case studies

Adolescent & School Health

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.

Associations Between Sexting Behaviors and Sexual Behaviors Among Mobile Phone-Owning Teens in Los Angeles.


Rice E, Craddock J, Hemler M, Rusow J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Child Development. 2018;89(1):110-117.

Cell Phone Internet Access, Online Sexual Solicitation, Partner Seeking, and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Winetrobe H, Holloway IW, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015;44(3):755-63.

Cyberbullying Perpetration and Victimization Among Middle-School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Goldbach J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(3):e66-72.

Homelessness and Sexual Identity Among Middle School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Barman-Adhikari A, Winetrobe H, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Journal of School Health. 2015;85(8):552-7.

Sexting and Sexual Behavior Among Middle School Students.


Rice E, Gibbs J, Winetrobe H, Rhoades H, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Pediatrics. 2014;134(1):e21-28.

Homelessness Experiences, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Risk Taking Among High School Students in Los Angeles.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;52(6):773-778.

Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated with Sexual Risk Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Pediatrics. 2012;130(4):667-673.

“Hit Me Up, and We Can Get Down”: U.S. Youths’ Risk Behaviors and Sexual Self-Disclosure in MySpace Profiles.

Bobkowski PS, Brown JD, Neffa DR. Journal of Children and Media. 2012:6(1):119-34.

Outcomes from a Cross-Site Evaluation of a Comprehensive Pediatric Asthma Initiative Incorporating Translation of Evidence-Based Interventions.


Mansfield C, Viswanathan M, Woodell C, Nourani V, Ohadike YU, Lesch JK, Malveaux FJ, Bryant-Stephens T, Findley S, Lara M, Matiz A, Valencia GR, Rosenthal M, Persky VW, Uyeda K, Williams R, Banda E, Ramirez-Diaz E, Reyes BM, Montoya J, West C. Health Promotion Practice. 2011;12(6 Suppl 1):34S-51S.

The New Stories/New Cultures After-School Enrichment Program: A Direct Cultural Intervention.

Frank G, Fishman M, Crowley C, Blair B, Murphy ST, Montoya JA, Hickey MP, Brancaccio MV, Bensimon EM. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2001;55(5):501-8.

related presentations

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.

Using Focus Groups to Assess and Improve Sexual Health Services in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Plant A, Montoya J, Snow E, Greenblatt BD, Kordic T. Presented at: 2018 STD Prevention Conference; August 27-30, 2018; Washington DC.

Acceptability of Plan A: An Entertainment-Education Video Intervention to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Young African-American and Latina Women

Plant A, Montoya JA, Falk G, Walsh S, Demby H, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Influences of Media-Related Parenting on Adolescents’ Diabetes Self-Efficacy and Behaviors.

Neffa-Creech D. Presented at:: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA

Plan A: An Entertainment-Education Intervention to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Women.

Plant A, Montoya JA, Snow E, Coyle K, Rietmeijer C. Video screened at: 2018 American Public Health Association (APHA) Global Public Health Film Festival; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Acceptability of a Brief Entertainment-Education Video Intervention to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Older Adolescents.

Plant A, Walter N, Murphy S, Montoya J, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: 2018 STD Prevention Conference; August 27-30, 2018; Washington DC.

Two Approaches to Engaging Adolescents in the Development of Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions.

Plant A. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Adapting a Trauma-Informed Teen Pregnancy Intervention to E-learning for Under-Resourced Settings.

Schladale J, Plant A. Presented at: 2018 Association of Children’s Residential Centers; March 26-29, 2018; Boston, MA.

Providing Inclusive Care for LGBTQ Patients at School-Based Health Centers: An Evaluation of Clinical Staff Trainings, Los Angeles, 2016.

Roush S, Uysal J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 4-8, 2017; Atlanta, GA.

An Adaptation of Safe in the City to Prevent STDs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Older Adolescents.

Plant A, Montoya J, Coyle K, Gaarde J, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: 2016 STD Prevention Conference; September 20-23, 2016; Atlanta, GA.

Using Qualitative Research to Improve Sexual Health Services for Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Plant A, Montoya J, Renteria R, Wasson E, Kordic T. Presented at: 2016 STD Prevention Conference; September 20-23, 2016; Atlanta, GA

“Spring Into Love:” Impact of a Youth-Led Summit on Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships for High Schools Students in a High-Risk Community in South Los Angeles.

Lamb K, Provost J, Cantu M, Gaarde J, Bush-Spurlin J, Jackson MD, Greene B, Kerndt PR. Presented at: 2014 STD Prevention Conference; June 9-12, 2014; Atlanta, GA.

Living Outside the Bubble: Homelessness Experiences and the Impact on Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Los Angeles Public School Students.

Barman-Adkihari A, Rice E, Winetrobe H, Rhoades H, Fulginiti A, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

High School Student Sexting Associated with Sexual Risk Behavior.

Rhoades H, Rice E, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

21st Century Sex Ed In and Out of the Classroom.

Kordic T, Plant A, Montoya J. Presented at: 5th Annual Information Science and Information Studies (ISIS) Conference on New Media, Youth, & Sexual Health; April 1-3, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Everyone Has Questions: A Campaign for the BirdsNBees Texting Service of North Carolina.

Neffa DR, Toledo L, Talbot A. Presented at: Kentucky Conference on Health Communication; April 22-24, 2010; Lexington, KY.