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Thomas William Valente, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Preventive Medicine, Interim Chair of Preventive Medicine
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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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    The Global Diffusion of Tobacco Control
    NIH/NCI R01CA157577May 1, 2012 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrating Social, Behavioral &Preventive Sciences to Reduce Children's Caries
    NIH/NIDCR R34DE022272Sep 15, 2011 - Mar 31, 2014
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Social networks and networking that put adolescents at high risk
    NIH/NIAAA RC1AA019239Sep 30, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    IDU NETWORK AS REVEALED BY NEEDLE EXCHANGE DATA
    NIH/NIDA R29DA010172Sep 25, 1996 - Feb 28, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hunter RF, de la Haye K, Murray JM, Badham J, Valente TW, Clarke M, Kee F. Social network interventions for health behaviours and outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2019 Sep; 16(9):e1002890. PMID: 31479454.
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    2. Wyman PA, Pickering TA, Pisani AR, Rulison K, Schmeelk-Cone K, Hartley C, Gould M, Caine ED, LoMurray M, Brown CH, Valente TW. Peer-adult network structure and suicide attempts in 38 high schools: implications for network-informed suicide prevention. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 08. PMID: 31392720.
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    3. Elwy AR, Kim B, Plumb DN, Wang S, Gifford AL, Asch SM, Bormann JE, Mittman BS, Valente TW, Palinkas LA. The Connectedness of Mental Health Providers Referring Patients to a Treatment Study for Post-Traumatic Stress: A Social Network Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019 Jun 24. PMID: 31236732.
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    4. Akwanalo C, Njuguna B, Mercer T, Pastakia SD, Mwangi A, Dick J, Dickhaus J, Andesia J, Bloomfield GS, Valente T, Kibachio J, Pillsbury M, Pathak S, Thakkar A, Vedanthan R, Kamano J, Naanyu V. Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Strengthening Referral Networks for Management of Hypertension Across Health Systems in Kenya. Glob Heart. 2019 Jun; 14(2):173-179. PMID: 31324372.
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    5. van Deen WK, Cho ES, Pustolski K, Wixon D, Lamb S, Valente TW, Menchine M. Involving end-users in the design of an audit and feedback intervention in the emergency department setting - a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 29; 19(1):270. PMID: 31035992.
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    6. Valente TW, Pitts S, Wipfli H, Vega Yon GG. Network influences on policy implementation: Evidence from a global health treaty. Soc Sci Med. 2019 Feb; 222:188-197. PMID: 30739870.
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    7. Pickering TA, Wyman PA, Schmeelk-Cone K, Hartley C, Valente TW, Pisani AR, Rulison KL, Brown CH, LoMurray M. Diffusion of a Peer-Led Suicide Preventive Intervention Through School-Based Student Peer and Adult Networks. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:598. PMID: 30498462.
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    8. Long E, Valente TW. Perceived Social Acceptability and Longitudinal Trends in Adolescent Cigarette Smoking. Prev Sci. 2018 Aug 30. PMID: 30168036.
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    9. Li J, Valente TW, 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. 2018 Jul; 22(7):2340-2359. PMID: 28660381.
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    10. Dougherty L, Stammer E, Valente TW. Interpersonal communication regarding pregnancy-related services: friends versus health professionals as conduits for information. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 04 12; 18(1):97. PMID: 29649991.
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    11. File K, Valente T, McLaws ML. Hygiene and Health: Who Do Mothers in Vanuatu Communicate with about Health? Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 03 03; 15(3). PMID: 29510508.
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    12. Bluthenthal RN, Chu D, Wenger LD, Bourgois P, Valente T, Kral AH. Differences in time to injection onset by drug in California: Implications for the emerging heroin epidemic. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 04 01; 185:253-259. PMID: 29477084.
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    13. Negriff S, Valente TW. Structural characteristics of the online social networks of maltreated youth and offline sexual risk behavior. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Nov; 85:209-219. PMID: 29428353.
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    14. Fu L, Jacobs MA, Brookover J, Valente TW, Cobb NK, Graham AL. An exploration of the Facebook social networks of smokers and non-smokers. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187332. PMID: 29095958.
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    15. Chu KH, Pitts SR, Wipfli H, Valente TW. Coding communications across time: Documenting changes in interaction patterns across adopter categories. Netw Sci (Camb Univ Press). 2017 Dec; 5(4):441-460. PMID: 31435481.
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    16. 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 TW, 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 09 20; 12(1):116. PMID: 28931436.
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    17. Young LE, Schumm P, Alon L, Bouris A, Ferreira M, Hill B, Khanna AS, Valente TW, 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. 2018 02; 15(1):44-52. PMID: 28862483.
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    18. Valente TW. Putting the network in network interventions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 09 05; 114(36):9500-9501. PMID: 28851836.
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    19. Pallotti F, Tubaro P, Casilli AA, Valente TW. "You See Yourself Like in a Mirror": The Effects of Internet-Mediated Personal Networks on Body Image and Eating Disorders. Health Commun. 2018 09; 33(9):1166-1176. PMID: 28682123.
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    20. Altalib HH, Fenton BT, Cheung KH, Pugh MJV, Bates J, Valente TW, Kerns RD, Brandt CA. Care coordination in epilepsy: Measuring neurologists' connectivity using social network analysis. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 08; 73:31-35. PMID: 28605631.
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    21. 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 TW, 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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    22. Jacobs W, Goodson P, Barry AE, McLeroy KR, McKyer EL, Valente TW. Adolescent Social Networks and Alcohol Use: Variability by Gender and Type. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 03 21; 52(4):477-487. PMID: 28010159.
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    23. Valente TW, 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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    24. 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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    25. Fujimoto K, Snijders TA, Valente TW. 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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    26. 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.
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    27. Wang R, Tanjasiri SP, Palmer P, Valente TW. NETWORK STRUCTURE, MULTIPLEXITY, AND EVOLUTION AS INFLUENCES ON COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY INTERVENTIONS. J Community Psychol. 2016 Aug; 44(6):781-798. PMID: 29430067.
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    28. Jacobs W, Barry AE, Xu L, Valente TW. 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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    29. Czaja SJ, Valente TW, 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.
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    30. 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.
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    31. Lajonchere CM, Wheeler BY, Valente TW, 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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    32. Hether HJ, Murphy ST, Valente TW. A social network analysis of supportive interactions on prenatal sites. Digit Health. 2016 Jan-Dec; 2:2055207616628700. PMID: 29942549.
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    33. Dyal SR, Valente TW. 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].
    34. Everett MG, Valente TW. Bridging, brokerage and betweenness. Soc Networks. 2016 Jan; 44:202-208. PMID: 28239229.
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    35. Valente TW, 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.
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    36. Chu KH, Sidhu AK, Valente TW. Electronic Cigarette Marketing Online: a Multi-Site, Multi-Product Comparison. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2015 Jul-Dec; 1(2):e11. PMID: 27227129; PMCID: PMC4869220.
    37. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Sommer EC, Thompson JR, Valente TW. Increases in Network Ties Are Associated With Increased Cohesion Among Intervention Participants. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Apr; 43(2):208-16. PMID: 26286298.
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    38. Mercken L, Saul JE, Lemaire RH, Valente TW, 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.
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    39. Valente TW, Palinkas LA, Czaja S, Chu KH, Brown CH. Social network analysis for program implementation. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0131712. PMID: 26110842.
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    40. Wagner KD, Pitpitan EV, Valente TW, 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.
    41. Chu KH, Valente TW. 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.
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    42. Young SD, Belin TR, Klausner JD, Valente TW. 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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    43. 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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    44. Forster M, Grigsby TJ, Bunyan A, Unger JB, Valente TW. 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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    45. Hunter RF, McAneney H, Davis M, Tully MA, Valente TW, 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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    46. Kwan PP, Sussman S, Valente TW. Peer leaders and substance use among high-risk adolescents. Subst Use Misuse. 2015 Feb; 50(3):283-91. PMID: 25407377.
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    47. Park MM, Zafran H, Stewart J, Salsberg J, Ells C, Rouleau S, Estein O, Valente TW. 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.
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    48. Sussman S, Valente TW, 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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    49. Huang GC, Soto D, Fujimoto K, Valente TW. 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.
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    50. 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.
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    51. Fujimoto K, Valente TW. Multiplex congruity: friendship networks and perceived popularity as correlates of adolescent alcohol use. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 125:173-81. PMID: 24913275.
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    52. Hether HJ, Murphy ST, Valente TW. 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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    53. Shin HS, Valente TW, 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.
    54. Palinkas LA, Holloway IW, Rice E, Brown CH, Valente TW, 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.
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    55. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Valente TW. Social network diagnostics: a tool for monitoring group interventions. Implement Sci. 2013 Oct 01; 8:116. PMID: 24083343.
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    56. Huang GC, Unger JB, Soto D, Fujimoto K, Pentz MA, Jordan-Marsh M, Valente TW. 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.
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    57. Fujimoto K, Wang P, Valente TW. 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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    58. 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.
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    59. 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.
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    60. Gotsis M, Wang H, Spruijt-Metz D, Jordan-Marsh M, Valente TW. 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.
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    61. Chu KH, Wipfli H, Valente TW. Using Visualizations to Explore Network Dynamics. J Soc Struct. 2013; 14. PMID: 25285051.
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    62. Valente TW, 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.
    63. Fujimoto K, Valente TW. Alcohol peer influence of participating in organized school activities: a network approach. Health Psychol. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1084-92. PMID: 22924449.
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    64. Valente TW. Network interventions. Science. 2012 Jul 06; 337(6090):49-53. PMID: 22767921.
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    65. Ramírez-Ortiz G, Caballero-Hoyos R, Ramírez-López G, Valente TW. 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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    66. Brown CH, Kellam SG, Kaupert S, Muthén BO, Wang W, Muthén LK, Chamberlain P, PoVey CL, Cady R, Valente TW, 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.
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    67. Fujimoto K, Valente TW. Social network influences on adolescent substance use: disentangling structural equivalence from cohesion. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jun; 74(12):1952-60. PMID: 22475405.
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    68. Lakon CM, Valente TW. 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.
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    69. Fujimoto K, Valente TW. Decomposing the components of friendship and friends' influence on adolescent drinking and smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Aug; 51(2):136-43. PMID: 22824443.
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    70. Fujimoto K, Unger JB, Valente TW. 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.
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    71. Coronges K, Stacy AW, Valente TW. Social network influences of alcohol and marijuana cognitive associations. Addict Behav. 2011 Dec; 36(12):1305-8. PMID: 21872402.
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    72. Fujimoto K, Chou CP, Valente TW. 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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    73. Okamoto J, Buffington Sde C, Cloum HM, Mendenhall BM, Toboni M, Valente TW. 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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    74. Okamoto J, Johnson CA, Leventhal A, Milam J, Pentz MA, Schwartz D, Valente TW. 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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    75. Valente TW, Fujimoto K. Bridging: Locating Critical Connectors in a Network. Soc Networks. 2010 Jul 01; 32(3):212-220. PMID: 20582157.
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    76. Sales AE, Estabrooks CA, Valente TW. 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.
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    77. Valente TW, 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.
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    78. Wipfli HL, Fujimoto K, Valente TW. 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.
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    79. 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 TW. 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.
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    80. Mason MJ, Mennis J, Coatsworth JD, Valente TW, 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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    81. Valente TW, 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.
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    82. Mason MJ, Valente TW, 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.
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    83. Myers R, Chou CP, Sussman S, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Pachon H, Valente TW. 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.
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    84. Valente TW, 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.
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    85. Wagner KD, Valente TW, 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.
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    86. Hether HJ, Huang GC, Beck V, Murphy ST, Valente TW. 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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    87. Valente TW, 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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    88. Caballero-Hoyos R, Torres-Lopez T, Pineda-Lucatero A, Navarro-Nuñez C, Fosados R, Valente TW. 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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    89. Valente TW, 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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    90. Tanjasiri SP, Tran JH, Palmer PH, Valente TW. 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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    91. Valente TW, 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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    92. Valente TW, 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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    93. Wilkin HA, Valente TW, 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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    94. Valente TW, Pumpuang P. Identifying opinion leaders to promote behavior change. Health Educ Behav. 2007 Dec; 34(6):881-96. PMID: 17602096.
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    95. Valente TW, 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.
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    96. Hall JA, Valente TW. Adolescent smoking networks: the effects of influence and selection on future smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec; 32(12):3054-9. PMID: 17509770.
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    97. Valente TW, 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.
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    98. Hoffman BR, Monge PR, Chou CP, Valente TW. Perceived peer influence and peer selection on adolescent smoking. Addict Behav. 2007 Aug; 32(8):1546-54. PMID: 17188818.
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    99. Valente TW. Opinion leader interventions in social networks. BMJ. 2006 Nov 25; 333(7578):1082-3. PMID: 17124201.
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    100. Valente TW. 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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    101. Rohrbach LA, Grana R, Sussman S, Valente TW. 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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    102. Valente TW, 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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    103. Valente TW, 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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    104. Fonseca-Becker F, Valente TW. 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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    105. Sussman S, Valente TW, 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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    106. Fosados R, Caballero-Hoyos R, Torres-López T, Valente TW. 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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    107. Hoffman BR, Sussman S, Unger JB, Valente TW. 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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    108. 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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    109. Valente TW, 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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    110. Boulay M, Valente TW. The selection of family planning discussion partners in Nepal. J Health Commun. 2005 Sep; 10(6):519-36. PMID: 16203631.
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    111. Agree EM, Biddlecom AE, Valente TW. 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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    112. 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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    113. Ellen JM, Brown BA, Chung SE, Potterat JJ, Muth SQ, Valente TW, 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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    114. Valente TW, 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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    115. Moore KA, Peters RH, Hills HA, LeVasseur JB, Rich AR, Hunt WM, Young MS, Valente TW. 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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    116. Stoebenau K, Valente TW. 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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    117. Valente TW, Hoffman BR, Ritt-Olson A, Lichtman K, Johnson CA. Effects of a social-network method for group assignment strategies on peer-led tobacco prevention programs in schools. Am J Public Health. 2003 Nov; 93(11):1837-43. PMID: 14600050; PMCID: PMC1448060.
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    119. Gross CP, Cruz-Correa M, Canto MI, McNeil-Solis C, Valente TW, Powe NR. The adoption of ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus: a cohort study of gastroenterologists. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Feb; 97(2):279-86. PMID: 11866262.
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    120. Glik D, Nowak G, Valente T, Sapsis K, Martin C. Youth performing arts entertainment-education for HIV/AIDS prevention and health promotion: practice and research. J Health Commun. 2002 Jan-Feb; 7(1):39-57. PMID: 11878569.
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    121. Valente TW, Saba WP. Campaign exposure and interpersonal communication as factors in contraceptive use in Bolivia. J Health Commun. 2001 Oct-Dec; 6(4):303-22. PMID: 11783665.
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    122. Kwait J, Valente TW, Celentano DD. Interorganizational relationships among HIV/AIDS service organizations in Baltimore: a network analysis. J Urban Health. 2001 Sep; 78(3):468-87. PMID: 11564850.
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    123. Alexander C, Piazza M, Mekos D, Valente T. Peers, schools, and adolescent cigarette smoking. J Adolesc Health. 2001 Jul; 29(1):22-30. PMID: 11429302.
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    124. Valente TW, Foreman RK, Junge B, Vlahov D. Needle-exchange participation, effectiveness, and policy: syringe relay, gender, and the paradox of public health. J Urban Health. 2001 Jun; 78(2):340-9. PMID: 11419584; PMCID: PMC3456352.
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    126. Junge B, Valente T, Latkin C, Riley E, Vlahov D. Syringe exchange not associated with social network formation: results from Baltimore. AIDS. 2000 Mar 10; 14(4):423-6. PMID: 10770545.
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    127. Bond KC, Valente TW, Kendall C. Social network influences on reproductive health behaviors in urban northern Thailand. Soc Sci Med. 1999 Dec; 49(12):1599-614. PMID: 10574232.
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    128. Valente TW, Bharath U. An evaluation of the use of drama to communicate HIV/AIDS information. AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Jun; 11(3):203-11. PMID: 10407454.
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    129. Valente TW, Foreman RK, Junge B, Vlahov D. Satellite exchange in the Baltimore Needle Exchange Program. Public Health Rep. 1998 Jun; 113 Suppl 1:90-6. PMID: 9722814.
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    130. Valente TW, Paredes P, Poppe PR. Matching the message to the process: the relative ordering of knowledge, attitudes, and practices in behavior change research. Hum Commun Res. 1998 Mar; 24(3):366-85. PMID: 12293436.
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    131. Valente TW, Watkins SC, Jato MN, van der Straten A, Tsitsol LP. Social network associations with contraceptive use among Cameroonian women in voluntary associations. Soc Sci Med. 1997 Sep; 45(5):677-87. PMID: 9226791.
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    132. Valente TW, Saba WP. Reproductive Health is in Your Hands: the national media campaign in Bolivia. SIECUS Rep. 1997 Jan; 25(2):10-3. PMID: 12347727.
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    133. Valente TW, Poppe PR, Merritt AP. Mass-media-generated interpersonal communication as sources of information about family planning. J Health Commun. 1996 Jul-Sep; 1(3):247-65. PMID: 10947363.
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    134. Valente TW, Rogers EM. The origins and development of the diffusion of innovations paradigm as an example of scientific growth. Sci Commun. 1995 Mar; 16(3):242-73. PMID: 12319357.
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    135. Valente TW, Poppe PR, Alva ME, De Briceño RV, Cases D. Street theater as a tool to reduce family planning misinformation. Int Q Community Health Educ. 1994 Jan 01; 15(3):279-90. PMID: 20841245.
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