Peer-reviewed Publications

Freeman, L. & Dirks, L.G. (2006). Mind-body imagery practice among Alaska breast cancer patients: A case study. Alaska Medicine, 48(3),74-84.


Johnson, K.W., Grube, J.W., Ogilvie, K.A., Collins, D., Courser, M., Dirks, L.G., Ogilvie, D., Driscoll, D. (2012). A community prevention model to prevent youth from inhaling and ingesting harmful legal products in rural communities. Evaluation and Program Planning, 35,113-123. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.08.001


Hiratsuka, V.Y., Avey, J.P., Beans, J.A., Dirks, L.G., Caindec, K., Dillard D.A. (2018) Approach and methods of the 2016 Alaska Native Research Forum. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(1),19-29. doi: 10.5820/aian.2501.2018.19


Avey, J.P., Hiratsuka, V.Y., Dirks, L.G., Moore, L.A., Beach, B., Novins, D.K., Caindec, K, Dillard, D.A. (2018). Disseminating information on trauma screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment in a Tribal health setting: A case study. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(1),43-61. doi: 10.5820/aian.2501.2018.43


Dirks, L.G., Avey, J.A., Hiratsuka, V.Y, Dillard, D.A., Caindec, K., Robinson, R.F. (2018). Disseminating the results of a depression management study in an urban Alaska Native healthcare system. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(1),62-79. doi: 10.5820/aian.2501.2018.62


Avey, J.P., Dirks, L.G., Dillard, D.A., Manson, S.M., Merrick, M., Smith, J.J., ... & Robinson, R.F. (2018). Depression management interests among Alaska Native and American Indian adults in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 15;239:214-219. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.05.075


Trinidad, S.B., Shaw, J.L., Dirks, L.G., Ludman, E. J., Burke, W., Dillard, D.A. (2019). Perceptions of alcohol misuse among Alaska Native healthcare system stakeholders: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 4:1-24. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2018.1556766.


Johnson, K.W., Ogilvie, K.O., Collins, D.A., Shamblen, S.R., Dirks. L.G., Ringwalt. C.L., Norland, J.J. (2010). Studying implementation quality of a school-based prevention curriculum in frontier Alaska: Application of video-recorded observations and expert panel judgment. Prevention Science,11(3),275-86. doi: 10.1007/s11121-010-0174-5


Hiratsuka, V.Y., Moore L., Dillard D.A., Avey, J.P., Dirks L.G., Beach B., Novins D. (2016). Development of a screening and brief intervention process for symptoms of psychological trauma among primary care patients of two American Indian and Alaska Native health systems. Journal of Behavioral Health Service Research, 1-18.  doi: 10.1007/s11414-016-9519-6


Hiratsuka, V.Y., Beans, J.A., Dirks, L.G., Avey, J.P., Caindec, K., Dillard D.A. (2018). Alaska Native Health Research Forum: Perspectives on disseminating research findings. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(1),30-41. doi: 10.5820/aian.2501.2018.30


Dillard, D.A., Caindec, K., Dirks, L.G., Hiratsuka, V.Y. (2018). Challenges in engaging and disseminating health research results among Alaska Native and American Indian people in Southcentral Alaska. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(1),3-18. doi: 10.5820/aian.2501.2018.3


Hirchak, K., Leickly, E., Herron, J, Shaw, J, Skalisky, J, Dirks, L.G., Avey, J.P., McPherson, S., Nepom, J., Donovan, D., Buchwald, D., McDonell, M.G. & the HONOR Study Team. (2018). Increasing cultural acceptability of a contingency management intervention for American Indian and Alaska Native communities: A qualitative study. Journal of Substance Abuse and Treatment, 90:57-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2018.04.014


Dirks, L.G., Shaw J.L., Hiratsuka, V.H., Beans, J.A., Kelly, J., Dillard, D.A. (2019). Perspectives on communication and engagement with regard to collecting biospecimens and family health histories for cancer research in a rural Alaska Native community. Journal of Community Genetics, doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00408-9.




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