Faculty and Staff Profiles

Idia Binitie Thurston
Asst Professor, Psychology
Email: bthrston@memphis.edu
Office Location: 310 Psychology Building
Education
  • B.S. Psychology - Florida State University - 2003
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology - University of South Florida - 2006
  • PhD Clinical Psychology - University of South Florida - 2010
  • Predoctoral Internship Pediatric Psychology - Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School - 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Leadership Education in Adolescent Health - Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship NIH Diversity Research Fellowship - Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School - 2012
Honors/Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Florida State University - 2002
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society - Florida State University - 2002
  • NIMH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - 2008
  • Global Infectious Diseases Traveling Award - Harvard Global Health Institute - 2011
  • Harvard Medical School Livingston Fellowship Award - Harvard Medical School - 2012
  • Travel Enrichment Award - University of Memphis, College of Arts and Sciences - 2015
  • The Outstanding Mentoring Award - University of Memphis, Department of Psychology - 2015
  • NHLBI-funded PRIDE Training Institute - New York University Medical Center - 2015
  • Top Ten Abstracts Award - Research in Diverse Populations Section, The Obesity Society - 2016
  • Travel Scholarship, Mentoring the Mentors Workshop - University of California San Francisco - 2017
  • Travel Scholarship - Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists - 2018

Teaching Experience

  • Clinical Psychotherapies: Appreciating our Differences - University of Memphis
  • Research Methods and Design - University of Memphis
  • Multicultural Psychology - University Of Memphis
Service
  • University of Memphis - Center for Research on Women (CROW)/Faculty Affiliate - 2013-present
  • University of Memphis - Engaged Scholarship Faculty Committee/Faculty Affiliate - 2013-present
  • University of Memphis - Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee - 2014
  • University of Memphis - School Psychology Assistant Professor Search Committee - 2015
  • University of Memphis - Diversity Committee, Department of Psychology/Co-chair - 2015- present
  • University of Memphis - Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change/Faculty Advisory Committee Member - 2016-present
  • University of Memphis - Critical Conversations Committee - 2016-present
  • University of Memphis - ALANA Psychology Graduate Group - 2017-present
  • University of Memphis - Assistant/Associate Professor Search Committee - 2017
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology - Diversity Grant Reviewer - 2011-present
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology - Chair of Training and Mentorship committee, Diversity SIG - 2012-2015
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine - Ad Hoc Abstract Reviewer - 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Connect to Protect (C2P), St. Jude Children’s Hospital - HIV Coalition Member - 2013-present
  • Psychotherapy - Consulting Editor - 2014-2016
  • National CDC HIV Prevention Conference - Conference Abstract Reviewer - 2015
  • Academy Health Annual Research Meeting - Conference Abstract Reviewer - 2016
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology - Co-Chair, Diversity SIG [C] - 2016-present
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology - Scientific Program Committee, SPPAC 2019 - 2018
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology - Consulting Editor - 2016-present
  • Body Image - Editorial Board Member - 2018-present
Journal Articles
  • Phares, V., Fields, S., & Binitie, I. (2006). Getting fathers involved in child-related therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13, 42-52.
  • Thurston, I. B., Curley, J., Fields, S., Kamboukos, D., Rojas, A., & Phares, V. (2008). How nonclinical are community samples? Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 411-420.
  • Thurston, I. B., & Phares, V. (2008). Mental health service utilization in African American and Caucasian mothers and fathers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 1058-1067.
  • Phares, V., Rojas, A., Thurston, I. B., & Hankinson, J. C. (2010). Including fathers in clinical interventions for children and adolescents. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of the father in child development (5th ed.) (pp. 459-485). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Hankinson, J. C., Thurston, I. B., Fields, S., Rojas, A., Kamboukos, D., & Phares, V. (2011). The connections between individual therapy in the family and adolescents� emotional/behavioral problems. In A.M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research, 67 (pp.149-162). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bogart, L.M., Skinner, D., Thurston, I.B., Toefy, Y., Klein, D. J., Hu, C., & Schuster, M.A. (2013). Let’s talk!, A South African worksite-based HIV prevention parenting program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 602-608.
  • Thurston, I. B., Pulgaron, E. R., & Valenzuela, J. M. (2013). How to Actualize Your Ideas in a Steep Funding Climate: Experiences of Diverse Researchers. The Behavioral Therapist, 36, 136-142.
  • Thurston, I. B., Fitzpatrick, S. L., and Mitchell, M. J. (2013). Obesity in African American Girls and Women: Summit Insights and Implications for Pediatric Psychologists. Progress Notes: Newsletter of The Society of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 14.
  • Thurston, I. B., Bogart, L.M., Wachman, M., Closson, E. F., Skeer, M. R., & Mimiaga, M. J. (2014). Adaptation of an HIV Medication Adherence Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 191-205.
  • Thurston, I. B., Dietrich, J., Bogart, L.M., Otwombe, K. N., Sikkema, K. J., Nkala, B., & Gray, G. E. (2014). Correlates of Sexual Risk among Sexual Minority and Heterosexual South African Youth. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1265-1269.
  • Richmond, T. K., Thurston, I. B., Sonneville, K. R., Milliren, C., Walls, C. E., & Austin, S. B. (2014). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Accuracy of Body Mass Index Reporting in a Diverse Cohort of Young Adults. International Journal of Obesity, 39, 546-548.
  • Thurston, I. B., Phares, V., Coates, E.E., & Bogart, L. M. (2015). Child Problem Recognition and Help-Seeking Intentions Among Black and White Parents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 604-615.
  • Sonneville, K. R., Grilo, C. M., Richmond, T. K., Thurston, I. B., Jernigan, M., Gianini, L., & Field, A. E. (2015). Prospective association between overvaluation of weight and binge eating disorder among overweight adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56, 25-29.
  • Thurston, I. B., Gray, W. N., & Pulgaron, E. R. (2015). Going above and beyond: Exemplar Diversity Training in Pediatric Psychology. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 3, 241-248.
  • Berlin, K. S., *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., Banks, G. G., Rybak, T. M., & Ferry, R. J. (2015). Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Nutritional Risk Profiles and Relations to Body Mass Index, Obesity, and Overweight in Eighth Grade. Behavioral Medicine, 24, 1-8.
  • Sonneville, K. R., Thurston, I. B., Milliren, C., *Kamody, R. C., Gooding, H.C., & Richmond, T. K. (2015). Helpful or Harmful? Prospective Association Between Weight Misperception and Weight Gain Among Overweight and Obese Young Adults. International Journal of Obesity, 40, 328-332.
  • Sonneville, K. R., Thurston, I. B., Milliren, C., Gooding, H. C., & Richmond, T. K. (2016). Weight misperception among young adults with overweight/obesity associated with disordered eating behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 937-946
  • Thurston, I. B., *Decker, K., & *Hardin, R. (2016). Antiretroviral Medication Adherence & Disease Management in Pediatric Populations. In T. Chenneville (Ed.), A Clinical Guide To Pediatric HIV: Bridging The Gaps Between Research And Practice. Springer.
  • Herbozo, S., Stevens, S.D., & Thurston, I. B. (2017). The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparison on the Relationship between Negative Appearance Commentary and Binge Eating Symptoms. Eating Behaviors, 26, 155–158.
  • *Anderson, M. B., Okwumabua, T. M., & Thurston, I. B. (2017). Adolescent Condom Carnival: Feasibility of a novel group intervention for decreasing sexual risk. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 17, 135-148.
  • Barnes, S. E., Howell, K. H., Thurston, I. B., & Cohen, R. (2017). Children's attitudes toward aggression: Associations with depression, aggression, and perceived parent/peer responses to anger. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 748–758
  • Unger, E. S., Kawachi, I., Milliren, C., Sonneville, K. R., Thurston, I. B., Gooding, H. C., & Richmond, T. K. (2017). Protective Misperception? Prospective Study of Weight Self-Perception and Blood Pressure in Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, 680-687.
  • Thurston, I. B., Sonneville, K. R., Milliren, C., *Kamody, R. C., Gooding, H. C., & Richmond, T. K. (2017). Cross-sectional and Prospective Examination of Weight Misperception and Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity. Prevention Science, 18, 152-163.
  • Rancourt, D., Thurston, I. B., Sonneville, K. R., Milliren, C., & Richmond, T. K. (2017). Longitudinal Impact of Weight Misperception and Intent to Change Weight on Body Mass Index of Adolescents and Young Adults with Overweight or Obesity. Eating Behaviors, 27, 7-13.
  • Fields, E. L., Bogart, L. M., Thurston, I. B., Hu, C., Skeer, M. R., Safren, S. A., & Mimiaga, M. J. (2017). Qualitative Comparison of Barriers to Antiretroviral Medication Adherence among Perinatally and Behaviorally HIV-infected Youth. Qualitative Health Research, 27, 1177-1189
  • Thurston, I. B. (2017). Prioritizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Lives in the Era of Resistance and Prejudicial Rhetoric. Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Policy papers.
  • Thurston, I. B., *Hardin, R., *Decker, K., *Arnold, T., Howell, K. H., and Phares, V. (2018). Black and White Parents’ Willingness to Seek Help for Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 161–177
  • *Kaufman, C.C. & Thurston, I.B. (2018). JPP Student Journal Club Commentary: Toward a More Complete Understanding of Disruption and Resilience among Latino and Non-Latino White Youth with Spina Bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43, 120-121
  • Howell, K. H., Thurston, I. B., Schwartz, L. E., Jamison, L. E., & Hasselle, A. J. (In Press). Protective Factors Associated with Resilience in Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. Psychology of Violence.
  • Burton, E. T., Smith, W. A., Thurston, I. B., Gray, E., Perry, V., Jogal, S., & Han, J. C. (In Press). Interdisciplinary Management of Pediatric Obesity: Lessons Learned in the Mid-South. Clinical Pediatrics.
  • Thurston, I.B., & Howell, K.H. (In Press). To Screen or Not to Screen: Overreliance on Risk without Protective Factors in Violence Research. Pediatrics. Published online: 3/12/2018 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2018.xxxx)
  • Howell, K.H., Thurston, I.B., Hasselle, A.J., *Decker, K., & Jamison, L.E. (In Press). Predictors of Prosocial Skills and Maladaptive Functioning in Youth Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Thurston, I. B., Howell, K.H., *Kamody, R.C., *Maclin-Akinyemi, C., & *Mandell, J. (In Press). Resilience as a Moderator between Syndemics and Depression in Mothers Living with HIV. AIDS Care.
  • Thurston, I. B., *Hardin, R., *Kamody, R.C., Herbozo, S., & *Kaufman, C. (In Press). The Moderating Role of Resilience on the Relationship Between Perceived Stress and Binge Eating Symptoms among Young Adult Women. Eating Behaviors.
Presentations
  • *Kaufman, C. C., Thurston, I. B., *Paladino, A.J., & *Porter, D.V. (2018, August). A systematic review of anti-Semitism: directions for future research. Poster to be presented at the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Paladino, A. J., Thurston, I. B., *Kaufman, C. C., *Decker, K. M., *Mandell, J. E., & *Taylor, J. A. (2018, May). Internalized weight stigma and drug use among diverse young adults: Sexual Orientation as a moderator. Poster to be presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Maclin-Akinyemi, C. D., Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., Jamison, L. E., & Anderson, M. B. (2018, May). Substance use among Black women experiencing adversity: Ethnic identity and community cohesion as protective factors. Poster to be presented at the 11th Annual National Health Disparities Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., *Kamody, R. C., *Kaufman, C. C., *Paladino, A. J., & Jean-Louis, G. (2018, April). Weight-based Stigma is Associated with Sleep Quality among Emerging Adults. Paper to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Marks, L. R., Thurston, I.B., *Kamody, R. C., & Schaeffer, M. (2018, April). The Mediating Role of Multiracial Identity Integration on the Relation between Racism and Depression among Multiracial Adults. Paper to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., Rybak, T. M., Banks, G. G., Burton, E. T., Smith, W., & Han, J. C. (2018, April). The Association of Weight Perception and Maladaptive Eating through Mental Health among Black Youth with Obesity. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • *Maclin-Akinyemi, C. D., *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., *Hardin, R. N., & Mandell, J. (2018, April). Ethnic Identity Predicts Weight Misperception for Emerging Adults Classified with Overweight/Obesity. Poster to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • *Kaufman, C. C., Thurston, I. B., *Paladino, A. J., & *Decker, K. M. (2018, April). Association between sleep quality, disordered eating, and depressive symptoms among college students. Poster to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • *Hardin, R. N., Thurston, I. B., *Kaufman, C. C., *Maclin-Akinyemi, C. D., *Mandell, J., & *Porter, D. (2018, April). Internal Predictors of Silencing the Self in Black Women. Poster to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Thurston, I. B., & Howell, K.H. (2018, April). Ethnic Identity Moderates the Relationship Between Stress and Co-occurring Adversities among Black Women. Poster to be presented at the 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., *Mandell, J., *Hardin, R. N., *Anderson, M. B., & *Maclin-Akinyemi, C. (2018, March). Predictors of Sex Behavior Self-Efficacy among Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. Poster presented at the Association for Women in Psychology annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Thurston, I. B., Marks, L. R., *Decker, K. M., & *Kaufman, C. C. (2018, March). Resilience as a Moderator of the Relationship between Race-related Stress and Anxiety among Multiracial Young Adults. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., & Burton, E. T. (2017, November). Implementing a culturally responsive DBT skills intervention for emotional overeating and binge eating in adolescence: Updates from the 2016 ISITDBT student research grant. Invited research talk presented at the 2017 International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., & Burton, E. T. (2017, November). Pilot trial and three-month follow-up of a dialectical behavior therapy skills group for subclinical binge eating among adolescents. In C. B. Sieberg (Chair) & E. L. McQuaid (Discussant), Behavioral interventions for pediatric health conditions: Results from prospective studies. Symposium presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.
  • Hasselle, A. J., Howell, K. H., Thurston, I. B., *Kamody, R. C., Crossnine, C. B. (2017, November). Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) as a moderator of current IPV and negative parenting practices. In C. Martinez-Torteya (Chair), How does victimization influence maternal parenting? Using brain activity, early adversity, and infant factors to understand a complex link. Symposium presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Thurston, I. B., Dietrich, J., Otwombe, K. N., *Decker, K. M., Nkala, B., Sikkema, K. J., & Gray, G. E. (2017, June). Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Positive Body Image and High Self-Esteem among South African Adolescents. In K. H. Howell (Chair), Multilevel Predictors of Resilience in Diverse Communities of High Risk Youth and Adults. Symposium presented at the Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., Hasselle, A. J., & *Kamody, R. C. (2017, June). Profiles of Maternal Strengths: Association with Positive Parenting Practices among Mothers Experiencing Adversity. In K. H. Howell (Chair), Multilevel Predictors of Resilience in Diverse Communities of High Risk Youth and Adults. Symposium presented at the Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • *Hardin, R. N., Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., *Kamody, R. C., & *Kaufman, C. C. (2017, June). External Predictors of Community Connectedness in Women Living with HIV: The Moderating Role of Resilience and Depression. In K. H. Howell (Chair), Multilevel Predictors of Resilience in Diverse Communities of High Risk Youth and Adults. Symposium presented at the Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Howell, K. H., Thurston, I. B., Schwartz, L. E., Jamison, L. E., & Hasselle, A. J. (2017, June). Individual, Cultural, and Community Factors that Promote Resilience among Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. In K. H. Howell (Chair), Multilevel Predictors of Resilience in Diverse Communities of High Risk Youth and Adults. Symposium presented at the Pathways to Resilience IV: Global South Perspectives in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., & Burton, E. T. (2017, March). Developing a culturally-responsive behavioral health intervention for disordered eating among adolescents: From theoretical conceptualization to implementation. In I. B. Thurston (Chair) & E. Getzoff Testa (Discussant), Culturally Responsive Assessments and Interventions to Address Pediatric Obesity: A Collaborative Symposium of the Diversity and Obesity SIG. Symposium presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • *Rybak, T. M., *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., Burton, E. T., & Han, J. C. (2017, March). Focused discussion groups: A culturally-responsive strategy for bridging research and practice in a pediatric obesity clinic. In I. B. Thurston (Chair) & E. Getzoff Testa (Discussant), Culturally Responsive Assessments and Interventions to Address Pediatric Obesity: A Collaborative Symposium of the Diversity and Obesity SIG. Symposium presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., *Kamody, R. C., *Maclin-Akinyemi, C., & Cotton, M. (2017, March). The mediating role of resilience on the relationship between syndemics and depressive symptoms among mothers living with HIV. In I. B. Thurston (Chair), A strength-based approach to understanding health disparities: Risk and resilience in mothers living with syndemics. Symposium presented at the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA (published abstract).
  • *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., Howell, K. H., Schwartz, L. E., & Schaefer, L. M. (2017, March). The relationship between intimate partner violence and mother-child communication about syndemics. In I. B. Thurston (Chair), A strength-based approach to understanding health disparities: Examining risk and resilience in mothers living with syndemics. Symposium presented at 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA (published abstract).
  • Howell, K. H., Thurston, I. B., Schaefer, L. M., Hasselle, A. J., & Murry-Drubot, O. (2017, March). Social support as a mediator of the relationship between syndemics and posttraumatic stress. In I. B. Thurston (Chair), A strength-based approach to understanding health disparities: Examining risk and resilience in mothers living with syndemics. Symposium presented at the 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA (published abstract).
  • *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., *Hardin, R. N., *Anderson, M. B., & *Maclin-Akinyemi, C. D. (2017, March). Profiles of weight stigma and mental health: Association with health outcomes among emerging adults with overweight/obesity. In E. Panza (Chair), Stigma as a pathway to obesity and negative health outcomes in underserved populations. Symposium presented at 38th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA (published abstract).
  • Sonneville, K. R., Thurston, I. B., Milliren, C., Gooding, H.C., & Richmond, T. K. (2016, May). Prospective association between weight misperception and disordered eating behaviors among adolescents with overweight/obesity. Paper to be presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, San Francisco, CA.
  • *Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., *Decker, K. M., *Padden, J. L., Richmond, T. K., & Sonneville, K. R. (2016, April). The relation among profiles of shape/weight-based self-esteem, depression, and anxiety, and BMI and perceived health in adolescents and young adults. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Padden, J.L., *Decker, K.M., Thurston, I.B., *Anderson, M.B., Sonneville, K.R., Richmond, T.K. (2016, April). Associations between Shape/Weight Overvaluation and Depression and Anxiety among Emerging Adults. Poster to be presented the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Kaufman, C.C., Thurston, I.B., *Maclin-Akinyemi, C., *Ingram, D., & *Kamody, R.C. (2016, April). Predictors of engagement in weight loss behaviors among black and white emerging adults with overweight and obesity. Poster to be presented the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Rybak, T. M., Thurston, I. B., *Decker, K. M., Burton, E. T., & Han, J. C. (2016, April). Caregivers’ readiness to change lifestyle habits in relation to perception of child’s weight and psychosocial difficulties at a tertiary pediatric obesity clinic. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • *Decker, K. M., Thurston, I. B., *Rybak, T. M., Burton, E. T., & Han, J. C. (2016, April). The Association between Weight Misperception and Mental Health among Black and White Youth in a Pediatric Obesity Clinic. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Thurston, I.B., Howell, K.H., *Hardin, R.N., Hasselle, A., & *Anderson, M.B. (2016, March). Factors Associated with Resilience in Children of Black Mothers Experiencing Physical and Emotional Adversities. Poster to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • *Kaufman, C.C., *Maclin-Akinyemi, C., *Ingram, D., Iwelunmor, J., & Thurston, I.B. (2016, March). Factors Associated with Intentions to Lose Weight Among Black and White Emerging Adults with Overweight and Obesity. Poster to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • *Padden, J.L., *Decker, K.M., Sonneville, K.R., Richmond, T.K., & Thurston, I.B. (2016, March). The Impact of Shape/Weight Overvaluation on Weight Dissatisfaction among Emerging Adults. Poster to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • *Anderson, M. B., Thurston, I. B., *Decker, K. M., *Hardin, R. N., *Kaufman, C. C., *Padden, J. L., Edmonson, C., Jameson, L. E., Whestone, A. L., Stewart, K., & Okwumabua, T. M. (2016, March). The Condom Carnival: Efficacy of a Novel, Peer-led, Group Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention. Poster to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • *Decker, K.M. & Thurston, I.B. (2016, March). Weight Self-Stigma and Internalizing Symptoms in Emerging Adults with Overweight or Obesity: Exploring Race as a Moderator. Poster to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.
  • Thurston, I.B., Howell, K.H., *Hardin, R.N., & *Decker, K.M. (2015, December). Factors distinguishing depression among women living with HIV: The role of partner violence and life stress. Poster presented at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Howell, K.H., Thurston, I.B., *Anderson, M.B., & *Padden, J.L. (2015, December). Individual, Interpersonal, and Community Predictors of Resilience in Women Living with HIV. Poster presented at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Thurston, I.B., *Hardin, R.N., Herbozo, S., & Moldovan, C. (2015, November). The Impact of Resilience on Binge Eating Behaviors and Associated Symptoms among Emerging Adult Females with Overweight and Obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • *Decker, K.M., Thurston, I.B., *Banks, G.G., Parvathareddy, R.R., & Han, J.C. (2015, November). Mental health predictors of maladaptive eating behaviors among Black children and adolescents with obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • *Decker, K.M., Thurston, I.B., Sonneville, K.R., *Padden, J.L., & Richmond, T.K. (2015, November). The impact of weight-related self-stigma on depression and anxiety among emerging adults with overweight and obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • *Banks, G.G., Thurston, I.B., Berlin, K.S., *Decker, K.M., Parvathareddy, R.P., Mack, R.T., & Han, J.C. (2015, November). Predicting psychosocial symptoms using parental perception of well-being in treatment-seeking children and adolescents with obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Mantilla, C., Thurston, I.B., *Decker, K.M., Jacobo, A.M., Quirola, L., Marten, D., & Arwari, B. (2015, November). The Association between Executive Cognitive Control and Measures of Physical Fitness and Body Composition among Ethnic Minority Children. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Rancourt, D., Thurston, I. B., Sonneville, K. R., Milliren, C., & Richmond, T. K. (2015, November). Longitudinal Impact of Weight Misperception and Intent to Change Weight on BMI of Adolescents and Young Adults With Overweight or Obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Mantilla, C., *Decker, K.M., Jacobo, A.M., Parvathareddy, R.R., Thurston, I.B., Mack, R.T., Smith, W.A., Völgyi, E., & Han, J.C. (2015, November). Associations among Parental Perception of Child Weight Status, Body Composition, and Physical Activity Participation in Pediatric Patients with Obesity. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Howell, K.H. & Thurston, I.B. (2015, June). Predictors of resilience among high-risk mothers: Examining individual, interpersonal, and community-level factors. Poster presented at Pathways to Resilience III Conference: Beyond Nature vs. Nurture, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA.
  • Nguyen, B., Milliren, C., Thurston, I.B., Sonneville, K.R., Calzo, J., Katz-Wise, S.L., Gooding, H.C., & Richmond, T.K. (2015, April). Does weight misperception have protective effects in sexual minorities? The relationship between sexual orientation, weight misperception, and depressive symptoms among overweight/obese youth. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • *Anderson, M., Okwumabua, T.M., & Thurston, I. B. (2015, April). Adolescent Condom Carnival: Feasibility of a Novel Group Intervention for Decreasing Sexual Risk among Black Teens. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • *Decker, K. D., Thurston, I. B., *Padden, J. L., Sonneville, K. R., & Richmond, T. K. (2015, April). The role of weight perception on weight-related self-stigma among adolescents and young adults. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • *Hardin, R. N., Thurston, I. B., *Thomas, D., Richmond, T. K., & Sonneville, K. R. (2015, April). The relationship between weight perception and body satisfaction among black and white female adolescents and young adults. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.