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    • Density and Proximity of Fast Food Restaurants and Body Mass Index Among African Americans 

      Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Regan, Seann D.; Nguyen, Nga; Cromley, Ellen K.; Strong, Larkin L.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives. The purpose of this study was to address current gaps in the literature by examining the associations of fast food restaurant (FFR) density around the home and FFR proximity to the home, respectively, with body ...
    • Discrimination, Affect, and Cancer Risk Factors among African Americans 

      Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Adams, Claire E.; Cao, Yumei; Nguyen, Nga; Wetter, David W.; Watkins, Kellie L.; Regan, Seann D.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives: To examine whether stress or depressive symptoms mediated associations between perceived discrimination and multiple modifiable behavioral risk factors for cancer among 1363 African American adults. Methods: ...
    • Dispositional Mindfulness Predicts Enhanced Smoking Cessation and Smoking Lapse Recovery 

      Heppner, Whitney L.; Spears, Claire Adams; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Castro, Yessenia; Li, Yisheng; Guo, Beibei; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cofta-Woerpel, Ludmila; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
      Background: Although mindfulness has been hypothesized to promote health behaviors, no research has examined how dispositional mindfulness might influence the process of smoking cessation. Purpose: The current study ...
    • Financial strain and cancer risk behaviors among African Americans 

      Advani, Pragati S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Savoy, Elaine J.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from the adverse consequences of behavioral risk factors for cancer relative to other ethnic groups. Recent studies have assessed how financial strain might uniquely ...
    • Financial Strain and Self-rated Health among Black Adults 

      Savoy, Elaine J.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga; Advani, Pragati S.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Wetter, David W.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
      Objectives: To explore associations between financial strain and self-rated health among 1341 black adults. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted linear regression model. Mediation (via stress ...
    • HPV Awareness, Knowledge and Attitudes among Older African-American Women 

      Watkins, Kellie L.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna (2015)
      Objective: To assess correlates of human papillomavirus (HPV) awareness, knowledge, and attitudes among older, church-going African-American women.ᅠMethods: Participants (N = 759), aged 40-80, answered survey questions ...
    • The influence of discrimination on smoking cessation among Latinos 

      Kendzor, Darla E.; Businelle, Michael S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Castro, Yessenia; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Lam, Cho Y.; Adams, Claire E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Wetter, David W. (2014)
      Background: Although studies have shown a cross-sectional link between discrimination and smoking, the prospective influence of discrimination on smoking cessation has yet to be evaluated. Thus, the purpose of the current ...
    • Psychosocial Mechanisms Linking the Social Environment to Mental Health in African Americans 

      Mama, Scherezade K.; Li, Yisheng; Basen-Engquist, Karen; Lee, Rebecca E.; Thompson, Deborah; Wetter, David W.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2016)
      Resource-poor social environments predict poor health, but the mechanisms and processes linking the social environment to psychological health and well-being remain unclear. This study explored psychosocial mediators of ...