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Rhonda Jones-Webb, Dr. P.H.


Division of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015
Phone: (612) 626-8866
Fax: (612) 624-0315


Formal Education | Honors and Awards | Professional Associations
Academic Appointments | Teaching Experience | Research Experience | University Service
National Service | Community Service | Publications | Refereed Journal Articles | Abstracts
Non-Peer Reviewed Articles, Reports, Books | Manuscripts Under Review | Presentations | Grant Activity


FORMAL EDUCATION

1989: Dr.P.H. Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
1984: M.S.P.H. Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
1976: M.A. African Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
1974: B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles


HONORS and AWARDS

1988-1989: Alcohol Research Group Predoctoral Fellowship Award, Berkeley, CA
1987-1988: Chancellor's Dissertation Year Award, University of California, Berkeley


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Public Health Association
Research Society on Alcoholism
Kettil Bruun Society


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1997 - present.
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1991 - 1997.
Lecturer, Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Spring 1990.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH:

Graduate Student Instructor, Health and Health care Delivery, Fall 1986.
Graduate Student Instructor, Evaluation, Spring 1987.
Graduate Student Instructor, Health and Health Care Delivery, Fall 1988.
Instructor, Behavior Theory, Spring 1990.

UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, SCHOOL of PUBLIC HEALTH

Co-Instructor, Behavioral Epidemiology, Spring 1992.
Instructor, Behavioral Epidemiology, Spring 1993.
Instructor, Behavioral Epidemiology, Spring 1994.
Instructor, Behavioral Epidemiology, Spring 1995.
Instructor, Behavioral Epidemiology, Spring 1996.

Guest Lectures:
PubH 5005: Prevention and Control of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, October 1992
PubH 5330: Epidemiology I, December 1992
PubH 5027: Community and Environmental Approaches to Behavior Change, February, 1992
PubH 5370: Epidemiology of Alcohol and Other Drugs, May 1992
PubH 5370: Epidemiology of Alcohol and Other Drugs, May 1993
PubH 5370: Epidemiology of Alcohol and Other Drugs, May 1994
PubH 5330: Epidemiology I, SS 1994
PubH 5391: Behavioral Epidemiology, SS 1994
PubH 5005: Prevention and Control of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, October 1994
PubH 5025: CHE Orientation Seminar, November 1994
PubH 5397: Unemployment and Macroeconomic Conditions and Health, February 1996


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1997 - present.
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991-1997.
Epidemiologist/Ethnographer, The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, San Rafael, CA, 1989-1991.
Research Associate, Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA, 1987-1988.
Junior Specialist, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1986.
Research Assistant, Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA, 1985-1986.
Research Assistant, Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA, 1985.
Research Associate, Fanon Research and Development Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, 1983-1984.
Senior Research Assistant, Fanon Research and Development Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, 1978-1982.


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA, Minneapolis
Member, Research Committee, Division of Epidemiology, 1991-1992.
Member, Development Committee, Division of Epidemiology, 1992-1995.
Member, Admissions Committee, Community Health Education, Division of Epidemiology, 1993.
Member, Search Committee, Division of Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Faculty Person, 1993-1996.

Academic Coordinator (CMCA)
Academic Coordinator (TPOP)
Academic Coordinator (Project Northland)

Member, Research Committee, Division of Epidemiology, 1993-1994.
Panel discussion participant for Research Apprentice Program, 1994.
Panel discussion participant for Summer Research Opportunities Program, 1994.
Member, Diversity Committee, School of Public Health, 1994-1995.
Member, Faculty Advisory Council, Division of Epidemiology, 1994-1995.
Member, President's African-American Advisory Committee, University of Minnesota, 1995.


NATIONAL SERVICE

Section Council Board Member: Alcohol and Drug Section, American Public Health Association

Adhoc Reviewer: Health Education Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, Diabetes Care, Addiction, American Journal of Epidemiology, Health Care Research Theory, Journal of Substance Abuse


COMMUNITY SERVICE

1985-1991
Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Alameda County, CA

1989-1991
Member, Community Outreach Committee, Downs United Methodist Church, Oakland, CA

1989-1991
Member, Marin City Drug Task Force, Marin City, CA

1992-1994
Member, Community Prevention Coalition, Minneapolis, MN

1995
Member, Advisory Group on Race/Ethnicity, Minnesota State Health Department

1995
Presentation for Association of Black Collegiates, Minneapolis Community College

1996
Youth Homicide Committee, Minneapolis Health Department


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Lee J, Jones-Webb R, Short B, Wagenaar A. Drinking Location and Risk of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among High School Seniors. Addictive Behaviors, 22(3):387-93, 1997.

Jones-Webb R. Toomey T. Miner K. Wagenaar AC. Wolfson M. Poon R. Why and in what context adolescents obtain alcohol from adults: a pilot study. Substance Use and Misuse,32(2):219-28, 1997.

Jones-Webb R, Toomey T, Short B, Murray D, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M. Relationships among alcohol availability, drinking location, alcohol consumption, and drinking problems in adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse,32(10):1261-85, 1997.

Jones-Webb R, Baranowski S, Fan D, Finnegan J, Wagenaar A. Content Analysis of Coverage of Alcohol Control Policy Issues in Black-Oriented and Mainstream Newspapers in the U.S. Journal of Public Health Policy,18(1):49-66, 1997.

Jones-Webb R, Snowden L, Herd D, Short B, Hannan P. Alcohol Related Problems Among Black, Hispanic, and White Men: The Contribution of Neighborhood Poverty. Journal of Studies on Alcohol,58(5):539-45, 1997.

Jones-Webb RJ, Murray D, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M, Forster J, Toomey T, Short B. Environmental Predictors of Drinking Related Problems in Young Adults. Journal of Drug Education,1997; 21:67-82.

Jones-Webb RJ, Hsiao CY, Hannan P, Caetano R. Predictors of Alcohol-Related Problems: Results from the 1984 and 1992 National Alcohol Surveys. American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse,1997; 23:281-99.

Jones-Webb RJ, Wagenaar A, Finnegan J. Designing a Survey of Public Opinions Regarding Alcohol Control Policies Among Black and White Adults. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved,1997; 8:18-24.

Braun B, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M, Jones-Webb RJ. Civic Participation in 18 to 20 Year Olds as a Predictor of Support for Alcohol Control Policies. Contemporary Drug Problems (in press).

Klepp KI, Jones-Webb RJ, Wagenaar A, Forster J, Murray D. Measurement of Alcohol and Tobacco Availability to High School Students and Young Adults. Addictive Behaviors (in press).

Jones-Webb RJ, Toomey T, Miner K, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M, Poon R. Why and in What Context Youth Obtain Alcohol from Older Adults. Journal of Substance Use and Misuse,1997; 32:219-28.

Liu K, Ruth K, Flack J, Jones-Webb RJ, Burke G, Savage P, Hulley S. Blood Pressure in Young Blacks and Whites: Relevance of Obesity and Lifestyle Factors in Determining Differences. Circulation,1996; 93:60-6.

Jones-Webb RJ, Jacobs J, Flack J, Liu K. Relationships Between Depressive Symptoms, Anxiety, Alcohol Intake and Blood Pressure: Results From the CARDIA Study. Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research,1996; 20: 420-7.

Wagenaar A, Toomey T, Murray D, Short B, Wolfson M, Jones-Webb R. Sources of Alcohol for Underage Drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol,1996; 57: 325-33.

Jones-Webb RJ, Hsiao CY, Hannan P. The Relationships Between Socio-economic Status and Drinking Problems Among Black and White Men. Alcoholism: Experimental and Clinical Research,1995; 19:623-7.

Toomey T, Jones-Webb RJ, Wagenaar, AC. Current Research on Alcohol Control Beverage Policies: A Literature Review. Annual Review of Addiction Research,1994; 3:279-92.

Jones-Webb RJ. Greenfield TK, Graves, KL. The Relationships Between Ethnicity, Social Class, Alcohol Use, and Public Opinion Regarding Alcohol Control Policies. Contemporary Drug Problems,Winter, 1993:719-38.

Jones-Webb RJ. Marketing Booze to Blacks. (Review Article). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Disadvantaged,1993;4:146-7.

Jones-Webb RJ, Snowden LR. Depression Symptoms among Black and Whites: Differential Patterns of Risk. American Journal of Public Health, 1993; 83:240-4.

Moskowitz J, Jones RJ. Alcohol and Drug Problems in the Schools: Results of a National Survey of School Administrators. Journal of Alcohol Studies, 1988; 49:299-305



Abstracts

Jones-Webb R, Baranowski S, Fan D, Finnegan J, Wagenaar AC. Content Analysis of Coverage of Alcohol Control Policy Issues in Black Oriented and Mainstream Newspapers in the U.S. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 1996; 20 145A.

Jones-Webb RJ and Snowdon LR. Symptoms of Depression Among Blacks and Whites. American Journal of Public Health 1993; 83: 240-4. In Psychiatry Digest, 1994.

Jones-Webb RJ and Snowden LR. Sintomas de Depression Entre Sujetos de Raza Blanca y Sujetos de Raza Negra. American Journal of Public Health 1993; 83: 240-4. In Psychiatry Digest, 1994.

Jones-Webb RJ. Predicting Changes in Drinking Problems Among Black and White Adults. Results from the 1984 and 1992 National Alcohol Surveys. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, April 1994.


Non-Peer Reviewed Articles, Reports, and Books

With Myers H et al. Black Child Development in America: Dissertation Abstracts, 1929-1979. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Greenfield T, Huff C, Jones R, Weschler R. (1990). Community Organizing to Reduce Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Marin County, California. In: Evaluating Community Prevention Strategies: Alcohol and Other Drugs. San Diego, CA: University of California, San Diego Extension.

Jones RJ, Greenfield TK, Garret K, Hartka L. Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Problems in Marin County, California: Results from a General Population Survey. San Rafael, CA: Marin Institute, 1991.

Greenfield TK, Jones-Webb RJ. Local Community Characteristics and Prevention Strategies: The likelihood of Taking Action on Community Problems with Alcohol and Other Drugs. In: TK Greenfield and R. Zimmerman (Eds.), Second International Research Symposium on Experience with Community Action Projects for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, Bethesda, MD, 1993.

Manuscripts Under Review

Reinhardt E, Jones-Webb R. Designing an Intervention to Enhance Cultural Competence Among Health Care Professionals. Submitted to Journal of Transcultural Nursing, September 1996.


PRESENTATIONS

Jones RJ. Social Network Structure, Perceived Social Support, and Psychological Well-Being Among Black Females. Western Psychological Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 1983.

Jones RJ. The Nature and Extent of School Problems with Student Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States. National Council on Alcoholism. San Francisco, CA, April 1986.

Jones RJ. The Relationship Between Problem Drinking and Depression Among Black and White Adults. American Public Health Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 1988.

Jones RJ. Demographic Dimensions of Depressive Symptoms: Results From a National Survey of Black and White Adults. American Public Health Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 1989.

Jones RJ. The Socio-Economic Context of Alcohol Use and Depression: Results From a National Survey of Black and White Adults. 15th Annual Ketil Bruun Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Maastrickt, Netherlands, 1989.

Jones RJ. Community Organizing to Reduce Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Marin County, California. Evaluating Community Prevention Strategies: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sand Diego, CA, January 1990.

Jones RJ. Race, Social Class, and Public Support for Alcohol and Other Drug Policies. 17th Annual Ketil Bruun Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium, Sigtuna, Sweden, June 9-14, 1991.

Greenfield TK and Jones RJ. Local Community Characteristics and Prevention Strategies: The Likelihood of Taking Action on Community Problems with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. Second International Research Symposium on Experience with Community Action Projects for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems. San Diego, CA, January 1992.

Jones-Webb RJ, Yi-Hsiao C, Hannon P. Contribution of Ethnicity/Race, Social Class, and Alcohol Consumption in Predicting Alcohol Problems in Black and White Male Populations. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 1993.

Jones-Webb RJ, Drinking Patterns and Drinking Problems in African-American Populations: Implications for Alcohol Control Policy. Presented at the Division of Epidemiology Seminar, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, March, 1994.

Jones-Webb RJ, Predicting Drinking Problems in African American Populations. Presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, Maui, HI, June 1994.

Jones-Webb RJ, Murray D, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M, Forster J, Toomey T, Short B. Role of Alcohol Availability in Explaining Drinking Problem Rates in Young Adult Males and Females. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, October-November, 1994.

Lee J, Jones-Webb R, Wagenaar A, Short B. Drinking and Driving Among High School Seniors in the Upper Midwest. Presented at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 25th Scientific Symposium, Bethesda MD, May 3, 1995.

Jones-Webb RJ, Caetano R, Herd D, Short B, Snowden L. Alcohol Related Problems Among Black and White Men: The Contribution of Neighborhood Poverty. Presented at the International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, San Diego, CA, August 1995.

Lee J, Jones-Webb RJ, Hatsukami D, Lando H. Prevalence of Daily Tobacco Use Among Patients Entering Chemical-Dependence Programs. Presented at the International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, San Diego, CA, August 1995.

Jones-Webb RJ, Toomey TL, Miner KJ, Wagenaar AC, Poon R. Why and In What Context Adolescents Obtain Alcohol from Older Adults. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 1995.

Lee JA, Jones-Webb RJ, Short B, Toomey TL, Forster JL, Wolfson M, Wagenaar AC. High School Seniors Who Drink and Drive: Community Participation, Expected Consequences, and Drinking Norms. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 1995.

Wagenaar AC, Toomey TL, Murray DM, Short BJ, Wolfson M, Jones-Webb RJ. Sources of Alcohol for Underage Drinkers. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 1995.

Feigelman W, Lee J, Jones-Webb RJ, Lando H. Smoking Status Change and Depression: Contrasts Between African American and Non Hispanic White, Young Adults. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 1995.

Toomey T, Wagenaar A, Wolfson M, Lee J, Jones-Webb RJ. Do Individuals Under Age 21 Believe They Will Face Consequences If Caught Drinking. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, October 1995.

Jones-Webb R. Neighborhood Poverty and Its Relationship to Alcohol Related Problems Among Black, Hispanic, and White Men. Presented at the Division of Epidemiology Seminar, March 9, 1996.

Jones-Webb R. Content Analysis of Coverage of Alcohol Control Policies in Black Oriented and Mainstream Newspapers. Presented at the Alcohol Policy X Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 5, 1996.

Jones-Webb R. Content Analysis of Coverage of Alcohol Control Policies in Black Oriented and Mainstream Newspapers. Presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 23-27, 1996.

Wagenaar AC, Toomey T, Jones-Webb RJ. Community Organizing, Public Policy and The Prevention of Alcohol Problems. Presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism, Washington, DC, June 27, 1996.

Wagenaar AC, Toomey TL, Jones-Webb RJ, Murray D, Gehan J, Wolfson M, Forster JL, Perry C, Short B. Outcomes from the CMCA Project II. Effects on Alcohol Outlet Policies. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York, New York, November 17-21, 1996.

Jones-Webb R, Wagenaar AC, Toomey TL, Murray D, Gehan J, Wolfson M, Forster JL, Perry C, Short B. Outcomes from the CMCA Project III. Effects on Youth Attitudes, Perceived Availability and Drinking Behavior. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York, New York, November 17-21, 1996.

Braun B, Wolfson M, Wagenaar W, Jones-Webb R. Civic Participation by 18-20 Year Old as a Predictor of Support for Alcohol Control Policies. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York, New York, November 17-21, 1996.


GRANT ACTIVITY

Drinking Norms of African-Americans
Funding: Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health (ICR)
Amount: $2500
Period: 4/92/1995
Role: Principal Investigator

Epidemiology of Alcohol Problems
NIAAA (subcontract with Alcohol Research Group)
Amount: $121,809
Period: 7/17/92 to 11/30/94
Role: Principal Investigator (25-40%)

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol: A Randomized Community Trial
Funding: NIAAA
Amount: $4,158,083
Period: 9/1/93 to 8/30/95
Role: Co-Investigator (10%)

Public Opinion Toward Alcohol Control Policies
Funding: NIAAA (First Award)
Amount: $314,392
Period: 8/1/94 to 7/31/99
Role: Principal Investigator (50%)

Violence Prevention and Control Initiative
Funding: University of Minnesota
Amount: $19,934
Period: 9/1/94 to 8/31/98
Role: Participating Faculty Member

Community Surveillance of Cardiovascular Disease
Funding: NHLBI
Amount: $4,628,079
Period: 7/1/95-6 to 6/30/99
Role: Co-Investigator (20%)

Alcohol Server Training: A Randomized Trial
Funding: Robert Wood Johnson
Amount: $50,000-350,000
Period: 12/1/95 to 11/30/95
Role: Co-Investigator, Year 2 (10%)

President's Minority Faculty Research Award
Funding: University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Amount: $13,685
Period: 1/96 to 6/98
Role: Principal Investigator

Weight Gain Prevention Program (POP)
Funding: NIH/DRG
Amount: $917,948 (1993-98)
Period: 12/1/95 to 11/30/97
Role: Participating Faculty Member (10% One Quarter)


GRANTS PENDING

Biomedical Faculty Development Training Initiative
Funding: National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Amount: $1,139,619
Period: 4/1/97 to 3/31/2002
Role: Consultant (year 2)
Status: Under Review

Evaluation of State Alcohol Coalition Initiative
Funding: Robert Wood Johnson
Amount: $1,377,969
Period: 2/1/97 to 1/31/99
Role: Co-Investigator (30%)
Status: Under Review

Preventing Alcohol Sales to Underage Persons
Funding: NIAAA
Amount: $2,239,309
Period: 12/1/96 to 11/30/2001
Role: Co-Investigator (10%)
Status: To be resubmitted November 1, 1996


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