Teaching and scholarship are a trust, one in which
student outcomes are clearly affected by frequent encounters with professors
who are energetic scholars.I see many opportunities at GSU to
explore the association between teaching and scholarship.
My scholarship is focused on the effects of
social-environmental adversity on all youth, but in particular those from low-resourced urban communities. Youth in these communities, compared to youth from
higher resource communities, have higher rates of psychological distress, such
as depression and anxiety and problem behaviors, such as substance use and
violence-related behavior. When compared to other public investments, an
increased understanding of the role of adversity in these youth may lead to
substantial returns in the form of a reduction in crime, incarceration and
substance abuse treatment.
In addition to my scholarship, I am the program
coordinator for the Community Health Program. My tasks include mentoring and
advising, but also helping to develop and implement a vision for the program that
will inspire students to be actively involved in their education and that will
act as a blueprint for future planning. This encompasses helping the department
to develop an appropriate curriculum which will enable GSU students to sit for
and pass state certification, to become competent professionals, to go on to
graduate study and to initiate their own
I am honored to be on the faculty of GSU.
Day, Peter Ji, David DuBois, Naida Silverthorn, Brian R
Flay. Social-Environmental Adversity Exposure as a Predictor of Psychological
Distress and Risk Behavior in Urban Youth. Under review at the Journal of Child
and Family Studies.
Niloofar Bavarian, Kendra M Lewis, David L Dubois, Alan Acock, Samuel Vuchinich, Naida Silverthorn, Frank J Snyder,
Joseph Day, Peter Ji, Brian R Flay. Using social-emotional
and character development to improve academic outcomes: a matched-pair,
cluster-randomized controlled trial in low-income, urban schools. Journal of School Health 11/2013; 83(11):771-9
Ruggiero L., Riley B., Hernandez R., Quinn L., Gerber B., Castillo A.,
Day J., Ingram D., Wang Y., Butler P. “Medical Assistant Coaching to Support Diabetes
Self-Care among Low-income Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations”, submitted to Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Kendra M Lewis, David L Dubois, Niloofar Bavarian, Alan Acock, Naida Silverthorn,
Joseph Day, Peter Ji, Samuel Vuchinich, Brian R Flay. Effects of Positive Action on the Emotional Health of Urban Youth: A
Cluster-Randomized Trial. Journal of Adolescent Health 07/2013.
Kendra M Lewis, Marc B Schure, Niloofar
Bavarian, David L Dubois, Joseph Day, Peter Ji, Naida
Silverthorn, Alan Acock, Samuel
Vuchinich, Brian R Flay(2013).Problem behavior
and urban, low-income youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Positive Action
in Chicago. American journal of preventive medicine . 06/2013; 44(6):622-630. 2013.01.030 pp.622-630
Jarpe-Ratner; Fagen, Michael; Day, Joseph; Gilmet,
Kelsey; Prudowsky, Joshua; Neiger, Brad L.; Dubois, David; Flay, Brian
(2013). Using the Community Readiness
Model as an Approach to Formative Evaluation.Health
Lewis, K. M., Bavarian, N., Snyder, F. J., Acock,
A., Day, J., DuBois, D. L., Ji, P.,
Schure, M. B., Silverthorn, N., Vuchinich, S., Flay, B. R. (2012). Direct and
mediated effects of a social-emotional and character development program on
adolescent substance use. The International Journal of
Emotional Education, 4, 56-78.
Li K, Washburn, I, DuBois, DL, Vuchinich, SPJ,
Brechling V, Day J, et al. Effects of the Positive Action Program on Problem Behaviors in Elementary School Students: A matched-pair randomized
control trial in Chicago. Psychology & Health, 2011 26(2),
Washburn I, Acock A, Vuchinich S, Snyder F, Li
B, Ji P, Day J et al. Effects of a social-emotional and
character development program on the trajectory of behaviors associated with
character development: findings from three randomized trials. Prevention Science, 2011.
P, Flay B, DuBois D, Brechling V, Day J, Cantillon D. Consent form
return rates for third-grade urban elementary students. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2006; 30(5):467-474.
Day J & Buyer L.
The Effect of Race on the Diagnosis of
Oppositional Defiant Disorder; 2002. ERIC Document Reproduction Service
Chapter: Effects of Positive Action up to Grade 8 in Urban
Schools: Preliminary Report of Results from the Chicago Randomized Trial. B. R. Flay, A.C. Acock, S. Vuchinich, K.M. Lewis, N. Bavarian, M.B. Schure, F.J. Snyder, D. L. DuBois, N. Silverthorn, J.
Day, N. Portillo