Illinois Prevention Research Center: Partnering to Promote Health in Urban Communities


Selected publications from the Illinois Prevention Research Center

Research Conducted 2005-Present

Hughes SL, Seymour RB, Campbell RT, Whitelaw N, Bazzarre TA. Best-practice physical activity programs for older adults: findings from the national impact stud: Am J Public Health. 2009 Feb;99(2):362-8.


A clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update. A U.S. Public Health Service report Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug;35(2):158-76.


Anderson EE, Iltis AS. Assessing and improving research participants' understanding of risk: potential lessons from the literature on physician-patient risk communicatio. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2008 Sep;3(3)27-37.


Anderson L, Lang J, LoGerfo J, Sharkey J, Belansky E, Bryant L, Prohaska T, Altpeter M, Marshall V, Satariano W, Ivery S, Bayles C, Pluto D, Wilcox S, Goins T. The Prevention Research Centers Healthy Aging Research Network. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2006 Jan;3(1):A17.


Blissmer B, Riebe D, Dye G, Ruggiero L, Greene G, Caldwell M. Health-related quality of life following a clinical weight loss intervention among overweight and obese adults: intervention and 24 month follow-up effects. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006 Jul 17;4:43.


Etkin, CD, Prohaska TR, Harris BA, Latham N, Jette A. Feasibility of Implementing the Strong for Life program in community settings. Gerontologist. 2006;46(2):284-92.

Glasser M, Peters K, MacDowell M. Rural Illinois hospital chief executive officers' perceptions of provider shortages and issues in rural recruitment and retention. Journal of Rural Health.2006;22(1): 59-62.


Gordon EJ, Prohaska TR. The ethics of withdrawal from study participation. Account Research. 2006;13(4):1842-6.


Hughes SL, Seymour RB, Campbell RT, Huber G, Pollack N, Sharma L. Impact of the Fit and Strong! intervention on older adults with osteoarthritis. Gerontologist. 2004 Apr;44(2):217-28.


Hughes SL, Seymour RB, Campbell RT, Huber G, Pollack N, Sharma L, Desai P. Long Term impact of Fit and Strong! on older adults with osteoarthritis. Gerontologist. 2006 Dec;46(6):801-14.

Hughes SL, Williams B, Molina LC, Bayles C, Bryant LL, Harris JR, Hunter R, Ivey S, Watkins K. Characteristics of physical activity programs for older adults: results of a multisite survey. Gerontologist. 2005 Oct;45(5):667-75.

Koerber A, Peters KE, Kaste LM, Lopez E, Noorullah K, Torres I, Crawford JM. The views of dentists, nurses and nutritionists on the association between diabetes and periodontal disease: a qualitative study in a Latino community. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2006;66(3):212-215.

Peters K, Baldyga W, Lampiris L, Jensen J, Koerber A, Kaste L, Levy S. Addressing rural health disparities in Illinois: oral health. Public Health Practice in Illinois. 2006;6(2):59-67.


Prohaska T, Belansky E, Belza B, Buchner D, Marshall V, McTigue K, Satariano W, Wilcox S. Physical activity, public health, and aging: critical issues and research priorities. The Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences. 2006;61(5): S267-273.


Prohaska T, Peters K. Physical activity and cognitive functioning: Translating research to practice with a public health approach. Alheimer's and Dementia. 2007;3(2Suppl): S58-S64.


Sarkisian CA, Prohaska TR, Davis C, Weiner B. Pilot test of an attribution retraining intervention to raise walking levels in sedentary older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Nov;55(11):1842-6.


Sarkisian CA, Prohaska TR, Wong MD, Hirsch S, Mangione CM. The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005;20(10):911-5.


Research Conducted 1999-2004

Baldyga W, Peters K, Lampiris L, Janssen J. Illinois Oral Health Infrastructure Development Project: Final Report. Illinois Morbidity and Mortality Review. 2001;4(3):1-40.

Baldyga W, Sternberg E, Peters K. Evidence-based public health: An overview. Public Health Practice in Illinois. 2002;5(1):3-10.

Kelley MA, Baldyga W, Barajas F, Rodriguez-Sanchez M. Capturing change in a community-university partnership: Si Se Puede! Project. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2005;2(2):A22. Epub 2005 Mar 15.

Krummel D, Matson-Koffman D, Bronner Y, Davis J, Greenlund K, Tessaro T, Upson D, Wilbur J. Cardiovascular health interventions in women: What works? Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine. 2001;10(2):117-136. Review.

Levy SR, Anderson EE, Issel LM, Willis MA, Dancy BL, Jacobson KM, Fleming SG, Copper ES, Berrios NM, Sciammarella E, Ochoa M, Hebert-Beirne J. Using multi-level, multi-source needs assessment data for planning community interventions. Health Promotion Practice. 2004;5(1):59-68.

Levy SR, Baldyga W, Jurkowski JM. Developing community health promotion interventions: selecting partners and fostering collaboration. Health Promotion Practice. 2003;4(3):314-322.

Peacock NR, Kelley MA, Carpenter C, Davis M, Burnett G, Chavez N, Aranda V, and members of the Chicago Social Networks Project. Pregnancy discovery and acceptance among low-income primiparous women: a multicultural exploration. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2001;5(2):109-118.

Peters KE, Elster AB, VanGeest J. Population-based medicine and clinical practice: Rationale and opportunities. Chicago Medicine. 2001;104(9):6-8.

Wilbur J, Chandler PJ, Dancy B, Lee H. Correlates of physical activity in urban Midwestern African-American women. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2003;25(3 Suppl 1):45-52.


Research Conducted 1994-1999

Chaloupka FJ, Wechsler H. Price, tobacco control policies and smoking among young adults. Journal of Health Economics. 1997;16(3):359-373.

Crittenden KS , Manfredi C, Warnecke RB, Cho YI, Parsons JA. Measuring readiness and motivation to quit smoking among women in public health clinics: predictive validity. Addictive Behaviors. 1998;23(2):191-199.

Freudenberg N, Eng E, Flay BR, Parcel G, Rogers T, Wallerstein N. Strengthening individual and community capacity to prevent disease and promote health: In search of relevant theories and principles. Health Education Quarterly. 1995;22(3):290-306.

Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ. Application of random-effects regression models in relapse research. Addiction. 1996;91(Suppl):S211-29.

Levy SR, Perhats C, Weeks K, Handler AS, Flay BR. Impact of a school-based AIDS prevention program on risk and protective behavior for newly sexually active students. Journal of School Health. 1995;65(4):145-151.

Manfredi C, Czaja R, Freels S, Trubitt M, Warnecke R, Lacey L. Prescribe for health: Improving cancer screening in physician practices serving low-income and minority populations. Archives of Family Medicine. 1998;7(4):329-337.

Siddiqui O, Flay BR, Hu FB. Factors affecting attrition in a longitudinal smoking prevention study. Preventive Medicine. 1996;25(5):554-560.

Warnecke RB, Johnson TP, Chavez N, Sudman S, O'Rourke DP, Lacey L, Horm J. Improving question wording in surveys of culturally diverse populations. Annals of Epidemiology. 1997;7(5):334-342.

Weeks K, Levy SR, Gordon AK , Handler A, Perhats C, Flay BR. Does parental involvement make a difference? The impact of parent interactive activities on students in a school-based AIDS prevention program. AIDS Education and Prevention. 1997;9(1 Suppl):90-106.


Research Conducted 1989-1994

Flay BR, Hu B, Siddiqui O, Day LE, Hedeker D, Petraitis J, Richardson J, Sussman S. Differential influence of parental smoking and friends' smoking on adolescent initiation and escalation of smoking. The Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 1994;35(3):248-265.

Flay BR, McFall S, Burton D, Cook TD, Warnecke RB. Health behavior changes through television: The roles of de facto and motivated selection processes. The Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 1993;34(4):322-335.

Hedeker, D, Gibbons RD, Flay BR. Random-effects regression models for clustered data with an example from smoking prevention research. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1994;62(4):757-765.

Lacey L. Cancer prevention and early detection strategies for reaching underserved urban, low-income black women: Barriers and objectives. Cancer. 1993;72(3 Suppl):1078-1083.

Lacey L, Whitfield J, DeWhite W, Ansell D, Whitman S, Chen E, Phillips C. Referral adherence in an inner city breast and cervical cancer screening program. Cancer. 1993;72(3):950-955.

Levy SR, Lampman C, Handler A, Flay BR, Weeks K. Young adolescent attitudes toward sex and substance use: implications for AIDS prevention. AIDS Education and Prevention. 1993;5(4):340-51.

MacKinnon DP, Johnson CA , Pentz MA, Dwyer JH, Hansen WB, Flay BR, Wang EY. Mediating mechanisms in a school-based drug prevention program: First year effects of the Midwestern Prevention Project. Health Psychology. 1991;10(3):164-172.

Manfredi C, Czaja R, Buis M, Derk D. Patient use of treatment-related information received from the Cancer Information Service. Cancer. 1993;71:1326-1337.

Manfredi C, Lacey L, Warnecke R, and Buis, M. Smoking-related behavior, beliefs, and attitudes of young, low-income, urban Black female smokers residing in subsidized public housing. American Journal of Public Health. 1992;82:267-272.

Mermelstein R, Riesenberg L. Changing knowledge and attitudes about skin cancer risk factors among adolescents. Health Psychology. 1992;11(6):371-376.

Warnecke RB, Langenberg P, Wong SC , Flay BR, Cook TD. The second Chicago televised smoking cessation program: A 24-month follow-up. American Journal of Public Health. 1992;82(6):835-840.


Collage of active community members