James Allen, PhD

James Allen, PhD

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications: see also: PubMed

Allen, J. (2014). Introduction to ecological description of a multi-level community based cultural intervention: Building prevention through collaborative field based research. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 83-90. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9644-4

Allen, J., Mohatt, G. V., Beehler, S., & Rowe, H. (2014). People Awakening: Collaborative research with Alaska Native rural communities to address alcohol use disorders and suicide health disparities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 100-111. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9647-1

Allen, J., Mohatt, G.V., Fok, C.C.T., Henry, D., Burkett, R., & People Awakening Team (2014). Testing a protective factors model for alcohol abuse and suicide prevention among Alaska Native youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 125-139. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9661-3

Mohatt, G.V., Allen, J., Fok, C.C.T., Henry, D., & People Awakening Team. (2014). Evaluating the feasibility and effects of a cultural intervention for the prevention of suicide and alcohol abuse with Yup’ik Alaska Native youth: The Elluam Tungiinun and Yupiucimta Asvairtuumallerkaa studies. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 153–169. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9646-2

Trickett, E. Trimble, J., Allen, J. (2014). Most of the story is missing: Advocating for a more complete intervention story. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 180-186.doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9645-3

Allen, J., Hopper, K., Wexler, L., Kral, M., Rasmus, S., Nystad, K. (2014). Mapping resilience pathways of Indigenous youth in five circumpolar communities. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51, 601-631. doi: 10.1177/1363461513497232

Rasmus, S., Ford, T., Allen, J. (2014). “Where I Have to Learn the Ways How to Live:” Youth Resilience in a Yup'ik Village in Alaska. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51, 713-734.

Rivkin, I. D., Trimble, J., Lopez, E., Johnson, S., Orr, E., & Allen, J. (2013). Disseminating research in rural Yup’ik communities: Challenges and ethical considerations in moving from discovery to intervention development. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 20958-

McKay, J. C., Vásquez, Á. R., Chipp, C. L., Ford, T. J., Robinson, R. V., Sharma, D. K. B., Johnson, S. H. Nelson, R. A., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Whipple, J. L., Dulin, P. L., Allen, J.(2013). Divided by miles, connected by purpose: Telepsychology technology in a graduate training program. Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 7(3), 166-173. doi: 10.1037/a0033568

Allen, J., Fok, C.C.T., Henry, D., Skewes, M., & People Awakening Team (2012). Umyuangcaryaraq “reflecting”: Multidimensional assessment of reflective processes about the consequences of alcohol use among Yup’ik Alaska Native youth. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38, 5, 468–475. doi:10.3109/00952990.2012.702169

Henry, D., Allen, J., Fok, C.C.T., Rasmus, S., Charles, B., & People Awakening Team. (2012). Patterns of protective factors in an intervention for the prevention of suicide and alcohol abuse with Yup'ik Alaska Native youth. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38, 5, 476–482.doi:10.3109/00952990.2012.704460

Tingvold, L., Hauff, E., Allen, J., & Middelthon, A. (2012). Seeking balance between past and present: Vietnamese refugee parenting practices and adolescent well-being.International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 4, 563-574. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2012.03.004

Fok, C.C.T., Allen, J., Henry, D., & People Awakening Team The Brief Family Relationships Scale: An adaptation of the relationship dimension of the Family Environment Scale.Assessment. Prepublished November 14, 2011, doi:10.1177/1073191111425856

Fok, C. C. T., Allen, J., Henry, D., Mohatt, G .V. & People Awakening Team (2012). The Multicultural Mastery Scale for youth: Multidimensional assessment of culturally mediated coping strategies, Psychological Assessment, 24, 2, 313-327. doi: 10.1037/a0025505

Ford, T., Rasmus, S., & Allen, J. (2012). Being useful: Achieving indigenous youth involvement in a community-based participatory research project in Alaska. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 71, 18413 -

Tingvold, L., Middelthon, A., Allen, J., & Hauff, E. (2012). Parents and children only? Acculturation and the influence of extended family members among Vietnamese refugees.International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 2, 260–270

Allen, J., Mohatt, G. V., Markstrom, C. Novins, D., Byers, L. (2012). Oh no, we are just getting to know you: The relationship in research with children and youth in Indigenous communities. Child Development Perspectives,6, 1, 55-60

Allen, J., Levintova, M. & Mohatt, G.V. (2011). Suicide and alcohol related disorders in the U.S. Arctic: boosting research to address a primary determinant of circumpolar health disparities. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 70, 473-487

Mohatt, N., Fok, C. C. T., Burket, R., Henry, D., & Allen, J. (2011). The Ellangumaciq Awareness Scale: Assessment of awareness of connectedness as a culturally-based protective factor for Native American youth.Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. 17, 444-455

Ulturgasheva, O., Wexler, L., Kral, M., Allen, J., Mohatt, G.V., Nystad, K. & CIPA Team (2011). Navigating international, community-based participatory health research: Indigenous culture, social change, and negotiating pathways to adulthood in five circumpolar communities. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 4, 50-59

Dana, R. H. & Allen, J. (ed.), (2008). Cultural competency training in a global society. NY: Springer.

Mustafa al'Absi, PhD

Mustafa al'Absi, PhD

al'Absi M, Lemieux A, Nakajima M. (2014). Peptide YY and ghrelin predict craving and risk for relapse in abstinent smokers. Psychoneuroendocrinology; 49C:253-259. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.07.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Widmann M, Warsame AH, Mikulica J, von Beust J, Isse MM, Ndetei D, al'Absi (2014).Front Public Health. 2014 Jun 30;2:71. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00071.

Nakajima M, Dokam A, Alsameai A, Khalil N, al?Absi M. (2014). Severity of khat dependence among adult khat chewers: The moderating influence of gender and age. J Ethnopharmacol. pii: S0378-8741(14)00549-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.07.030. [Epub ahead of print]

Potretzke S, Nakajima M, Cragin T, al'Absi M. (2014). Changes in circulating leptin levels during acute stress and associations with craving in abstinent smokers: a preliminary investigation. Psychoneuroendocrinology;47:232-40. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.05.008. Epub 2014 May 23.

Nakajima M, al'Absi M. (2014). Nicotine withdrawal and stress-induced changes in pain sensitivity: A cross-sectional investigation between abstinent smokers and nonsmokers. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12241. [Epub ahead of print]

Vogel RI, Hertsgaard LA, Dermody SS, Luo X, Moua L, Allen S, al'Absi M, Hatsukami DK. (2014). Sex differences in response to reduced nicotine content cigarettes. Addict Behav. 2014.03.021. Epub 2014 Mar 30

Nakajima M, Dokam A, Kasim AN, Alsoofi M, Khalil NS, al'Absi M. (2014). Habitual khat and concurrent khat and tobacco use are associated with subjective sleep quality. Prev Chronic Dis.; 11:E86. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130234.

al'Absi M, Nakajima M, Dokam A, Sameai A, Alsoofi M, Saem Khalil N, Al Habori M. (2014). Concurrent tobacco and khat use is associated with blunted cardiovascular stress response and enhanced negative mood: a cross-sectional investigation. Hum Psychopharmacol.. doi: 10.1002/hup.2403. [Epub ahead of print]

Allen AM , al'Absi M, Lando H, Hatsukami D, Allen SS. (2013). Menstrual phase, depressive symptoms, and allopregnanolone during short-term smoking cessation. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 21, 427-433

Nakajima, M., al'Absi, M. (2014). Patterns of changes in affect and adrenocortical activity over an extended period of smoking abstinence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1189-1195

Nyongesa AW, Oduma JA, Nakajima M, Odongo HO, Adoyo PA, al'Absi M. (2014). Dose-response inhibitory effects of purified cathinone from khat (Catha edulis) on cortisol and prolactin release in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Metab Brain Dis. 29:451-458.

Nyongesa AW, Oduma JA, Nakajima M, Odongo HO, Adoyo PA, al'Absi M. (2014). Acute and sub-chronic effects of purified cathinone from khat (Catha edulis) on behavioural profiles in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Metab Brain Dis. 29:441-449.

Wong JA, Pickworth WB, Waters AJ, al'Absi M, Leventhal AM. (2014). Cortisol levels decrease after acute tobacco abstinence in regular smokers. Hum Psychopharmacol, 29, 152-162

Allen SS, Allen AM, Tosun N, Lunos S, al'Absi M, Hatsukami D. (2014). Smoking- and menstrual-related symptomatology during short-term smoking abstinence by menstrual phase and depressive symptoms. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 901-906. Maatoug J, Harrabi I, Hmad S, Belkacem M, al'Absi M, Lando H, Ghannem H. (2014). Clustering of risk factors with smoking habits among adults, Sousse, Tunisia. Prev Chronic Dis. 10:E211.


al’Absi, M. (2007). Stress and Addiction: Biological and Psychosocial Mechanisms. Book published by Elsevier (Academic Press), London, U.K.

Book Chapters

Kamarck, T., al’Absi, M., Epstein, D., Ertin, E., Intille, S., Kirk, S., Kumar, S., Preston, K., Rea, M., Scott, M.. Shetty, V., Shiffman, S., Siewiorek, D., Smailagic, A., Stone, C., and Venugopal. (2014). Ambulatory Monitoring and Ecological Momentary Assessment. In Waldstein, S., Handbook for Behavioral Medicine.

Kumar, S., al’Absi, M., Beck, J.G., Ertin, E. (2014). Behavioral Monitoring and Assessment via Mobile Sensing Technologies. In Marsch, L., Lord, S., and Dallery, J. (Eds). Leveraging Technology to Transform Behavioral Healthcare, Oxford University Press.

Flaten, M.A. and al'Absi, M. (2012). The placebo effect. In M. Gellman & J. R. Turner (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Behavioral Medicine, Springer (1497-1499).

al'Absi, M. and Li, B. (2012). Appetite. In M. Gellman & J. R. Turner (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Behavioral Medicine, Springer.

al'Absi, M. (2012). Glucocorticoids and their effects. In M. Gellman & J. R. Turner (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Behavioral Medicine, Springer

Hmad, S., Maatoug, J., Harrabi, I., al’Absi, M., Lando, H., Mrizak, N., Ghannem, H. (2014). Workplace based intervention to promote smoking cessation among men in the region of Sousse, Tunisia. SRNT Proceeding

Huttlin, E., Tosun, N., Allen, A., Allen, S., al'Absi, M.(2014). Cortisol, menstrual phase and response to nicotine among female smokers. SRNT Proceeding, p. 206

Nakajima, M., al’Absi, M. (2014). Nicotine withdrawal and stress-induced changes in pain sensitivity: a cross-sectional investigation between abstinent smokers and nonsmokers.SRNT Proceeding, p. 216.

Tosun, N., Lunos, S, Allen, A., al’Absi, M., Hatsukami, D., Allen, S. (2014). Smoking-related symptomatology during smoking abstinence by menstrual phase and depressive symptoms. SRNT Proceeding, p. 182.

Allen, A., Allen, S., Hatsukami, D., al’Absi, M.(2014). Sex Hormones, Salivary Cortisol & Smoking-Related Symptomatology in Premenopausal Smokers. SRNT Proceeding, p. 139.

Nakajima, M., Allen, S., Allen, A., Ford, E., al’Absi, M. (2014). Effects of menstrual cycle on cortisol response to stress and withdrawal symptoms: comparing smokers and nonsmokers. SRNT Proceedings, p. 140

Nakajima, M., al’Absi, M. (2014). Psychosocial Correlates of Concurrent Use of Tobacco and Khat (Catha edulis). SRNT Proceedings, p. 120

Nakajima, M., al’Absi, M. (2014). Influences of Chronic Use of Tobacco and Khat (Catha edulis ) on Subjective Sleep Quality. SRNT Proceedings, p. 139

Nakajima, M., Hoffman, R., al’Absi, M. (2013). Cognitive performance and blood pressure in concurrent khat and tobacco users. Psychophysiology, 50, S96-S97

al’Absi, M., Nakajima, M., Li, B., Kumar, S., Ertin, E., Scott, M. S., Wittmers, L., al'Absi, M. (2013). The assessment of psychophysiological response to laboratory stress using a wireless ambulatory system: a validation study. Psychophysiology, 50, S41-S42

Wiggert, N., Wilhelm, F. H., Nakajima, M., al’Absi, M. (2013). Chronic smoking, trait anxiety, and physiological stress responsivity. Psychophysiology, 50, S129

al'Absi, M., Nakajima, M., Regal, R., Cragin, T. (2013). Appetite hormones as potential biomarkers of negative affect, craving, and risk for smoking relapse. Psychosomatic Medicine

Nakajima, M., Li, B., Kumar, S., Ertin, E., Scott, M., Wittmers, L., al'Absi, M. (2013). Validating a novel wireless ambulatory technology in the assessment of stress: a pilot study. Psychosomatic Medicine

Nakajima, M., Gay, B., Hatsukami, D., Allen, S., Ford, E., al'Absi, M. (2013). Sex differences in the link between salivary cortisol responses to stress and smoking relapse: a prospective examination. Psychosomatic Medicine

Polanka, B., al'Absi, M., Nakajima, M. (2013) Physical activity affects systolic blood pressure and cortisol during stress. 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), La Crosse, WI.

Sarah Beehler, PhD

Sarah Beehler, PhD

Allen, J., Mohatt, G.V., Beehler, S., & Rowe, H.L. (2014). People Awakening: Collaborative Research to Develop Cultural Strategies for Prevention in Community Intervention.American Journal of Community Psychology, 54, (1-2), 100-111. doi: 10.1007/s10464-014-9647-1.

Beehler, S., Clark, J.A., & Eisen, S.V. (2014). Participant experiences in peer- and clinician-facilitated mental health recovery groups for veterans. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 47, 43-50. doi: 10.1037/prj0000048

Trickett, E. J., & Beehler, S. (2013). The ecology of multilevel interventions to reduce social inequalities in health. American Behavioral Scientist, 57, 1227-1246. doi:10.1177/0002764213487342.

Benzer, J. K., Beehler, S., Cramer, I. E., Mohr, D. C., Charns, M. P., & Burgess, J. F. (2013). Between and within-site variation in qualitative implementation research.Implementation Science, 8, doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-4.

Benzer, J. K., Beehler, S., Miller, C. J., Burgess, J. F., Mohr, D. C., Sullivan, J. L., Meterko, M., & Cramer, I. E. (2012). Grounded theory of barriers and facilitators to mandated implementation of mental health care in the primary care setting. Depression Research and Treatment, doi:10.1155/2012/597157

Beehler, S. (2012). Refining (not narrowing) notions of program sustainability. [Letter to the editor] American Journal of Public Health, 102, 1051-1052.

Beehler, S., Birman, D., & Campbell, R. (2012). The effectiveness of Cultural Adjustment and Trauma Services (CATS): A comprehensive, school-based mental health intervention for immigrant youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50, 155-168. doi: 10.1007/s10464-011-9486-2

Trickett, E.J., Beehler, S., Deutsch, C., Green, L.W., Hawe, P., McLeroy, K., Miller, R.L., Rapkin, B.D., Schensul, J.J., Schulz, A.J., & Trimble, J.E. (2011). Advancing the science of community-level interventions,American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1410-1419.

Birman, D., Beehler, S., Harris, E.M., Everson, M.L., Batia, K., Liautaud, J., Frazier, S., Atkins, M., Blanton, S., Buwalda, J., Fogg, L., & Cappella, E. (2008). International Family, Adult, and Child Enhancement Services (FACES): A community-based comprehensive services model for refugee children in resettlement. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 121-132.

James Boulger, PhD

James Boulger, PhD

Rabinowitz H.K., Petterson S.,Boulger J.G., Hunsaker, M.L., Diamond J.J., Markham F.W., Bazemore, A., and Phillips R.L. Medical school rural programs: A comparison with international medical graduates in addressing state level rural family physician and primary care supply.Academic Medicine. 2012;87(4);488-492.

Rabinowitz H.K., Petterson S.,Boulger J.G., Hunsaker, M.L., Markham F.W., Diamond J.J., Bazemore, A., and Phillips R.L. Graham Center policy paper: Comprehensive medical school rural programs produce rural family physicians.American Family Physician. 2011;84(12):1350.

Downey, L.H., Wheat, J.R., Leeper, J.D., Florence, J.A.,Boulger, J.G.,and Hunsaker, M.L. Undergraduate rural medical education program development: Focus group consultation with the NRHA Rural Medical Educators Group.J. Rural Health. 2011;27(2):230-238.

Zink, T., Center, B., Finstad, D.,Boulger, J., Repesh, L., Westra, R., Christensen, R., and Brooks, K. Graduating rural primary care physicians: Examining outcomes from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP).Academic Medicine. 2011;85(4):599-604.

Davis, G.,Boulger, J., Hovland, J., and Hoven, N. The integration of a telemental health service into rural primary medical care.J. Agricultural Safety and Health. 2007;13(3):237-246.

Boulger, J. Rural perspectives. Center for Rural Policy and Development Newsletter. 2006;9(4):1, 3-4.

Christensen, R.G.,Boulger, J.,and Mareck, D. The rural summer internship.Minnesota Medicine. 2004;87:34-36.

Boulger, J.G.The University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. In: Trowbridge G, ed. The Will And The Way. Duluth, Minnesota: Goldfine/Larson; 2004:213-218.

Stamm, B., Piland, N., Crouse, B.,Boulger, J., Davis, G., & others. Essays from the Field. In B. Hudnall Stamm (Ed.),Behavioral Healthcare in Rural and Frontier Areas: An Interdisciplinary Handbook.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association; 2003:11-20.

Smith, C.,Boulger, J., and Beattie, K. Exploring the dual-physician marriage.Minnesota Medicine. 2002;85:39-43.

Boulger, J. Successful Duluth program narrows the gender gap. Family Medicine. 2001;33:6-7.

Boulger, J. Minnesota bound: Stability of practice location among UMD family physicians in Minnesota.Minnesota Medicine. 2000;83:48-50.

Boulger, J., and Oberstar, J. Uneasy partnering: Physicians, politicians and policies.Minnesota Physician. 1999;23:36-37.

Oberstar, J.,Boulger, J., Crouse, B., and Huntley, T. Physicians’ perceptions of risk adjustment and health policy in Minnesota.Minnesota Medicine. 1999;82:43-50.

Crabtree, J., Mitchell, J., Wentworth, K., and Boulger, J. Managed care in Minnesota: Physicians’ attitudes and perceptions.Minnesota Medicine. 1998;81: 39-44.

Barbara Elliott, PhD, MDiv

Barbara Elliott, PhD, MDiv

Elliott BA, Gessert CE, Larson P, Russ TE. Religious beliefs and practices in end-stage renal disease: implications for clinicians. Pain Symptom Manage. 2012;44(3):400-9.

Elliott BA, Dorscher J, Wirta A, Hill DL. Staying connected: Native American women faculty members on experiencing success. Academic Medicine. 2010;85(4):675-9.

Elliott BA, Gessert CE, Peden-McAlpine C. Family decision making in advanced dementia: Narrative and ethics. Scand J Caring Sci. 2009;23-251-8.

Elliott BA, Westra R. Reproductive health care in rural communities: Ethical considerations. In: Nelson W, ed. Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College; 2009.

Melissa Lewis, PhD

Melissa Lewis, PhD

Lewis, M. E., Myhra, L. L., & Walker, M. D. (2014). Advancing Health Equity in Medical Family Therapy Research. In J. Hodgson, A. Lamson T. Mendenhall, T. & Crane, R. (Eds.), Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Lewis, M. E., Lamson, A. L., White, M. B., & Russoniello, C. (2013). Contextualizing military health and trauma: Recommendations for integrated care and couple-centered interventions. Military Behavioral Health Journal, 1(2), 167-172. doi:10.1080/21635781.2013.839923.

Lewis, M. E., Lamson, A. L., & Lesueur, B. (2012). Health dynamics of military and veteran couples: A biopsychorelational overview. Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 34(2),259-276. doi: 10.1007/s10591-012-9193-7.

Motohiro Nakajima, PhD

Motohiro Nakajima, PhD

Nakajima, M., & al'Absi, M. (2014) Nicotine withdrawal and stress-induced changes in pain sensitivity: a cross-sectional investigation between abstinent smokers and nonsmokers.Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12241

Potretzke. S., Nakajima, M., Cragin, T., & al'Absi (2014). Changes in circulating leptin levels during acute stress and associations with craving in abstinent smokers.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 47:232-40.

Nakajima, M., Dokam, A., Kassim, N., Alsoofi, M., Khalil, N., & al’Absi, M. (2014). Influences of chronic khat and tobacco use on subjective quality of sleep. CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease, 11: E86.

al’Absi, M., Nakajima, M., Dokam, A., Sameai, A., AlSoofi, M., Khalil, N., & Al Habori, M. (2014). Concurrent tobacco and khat use is associated with blunted cardiovascular stress response and enhanced negative mood: a cross-sectional investigation. Human Psychopharmacology. doi: 10.1002/hup.2403.

Nyongesa, A.W., Oduma, J.A., Nakajima, M., Odongo, H.O., Adoyo, P.A., & al’Absi, M (2014). Dose-response inhibitory effects of purified cathinone from khat (Catha edulis) on cortisol and prolactin release in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Metabolic Brain Disease, (2):451-8.

Nyongesa, A.W., Oduma, J.A., Nakajima, M., Odongo, H.O., Adoyo, P.A., & al’Absi, M (2014). Acute and sub-chronic effects of purified cathinone from khat (Catha edulis) on behavioural profiles in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Metabolic Brain Disease, (2):441-9.

Nakajima, M., Hoffman, R., & al’Absi, M. (2014) Poor cognitive performance and reduced blood pressure levels in concurrent users of khat and tobacco. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16, 279-287.

Nakajima, M., & al'Absi, M. (2013). Patterns of changes in affect and adrenocortical activity over an extended period of smoking abstinence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 4, 1189-1195.

Nakajima, M., al'Absi, M. (2013). Psychosocial deterrents of tobacco and khat use among men and women. Public Health, 127, 684-686.

Nakajima, M., al'Absi, M., Dokam, A., Alsoofi, M., Khalil, N., & Al Habroi, M. (2013). Gender differences in patterns and correlates of khat and tobacco use. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1130-1135.

Nakajima, M., al'Absi, M., Kumar, S., Wittmers, L., & Scott, M. (2013). Psychophysiological responses to stress following alcohol intake in hazardous drinkers. Biological Psychology, 93, 9-16.

al'Absi, M., Nakajima, M., &Grabowski, J. (2013) Stress response dysregulation and stress-induced analgesia in nicotine dependent men and women. Biological Psychology, 93, 1–8.

Nakajima, M., al'Absi, M., Dokam, A., Alsoofi, M., & Khalil, N. (2012). An examination of the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence among concurrent smokers and khat users.Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 44, 437-441.

Nakajima, M., & al’Absi, M. (2012). Predictors of risk for smoking relapse in men and women: a prospective examination. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 633-637.

al’Absi, M., Nakajima, M., Hooker, S., Wittmers, L., & Cragin, T. (2012). Exposure to acute stress is associated with attenuated sweet taste. Psychophysiology, 49, 96-103.

Melissa Walls, PhD

Melissa Walls, PhD

Walls, Melissa and Les Whitbeck. 2011. Distress among Indigenous North Americans: Generalized and Culturally Relevant Stressors. Society and Mental Health, 1(2).

Walls, Melissa and Les Whitbeck. 2010. Maturation, Peer Context, and Indigenous Girls' Early-Onset Substance Use. Journal of Early Adolescence, 30(4).

Whitbeck, Les, Melissa Walls, Kurt Johnson, Allan Morrisseau, and Cindy McDougall. 2009. Depressed Affect and Historical Losses among North American Indigenous Adolescents. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 16(3).

Whitbeck, Les, Dan Hoyt, ManSoo Yu, and Melissa Walls. 2008. Diagnostic Prevalence Rates from Early to Mid-Adolescence among Indigenous Adolescents: First Results from a Longitudinal Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47.

Walls, Melissa. 2008. Trajectories of American Indian Alcohol and Marijuana Use Across the Middle School Years. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(4).

Walls, Melissa, Constance Chapple, and Kurt Johnson. 2007. Strain, Emotion, and Suicide among American Indian Youth. Deviant Behavior, 28(3).

Walls, Melissa, Les Whitbeck, Dan Hoyt and Kurt Johnson 2007. Early-Onset Alcohol Use among Native American Youth: Examining Female Caretaker Influence. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69(2).

Whitbeck, Les, Kurt Johnson, Dan Hoyt, and Melissa Walls. 2006. Prevalence and Comorbidity of Mental Health Disorders Among American Indian Children in the Northern Midwest.Journal of Adolescent Health, 39.

Walls, Melissa, Kurt Johnson, Les Whitbeck, and Dan Hoyt. 2006. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Preferences and Utilization Patterns among American Indian People of the Northern Midwest. Community Mental Health Journal, 42(6).