Faculty Research

Kevin Bush

*Bush, K.R., Abrams, B., Bohon, S.A., & Kim, H. & (2017). Family stress and coping among immigrants. In C. Price, K.R. Bush, & S. J. Price (Eds.). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 3-26). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Bush, K.R., Price, C., Price, S., McKenry, P. (2017).  Families coping with stress and change: A conceptual overview.  In  C. Price, K.R. Bush, & S. J. Price (Eds.). Families and Change: Coping with stressful events and transitions (5th ed., pp. 179-202). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

*Muruthi, B.A., Bermudez, M., Bush, K.R., Stinson, M.A., McCoy, M. (2016). Mothering my daughter: Afro-Caribbean mother’s experiences of parenting in the US. Women and Therapy, 39(3-4), 413-431. 

Bush, K.R. & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Healthy development of children in nuclear families, Childhood.  In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom & (Eds.). Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion Volume II (2nd ed.) (pp. 714-721). New York, NY, US: Springer.

Bush, K.R. & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Parenting and parent-child relationships in Chile.  In H. Selin (Ed). Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures.  (pp. 307-322). Dordrecht: Springer.

*Cho, W.J., Bush, K.R., Xia, Y., Wilson, S.M., Li, W., & Peterson, G.W. (2014). Paternal behaviors and adolescents’ academic motivation in Mainland China. Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, 4(2), 77-94.

Bush, K.R., & Peterson, G.W. (2013). Parent-Child relationships in diverse contexts.  In G. W. Peterson and K. R. Bush (Eds), Handbook of Marriage and Family (3rd Edition), (pp. 275-302). New York: Springer.

Bush, K.R., Peterson, G.W., and Chung, G. (2013). Family Relationship Predictors of Parent-Adolescent conflict: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts, 3(1), 49-68.

*Fernandez, A. V., and Bush, K.R. (2013). Familism and elementary school children: A perspective from Puerto Rican mothers living on the island. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community studies, 7, 118-127.

*Goforth, K.A., Noltemeyer, A., Patton, J.M., Bush, K.R., & Bergen, D. (2013). Understanding Mathematics Achievement: An Analysis of the Effects of Student and Family Factors. Educational Studies,12(14),1-20.

* Student co-authors in italics


Angela Curl

Curl, A. L., Bibbo, J., & Johnson, R. A. (2016). Dog walking, the human–animal bond and older adults’ physical health.  The Gerontologist  (advance online access). doi:10.1093/geront/gnw051

Curl, A. L., & Benner, K. (in press). Influence of employment on college students’ academic experiences.  Journal on Excellence in College Teaching .

Curl, A. L., Proulx, C. M., Stowe, J. D., & Cooney, T. M. (2015). Productive and social engagement following driving cessation: A couple-based analysis.  Research on Aging, 36 (3), 297-321. doi:10.1177/0164027514527624

Anthony James

James, A., Lester, A., & Brooks, D. (in press). The effects of denomination on religious socialization for Jewish youth. Youth & Society.

James, A., & Fine, M. (in press). Race/Ethnicity (as a risk for divorce). In R. E. Emery (Ed.) Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

James, A., & Fine, M. A. (in press). Healthy Development in Children of Divorced Parents. In T. G. and M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion II. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

James, A., Fine, M., & Turner, J. (2012). An empirical examination of youths’ self-perceived spirituality as an internal developmental asset during adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Science, 16, 181-194.

James, A., & Fine, M. (2012). The family. In J. A. Banks (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Katherine Kuvalanka

Kuvalanka, K. A., Mahan, D. J., McGuire, J. K., & Hoffman, T. K. (2018). Perspectives of mothers of transgender and gender-nonconforming children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Homosexuality. Advance online publication:  http://www.tandfonline.com/ doi/full/10.1080/00918369. 2017.1406221  

Kuvalanka, K. A., Allen, S. H., Munroe, C., Goldberg, A. E., & Weiner, J. L. (2017). The experiences of sexual minority mothers with trans* children. Family Relations. doi:10.1111/fare.12226 Early View:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/doi/10.1111/fare.12226/ full

Kuvalanka, K. A., Weiner, J. L., Munroe, C., Goldberg, A. E., & Gardner, M.** (2017). Trans and gender-nonconforming children and their caregivers: Gender presentations, peer relations, and well-being at baseline. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 889-899. doi: 10.1037/fam0000338 

McGuire, J. K., Catalpa, J., Lacey, V., & Kuvalanka, K. A. (2016). Ambiguous loss as a framework for interpreting gender transitions in families. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 373-385. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12159

McGuire, J. K., Kuvalanka, K. A., Catalpa, J., & Toomey, R. (2016). Transfamily theory: How the presence of trans* family members informs gender development in families. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 60-73. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12125

Kuvalanka, K. A., Weiner, J. L., & Mahan, D. (2014). Child, family, and community transformations: Findings from interviews with mothers of transgender girls. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 10, 354-379. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2013.834529

Gary Peterson

Afonso, M. L. M., Hennon, C. B., Carico, T. L., &  Peterson, G. W. (in press). A methodological approach for working with families in SUAS: a critical reading through the lens of citizenship. Psicologia & Sociedade.

Bush, K.R.,  Peterson, G. W., and Chung, G. (in press). Family Relationship Predictors of Parent-Adolescent conflict: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences. Child Studies in Diverse Contexts.

Hennon. C. B., &  Peterson, G. W. (in press). Symbolic interactionism as a theoretical lens for understanding the creation and continuance of intimate Christian relationships. The International Journal of the Humanities.

Peterson, G. W. & Bush, K.R. (Eds.) (2013). Handbook of marriage and the family (3rd Edition) New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Elise Radina

Radina, M. E. (2017). Sisterhood and sexual assault: Engaging sorority members in dialogue, critical analysis, and feminist praxis. Family Relations, 66(1), 126-138.

Ridner, S. H., Rohten, B. A., Radina, M. E., Adair, M., Sinclair, V., & Bush-Foster, S. H. (2016). Breast cancer survivors’ perspectives of critical lymphedema self-care support needs. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2743-2750.  http://link.springer.com/ article/10.1007/s00520-016- 3089-2

Rohten, B. A., Radina, M. E., Adair, M., Sinclair, V., & Ridner, S. H. (2015). Hide and seek: Body image-related issues for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema. Women’s Health Issues & Care, 4(2). doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000180

Deng, J., Radina, E., Fu, M., Armer, J., Cormier, J., Thiadens, S., Weiss, J., Tuppo, C., Dietrich, M., & Ridner, S.H. (2015). Self-care status, symptom burden, and reported infections in individuals with lower-extremity primary lymphedema. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(2), 126–134. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12117

Radina, M. E., Horstman, L., Kang, Y., & Fu, M. R. (2015). Lymphedema and sexual experiences among breast cancer survivors: A mixed-method comparison study. Psycho- oncology, 24(12), 1655-1662. doi: 10.1002/pon.3778.

Manning L. K., & Radina, M. E. (2014). The role of spirituality in the lives of mothers of breast cancer survivors. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging.  https://doi.org/10.1080/ 15528030.2014.952055

Radina, M. E. (2013). Toward a theory of health related family quality of life. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5(1), 35-50.

Sharp, E., Zvonkovic, A., Humble, A., & Radina, M. E. (2014). Cultivating the family studies terrain: A synthesis of family studies qualitative conceptual articles. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 6(2), 139-168.

Radina, M. E., Armer, J. M., & Stewart, B. R. (2014). Making self-care a priority for women at-risk for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(2), 226-249.

Guest Co-Editor (with A. Zvonkovic and E. A. Sharp), Journal of Family Theory and Review. Special Issue: Qualitative Methodology, Research, and Theory in Family Studies

Amy Roberts

Beigel, D. E., &  Roberts, A. R. (in press). Elders living in poverty. In B. Berkman (Ed.), Handbook of social work in health and aging. New York: Oxford University Press.

Santiago, A.M.,  Roberts, A. R., & Lee, E. (in press). Not just buying a home: The meaning of home, homeownership and neighborhood in low-income communities. In C. Renzetti & R. Bergen (Eds.), Understanding diversity. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Hokenstad, M.C., &  Roberts, A.R. (2013). Aging in the twenty first century: Global challenge and international action. Generations, 37(1), 76-79.

Moon, H., Adams, K. B. &  Roberts, A. R. (2013). Risk factors for depression among the oldest-old in urban congregate housing: The contribution of grief. International Social Work, 56(4), 516-533.

Roberts, A. R., Miller, D. B., & Hokenstad, M. C. (2012). Long-term care insurance beyond the CLASS Act. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 39(3), 83-107.

Hokenstad, M. C., &  Roberts, A. R. (2012). Older persons and social work: A global perspective. In K. Lyons, M. C. Hokenstad, M. S. Pawar, N. Hueglar, & N. Hall (Eds)., Sage handbook of international social work. London: Sage Publications.

Hokenstad, M. C., &  Roberts, A. R. (2011). International policy on ageing and older persons: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 54(3), 330-343.

Adams, K. B.,  Roberts, A. R., & Cole, M. B. (2011). Changes in activity and interest in the third and fourth age: Associations with health, functioning and depressive symptoms. Occupational Therapy International, 18(1), 4-17.

Sherrill L. Sellers

Sellers, S. L. , Cherepanov, D.,   Hanmer, J., Fryback, D. and Palta, M. 2013. Interpersonal discrimination and health related quality of life among black and white men and women in the United States.  Quality of Life Research . 22(6): 1313-1318.

Jackson, J. S., Caldwell, C. and  Sellers, S. L. (eds.). (2012). Researching Black Communities: A Methodological Guide. University of Michigan Press.

Sellers, S. L., Neighbors, H., Zhang, R. and Jackson, J. (2012). The impact of goal-striving stress on physical health of White Americans, African Americans, and Caribbean Blacks. Ethnicity & Disease. 22(1): 21-28.

Sellers, S. L., Neighbors, H. and Bonham, V. (2011). Goal-striving stress and the mental health of middle class black American men: The protective effects of system blame. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 81(4): 507-18.

Snipes, S.,  Sellers, S. L. Cooper, L., Odunlami, A., Fields, J., and Bonham, V. (2011). Is Race Medically Relevant? A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Attitudes about the Role of Race in Treatment Decision-Making. BMC Health Services Research. 11: 183.

Dykema, J., Stevenson, J., Day, D.,  Sellers, S. L., Bonham, V. (2011). Effects of Incentives and Prenotification on Response Rates, Costs, Nonresponse Bias, and Response Quality in a National Web Survey of Physicians. Evaluation & the Health Professions. 34(4): 434-447.

Neighbors, H.,  Sellers, S. L., Zhang, R. and Jackson, J. (2011). Goal-striving Stress and Racial Differences in Mental Health. Race and Social Problems. 3(1): 51-62.

Frank, D., Gallagher, T.,  Sellers, S. L., Cooper, L., Price, E., Odunlami, A., and Bonham, V. (2010). Physicians’ attitudes regarding race-based therapeutics. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(5): 384-9.

Schwarz, J., Witte, R.,  Sellers, S. L., Luzadis, R., Weiner, J., Domingo-Snyder, E., and Page, J. 2015. Development, Construction and Psychometric Assessment of the Healthcare Provider Cultural Competence Instrument.  INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  52: 1-8. 

 Bonham, V.,  Sellers, S. L., and Woolford, S. 2014. Physicians’ knowledge, use, and beliefs about race and genetics: New Measures and New Insights.  BMC Health Services Research. 14:456.

 Cunningham, B., Bonham, V.,  Sellers, S. L., Yeh, H., and Cooper, L. 2014. Physicians' Anxiety Due to Uncertainty and Use of Race in Medical Decision-Making.  Medical Care. 52(8):728-733.