Laura Nabors

Laura Nabors

Professor

Professor
Interdisciplinary Position: Health Promotion and Education & Substance Abuse Counseling

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. She holds and Interdisciplinary Position in the School of Human Services and teaches classes in the Health Promotion and Education Program and the Substance Abuse and Counseling Program. 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 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. 

Positions and Work Experience

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

2000 -To Present Professor, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

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 More Information

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 More Information

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, , 55 (12 ) ,1301-1314 More Information

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, , 55 (2 ) ,132-136 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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, , 12 (4 ) ,263-71 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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.Journal of Asthma, , 50 (10 ) ,1049-55 More Information

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 and Health, , 31 (3 ) ,280-93 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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. 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, , 6 (2-2 ) ,e449-56 More Information

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 More Information

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.Journal of School Health, , 77 (6 ) ,331-3 More Information

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 . 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 .Journal of School Health, , 73 (6 ) ,216-21

Jacobs, Wura; Merianos, Ashley L; Lee Smith, Matthew; Nabors, Laura; Fajayan, Alane; Valente, Thomas W (2020. ) Examining the role of weight status and individual attributes on adolescent social relations.Journal of Adolescent Health , , 67 (1 ) ,108-114 More Information

Olsen, Brian; Ritchey, Phillip; Mesnard, Erica; & Nabors, Laura (2020. ) Factors influencing children’s attitudes toward a peer who is overweight. Contemporary School Psychology, , 24 ,146-163 More Information

Jackman, Monica M; Nabors, Laura A; McPherson, Carrie L; Quaid, Jill D; & Singh, Nirbhay (2019. ) Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of the OpenMind (OM) Program for Pre-School Children.Journal of Child and Family Studies, , 28 ,2910-2021 More Information

Nabors, Laura; Stough, Cathleen O; Combs, Angela; & Elkins, JaLisa (2019. ) Implementing the Coping Positively with My Worries Manual: A pilot study.Journal of Child and Family Studies, , 28 ,2708-2717 More Information

Nabors, Laura; Poteet, April; Zlatic Blankemeyer, Claire; & Kamphaus, Allison (2019. ) Adolescents as coaches during service-learning: Teaching children social and emotional skills.Child and Youth Care Forum, , 48 (5 ) ,719-736 More Information

Kinney, Dee A., Nabors, Laura A., Merianos, Ashley L., Vidourek, Rebecca A. (2019. ) College students’ use and perceptions of wearable fitness trackers.American Journal of Health Education, , 50 ,298-307 More Information

Nabors, Laura; Murphy, Meredith J; Lusky, Catherine; Young, Courtney-Jo; Sanger, Kayley (2020. ) Using Photovoice to Improve Healthy Eating for Children Participating in an Obesity Prevention Program.Global Pediatric Health, , 7 ,2333794X20954673 More Information

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

Nabors, L. (2020. ) Anxiety Management in Children with Mental Health Problems .New York, NY , Springer Nature

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

Nabors, L., Liddle, M., Elkins, J., Lang, M., & Kamphaus, A (2019. ) Sources of resilience and family coping when a child has a chronic illness .Annual Conference for the American Psychological Association , Chicago, Illinois. . Level:National

Welker, K., Nabors, L., Vidourek, R., & Bernard, A. (2019. ) The influence of fitspiration social networking site use on college students’ appearance motivation for exercise .70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. . Level:National

Nabors, L. (2020. ) High School Students Perceptions of Delivering an Obesity Prevention Program to Young Children .American Psychological Association Conference, Virtual Meeting. . Professional Meeting. . Level:National

Nabors, L., Singh, N., Jackman, M., & Jimenez, S. (2020. ) Meditation as a Tool for Assisting Youth with Chronic Illness Cope with Needle Sticks .Annual Conference for the American Psychological Association , Virtual Meeting. . Level:National

Nabors, L., Arslan, C., Jacobs, J., Davis, A., Pawlowicz, R., Lee, J., Redmann, A., & Haumesser, S. (2020. ) College Student Mentors: Improving Mental Health for Children Who are Refugees .Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), Virtual Meeting. . Level:National

Paper Presentations

Nabors, L., Poteet, A., Sharp, M., & Niemann, B. (2019. ) Prescription medication misuse prevention programming: Lessons from the field .Columbus, Ohio. Professional Meeting. 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

Dolly Cohen Teaching Award University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Level:University

School of Human Services Award for Service School of Human Services, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Non-Monetary

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

(Service Learning Committee ) Member Type:University/College Service Level:University

American Psychological Association (COVID Task Force ) Member Type:Service to Professional Development Programs Level:National

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board ) Type:University/College Service Level:University

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

Courses Taught

-HPE-1012 NUTRITION & HEALTH Level:Undergraduate

- HPE 7071 Research Methods in Health Promotion and Education Level:Graduate

-HPE-1003 INTRO GLOBAL HLTH Level:Undergraduate

Drugs and Children Level:Undergraduate