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Department of Psychology Faculty
Idia Thurston Idia B. Thurston

Assistant Professor
Clinical (Child and Family)
310 Psychology Building.
901.678.4690 (telephone)
901.678.2579 (fax)
bthrston@memphis.edu
curriculum vitae
The CHANGE Lab

Education


Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.A., University of South Florida
B.S., Florida State University

Research Interests
  • Biological, psychological, social, and cultural risk and protective factors related to healthy adolescent and young adult development
  • Culturally-tailored interventions for adolescent HIV prevention and obesity treatment
  • Role of parental involvement and communication in decreasing adolescent sexual and HIV risk behaviors in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S.
  • Improving HIV medication treatment adherence among adolescents and young adults
  • Community-based participatory research and dissemination of evidence-based interventions

Dr. Thurston will be interviewing doctoral applicants for Fall 2014 admission.

Recent Publications
  • Thurston, I. B., Pulgaron, E. R., & Valenzuela, J. M. (2013). How to Actualize Your Ideas in a Steep Funding Climate: Experiences of Diverse Researchers. The Behavioral Therapist
  • Hankinson, J. C., Thurston, I. B., Fields, S., Rojas, A., Kamboukos, D., & Phares, V. (In press). The connections between individual therapy in the family and adolescents' emotional/behavioral problems. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Family Therapy. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bogart, L.M., Skinner, D., Thurston, I.B., Toefy, Y., Klein, D. J., Hu, C., & Schuster, M.A. (2013). Let's talk!, A South African worksite-based HIV prevention parenting program. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  • Phares, V., Rojas, A., Thurston, I. B., & Hankinson, J. C. (2010). Including fathers in clinical interventions for children and adolescents. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development (5th ed.) (pp. 459-485). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Thurston, I. B., & Phares, V. (2008). Mental health service utilization in African American and Caucasian mothers and fathers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 1058-1067.
  • Thurston, I. B., Curley, J., Fields, S., Kamboukos, D., Rojas, A., & Phares, V. (2008). How nonclinical are community samples? Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 411-420.
  • Phares, V., Fields, S., & Binitie, I. (2006). Getting fathers involved in child-related therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13, 42-52.
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