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Research interests

My research focuses on the application of a positive youth development paradigm to the design, implementation and evaluation of clinic- and community-based interventions focused on preventing multiple health risk behaviors during adolescence. I have recently served as principal investigator on three substantial programs of community-engaged intervention research: a randomized trial of a clinic-linked intervention focused on reducing risky sexual behaviors, violence involvement, and school failure among adolescent girls at high risk for early pregnancy; formative research and pilot testing of a culturally relevant teen-parent program to promote positive development and prevent risky sexual behaviors among Latino youth; and a school-based youth development intervention focused on preventing violence involvement and promoting school success among a multi-ethnic group of middle school students from resource-poor urban neighborhoods.


  • educational disparities

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Projects 1991 2022

Research Output 1988 2017

Encuentro: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Outcomes of a Culturally Tailored Teen–Parent Health Promotion Program

Sieving, R. E., Allen, M. L., Galvan, A., Rodriguez-Hager, R., Beckman, K., Castillo, M., Gadea, A., Jimbo-Llapa, F., Porta, C. & Svetaz, M. V. Sep 1 2017 In : Health Promotion Practice. 18, 5, p. 751-762 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Promotion
Hispanic Americans
Reproductive Health
Control Groups
4 Citations

Youth–Adult Connectedness:: A Key Protective Factor for Adolescent Health

Sieving, R. E., McRee, A. L., McMorris, B. J., Shlafer, R. J., Gower, A. L., Kapa, H. M., Beckman, K. J., Doty, J. L., Plowman, S. L. & Resnick, M. D. Mar 1 2017 In : American journal of preventive medicine. 52, 3, p. S275-S278

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Homeless Persons
Adolescent Health
1 Citations

Honoring Roots in Multiple Worlds: Professionals’ Perspectives on Healthy Development of Latino Youth

Porta, C., Allen, M. L., Hurtado, G. A., Padilla, M., Arboleda, M., Svetaz, M. V., Balch, R. & Sieving, R. E. Mar 1 2016 In : Health promotion practice. 17, 2, p. 186-198 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans

Internal Assets, Bullying, and Emotional Distress Among Young Adolescents

Fredkove, W. M., Gower, A. L. & Sieving, R. E. Oct 1 2016 In : Western Journal of Nursing Research. 38, 10, p. 1377-1378 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Citations

Positive Youth Development and Contraceptive Use Consistency

Ghobadzadeh, M., Sieving, R. E. & Gloppen, K. Jul 1 2016 In : Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 30, 4, p. 308-316 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Agents
Unsafe Sex
Self Concept
Cross-Sectional Studies