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Lauren L. Tingey, PhD

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415 N. Washington Street
Room 455
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

(410) 955-2010

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

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PhD, University of Amsterdam, 2016
BS, Cornell University, 2011
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MSW, University of Maryland, 2008


My overall area of interest is in behavior change interventions, particularly the process of adapting and evaluating evidence-based interventions for use among indigenous populations. Currently I am involved in two primary areas of study with White Mountain Apache adolescents: 1) suicide and self-injury, and 2) risk reduction for sexually transmitted infection and HIV/AIDS. In the first area, I am studying the risk and protective factors for youth suicide and piloting two adapted evidence-based interventions for prevention of suicide among youth who have made a recent suicide attempt. I also work on a case control study of binge drinking and drug use as a form of intentional self-injury. In the second area I am leading a multi-level investigation including a formative qualitative study to understand risk and contextual factors in the prevention of STIs/HIV and the promotion of sexual health. This study helped inform the design and implementation of a large, cluster RCT of an adapted evidence-based intervention HIV risk reduction. We are also piloting the use of self-administered sample collection for STI screening to address endemic rates, access barriers and increase uptake in rural, underserved communities. 

  • Behavior change, evidence-based intervention, mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infection, adolescent, qualitative methodology, social work, formative research, suicide, youth, vulnerable populations, indigenous populations, international health, substance use, self-injury, American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Selected publications:

  • Tingey, L, Cwik, M, Goklish, N, Alchesay, M, Lee, A, Strom, R, Suttle, R, Walkup, JT. (2012). “Exploring Binge Drinking and Drug Use Among American Indians: Data From Adolescent Focus Groups.” American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. V. 38 (5), 409-415. PMID: 22931074.

  • Tingey, L, Cwik, M, Goklish, N, Larzelere-Hinton, F, Lee, A, Suttle, R, Walkup, JT, Barlow, A. (in press). "Risk Pathways for Suicide Among American Indian Adolescents." Qualitative Health Research.

  • Barlow, A, Tingey, L, Cwik, M, Goklish, N, Larzelere-Hinton, F, Lee, A, Suttle, R, Mullany, B, Walkup, JT. (2012). “Understanding the Relationship Between Substance Use and Self-Injury in American Indian Youth.” American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. V. 38 (5), 403-408. PMID: 22931073.


  • Ballard, ED, Tingey, L, Lee, A, Suttle, R, Barlow, A, Cwik, M. (2014). “Emergency Department Utilization Among American Indian Adolescents Who Made a Suicide Attempt: A Screening Opportunity.” Journal of Adolescent Health. V. 54, [epub ahead of print]

  • Cwik, MF, Barlow, A, Tingey, L, Larzelere-Hinton, F, Goklish, N, Walkup, JT. (2011). “Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in an American Indian Reservation Community: Results from the White Mountain Apache Surveillance System: 2007-2008.” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. V. 50 (9), 860-869. PMID: 21871368.