Recent Publications

Schmidt, C. J., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Caldwell, C. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Examining contextual and relational factors influencing perceptions of societal and interpersonal mattering among rural youth. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22401
Stoddard, S. A., Meier-Austic, E., Epstein-Ngo, Q., Walton, M., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. (2020). Substance use and mental health predictors of patterns of non-partner youth violence among high-risk urban youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108117
Eisman, A. B., Kilbourne, A. M., Ngo, Q., Fridline, J., Zimmerman, M. A., Greene, D., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Implementing a State-Adopted High School Health Curriculum: A Case Study. The Journal of School Health, 90(6), 447–456. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12892
Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J. E., Cunningham, M. C., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Longitudinal pathway from violence exposure to firearm carriage among adolescents: The role of future expectation. Journal of Adolescence, 81, 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.03.009
Anderson, R. E., Lee, D. B., Hope, M. O., Nisbeth, K., Bess, K., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Disrupting the Behavioral Health Consequences of Racial Discrimination: A Longitudinal Investigation of Racial Identity Profiles and Alcohol-Related Problems. Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 1090198120923268. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198120923268
Sokol, R. L., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J., Miller, A. L., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Within-Person Variability in Firearm Carriage Among High-Risk Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.03.005
Lee, D. B., Anderson, R. E., Hope, M. O., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Racial discrimination trajectories predicting psychological well-being: From emerging adulthood to adulthood. Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000938
Bonar, E. E., Schneeberger, D. M., Bourque, C., Bauermeister, J. A., Young, S. D., Blow, F. C., Cunningham, R. M., Bohnert, A. S., Zimmerman, M. A., & Walton, M. A. (2020). Social Media Interventions for Risky Drinking Among Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(5), e16688. https://doi.org/10.2196/16688
Boyce, S., Bazargan, M., Caldwell, C. H., Zimmerman, M. A., & Assari, S. (2020). Parental Educational Attainment and Social Environmental of Urban Public Schools in the U.S.: Blacks’ Diminished Returns. Children (Basel, Switzerland), 7(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/children7050044
Sokol, R. L., Zimmerman, M. A., Perron, B. E., Rosenblum, K. L., Muzik, M., & Miller, A. L. (2020). Developmental Differences in the Association of Peer Relationships with Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01125-3
Assari, S., Boyce, S., Bazargan, M., Caldwell, C. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Place-Based Diminished Returns of Parental Educational Attainment on School Performance of Non-Hispanic White Youth. Frontiers in Education, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00030
Buu, A., Yang, S., Li, R., Zimmerman, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., & Walton, M. A. (2020). Examining measurement reactivity in daily diary data on substance use: Results from a randomized experiment. Addictive Behaviors, 102, 106198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106198
Stoddard, S. A., Hughesdon, K., Khan, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a future-oriented empowerment program to prevent substance use and school dropout among school-disengaged youth. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 37(2), 251–261. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12706
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kusunoki, Y., Hsieh, H.-F., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260520906183. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520906183
Carter, P. M., Cranford, J. A., Buu, A., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Goldstick, J., Ngo, Q., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Daily patterns of substance use and violence among a high-risk urban emerging adult sample: Results from the Flint Youth Injury Study. Addictive Behaviors, 101, 106127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106127
Jay, J., Miratrix, L. W., Branas, C. C., Zimmerman, M. A., & Hemenway, D. (2020). A response to “Comment on ‘Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime.’” Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 43(1), 152–153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00126-0
Zimmerman, M. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a future-oriented empowerment program to prevent substance use and school dropout among school-disengaged youth. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12706
Eisman, A. B., Heinze, J., Kilbourne, A. M., Franzen, S., Melde, C., & McGarrell, E. (2020). Comprehensive approaches to addressing mental health needs and enhancing school security: a hybrid type II cluster randomized trial. Health & Justice, 8(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-020-0104-y
Jay, J., Miratrix, L. W., Branas, C. C., Zimmerman, M. A., & Hemenway, D. (2020). A response to “Comment on ‘Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime.’” Journal of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00126-0
Carter, P. M., Mouch, C. A., Goldstick, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Resnicow, K., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Rates and correlates of risky firearm behaviors among adolescents and young adults treated in an urban emergency department. Preventive Medicine, 130, 105891. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105891
Healthy People 2020. (2014). Maternal, Infant and Child Health: Latest Data. (n.d.). http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/leading-health-indicators/2020-lhi-topics/Maternal-Infant-and-Child-Health/data?tab=data

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Explore our ongoing projects that are engaging youth and restoring their neighborhoods!

Extensive research from the Flint Adolescent Study has revealed the importance of neighborhood factors in influencing mental health and other risk factors affecting youth.

Translating this research into action, projects like Youth Empowerment Solutions and Youth Violence Prevention Through Environmental Design are empowering youth to take an active role in revitalizing their surroundings.