Peer Reviewed Publications

Childhood and Adolescent/Young Adult Cancer Survivorship

Miller KA, Wojcik KY, Ramirez CN, Ritt-Olson A, Freyer DR, Hamilton AS, Milam JE, Supporting long-term follow-up of young adult survivors of childhood cancer: Correlates of healthcare self-efficacy. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 64(2):358-363. PMID: 27567026.

Milam, J., Meeske, K., Slaughter, R., Sherman-Bien, S., Ritt-Olson, A., Kuperberg, A., Freyer, D., & Hamilton, A., (2015). Cancer-related follow-up care among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors.  Cancer, 121, 605-613PMID: 25345867.

Meeske, K.A., Sherman-Bien, S., Hamilton, A., Olson, A., Slaughter, R., Kuperberg, A., Milam, J. (2013). Mental health disparities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic parents of childhood cancer survivors.  Ped Blood & Cancer, 60, 1470-1477. PMID: 23512267.

 

Posttraumatic Growth/Optimism

Arpawong T., Rohrbach L., Milam J., Unger J., Land, H., Sun, P, Spruijt-Metz, D., Sussman, S.  (2016).  Stressful life events and predictors of post-traumatic growth among high-risk early emerging adults. Journal of Positive Psychology. PMID 26640507.

Arpawong TE, Sussman S, Milam JE, Unger JB, Land H, Sun P, Rohrbach LA. (2015). Post-traumatic Growth, Stressful Life Events, and Relationship with Substance Use Behaviors Among Alternative High School Students: a Prospective Study. Psychology & Health, 30, 475-94.  PMID: 25346328.

Milam, J., Slaughter, R., Verma, G., & McConnell, R. (2014). Hair cortisol, perceived Stress and dispositional optimism: A pilot study among adolescents.  Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders and Treatment, 3,3,2. PMID: 25426491.

Arpawong, E, Oland A., Milam J., Ruccione, K., Meeske, K. (2013). Posttraumatic Growth among Ethnically Diverse Sample of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. PsychoOncology, 22, 2235-2244. PMID: 23554227.

Arpawong, E., Richeimer, S., Weinstein, F., & Milam, J. (2013). Posttraumatic Growth, Quality of Life, and Treatment Symptoms among Cancer Chemotherapy Outpatients.  Health Psychology, 32, 397-408. PMID: 22563756.

Milam, J. (2006). Posttraumatic growth and HIV disease progression.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 817-827. PMID: 17032086.

Milam, J., Ritt-Olson, A., Tan, S., Unger, J., & Nezami, E. (2005).  The September 11th 2001 Terrorist Attacks and Posttraumatic Growth among a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Adolescents.  Traumatology, 11, 233-246.

Milam, J., Ritt-Olson, A., & Unger, J. (2004). Posttraumatic growth among adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 19, 192-204.

Milam, J., Richardson, J., Marks, G., Kemper, C., & McCutchan, A. (2004).  The roles of dispositional optimism and pessimism in HIV disease progression.

Milam, J. (2004).  Posttraumatic growth among HIV/AIDS patients.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 2353-2376. 

 

Mindfulness/Meditation

Black, D., Sussman, S., Johnson, C.A., & Milam, J. (2012) Trait mindfulness helps shield decision-making from translating into health-risk behavior.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 51, 588-592.

Black, D., Sussman, S., Johnson, C.A., & Milam, J. (2012) Testing the indirect effect of trait mindfulness on adolescent cigarette smoking through negative affect and perceived stress mediators.  Journal of Substance Use, 17, 417-429.

Black, D.S., Milam, J., & Sussman, S. (2009). Sitting meditation interventions among youth: A review of treatment efficacy. Pediatrics, 124(3):532. [PMID: 19706568]

Black, D., Milam, J., & Sussman, S. (2009).  Sitting meditation interventions among youth: A review of treatment efficacy.  Pediatrics, 124, e532-e541. PMID: 19706568.

 

Spirituality

Sussman, S., Milam, J., Arpawong, T.E., Tsai, J., Black, D.S., & Wills, T.A. (2013).  Spirituality in addictions treatment: Wisdom to know…What it is.  Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 1203-1217.

Ritt-Olson, A., Milam, J., Teran, L., Lichtman, K., Unger, J., & Sussman, S. (2004).  The protective influence of spirituality and “Health as a value” against monthly substance use among adolescents varying in risk. Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 192-199.  PMID: 14967342.

 

Resilience Factors

Black, D., Li, M., Ihenacho, U., Nguyen, N., Reyes, M., Milam, J., Pentz, M., & Figueiredo, J. (2015).  Shared health characteristics in Hispanic colorectal cancer patients and their primary social support person following primary diagnosis.  PsychoOncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.3938 PMID 26291178.

Arpawong, T.E., Ping, S., Chang, M.C., Gallaher, P., Pang, Z., Guo, Q., Johnson, C.A., Unger, J.B. (2010). Family and personal protective factors moderate the effects of prior adversity and negative disposition on smoking among Chinese adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse, 9(45):1367-1389. doi:10.3109/10826081003686041

 

Oral Presentations

Arpawong TE, Milam JE, Sun P, Land H, Unger JB, Sussman S. Stressful Life Events and Predictors of Posttraumatic Growth Among High-Risk Youth (Abstract #556-1227-00977). Presented at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles, CA. June 28, 2013.

 

Poster presentations

Miller KA, Ramirez CN, Wojcik KY, Ritt-Olson A, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Thomas SM,. Freyer DR, Hamilton AS, Milam JE. Patterns of cancer-related health information seeking and receipt among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors. Poster session presented at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, San Diego, CA.

Ritt-Olson A, Baezconde-Garbanti L, Slaughter R., Miller KA, Milam JE. Mental Health Disparities Among Latino/a Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors. Poster session presented at the 2016 Annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society APOS Conference, San Diego, CA.

Slaughter, R.I., Milam, J.E., Arpawong, T.E. (2014) Posttraumatic growth, quality of life, and spirituality/religiosity among childhood cancer survivors. Western Positive Psychology Association Annual Conference. Claremont, CA. September 7, 2014

Slaughter, R.I. Milam, J., Ritt-Olsen, A., Hamilton, A., Sherman-Bien, S., Wang, Y. & Meeske, K.  (2013). Parent cultural identity promotes PTG in Hispanic Childhood Cancer Survivors.  Poster accepted to present at the 2013 World Congress on Positive Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Slaughter, R.I. (2013).  Family dinner as skill-building activity: Improving executive function one night at a time.  Paper presented at the University of Southern California Graduate Student Research Symposium Finals, Los Angeles, CA.

Arpawong TE, Rohrbach LA, Milam JE, Sun P, Land H, Unger JB, Sussman S. Impact of Posttraumatic Growth on Change in Substance Use Behaviors Over Time Among High-Risk Youth. Presented at the NIDA International Forum and the InWomen’s Meeting. San Diego, CA. June 14, 2013.

Slaughter, R., Milam, J., Ritt-Olsen, A., Hamilton, A., Sherman-Bien, S., Wang, Y. & Meeske, K. (2012). Posttraumatic growth among Hispanic and non-Hispanic childhood cancer survivors. Poster presented at Western Psychological Association Annual Conference, Burlingame, CA.

Arpawong TE, Rohrbach LA, Sussman S, Milam JE. Smoking and Post-traumatic Growth Among High-Risk Youth. Presented at the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Conference. Sacramento, CA. April 10, 2012.

Arpawong TE, Oland A, Milam JE, Ruccione K, Meeske KA. Positive Growth Among Ethnically Diverse Adolescent Cancer Survivors (Abstract #1005797). Presented at the Society for Prevention Research Conference. Washington, D. C. June 2, 2011.

Arpawong TE, Richeimer SH, Weinstein F, Elghamrawy A, Milam JE. Posttraumatic Growth, Quality of Life, and Treatment Symptoms among Cancer Chemotherapy Outpatients (Abstract #1006354). Presented at the Society for Prevention Research Conference. Washington, D. C. June 2, 2011.

Arpawong TE, Sun P, Chang MC, Gallaher P, Pang Z, Guo Q, Johnson CA, Unger JB. Family and personal protective factors moderate the effects of adversity and negative disposition on smoking among Chinese adolescents (Abstract #212284). Presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 9, 2009.

 

Other publications

Arpawong TE & Sussman S. (2013). Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism and Mental Health. In M. Shalley-Jensen (Ed.), Mental Health Care Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (pp. 17-31).Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-61069-013-3.