Brenda Wiens,

Brenda A Wiens, Ph.D.

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Publications

FBO Leaders' Perceptions of the Psycho-social Contexts for Rural Latinos.
Issues in mental health nursing
2016

Rural Latinos' mental wellbeing: a mixed-methods pilot study of family, environment and social isolation factors.
Community mental health journal
2015

I Didn't Ask to Come to this Country…I was a Child: The Mental Health Implications of Growing Up Undocumented.
Journal of immigrant and minority health
2015

Domain-Specific Self-Concept in Relation to Traditional and Cyber Peer Aggression
Journal of School Violence
2015

An individual-based rurality measure and its health application: A case study of Latino immigrants in North Florida, USA.
Social science & medicine (1982)
2015

Review: Community-based participatory research approach to address mental health in minority populations.
Community mental health journal
2011

CBPR: building partnerships with latinos in a rural area for a wellness approach to mental health.
Issues in mental health nursing
2011

Ethnic differences in adolescent perceptions of and attitudes toward substance use.
Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse
2009

Implementation and Utilization Characteristics of a Rural, School-Linked Mental Health Program
Journal of Child and Family Studies
2008

Family Influences On Treatment Refusal in School-Linked Mental Health Services
Journal of Child and Family Studies
2008

Posttraumatic stress disorder in rural primary care: improving care for mental health following bioterrorism.
The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association
2006

PTSD and substance use: unrecognized sequelae of bioterrorism in primary care providers.
Southern medical journal
2006

Implementation of an aggressive random drug-testing policy in a rural school district: Student attitudes regarding program fairness and effectiveness.
The Journal of school health
2006

Research Interests

Dr. Wiens is currently a Co-Investigator as part of the UF site for the NIH funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) project (https://abcdstudy.org/), which is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Dr. Wiens has also conducted research in the areas of school mental health services and school-based programs focusing on prevention of violence, substance use, and negative youth outcomes. She has been the principal evaluator for evaluation and services contracts on several Department of Education grants awarded to the Columbia County School District, focusing on expanding counseling and prevention services for elementary school students, implementing mentoring programs for middle school youth, and implementing prevention programs to decrease youth alcohol use. Dr. Wiens also has collaborated with Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., in the College of Nursing on her projects related to social isolation and mental wellness for immigrant Latinos in rural areas.