Hooker, Stephanie A., PhD, MPH, MS uri icon
Research Investigator
About me

Other offices/titles: Clinical health psychologist

Joined the Institute: 2019

Education and training: MS, clinical psychology, Syracuse University; MPH, applied biostatistics, Colorado School of Public Health; PhD, clinical health psychology, University of Colorado at Denver; Postdoctoral fellowship in primary care behavioral health, University of Minnesota.

Overview/research interests: Health psychology, behavioral medicine, health behavior change and maintenance, brief theory-based interventions, physical activity, meaning and purpose in life, wellness, cardiovascular health, behavioral sleep medicine, and opioid use disorder.

Current research activities and funding:
•  Principal investigator on an R21 funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to develop a theory and meaning-based mHealth intervention to increase physical activity in adults in midlife
•  Site PI on a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded multi-site clinical trial examining the long-term effectiveness and safety of the anti-obesity drug phentermine
•  Co-investigator on National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded trial (PI: Rossom) of clinical decision support tool for primary care providers to identify, screen and treat patients with opioid use disorder
•  Principal investigator on a supplement to examine the impact of a training to reduce primary care clinician’s stigma towards people with opioid use disorder
•  Co-investigator on a Minnesota Department of Human Services-funded project on delivering medication-assisted treatment and adjunctive behavioral interventions for opioid use disorder in primary care
•  Co-investigator on a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)-funded trial (PI: O’Connor) of a clinical decision support tool to encourage active weight management for patients with Type 2 Diabetes
•  Co-investigator and stakeholder engagement team member on PCORI-funded study (MPI: O’Connor and Neugebauer) examining the effectiveness of medications for Type 2 diabetes

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Affiliation
positions
  • Research Investigator, Health and well-being
  • Investigator, Behavioral health
  • Research Investigator, Community and population health 2019 -
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • A new pandemic of loneliness
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2022
  • Cardiovascular risk for patients with and without schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder
    Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022
  • Depression and cardiovascular risk in primary care patients
    Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2022
  • Effect of clinical decision support on cardiovascular risk among adults with bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or schizophrenia: a cluster randomized clinical trial
    JAMA network open. 2022
  • Effects of devotional prayer and secular meditation on cardiovascular response to a faith challenge among Christians
    Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 2022
  • Patient expectations of and experiences with a suicide risk identification algorithm in clinical practice
    BMC psychiatry. 2022
  • Brief report: Meaning in life is mediated by self-efficacy in the prediction of physical activity
    Journal of Health Psychology. 2021
  • Change in perceived stress and health behaviors of emerging adults in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
    Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2021
  • Clinician perceptions about a decision support system to identify and manage opioid use disorder
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2021
  • Longitudinal assessment of mental health and well-being in patients being treated with medications for opioid use disorder in primary care
    Addictive behaviors reports. 2021
  • Psychosocial needs of parents engaged in treatment for opioid use disorder
    Substance Use and Misuse. 2021
  • Awareness of meaning in life is protective against burnout among family physicians: a CERA study
    Family Medicine. 2020
  • Do physical activity, caloric intake, and sleep vary together day to day? Exploration of intraindividual variability in 3 key health behaviors
    Journal of physical activity & health. 2020
  • Engaging in personally meaningful activities is associated with meaning salience and psychological well-being
    Journal of Positive Psychology. 2020
  • Integrating meaning in life and self-determination theory to predict physical activity adoption in previously inactive exercise initiates enrolled in a randomized trial
    Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2020
  • Mental health and psychosocial needs of patients being treated for opioid use disorder in a primary care residency clinic
    Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2020
  • Multiple dimensions of wellness: development and psychometric properties of the Anschutz Wellness Evaluation 360 (AWE360)
    J Well Being Assess. 2020
  • Patient loneliness in an urban, underserved family medicine residency clinic: prevalence and relationship to health care utilization
    Family Practice. 2020
  • Predictors of family medicine patient retention in opioid medication-assisted treatment
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2020
  • Using self-determination theory to understand eating behaviors and weight change in emerging adults
    Eating behaviors. 2020
  • Values-based behavioral activation for chronic pain in primary care: a pilot study
    Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2020
  • Predictors of intervention interest among individuals with short sleep duration
    Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019
  • A psychometric approach to theory-based behavior change intervention development: example from the Colorado Meaning-Activity Project
    Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2018
  • Daily meaning salience and physical activity in previously inactive exercise initiates
    Health Psychology. 2018
  • Do monetary incentives increase fitness center utilization? It depends
    American Journal of Health Promotion. 2018
  • Encouraging health behavior change: eight evidence-based strategies
    Family Practice Management. 2018
  • Mutuality and heart failure self-care in patients and their informal caregivers
    European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2018
  • Psychometric properties of the postpartum depression screening scale beyond the postpartum period
    Research in Nursing and Health. 2018
  • Supporting families managing parental mental illness: challenges and resources
    International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2018
  • Denver Spirited Heart: mixed-methods pilot study of a psychospiritual intervention for heart failure patients
    Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2017
  • Identifying groups at risk for 1-year membership termination from a fitness center at enrollment
    Preventive medicine reports. 2016
  • Purpose in life is associated with physical activity measured by accelerometer
    Journal of Health Psychology. 2016
  • Provider and staff perceptions of veterans' attrition from a national primary care weight management program
    Primary Health Care Research & Development. 2015
  • Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! Weight Management Program: primary care clinicians' perceptions of program implementation
    Military Medicine. 2015
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  • Stephanie.A.HookerShowalter@HealthPartners.com
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