Publications & Presentations

Publications:

  1. Friedman, D.B., Johnson, K., Owens, O.L., Thomas, T., Gansauer, L., Dawkins, D., Bartelt S., Talley, J., Waddell, N., Bearden, J., & Hebert, J.R. (2012).  Developing partnerships and recruiting dyads for a prostate cancer informed decision making program: Lessons learned from a community-academic-clinical team. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(2), 243-249. PMID: 22528633  PMCID: PMC3352970.
  2. Friedman, D.B., Thomas, T., Owens, O.L., & Hebert, J.R. (2012).  It takes two to talk about prostate cancer: A qualitative assessment of African American men's and women's cancer communication practices and recommendations. American Journal of Men’s Health, 6(6), 472-484.PMID: 22806569  PMCID: PMC3463645.
  3. SCCDCN-II Pilot Project Team and Partners. (2012).  Photovoice Booklet. One Community’s Story about Healthy Living. Spartanburg, SC, University of South Carolina.
  4. Friedman, D.B., Owens, O.L., Johnson, K., Jackson, D.D., Gansauer, L., Dickey, J., Miller, R., Payne, J., Bearden, J., & Hebert, J.R. (Epub 2013 Sept 28).  Partnering to reduce cancer disparities: An evaluation of a community-academic-clinical partnership to reduce prostate cancer disparities in the South. Journal of Cancer Education (DOI 10.1007/s13187-013-0550-5).
  5. Owens O.L., Jackson, D., Thomas, T., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. (2013).  African-American men’s and women’s perceptions of clinical trials research: Focusing on prostate cancer among a high-risk population in the south. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 24(4), 1784-1800.
  6. Thomas, T., Owens O.L., Torres, M., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R.  (2013). Written and spoken narratives about health and cancer decision making: a novel application of photovoice. Health Promotion Practice. 14(6), 833-840. 2012 Epub.  PMID: 23171652  PMCID: PMC3580129.
  7. Jackson, D.D., Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Hebert, J.R. An intergenerational approach to prostate cancer education: Findings from a pilot project in the South. In review.
  8. Owens O.L., Jackson D., Thomas, T., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. A comprehensive approach to exploring cancer decision making among aging and older African-American men and women in the South. In review.

 

Presentations:

  1. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. Discovering new strategies for delivering prostate cancer information in a faith-based African-American community. Health Equity in the 21st Century: Saving the Next Generation – Part of the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 29, 2011 (poster presentation). *Recipient of 1st place award for poster competition.
  2. Friedman D.B., Thomas, T.L., Owens, O.L., Johnson, K.M., Dawkins, D.S., Bartelt, S., Gansauer, L., Talley, J., Waddell, N.M., Bearden, J.D., & Hebert, J.R. To screen or not to screen: African-American men’s and women’s suggestions for how to motivate men to talk to their doctors about prostate cancer. Joint conference of the American Association for Cancer Education, Cancer Patient Education Network, and European Association for Cancer Education, Buffalo, NY, September 8-10, 2011 (oral presentation).
  3. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. New strategies for prostate cancer communications within African-American communities: Reducing information access disparities. Joint conference of the American Association for Cancer Education, Cancer Patient Education Network, and European Association for Cancer Education, Buffalo, NY, September 8-10, 2011 (oral presentation).
  4. Thomas, T.L., Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Johnson, K.M., Dawkins, D.S., Bartelt, S., Gansauer, L., Bearden, J.D., & Hebert, J.R. African-American men’s and women’s knowledge, perceptions, and barriers to communicating about prostate Cancer: A family-centered qualitative study. Joint conference of the American Association for Cancer Education, Cancer Patient Education Network, and European Association for Cancer Education, Buffalo, NY, September 8-10, 2011 (poster presentation).  *Recipient of 3rd place award for poster competition.
  5. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., Torres, M. & Crews, T. The use of technology and photography for health communications in the African American faith-based community. University of South Carolina Science and Health Communication Research Group Meeting. Columbia, SC, October 14, 2011 (oral presentation).
  6. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., & Torres, M.E.  Enhancing innovative health communications methodologies using traditional technology. Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, Orlando, FL, February 15-17, 2012 (digital poster presentation).
  7. Friedman, D.B. USC-Gibbs Prostate Project Focus Group Update.  Gibbs Cancer Center Oncology Investigators’ Meeting. Spartanburg, SC, December 1, 2011 (oral presentation).
  8. Thomas, T.L., Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Torres M.E., & Hebert, J.R. Written and spoken narratives about health and cancer decision making: A community photovoice project. 5th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC, April 20, 2012. *Recipient of 3rd place award for poster competition.
  9. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Johnson, K.M., Thomas, T.L., Dawkins, D.S., Gansauer, L., Bartelt S., Waddell, N.M., Talley, J., Bearden, J.D. III, & Hebert, J.R.  Improving the recruitment and retention of African-American dyads for cancer disparities research: lessons learned from a community-academic-clinical team.  5th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC, April 20, 2012 (abstract booklet).
  10. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Johnson, K.M., Thomas, T.L., Dawkins, D.S., Gansauer, L., Bartelt S., Waddell, N.M., Talley, J., Bearden, J.D. III, & Hebert, J.R. Improving health communication and marketing practices for recruiting dyads in an African- American, faith-based community: Lessons learned from a community-academic-clinical team. 6th Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA, August 7-9, 2012 (poster session).
  11. Owens, O.L., Jackson, D.D., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R.  Perceptions and barriers to clinical trials participation among African-American men and women in a faith-based community in the south. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 27-31, 2012 (oral presentation).
  12. Thomas, T.L., Owens, O.L., & Friedman, D.B.  A content analysis of prostate cancer screening information on YouTube.  140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 27-31, 2012 (oral presentation).
  13. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., & Hebert, J.R.  Informed decision making in the digital age: A study of African-American men’s health information technology use and prostate cancer screening behavior.  Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, Orlando, FL, February 20-22, 2013 (poster presentation).
  14. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., Hebert, J.R., & Bernhardt, JM.  Digital health solutions for promoting informed decision making about prostate cancer screening among African-American men 6th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC, April 5, 2013 (poster presentation).
  15. Jackson, D.D., Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Thomas, T.L., & Hebert, J.R. A mixed methods approach to exploring African-American men's and women's health and cancer decision making. 6th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC, April 5, 2013 (abstract booklet).
  16. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., James, C., Jackson, D.D., Williams, A., Friedman, D.B., Ureda, J.R, Johnson, K.M., Dickey, J., Miller, R., Lovett, S., Gansauer, L., Bearden, J.D., & Hebert, J.R. Developing a tool for assessing prostate cancer decision making among African-American men in the South.  6th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC, April 5, 2013 (abstract booklet).
  17. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., & Hebert, J.R. Study of African-American men’s health information technology use and prostate cancer screening behavior: Moving toward A digital approach to informed decision making.  University of South Carolina Graduate Student Day, Columbia, SC, April 12, 2013 (Poster Presentation) *Recipient of 1st place “room award” for poster in public health behavior and policy section.
  18. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Jackson, D.D., & Hebert, J.R.  Promoting the role of cancer research with an African-American faith-based community: A focus on prostate cancer.  National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Community Networks Program Centers (CNPC) Annual Program Meeting, Bethesda, MD, June 10-11, 2013 (poster presentation).
  19. Jackson, D.D., Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R.  A comprehensive, mixed methods assessment of African-American men's and women's health and cancer decision making. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013 (oral presentation).
  20. Owens, O.L., Friedman, D.B., Brandt, H.M., Bernhardt, J.M., & Hebert, J.R.  Informed decision making in a new age: Technology use in informing middle-aged and older southern African-American men about prostate cancer screening. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013 (oral presentation).
  21. Owens, O.L., Thomas, T.L., James, C., Jackson, D.D., Williams, A., Friedman, D.B., Ureda, J.R., Johnson, K.M., Dickey, J., Miller, R., Lovett, S., Gansauer, L., Bearden, J., & Hebert, J.R.  African American men and informed prostate cancer-related decision making: Developing valid measures.  141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2-6, 2013 (oral presentation).