T W Valente

Summary

Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A comparison of peer influence measures as predictors of smoking among predominately hispanic/latino high school adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:358-64. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Network interventions
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA
    Science 337:49-53. 2012
  3. pmc The impact of social networks on knowledge transfer in long-term care facilities: Protocol for a study
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:49. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine, CA 91803, USA
    Addiction 102:1804-15. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:323-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating a Minor Storyline on ER About Teen Obesity, Hypertension, and 5 A Day
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Health Commun 12:551-66. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Identifying opinion leaders to promote behavior change
    Thomas W Valente
    School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:881-96. 2007
  8. pmc Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:297-311. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint The interaction of curriculum type and implementation method on 1-year smoking outcomes in a school-based prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Room 5133, Building A, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:315-24. 2006
  10. pmc Community coalitions as a system: effects of network change on adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:880-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc A comparison of peer influence measures as predictors of smoking among predominately hispanic/latino high school adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:358-64. 2013
    ..This study constructs social network influence and selection variables from egocentric and sociometric data to compare their associations with smoking, with considerations of perceived smoking norms and adolescent popularity...
  2. doi request reprint Network interventions
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA
    Science 337:49-53. 2012
    ..Selecting the appropriate network intervention depends on the availability and character of network data, perceived characteristics of the behavior, its existing prevalence, and the social context of the program...
  3. pmc The impact of social networks on knowledge transfer in long-term care facilities: Protocol for a study
    Anne E Sales
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:49. 2010
    ..Through this proposed project, we expect to contribute new knowledge about factors influencing uptake of knowledge translation interventions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine, CA 91803, USA
    Addiction 102:1804-15. 2007
    ..To test whether a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program can reduce substance use among high-risk adolescents without creating deviancy training (iatrogenic effects)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:323-9. 2005
    ..Among adolescents, it has been hypothesized that popular students are more likely to smoke, especially in schools with high smoking prevalence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evaluating a Minor Storyline on ER About Teen Obesity, Hypertension, and 5 A Day
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Health Commun 12:551-66. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Identifying opinion leaders to promote behavior change
    Thomas W Valente
    School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:881-96. 2007
    ..Factors that might influence programs to select one or another method are then discussed, and the article closes with a discussion of combining and comparing methods...
  8. pmc Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:297-311. 2007
    ..To assess perceived implementation of 2 substance-abuse prevention programs: a standard one and a peer-led interactive one...
  9. ncbi request reprint The interaction of curriculum type and implementation method on 1-year smoking outcomes in a school-based prevention program
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Room 5133, Building A, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:315-24. 2006
    ..Even a peer-led program will be differentially effective based on how leaders are selected and how groups are formed, and this effect may be curriculum dependent...
  10. pmc Community coalitions as a system: effects of network change on adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:880-6. 2007
    ..We examined the effect of community coalition network structure on the effectiveness of an intervention designed to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs...
  11. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of innovations and network segmentation: the part played by people in promoting health
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:S23-31. 2006
    ..These principles can be used to implement and tailor data-based health promotion activities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Using social networks to understand and prevent substance use: a transdisciplinary perspective
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:1685-712. 2004
    ..The article closes with a discussion of the inherent transdisciplinarity of social network analysis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Need, demand, and external validity in dissemination of physical activity programs
    Thomas W Valente
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S5-7. 2006
  14. pmc Selective risk taking among needle exchange participants: implications for supplemental interventions
    T W Valente
    School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:406-11. 2001
    ..This study characterized social network context of HIV risk behavior among injection drug users who participated in a needle exchange program...
  15. pmc Needle-exchange participation, effectiveness, and policy: syringe relay, gender, and the paradox of public health
    T W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 91803, USA
    J Urban Health 78:340-9. 2001
    ..NEPs should broaden their education efforts to have participants understand the value of repeated visits to the NEP...
  16. pmc Adolescent affiliations and adiposity: a social network analysis of friendships and obesity
    Thomas W Valente
    Institute for Prevention Research, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:202-4. 2009
    ..There was a weak association between social position and weight status. Overweight youth nominated more friends but were nominated as friends less frequently than their normal weight peers...
  17. ncbi request reprint Campaign exposure and interpersonal communication as factors in contraceptive use in Bolivia
    T W Valente
    School of Medicine University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    J Health Commun 6:303-22. 2001
    ..Campaign exposure was associated with perceptions that members of one's personal network used contraception. This study provides a more contextual view of campaign effects by linking mass media and personal network communication...
  18. pmc A network assessment of community-based participatory research: linking communities and universities to reduce cancer disparities
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1319-25. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether a community-based initiative designed to reduce cancer disparities among Pacific Islanders in Southern California increased communications between community-based organizations and university researchers...
  19. pmc Effects of a social-network method for group assignment strategies on peer-led tobacco prevention programs in schools
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, 91803, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1837-43. 2003
    ..Our study tested the effectiveness of network methods for identifying opinion leaders and for constructing groups...
  20. pmc Using social networks to recruit an HIV vaccine preparedness cohort
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 52:514-23. 2009
    ..To evaluate a social network approach to develop an adolescent cohort for HIV vaccine preparedness and investigate characteristics that influence recruitment...
  21. pmc Satellite exchange in the Baltimore Needle Exchange Program
    T W Valente
    Department of Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Rep 113:90-6. 1998
    ..Our second objective was to determine the degree that SEs contributed to needle exchange program (NEP) effectiveness...
  22. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the use of drama to communicate HIV/AIDS information
    T W Valente
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 11:203-11. 1999
    ..Drama can also be used to convey socioemotive and sensitive material and could find wide applicability in many settings...
  23. pmc Interorganizational relationships among HIV/AIDS service organizations in Baltimore: a network analysis
    J Kwait
    The Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 78:468-87. 2001
    ..This type of data also has implications for informing activities to build the capacity of HIV/AIDS service organizations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Promoting breastfeeding in Bolivia: do social networks add to the predictive value of traditional socioeconomic characteristics?
    Fannie Fonseca-Becker
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 111 Market Place, Suite 310, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:71-80. 2006
    ..01) to the predictive power of the socioeconomic variables. These results may also hold for other health research areas, increasingly using social network analysis, such as that of HIV/AIDS...
  25. doi request reprint Entertainment-education in a media-saturated environment: examining the impact of single and multiple exposures to breast cancer storylines on two popular medical dramas
    Heather J Hether
    School of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0281, USA
    J Health Commun 13:808-23. 2008
    ..Implications of our findings for future E-E interventions and evaluations are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Translation in the health professions: converting science into action
    Steve Sussman
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:7-32. 2006
    ..Finally, the article concludes that translational research is an important area to continue to pursue requiring long-term collaborative commitment among researchers and practitioners...
  27. pmc Global tobacco control diffusion: the case of the framework convention on tobacco control
    Heather L Wipfli
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1260-6. 2010
    ..We analyzed demographic and social network variables associated with the timing of ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Peer influences on adolescent cigarette smoking: a theoretical review of the literature
    Beth R Hoffman
    Tobacco Surveillance and Evaluation Research Program, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:103-55. 2006
    ..A model integrating relevant theories into a longitudinal model representing friend influences on adolescent smoking is presented, along with implications of the results presented for adolescent tobacco prevention programs...
  29. pmc Adolescent smoking networks: the effects of influence and selection on future smoking
    Jeffrey A Hall
    Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Addict Behav 32:3054-9. 2007
    ..Influence processes were indirectly related to smoking. Smokers' influence in 6th grade predicts the selection of smokers as friends in 7th grade. Smokers' influence also demonstrated a protective effect when ties were not reciprocated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Condom use and migration in a sample of Mexican migrants: potential for HIV/STI transmission
    Raquel Fosados
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave Unit 8, Alhambra CA 91803, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 48:57-61. 2006
    ..To analyze the association between condom use and migration to the United States (US) in two Mexican municipalities...
  31. ncbi request reprint Perceived peer influence and peer selection on adolescent smoking
    Beth R Hoffman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Suite 8, Alhambra, CA 91803 USA
    Addict Behav 32:1546-54. 2007
    ..Implications of these results for tobacco prevention programs are discussed...
  32. doi request reprint Evaluation of an overdose prevention and response training programme for injection drug users in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA
    Karla D Wagner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 21:186-93. 2010
    ..Fatal opioid overdose is a significant cause of mortality among injection drug users (IDUs)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Mass-media-generated interpersonal communication as sources of information about family planning
    T W Valente
    Department of Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Health Commun 1:247-65. 1996
    ..In collaboration with Apoyo a Programmas de Población (Advocacy for Population Programs) of Peru, we present a model of how interpersonal communication networks generated by mass media messages vary with stage of behavior change...
  34. doi request reprint Collaboration and competition in a children's health initiative coalition: a network analysis
    Thomas W Valente
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Building A Room 5133, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Eval Program Plann 31:392-402. 2008
    ..The study suggests that perceptions of organizational performance are associated with position in the network, central members are more likely to perceive the organization performs well than those on the periphery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Type II translation: transporting prevention interventions from research to real-world settings
    Louise A Rohrbach
    University of Southern California, USA
    Eval Health Prof 29:302-33. 2006
    ..They describe ongoing research on the dissemination of Project TND. Finally, they provide suggestions for future Type II translation research...
  36. ncbi request reprint Intergenerational transfers of resources between older persons and extended kin in Taiwan and the Philippines
    Emily M Agree
    Department of Population and Family Health Services, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 59:181-95. 2005
    ..These results confirm the importance and diversity of extended kin in systems of family support...
  37. ncbi request reprint Using network analysis to understand community-based programs: a case study from highland Madagascar
    Kirsten Stoebenau
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 29:167-73. 2003
    ..Programs using community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services have had mixed success in Sub-Saharan Africa. Knowledge about why these programs succeed or fail is limited...
  38. ncbi request reprint The selection of family planning discussion partners in Nepal
    Marc Boulay
    Center for Communication Programs, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 111 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    J Health Commun 10:519-36. 2005
    ..Understanding the dynamics of social network formation can assist programs to better utilize the behavior change potential of peer networks...
  39. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of opinion leaders in substance abuse treatment agencies
    Kathleen A Moore
    Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:187-203. 2004
    ..Specifically, this study examined characteristics of "opinion leaders" as technology transfer agents...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does entertainment-education work with Latinos in the United States? Identification and the effects of a telenovela breast cancer storyline
    Holley A Wilkin
    Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30302 4000, USA
    J Health Commun 12:455-69. 2007
    ..Third, these trends were confirmed and further explored using focus groups of Ladrón viewers. Implications for educating viewers using dramatic serials in the United States are discussed...
  41. pmc Opinion leader interventions in social networks
    Thomas W Valente
    BMJ 333:1082-3. 2006
  42. doi request reprint Between tradition and change: condom use with primary sexual partners among Mexican migrants
    Ramiro Caballero-Hoyos
    Epidemiological and Adolescent Health Services Research Unit, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Av Tonala 121, Tonala, Unidad de Medicina Familiar 93 IMSS, Second Floor, Guadalajara C P 45400, Mexico
    AIDS Behav 12:561-9. 2008
    ..Prevention programs must strengthen the structural conditions fostering greater equality between the sexes and adapt their approaches for different population density, age and partner types...
  43. ncbi request reprint Network analysis of an organizational collaboration for Pacific Islander cancer control
    Sora Park Tanjasiri
    Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton 92834 6870, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:184-96. 2007
    ..Such tracking will help concerned parties understand how academic and community groups collaborate and coordinate their efforts to reach shared and overlapping goals...
  44. ncbi request reprint Diffusion of innovations
    Thomas W Valente
    Genet Med 5:69. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint The adoption of ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus: a cohort study of gastroenterologists
    Cary P Gross
    Primary Care Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:279-86. 2002
    ..We aimed to determine whether the use of ablation was increasing in a cohort of gastroenterologists, and to identify physician beliefs and characteristics associated with ablation use...