State University, P, O, Box 3995, 30302 3995, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1159. 2013
  4. pmc The prevalence of very frequent physical fighting among boys and girls in 27 countries and cities: regional and gender differences
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2013:215126. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Psychosocial characteristics associated with frequent physical fighting: findings from the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Inj Prev 19:143-6. 2013
  6. pmc Self-harm and suicide attempts among high-risk, urban youth in the U.S.: shared and unique risk and protective factors
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, 50 Decatur Street Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:178-91. 2012
  7. pmc Correlates of suicide ideation and attempt among youth living in the slums of Kampala
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:596-609. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Early substance use initiation and suicide ideation and attempts among students in France and the United States
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    Int J Public Health 57:95-105. 2012
  9. pmc Alcohol marketing, drunkenness, and problem drinking among Zambian youth: findings from the 2004 Global School-Based Student Health Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2011:497827. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Alcohol and drug use among gang members: experiences of adolescents who attend school
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Sch Health 80:353-60. 2010

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Pre-Teen Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Victimization and Perpetration of Bullying among Middle and High School Students in Georgia
    Monica H Swahn
    Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:305-9. 2011
    ..We examined the association between pre-teen alcohol use initiation and the victimization and perpetration of bullying among middle and high school students in Georgia...
  2. pmc Nonreciprocal and Reciprocal Dating Violence and Injury Occurrence among Urban Youth
    Monica H Swahn
    Georgia State University, Institute of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 11:264-8. 2010
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence and scope of reciprocal dating violence and injury occurrence among urban youth in a high-risk community...
  3. pmc Alcohol marketing and drunkenness among students in the Philippines: findings from the nationally representative Global School-based Student Health Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    School of Public Health, Georgia State University, P, O, Box 3995, 30302 3995, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1159. 2013
    ..This study examines the associations between exposures to alcohol marketing and Filipino youths' drinking prevalence and drunkenness...
  4. pmc The prevalence of very frequent physical fighting among boys and girls in 27 countries and cities: regional and gender differences
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2013:215126. 2013
    ..Frequent physical fighting has rarely been reported in the previous literature despite the implications for research and practice...
  5. doi request reprint Psychosocial characteristics associated with frequent physical fighting: findings from the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Inj Prev 19:143-6. 2013
    ..00 to 4.77). There is a clear need to better understand the patterns and psychosocial characteristics of frequent physical fighting and the prevention and interventions strategies that may be most relevant for these vulnerable youth...
  6. pmc Self-harm and suicide attempts among high-risk, urban youth in the U.S.: shared and unique risk and protective factors
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, 50 Decatur Street Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:178-91. 2012
    ..The findings show that there is significant overlap in the modifiable risk factors associated with self-harm and suicide attempt that can be targeted for future research and prevention strategies...
  7. pmc Correlates of suicide ideation and attempt among youth living in the slums of Kampala
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:596-609. 2012
    ..Given the dire circumstances of this vulnerable population, increased services and primary prevention efforts to address the risk factors for suicidal behavior are urgently needed...
  8. doi request reprint Early substance use initiation and suicide ideation and attempts among students in France and the United States
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    Int J Public Health 57:95-105. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Alcohol marketing, drunkenness, and problem drinking among Zambian youth: findings from the 2004 Global School-Based Student Health Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P O Box 3995, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2011:497827. 2011
    ..These findings underscore the importance of restricting alcohol marketing practices as an important policy strategy for reducing alcohol use and its dire consequences among vulnerable youth...
  10. doi request reprint Alcohol and drug use among gang members: experiences of adolescents who attend school
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Sch Health 80:353-60. 2010
    ..This study examined the patterns of alcohol, drug use, and related exposures among male and female high school students who were gang members...
  11. doi request reprint Pre-teen alcohol use initiation and suicide attempts among middle and high school students: findings from the 2006 Georgia Student Health Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    Addict Behav 35:452-8. 2010
    ..Increased efforts to delay and reduce early alcohol use through clinical interventions, education, and policies that impact norms and knowledge related to alcohol use are needed and may in turn reduce suicide attempts...
  12. doi request reprint Perceived overweight, BMI, and risk for suicide attempts: findings from the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 3995, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:292-5. 2009
    ..There is a need to better understand associations between perceived and actual overweight and risk for suicide attempts and to develop appropriate strategies for prevention...
  13. pmc Assessing and quantifying high risk: comparing risky behaviors by youth in an urban, disadvantaged community with nationally representative youth
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta 30302 3995, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:224-33. 2009
    ..This study examined whether youth who live in an urban, disadvantaged community are significantly more likely than youth representing the nation to engage in a range of health-compromising behaviors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Linking dating violence, peer violence, and suicidal behaviors among high-risk youth
    Monica H Swahn
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:30-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to quantify the associations among suicide attempts, and date and peer violence victimization and perpetration and to determine any differences in these associations by gender...
  15. doi request reprint Measuring sex differences in violence victimization and perpetration within date and same-sex peer relationships
    Monica H Swahn
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, GA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 23:1120-38. 2008
    ..Boys are also significantly more likely than girls to report physical violence victimization and perpetration within same-sex peer relationships. Implications and directions for future research are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Age of alcohol use initiation, suicidal behavior, and peer and dating violence victimization and perpetration among high-risk, seventh-grade adolescents
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 121:297-305. 2008
    ..We examined the cross-sectional associations between reports of an early age of alcohol use initiation and suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and peer and dating violence victimization and perpetration among high-risk adolescents...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gender, early alcohol use, and suicide ideation and attempts: findings from the 2005 youth risk behavior survey
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:175-81. 2007
    ..To examine the cross-sectional associations between preteen alcohol use initiation and subsequent suicide ideation and attempts for boys and girls in a nationally representative sample of high school students...
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood maltreatment and early alcohol use among high-risk adolescents
    Merle E Hamburger
    Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mail Stop F 64, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:291-5. 2008
    ..The current study examines the associations between early child maltreatment and (1) preteen alcohol-use initiation and (2) heavy episodic drinking among students in a large study of adolescents...
  19. pmc Attitudes about violence and involvement in peer violence among youth: findings from a high-risk community
    Bina Ali
    Institute of Public Health, Partnership for Urban Health Research, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Urban Health 88:1158-74. 2011
    ..However, additional research is needed to determine how attitude modifications can be incorporated into youth violence prevention programs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and violence: comparison of the psychosocial correlates of adolescent involvement in alcohol-related physical fighting versus other physical fighting
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Addict Behav 31:2014-29. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of fighting attributed to alcohol use among adolescent drinkers
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, Mailstop K 60, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, United States
    Addict Behav 30:1317-34. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that prevention efforts targeting the reduction of frequent and heavy alcohol use may be particularly useful strategies for preventing fighting attributed to alcohol use...
  22. doi request reprint Injury, violence, and risk among participants in a mass gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light
    Robert M Bossarte
    Division of Violence Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:588-95. 2008
    ..Future host communities should consider providing minor care, health screening, and information or referral services near the main gathering site...
  23. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-consumption behaviors and risk for physical fighting and injuries among adolescent drinkers
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, Mailstop K 60, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Addict Behav 29:959-63. 2004
    ..The findings highlight the need for violence prevention programs that focus on the reduction of alcohol use among adolescents...
  24. pmc The associations between victimization, feeling unsafe, and asthma episodes among US high-school students
    Monica H Swahn
    Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mail stop K 50, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:802-4. 2006
    ..45; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.07, 1.95 and adjusted OR = 2.93; 95% CI = 1.90, 4.53, respectively). Victimization and feeling unsafe are important but poorly understood risk factors for asthma...
  25. pmc Concordance between self-reported maltreatment and court records of abuse or neglect among high-risk youths
    Monica H Swahn
    Office on Smoking and Health, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1849-53. 2006
    ..We examined the concordance between measures of self-reported maltreatment and court records of abuse or neglect in a sample of detained youths...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stalking in the United States: recent national prevalence estimates
    Kathleen C Basile
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:172-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this analysis is to provide more recent national estimates on lifetime stalking and demographic characteristics of stalking victims...
  27. ncbi request reprint Binge drinking and violence
    Robert D Brewer
    Emerging Investigations and Analytic Methods Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    JAMA 294:616-8. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Correlates and predictors of violent behavior among adolescent drinkers
    Monica H Swahn
    Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Adolesc Health 34:480-92. 2004
    ..To examine a wide range of demographic characteristics and psychosocial factors to determine the cross-sectional correlates of violence and longitudinal predictors of violent initiation among adolescent drinkers...
  29. ncbi request reprint Alcohol-related emergency department visits among people ages 13 to 25 years
    Randy W Elder
    Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, N E, Mailstop K63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:297-300. 2004
    ..Data from a large, nationally representative sample of hospital emergency departments (EDs) were used to assess the prevalence and characteristics of alcohol-related ED visits among people ages 13 to 25 years in the United States...
  30. pmc Tobacco smoke exposure and levels of urinary metals in the U.S. youth and adult population: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004
    Patricia A Richter
    Office of Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:1930-46. 2009
    ..Older smokers had cadmium levels signaling the potential for cadmium-related toxicity. Given the potential toxicity of metals, our findings complement existing research on exposure to chemicals in tobacco smoke...
  31. doi request reprint Clustering of adolescent dating violence, peer violence, and suicidal behavior
    Robert M Bossarte
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    J Interpers Violence 23:815-33. 2008
    ..There were few significant demographic differences across clusters. The implications of the results for the need to design and evaluate efforts to prevent multiple types of violence are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Interactions between race/ethnicity and psychosocial correlates of preteen alcohol use initiation among seventh grade students in an urban setting
    Robert M Bossarte
    Department of Community Medicine and Injury Control Research Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:660-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to test differences in the associations between race and ethnicity and early alcohol use initiation among adolescents from an urban school district in a high-risk area...