Laura Nabors

Laura Nabors

Professor
Health Promotion and Education and Substance Abuse Counseling, School of Human Services

Teachers College

460PA

CECH Human Services - 0068

Professional Summary

Laura Nabors graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis. She is a professor in the School of Human Services in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. 
Her research focuses on children’s health and mental health issues in community settings. 

Education

Ph.D., University of Memphis Memphis,Tennessee, 1993 (Clinical Child Psychology)

M.A., Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988 (Clinical Psychology)

A.B. , Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 (International Affairs)

Research Support

Grant: #Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP Investigators:King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca 07-01-2016 -06-30-2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation Role:Collaborator $30,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Ohio Colleges of Medicne Govt Resources Center/SAMHSA-CSAP Investigators:King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca 07-01-2015 -06-30-2016 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation Role:Collaborator $100,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Ohio Colleges of Medicine Govt Resource Center/SAMSHA Investigators:King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca 02-19-2015 -06-30-2015 Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) Evaluation Role:Collaborator $.00 Awarded Level:Other State

Grant: #Grant No. 11.1280 Investigators:Nabors, Laura 02-01-2012 -06-30-2013 Ohio Department of Mental Health Evaluation of Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care with Dual Diagnoses Role:PI $8,000.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

2012 -2013 ODMH Small Grant Award Trauma counseling for children with PSTD and Disruptive Behaviors $8,000

Investigators:Nabors, Vaughn, Sharma, Brydon-Miller, & Boling. 2008 University of Cincinnati, Interdisciplinary Project. Children's Health Attitudes Project. Role:Co-PI 25,000 Type:Grant

Grant: #OSP03178 Investigators:Nabors, Laura 07-01-2003 -10-31-2004 Ohio Department of Mental Health Effectiveness of Suicide Coalitions Role:PI $5,600.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #OSP03142 Investigators:Nabors, Laura 01-06-2003 -10-31-2004 Ohio Department of Mental Health The Effectiveness of County Suicide Prevention Coalitions Role:PI $14,350.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

2003 Ohio Department of Mental Health Contract to Evaluate Suicide Prevention Coalitions in Ohio 24,500 Type:Grant

Grant: #RO3 HSO9847-01 1998 -1999 Department of Health and Human Services School Mental Health: Quality Care and Positive Outcomes. Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR) 50,000 Type:Grant

Grant: #RO3 HSO9542-01 1996 -1998 Department of Health and Human Services School Mental Health: Quality Assessment and Improvement. Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR) 50,000 Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Nabors, Laura; Odar Stough, Cathy; Garr, Katlyn; Merianos, Ashley (2019. )Predictors of victimization among youth who are overweight in a national sample.Pediatric obesity, ,14 (7 ),e12516

Nabors, Laura; Liddle, Melissa; Graves, Myia L; Kamphaus, Allison; Elkins, JaLisa (2019. )A family affair: Supporting children with chronic illnesses.Child: care, health and development, ,45 (2 ),227-233

Welker, Kristen; Nabors, Laura; Lang, Myia; Bernstein, Jonathan (2018. )Educational and home-environment asthma interventions for children in urban, low-income, minority families.The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, ,55 (12 ),1301-1314

Fevrier, Bradley; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca A; King, Keith A (2018. )Hookah Use Among College Students: Recent Use, Knowledge of Health Risks, Attitude and Reasons for Use.Journal of community health, ,43 (6 ),1037-1043

Nabors, Laura; Odar-Stough, Cathleen; Peugh, James; Merianos, Ashley L; Cunningham, Jodi; Yockey, Robert Andrew (2018. )Adolescent flourishing in relation to having asthma: Results from a population-based cross-sectional study.The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, ,55 (2 ),132-136

Ige, Teminijesu John; DeLeon, Patrice; Nabors, Laura (2017. )Motivational Interviewing in an Obesity Prevention Program for Children.Health promotion practice, ,18 (2 ),263-274

Elkins, Rebecca L; King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca (2017. )School and Parent Factors Associated With Steroid Use Among Adolescents.The Journal of school health, ,87 (3 ),159-166

Nabors, Laura; Odar Stough, Cathleen; Merianos, Ashley; Peugh, James (2016. )Predictors of flourishing among children with hearing loss.International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, ,91 ,170-174

Odar Stough, Cathleen; Merianos, Ashley; Nabors, Laura; Peugh, James (2016. )Prevalence and Predictors of Bullying Behavior among Overweight and Obese Youth in a Nationally Representative Sample.Childhood obesity (Print), ,12 (4 ),263-71

Nabors, Laura; Baker-Phibbs, Christina; Burbage, Michelle (2016. )Predictors of child functioning and problem behaviors for children diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder and externalizing problems.Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, ,44 (2 ),92-100

Nabors, Laura; Baker-Phibbs, Christina; Woodson, Kenneth (2016. )Community-based counselors' interventions for elementary school-age children coping with trauma.Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, ,44 (2 ),79-91

Nabors, Laura; Dai, Chia-Liang (2016. )Introduction: Linkages among traumatic experiences and psychosocial factors and ecological outcomes for children and adolescents.Journal of prevention & intervention in the community, ,44 (2 ),77-8

Odar Stough, Cathleen; Nabors, Laura; Merianos, Ashley; Zhang, Jiaqi (2015. )Short communication: Flourishing among adolescents with epilepsy: Correlates and comparison to peers.Epilepsy research, ,117 ,7-10

Hilliard, Marisa E; McQuaid, Elizabeth L; Nabors, Laura; Hood, Korey K (2015. )Resilience in Youth and Families Living With Pediatric Health and Developmental Conditions: Introduction to the Special Issue on Resilience.Journal of pediatric psychology, ,40 (9 ),835-9

Woodson, Kenneth D; Thakkar, Sunny; Burbage, Michelle; Kichler, Jessica; Nabors, Laura (2015. )Children with chronic illnesses: factors influencing family hardiness.Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing, ,38 (1 ),57-69

Nabors, Laura; Burbage, Michelle; Woodson, Kenneth D; Swoboda, Christopher (2015. )Implementation of an after-school obesity prevention program: helping young children toward improved health.Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing, ,38 (1 ),22-38

Nabors, Laura; Ige, Teminijesu John; Fevrier, Bradley (2015. )Peer Support and Psychosocial Pain Management Strategies for Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.Journal of immunology research, ,2015 ,238263

Amin, Priyal; Levin, Linda; Smith, Andrew; Davis, Benjamin; Nabors, Laura; Bernstein, Jonathan A (2013. )Asthma screening of inner city and urban elementary school-aged children.The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, ,50 (10 ),1049-55

Kichler, Jessica C; Kaugars, Astrida S; Marik, Patricia; Nabors, Laura; Alemzadeh, Ramin (2013. )Effectiveness of groups for adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their parents.Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare, ,31 (3 ),280-93

Nabors, Laura; Bartz, Jennifer; Kichler, Jessica; Sievers, Rebecca; Elkins, Rebecca; Pangallo, Jordan (2013. )Play as a mechanism of working through medical trauma for children with medical illnesses and their siblings.Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing, ,36 (3 ),212-24

Vohs, Jenifer L; Lysaker, Paul H; Nabors, Lori (2013. )Associations of personality with intrinsic motivation in schizophrenia.Psychiatry research, ,208 (1 ),78-80

Reardon, David A; Groves, Morris D; Wen, Patrick Y; Nabors, Louis; Mikkelsen, Tom; Rosenfeld, Steve; Raizer, Jeffrey; Barriuso, Jorge; McLendon, Roger E; Suttle, A Benjamin; Ma, Bo; Curtis, C Martin; Dar, Mohammed M; de Bono, Johann (2013. )A phase I/II trial of pazopanib in combination with lapatinib in adult patients with relapsed malignant glioma.Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, ,19 (4 ),900-8

Rosenzweig, Kim J; Nabors, Laura (2013. )Pain coping strategies for children with arthritis.BioMed research international, ,2013 ,741428

Vaughn, Lisa M; Nabors, Laura; Pelley, Terri J; Hampton, Rebecca R; Jacquez, Farrah; Mahabee-Gittens, E Melinda (2012. )Obesity screening in the pediatric emergency department.Pediatric emergency care, ,28 (6 ),548-52

Nabors, L., Kockritz, J., Ludke, R., and Bernstein, J. (2012. )School-based asthma education efforts using computer-based education for children. .Journal of Asthma, ,49 (2 ),209-212

Vaughn, L. M., Nabors, L., Pelley, T. J., Hampton, R. R., & Jacquez, F. (2012. )Obesity screening in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care, ,28 (6 ),548-552

Brubaker, M. D., Nabors, L. A., Pangallo, J., & Shipley, H. (2012. )Stigmatization of Adolescents who use alcohol and marijuana: A counseling concern. Ideas and Research You Can Use .VISTAS, ,1 (64 ),http://www.counseling.org/resources/library/vistas/vistas12/Article_64.pdf

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Bernard, A., Murnan, J., & Nabors, L (2011. )Elementary and middle school teachers’ use of strategies to positively connect students to school .American Journal of Health Education, ,42 (2 ),116-126

Nabors, L., Adams, R., Vaughn, L., Sharma, M., Bolling, C., Cotton, M., & Moore, C. (2011. )Factors influencing children’s judgments of overweight peers .International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, ,6 (2-2 ),ee449-456

Nabors, L., Hoffman, A., & Ritchey, N. (2011. )Four Illnesses: Lenses for Critical Topics in Child Quality of Life Research .Journal of Pediatrics, ,158 (4 ),529-531

Nabors, L., Thomas, M., Vaughn, L., Adams, R., Amaral, J., Olsen, B., & Bolling, C. F. (2011. )Children’s attitudes about an overweight on non-overweight victim .Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, ,23 (2 ),87-98

Nabors, L., & Olsen, B. T. (2011. )Predicting pediatrician sick visits for adolescents .International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, ,4 (3 ),https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=26715

Nabors, L. A., Bush, A., Buchanan, R., Clarke, J., & Campbell, A. et al. (2011. )Preschoolers’ knowledge about hospital and emergency equipment and care. .Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, ,34 (3 ),131-143

Nabors, L; Adams, R; Vaughn, L; Sharma, M; Bolling, C; Cotton, M; Moore, C (2011. )Factors influencing children's judgments of overweight peers.International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, ,6 (2-2 ),e449-56

Nabors, L; Bush, A; Buchanan, R; Clarke, J; Campbell, A (2011. )Preschoolers' knowledge about hospital and emergency equipment and care.Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing, ,34 (3 ),131-43

Lehmkuhl, H. D., Nabors, L. A., & Iobst, E. A. (2010. )Factors influencing preschool age children’s acceptance of models presented as overweight. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, ,(5 ),19-24

Nabors, L. A., McGrady, M. & Kichler, J. (2010. )Children’s attitudes toward their diabetes, locus of control, and HbA1c levels .Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, ,22 (5 ),475-484

Iobst, E., Nabors, L., Rosenzweig, K., Srivorakiat, L., Champlin, R., Campbell, J., & Segall, M (2009. )Adults’ perceptions of a child with autism .Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ,(3 ),401-408

Iobst, E. A, Ritchey, P. N., Nabors, L. A., Stutz, R., Ghee, K., & Smith, D. T. (2009. )Children’s acceptance of a peer who is overweight: Relations among gender, age and blame for weight status. International Journal of Obesity, ,(33 ),736-742

Nabors, Laura; Iobst, Emily A; McGrady, Meghan E (2007. )Evaluation of school-based smoking prevention programs.The Journal of school health, ,77 (6 ),331-3

Chiu, C-Y Peter; Coen-Cummings, Martha; Schmithorst, Vincent J; Holland, Scott K; Keith, Robert; Nabors, Laura; Kramer, Megan; Rozier, Hope (2005. )Sound blending in the brain: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Neuroreport, ,16 (9 ),883-6

Nabors, Laura; Troillett, Amanda; Nash, Tiffany; Masiulis, Barbara (2005. )School nurse perceptions of barriers and supports for children with diabetes. The Journal of school health, ,75 (4 ),119-24

Nabors, Laura; Ohms, Marshae; Buchanan, Natasha; Kirsh, Kenneth L; Nash, Tiffany; Passik, Steven D; Johnson, Joni L; Snapp, Janet; Brown, Gretchen (2004. )A pilot study of the impact of a grief camp for children. Palliative & supportive care, ,2 (4 ),403-8

Nabors, Laura; Lehmkuhl, Heather; Christos, Nicole; Andreone, Teresa L (2003. )Children with diabetes: perceptions of supports for self-management at school. The Journal of school health, ,73 (6 ),216-21

Nabors, L (1997. )Playmate preferences of children who are typically developing for their classmates with special needs.Mental retardation, ,35 (2 ),107-13

Other Publications

Nabors, L., Kockritz, J., Ludke, R., and Bernstein, J. (2012. )School-based asthma education efforts using computer-based education for children .Journal of Asthma, 49 (2 ),209-212

Nabors, L.A., Bush, A., Buchanan, R., Clarke, J., & Campbell, A. (2011. )Preschooler's knowledge about hospital and emergency equipment and care .Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 34 (3 ),131-143

Nabors, L., & Kichler, J. (2016. )Play therapy for children experiencing medical trauma and illness. Handbook of Play Therapy: Second Edition , 437 John Wiley and Sons

Nabors, L., Lang, M., & Welker, K. (2018. )Involving preschool-age children with special needs on playgrounds. Promoting prosocial behaviors in children through games and play: Making social and emotional learning fun , 177 NOVA Science Publishers

Published Books

Nabors, L. A. (2013. )Research methods for children .New York ,NOVA Science Publishers

Nabors, L. A. (2016. )Medical and Mental Health during Childhood. .Switzerland ,Springer

Hawkins, R., & Nabors, L. (Editors). (2018. )Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Children through Games and Play: Making Social and Emotional Learning Fun. New York: ,NOVA Science Publishers

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Olsen, B. T., & Nabors, L. A. (2010. )Predicting Pediatrician Sick Visits for Adolescents .Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California. .

Vidourek, R.A., King, K.A., Bernard, A.L., Murnan, J., & Nabors, L. (11-08-2010. )Elementary and middle school teachers' perceived benefits and barriers to positively connecting students to school. American Public Health Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO. .

Amin, P., Nabors, L., Holmes, S., Davis, S. B., Ludke, R., & Bernstein, J. A. (2011. )Screening inner city and suburban elementary school children for asthma .Annual Conference of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Boston, Massachusetts. .

Nabors, L. (2011. )School mental health and children with anxiety and depression .139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. .

Nabors, L., Bush, A., Lundy, H., Thakkar, S., Hoffman, S., Van Wassenhove, B., & Bartz, J. (2011. )Children with chronic illnesses: Parent anxiety and family hardiness .139th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. .

Nabors, L., Poteet, A., Neimann, B., & Sharp, M. (2019. )Disseminating a prescription misuse curriculum for elementary school children. .70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education Conference., Salt Lake City: Utah. .Level:National

Nabors, L. Kichler, J., Bush, A., Hoffman, S., Bartz, J., & Van Wassenhove, B. (04-2012. )Relations among family hardiness, family functioning, and parent anxiety when children have chronic illnesses. 25th Midwestern Pediatric Psychology Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. .

Singh, N. N., Medvedev, O., & Nabors, L. (2019. )Preventive effects of mindfulness-based positive behavior support (MBPBS) program with mothers and their children with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial. .ICM Asia Pacific 2019., Auckland, New Zealand. . .Level:International

Nabors, L., Graves, M. L., & Liddle, M. (2018. )Health promoting interactions of siblings and children with chronic medical conditions. .American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. , San Diego: CA.. .Level:National

Nabors, L., Poteet, A., Graves, M., Welker, K., & Elkins, J. (2019. )Translating a healthy eating and exercise program for children and parents: Community health in action. .70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education Conference. , Salt Lake City: Utah. .Level:National

Nabors, L., Poteet, A., Wood, K., & Elkins, J. (2018. )Parent perceptions of family coping when a child has a chronic illness. .American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. , San Diego: CA.. .Level:National

Honors and Awards

2005 Diplomat, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Child Clinical Psychology

Fellow American Psychological Association, Fellow in 2003 for the Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services

Fellow American Psychological Association, Fellow in 2004 for the Division of Pediatric Psychology

Service

Ronald McDonald House Level:Local

Journal of Asthma Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service

Behavior Modification Editorial Board Member Type:Editorial Service

Journal of Child and Family Studies Associate Editor Type:Editorial Service Level:National

Positions and Work Experience

1995 -2000 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at Baltimore,

-To Present Professor, School of Human Services at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Post Graduate Training and Education

1993-1995 Postdoctoral Training, Research and clinical training in child development, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, ,University of North Carolina

Research and Practice Interests

Chronic illness and health problems for children and the impact of these health concerns on the family, influence of community services for youth, mental health and health prevention for children, and program evaluation for children's service programs.