Behavioral Health


Enhancement of a Behavioral Health Rotation for Family Medicine Residents to Promote Skillfulness in Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based strategy for conducting brief behavioral health interventions in primary care. This project is developing and evaluating an enhanced behavioral health rotation for Family Medicine residents that is designed to increase objectively measured skillfulness in Motivational Interviewing. ​

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

Prevention of Teen Pregnancy through Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care

This multi-site RCT is comprised of a semi-structured, 15-minute brief intervention that is informed by principles of Motivational Interviewing.  

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

Meta-Regression to Identify the Impact of SBIRT Structure and Content on Outcome

The purpose of this project is to develop an instrument to measure characteristics of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) protocols that are not described in scientific reports and use meta-regression to determine their impact on outcome.

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

Mentored Research on Improving Alcohol Brief Interventions in Medical Settings

This project is systematically evaluating the impact of brief intervention components on risky drinking behavior among primary care patients and using this information to develop and pilot test an empirically informed brief intervention.

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

Collaborative Hub to Reduce the Burden of Suicide Among Urban AI/AN Youth

The purpose of this project is to address the suicide epidemic among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and young adults, especially those living in urban areas. The UNM team is working with an urban Indian health center to address barriers to providing behavioral health services and outreach for AI/AN youth.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

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Standardized Feedback and Coaching to Enhance Dissemination of Motivational Interviewing or Health Behavior Change in Primary Care Settings

The purpose of this investigation is to systematically evaluate the impact and sustainability of two training dissemination strategies (a traditional skills-based workshop versus a workshop plus standardized performance feedback and coaching) on Motivational Interviewing skillfulness and Motivational Interviewing confidence, perceived responsibility, self-reported use, perceived barriers, and attitudes among a sample of UNM Family Medicine resident interventionists.

PI: Jennifer Hettema, PhD

Healthy Children, Strong Families: American Indian Communities Preventing Obesity

This project addresses American Indian health issues and disparities, specifically historical trauma, depression and culturally centered care and obesity prevention.

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD

Tribal Solutions for Native Youth Affected by Adverse Childhood Experience

The goal of this project is to design and implement a culturally appropriate intervention that will improve the health and well-being of Native youth affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

PI: Tassy Parker, RN, PhD