Entertainment-education program development and evaluation in Mexico
- Global Health
- HIV & STIs
- Implementation & Dissemination
- LGBTQ Health
- Minority Health
- Qualitative Research
- Quantitative Research
- Reproductive Health
- Social Marketing
- Substance Use
- Technology Programs
California COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
Evaluation of a statewide multicultural campaign to increase vaccination
YUP! (Young United Parents)
A new app to support and empower young mothers and fathers
Collective Impact Toolkit
A toolkit for promoting sustained, community-level youth physical activity
An effective entertainment-education video for youth reproductive health
An mHealth program that helps adolescents manage their emotions
Taking Care of Me
An evidence-based video intervention that improves HIV care outcomes
Transgender Women of Color Toolkit
A comprehensive guide to help organizations improve HIV services
CHAMP HIV Case Management System
A web-based application that streamlines HIV testing and linkage to care
“The Break Up” Campaign Evaluation
Evaluation of a social marketing campaign to reduce tobacco among LGB adults
An engaging multi-media intervention to prevent gun violence
Young MSM PrEP Study
A survey of PrEP disparities among young gay and bisexual men in California
Using social media to increase hepatitis C testing in baby boomers
Meth Prevention and Harm Reduction
Social marketing campaign formative research and evaluation
School Health Programs
Evaluation of CDC-funded sexual health programs in Los Angeles
A technology and social marketing program to promote student health
School Asthma Program
Evaluation of a youth asthma control program over 9 years
Hypertension Screening Program
Evaluation of a youth-led screening program for high blood pressure
Adolescent Substance Use Focus Groups
Twelve focus groups investigating student substance use attitudes and behaviors
Network for a Healthy California
A randomized evaluation of a youth physical activity and nutrition intervention
Alaska Transition to Teaching Program
A program to address teacher shortages in rural Alaskan schools
Youth Risk Behavior Studies
We’re conducting representative youth health studies in Los Angeles County
Young Men’s Health Program Evaluation
We evaluated a novel testicular cancer prevention program in L.A. high schools
Women Living with HIV Study
A qualitative study of needs and service gaps among women living with HIV
Community Approaches to Reducing STDs (CARS)
We supported and evaluated coalition-based efforts to address STDs
related journal articles
Developing a Video Intervention to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adolescents.
Plant A, Montoya JA, Snow EG, Coyle K, Rietmeijer C. Health Promotion Practice. 2019;20(4):593-599.
Test4HepC: Promoting Hepatitis C Testing to Baby Boomers Using Social Media.
Plant A, Snow EG, Montoya JA, Young S, Javanbakht M, Klausner JD. Health Promotion Practice. 2020;21(5):780-790.
Topic Avoidance in Conversations with Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes.
Neffa-Creech D. Presented at: International Communication Association Pre-Conference (Difficult Conversations in Healthcare); May 24-28, 2019; Washington, DC.
Understanding How Adolescents with Diabetes and Their Parents Use Digital Devices to Search for Health Information and Its Relationship to Adolescent Diabetes Management Confidence.
Neffa-Creech D. Presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo; November 2-6, 2019; Philadelphia, PA.
Gentrification’s Bonding and Dividing Effects: A Study of Residents’ Opinions and Experiences with Changes in a Los Angeles Suburb.
Neffa-Creech D, Litvinsky M, Ellerbe B, Zhang C, Ball-Rokeach S. Presented at: Urban Affairs Association Conference; April 24-27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA.