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 Aubrey Madkour    

Aubrey S. Madkour, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1127
Fax: (504) 988-3540
aspriggs@tulane.edu
Curriculum Vitae

 





Research Interests:

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health; adolescent dating violence; adolescent substance use; social determinants of health; social epidemiology

 

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health, Minor in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • M.A. in Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago, 1999
  • B.S. in Human Development and Psychological Services, Northwestern University, 1997

Professional Achievements

  • 2010-present Faculty Fellow, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2010-2012 NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient, National Institutes of Health
  • 2009 Student Research Award, American Public Health Association Epidemiology Section
  • 2009 Theta Chapter induction, Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Susan P. Baker Research Paper Prize, Injury Prevention Research Center, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Travel grant; The Graduate School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2006-09 Population Health Traineeship (NICHD T32 NRSA); Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2006 NIH Summer Intramural Traineeship; Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005-06 MCH Epidemiology Traineeship (NICHD T32 NRSA); Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Course(s) Taught:

  • CHSC 6470 Issues in Adolescent Health
  • CHSC 8750 Social Determinants of Health I: Concepts, Theories and Interventions

 

Selected Publications:

1.      Harville EW, Madkour AS, Xie Y.  Parenting, parental attitudes towards sex, and birth outcomes among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology (Accepted).

 2.      Madkour AS, de Looze M, Ma P, Halpern CT, Farhat T, ter Bogt TFM, Ehlinger V, nic Gabhainn S, Currie C, Godeau E.  Age norms for the timing of sexual initiation and adolescents' early sexual initiation in 17 European countries. Journal of Adolescent Health (In Press). NIHMS 549573

3.      Xie Y, Harville EW, Madkour AS. Academic performance, educational aspiration and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers: A national longitudinal study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (In Press).

 4.      Madkour AS, Harville EW, Xie Y. Pre-pregnancy dating violence and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers in a national sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (In Press).

 5.      Madkour AS, Harville EW, Xie Y.  Neighborhood disadvantage, racial concentration, and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers. Maternal and Child Health Journal (In Press). PMCID 23771237

 6.      Madkour AS, Harville EW, Xie Y.  The association between pre-pregnancy parental support and control and adolescent girls' pregnancy resolution decisions. Journal of Adolescent Health (In Press). PMCID 23763966

 7.      Parker KM, Rice J, Gustat J, Ruley J, Spriggs A, Johnson C. Effect of bike lane infrastructure improvements on ridership in one New Orleans neighborhood. Ann Behav Med. 2013 Jan 19.

 8.      Madkour AS, Ledford EC, Andersen L, Johnson CJ. Exposure to tobacco advertising/promotions and adolescents' smoking risk in Northern Africa. Tobacco Control (In Press).

 9.      Harville EW, Madkour AS, Xie Y.  Predictors of preterm birth and low birthweight among adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012;176(7):S150-163. PMCID 3530360

 10.  Madkour AS, Nic Gabhainn S, Godeau E, Farhat T, Halpern CT.  Parents' support and knowledge of their daughters' lives and early sexual initiation in nine European countries. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2012; 44(3):167–175. PMCID 22958661

 11.  Madkour AS, Johnson CJ, Clum GA, Brown L. Disaster and youth violence: The experience of school-attending youths in New Orleans. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011;49(2):213-215. PMCID 21783056

 12.  Madkour AS, Farhat T, Halpern CT, Nic Gabhainn S, Godeau E. Early adolescent sexual initiation as a problem behavior: A comparative analysis of five nations. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2010;47(4): 389-398. PMCID: PMC2945604.

 13.  Madkour AS, Farhat T, Halpern CT, Nic Gabhainn S, Godeau E. Early adolescent sexual initiation and physical/psychological symptoms: A comparative analysis of five nations. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 2010;39(10):1211-1225. PMCID: PMC2917505.

 14.  Madkour AS, Martin SL, Halpern CT, Schoenbach VJ.  Area disadvantage and intimate partner homicide: An ecological analysis of North Carolina counties, 2004-2006. Violence and Victims. 2010; 25(3):363-377 PMCID: PMC2891556.

 15.  Halpern CT, Spriggs AL, Martin SL, Kupper L.  Patterns of intimate partner violence victimization from adolescence to young adulthood in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2009;45(5):508-16.  PMCID: PMC2727565.

 16.  Spriggs AL, Halpern CT, Martin SL.  Continuity of adolescent and early adult partner violence victimization: Association with witnessing violent crime in adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2009;63:741-748. PMCID: PMC2727565.

 17.  Spriggs AL, Halpern CT, Herring AH, Schoenbach VJ.  Family and school socioeconomic disadvantage:  Interactive influences on adolescent dating violence victimization. Social Science and Medicine. 2009;69(11): 1956-1965. PMCID: PMC2840622.

 

 

Personal Statement:


My academic training is in counseling psychology (BS), social work (MA), and maternal and child health (PhD).  My research is informed by the perspectives and tools of developmental psychology and social epidemiology, which I apply to examine the social determinants of adolescent health.  My particular areas of interest are sexual and reproductive health, dating violence, and substance use.  Much of my past work has been secondary analyses of large national and international datasets.  Current projects include an analysis of PSID data to investigate contextual contributors to the increase in binge alcohol use observed in the transition to young adulthood; a qualitative project examining New Orleans African American youths' perceptions of the definition of, causes of and solutions for dating violence; and an RCT of an online teen pregnancy prevention program targeted to 18-19 year old African American young women in New Orleans.

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate

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