Distinction for Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations, University of Rochester
1982 - 1983
NIMH Research Fellowship (merit-based)
Magna Cum Laude, Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Cleveland Foundation Research Award (merit based)
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Testing Peer-led Network Intervention to Prevent Adolescent Vaping
Lead Researcher: Peter Wyman
Rates of adolescent vaping are increasing rapidly. Current high school student use of electronic vaping products (EVPs) rose from 1.5% in 2011 to 20.8% in 2018 - an increase from 220,000 to 3.05 million adolescent users. Effective, school-based interventions are urgently needed to protect adolescents from initiating or continuing use of electronic vaping products (EVPs). This study leverages a state-supported prevention initiative to test the effectiveness of a promising intervention that trains 8th-9th grade student peer leaders to deliver school-wide vaping prevention campaigns with ongoing adult mentoring. If study hypotheses are supported, the study will provide the first evidence of a school-based preventive intervention that reduces adolescent vaping behaviors, as well as insight into how peer communications can be harnessed to prevent vaping.
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Brown CH, Hedeker D, Gibbons RD, Duan N, Almirall D, Gallo C, Burnett-Zeigler I, Prado G, Young SD, Valido A, Wyman PA. "Accounting for Context in Randomized Trials after Assignment." Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research.. 2022 Sep 9; Epub 2022 Sep 09.
Pickering TA, Wyman PA, Valente TW. "A comparison of peer change agent selection methods: Evidence from a high-school based suicide preventive intervention." BMC public health.. 2022 May 16; 22(1):985. Epub 2022 May 16.
Wyman PA, Pickering TA, Pisani AR, Cero I, Yates B, Schmeelk-Cone K, Hendricks Brown C, Gibbons RD, Simonson J, Pflanz SE. "Wingman-Connect Program increases social integration for Air Force personnel at elevated suicide risk: Social network analysis of a cluster RCT." Social science & medicine.. 2022 Jan 22; 296:114737. Epub 2022 Jan 22.
Books & Chapters
Chapter Title: Translating research on resilience into school-based prevention: Program components and preliminary outcomes from the Promoting Resilient Children Initiative (PRCI).
Book Title: Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children
Author List: Wyman, P.A., *Cross, W.C., & Barry, J
Published By: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. 2004 in New York
Chapter Title: Emerging perspectives on context-specificity of children's adaptation and resilience: Evidence from a decade of research with urban children in adversity.
Book Title: In S. Luthar (Ed.), Resilience and vulnerability: Adaptation in the context of
Author List: Wyman, P.A.
Published By: Cambridge University Press. 2003 in New York
Chapter Title: A partnership between a school prevention program and state office of mental health: Towards a sustainable prevention-treatment continuum.
Book Title: In Prevention-treatment continuum in the public mental health system.
Author List: Wyman, P. A. and *Cross, W
Published By: Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA). 2002 in Washington, DC
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