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Publications

ONYEJEBOSE OKEM OKWUMABUA

Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 275 Fieldhouse

Phone: (901) 678-4953

Email: ookwumab@memphis.edu

  • Book Chapters
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1990). Child and Adolescent substance abuse: Etiology and prevention. In S.B. Morgan & T.M. Okwumabua (Eds), Child and adolescent disorders: Developmental and health psychology perspectives. New Jersey: Erlbaum.
  • Duryea, E.J., Dempsy, T., Okwumabua, J.O., & Perry, C. (1988). The Solomon Four-Group Design: An Application for Health Education Research. In J.H. Humphrey (Ed.), Advances in Health Education Current Research, 143-151, New York: AMS Press.
  • Technical reports/unpublished documents
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (2003). Preventing HIV/AIDS incidence in Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee: Rapid assessment, response, and evaluation project (RARE). A Technical Report submitted to the City of Memphis Government, Memphis/Shelby County Health Department, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, Washington, DC.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Williams,C (2002). Building community coalition toward syphilis elimination: Perspectives of community residents and organizations (Syphilis Elimination Project). Via focus group interviews, identified strategies to strengthen community involvement and organizational partnerships toward eliminating syphilis in Memphis and Shelby County. A Technical Report submitted to Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, Tennessee and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (2000). Determinats of HIV and syphilis incidence in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee: Perspectives of low-income African Americans. A Technical Report submitted to Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Tennessee and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. & Pearson, C.M. (1997). Resources on Stroke Prevention for African American Churches and Communities. A resource document submitted to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Okunoren, T., Speight, B., Mercier, G., Okwumabua, J., & Crowson, C. (1994). A Church-Based Nutrition Education Program Training Manual: Eating Healthy for Spiritual Well-Being. Preventing African American Strokes from Tobacco Use (PAAST).
  • Adams-Graves, P., Jackson, A.L., Okwumabua, J., Brooks, A., Crews, W. & Dickens, C. (1994). A Church-Based Smoking Cessation Program Training Manual: Stop Smoking with Spiritual Power. Preventing African American Strokes from Tobacco Use (PAAST).
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1994). A Church-Based Health Promotion Program for African-American Churches: Stroke Belt Initiative. A Technical Report submitted to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Tennessee Department of Health.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Weddle, K., Bol, L. McWillaims, A., & James, S. (1994). Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs and Services in Memphis/Shelby County. A Directory prepared in response to over 400 surveys mailed to community agencies, organizations, and churches. Memphis and Shelby County Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Council.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1988). Risk Reduction/Health Promotion Project.. Technical Report submitted to the Superintendent, Greene County School System, Eutau, West Alabama.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. and Zotigh, R. (1984). An Assessment of Safety Needs of Santa Fe Indian School.. Technical Report submitted to the Superintendent, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1984). Implementation and Training Source Document: Occupational Health and Safety. The Navajo Forest Products Industry. Document submitted to the Board of Managers, Navajo Forest Products Industry, Navajo, New Mexico.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1983). Needs Assessment: Occupational Health and Safety, Navajo Forest Products Industry. Technical Report submitted to the Board of Directors, Navajo Forest Products Industry, Navajo, New Mexico.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1983) Needs Assessment: Occupational Health and Safety, Quinault Fisheries Industry (Phase I Report). Technical Report submitted to the Board of Directors and Tribal council, Quinault Fisheries Industry, Tahola, Washington.
  • Okwumabua, J.O. (1982). Implementation and Training Source Document: Occupational Health and Safety. The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry: Model Demonstration Project. Document submitted to the Board of Mangers, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, Navajo, New Mexico.
  • Okwumabua, J.O., Beatty, H., Brown, O., Kill, B., and Redford-Lowe, J. (1981). Needs Assessment, Occupational Health and Safety: Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. Technical Report submitted to the Board of Directors, Navajo Forest Products Industry, Navajo, New Mexico.

  •     Okwumabua, J.O., Williams, C., & Glover, V. (2007). Building community coalition toward syphilis elimination: Perspectives of residents and organizations. Journal of the National Society of Allied Health, 4, 9-28.

        Okwumabua, J.O., Wong, S.P., & Duryea, E.J. (2003). Depressive symptoms and decision making among African American youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18, 436-453.
       
        Duryea, E.J. & Okwumabua, J.O. (2002). Use of cause and effect language in health behavior research literature. American Journal of Health Behavior, 26, 221-228.
      
        Okwumabua, J.O., Duryea, E.J. & Wong, S.P. (2002). Decision making correlates of depressive symptoms among African American adolescents: Implications for prevention approaches. American Journal of Health Education, 33, 28-35.

       Okwumabua, J.O., Glover, V., Bolden, D., & Edwards, S. (2001). Perspectives of low-income African Americans on syphilis and HIV: Implications for prevention approaches. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 12, 474-489. 
      
        Okwumabua, J.O. (1999). An investigation of the decision-making skills of at-risk African American male youth. The Journal of Negro Education, 68, 154-163. 
      
        Okwumabua, J.O., Wong, S.P., Duryea, E.J., Okwumabua, T.M., & Howell, S. (1999). Building self-esteem through social skills training and cultural awareness: A community-based approach for preventing violence among African American youth. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 20, 61-74.
       
        Okwumabua, J.O., & Duryea, E. J. (1998). A synthesis of etiology and prevention of drug abuse in youth: Application and critique of the epidemiologic model. American Journal of Health Studies, 14, 31-41.
       
        Okwumabua, T.M., Okwumabua, J.O., & Elliott, V. (1998). "Let the circle be unbroken" helps African Americans prevent teen pregnancy. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) Report, 26, 12-17.

        Okwumabua, J.O., Baker, F.M., Wong, S.P., & Pilgram, B. (1997). Characteristics of depressive symptoms in elderly urban and rural African American residents. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences , 52A, M241-M246. 
      
        Okwumabua, J.O., Martin, B., Clayton-Davis, J., & Pearson, C.M. (1997). Stroke belt initiative: The Tennessee experience. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 8, 292-299. 
      
        Baker, F.M., Okwumabua, J.O., Philipose, V., & Wong, S.P. (1996). Screening African American elderly for the presence of depressive symptoms: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 9, 127 - 132.
           
        Okwumabua, J. O., Okwumabua, T. M., Hayes, A. & Stovall, K. (1994). Cognitive level and health decision-making in children: A preliminary study.The Journal of Primary Prevention, 14, 279 - 287. Abstract published in Prevention Abstracts, Southeastern Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Fall, 1994.
       
        Okwumabua, J.O., Okwumabua, T.M., Winston, B.L., & Walker, Jr. (1989). Onset of drug use among rural black youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, 4, 238-246.
       
        Okwumabua, J.O., Okwumabua, T.M., & Duryea, E.J. (1989). An investigation of health decision-making skills among American Indian Adolescents. The Journal of the National Center: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 3<
  •     Okwumabua, J.O., & Duryea, E. J. (1998). A synthesis of etiology and prevention of drug abuse in youth: Application and critique of the epidemiologic model. American Journal of  Health Studies, 14, 31-41.

        Okwumabua, T.M., Okwumabua, J.O., & Elliott, V. (1998). “Let the circle be unbroken” helps African Americans prevent teen pregnancy. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) Report, 26, 12-17.

        Okwumabua, J.O., Baker, F.M., Wong, S.P., & Pilgram, B. (1997). Characteristics of depressive symptoms in elderly urban and rural African American residents. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences , 52A, M241-M246.

  •     Okwumabua, J.O., Martin, B., Clayton-Davis, J., & Pearson, C.M. (1997). Stroke belt initiative: The Tennessee experience. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 8, 292-299.

        Baker, F.M., Okwumabua, J.O., Philipose, V., & Wong, S.P. (1996). Screening African American elderly for the presence of depressive symptoms: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 9, 127 - 132.

        Okwumabua, J. O., Okwumabua, T. M., Hayes, A. & Stovall, K. (1994).  Cognitive level and health decision-making in children: A preliminary study.The Journal of Primary Prevention, 14, 279 - 287. Abstract published in Prevention Abstracts, Southeastern Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Fall, 1994.

        Okwumabua, J.O., Okwumabua, T.M., Winston, B.L., & Walker, Jr.  (1989). Onset of drug use among rural black youth.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 4, 238-246. 
       
        Okwumabua, J.O., Okwumabua, T.M., & Duryea, E.J. (1989).  An investigation of health decision-making skills among American Indian Adolescents. The Journal of the National Center:  American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 3, 42-52.

        Okwumabua, J.O., & Duryea, E.J. (1989).  A test of the ability of Native American seventh-grade students to learn and apply four-step decision-making process.Journal of American Indian Education, 23, 14-23.

    Duryea, E.J. & Okwumabua, J.O. (1988).  Effects of a preventative alcohol education program after three years. Journal of Drug Education, 18, 23-31.

        Okwumabua, J.O. & Duryea, E.J. (1987).  Age of onset, periods of risk, and patterns of     progression in drug use among American Indian high school students.The International Journal of the Addictions, 22, 1269-1276. Abstract published in Prevention Pipeline (#88-0094), May/June, 1988.  Article invited for publication in RISK ABSTRACTS  : A Quarterly Journal of Abstracts, Reviews and References. (Monitors and reviews the world scientific literature on risk and related subjects).

        Duryea, E.J. , English, G. & Okwumabua, J.O. (1987).  Health promotion efforts in an isolated
    Hispanic community:  The Mora substance abuse prevention project. American Journal of Health Promotion, 1, 16-23.

        Duryea, E.J., & Okwumabua, J.O.  (1985).  An exploratory study of the health decision-making variables of New York and Montana ninth-graders. Adolescence, XX, 899-908.

        Duryea, E.J. Okwumabua, J. O. & Rouse, J.W. (1984).  Follow-up outcomes of a preventive alcohol education intervention. The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation National Journal, 104, 15-18.

        Okwumabua, J.O., Mahan, J.T. & Biggers, C.J. (1976).  Tetrazolium oxidase polymorphism in dipodomys ordii, bufo woodhousei fowleri and bufo americanus americanus. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, II,150.


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