Nicole Vaughn

  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Research interests

Research Expertise:
Chronic Disease Prevention | Community-based Participatory Research | Health Disparities | Trauma-Informed Programs

My research interests include using community based participatory research methods to address chronic disease prevention (diabetes, overweight, obesity) as well as trauma informed programs that enhance resilience in underserved and urban settings with ethnic minority adults and youth (i.e., African American). Additionally, I am focused on identifying evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to disseminate and implement in these settings.

My research includes working with community partners to implement evidence-based and evidence informed strategies in their local settings (i.e., churches, after school settings, community centers) to promote healthy lifestyles. Additionally, I have training in health behavior strategies and trauma-informed practices for youth and families. My dissemination and implementation research projects are at the intersection of public health, health promotion, health education and community/industry partnerships.

Honors and Awards:
2016-2018 Fellow for National Cancer Institute’s Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC)

Member of:
Society of Behavioral Medicine (
American Public Health Association (

Recent Academic Projects:
Getting People In Sync: Working with Communities to Implement an Evidence-Based Prediabetes Prevention Program

Understanding the Health Profile of First Generation College Students

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2005 2019

  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Editorial

University student food insecurity and academic performance

Weaver, R. R., Vaughn, N., Hendricks, S. P., McPherson-Myers, P. E., Jia, Q., Willis, S. L. & Rescigno, K. P., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of American College Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
United States Department of Agriculture
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
4 Citations (Scopus)

Participatory implementation science to increase the impact of evidence-based cancer prevention and control

Ramanadhan, S., Davis, M. M., Armstrong, R., Baquero, B., Ko, L. K., Leng, J. C., Salloum, R. G., Vaughn, N. & Brownson, R. C., Mar 1 2018, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 29, 3, p. 363-369 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
Translational Medical Research
Evidence-Based Practice
8 Citations (Scopus)

Social cognitions, distress, and leadership self-efficacy: Associations with aggression for high-risk minority youth

Leff, S. S., Baker, C. N., Waasdorp, T. E., Vaughn, N., Bevans, K. B., Thomas, N. A., Guerra, T., Hausman, A. J. & Monopoli, W. J., Jan 1 2014, In : Development and Psychopathology. 26, 3, p. 759-772 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Crime Victims

Beyond the manuscript: Podcast interview transcript

Dennison, B. & Vaughn, N., Sep 23 2013, In : Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 7, 1, p. 83-87 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

11 Citations (Scopus)

Digital Animation as a Method to Disseminate Research Findings to the Community Using a Community-Based Participatory Approach

Vaughn, N., Jacoby, S. F., Williams, T., Guerra, T., Thomas, N. A. & Richmond, T. S., Jan 1 2013, In : American Journal of Community Psychology. 51, 1-2, p. 30-42 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community-Based Participatory Research
distribution strategy
development strategy