Denise Dion Hallfors

Summary

Affiliation: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of school subsidies on HIV-related outcomes among adolescent female orphans
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 56:79-84. 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  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

Research Grants

  1. Research to Practice: An Indicated Prevention Program
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. HIV in Young Adulthood: Pathways and Prevention
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc The impact of school subsidies on HIV-related outcomes among adolescent female orphans
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 56:79-84. 2015
    ..We examine effects of school support as a structural HIV prevention intervention for adolescent female orphans in Zimbabwe after 5 years...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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 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...
  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. 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...
  9. 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...
  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 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 'I thought if I marry the prophet I would not die': The significance of religious affiliation on marriage, HIV testing, and reproductive health practices among young married women in Zimbabwe
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    a PhD Senior Research Scientist, is affiliated to Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    SAHARA J 13:178-187. 2016
    ..Since HIV screening and treatment depend on access to clinic/hospital care, continued public health efforts to engage Apostolic leaders is needed, along with monitoring of progress in access and outcomes...
  14. pmc Discordance of HIV and HSV-2 biomarkers and self-reported sexual behaviour among orphan adolescents in Western Kenya
    Hyunsan Cho
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 91:260-5. 2015
    ..This paper examines the discordance between biological data of HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections and self-reported questionnaire responses among orphan adolescents in Western Kenya...
  15. pmc Use of HIV and HSV-2 biomarkers in sub-saharan adolescent prevention research: a comparison of two approaches
    Winnie K Luseno
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514, USA
    J Prim Prev 35:181-91. 2014
    ..Manufacturer validation studies using DBS for HSV-2, however, are needed for widespread use. ..
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Marital Age Disparity Among Orphaned Young Women and Their Husbands: A Mixed Methods Study in Rural Zimbabwe
    Lei Zhang
    Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1516 E Franklin St, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514, USA
    J Prim Prev 37:487-92. 2016
    ..The challenge for primary prevention is to develop strategies to mitigate the risk of sexually transmitted infections, as well as the potential abuse of young women, within the appropriate cultural context. ..
  19. pmc Educational Outcomes for Orphan Girls in Rural Zimbabwe: Effects of a School Support Intervention
    Bonita J Iritani
    a Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Health Care Women Int 37:301-22. 2016
    ..Providing support to orphan girls is promising for addressing World Health Organization Millennium Development Goals, but further research is needed about contextual factors affecting girls' school participation and learning. ..
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Influence of school support on early marriage experiences and health services utilization among young orphaned women in Zimbabwe
    Winnie Kavulani Luseno
    a Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Health Care Women Int . 2016
    ..Pregnancy was among the most common reasons for marriage across both groups. The greatest benefit of school support appears to be in delaying marriage and pregnancy while increasing educational attainment...
  23. pmc Disclosure of HSV-2 serological test results in the context of an adolescent HIV prevention trial in Kenya
    Denise Dion Hallfors
    The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 91:395-400. 2015
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  24. 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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  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...

Research Grants2

  1. 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. ..
  2. HIV in Young Adulthood: Pathways and Prevention
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....