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Luanne Rohrbach, PhD
Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
SSB 302V 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 8237

Overview

Dr. Rohrbach is Assistant Professor of Research in Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rohrbach conducts research on school- and community-based tobacco, alcohol, and other drug abuse prevention interventions, prediction of substance use behaviors, and theory-based evaluation of health promotion programs. Her current projects include 1) an evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Prevention and Education Program, 2) a study of gender differences in predictors of adolescent substance abuse, and 3) a study of HIV risk and protective behaviors among young women who are intravenous drug users. In the past, she has conducted research on coalitions and other community-based drug abuse prevention interventions, as well as the diffusion of effective prevention approaches. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University, her M.P.H. in Maternal and Child Health and Health Education from the University California, Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the University of Southern California.

Publications

Patterns of Sexual Experience Among Urban Latino and African American Ninth Grade Students. J Sex Res. 2017 May -Jun; 54(4-5):619-630. View in: PubMed

Predisposing, enabling and need-for-care predictors of adolescents' intention to use sexual health services. Sex Health. 2016 Aug 11. View in: PubMed

Patterns of Sexual Experience Among Urban Latino and African American Ninth Grade Students. J Sex Res. 2016 May 02; 1-12. View in: PubMed

The US Cancer Moonshot initiative. Lancet Oncol. 2016 May; 17(5):e178-80. View in: PubMed

Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth among High-Risk Early Emerging Adults. J Posit Psychol. 2016 Jan 1; 11(1):1-14. View in: PubMed

Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth among High-Risk Early Emerging Adults. J Posit Psychol. 2016 Jan 01; 11(1):1-14. View in: PubMed

A Rights-Based Sexuality Education Curriculum for Adolescents: 1-Year Outcomes From a Cluster-Randomized Trial. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Oct; 57(4):399-406. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and co-occurrence of addictive behaviors among former alternative high school youth: A longitudinal follow-up study. J Behav Addict. 2015 Sep; 4(3):189-94. View in: PubMed

Post-traumatic growth, stressful life events, and relationships with substance use behaviors among alternative high school students: A prospective study. Psychol Health. 2015 Apr; 30(4):475-94. View in: PubMed

Short-term effects of a rights-based sexuality education curriculum for high-school students: a cluster-randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2015 Mar 26; 15:293. View in: PubMed

Coping mediates the effects of depressive symptoms on sleep problems. Am J Health Behav. 2015 Mar; 39(2):183-90. View in: PubMed

Association between home availability and vegetable consumption in youth: a review. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Mar; 18(4):640-8. View in: PubMed

Sense of coherence and tobacco use myths among adolescents as predictors of at-risk youth cigarette use. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Jan 2; 50(1):8-14. View in: PubMed

Sense of coherence and tobacco use myths among adolescents as predictors of at-risk youth cigarette use. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Jan; 50(1):8-14. View in: PubMed

The process of adoption of evidence-based tobacco use prevention programs in California schools. Prev Sci. 2015 Jan; 16(1):80-9. View in: PubMed

Short-term effects of a rights-based sexuality education curriculum for high-school students: a cluster-randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15(1):293. View in: PubMed

Post-traumatic growth, stressful life events, and relationships with substance use behaviors among alternative high school students: a prospective study. Psychol Health. 2015; 30(4):475-94. View in: PubMed

Bidirectional relationships between client and counselor speech: the importance of reframing. Psychol Addict Behav. 2014 Dec; 28(4):1212-9. View in: PubMed

Commentary--Project Towards No Drug Abuse: an evidence-based drug abuse prevention program. J Prim Prev. 2014 Aug; 35(4):233-7. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) in a Sample of Continuation High School Students. Eval Health Prof. 2014 Jun; 37(2):156-77. View in: PubMed

Association between home availability and vegetable consumption in youth: a review. Public Health Nutr. 2014 May 1; 1-9. View in: PubMed

From counselor skill to decreased marijuana use: does change talk matter? J Subst Abuse Treat. From counselor skill to decreased marijuana use: does change talk matter? J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Apr; 46(4):498-505. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and co-occurrence of addictive behaviors among former alternative high school youth. J Behav Addict. 2014 Apr 01; 3(1):33-40. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and co-occurrence of addictive behaviors among former alternative high school youth. J Behav Addict. 2014 Apr 1; 3(1):33-40. View in: PubMed

Prevention, family, and community. J Food Drug Anal. 2013 Dec; 21(4):S16-S18. View in: PubMed

Acculturation, social self-control, and substance use among Hispanic adolescents. Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3):674-86. View in: PubMed

Addressing core challenges for the next generation of type 2 translation research and systems: the translation science to population impact (TSci Impact) framework. Prev Sci. 2013 Aug; 14(4):319-51. View in: PubMed

Bidirectional associations between future time perspective and substance use among continuation high-school students. Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Jun; 48(8):574-80. View in: PubMed

Comparing effects of tobacco use prevention modalities: need for complex system models. Tob Induc Dis. 2013 Jan 22; 11(1):2. View in: PubMed

The Effects of Implementation Fidelity in the Towards No Drug Abuse Dissemination Trial. Health Educ (Lond). 2013; 113(4). View in: PubMed

Comparing effects of tobacco use prevention modalities: need for complex system models. Tob Induc Dis. 2013; 11(1):2. View in: PubMed

Predicting Self-Initiated Marijuana Use Cessation among Youth at Continuation High Schools. Front Psychiatry. 2013; 4:69. View in: PubMed

Motivational Interviewing for adolescent substance use: a review of the literature. Addict Behav. 2012 Dec; 37(12):1325-34. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) in a Sample of Continuation High School Students. Eval Health Prof. 2012 Jul 11; 37(2):156-177. View in: PubMed

One-year outcomes of a drug abuse prevention program for older teens and emerging adults: evaluating a motivational interviewing booster component. Health Psychol. 2012 Jul; 31(4):476-85. View in: PubMed

Boosting a teen substance use prevention program with motivational interviewing. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar; 47(4):418-28. View in: PubMed

Concurrent and predictive relationships between compulsive internet use and substance use: findings from vocational high school students in china and the USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Mar; 9(3):660-73. View in: PubMed

Concurrent and predictive relationships between compulsive internet use and substance use: findings from vocational high school students in China and the USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 03; 9(3):660-73. View in: PubMed

An evaluation of immediate outcomes and fidelity of a drug abuse prevention program in continuation high schools: project towards no drug abuse (TND). J Drug Educ. 2012; 42(1):33-57. View in: PubMed

One-year prediction of pain killer use among at-risk older teens and emerging adults. J Drug Educ. 2012; 42(2):195-210. View in: PubMed

The effects of No Child Left Behind on the prevalence of evidence-based drug prevention curricula in the nation's middle schools. J Sch Health. 2011 May; 81(5):265-72. View in: PubMed

Decision-making style and gender moderation of the self-efficacy-condom use link among adolescents and young adults: informing targeted STI/HIV prevention programs. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Apr; 165(4):320-5. View in: PubMed

Dissemination of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): findings from a survey of program adopters. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Dec; 45(14):2551-66. View in: PubMed

The influence of school-based natural mentoring relationships on school attachment and subsequent adolescent risk behaviors. Health Educ Res. 2010 Oct; 25(5):892-902. View in: PubMed

One-year follow-up evaluation of the Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial. Prev Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 51(3-4):313-9. View in: PubMed

School disrepair and substance use among regular and alternative high school students. J Sch Health. 2010 Aug; 80(8):387-93. View in: PubMed

Forbidden fruit and the prediction of cigarette smoking. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Aug; 45(10):1683-93. View in: PubMed

The Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial: implementation fidelity and immediate outcomes. Prev Sci. 2010 Mar; 11(1):77-88. View in: PubMed

The prevalence of evidence-based substance use prevention curricula in the nation's elementary schools. J Drug Educ. 2010; 40(1):51-60. View in: PubMed

Peer group self-identification in samples of Russian and U. S. adolescents. J Drug Educ. 2010; 40(2):203-15. View in: PubMed

A concise history of school-based smoking prevention research: a pendulum effect case study. J Drug Educ. 2010; 40(3):217-26. View in: PubMed

Responses to positive results from suspicionless random drug tests in US public school districts. J Sch Health. 2009 Apr; 79(4):177-83. View in: PubMed

The prevalence of evidence-based drug use prevention curricula in U. S. middle schools in 2005. Prev Sci. 2009 Mar; 10(1):33-40. View in: PubMed

Impact of hurricane Rita on adolescent substance use. Psychiatry. 2009; 72(3):222-37. View in: PubMed

Implementing evidence-based substance use prevention curricula with fidelity: the role of teacher training. J Drug Educ. 2009; 39(1):39-58. View in: PubMed

Concurrent predictors of cigarette and alcohol use among U. S. and Russian adolescents. J Drug Educ. 2009; 39(4):385-400. View in: PubMed

CONCURRENT PREDICTORS OF DRUG USE CONSEQUENCES AMONG U. S. AND RUSSIAN ADOLESCENTS. Salud Drogas. 2009; 9(2):129-148. View in: PubMed

The prevalence of effective substance use prevention curricula in the nation's high schools. J Prim Prev. 2008 Nov; 29(6):479-88. View in: PubMed

One-year follow-up evaluation of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND-4). Prev Med. 2008 Oct; 47(4):438-42. View in: PubMed

Random drug testing in US public school districts. Am J Public Health. 2008 May; 98(5):826-8. View in: PubMed

Six-month and one-year effects of project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):3005-14. View in: PubMed

Prospective associations of social self-control with drug use among youth from regular and alternative high schools. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2007 Jul 14; 2:22. View in: PubMed

Fidelity of implementation in Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): a comparison of classroom teachers and program specialists. Prev Sci. 2007 Jun; 8(2):125-32. View in: PubMed

Short-term effects of Project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program. Addict Behav. 2007 Feb; 32(2):342-50. View in: PubMed

Prospective associations of social self-control with drug use among youth from regular and alternative high schools. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2007; 2:22. View in: PubMed

Type II translation: transporting prevention interventions from research to real-world settings. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Sep; 29(3):302-33. View in: PubMed

Translation in tobacco and drug abuse prevention research. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Jun; 29(2):246-71. View in: PubMed

Translation in the health professions: converting science into action. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Mar; 29(1):7-32. View in: PubMed

Factors associated with adoption of evidence-based substance use prevention curricula in US school districts. Health Educ Res. 2005 Oct; 20(5):514-26. View in: PubMed

School-based smoking prevention research. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Jul; 37(1):4; author reply 6-8. View in: PubMed

An evaluation of the fidelity of implementation of a school-based drug abuse prevention program: project toward no drug abuse (TND). J Drug Educ. 2005; 35(4):305-29. View in: PubMed

Is there a simple correction factor for comparing adolescent tobacco-use estimates from school- and home-based surveys? Nicotine Tob Res. Is there a simple correction factor for comparing adolescent tobacco-use estimates from school- and home-based surveys? Nicotine Tob Res. 2004 Jun; 6(3):427-37. View in: PubMed

Reasons for teachers' adaptation of substance use prevention curricula in schools with non-white student populations. Prev Sci. 2004 Mar; 5(1):61-7. View in: PubMed

Social network predictors of bullying and victimization. Adolescence. 2004; 39(154):315-35. View in: PubMed

Political science, public policy, and drug use prevention. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1821-65. View in: PubMed

Who's calling the shots? Decision-makers and the adoption of effective school-based substance use prevention curricula. J Drug Educ. 2004; 34(1):19-31. View in: PubMed

Smoking behavior among urban and rural Native American adolescents in California. Am J Prev Med. 2003 Oct; 25(3):251-4. View in: PubMed

Factors associated with fidelity to substance use prevention curriculum guides in the nation's middle schools. Health Educ Behav. 2003 Jun; 30(3):375-91. View in: PubMed

The principles of effectiveness: early awareness and plans for implementation in a national sample of public schools and their districts. J Sch Health. 2003 May; 73(5):181-5. View in: PubMed

A comparison of current practice in school-based substance use prevention programs with meta-analysis findings. Prev Sci. 2003 Mar; 4(1):1-14. View in: PubMed

Sexual decision making and safer sex behavior among young female injection drug users and female partners of IDUs. J Sex Res. 2003 Feb; 40(1):50-60. View in: PubMed

A look at an interactive classroom-based drug abuse prevention program: interactive contents and suggestions for research. J Drug Educ. 2003; 33(4):355-68. View in: PubMed

Youths' exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS): associations with health beliefs and social pressure. Addict Behav. 2003 Jan-Feb; 28(1):39-53. View in: PubMed

The prevalence of effective substance use prevention curricula in U. S. middle schools. Prev Sci. 2002 Dec; 3(4):257-65. View in: PubMed

Independent evaluation of the California Tobacco Control Program: relationships between program exposure and outcomes, 1996-1998. Am J Public Health. 2002 Jun; 92(6):975-83. View in: PubMed

Peer influences and access to cigarettes as correlates of adolescent smoking: a cross-cultural comparison of Wuhan, China, and California. Prev Med. 2002 Apr; 34(4):476-84. View in: PubMed

Gender differences in HIV risk behaviors among young injectors and their social network members. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2002; 28(3):453-75. View in: PubMed

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