Lab News

June 2018

Jessica Hanson and Jing Zhao recently co-authored a paper in South Dakota Medicine validating the effectiveness of the Recovery Capital Index developed by Face It TOGETHER using statistical methods. “Validating a Survey for Addiction Wellness: The Recovery Capital Index”.

April 2018

Jessica Hanson initiated a new collaboration with Michelle Sarche of the University of Colorado to conduct a randomized controlled trial of the CHOICES intervention with American Indian women from the Cheyenne River Tribe.  This collaborative work is funded by a large NIH center grant at Washington State University called the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE).

February 2018

Jessica Hanson and her research team attended a training in Rapid City, SD on motivational interviewing facilitated by Karen Ingersoll of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  The purpose of the training was to prepare Dr. Hanson's team and tribal staff to implement an alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention program with American Indian adolescents.

January 2018
Drs. Jessica Hanson and DenYelle Kenyon are serving on the advisory board for the University of Iowa’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network project investigating factors and strategies to increase HPV vaccination rates in rural Iowa counties.
 

November 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson published an article in the South Dakota Journal of Medicine tracking prescription of long-acting reversible contraception based on patient aged and physician training. "Exploring the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in South Dakota women and the importance of provider education."

October 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson published a commentary in Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research highlighting the importance of community-based participatory research approaches to inform alcohol-related interventions with American Indian and Alaska Native communities. "Commentary on Montag et al. (2017): The importance of CBPR in FASD prevention with American Indian communities"


September 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson presented to Augustana University's genetic counseling master's students. The focus of her talk was on qualitative research.

June 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson presented at Grand Rounds for Rapid City Regional Hospital. The title of her talk was "A Preconception Approach to Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."

May 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson presented on her project "Development of a Smoking Cessation Curriculum with American Indian Women" at the annual GMaP conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The conference brings cancer and cancer disparities researchers, trainees and community partners together to discuss research, provide mentorship, and promote collaboration. Dr. Hanson was also awarded with the GMaP Research Scholar Rising Star Award.

May 2017
Dr. Jessica Hanson gave a guest lecture at an Introduction to Sociology class at Augustana University. Jessica presented on her background in applied sociology and how she has utilized her degrees and background in social/behavioral sciences to develop a research line in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies with American Indian communities.

March 2017
Jessica Hanson, PhD, gave two oral presentations at the 7th Annual International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Vancouver, BC. Her first presentation was titled "Impact of the CHOICES Intervention in Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies in American Indian Women" and focused on the significant results and publication from the OST CHOICES program. Her second presentation was titled "Screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Adult Women Using the Life History Screen". In this presentation, Dr. Hanson presented data resulting from the Life History Screen, an FASD screening tool.

February 2017
Jessica D. Hanson, PhD, published a research article titled “Impact of the CHOICES intervention in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies in American Indian women” in the Journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Co-authors from Sanford Research include Morgan Nelson, Jamie Jensen, and Amy Willman. This study highlights the successful implementation of the evidence-based CHOICES intervention to reduce the risk of alcohol exposed pregnancies with American Indian women. 

February 2017
Jessica D. Hanson, PhD, published a research article titled “Impact of the CHOICES intervention in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies in American Indian women” in the Journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. This study highlights the successful implementation of the evidence-based CHOICES intervention to reduce the risk of alcohol exposed pregnancies with American Indian women. Co-authors from Sanford Research include Morgan Nelson, Jamie Jensen, and Amy Willman. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28173632

December 2016
Dr. Hanson attended the 2016 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health in Washington, D.C.

November 2016
Dr. Jessica Hanson and Jamie Jensen presented at the Minnesota Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) annual conference. The title of their presentation was “A Preconception Approach to Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."

August 2016
Dr. Hanson was awarded a pilot grant from The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 6 Research Scholar Pilot Funds Program.

August 2016
Dr. Jessica Hanson along with Dr. Susan Puumala had a study published titled “Epidemiology of substance-exposes pregnancies at one Great Lakes hospital that serves a large number of American Indians”. The study was published in American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of substance-exposed pregnancies at a hospital in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=27536897