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The Woodlawn Project: A Life Course Study

 Publications 


2011

Doherty, E. E., Green, K. M., & Ensminger, M. E. (in press). The impact of adolescent deviance on marital trajectories. Deviant Behavior.

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M. E., Robertson, J. A., Green, K. M., Thorpe, R. J., Juon, H. S. (2011). Effects of social integration on health: A prospective study of community engagement among African American women. Social Science and Medicine. 72, 291-298.

2010

Green, K. M., Doherty, E. E., Stuart, E. A., & Ensminger, M. E. (2010). Does heavy adolescent marijuana use lead to criminal involvement in adulthood? Evidence from a multiwave longitudinal study of urban African Americans. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 112, 117-125. class="pmcid"PMCID: PMC2950879

Green, K. M., Doherty, E. E., Reisinger, H. S., Chilcoat, H. D., & Ensminger, M.  (2010). Social integration in young adulthood and the subsequent onset of substance use and disorders among a community population of urban African Americans.  Addiction, 105 (3), 484-493. PMCID: PMC2858355

Juon, H. S., Green, K. M., Fothergill, K. E., Kasper, J. D., Thorpe, R. J., Ensminger, M. E. (2010). Welfare receipt trajectories of African-American women followed for 30 years. Journal of Urban Health, 87(1), 76-94.  PMCID: PMC2821602

2009

Ensminger, M. E., Juon, H. S., Lee, R., & Lo, S. Y. (2009). Social connections in the inner city: Examination across the life course. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies: International Journal, 1 (1), 11-26.  PMCID: PMC2876332

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M. E., Green, K. M., Robertson, J. A., & Juon, H. S. (2009). Pathways to adult marijuana and cocaine use: A prospective study of African Americans from age 6 to 42. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 50, 65-81.  PMCID: PMC2810948

Ensminger, M. E., Smith, K. C., Juon, H. S., Pearson, J. L., & Robertson, J. A. (2009). Women, smoking, and social disadvantage over the life course: A longitudinal study of African American women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 104S, S34-S41.  PMCID: PMC2732764

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M. E., Green, K. M., Thorpe, R. J., Robertson, J., Kasper, J. D., & Juon, H. S. (2009).  Living arrangements during childrearing years and later health of African American mothers.  Journal of Marriage and Family. 71, 848-861.  PMCID: PMC2836726

2008

Doherty, E. E., Green, K. M., & Ensminger, M. E. (2008). Investigating the long-term influence of adolescent delinquency on drug use initiation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 93, 72-84.   PMCID: PMC2692328

Doherty, E. E., Green, K. M., Reisinger, H. S., & Ensminger. M. E. (2008). Long-term patterns of drug use among an urban African-American cohort: The role of gender and family.  Journal of Urban Health, 85(2), 250-267.  PMCID: PMC2430124

Fothergill, K. E., Ensminger, M. E., Green, K. M., Crum, R. M., Robertson, J., & Juon, H. S. (2008). The impact of early school behavior and educational achievement on adult drug use disorders: A prospective study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 92, 191-199. PMCID: PMC2393553

Kasper, J. D., Ensminger, M. E., Green, K. M., Fothergill, K. E., Juon, H-S., Robertson, J. A., & Thorpe, R. J. (2008). Effects of poverty and family stress over three decades on the functional status of older African American women. Journal of Gerontology B: Social Sciences, 63B (4), S201-S210.   PMCID: PMC2828295

Stuart, E. A. & Green, K. M. (2008). Using full matching to estimate causal effects in nonexperimental studies: Examining the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and adult outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 44 (2), 395-406.   class="pmid1"PMID: 18331131

2007

Ensminger, M. E., Juon, H. S., & Green, K. M. (2007). Consistency between adolescent reports and adult retrospective reports of adolescent marijuana use: Explanations of inconsistent reporting among an African American population. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 89, 13-23.  class="pmid1"PMID: 17196343

2006

Green, K. M. & Ensminger, M. E. (2006). Adult social behavioral effects of heavy adolescent marijuana use among African Americans. Developmental Psychology, 42(6), 1168-1178.   class="pmid1"PMID: 17087550

Juon, H. S., Doherty, E. E., & Ensminger, M. E. (2006). Childhood behavior and adult criminality: Cluster analysis in a prospective study of African Americans. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 22(3), 193-214.

Green, K. M., Ensminger, M. E., Robertson, J. A., & Juon, H. S. (2006). Impact of adult sons’ incarceration on African American mothers’ psychological distress. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68, 430-441.

Bowie, J. V., Ensminger, M. E., & Robertson, J. A. (2006). Alcohol-use problems in young black adults:  Effects of religiosity, social resources, and mental health. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 44-53.   class="pmid1"PMID: 16536128

Crum, R. M., Juon, H. S., Green, K. M., Robertson, J. A., Fothergill, K. E., & Ensminger, M. E. (2006). Educational achievement and early school behavior as predictors of alcohol-use disorders: 35-year follow-up of the Woodlawn study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 75-85. class="pmid1"PMID: 16536131

Fothergill, K. E. & Ensminger, M. E. (2006). Childhood and adolescent antecedents of drug and alcohol problems: A longitudinal study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 82, 61-76. class="pmid1"PMID: 16150555

2005

Lee, R. D., Ensminger, M. E., & LaVeist, T. A. (2005). The responsibility continuum: Never primary, coresident and caregiver--heterogeneity in the African-American grandmother experience. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 60, 295-304.

2004

Nielsen, M. J., Juon, H. S., & Ensminger, M. E. (2004). Preventing long-term welfare receipt: The theoretical relationship between health and poverty over the early life course.  Social Science & Medicine, 59, 2285-2301.

Williams, C. T., Juon, H. S., & Ensminger, M. E. (2004). Marijuana and cocaine use among female African-American welfare recipients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 75(August), 185-191.

2003

Ensminger, M. E., Hanson, S. G., Riley, A. W., & Juon, H. S. (2003). Maternal psychological distress: Adult sons' and daughters' mental health and educational attainment.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 1108-1115.

Juon, H. S., Ensminger, M. E., & Feehan, M. (2003). Childhood adversity and later mortality in an urban African American cohort. American Journal of Public Health, 93(12), 2044-2046.  PMCID: PMC1448148

McCord, J. & Ensminger, M. E. (2003). Racial discrimination and violence: A longitudinal perspective. In D. F. Hawkins (Ed.), Violent crime: Assessing race and ethnic differences (pp. 319-330). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2002

Astone, N. M., Ensminger, M. E., & Juon, H. S. (2002). Early adult characteristics and mortality among inner-city African American women. American Journal of Public Health, 92(4), 640-645.  PMCID: PMC1447130

Ensminger, M. E., Juon, H. S., & Fothergill, K. E. (2002). Childhood and adolescent antecedents of substance use in adulthood. Addiction, 97, 833-844.

Juon, H. S., Ensminger, M. E., & Sydnor, K. D. (2002). A longitudinal study of developmental trajectories to young adult cigarette smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 66, 303-314.

2001

Ensminger, M. E. & Juon, H. S. (2001). The influence of patterns of welfare receipt during the child-rearing years on later physical and psychological health. Women and Health, 32, 25-46.

1998

Crum, R. M., Ensminger, M. E., Ro, M. J., & McCord, J. (1998). The association of educational achievement and school dropout with risk of alcoholism:  A twenty-five-year prospective study of inner-city children. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 59, 318-326.

Ensminger, M. E. & Juon, H. S. (1998). Transition to adulthood among high-risk youth. In R. Jessor (Ed.), New perspectives on adolescent risk behavior (pp. 365-391). New York: Cambridge University Press.

1997

Ensminger, M. E., Anthony, J. C., & McCord, J. (1997). The inner city and drug use: initial findings from an epidemiological study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 48, 175-184.

Juon, H. S. & Ensminger, M. E. (1997). Childhood, adolescent and young adult predictors of suicidal behaviors: A prospective study of African Americans. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 553-563.

McCord, J. & Ensminger, M. E. (1997). Multiple risks and comorbidity in an African-American population. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, 7, 339-352.

1996

Ensminger, M. E., Lamkin, R. P., & Jacobson, N. (1996). School leaving: A longitudinal perspective including neighborhood effects. Child Development, 67, 2400-2416.

1995

Ensminger, M. E. (1995). Welfare and psychological distress: A longitudinal study of African American urban mothers. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 36, 346-359.

Johnson, E. O., Schutz, C. G., Anthony, J. C., & Ensminger, M. E. (1995). Inhalants to heroin: A prospective analysis from adolescence to adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 40, 159-164.

1992

Ensminger, M. E. & Slusarcick, A. L. (1992). Paths to high school graduation or dropout: A longitudinal study of a first-grade cohort. Sociology of Education, 65, 95-113.

Hunter, A. G. & Ensminger, M. E. (1992). Diversity and fluidity in children's living arrangements: Family transitions in an urban Afro-American community. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 54, 418-426.

1990

Ensminger, M. E. (1990). Sexual activity and problem behaviors among black, urban adolescents. Child Development, 61, 2032-2046.

Pearson, J. L., Hunter, A. G., Ensminger, M. E., & Kellam, S. G. (1990). Black grandmothers in multigenerational households: Diversity in family structure and parenting involvement in the Woodlawn community. Child Development, 61, 434-442.

1989

Thompson, M. S. & Ensminger, M. E. (1989). Psychological well-being among mothers with school age children: Evolving family structures. Social Forces, 67, 715-730.

1983

Ensminger, M. E., Kellam, S. G., & Rubin, B. R. (1983). School and family origins of delinquency: Comparisons by sex. In K. T. Van Dusen & S. A. Mednick (Eds.), Prospective studies of crime and delinquency (pp. 73-97). Boston: Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing Co.

Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., Rubin, B. R., & Ensminger, M. E. (1983).  Paths leading to teenage psychiatric symptoms and substance use: Developmental epidemiological studies in Woodlawn. In S. B. Guze, F. J. Earls, & J. E. Barrett (Eds.), Childhood psychopathology and development (pp. 17-51). New York: Raven Press.

Kellam, S. G., Simon, M. B., & Ensminger, M. E. (1983). Antecedents in first grade of teenage substance use and psychological well-being:  A ten-year community-wide prospective study. In D. F. Ricks & B. S. Dohrenwend (Eds.), Origins of psychopathology (pp. 17-42). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kellam, S. G., Stevenson, D. L., & Rubin, B. R. (1983). How specific are the early predictors of teenage drug use? In L. Harris (Ed.), Problems of drug dependence, 1982 (NIDA Research Monograph Series ed., pp. 329-334). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1982

Ensminger, M. E., Brown, C. H., & Kellam, S. G. (1982).  Sex differences in antecedents of substance use among adolescents. Journal of Social Issues, 38, 25-42.

Fleming, J. P., Kellam, S. G., & Brown, C. H. (1982). Early predictors of age at first use of alcohol, marijuana, and cigarettes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 9, 285-303.

Kellam, S. G., Adams, R. G., Brown, C. H., & Ensminger, M. E. (1982). The long-term evolution of the family structure of teenage and older mothers. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 44, 539-554.

Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., & Fleming, J. P. (1982). Social adaptation to first grade and teenage drug, alcohol, and cigarette use: Developmental epidemiological research in Woodlawn. Journal of School Health, 52, 301-306.

Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., & Fleming, J. P. (1982). The prevention of teenage substance use: Longitudinal research and strategy. In T. J. Coates, A. C. Petersen, & C. Perry (Eds.). Promoting adolescent health (pp. 171-200). New York: Academic Press Inc.

Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., & Fleming, J. P. (1982). Developmental epidemiological studies of substance use in Woodlawn:  Implications for prevention research strategy. In L. Harris (Ed.), Problems of drug dependence, 1981 (NIDA Research Monograph Series ed., pp. 21-33). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

1981

Brown, C. H., Adams, R. G., & Kellam, S. G. (1981). A longitudinal study of teenage motherhood and symptoms of distress: The Woodlawn community epidemiological project. Research in Community and Mental Health, 2, 183-213.

Kellam, S. G., Brown, C. H., & Russell, G. (1981). Why teenagers come for treatment:  A ten-year prospective epidemiological study in Woodlawn. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 20, 477-495.

1980

Kellam, S. G. & Ensminger, M. E. (1980). Theory and method in child psychiatric epidemiology. In F. J. Earls (Ed.), Studies of children (pp. 145-180). New York: Prodist.

Kellam, S. G., Ensminger, M. E., & Simon, M. B. (1980). Mental health in first grade and teenage drug, alcohol, and cigarette use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 5, 273-304.

1978

Agrawal, K. C., Kellam, S. G., Klein, Z. E., & Turner, R. J. (1978). The Woodlawn mental health studies: Tracking children and families for long-term follow-up. American Journal of Public Health, 68, 139-142.

1977

Kellam, S. G., Ensminger, M. E., & Turner, R. J. (1977). Family structure and the mental health of children. Concurrent and longitudinal community-wide studies. Archives of General Psychiatry, 34, 1012-1022.

Petersen, A. C. & Kellam, S. G. (1977). Measurement of psychological well-being of adolescents: The psychometric properties and assessment procedures of the How I Feel. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 6, 229-247.

1975

Kellam, S. G., Branch, J. D., Agrawal, K. C., & Ensminger, M. E. (1975). Mental health and going to school: The Woodlawn program of assessment, early intervention and evaluation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Kellam, S. G., Petersen, A. C., Ensminger, M. E., & Branch, J. D. (1975). Psychiatric aspects of child day programs. In A. M. Freedman, H. I. Kaplan, & B. J. Sadock (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of psychiatry, Volume II (Second Edition) (pp. 2292-2301). Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

1972

Kellam, S. G., Branch, J. D., Agrawal, K. C., & Ensminger, M. E. (1972). Strategies in urban community mental health. In S. E. Golamin & C. Eisdorfer (Eds.), Handbook of community mental health (pp. 711-727). New York: Appleton Century Crofts.

Doctoral Dissertations-The Johns Hopkins University

Lo, S.Y. (2010). Neighborhood environment, residential mobility, and health: A longitudinal examination of individual and neighborhood factors.

Breeden, G. (2004). Childhood, adolescent, and young adult determinants of perceived racial discrimination in adulthood and its relation to frequency of cocaine and marijuana use.

Fothergill, K. (2004). Childhood and adolescent antecedents of adult drug abuse and dependence: A longitudinal study.

Green, K. M. (2004). The effects of adolescent drug use on adult role functioning: A longitudinal study examining gender differences.

Sydnor, K. E. D. (2001). Pathways to employment outcomes: From first grade to young adulthood: A longitudinal study.

Lee, R. D. (2000). To grandma's house we go: Co-residence and caregiving in the age of AIDS, crack, and welfare reform.

Nielsen, M. J. (2000). The relationship between early health and poverty and later welfare dependency in an urban African American community: A life course perspective.

Jacobsen, J.M. (1998).  Does timing of first birth affect young adult outcomes in a population of at risk African American women? 

Kub, J. E. (1991).  Psychological distress in adolescents: A longitudinal study of chronic and interpersonal stressors, life events and social support

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