Ph.D. Student Profile
Julie Ober Allen, M.P.H.
- Cognate: Social Determinants of Health and Social Equity
- M.P.H., Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan (2004)
- B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Amherst College (1998)
Research Interests & Projects
To better understand and address how social determinants of health contribute to gender
role strain and disparities in chronic mental and physical health conditions.
- Allen, J.O. (2015). Ageism as a risk factor for chronic disease. The Gerontologist. Published online ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu158
- Ellis, K., Griffith, D.G., Allen, J.O., Thorpe, R.J., & Bruce, M.A. (2015). “If you do nothing about stress, the next thing
you know, you’re shattered”: Perspectives on stress, coping and health among African
American men. Social Science and Medicine, 139, 107-14.
- Allen, J.O., Zebrack, B., Wittmann, D., Hammelef, K., & Morris, A.M. (2014). Expanding the NCCN
guidelines for distress management: A model of barriers to the use of coping resources.
Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, 12(8), 271-277.
- Griffith, D.M., Allen, J.O., Johnson-Lawrence, V., & Langford, A. (2014). Men on the Move: A pilot program to increase physical activity among African American men. Health Education and Behavior, 41, 164-172. Selected as a CHES continuing education article
- Allen, J.O., Griffith, D.M., & Gaines, H.C. (2013). “She looks out for the meals, period”: African
American men’s perceptions of how their wives influence their eating behavior and
dietary health. Health Psychology, 32(4), 447-455.
- Griffith, D.M., Gunter, K., & Allen, J.O. (2012). A systematic approach to developing contextual, culturally, and gender sensitive
interventions for African American Men: The Example of Men 4 Health. Elk, R., Landrine, H. (eds.), Cancer Disparities: Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions (pp. 193-210). NY: Springer Publishing.
- Griffith, D.M., Allen, J.O., & Gunter, K. (2011). Social and cultural factors influence African American men's
medical help-seeking. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(3), 337-347. Special issues on African American males.