Behavioral science, tobacco cessation, behavioral health interventions, Native American, Alaska Native, mammography screening
Christie A. Patten, Ph.D., conducts research related to tobacco cessation in Alaska Native women and youth. Her current studies aim to: 1) develop a behavioral intervention for tobacco cessation that is culturally appropriate for youth residing in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Delta region of western Alaska; 2) study the use of biomarker feedback on maternal and infant exposure to carcinogens to motivate cessation during pregnancy; and 3) evaluate the efficacy of a novel, multicomponent, theory-based intervention for reducing tobacco use during pregnancy, incorporating both individually targeted and community-level components delivered by female elders “Native Sisters.”
Dr. Patten is also conducting a study to assess the feasibility and potential efficacy of a cancer-literacy focused, family-based intervention on completion of mammography screening for Navajo women.
Tags: American Indians, behavioral science, Christi A. Patten Ph.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota researcher, researcher, Researchers, tobacco cessation