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Cathie Atkins

Cathie J. Atkins Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Professor of Psychology
Phone: 619.594.5732
San Diego State University
College of Sciences GMCS 604-H
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1010

Education

B.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, California, Psychology, 1974.
M.S., San Diego State University, San Diego, California, Clinical Psychology, 1976.
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, California. Psychology (Social/Personality/Health Behavior), 1981.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology/Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention/ Health Outcome Evaluation
  • Research Methodology/Ethical Issues in Research
  • Underrepresented Student Training and College Opportunities
  • Program Evaluation
  • Predictors of Student Success and Retention

Publications

  • Alfred, L., Atkins, C., Lopez, M., Chavez, T., Avila, V., & Paolini, P. A Science Pipeline Pathway for Underrepresented students in the Biomedical Sciences. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 2005, 11, 45-60.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Eakin, E.G., Ries, A., Toshima, M., & Atkins, C.J. Co-Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In S.A. Shumaker, E.B. Schon, J.K. Ockene & W.L. McBee (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Behavior Change,New York:  Springer Publishing Company, 1998, 411-434.
  • Hovell, M., Blumberg E., Sipan C., Hofstetter C.R., Burkham, S., Atkins, C., & Felice, M. Skills training for pregnancy and AIDS prevention in Anglo and Latino youth, Journal of Adolescent Health,  1998, 23, 139-149.
  • Palinkas, L. A., Atkins, C.J., Miller, C. & Ferreira, D. Social Skills training for Drug Prevention in High Risk Female Adolescents,  Preventive Medicine,  1996, 692-701
  • Palinkas L, Atkins C, Noel P, Miller C. Recruitment and retention of adolescent women in drug treatment research. Invited chapter: Treatment for Drug-exposed Women and Children: Advances in Research Methodology. NIDA Research Monograph Series. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996, 87-109.
  • Hovell M, Hillman E, Blumberg E, Sipan C, Atkins C, Hofstetter CR, Myers A. A behavioral/ecological model of sexual development:  A template for AIDS prevention. Journal of Sex Research,  1994, 31(4), 267-281.
  • Hovell M, Sipan C, Blumberg E, Atkins C, Hofstetter CR, Kreitner S. Family influences on Latino and Anglo  adolescents' sexual behavior: Implications for AIDS prevention. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1994, 56, 973-986
  • Hovell, M.F.,Meltzer, S.B., Zakarian, J.M., Wahlgren, D.R., Emerson, J.A., Hofstetter, C.R., Leaderer, B. P., Meltzer, E. O, Zeiger, R.S., O'Connor, R.D., Mulvihill, M. M., and Atkins, C.J. Reduction of environmental tobacco Smoke exposure among asmatic children: A controlled trial. Chest, 1994,106, 440-446.
  • Meltzer, S.B., Hovell, M.F., Atkins, C. J., dePeyster, A., and Meltzer, E. O. Reduction of secondary smoke exposure in asthmatic children:  Parent counseling. Journal of Asthma,  1993, 30,  391-400.
  • Madsen, J. Sallis, J. Rupp, J., Senn. K., Patterson, T., Atkins, C., & Nader, P. Relationship between self-monitoring of diet and exercise change and subsequent risk factor changes in children and adults. Patient Education and Counseling, 1993, 21, 61-69.
  • Madsen, J., Sallis, J., Rupp, J., Senn. K., Patterson, T., Atkins, C., & Nader, P. Process variables as predictors of risk factor changes in a family health behavior change program. Health Education Research, 1993, 8, 193-204. *Awarded the Douglas S. Leathar Award for the article which “best reflects the values” of the founding editor of Health Education Research.
  • Atkins, C. J. and Kaplan, R.M. Close Relationships in the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease. In W.H. Jones and D. Perlman (Eds.),Advances in Personal Relationships:  Volume 3, Jessica Kingsley Publishers LTD, 1991, 207-231.
  • Hillman E.; Hovell M.F.; Williams L.; Hofstetter R.; Burdyshaw C.; Rugg D.; Atkins, C.; Elder J.; Blumberg E. Pregnancy, STDS, and AIDS prevention: evaluation of New Image Teen Theater. Aids Education and Prevention, 1991 Winter, 3(4):328-40.
  • McKenzie, T., Sallis, J., Nader, P.R., Patterson, T., Elder, J., Berry, C., Rupp, J., Atkins, C., Buono, M., and Morris, J. BEACHES:  An observational system for assessing children's eating and physical activity and associated events. Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis, 1991,24,141-151.
  • Atkins, C.J., Senn, K., Rupp, J., Kaplan, R., Patterson, T.L., Sallis, J.F. and Nader, P.R. Attendance at health promotion programs in Mexican-American and Anglo families: Baseline predictors and program outcomes. Health Education Quarterly, 1990, 17, 417-428.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Toshima, M., Atkins, C.J. & Ries, A. Adherence to prescribed regimens for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In J.K. Ockeene & S.A. Shumaker (Eds.), The Handbook of Health Behavior Change,New York:  Springer Publishing Company, 1990, 126-143.
  • Elder, J., Atkins, C., deMoor, C., Edwards, C., Golbeck, A., Hovell, M., Molgaard, C., Nader, P., Sallis, J., Shulkin, J., Sleet, D., Wildey, M. and Young, R. Prevention of cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use in public schools in San Diego County, Sozial-Und Praventivmedizin Medecine Sociale et Preventive, 1989, 34, 24-29.
  • Patterson, T.L., Sallis, J., Nader, P.R., Kaplan, R., Rupp, J., Atkins, C.J., and Senn, K. Familial similarities of changes in cognitive behavioral and physiological variables in a cardiovascular health promotion program, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1989, 14 277-292.
  • Kaplan, R.M. and Atkins, C.J. The well-year of life as a basis for patient decision making. Patient Education and Counseling , 1989, 13,  281-295.
  • Sallis, J., Patterson, T.L., Mckenzie, T., Bouno, M., Atkins,C. J. and Nader, P.R. Stability of systolic blood pressure to stress in young children. Journal of  Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 1989, 10, 38-43.
  • Nader, P.R., Sallis, J.S., Patterson, T.L., Abramson I.S., Rupp, J., Senn, K.L., Atkins, C. J., Roppe, B.E. Morris, J.,  Wallace, J. , Vega, W. A family approach to cardiovascular risk reduction: Results from the San Diego Family Health ProjectHealth Education Quarterly,1989, 16,229-244.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Atkins, C.J., and Wilson, D.K. The costs-utility of behavioral programs in Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.Health Promotion. 1988, 2, 331-340.
  • Patterson, T.L., Rupp, J.W., Sallis, J.F., Atkins, C.J. and Nader, P.R. Aggregation of dietary calories, fats, and sodium in Mexican-American and Anglo families, American Journal of  Preventive Medicine, 1988, 4,75-82.
  • Sallis, J.F., Patterson, T.L., Buono, M.J., Atkins, C.J., & Nader, P.R. Aggregation of physical activity in Mexican-American and Anglo families. Journal of Behavioral Medicine,1988, 11, 31-41.
  • Kaplan, R.M., and Atkins, C.J. Behavior modification in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In J. McSweeney and I. Grant (Eds.)  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Behavioral Perspective. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1988, 123-162.
  • Vega, W. A., Sallis, J.F., Patterson, T. L., Rupp, J.W., Atkins, C.J., & Nader, P.R. Assessing knowledge of cardiovascular health related diet and exercise behavior in Anglos and Mexican-Americans. Preventive Medicine, l987, 16, 696-709.
  • Atkins, C.J., Patterson, T.L., Roppe, B.E., Kaplan, R.M., Sallis, J.F., & Nader, P.R. Recruitment issues, health habits, and the decision to participate in a health promotion program. American Journal  of Preventive Medicine,  l987, 3, 87-94.
  • Kaplan, R. M.,  & Atkins, C. J. Selective attrition causes overestimates of treatment effects in weight loss studies. Addictive Behaviors,  l987, 12,  297-302.
  • Sallis, J., Nader, P.R., Rupp, J., Atkins, C.J., & Wilson, C.W. San Diego surveyed for heart healthy foods and exercise facilities.Public Health Reports, 1986, 101, 216-219.
  • Greer, S., Dickerson, V., Schneiderman, L.J., Atkins, C.J., and Bass, R. Response of male and female physicians to medical complaints in male and female patients. Journal of Family Practice , l986, 23, 49-53.
  • Vega, W., Patterson, T., Sallis, J., Nader, P., Atkins, C., & Abramson, I. Cohesion and adaptability in Mexican American and Anglo Families. Journal of Marriage and Family Counseling,1986, 48,857-867.
  • Nader, P.R., Sallis, J.F., Rupp, J., Atkins, C.J., Patterson, T., , Abramson, I.,  The San Diego Family Health Project:  Reaching families through the schools. Journal of School  Health, 1986, 56, 227-231.
  • Kaplan, R.M., and Atkins, C.J. Behavioral approaches to the management of Type II Diabetes. In  R.M. Kaplan and M.H. Criqui (Eds.)  Behavioral Epidemiology and Disease Prevention. New York:  Plennum International Publishers, 1985.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Ries, A., and Atkins, C.J. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Annals of Behavioral Medicine,1985, 4,5-10.
  • Toevs, C.D., Kaplan, R.M., and Atkins, C.J.  The costs and effects of behavioral programs in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Medical Care, 1984, 22, 1088-1100.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Atkins, C.J., and Timms, R.M. Validity of a Quality of Well-Being Scale as an outcome measure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of Chronic Disease, 1984, 37, 85-95.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Atkins, C.J. and Reinsch, S. Special efficacy expectations mediate exercise compliance in patients with COPD. Health Psychology, 1984, 3,223-242.
  • Atkins, C.J., Kaplan, R.M., Timms, R.M., Reinsch, S. and Lofback, K. Behavioral programs in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1984, 52,591-603.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Wilson, D., Heitzmann, C.D., Toevs, C.D., Atkins, C.J., and Sandler, J. Randomized trial evaluates behavioral interventions in Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes,1983, 32,644.
  • Kaplan, R.M., Atkins, C.J., and Lenhard, L. Coping with the sygmoidoscopy examination:  Effects of perceived control and relaxation preparations. Journal of Behavioral Medicine,1982, 5,67-81.
  • Kaplan, R.M., and Atkins, C.J. Psychological issues raised in the California Supreme Court Case, People vs. Collins. Psychological Reports, 1982, 50, 259-266.

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