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Nicole Whitehead, Ph.D.

Nicole Whitehead, Ph.D. - Research & Publications

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  • Whitehead, N.E., Trenz, R., Keen, L., Rose, J., and Latimer, W. (in press). Younger Versus Older African American: Patterns and Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use.
  • Whitehead, N.E., Hearn, L.E., Marsiske, M., Kahn, M., and Latimer, W. (in press). Awareness of Biologically Confirmed HCV Diagnosis Among a Community Residing Sample of Drug Users in Baltimore City. Journal of Community Health. and ext=.pdf
  • Lopez, C. R., Antoni, M. H., Seay, J., Potter, J., O'Sullivan, M., Fletcher, M. A. Pereira, D.B., Whitehead, N. (2013). Stress Management, Depression and Immune Status in Women Co-infected with HIV and HPV. Journal of Applied Behavioral Research, 18, 37-57.
  • Lechner, S. C., Whitehead, N. E., Robertson, B. R., Annane, D. W., Vargas, S., Carver, C. S., and Antoni, M. H. (2013). Adaptation of a Psycho-Oncology Intervention for Black Breast Cancer Survivors: Project CARE. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 286-312.
  • Jensen, S.E., Pereira, D.B., Whitehead, N., Marion, I., McCalla, J., Andrasik, M., Rose, R., and Antoni, M.H. (2013). Cognitive-behavioral stress management effects on psychosocial well-being in HIV+ women with Human Papillomavirus infection. Health Psychology, 32, 227-230.

Research Interests

The long-range objective of Dr. Whitehead's research program is to improve health outcomes and well-being among low income and minority populations, who face the greatest inequities in health care, through effective interventions that bridge the gaps in traditional care. Her work focuses on those coping with HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer. Dr. Whitehead's current research program has two aims. First, using community based participatory methods, her work aims to understand the unique factors that influence inequities in health outcomes among low income and minority populations. Second, to apply this knowledge in the development and dissemination of effective interventions that bridge the gaps in care.