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    Thomas William Valente, PhD

    TitleProfessor of Preventive Medicine, Interim Chair of Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
    AddressSSB 302W 2001 N. Soto Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 8238
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      Thomas W. Valente, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is author of Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications (2010, Oxford University Press);Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (2002, Oxford University Press); Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations (1995, Hampton Press); and over 150 articles and chapters (as of June 2015) on social networks, behavior change, and program evaluation.Valente uses social network analysis, health communication, and mathematical models to implement and evaluate health promotion programs designed to prevent tobacco and substance abuse, unintended fertility, and STD/HIV infections. He is also engaged in mapping community coalitions and collaborations to improve health care delivery and reduce healthcare disparities.


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      1. Contandriopoulos D, Benoît F, Bryant-Lukosius D, Carrier A, Carter N, Deber R, Duhoux A, Greenhalgh T, Larouche C, Leclerc BS, Levy A, Martin-Misener R, Maximova K, McGrail K, Nykiforuk C, Roos N, Schwartz R, Valente T, Wong S, Lindquist E, Pullen C, Lardeux A, Perroux M. Structural analysis of health-relevant policy-making information exchange networks in Canada. Implement Sci. 2017 Sep 20; 12(1):116. PMID: 28931436.
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      2. Young LE, Schumm P, Alon L, Bouris A, Ferreira M, Hill B, Khanna AS, Valente T, Schneider JA. PrEP Chicago: A randomized controlled peer change agent intervention to promote the adoption of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among young Black men who have sex with men. Clin Trials. 2017 Sep 01; 1740774517730012. PMID: 28862483.
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      3. Valente T. Putting the network in network interventions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Sep 05; 114(36):9500-9501. PMID: 28851836.
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      4. Pallotti F, Tubaro P, Casilli AA, Valente T. "You See Yourself Like in a Mirror": The Effects of Internet-Mediated Personal Networks on Body Image and Eating Disorders. Health Commun. 2017 Jul 06; 1-11. PMID: 28682123.
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      5. Li J, Valente T, Shin HS, Weeks M, Zelenev A, Moothi G, Mosher H, Heimer R, Robles E, Palmer G, Obidoa C. Overlooked Threats to Respondent Driven Sampling Estimators: Peer Recruitment Reality, Degree Measures, and Random Selection Assumption. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun 28. PMID: 28660381.
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      6. Altalib HH, Fenton BT, Cheung KH, Pugh MJV, Bates J, Valente T, Kerns RD, Brandt CA. Care coordination in epilepsy: Measuring neurologists' connectivity using social network analysis. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Aug; 73:31-35. PMID: 28605631.
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      7. Vedanthan R, Kamano JH, Lee H, Andama B, Bloomfield GS, DeLong AK, Edelman D, Finkelstein EA, Hogan JW, Horowitz CR, Manyara S, Menya D, Naanyu V, Pastakia SD, Valente T, Wanyonyi CC, Fuster V. Bridging Income Generation with Group Integrated Care for cardiovascular risk reduction: Rationale and design of the BIGPIC study. Am Heart J. 2017 Jun; 188:175-185. PMID: 28577673.
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      8. Jacobs W, Goodson P, Barry AE, McLeroy KR, McKyer EL, Valente T. Adolescent Social Networks and Alcohol Use: Variability by Gender and Type. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Mar 21; 52(4):477-487. PMID: 28010159.
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      9. Valente T, Pitts SR. An Appraisal of Social Network Theory and Analysis as Applied to Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017 Mar 20; 38:103-118. PMID: 27992729.
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      10. Wipfli H, Chu KH, Lancaster M, Valente T. Three Eras in Global Tobacco Control: How Global Governance Processes Influenced Online Tobacco Control Networking. Glob Health Gov. 2016; 10(2):138-150. PMID: 28596813.
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      11. Fujimoto K, Snijders TA, Valente T. Popularity Breeds Contempt: The Evolution of Reputational Dislike Relations and Friendships in High School. Soc Networks. 2017 Jan; 48:100-109. PMID: 28133412.
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      12. Palinkas LA, Spear SE, Mendon SJ, Villamar J, Valente T, Chou CP, Landsverk J, Kellam SG, Brown CH. Measuring sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives: a study protocol. Implement Sci. 2016 Jul 16; 11:95. PMID: 27422149; PMCID: PMC4947241.
      13. Jacobs W, Barry AE, Xu L, Valente T. Hispanic/Latino Adolescents' Alcohol Use: Influence of Family Structure, Perceived Peer Norms, and Family Members' Alcohol Use. Am J Health Educ. 2016; 47(4):253-261. PMID: 28392883.
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      14. Czaja SJ, Valente T, Nair SN, Villamar JA, Brown CH. Characterizing implementation strategies using a systems engineering survey and interview tool: a comparison across 10 prevention programs for drug abuse and HIV sexual risk behavior. Implement Sci. 2016 May 17; 11:70. PMID: 27184963; PMCID: PMC4869203.
      15. Cobb NK, Jacobs MA, Wileyto P, Valente T, Graham AL. Diffusion of an Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention Through Facebook: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jun; 106(6):1130-5. PMID: 27077358; PMCID: PMC4880261.
      16. Lajonchere CM, Wheeler BY, Valente T, Kreutzer C, Munson A, Narayanan S, Kazemzadeh A, Cruz R, Martinez I, Schrager SM, Schweitzer L, Chklovski T, Hwang D. Strategies for Disseminating Information on Biomedical Research on Autism to Hispanic Parents. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar; 46(3):1038-50. PMID: 26563948.
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      17. Dyal SR, Valente T. A Systematic Review of Loneliness and Smoking: Small Effects, Big Implications. Subst Use Misuse. 2015; 50(13):1697-716. PMID: 26555089; PMCID: PMC4803029 [Available on 11/10/16].
      18. Everett MG, Valente T. Bridging, brokerage and betweenness. Soc Networks. 2016 Jan; 44:202-208. PMID: 28239229.
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      19. Valente T, Dyal SR, Chu KH, Wipfli H, Fujimoto K. Diffusion of innovations theory applied to global tobacco control treaty ratification. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Nov; 145:89-97. PMID: 26460508; PMCID: PMC4630093 [Available on 11/01/16].
      20. Chu KH, Sidhu AK, Valente T. Electronic Cigarette Marketing Online: a Multi-Site, Multi-Product Comparison. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2015 Jul-Dec; 1(2):e11. PMID: 27227129; PMCID: PMC4869220.
      21. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Sommer EC, Thompson JR, Valente T. Increases in Network Ties Are Associated With Increased Cohesion Among Intervention Participants. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Apr; 43(2):208-16. PMID: 26286298; PMCID: PMC4791195.
      22. Mercken L, Saul JE, Lemaire RH, Valente T, Leischow SJ. Coevolution of Information Sharing and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices Among North American Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Am J Public Health. 2015 Sep; 105(9):1814-22. PMID: 26180993; PMCID: PMC4539799.
      23. Valente T, Palinkas LA, Czaja S, Chu KH, Brown CH. Social network analysis for program implementation. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0131712. PMID: 26110842; PMCID: PMC4482437.
      24. Wagner KD, Pitpitan EV, Valente T, Strathdee SA, Rusch M, Magis-Rodriguez C, Chavarin CV, Patterson TL. Place of Residence Moderates the Relationship Between Emotional Closeness and Syringe Sharing Among Injection Drug Using Clients of Sex Workers in the US-Mexico Border Region. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jun; 19(6):987-95. PMID: 25613593; PMCID: PMC4475673.
      25. Chu KH, Valente T. How different countries addressed the sudden growth of e-cigarettes in an online tobacco control community. BMJ Open. 2015 May 21; 5(5):e007654. PMID: 25998038; PMCID: PMC4442152.
      26. Young SD, Belin TR, Klausner JD, Valente T. Methods for measuring diffusion of a social media-based health intervention. Soc Netw. 2015 Apr; 4(2):41-46. PMID: 26120501.
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      27. Chu KH, Hoeppner E, Valente T, Rohrbach L. A Social Network Analysis of a Coalition Initiative to Prevent Underage Drinking in Los Angeles County. Proc Annu Hawaii Int Conf Syst Sci. 2015 Jan; 2015:4356-4365. PMID: 27899879.
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      28. Forster M, Grigsby TJ, Bunyan A, Unger JB, Valente T. The protective role of school friendship ties for substance use and aggressive behaviors among middle school students. J Sch Health. 2015 Feb; 85(2):82-9. PMID: 25564976.
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      29. Hunter RF, McAneney H, Davis M, Tully MA, Valente T, Kee F. "Hidden" social networks in behavior change interventions. Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 105(3):513-6. PMID: 25602895.
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      30. Kwan PP, Sussman S, Valente T. Peer leaders and substance use among high-risk adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Feb; 50(3):283-91. PMID: 25407377.
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      31. Park MM, Zafran H, Stewart J, Salsberg J, Ells C, Rouleau S, Estein O, Valente T. Transforming mental health services: a participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented services. Implement Sci. 2014 Sep 10; 9:119. PMID: 25204812; PMCID: PMC4176861.
      32. Sussman S, Valente T, Rohrbach LA, Dent CW, Sun P. Commentary--Project Towards No Drug Abuse: an evidence-based drug abuse prevention program. J Prim Prev. 2014 Aug; 35(4):233-7. PMID: 24788544.
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      33. Huang GC, Soto D, Fujimoto K, Valente T. The interplay of friendship networks and social networking sites: longitudinal analysis of selection and influence effects on adolescent smoking and alcohol use. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug; 104(8):e51-9. PMID: 24922126; PMCID: PMC4103209.
      34. Anderson N, Steinauer J, Valente T, Koblentz J, Dehlendorf C. Women's social communication about IUDs: a?qualitative?analysis. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2014 Sep; 46(3):141-8. PMID: 24894575; PMCID: PMC4245018.
      35. Fujimoto K, Valente T. Multiplex congruity: friendship networks and perceived popularity as correlates of adolescent alcohol use. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 125:173-81. PMID: 24913275; PMCID: PMC4242802.
      36. Hether HJ, Murphy ST, Valente T. It's better to give than to receive: the role of social support, trust, and participation on health-related social networking sites. J Health Commun. 2014 Dec; 19(12):1424-39. PMID: 24766297.
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      37. Shin HS, Valente T, Riggs NR, Huh J, Spruijt-Metz D, Chou CP, Ann Pentz M. The interaction of social networks and child obesity prevention program effects: the pathways trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun; 22(6):1520-6. PMID: 24616241; PMCID: PMC4037361.
      38. Palinkas LA, Holloway IW, Rice E, Brown CH, Valente T, Chamberlain P. Influence network linkages across implementation strategy conditions in a randomized controlled trial of two strategies for scaling up evidence-based practices in public youth-serving systems. Implement Sci. 2013 Nov 14; 8:133. PMID: 24229373; PMCID: PMC3930152.
      39. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Valente T. Social network diagnostics: a tool for monitoring group interventions. Implement Sci. 2013 Oct 01; 8:116. PMID: 24083343; PMCID: PMC3851809.
      40. Huang GC, Unger JB, Soto D, Fujimoto K, Pentz MA, Jordan-Marsh M, Valente T. Peer influences: the impact of online and offline friendship networks on adolescent smoking and alcohol use. J Adolesc Health. 2014 May; 54(5):508-14. PMID: 24012065; PMCID: PMC4694047.
      41. Fujimoto K, Wang P, Valente T. The Decomposed Affiliation Exposure Model: A Network Approach to Segregating Peer Influences from Crowds and Organized Sports. Netw Sci (Camb Univ Press). 2013 Aug 01; 1(2). PMID: 24349718.
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      42. Deguchi M, Valente T, Efird J, Oropeza M, Niederman R, Nigg CR. Hawai'i's silent epidemic: children's caries (dental decay). Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Jun; 72(6):204-8. PMID: 23795331; PMCID: PMC3689504.
      43. Brown CH, Mohr DC, Gallo CG, Mader C, Palinkas L, Wingood G, Prado G, Kellam SG, Pantin H, Poduska J, Gibbons R, McManus J, Ogihara M, Valente T, Wulczyn F, Czaja S, Sutcliffe G, Villamar J, Jacobs C. A computational future for preventing HIV in minority communities: how advanced technology can improve implementation of effective programs. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Jun 01; 63 Suppl 1:S72-84. PMID: 23673892; PMCID: PMC3746769.
      44. Gotsis M, Wang H, Spruijt-Metz D, Jordan-Marsh M, Valente T. Wellness partners: design and evaluation of a web-based physical activity diary with social gaming features for adults. JMIR Res Protoc. 2013 Feb 01; 2(1):e10. PMID: 23611986; PMCID: PMC3628151.
      45. Chu KH, Wipfli H, Valente T. Using Visualizations to Explore Network Dynamics. J Soc Struct. 2013; 14. PMID: 25285051.
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      46. Valente T, Fujimoto K, Soto D, Ritt-Olson A, Unger JB. A comparison of peer influence measures as predictors of smoking among predominately hispanic/latino high school adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Mar; 52(3):358-64. PMID: 23299016; PMCID: PMC3580024.
      47. Fujimoto K, Valente T. Alcohol peer influence of participating in organized school activities: a network approach. Health Psychol. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1084-92. PMID: 22924449; PMCID: PMC3971990.
      48. Valente T. Network interventions. Science. 2012 Jul 06; 337(6090):49-53. PMID: 22767921.
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      49. Ramírez-Ortiz G, Caballero-Hoyos R, Ramírez-López G, Valente T. The effects of social networks on tobacco use among high-school adolescents in Mexico. Salud Publica Mex. 2012 Jul-Aug; 54(4):433-41. PMID: 22832836.
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      50. Brown CH, Kellam SG, Kaupert S, Muthén BO, Wang W, Muthén LK, Chamberlain P, PoVey CL, Cady R, Valente T, Ogihara M, Prado GJ, Pantin HM, Gallo CG, Szapocznik J, Czaja SJ, McManus JW. Partnerships for the design, conduct, and analysis of effectiveness, and implementation research: experiences of the prevention science and methodology group. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 Jul; 39(4):301-16. PMID: 22160786; PMCID: PMC3398691.
      51. Fujimoto K, Valente T. Social network influences on adolescent substance use: disentangling structural equivalence from cohesion. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jun; 74(12):1952-60. PMID: 22475405; PMCID: PMC3354645.
      52. Lakon CM, Valente T. Social integration in friendship networks: the synergy of network structure and peer influence in relation to cigarette smoking among high risk adolescents. Soc Sci Med. 2012 May; 74(9):1407-17. PMID: 22436575; PMCID: PMC3736845.
      53. Fujimoto K, Valente T. Decomposing the components of friendship and friends' influence on adolescent drinking and smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Aug; 51(2):136-43. PMID: 22824443; PMCID: PMC3404406.
      54. Fujimoto K, Unger JB, Valente T. A network method of measuring affiliation-based peer influence: assessing the influences of teammates' smoking on adolescent smoking. Child Dev. 2012 Mar-Apr; 83(2):442-51. PMID: 22313152; PMCID: PMC3305834.
      55. Coronges K, Stacy AW, Valente T. Social network influences of alcohol and marijuana cognitive associations. Addict Behav. 2011 Dec; 36(12):1305-8. PMID: 21872402; PMCID: PMC3343735.
      56. Fujimoto K, Chou CP, Valente T. The Network Autocorrelation Model using Two-mode Data: Affiliation Exposure and Potential Bias in the Autocorrelation Parameter. Soc Networks. 2011 Jul 01; 33(3):231-243. PMID: 21909184.
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      57. Okamoto J, Buffington Sde C, Cloum HM, Mendenhall BM, Toboni M, Valente T. The influence of health knowledge in shaping political priorities: examining HIV/AIDS knowledge and public opinion about global health and domestic policies. Glob Public Health. 2011; 6(8):830-42. PMID: 21360382.
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      58. Okamoto J, Johnson CA, Leventhal A, Milam J, Pentz MA, Schwartz D, Valente T. Social Network Status and Depression among Adolescents: An Examination of Social Network Influences and Depressive Symptoms in a Chinese Sample. Res Hum Dev. 2011; 8(1):67-88. PMID: 23226988.
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      59. Valente T, Fujimoto K. Bridging: Locating Critical Connectors in a Network. Soc Networks. 2010 Jul 01; 32(3):212-220. PMID: 20582157.
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      60. Sales AE, Estabrooks CA, Valente T. The impact of social networks on knowledge transfer in long-term care facilities: Protocol for a study. Implement Sci. 2010 Jun 23; 5:49. PMID: 20573254; PMCID: PMC2900220.
      61. Valente T, Fujimoto K, Palmer P, Tanjasiri SP. A network assessment of community-based participatory research: linking communities and universities to reduce cancer disparities. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jul; 100(7):1319-25. PMID: 20466964; PMCID: PMC2882399.
      62. Wipfli HL, Fujimoto K, Valente T. Global tobacco control diffusion: the case of the framework convention on tobacco control. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jul; 100(7):1260-6. PMID: 20466967; PMCID: PMC2882412.
      63. McBride CM, Bowen D, Brody LC, Condit CM, Croyle RT, Gwinn M, Khoury MJ, Koehly LM, Korf BR, Marteau TM, McLeroy K, Patrick K, Valente T. Future health applications of genomics: priorities for communication, behavioral, and social sciences research. Am J Prev Med. 2010 May; 38(5):556-65. PMID: 20409503; PMCID: PMC4188632.
      64. Valente T, Zogg JB, Christensen S, Richardson J, Kovacs A, Operskalski E. Using social networks to recruit an HIV vaccine preparedness cohort. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Dec 01; 52(4):514-23. PMID: 19584741; PMCID: PMC2783777.
      65. Mason MJ, Mennis J, Coatsworth JD, Valente T, Lawrence F, Pate P. The Relationship of Place to Substance use and Perceptions of Risk and Safety in Urban Adolescents. J Environ Psychol. 2009 Dec 01; 29(4):485-492. PMID: 20161426.
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      66. Mason MJ, Valente T, Coatsworth JD, Mennis J, Lawrence F, Zelenak P. Place-based social network quality and correlates of substance use among urban adolescents. J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):419-27. PMID: 19665785; PMCID: PMC2862821.
      67. Myers R, Chou CP, Sussman S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Pachon H, Valente T. Acculturation and substance use: social influence as a mediator among Hispanic alternative high school youth. J Health Soc Behav. 2009 Jun; 50(2):164-79. PMID: 19537458; PMCID: PMC4181567.
      68. Valente T, Fujimoto K, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D. Adolescent affiliations and adiposity: a social network analysis of friendships and obesity. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Aug; 45(2):202-4. PMID: 19628148; PMCID: PMC2747768.
      69. Wagner KD, Valente T, Casanova M, Partovi SM, Mendenhall BM, Hundley JH, Gonzalez M, Unger JB. Evaluation of an overdose prevention and response training programme for injection drug users in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CA. Int J Drug Policy. 2010 May; 21(3):186-93. PMID: 19268564; PMCID: PMC4291458.
      70. Hether HJ, Huang GC, Beck V, Murphy ST, Valente T. Entertainment-education in a media-saturated environment: examining the impact of single and multiple exposures to breast cancer storylines on two popular medical dramas. J Health Commun. 2008 Dec; 13(8):808-23. PMID: 19051115.
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      71. Valente T, Coronges KA, Stevens GD, Cousineau MR. Collaboration and competition in a children's health initiative coalition: a network analysis. Eval Program Plann. 2008 Nov; 31(4):392-402. PMID: 18639933.
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      72. Caballero-Hoyos R, Torres-Lopez T, Pineda-Lucatero A, Navarro-Nuñez C, Fosados R, Valente T. Between tradition and change: condom use with primary sexual partners among Mexican migrants. AIDS Behav. 2008 Jul; 12(4):561-9. PMID: 18389360.
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      73. Valente T, Coronges K, Lakon C, Costenbader E. How Correlated Are Network Centrality Measures? Connect (Tor). 2008 Jan 01; 28(1):16-26. PMID: 20505784.
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      74. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH, Palmer PH, Valente T. Network analysis of an organizational collaboration for Pacific Islander cancer control. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2007 Nov; 18(4 Suppl):184-96. PMID: 18065859.
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      75. Valente T, Ritt-Olson A, Stacy A, Unger JB, Okamoto J, Sussman S. Peer acceleration: effects of a social network tailored substance abuse prevention program among high-risk adolescents. Addiction. 2007 Nov; 102(11):1804-15. PMID: 17784893.
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      76. Valente T, Murphy S, Huang G, Gusek J, Greene J, Beck V. Evaluating a Minor Storyline on ER About Teen Obesity, Hypertension, and 5 A Day. J Health Commun. 2007 Sep; 12(6):551-66. PMID: 17763052.
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      77. Wilkin HA, Valente T, Murphy S, Cody MJ, Huang G, Beck V. Does entertainment-education work with Latinos in the United States? Identification and the effects of a telenovela breast cancer storyline. J Health Commun. 2007 Jul-Aug; 12(5):455-69. PMID: 17710596.
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      78. Valente T, Pumpuang P. Identifying opinion leaders to promote behavior change. Health Educ Behav. 2007 Dec; 34(6):881-96. PMID: 17602096.
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      79. Valente T, Okamoto J, Pumpuang P, Okamoto P, Sussman S. Differences in perceived implementation of a standard versus peer-led interactive substance abuse prevention program. Am J Health Behav. 2007 May-Jun; 31(3):297-311. PMID: 17402869; PMCID: PMC3134409.
      80. Hall JA, Valente T. Adolescent smoking networks: the effects of influence and selection on future smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):3054-9. PMID: 17509770; PMCID: PMC2697961.
      81. Valente T, Chou CP, Pentz MA. Community coalitions as a system: effects of network change on adoption of evidence-based substance abuse prevention. Am J Public Health. 2007 May; 97(5):880-6. PMID: 17329667; PMCID: PMC1854884.
      82. Hoffman BR, Monge PR, Chou CP, Valente T. Perceived peer influence and peer selection on adolescent smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 Aug; 32(8):1546-54. PMID: 17188818.
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      83. Valente T. Opinion leader interventions in social networks. BMJ. 2006 Nov 25; 333(7578):1082-3. PMID: 17124201; PMCID: PMC1661704.
      84. Valente T. Need, demand, and external validity in dissemination of physical activity programs. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Oct; 31(4 Suppl):S5-7. PMID: 16979464.
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      85. Rohrbach LA, Grana R, Sussman S, Valente T. Type II translation: transporting prevention interventions from research to real-world settings. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Sep; 29(3):302-33. PMID: 16868340.
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      86. Valente T, Fosados R. Diffusion of innovations and network segmentation: the part played by people in promoting health. Sex Transm Dis. 2006 Jul; 33(7 Suppl):S23-31. PMID: 16794552.
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      87. Valente T, Unger JB, Ritt-Olson A, Cen SY, Anderson Johnson C. The interaction of curriculum type and implementation method on 1-year smoking outcomes in a school-based prevention program. Health Educ Res. 2006 Jun; 21(3):315-24. PMID: 16531503.
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      88. Fonseca-Becker F, Valente T. Promoting breastfeeding in Bolivia: do social networks add to the predictive value of traditional socioeconomic characteristics? J Health Popul Nutr. 2006 Mar; 24(1):71-80. PMID: 16796153.
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      89. Sussman S, Valente T, Rohrbach LA, Skara S, Pentz MA. Translation in the health professions: converting science into action. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Mar; 29(1):7-32. PMID: 16510878.
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      90. Hoffman BR, Sussman S, Unger JB, Valente T. Peer influences on adolescent cigarette smoking: a theoretical review of the literature. Subst Use Misuse. 2006; 41(1):103-55. PMID: 16393739.
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      91. Fosados R, Caballero-Hoyos R, Torres-López T, Valente T. Condom use and migration in a sample of Mexican migrants: potential for HIV/STI transmission. Salud Publica Mex. 2006 Jan-Feb; 48(1):57-61. PMID: 16555535.
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      92. Globe GA, Azen SP, Valente T. Improving preventive health services training in chiropractic colleges: a pilot impact evaluation of the introduction of a model public health curriculum. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Nov-Dec; 28(9):702-7. PMID: 16326240.
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      93. Valente T, Unger JB, Johnson CA. Do popular students smoke? The association between popularity and smoking among middle school students. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Oct; 37(4):323-9. PMID: 16182143.
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      94. Boulay M, Valente T. The selection of family planning discussion partners in Nepal. J Health Commun. 2005 Sep; 10(6):519-36. PMID: 16203631.
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      95. Agree EM, Biddlecom AE, Valente T. Intergenerational transfers of resources between older persons and extended kin in Taiwan and the Philippines. Popul Stud (Camb). 2005 Jul; 59(2):181-95. PMID: 16096197.
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      96. Backer TE, Dearing J, Singhal A, Valente T. Writing with Ev--words to transform science into action. J Health Commun. 2005 Jun; 10(4):289-302. PMID: 16036736.
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      97. Ellen JM, Brown BA, Chung SE, Potterat JJ, Muth SQ, Valente T, Padian NS. Impact of sexual networks on risk for gonorrhea and chlamydia among low-income urban African American adolescents. J Pediatr. 2005 Apr; 146(4):518-22. PMID: 15812456.
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      98. Valente T, Gallaher P, Mouttapa M. Using social networks to understand and prevent substance use: a transdisciplinary perspective. Subst Use Misuse. 2004; 39(10-12):1685-712. PMID: 15587948.
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      99. Moore KA, Peters RH, Hills HA, LeVasseur JB, Rich AR, Hunt WM, Young MS, Valente T. Characteristics of opinion leaders in substance abuse treatment agencies. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2004; 30(1):187-203. PMID: 15083561.
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      100. Stoebenau K, Valente T. Using network analysis to understand community-based programs: a case study from highland Madagascar. Int Fam Plan Perspect. 2003 Dec; 29(4):167-73. PMID: 14665425.
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