Students

All students are pursuing advanced degrees in education or a related field, with emphasis on motivation, health behavior, health education, disease prevention, and health promotion. As much as possible students from other countries are encouraged to use the skills and knowledge gained in their U.S. education to design and carry out research in their home countries as part of their research training and dissertation activities.

Students can be contacted by:
Phone: +1 (402) 472-6046
Email: npcada@unl.edu

Current Students



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Feng Yonghua 2009 BA, China West Normal University, Sichuan (China), Chinese Language and Literature

Research Interests:
Chinese adolescent alcohol use


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Mandy Cao 2003 BA, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (China), English
2010 MA, Indiana State University, Human Resource Development

Research Interests:
Motivation of employees, self-determination theory, organizational behavior, business drinking


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Lanyan Ding 2007 BS Huazhong Normal University (China), History
2010 MA Huazhong Normal University (China), History

Research Interests:
Adolescent alcohol consumption


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Moon Yu 2006 AA Hesston College (Kansas), Early Childhood Education
2009 BA Bethel College (Kansas), Education and Psychology
2011 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Educational Psychology

Research Interests:
Motivation and cognition related to writing development (i.e., writing revision) among young population. In addition, health behaviors (i.e., women drinking)

Graduates



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Zhang Ying 1996 MD Beijing University (China)
2003 MS Beijing University (China)
2007 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Relationship of stress, coping strategies, and health outcomes, and behavioral and educational interventions to promote health and prevent diseases.


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Jie Zhao 2002 BA   Henan University (China), English
2005 MA  Sichuan International Studies University (China), English
2008 MA University of Nebraska in Lincoln

Research Interests:
Alcohol culture, eduation and control policies in China. Understanding the causes of and remedies for nonresponse and measurement errors in survey.


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Teresa Merrick 1995 B.A. University of Maryland, European Division
1998 M.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha
2009 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Adult physical activity promotion: behavioral aspects and program design for non-athlete healthy and special population adults.


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Izumi Jinnai 1989 BA Oberin University (Tokyo Japan) English
2004 BA Univerisity of Nebraska-Lincoln Psychology and English (minor)
2007 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Social Meaning of Alcohol Related Flushing Reaction in Chinese college students and The influence of culture and gender in risky behaviors and immigrant's mental health issues.


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Jia Pu 2004 BA China Pharmaceutical University
2009 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Alcohol behaviors, policies and control strategies in China. Adolescent risk behaviors: binge drinking, suicidal intention prevention and harm reduction.


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Jamie Hahn 1995 BS Missouri Western State University
2008 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Wellness and nutrition policies in public schools.


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Zhaoqing Huang 2004 MD Fudan University Medical Center (China)
2009 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Alcohol culture, policies, control strategies and behaviors in China.


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Jeff Kuhr 1993 BS University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Community Health Education
1995 MS University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Community Health Education
2009 Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Educational Psychology-Health Education

Research Interests:
Development and evaluation of health education programs in rural health departments and Public Health Performance Standards.


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Mary Lou Buss 1971 BA Kearney State College
1978 MSW University of Nebraska at Omaha
2009 Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Health behavior change in dialysis patients and use of self-efficacy and brief interventions to improve adherence to prescribed dialysis regimen.


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Talal Aldahess 1986 BA King Saud University (Saudi Arabia)
2005 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Hospital health care, social work and health promotion.


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Khalid Almutairi 1998 BS Florida A & M University
1999 MS Florida State University
2004 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Family and religious influences on tobacco use in Saudi Arabia.


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Ashlee Folsom 2005 BA Doane College
2007 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
HIV/AIDS prevention and management programs.


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Zhang Jianguo 1984 BA Shandong Normal University (China)
1991 MA People's University of China(China)
2006 MA University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Qualitative and quantitative methods in health education


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Xue Jianping 1997 MD Shanghai Medical University
2000 MEd University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
The influence of cultural orientation on Chinese adolescent alcohol use.


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Lazarous Mbulo 1999 BALS University of Zambia
2000 MPhil University of Cambridge (UK)
2002 MSC University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Adolescent alcohol use in Zambia.


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Qu Ming 1987 MD Shanghai Medical University (China)
1997 MEd University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Alcohol use and alcohol expectancies among adolescents in Inner Mongolia.


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Heyam Mohammed 1993 BS University of Kuwait
1998 MA Fort Hays State University Fort Hays, Kansas
2003 PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Sheesha use in Kuwait and implications for tobacco education programs.


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Shiyuan Wang 2007 BA  Sichuan University (China), English
2011 MA  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Educational Psychology

Research Interests:
Cultural orientation, motivation and development.


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Lida Lin 2009 BS Nanjing Normal University (China), Applied Psychology
2012 MA Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, Educational Psychology

Research Interests:
Alcohol Regulation in Anchient China, Ethnographic research methods and Psychological methods and statistics.


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Geng Qian 1984 BSc Beijing Normal University (China)
1990 MEd Beijing Normal University (China)
1996 Diploma in Demography, Cairo Demographic Center (Egypt)
1997 MEd University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests:
Adolescent sexual health promotion in China.