Denise Dion Hallfors

Summary

Affiliation: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Preventing HIV by providing support for orphan girls to stay in school: does religion matter?
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ethn Health 18:53-65. 2013
  2. pmc Process and outcome evaluation of a community intervention for orphan adolescents in western Kenya
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27154, USA
    J Community Health 37:1101-9. 2012
  3. pmc Supporting adolescent orphan girls to stay in school as HIV risk prevention: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Zimbabwe
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1082-8. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Does federal policy support the use of scientific evidence in school-based prevention programs?
    Denise D Hallfors
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Sci 8:75-81. 2007
  5. pmc Sexual and drug behavior patterns and HIV and STD racial disparities: the need for new directions
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:125-32. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Fighting back against substance abuse: are community coalitions winning?
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:237-45. 2002
  7. pmc Efficacy vs effectiveness trial results of an indicated "model" substance abuse program: implications for public health
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2254-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying high school students "at risk" for substance use and other behavioral problems: implications for prevention
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1-15. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Adolescent depression and suicide risk: association with sex and drug behavior
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 2812, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:224-31. 2004
  10. pmc Feasibility of screening adolescents for suicide risk in "real-world" high school settings
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:282-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Preventing HIV by providing support for orphan girls to stay in school: does religion matter?
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ethn Health 18:53-65. 2013
    ..The paper examines the influence of religion on attitudes, behaviors, and HIV infection among rural adolescent women in Zimbabwe...
  2. pmc Process and outcome evaluation of a community intervention for orphan adolescents in western Kenya
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27154, USA
    J Community Health 37:1101-9. 2012
    ..Finally, we recommend evaluating nurses as agents for improving school attendance and preventing dropout because of their unique ability to address critical biopsychosocial problems...
  3. pmc Supporting adolescent orphan girls to stay in school as HIV risk prevention: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Zimbabwe
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1082-8. 2011
    ..Using a randomized controlled trial in rural eastern Zimbabwe, we tested whether comprehensive support to keep orphan adolescent girls in school could reduce HIV risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Does federal policy support the use of scientific evidence in school-based prevention programs?
    Denise D Hallfors
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Sci 8:75-81. 2007
    ..Both SDFS and NREPP are changing, however, and the changes do not bode well for the transfer of prevention science to schools. Conclusions and recommendations are presented...
  5. pmc Sexual and drug behavior patterns and HIV and STD racial disparities: the need for new directions
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:125-32. 2007
    ..We used nationally representative data to examine whether individuals' sexual and drug behavior patterns account for racial disparities in sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV prevalence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Fighting back against substance abuse: are community coalitions winning?
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:237-45. 2002
    ..This paper examines the strategies that coalitions in a large national demonstration program (Fighting Back) chose to develop, the degree to which they implemented these strategies, and evidence regarding their effects...
  7. pmc Efficacy vs effectiveness trial results of an indicated "model" substance abuse program: implications for public health
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2254-9. 2006
    ..We compared findings from a large, multisite effectiveness trial of 1 model program to its efficacy trial findings, upon which the certification was based...
  8. ncbi request reprint Identifying high school students "at risk" for substance use and other behavioral problems: implications for prevention
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1-15. 2006
    ..More research is recommended to test the generalizability of the protocol and to ensure that there are no unintended negative effects associated with identification of students as high risk...
  9. ncbi request reprint Adolescent depression and suicide risk: association with sex and drug behavior
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 2812, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:224-31. 2004
    ..Although both health problems have been associated with drug use and early sexual intercourse, the relationship has not been systematically studied in a nationally representative sample...
  10. pmc Feasibility of screening adolescents for suicide risk in "real-world" high school settings
    Denise Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:282-7. 2006
    ..We evaluated the feasibility of a population-based approach to preventing adolescent suicide...
  11. ncbi request reprint Adolescent predictors of emerging adult sexual patterns
    Carolyn Tucker Halpern
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8120, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:926.e1-10. 2006
    ..The second purpose is to determine adolescent biopsychosocial factors that predict membership in these adult groups...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of self-reported and test-identified chlamydial infections among young adults in the United States of America
    Bonita J Iritani
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Ste 200, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Sex Health 3:245-51. 2006
    ..The extent of bias from using self-reported STI data, and whether bias varies by sex and race, is largely unknown. This gap is addressed using a large, nationally representative sample...
  13. ncbi request reprint Program characteristics and organizational factors affecting the implementation of a school-based indicated prevention program
    Samruddhi Thaker
    Pacific Institute for Research valuation, Chapel Hill Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:238-48. 2008
    ..Transient student populations, staff turnover and district-wide scheduling and curriculum changes all resulted in high levels of organizational turbulence at most schools, further hindering program implementation...
  14. pmc Early initiation of substance use and subsequent risk factors related to suicide among urban high school students
    Hyunsan Cho
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1628-39. 2007
    ..To examine the association between onset of substance use and risk factors related to suicide...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a high school peer group intervention for at-risk youth
    Hyunsan Cho
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:363-74. 2005
    ..Further, this study provides evidence that clustering high-risk youth in preventive interventions has the potential for iatrogenic effects...
  16. ncbi request reprint Crystal methamphetamine use among young adults in the USA
    Bonita J Iritani
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Addiction 102:1102-13. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of crystal methamphetamine use among young adults in the USA...
  17. ncbi request reprint Perceived physical maturity, age of romantic partner, and adolescent risk behavior
    Carolyn Tucker Halpern
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, CB 7445, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Prev Sci 8:1-10. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint Genetic contribution to suicidal behaviors and associated risk factors among adolescents in the U.S
    Hyunsan Cho
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin Street, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Sci 7:303-11. 2006
    ..Future research examining potential interactions between expression of genetic influence and particular environmental contexts may enhance prevention and intervention efforts...
  19. ncbi request reprint Implementing evidence-based substance use prevention curricula in North Carolina public school districts
    Melinda M Pankratz
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 2812, USA
    J Sch Health 74:353-8. 2004
    ..Increasing district SDFSCA coordinator time is a necessary step for diffusing evidence-based curricula...
  20. ncbi request reprint Which comes first in adolescence--sex and drugs or depression?
    Denise D Hallfors
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:163-70. 2005
    ..This study tests whether gender-specific patterns of substance use and sexual behavior precede and predict depression or vice versa...
  21. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment contributions to young adult sexual partnering
    Carolyn T Halpern
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120, 27599 7445, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7445, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:543-54. 2007
    ..These findings underscore the necessity of using more comprehensive multiple gene-multiple life experience approaches to investigations of complex behaviors such as sexual patterns...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sexual behavior and drug use among Asian and Latino adolescents: association with immigrant status
    Jon M Hussey
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:85-94. 2007
    ..The results indicate that among Asian and Latino adolescents, assimilation to U.S. risk behavior norms occurs rapidly and is evident by the second generation...

Research Grants18

  1. Can Church Schools Reduce Risk of HIV Infection for Orphan Girls in Zimbabwe?
    Denise Dion Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  2. Can Church Schools Reduce Risk of HIV Infection for Orphan Girls in Zimbabwe?
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  3. Can Church Schools Reduce Risk of HIV Infection for Orphan Girls in Zimbabwe?
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. HIV in Young Adulthood: Pathways and Prevention
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  5. Research to Practice: An Indicated Prevention Program
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Process evaluation data will be analyzed to assess how different school and teacher program adaptations affect outcomes. ..
  6. Can Church Schools Reduce Risk of HIV Infection for Orphan Girls in Zimbabwe?
    Denise Dion Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2010
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