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Adolescent Health Promotion Lab

The Adolescent Health Promotion Lab is overseen by Dr. Elizabeth Weybright, and includes undergraduate Human Development and graduate Prevention Science students. Recognizing adolescence as a critical period of biological, cognitive, and social development, we seek to promote health and prevention risk behavior within out of school time contexts. Using a prevention science framework we work to identify what contributes to healthy adolescent development and use this information to develop and/or refine preventive interventions that promote the health of adolescents and emerging adults.

 

Research Projects, Programs, and Opportunities

Recent News

May 2022 – Dr. Weybright, students, and staff are representing at SPR!

Dr. Weybright, graduate students Erica Doering, Elizabeth Purser, and Anaderi Iniguez, and research coordinators Kate Hampilos and Kelley Pascoe are involved with the below presentations at this year’s Society for Prevention Research Conference.

  • Poster: South African Students’ Perceptions of Healthy and Unhealthy Leisure
    • Co-Authors: Lisa Wegner, PhD, Professor, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, Makhaya Malema, Masters, Lecturer, University Of The Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, Claudia Wegner, BSc, Masters student, University Of The Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, Elizabeth Weybright, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Linda Lee Caldwell, PhD, Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Presentation: Shifting the Conversation from Obesity Prevention to Weight Inclusive Health Promotion
    • Co-Authors: Alexandra Jackson, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Seattle, WA, Jane Lanigan, PhD, Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA and Anaderi Iniguez, BA, Graduate Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Poster: Suicide Prevention and Postvention for Vulnerable Communities in Washington State: Results and Policy Implications from Two Literature Reviews
    • Co-authors: Jordan A. Newburg, MA, Elizabeth Purser, BA, Brittany Cooper, PhD, Elizabeth Weybright, PhD3, Kelley Pascoe, MSW, MPH and Katherine Hampilos, ND, MS
  • Presentation: Hungry or Bored? Lasting Experiences of Boredom at the Onset of the Pandemic on Eating Behaviors
    • Co-authors: Alexandra Jackson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, Alana J Anderson, MS, Doctoral Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Elizabeth Weybright, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Jane Lanigan, PhD, Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
  • Presentation: The Role of Boredom Susceptibility in the Frequency of Substance Use Among College Students
    • Co-authors: Erica Doering, MS, Doctoral Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Elizabeth Weybright, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Kyle Murphy, MS, Doctoral Candidate, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Sammy Perone, PhD, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Linda Lee Caldwell, PhD, Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Presentation: Cooperative Extension As a “Missing Piece” of Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Efforts in Rural Communities.
    • Co-authors: Elizabeth Weybright, PhD, Associate Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Katherine Hampilos, ND, MS, Associate, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Erica Doering, MS, Doctoral Student, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Michael G. McDonell, PhD, Associate Director, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

April 2022
Dr. Weybright receives CAHNRS award!
New article alert!

 

March 2022
CROP+TR wins award and lab members presented their research at SRA and TALS!
  • Dr. Weybright, graduate students, and colleagues, accept the SRA award.

    On behalf of CROP+TR, Dr. Weybright accepted the Organizational Award for Excellence in Research and Programming for Youth from the Society for Research on Adolescence. See full story here: https://news.cahnrs.wsu.edu/youth-led-action-to-heal-opioid-epidemic-earns-society-honors-for-croptr/

  • Dr. Weybright and graduate students presented at the 2022 Society for Research on Adolescence conference in New Orleans.
    • Doering, E., Weybright, E., Caldwell, L. (2022, March). “Mom, I am SO bored!”: The role of parents in adolescent boredom.
    • Weybright, E., Hampilos, K., Doering, E., Larkin, T., White, A., Varrella, G., Fees, J., Greer, M., Purser, E., & McDonell, M. (2022, March). Youth participatory action research for substance use prevention.
    • Hampilos, K., Weybright, E., Diaz Martinez, A., Cooper, B.,  Pascoe, K., DiGennaro, S., Leach, J., Varrella, G., & Fees, J. (2022, March). Pivoting an evidence-based program for virtual delivery: A case study of Washington State’s Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14.
  • Graduate student Erica Doering presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences virtual conference and Dr. Jen Agans presented work co-authored by Dr. Weybright.
    • Doering, E. L., Weybright, E., Caldwell, L., & Perone, S. (2022, March). “Can’t you see that I’m getting bored?”: College Students’ Conceptualization of Boredom.
    • Agans, J. P., Son, J. S., Powers, S. L., Hanna, S. R., Weybright, E. H. (2022, March). Profiles of leisure constraints and negotiation among college students: A person-centered analysis. Recording here: https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Jen+Agans%27s+Personal+Meeting+Room/1_44z0x32z
Dr. Weybright featured in Dr. Universe.

October 2021
Weybright receives funding to support youth participatory action research.
  • Dr. Weybright and Extension colleagues received funding from the Washington State Health Care Authority to support youth providers in implementing youth participatory action research.
More publicity for CROP+TR youth research!

 

July 2021 – Weybright reappointed as Unit Director

 

June 2021 – CROP+TR youth efforts in the news!

 

May 2021 – Congratulations to doctoral student Faith Price on receiving two awards!
  • Faith recently was awarded a Minority Travel Award to virtually attend the Society for Prevention Research annual conference in June.
  • Faith was awarded the Charles Allen Master’s Thesis award, a WSU Graduate School scholarship.

 

March 2021 –
Congratulations to student presenters and award winners at WSU Showcase!

Multiple students had presentations accepted at the 2021 Virtual Academic Showcase including:

New Article Alert!
  • An article co-authored by Dr. Weybright in collaboration with Extension is out in the Journal of Youth Development. Titled”Using the 4-H Essential Elements to Evaluate Teen Programming,” this article reviews evaluation results from WA State 4-H teens from the perspective of the 4-H Essential Elements and provides implications for future programming. Find the full text here: https://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/21-16-1-FA-3
Weybright presents to WA House Commerce and Gaming Committee
  • Dr. Weybright presented to a work session of the House Commerce and Gaming committee along with colleagues from DBHR and UW on the effectiveness of programs to prevent youth access to and use of alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor products. See video here: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?clientID=9375922947&eventID=2021031341

 

February 2021 – Weybright’s work on boredom highlighted in Washington State Magazine