Publications of HBRT Team

HBRT investigators have a strong record of  research dissemination through peer-reviewed publications and active participation in professional conferences, presentations, and workshops. A sample of  recent publications are listed below. For additional information about researcher activities, please visit the researcher’s profile page (via links below).


Businelle, M., Kendzor, D., Reitzel, L. R., Vidrine, J., Castro, Y., Mullen, P. D., Velasquez, M. M., Cofta-Woerpel, L. J., Cinciripini, P. M., Greisinger, A., & Wetter, D. W. (in press). Pathways Linking Socioeconomic Status and Postpartum Smoking Relapse. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Connors, G.J., DiClemente, C.C., Velasquez, M.M., Donovan, D.M. Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change: Selecting and Planning Interventions. New York, N.Y: The Guilford Press. 2012.

Correa-Fernandez, V., Ji, L., Castro,Y., Heppner, W. L., Irvin Vidrine, J., Costello, T., Dolan-Mullen, P., Cofta-Woerpel, L., Velasquez, M. M., Greisinger, A., Cinciripini, P., Wetter, D. W. (2012). Mediators of the association of major depressive syndrome and anxiety syndrome with postpartum smoking relapse. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0027532.

Seale, J. P., Velasquez, M. M., Johnson, J. A., Shellenberger, S., von Sternberg, K., Dodrill, C, Boltri, J. M., Takei, R., Clark, D., Grace, D. (in press). Skills-based residency training in alcohol screening and brief intervention: Results from the Georgia-Texas “Improving Brief Intervention” Project.  Substance Abuse.

Velasquez, M.M,  von Sternberg, K., Parrish, D. & Dolan Mullen, P. (in press). CHOICES: An Integrated Behavioral Intervention to Prevent Alcohol Exposed Pregnancies among High-Risk Women in Community Settings. Special Issue on Substance Use Disorders. Social Work in Public Health.

Velasquez, M. M., Stephens, N. & Drenner, K. (2012). The Transtheoretical Model and Motivational Interviewing:  Experiences with a Cocaine Treatment Group. In K. Ingersoll & C. Wagner (Eds). Motivational Interviewing in Groups. The Guilford Press.

von Sternberg, K., Berger Cardoso, J., Jun, J., Learman, J., Velasquez, M. M. (2012). An examination of the path between recent sexual violence and sexually transmitted infections. Women’s Health Issues. 22(3) e283–e292.

Yuma, P., J., Lawson, K. A., Velasquez, M. M., von Sternberg, K., Maxson, T., & Garcia, N. (2012). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Alcohol Use in Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds1589.


Lawson, K.A., Yuma-Guerrero, P.J., von Sternberg, K., Duzinski, S.V., Garcia, N.M., Brown, C.V., Wakefield, S.M., Crawford, N.M., Velasquez, M.M., Maxson, R.T. (2011). Under the Influence with a Child in the Car: Implications for Child Safety and Caregiver Intervention. The Journal of Trauma, 71(5), S522-S526.

Heppner, W. L., Lingyun, J., Reitzel, L. R., Castro, Y, Correa-Fernandez, V., Vidrine, J., Mullen, P. D., Velasquez, M. M., Cinciripini, P. M., Cofta-Woerpel, L., Greisinger, A. & Wetter, D. W. (2011). The role of prepartum motivation in the maintenance of postpartum smoking abstinence.  Health Psychology, 30(6):745.

Parrish, D., von Sternberg, K., Velasquez, M. M., Cochran, J., Sampson, M. M., Dollan-Mullen, P. (2011). Characteristics and factors associated with the risk of a nicotine-exposed pregnancy:  Expanding the CHOICES pre-conception counseling model to tobacco. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, doi: 10.1007/s10995-011-0848-z.

Reitzel, L. R., Nguyen, N., Cao, Y., Vidrine, J. I., Daza, P., Dolan-Mullen, P., Velasquez, M. M., Li, Y., Cinciripini, P. M., Cofta-Woerpel, L. & Wetter, D. W. (2011). Race/ethnicity moderates the effect of prepartum menthol cigarette use on postpartum smoking abstinence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research,12, 1305-1310.

Roudsari, B, Caetano, R, Field, C. (2011). Alcohol intoxication and dependence, ethnicity and utilization of health care resources in a level I trauma center. Injury, 42(1):66-71 .doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071


Chacko, M. R., Wiemann, C. M., Kozinetz, C. A., von Sternberg, K., Velasquez, M. M., Smith,P. B. & DiClemente, R. (2010). Efficacy of a motivational behavioral intervention topromote Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening in young women: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 152-161.

Field, C & Caetano R (2010) Ethnic differences in drinking outcomes among injured patients in the trauma care setting, Addiction 105(1).

Field, C & Caetano R (2010) The effectiveness of brief alcohol intervention among injured patients with alcohol dependence: Who benefits from brief intervention? Drug and Alcohol Dependence, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071.

Field, C, Caetano R, Harris, TR, Frankowski, R, Roudsari, B (2010) The role of ethnic matching between patient and provider on the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions with Hispanics. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, 34(2). PMCID: 156552.

Kendzor, D. E., Businelle, M. S., Costello, T. J., Castro, Y., Reitzel, L. R., Vidrine, J. I., Li, Y., Mullen, P. D., Velasquez, M. M., Cinciripini, P. M., Cofta-Woerpel, L. M., & Wetter, D. W. (2010). Breastfeeding is associated with postpartum smoking abstinence among women who quit smoking due to pregnancy. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12, 983-988.

Pruitt, S. L., von Sternberg, K., Velasquez, M. M., Mullen, P. D. (2010). Condom use among sterilized and non-sterilized women in county jail and residential treatment centers: a multilevel analysis. Women’s Health Issues, 20(6), 386-393.

Raes, V., Weert-Van oene, G. A., Velasquez, M. M., De Maeseneer, J., De Jong, C. A. (2010).  The use of the RCQ-D in patients with poly drug abuse. Addiction Resarch & Theory, 18(4), 409.

Reitzel, L. R., Vidrine, J. I., Businelle, M. S., Kendzor, D. E., Costello, T. J., Yisheng, L., Daza, P., Mullen, P. D., Velasquez, M. M., Cinciripini, P. M., Cofta-Woerpel, L., Wetter, D. H. (2010). Preventing postpartum smoking relapse among diverse low-income women:  A randomized clinical trial. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(4), 326-335.

Seale, J. P., Shellenberger, S, Velasquez, M. M., Boltri, J.M., Okosun, I., Guyinn, M., Vinson,  D., Cornelius, M., Johnson, J. A. (2010). Impact of vital signs screening & clinician prompting on alcohol and tobacco screening and intervention rates: a pre-post intervention comparison. BMC Family Practice, 11(1):18. Available from

Vader, A, Walters, S, Prabhu, G, Houck, J, Field, C. (2010) The language of motivational interviewing and feedback: Counselor language, client language and client drinking outcomes, Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 24(2), 190-197.

Velasquez, M. M., Ingersoll, K. S., Sobell, M. B., Floyd, R. L., Sobell, L. C. , & von Sternberg, K. (2010). A dual-focus motivational intervention to reduce the risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17(2), 203-212.

Field, C,
Caetano, R, Pezzia, C (2009) Process evaluation of serial screening criteria to identify patients who benefit from brief intervention. Journal of Trauma, 66 (6): 1704-1711. PMCID: 156425.

Field, C. , Adinoff, B., Harris, T.R., Ball, S., Carroll, K (2009) Construct, concurrent and predictive validity of the URICA: Data from two multi-site clinical trials, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 101, 115-123.

Maxson, R. T., Yuma, P. J., von Sternberg, K., Lawson, K. A., Johnson, K. M., Brown, J., Smith, C. & Velasquez, M. M. (2009). Screening for risky alcohol use among caregivers of pediatric trauma patients: a pilot study. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 67(1), 37-42.

Shellenberger, S., Harris, D., Seale, J. P., Johnson, A., Dodrill, C., Velasquez, M. M. (2009). Applying Team-Based Learning in primary care residency programs to increase patient alcohol screenings and brief interventions. Academic Medicine, 84(3), 340-346.

Stotts, A. L., Groff, J. Y., Velasquez, M. M., Benjamin-Garner, R., Green, C., Carbonari, J. P., DiClemente, C. C. (2009). Ultrasound feedback and motivational interviewing  targeting smoking cessation in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(8), 961-968.

The InSight Project Research Group. (2009). SBIRT Outcomes in Houston: Final report on InSight, a hospital district-based program for patients at risk for alcohol or drug use problems. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(8), 1-8.

Tsai, J., Floyd, R. L., O’Connor, M. J., & Velasquez, M. M. (2009). Alcohol use and serious psychological distress among women of childbearing age. Addictive Behaviors, 34(2), 146-153.

Velasquez, M. M., von Sternberg, K., Johnson, D., Green, C., Carbonari, J.C., Parsons, J. T.(2009). Reducing sexual risk behaviors and alcohol use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 657-667.

Walters, S, Vader, A, Harris, TR, Jouriles, E, Field, C (2009) Dismantling motivational interviewing and feedback for college drinkers: A randomized clinical trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 27(1), 64-73.

Wiemann, C. M., Chacko, M. R., Kozinetz, C. A., DiClemente, R., Smith, P. B., Velasquez, M. M. & von Sternberg, K. (2009). Correlates of consistent condom use with main-new and main-old sexual partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 296-299.