Christina M Mitchell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Trajectories of cognitive development among American Indian young children
    Christina M Mitchell
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Dev Psychol 47:991-9. 2011
  2. pmc The utility of the Kessler Screening Scale for Psychological Distress (K6) in two American Indian communities
    Christina M Mitchell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Mail Stop F800, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, 13055 East 17th Avenue, Room 335, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:752-61. 2011
  3. pmc Alcohol use among American Indian high school youths from adolescence and young adulthood: a latent Markov model
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:666-75. 2008
  4. pmc Childhood exposure to adversity and risk of substance-use disorder in two American Indian populations: the meditational role of early substance-use initiation
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:971-81. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of DSM-IV disorders and attendant help-seeking in 2 American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:99-108. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Challenges in operationalizing the DSM-IV clinical significance criterion
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1197-207. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of major depressive episode in two American Indian reservation populations: unexpected findings with a structured interview
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1713-22. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders and utilization of mental health services in two American Indian reservation populations: mental health disparities in a national context
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1723-32. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Patterns of substance use initiation among young adolescents in a Northern Plains American Indian tribe
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:383-8. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Help seeking for substance use problems in two American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:512-20. 2006

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  1. pmc Trajectories of cognitive development among American Indian young children
    Christina M Mitchell
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Dev Psychol 47:991-9. 2011
    ....
  2. pmc The utility of the Kessler Screening Scale for Psychological Distress (K6) in two American Indian communities
    Christina M Mitchell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Mail Stop F800, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, 13055 East 17th Avenue, Room 335, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:752-61. 2011
    ..Inclusion of a measure such as the K6 as a complement to more traditional dichotomous diagnoses in both research and clinical practice is recommended...
  3. pmc Alcohol use among American Indian high school youths from adolescence and young adulthood: a latent Markov model
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:666-75. 2008
    ..We explored patterns of alcohol use among American Indian youths as well as concurrent predictors and developmental outcomes 6 years later...
  4. pmc Childhood exposure to adversity and risk of substance-use disorder in two American Indian populations: the meditational role of early substance-use initiation
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:971-81. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of DSM-IV disorders and attendant help-seeking in 2 American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:99-108. 2005
    ..The American Indian Service Utilization, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP) estimated the mental health burden and associated help-seeking in select American Indian reservation communities...
  6. ncbi request reprint Challenges in operationalizing the DSM-IV clinical significance criterion
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora 80045 0508, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:1197-207. 2004
    ..The American Indian Service Utilization, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors Project (AI-SUPERPFP) offered a unique opportunity to examine the success of this effort...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of major depressive episode in two American Indian reservation populations: unexpected findings with a structured interview
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1713-22. 2005
    ..The prevalence of lifetime and 12-month DSM-III-R major depressive episode was compared between the AI-SUPERPFP and NCS samples...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of mental disorders and utilization of mental health services in two American Indian reservation populations: mental health disparities in a national context
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, MS F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1723-32. 2005
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Patterns of substance use initiation among young adolescents in a Northern Plains American Indian tribe
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:383-8. 2012
    ..Studies suggest that disparities can be traced to disproportionate rates of early substance use, but most evidence comes from the retrospective reports of adults or older adolescents...
  10. ncbi request reprint Help seeking for substance use problems in two American Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    American Indian Program, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:512-20. 2006
    ..This study also sought to understand the correlates of such help seeking, including measures of need, demographic characteristics, spirituality, and ethnic identity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Disparities in drug use and disorder: comparison of two American Indian reservation communities and a national sample
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:131-41. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that disparities in drug use and disorder are complex, characterized by important variations across diverse American Indian tribal cultures...
  12. doi request reprint Methods for measuring utilization of mental health services in two epidemiologic studies
    Douglas K Novins
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 17:159-73. 2008
    ....
  13. pmc Marijuana initiation in 2 American Indian reservation communities: comparison with a national sample
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1311-8. 2007
    ..We examined disparities in age-related patterns of marijuana initiation in 2 culturally distinct American Indian reservation communities (from the Northern Plains and the Southwest) compared with a national sample...
  14. pmc Racial disparities in alcohol use: comparison of 2 American Indian reservation populations with national data
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1683-5. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint Latent class analysis of substance use: comparison of two American Indian reservation populations and a national sample
    Nancy R Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Mail Stop F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:32-43. 2006
    ..We sought to identify characteristic patterns of use-both across and within samples-that could be used to inform intervention efforts aimed at reducing disparities...
  16. doi request reprint Childhood abuse and later parenting outcomes in two American Indian tribes
    Anne M Libby
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 32:195-211. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship of childhood physical and sexual abuse with reported parenting satisfaction and parenting role impairment later in life among American Indians (AIs)...
  17. pmc The relationship of cumulative and proximal adversity to onset of substance dependence symptoms in two American Indian communities
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Mail Stop F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 91:279-88. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that efforts to help children and adolescents in AI communities develop constructive mechanisms for coping with adversity may be especially valuable in substance dependence prevention...
  18. pmc A longitudinal study of self-esteem, cultural identity, and academic success among American Indian adolescents
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 15:38-50. 2009
    ..The relationships between self-esteem and success were mediated by personal resources and problem behaviors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Different factor loadings for SF36: the Strong Heart Study and the National Survey of Functional Health Status
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, F800, P O Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:208-15. 2006
    ..To increase our understanding of the psychometric characteristics and factor structure of the SF36 in older American Indian populations...
  20. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of DSM-III-R alcohol dependence in two American Indian populations
    Paul Spicer
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Univesity of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1785-97. 2003
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Circle of life: rationale, design, and baseline results of an HIV prevention intervention among young American Indian adolescents of the Northern Plains
    Carol E Kaufman
    University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
    Prev Sci 11:101-12. 2010
    ..The project is well positioned to carry out the longitudinal assessments of the intervention to determine the overall impact of the Circle of Life and the differential impact by pre-intervention patterns of behavior across youth...
  22. pmc Culture, context, and sexual risk among Northern Plains American Indian Youth
    Carol E Kaufman
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2152-64. 2007
    ..Youth encountered few economic or social recriminations for a teen birth. As such, cultural influences are important to American Indian sexual health and could be a key part of prevention strategies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Aboriginal social organization, contemporary experience and American Indian adolescent alcohol use
    Paul Spicer
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, P O Box 6508, Mailstop F800, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:450-7. 2003
    ..Our goal in this article was to explicitly test the importance of these factors in four contemporary American Indian cultural groups...
  24. doi request reprint Lifetime prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in two american Indian reservation populations
    Janette Beals
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:512-20. 2013
    ..3% over the single-event method. PTSD was prevalent in these tribal communities. These results also serve to underscore the need to better understand the implications for PTSD prevalence with the current focus on a single worst event. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Identifying diverse HIV risk groups among American Indian young adults: the utility of cluster analysis
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:263-75. 2004
    ..Low Efficacy/High Risk had high rates of several high-risk behaviors such as exchanging sex for money or injection drug use. Validation analyses highlighted differences that can be useful for the development of preventive interventions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cultural specificity and comparison in psychiatric epidemiology: walking the tightrope in American Indian research
    Janette Beals
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Mail Stop F800, PO Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 27:259-89. 2003
    ..A goal of this paper is to challenge those invested in conducting culturally valid epidemiologic work in such populations to better articulate the nature of these efforts...
  27. pmc Trauma and conditional risk of posttraumatic stress disorder in two American Indian reservation communities
    Janette Beals
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Mail Stop F800, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, 13055 E 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 48:895-905. 2013
    ..To determine conditional risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in two culturally distinct American Indian reservation communities...
  28. doi request reprint Epidemiology and etiology of substance use among American Indians and Alaska Natives: risk, protection, and implications for prevention
    Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:376-82. 2012
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Circle of Life HIV/AIDS-prevention intervention for American Indian and Alaska Native youth
    Carol E Kaufman
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 19:140-53. 2012
    ..The curricula underwent extensive national and community review. Subsequent advances include the development of a computer-based version of the intervention...
  30. ncbi request reprint The development of alcohol use and outcome expectancies among American Indian young adults: a growth mixture model
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1-14. 2006
    ..Thus, intervention design implications are discussed for the class structures...
  31. ncbi request reprint Drug use among two American Indian populations: prevalence of lifetime use and DSM-IV substance use disorders
    Christina M Mitchell
    American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:29-41. 2003
    ..Despite widespread concern and rhetoric about drug problems among AIs, many who had used various drugs either were using them without serious consequences or had quit use altogether...
  32. pmc Impact of targeted health promotion on cardiovascular knowledge among American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Angela G Brega
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Health Educ Res 28:437-49. 2013
    ..HGHH appears to improve cardiovascular knowledge among AI/ANs across health literacy levels...
  33. doi request reprint Mechanisms underlying the relationship between health literacy and glycemic control in American Indians and Alaska Natives
    Angela G Brega
    Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 88:61-8. 2012
    ..To understand why HL is related to outcomes, we tested a theoretical framework proposing that diabetes-related knowledge and behavior mediate (explain) the relationship between HL and glycemic control (i.e., A1c)...