• Scholarship Scholarly work is attained through a variety of mechanisms (publications, presentation, and grants) and this work requires much time and dedication; however there are always new opportunities that keep the pursuits of collaborative endeavors fresh and rewarding. I enjoy working with diverse colleagues and on a variety of topics related to health behaviors. Service Service to profession of health education and to services of others must be at the forefront of one's regular decisions as a scholar. I have opted to serve nationally and in several capacities with my most recent work being for the American College Health Association and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Personal Away from my career in academia, I am quite normal. I like to spend time with my family; especially my daughter and to take her to all sorts of events and new places. I am a sports fan and love basketball.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 Development of a Theory-based, Sociocultural Instrument to Assess Black Maternal Intentions to Vaccinate Their Daughters Aged 9 to 12 Against HPV.Journal of Cancer Education.  31:514-521. 2015
    2014 The role of injunctive norms and alcohol use during the first-semester of collegeJournal of Alcohol and Drug Education.  58:60-81. 2014
    2012 Drinking behaviour, protective behavioural strategies and school performance of college studentsDrugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy.  19:64-71. 2012
    2012 Social modeling influences and alcohol consumption during the first semester of college: a natural history study.Substance Abuse.  33:146-155. 2012
    2011 Challenges and recommendations to enforcement of alcohol policies on college campuses: an administrator's perspective.Journal of American College Health.  59:427-430. 2011
    2010 Validation of the Drinking Context Scale (DCS-9) for use with non-adjudicated first-year college students.Addictive Behaviors.  35:510-512. 2010
    2009 Validation of the College Alcohol Problem Scale-revised (CAPS-r) for use with non-adjudicated first-year students.Addictive Behaviors.  34:471-473. 2009
    2008 Drinking likelihood, alcohol problems, and peer influence among first-year college students.American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.  34:433-440. 2008
    2006 A randomized study of four cards designed to prevent problems during college students' 21st birthday celebrations.Journal of Studies on Alcohol.  67:607-615. 2006
    2005 TRUCE for Advocacy and Peer Education in Tobacco PreventionJournal of American College Health.  54:193-195. 2005
    2005 Drinking locations prior to impaired driving among college students: implications for prevention.Journal of American College Health.  54:69-75. 2005
    2003 A study of South Carolina nurses attitudes of addiction within the profession.S C Nurse (1994).  10:25. 2003
    2003 Improving nurse staffing measures: discharge day measurement in "adjusted patient days of care".INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  40:295-304. 2003

    Teaching Overview

  • Teaching is an art that in unrivaled in terms of the rewards that one reaps from observing student success. I enjoy observing growth both personally and professionally by my students and desire to serve as a vehicle for the pursuit of excellence.
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, Ball State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Education and Promotion, University of South Carolina System : Columbia
  • Master of Science in Health Services / Allied Health / Health Sciences, University of Central Florida
  • Full Name

  • Laura Forbes
  • Blazerid

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