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Peterson, N. A., (2019, June). Innovations in Research on Sense of Community Responsibility and Psychological Sense of Community. Presentation at the 2019 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL.

Peterson, N. A., Powell, K. G., Treitler, P., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D.K. (2019). The strategic prevention framework in community-based coalitions: Internal processes and associated impacts on policies affecting adolescent substance abuse. Children and Youth Services Review, 101, 352-362.

Farmer, A. Y., Powell, K. G., Treitler, P. C., Peterson, N. A., and Borys, S. (2019). A case study of SBIRT on a college campus: Challenges, adaptations, and improved outcomes. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

McMahon, S., Treitler, P., Peterson, N. A., & O’Connor, J. (2019). Bystander intentions to intervene and previous sexual violence education: A latent class analysis. Psychology of Violence, 9(1), 117 – 126. 

Powell, K. G., Treitler, P. & Peterson, N. A., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D.K. (2019). Promoting opioid overdose prevention and recovery: An exploratory study of an innovative intervention model to address opioid abuse. International Journal of Drug Policy, 64, 21-29. 

McGuire, A. B., Powell, K. G., Treitler, P. C., Wagner, K. D., Smith, K. P., Cooperman, N., Robinson, L., Carter, J., Ray, B., & Watson, D. P. (2019). Emergency department-based peer support for opioid use disorders: Emergent functions and forms. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Mankopf, E., Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A., & Borys, S. (2019, January). Voices of Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study of Client Satisfaction and Program Performance in a Medication-Assisted Treatment Program. Presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.

Treitler, P., Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A. & Hallcom, D. & Borys, S. (2019, January). Connecting Opioid Overdose Survivors to Treatment and Recovery Support: Early Findings from a Promising Intervention Delivered By Peers and Patient Navigators. Presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.

Peterson, N. A., Powell, K. G., Litterer, D. (2018, November). The Strategic Prevention Framework in New Jersey: Internal Processes and Community-Level Impacts. Presentation at the 64th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL.

Wang, Y., Farmer, A.Y., & Peterson, N. A. (2018, November). A Latent Profile Analysis of Social Isolation in Relation to Older Adults’ Substance Use. Presentation at the 64th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, FL.

Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A., Treitler, P., Litterer, D., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D. (2018, October). The Strategic Prevention Framework in Community-Based Coalitions: Internal Processes and Associated Impacts on Policies Affecting Adolescent Substance Abuse. Presentation at the International Conference on Social Innovation in Child and Youth Services, Beijing, China.

El Marroun, H., Brown, Q.L., Lund, I. O., Coleman-Cowger, V. H., Loree, A. M., Chawla, D., & Washio, Y. (2018, August). An epidemiological, developmental and clinical overview of cannabis use during pregnancy. Preventive Medicine, 116, 1-5.

Peterson, N. A., Peterson, C.H.,Powell, K. G., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D. (2018, August). Predictors of Prescription Opioid Misuse among Veterans and Military Personnel. Presentation at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Treitler, P., Peterson, N. A., Howell, T. H., & Powell, K. G. (2018). Measuring sense of community responsibility in community-based prevention coalitions: An item response theory analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 110-120.

Christens, B.D., Byrd, K., Peterson, N. A. & Laudier, D.T. (2018). Critical hopefulness among urban high school students. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 1649-1662. (R)

Peterson, N. A., Howell, T.H., (2018, August). Are substance-use disorders in the USA a crime or crisis? restorative justice to reclaim voting rights for disenfranchised nonviolent offenders. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-018-0069-0

Reprinted (2018) in A. Begun, D. DiNitto, & L. Straussner (Eds.), Implementing the Grand Challenge of Reducing and Preventing Alcohol Misuse and Its Consequences. New York: Routledge.

Powell, K. G., Treitler, P., Peterson, N. A., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D. (2018, January). Promoting Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery: An Exploratory Study of an Innovative Implementation Model to Decrease Opioid-Related Deaths. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Wang, Y. & Peterson, N. A. (2018, January). Effects of Neighborhood-Level Variables on Loneliness and Social Isolation among Older Adults in New Jersey. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Wang, Y., Peterson, N. A. & Powell, K. G. (2017, October). Testing Measurement Invariance of the Social Isolation Instruments among Older Adults. Presentation at the 63rd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Treitler, P. & Peterson, N. A. (2017, June). Reflective, Formative, and IRT Measurement Models in Research on Psychological Sense of Community. Presentation at the 2017 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Ottawa, Canada.

Peterson, C.H., Gischlar, K.L. & Peterson, N. A. (2017). Item construction using reflective, formative, or Rasch measurement models. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 42, 17-32. (R)

Peterson, C.H., Peterson, N. A., & Powell, K. G. (2017). Cognitive interviewing for item development: Validity evidence based on content and response processes. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50(4), 217-223. (R)

Gold, S.L., Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A. & Eversman, M.H. (2017). Reply to comment on “high-risk obtainment of prescription drugs among older adults in New Jersey: The role of prescription painkillers.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65, 1102.

Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W., Peterson, C.H. Powell, K. G., Treitler, P & Wang, Y. (2017). Importance of auxiliary theories in research on university-community partnerships: The example of psychological sense of community. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice, 1, 1-34. (R)

Peterson, N. A., Powell, K. G., Peterson C.H. & Reid, R.J. (2017). Testing the phrase completion response option format in a sociopolitical control scale for youth. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 3, 57-71. (R)

Peterson, N. A., & Treitler, P.C. Innovations in testing measures of sense of community responsibility and sense of community (2017, June 24). In N. Boyd (Chair), New advances in theory and measurement of sense of community and sense of community responsibility. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Powell, K. G., Gold, S.L. Peterson, N. A., Borys, S., Hallcom, D.K. (2017). Empowerment in coalitions targeting underage drinking: Differential effects of organizational characteristics for volunteers and staff. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 17, 75-94. (R

Acquavita, S. P., Sacco, P., Gilmore Powell, K., Peterson, N. A., Treitler, P.C., & Carlson, J. M. (2017, January 13). Evaluating SBIRT training and implementation: Challenges and solutions. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA

Orwenyo, E.K., Wang, Y.,Powell, K. G. & Peterson, N. A. (2017, January). Community Coalitions within Complex Systems: A Study of Contextual Factors Impacting Perceived Effectiveness. Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Gold, S.L., Powell, K. G., Eversman, M.H., Peterson, N. A., Borys, S. & Hallcom, D.K. (2016). High-risk obtainment of prescription drugs among older adults in New Jersey: The role of prescription painkillers. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, 10, e67-e71. (R

Christens, B., Speer, P.W. & Peterson, N. A. (2016). Assessing community participation: Comparing self-reported participation data with organizational attendance records. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 415-425. (R)

McMahon, S., Peterson, N. A. & Palmer, J.E. (2016, January). Predicting Bystander Behavior to Prevent Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Intent. Presentation at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Powell, K. G., Gold, S., Borys, S., Hallcom, D.K. & Peterson, N. A. (2016, January). Empowerment in Community-Based Prevention Coalitions: Differential Effects of Organizational Characteristics for Volunteers and Paid Staff. Presentation at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Agre, L.A., Peterson, N. A., & Brady, J. (2015). Controlling for population density using clustering and data weighting techniques when examining social health and welfare problems. In D.G. Chen and J.R. Wilson, (Eds.), Innovative Statistical Methods for Public Health Data (pp. 17-30). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Christens, B.D., Peterson, N. A., Reid, R.J. & Garcia-Reid, P. (2015). Adolescents’ perceived control in the sociopolitical domain: A latent class analysis. Youth & Society, 47, 443-461. (R)

Peterson, N. A. (2015, May). Addressing Poverty and Health: The Promise of Community Organizing and Action Science. Presentation at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China.

Peterson, N. A. (2015, May). Community Mobilization and Empowerment. Presentation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Peterson, N. A. (2015, May). Health Consequences of Migration to the United States. Presentation at Renmin University, Beijing, China.

McMahon, S., Palmer, J.E., Winter, S.C., Postmus, J.L., Peterson, N. A., Zucker, S.R. & Koenick, R.A. (2015). Preventing campus sexual assault using a multi-dose bystander intervention program: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Health Education Research, 30, 554-568. (R)

Powell, K. G., Gold, S., Hallcom, D. & Peterson, N. A. (2015, January). Empowerment in Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions: Testing Mediating Effects of Members' Participation and Role Engagement within a Statewide Context. Presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

Gold, S., Powell, K. G., Eversman, M. & Peterson, N. A. (2015, January). Illegal Sources of Prescription Drugs for Illicit Use among Older Adults in New Jersey: An Analysis of Sociodemographic Predictors. Presentation at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

McMahon, S., Peterson, N. A., Postmus, J.L., Winter, S.C., Palmer, J.E. & Koenick, R.A. (2015). Predicting bystander behavior to prevent sexual assault on college campuses: The role of self-efficacy and intent. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 46-56. (R)

Peterson, N. A. (2014). Empowerment theory: Clarifying the nature of higher-order multidimensional constructs. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 96-108. (R)

Morton, C.M., Simmel, C. & Peterson, N.A. (2014). Alcohol outlet density and rates of child abuse and neglect: Moderating effects of access to substance abuse services. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 952-961. (R)

Yu, D., Morton, C.M. & Peterson, N. A. (2014). Community pharmacies and addictive products: Sociodemographic predictors of accessibility from a mixed GWR perspective. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 51, 99-113. (R)

Peterson, N. A. (2014, August). GIS Applications for Community Research and Practice. Presentation at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. 

Powell, K. G., Neary, C., Peterson, N. A. & Zippay, A. (2014, June). Participatory Evaluation: A Process to Strengthen Coalitions through a Collaborative Approach. Presentation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Practice Research, New York, NY.

Powell, K. G. & Peterson, N. A. (2014). Pathways to effectiveness in substance abuse prevention: Empowering organizational characteristics of community-based coalitions. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership, & Governance, 38, 471-486. (R)

Cheryomukhin, A. & Peterson, N. A. (2014). Measuring relational and intrapersonal empowerment: Testing instrument validity in a former Soviet country with a secular Muslim culture. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 382-393. (R)

McMahon, S., Allen, C.T., Postmus, J.L., McMahon, S.M., Peterson, N. A. & Hoffman, M.L. (2014). Measuring bystander attitudes and behavior to prevent sexual violence. Journal of American College Health, 62, 58-66. (R

Son, E., Peterson, N. A., Pottick, K. J., Zippay, A., Parish, S.L., & Lohrmann, S. (2014). Peer victimization among young children with disabilities: Early risk and protective factors. Exceptional Children, 80, 368-384. (R)

Cheryomukhin, A. & Peterson, N. A. (2013, June). Measuring Relational and Intrapersonal Empowerment: Testing Instrument Validity in a Former Soviet Country with a Secular Muslim Culture. Presentation at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.

Peterson, N. A. (2013, June). Measuring Psychological Empowerment: Advances in Theory and Methodology. Symposium chair for the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.

Peterson, N. A. (2013, June). Measuring Sense of Community: Testing a Phrase Completion Format in the Brief Sense of Community Scale. Presentation at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.  

Cheryomukhin, A. & Peterson, N. A. (2013, November). Validation of the Azerbaijani Empowerment Scale in an Azerbaijani Community Context. Presentation at the 59th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Powell, K. G., Peterson, N. A. & Zippay, A. (2013, November). Empowerment and Effectiveness: Participatory Evaluation of Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalitions. Presentation at the 59th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2013, June). Testing a Phrase Completion Response Option Format in a Measure of Intrapersonal Empowerment. Presentation at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.

Peterson, N. A. (2011, October). Environmentally-Based Prevention: The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Initiative and Tobacco Outlet Research in New Jersey. Invited presentation to Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, NJ.

Peterson, N. A. (2011, September). Evaluating Community Organizing Initiatives: Lessons Learned. Invited presentation to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Building Bridges Initiative: Supporting the Development of Public Health and Community Strengths to Address Root Causes of Health Inequities, Atlanta, GA.

Speer, P.W., Peterson, N. A., Armstead, T.L. & Allen, C.T. (2013). The influence of participation, gender, and organizational sense of community on psychological empowerment: Moderating effects of income. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 103-113. (R)

Reid, R. J., Morton, C. M., Garcia-Reid, P., Peterson, N. A., & Yu, D. (2013). Examining tobacco outlet concentration in New Jersey: Do income and ethnicity matter? Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 12, 197-209. (R)

Garcia-Reid, P., Peterson, C.H., Reid, R.J., & Peterson, N. A. (2013). The protective effects of sense of community, multigroup ethnic identity, and self-esteem against internalizing problems among Dominican youth: Implications for social workers. Social Work in Mental Health, 11, 199-222. (R)

Mayers, R. S., Wiggins, L. L., Fulghum, F. H., & Peterson, N. A. (2012). Tobacco outlet density and demographics: A geographically weighted regression analysis. Prevention Science, 13, 462-471. 

Morton, C.M., Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W., Reid, R.J. & Hughey, J. (2012). Applying geographic information systems to community research. In L.A. Jason & D.S. Glenwick (Eds.), Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (pp. 205-220). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Farmer, A.Y., & Peterson, N. A. (2012). Psychometric properties of the parental distress subscale. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 747-753. 

Christens, B.D. & Peterson, N. A. (2012). The role of empowerment in youth development: A study of sociopolitical control as mediator of ecological systems’ influence on developmental outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 623-635. (R)

Son, E., Parish, S.L. & Peterson, N. A. (2012). National prevalence of peer victimization among young children with disabilities in the United States. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1540-1545. (R)

Powell, K.G., Morton, C.M., Hallcom, D.K. & Peterson, N. A. (2012, January). Community Coalitions, Needs Assessments, and Environmental Strategies: How to Create Sustainable Change using a National Substance Abuse Prevention Framework. Presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

Peterson, N. A., Peterson, C.H., Agre, L.A., Christens, B.D. & Morton, C.M. (2011). Measuring youth empowerment: Validation of a sociopolitical control scale for youth in an urban community context. Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 592-605.

Christens, B.D., Speer, P.W. & Peterson, N. A. (2011). Social class as moderator of the relationship between (dis)empowering processes and psychological empowerment. Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 170-182. 

Schneider, J.E., Peterson, N. A., Kiss, N., Ebeid, O. & Doyle A. (2011). Tobacco litter costs and public policy: A framework and methodology for considering the use of fees to offset abatement costs. Tobacco Control, 20, i36-i41.

Peterson, N. A.& Reid, R.J. (2011, June). Toward a Unified Theory Integrating Psychological Empowerment and Psychological Sense of Community among Youth in a Substance Abuse Prevention Context. Presentation at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL. 

Peterson, N. A. (2011, June). Session Co-Chair – Youth Empowerment: Theory, Research and Practice. Symposium organized for the 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL. 

Christens, B.D., Peterson, N. A. & Speer, P.W. (2011). Community participation and psychological empowerment: Testing reciprocal causality using a cross-lagged panel design and latent constructs. Health Education & Behavior, 38, 339-347.

Peterson, N. A., Yu, D., Morton, C.M., Reid, R.J., Sheffer, M.A. & Schneider, J.E. (2011). Tobacco outlet density and demographics at the tract level of analysis in New Jersey. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 18, 47-52. 

Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W. & Peterson, C.H. (2011). Pathways to empowerment in substance abuse prevention: Citizen participation, sense of community, and police responsiveness in an urban U.S. setting. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 1, 3, 23-31. 

Son, E. & Peterson, N. A. (2011, January). Predicting Peer Victimization among Young Children with Disabilities: Path Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors. Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.

Morton, C.M. & Peterson, N. A. (2011, January). Alcohol Outlets and Child Maltreatment: The Role of Community Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.

Wilkenfeld, B., Nepomnyaschy, L., Peterson, N. A. (2011, January). Race/Ethnicity as a Moderator of the Effects of Maternal Support and Risk Behaviors on Low Birth Weight. Presentation at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Tampa, FL.

Peterson, C.H. & Peterson, N. A. (2011). Impact of peer evaluation confidentiality on student marks. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5, 1-13. 

Speer, P.W., Peterson, N. A., Zippay, A. & Christens, B. (2010). Participation in congregation-based organizing: A mixed-method study of civic engagement. In M.R. DeGennaro and S. Fogel (Eds.), Using Evidence to Inform Practice for Community and Organizational Change (pp. 200-217). Chicago: Lyceum Books.

Wiggins, L., Nower, L., Sanchez Mayers, R. & Peterson, N. A. (2010). A geospatial statistical analysis of the density of lottery outlets within ethnically concentrated neighborhoods. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 486-496.

Morton, C.M., Peterson, N. A., Schneider, J., Smith, B.J. & Armstead, T.L. (2010, February). Tobacco Sales in Community Pharmacies: Corporate Decisions and Demographic Targets. Presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD.

Morton, C.M., Peterson, N. A., Schneider, J.E., Smith, B. & Armstead, T.A. (2010). Tobacco sales in community pharmacies: Remote decisions and demographic targets. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 39-48.

Yu, D., Peterson, N. A., Sheffer, M.A., Reid, R.J., & Schneider, J.E. (2010). Tobacco outlet density and demographics: Analyzing the relationships with a spatial regression approach. Public Health, 124, 412-416. 

Fakunle, D., Morton, C.M. & Peterson, N. A. (2010). The importance of income in the link between tobacco outlet density and demographics at the tract level of analysis in New Jersey. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 9, 249-259.

Heinrich, K.M., Hughey, J., Randles, A., Wall, D., Peterson, N. A., Jitnarin, N., Berkel, L., Eaton, P., Bowles, D., Haddock, C.K., & Poston, W.S.C. (2010). The Census of Social Institutions (CSI): A public health direct observation measure of local land use. Journal of Urban Health, 87, 410-415. 

Schneider, J., Peterson, N. A., Morton, C.M., Reid, R.J., Sheffer, M.A. & Yu, D. (2010, February). Tobacco Outlet Density at the Tract Level of Analysis in New Jersey: A Statewide Analysis. Presentation at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Baltimore, MD.

Nower, L. & Peterson, N. A. (2010, January). The Relationship of Lottery Outlet Density to Race/Ethnicity in Essex County, New Jersey. Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.

Farmer, A., Peterson, N. A. & Lee, S.K. (2010, January). Parenting Stress and Maternal Depression: Testing Reciprocal Causality using a Cross-Lagged Panel Design and Latent Constructs. Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA.

Agre, L. & Peterson, N. A. (2010, November). Comparison of Weighted Versus Non-Weighted Path Analysis in Adolescent Health Risk Behavior. Presentation in the Statistics Section at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association Meeting, Denver, CO.

Garcia-Reid, P., Peterson, C.H., Reid, R.J., & Speer, P.W. & Peterson, N. A. (2009, June). Protective Effects of Sense of Community and Ethnic Identity among Urban Adolescents from Diverse Ethnocultural Groups. Presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Montclair, NJ.

Gutierrez, M.A., Franco, L.M., Powell, K.G., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2009). Psychometric properties of the acculturation rating scale for Mexican Americans–II: Exploring dimensions of marginality among a diverse Latino population. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 31, 340-356. 

Yu, D., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2009). Exploring the impact of non-normality on spatial non-stationarity in geographically weighted regression analyses: Tobacco outlet density in New Jersey. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 46, 329-346. 

Reid, R.J., Brown, T., Peterson, N. A., Hines, A. & Snowden, L.R. (2009). Testing the factor structure of a scale to assess African American acculturation: A confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 293-304.

Peterson, J.J., Peterson, N. A., Lowe, J.B., & Nothwehr, F.N. (2009). Promoting leisure physical activity participation among adults with intellectual disabilities: Validation of self-efficacy and social support scales. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 487-497. 

Agre, L., Peterson, N. A. & Brady, J. (2009, November). Cross-Lagged Analysis of Adolescent Sensation Seeking and Health Risk Behaviors: Testing Reciprocal Causality and Causal Direction. Presentation at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Agre, L., Peterson, N. A. & Brady, J. (2009, November). Mediational Effects of Sensation Seeking on Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors by Mother’s Educational Attainment. Presentation at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Agre, L., Peterson, N. A. & Brady, J. (2009, November). Sensation Seeking Risk Profiles of Adolescent Alcohol Use and Sexual Behavior. Presentation at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Peterson, N. A., Reid, R.J., Morton, C.M. & Schneider, J.E. (2009, July). Action Research to Analyze and Develop an Ordinance Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products by Community Pharmacies in the United States. Presentation at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Franco, L.M., Peterson, N. A., & Reid, R. (2009, June). Pathways to Violence-Related Behaviors among Latino Adolescents: Potential Points of Intervention? Translation Research in Latino Mental Health Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

Peterson, N. A., Morton, C.M., Reid, R.J. & Schneider, J.E., Sanchez Mayers, R. & Wiggins, L.L. (2009, June). Outlets of Addiction: The Sale of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Lottery Tickets by Community Pharmacies in New Jersey. Presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Montclair, NJ.

Powell, K.G., Franco, L.M., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2009, June). Latino Acculturation and Sense of Community. Presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Montclair, NJ.

Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W. & McMillan, D. (2008). Validation of a brief sense of community scale: Confirmation of the principal theory of sense of community. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 61-73. 

Hughey, J., Peterson, N. A., Lowe, J.B. & Oprescu, F. (2008). Empowerment and sense of community: Clarifying their relationship in community organizations. Health Education & Behavior, 35, 651-663.

Peterson, N. A., Speer, P.W., Hughey, J., Armstead, T.L., Schneider, J.E. & Sheffer, M.A. (2008). Community organizations and sense of community: Further development in theory and measurement. Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 798-813. 

Agre, L. & Peterson, N. A. (2008, October). Risk Prone or Risk Adverse: Sensation Seeking and Adolescent Health Risk Behavior. Presentation at the 136th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

Sparks, A., Tangenberg, K. & Peterson, N. A. (2008, June). Religious Faith and Empowerment: Perspectives of Low-Income Single Mothers. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the National Women's Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Peterson, J.J., Lowe, J.B., Peterson, N. A., Nothwehr, F.K., Janz, K.F., & Lobas, J.G. (2008). Paths to leisure physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities: Self-efficacy and social support. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23, 35-42. 

Yu, D., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2008, April). Exploring the Spatially Varying Relationships between Tobacco Outlet Density and Demographics. Presentation at the Year 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Yu, D., Peterson, N. A. & Reid, R.J. (2007, November). Tobacco Outlet Density in New Jersey: Exploring the Impact of Non-Normality on Spatial Non-Stationarity in GWR Analyses. Presentation at the 54th Annual North American Meeting of the Regional Science Council, Savannah, GA.

 
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