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Rebecca A. Vidourek

Title: Associate Professor
Health Promotion And Education
Office: 460NA Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-3857
Email: vidourra@ucmail.uc.edu

Dr. Rebecca A. Vidourek is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Cincinnati.  Her research emphases include child/adolescent health promotion, substance abuse prevention, positive youth development, school health education and violence prevention.  Courses taught include Child & Adolescent Health, Drugs & Society, and Survey Research.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2009 (Health Education).
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004 (Health Promotion and Education).
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002 (Health Promotion and Education).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Public health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (sub Kennedy Krieger Inst/MN000025), $14,000.00. 09-15-2013 to 09-15-2014. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. (Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resource Center/SAMSHA), $.00. 02-19-2015 to 06-30-2015. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (Ohio Colleges of Medicne Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP), $100,000.00. 07-01-2015 to 06-30-2016. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca, Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP), $30,000.00. 07-01-2016 to 06-30-2017. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (1800623 Direct), $100,000.00. 07-01-2017 to 06-30-2018. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (1900484), $100,000.00. 12-01-2018 to 11-30-2019. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), King, Keith; Vidourek, Rebecca, Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2000323), $100,000.00. 07-01-2019 to 06-30-2020. Status: Awarded.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Attitudinal and social correlates to recent alcohol use among youth. . American Journal of Health Studies, 25 (1), 19-30.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). In search of respect: A qualitiative study of youth perceptions. . International Journal of School Disaffection, 7 (1), 9-17.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Recent alcohol use and heavy episodic drinking among Hispanic youth.. American Journal of Health Education, 41 (4), 231-243.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Psychosocial factors associated with recent alcohol use among Hispanic youth.. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32 (3), 470-485.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Schweibert, M. (2009). Disordered eating and job stress among nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 17 (7), 861-869.
  • Vidourek, R.A. & King, K.A. (2009). Older adult crash prevention: Strategies that work. Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice, 2 (1), 23--33.
  • Vidourek, R.A.; Bernard, A.L.; King, K.A. (2009). Effective parent connectedness components in sexuality education interventions for African American youth: A review of the literature. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 4 (3 & 4), 225-247.
  • Vidourek, R. A., King, K. A., & Wager, D. I. (2009). Effectiveness of the Don’t Laugh at Me bullying prevention program. International Journal of Experiential Therapy, 4 (48), 3-8.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Strader, J.L. (2008). University students' ability to identify suicidal warning signs and help suicidal friends find campus intervention resources. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 3 (8), 605-617.
  • Vidourek, R.A. & King, K.A. (2008). Effectiveness of nutrition programs in increasing healthy eating behaviors among low income women. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 6 (1), 57-72.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Love, J.; Wegley, S.; Alles-White, M. (2008). Teaching adolescents safe driving and passenger behaviors: Effectiveness of You Hold the Key Teen Driving Countermeasure. Journal of Safety Research, 39 (1), 19-24.
  • King, K.A. & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). University students' involvement in body piercing and adherence to safe piercing practices: Do males and females differ?. American Journal of Health Education, 38 (6), 346-355.
  • King, K.A.; Mohl, K.; Bernard, A.L.; Vidourek, R.A. (2007). Does involvement in health eating among university students differ based on exercise status and reason for exercise. California Journal of Health Promotion, 5 (3), 106-119.
  • King, K.A.; Kraemer, L.; Bernard, A.L.; & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). Foster parents' involvement in authoritative parenting and interest in future parenting training. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 16 (5), 606-614.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Wagner, D.I. (2004). Effect of drug use and parent-child time spent together on adolescent involvement in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Adolescent and Family Health, 3 (4), 171-176.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Creighton, S.; Vogel, S. (2003). Smokers' willingness to protect children from secondhand smoke: Results from a secondhand smoke media campaign. American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 (5), 554-563.
  • King, K.A.; Vidourek, R.A.; Davis, B.; McClellan, W. (2002). Increasing self-esteem and school connectedness through the use of a multidimensional mentoring program. Journal of School Health, 72 (7), 294-300.
  • Vidourek, R.A, King, K.A., & Knopf, E.E. (In Press). Non-medical prescription drug use among university students.. American Journal of Health Education.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2012). (In Press). Recent acohol use and episodic heavy drinking among American Indian youth. . Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. .
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2012). (In Press). Teachers' perceived benefits and barriers to positively connecting students to school. . American Journal of Health Studies.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2012). (In Press). Family history, body image and disordered eating: An exploratory study.. International Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2011). Effect of response code location on survey response rate.. Psychological Reports, 109, 718-722..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2011). University students' confidence and importance in helping friends involved in disorder eating. . American Journal of Health Studies, 26(2), 106-113..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2011). Building positive social connections and developmental assets in children: A family-based prevention approach. . International Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy., 14(53), 3-6..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2011). Enhancing parent-child communication about drug use: Strategies for professionals working with parents and guardians. . Prevention Research., 18(2), 12-15..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (2011). Teachers' strategies to positively connect students to school. . American Journal of Health Education, 42(2), 116-126. .

Presentations & Lectures

Paper Presentations

  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Examining student attitudes and preventative effects of drug testing, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Preventing underage drinking: Findings from the PRIDE survey., Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Preventing youth drug use by building positive family, school, and community connections, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. A., Vidourek, R. A., Molony, H., & Haag, M. (2009). Factors associated with underage drinking: Findings from the Pride Survey, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2009). Preventing youth drug use through positive social and emotional connections, Louisville, KY.
  • King, K. A., Vidourek, R. A., & Wagner, D. I. (2008). Building positive social and emotional connections to prevent adolescent violence and drug use., Cincinnati, OH.
  • King, K.A. & Vidourek, R.A. (2008). Preventing underage drinking: Research on protective factors and evidence-based strategies, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K.A., Wagner, D.I. & Vidourek, R.A. (2008). Power of positive connections: Building strength and hope in students, Dallas, TX.
  • King, K. A., Vidourek, R. A., & Wagner, D. I. (2007). Family connectedness: Moving research into practice, Portland, OR.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (04-02-2012). Connectin youth to prevent non-medical prescription drug and over-the-counter drug abuse. , Toledo, OH.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-15-2012). Sex differences in school-related violence and violent victimization., Boston, MA.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-15-2012). Youth over-the -counter drug use: An increasing problem., Boston, MA.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-15-2012). Overcoming Stigma: Students attitudes towards help-seeking for mental health problems., Boston, MA.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-15-2012). Nonmedical prescription drug use among African American youth: Research findings., Boston, MA.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-31-2012). Clinician attitudes and involvement in addressing spirituality within the clincial setting. , Baltimore, MD..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-31-2011). University students' knowledge of and ability to identify disordered eating warning signs and risk factors., Washington, D.C..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-31-2011). College students' knowledge and attitudes toward the US healthcare system, health insurance industry practices, and recently passed healthcare reform legislation., Washington, D.C..
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-14-2011). Correlates to over-the-counter drug use among Multiracial youth., Louisville, KY.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-13-2011). Family determinants to episodic drinking among junior high and high school students. , Louisville, KY.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-13-2011). Psychosocial correlates to nonmedical prescription drug use among youth. , Louisville, KY.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (10-13-2011). Impact of school violence and school victimization on recent alcohol use and episodic heavy drinking. , Louisville, KY.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-31-2012). Youth over-the-counter drug use., Louisville,KY.
  • Vidourek, R.A. (03-06-2012). Clinician attitudes and involvement in addressing spirituality within the clinical setting., Cincinnati, OH. .

Poster Presentations

  • Vidourek, R.A., & King, K.A. (2010). Non-medical prescription drug use among university students American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2010). Alcohol use among youth: Power of positive connections American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Indianapolis, IN.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Vaughn, L. (2008). Suicide prevention for minority youth populations Psychological Study of Social Issues Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A. Vidourek, R.A., & Wagner, D.I. (2008). Building positive social and emotional connections to prevent adolescent violence and drug use PRIDE World Drug Prevention Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Vidourek, R.A. & King, K.A. (2008). Predictors of school climate in a low income school district American School Health Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • King, K.A. & Vidourek, R.A. (2008). Adolescent sexuality and school/family connections: Lessons learned from the research American School Health Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Meadows, E. (2008). University students' perceived benefits, barriers and cues to STD testing National STD Prevention Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K.A., Vidourek, R.A., & Singh, A (2008). Factors affecting condom use and STD communication among Asian-Indian college students: Exploring controversial issues national STD Prevention Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • King, K. A., Wagner, D. I., & Vidourek, R. A., (2007). Effectiveness of high school suicide prevention education on student knowledge and confidence in referring suicidal peers for help American School Health Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • King, K. A., Wagner, D. I., Hedrick, B., & Vidourek, R. A. (2007). Building school-community connections that decrease adolescent drug use American School Health Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Janszen, C., King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2007). Parental perceived needs of oral health services. National Oral Health Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Vidourek, R. A., King, K. A., & Bernard, A. L. (2007). Effectiveness of Don't Laugh at Me bully prevention program on decreasing bullying behaviors and increasing school connectedness American Association of Health Education, Baltimore, MD.
  • King, K. A., Mohl, K., Bernard, A.L., & Vidourek, R.A. (2007). Do healthy eating behaviors and barriers to healthy eating differ based on physical activity status? American Association of Health Education, Baltimore, MD.

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Scholarship for Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2009.
  • American School Health Association Scholarship2008.
  • Delbert Oberteuffer Scholarship American Association of Health Education2008.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2009 to To Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 03-2006 to 06-2006, Adjunct Instructor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2006 to 2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2006 to 2009, Adjunct Instructor, Student Services Center, College of Education, Human Services, and Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 09-2005 to 12-2005, Adjunct Instructor, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 06-2005 to 09-2006, Health and Fitness Coordinator, TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 11-2004 to 09-2005, Project Director and Health Educator, Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Fort Mitchell, KY.
  • 09-2004 to 05-2005, Health and Fitness Specialist, TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 11-2003 to 07-2003, Research Assistant, Ohio Research Network, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 09-2002 to 06-2003, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Health Promotion and Education Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Board Certifications/Licenses

  • National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Certified Health Education Specialist 10-2007

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 1999 to To Present ,American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • 1999 to To Present ,American Association for Health Education
  • 2007 to To Present ,American School Health Association
  • 2002 to To Present ,Eta Sigma Gamma