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Presentations

  • 2018

    Gatto, A., Powell, S.E., & DeBate, R. Evaluating a University Tobacco-Free Campus Policy: Implications for Implementation and Enforcement. Society for Public Health Education 69th Annual Conference. Columbus, OH, April 2018.

    Gatto, A., Rafal, G., & DeBate, R. A Mixed-Methods Approach to Increase Mental Health Literacy among Male Undergraduate Students. NASPA 2018 Strategies Conference. Portland, OR, January 2018.

    Gatto, A., Rafal, G., & DeBate, R., Predicting Intention to Seek Professional Help Among Male College Students. USF Health Research Day. February 2018.

    Gatto, A., Rafal, G., & DeBate, R. Differences in Male Undergraduate Student Mental Health Literacy.  American Academy of Health Behavior 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Portland, OR, March 2018.

    Gatto, A., Rafal, G., & DeBate, R. A Mixed-Methods Approach to Address Mental Health Literacy among Male University Students. Depression on College Campuses Conference. Ann Arbor, MI, March 2018.

    Gatto, A., Rafal, G., & DeBate, R. Understanding Male University Students Mental Health Literacy, Intention to Seek Care, and Predictors of Seeking Care: An Explanatory Sequential Design. American College Health Association. Washington, DC, May 2018.

    Grimm, T., Harris, A., Cram, B., & DeBate, R. USF and FIU: Coaching for Success. National Student Success Conference. Tampa, FL, February 2018.

    Grimm, T., Harris, A., & DeBate, R. USF Success and Wellness Coaching for USF Student Success. USF Health Research Day. Tampa, FL, February 2018.

    Grimm, T., Harris, A., & DeBate, R. USF Success and Wellness Coaching: Coaching for success on university campuses. 2018 Southern College Health Association Annual Meeting. Columbia, SC, March 2018

    Grimm, T., Harris, A., & DeBate, R. USF Success and Wellness Coaching: A new program initiative for student success. National Wellness Conference. St. Paul, MN, June 2018.

    Paola, J., Bleck, J., & DeBate, R. An understanding of the relationship between birth control and depression in college-aged women. 2018 NASPA Mental Health Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference. Portland, OR, January 2018.

    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Employing Evaluation Research to Inform Campus Food Pantry Policy. University of South Florida Health Research Day. Tampa, FL, February 2018.

    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Food Insecurity and Academic Success Evaluation of a Campus-Based Food Pantry. American Academy of Health Behavior 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Portland, OR, March 2018.

    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Feed-A-Bull: Employing evaluation research to inform campus food pantry policy and practice. Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference. San Diego, CA, March 2018.

    Paola, J., Bleck, J., & DeBate, R. An understanding of the relationship between birth control and depression in college-aged women. Society of Behavioral Medicine 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions. New Orleans, LA, April 2018.

    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Feed-A-Bull: Employing evaluation research to inform campus food pantry policy and practice. Society of Public Health Education 69th Annual Conference. Columbus, OH, April 2018.

    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Food Insecurity and Academic Success Evaluation of a Campus-Based Food Pantry. American College Health Association 2018. Washington, DC, May 2018.


    Paola, J., & DeBate, R. Employing Evaluation Research to Inform Campus Food Pantry Policy. The Future of Food and Nutrition Graduate Student Research Conference. Boston, MA. April 7, 2018.  

    Powell SE, Gatto A, Zamair S, Sales L, & DeBate R. A Quantitative and Geospatial Analysis of USF's Tobacco Free Policy. USF Health Research Day. Tampa, FL. February 2018.

    Powell SE, Gatto A, & DeBate R. Unique College Tobacco-Free Policy Evaluation Technique Using ArcGIS. SOPHE. Columbus, OH. April 2018.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Qualitative Assessment of Mental Health Literacy and Help-seeking Behaviors in Undergraduate Males. University of South Florida Health Research Day, Tampa, FL, February 2018.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Differences in Male Undergraduate Students Mental Health Literacy and Help-seeking Behaviors. 2018 Southern College Health Association Annual Meeting, Columbia, SC, March 2018.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. A Social Marketing Approach to Address Mental Health Literacy among Male University Students. 69th Annual Conference Society for Public Health Education, Columbus, OH, April 2018.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Differences in Male University Students Mental Health Literacy and Help-seeking Intention. 2018 American College Health Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, May 2018.

  • 2017

    Anderson, R., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Campus sexual assault prevention: Examining student attitudes, behaviors, and intention to intervene. Florida Public Health Association. Orlando, FL, July 2017.

    Gatto, A., Powell, S.E., & DeBate, R. Assessing the implementation of a peer-enforced tobacco-free campus policy. Florida Public Health Association. Orlando, FL, July 2017.

    Powell, S.E., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. A quantitative and geospatial analysis of the University of South Florida’s tobacco-free policy. Florida Public Health Association. Orlando, FL, July 2017.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Assessing mental health literacy and intention to seek professional mental health services in male university students. Florida Public Health Association. Orlando, FL, July 2017.

    Rafal, G., Gatto, A., & DeBate, R. Assessing Mental Health Literacy and Intention to Seek Professional Mental Health Services in Male University Students.  American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2017.

  • 2016

    Bleck J, & DeBate R. Development of an Innovative Theory-Based Model of the Underlying Mechanisms of Comorbid ADHD and Disordered Eating Behavior. 22nd Annual Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, New York, October 2016.
  • 2015

    Bleck J, & DeBate R. Exploring the Underlying Mechanisms of the ADHD and Eating Disorder Comorbidity. 21st Annual Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, Taormina, Italy, September 2015.

    DeBate R, & Bleck J. Identifying Characteristics of Men who Binge Eat. 21st Annual Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, Taormina, Italy, September 2015.  

  • 2014

    Bleck J, & DeBate R. Positive Youth Development: Implications for Eating Disorder Prevention. 20th Annual Eating Disorder Research Society Meeting, San Diego, October, 2014.

    Bleck J, & DeBate R. Gender and Racial Differences in the Co-Occurrence of ADHD and Disordered Eating Behaviors. University of South Florida Research Day, Tampa, FL, February 2014.  

    Bleck J, DeBate R, & Olivardia R. Gender and Racial Differences in the Co-Occurrence of ADHD and Disordered Eating Behaviors. International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York, NY, March 2014.  

    Vamos C, Flory S, Sun H, DeBate R, Bleck J, Thompson E, & Merrell L. Does Women’s Physical Activity Consistency across the Life course Impact Birth Outcomes? 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2014.  

    DeBate R, Wathington D, Bleck J, Wolfe-Quintero K, & Hodge M. Our Practice is Our Passion: Creating High-quality Practice Experiences through Service-learning Partnerships. 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2014.  

  • 2013

    DeBate R, Bleck J, & Merrell L. Short-term and Long-term Behavioral Outcomes of Adolescent Positive Youth Development. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2013.

    Bleck J, DeBate R, & Olivardia R. Gender Differences in the Co-Occurrence of ADHD and Eating Disorders. Eating Disorder Research Society 19th Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, September 2013.  

    Bleck J, & DeBate R. Exploring the Co-morbidity of ADHD and Disordered Eating Behaviors among a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adults. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada, May 2013.  

    Vamos, C.A., Sun, H., Flory, S., DeBate, R., Thompson, E., & Merrell, L. (November 2013). Structural factors influencing physical activity among women during the preconception period.141st Annual American Public Health Association Conference, Boston, MA.  

     

  • 2012

    Maung-Gaona N, Bleck J, DePass A, & Gergen J. Possible Indicators of Cumulative Disadvantages among Underrepresented Minority Students in the Biological Sciences at Stony Brook University. 5th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers, Baltimore, MD, May 2012.

    Bleck J. Evaluating the Relationship between Childhood ADHD and Subsequent Eating Disorder Behavior. The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) Users Conference, Bethesda, MD, July 2012.  

    Bleck J. Evaluating the Relationship between Adolescent ADHD and Subsequent Eating Disorders. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, October 2012.  

    Maung-Gaona N, Corrales de Eilers A, Piazzola K, & Bleck J. Evaluating Enrollment and Graduation of Underrepresented STEM Ph.D. Students in the SUNY AGEP Alliance. NSF JAM12 “Broadening Participation Research”, Washington, D.C., June 2012.  

    Bleck J. Evaluating the Relationship between Adolescent ADHD and Subsequent Eating Disorders. New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, March 2012.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A., Severson H,  Shaw T, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Development and Evaluation of Interactive, Web-based Case Studies: Application of Diffusion of Innovations. American Dental Education Association Annual Session & Exhibition. Orlando, FL.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Severson H,  Gallentine A., Shaw T, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). An Interactive, Theory-Based, Web-Based Training Program for Dental and Dental Hygiene Students on Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders. American Dental Education Association Annual Session & Exhibition. Orlando, FL  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Ellis A, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Evaluation of an Interactive Web-Based Training Program on Secondary Prevention of Disordered Eating Behaviors. American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting, Austin TX.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Krone T, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Efficacy of a Web-Based Training Program on Disordered Eating Behaviors. American Academy of Dental Research Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Vander Molen A, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Increasing the Capacity of Oral Health Students to Deliver Secondary Prevention of Disordered Eating Behaviors: Evaluation of a Theory-Based Online Training Program. 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Vander Molen A, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Increasing the Capacity of Oral Health Students to Deliver Secondary Prevention of Disordered Eating Behaviors: Evaluation of a Theory-Based Online Training Program. 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Vander Molen A, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Project EAT: Evaluation of a web-based secondary prevention training program for eating disorders. APHA 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Gallentine A, Vander Molen A, Merrell L., Severson H,  Cantwell C, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L., Hendricson W. (2012). Secondary prevention of disordered eating behaviors: Psychosocial differences between dental and dental hygiene students. APHA 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  

     

     

  • 2011

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Severson H,  Shaw T, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L.  Hendricson B. Gallentine A. (2011). Effectiveness of a Web-based Training Program on Secondary Prevention of Eating Disorders. 17th Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Edinburgh Sept. 22nd - 24th

    Daley E, DEBATE R, Kline N, Marsh L. Developing a transdisciplinary systems approach for improving women’s health. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, November 2011.  

     

  • 2010

    DEBATE RD, Cragun D, Severson H,  Shaw T, Christiansen S, Koerber A, Tomar S, McCormack Brown K, Tedesco L.  Hendricson B. (2010). Exploring factors for increasing adoption of e-courses in the oral health curriculum. 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.
  • 2009 and prior

    DIGIOACCHINO RF.  Connecting Health Issues to the Academic Mission: Using Media Generated Promotional Strategies to Enhance Collaboration of Faculty, Staff, and Students in a Campus Wide Fitness Program. Wellness ’97 Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC – March 1997

    DEBATE RD & Topping M.  Body Dissatisfaction among White and African-American Male and Female College Students. American College Health Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV – June 2001  

    DEBATE RD, Fassett, E & Jordan SL. College Health Service Utilization: Is Demand Management Effective? American College Health Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV – June 2001  

    DEBATE RD.  Subclinical Eating Disorder Characteristics among Male and Female Triathletes. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Boston, MA – April 2002  

    DEBATE RD.  Body Size Dissatisfaction among Male and Female Triathletes. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Boston, MA – April 2002  

    DEBATE RD.  Social Ecological Approach to College Health Programming. Southern College Health Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC – March 2003  

    DEBATE RD.  Evaluation: The Road to Successful College Health Programming. Southern College Health Association Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC – March 2003

    Lews M, Blunt H, DEBATE RD. Socio-cultural attitudes towards appearance and body dissatisfaction. Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society. Pittsburgh, PA – October 2007  

    Lewis M, Blunt H, DEBATE RD. Similar but Different: Gender differences in socio-cultural attitudes towards appearance and body dissatisfaction. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Oxnard, CA – March 2008  

    DeBate RD, Lewis M, Blunt H, Zhang Y, Thompson S. Gender Differences in Socio-cultural Attitudes towards Appearance, Body Shape Dissatisfaction, and Weight change behaviors. 2008 International Conference on Eating Disorders. Seattle, WA-May 2008  

    Thompson S, & DEBATE RD. Examining Night Eating Syndrome and depression among college students. 2008 International Conference on Eating Disorders. Seattle, WA-May 2008