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Ian Newman

Postby BlueWater on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:57 pm

Introduction

Ian Newman is the Wesley C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska and Director of the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.He had an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee and did a post-doctoral program at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Experience

Dr. Newman began his teaching career as an instructor of cultural anthropology. Following an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee and a post-doctoral program at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Newman joined the staff of the World Health Organization’s South East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India, as a health education specialist.

In 1974 he joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and later moved to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. For the past 15 years in his life, in addition to his work at UNL, he has taught extensively in Singapore, Thailand and China and initiated a number of innovative research studies in China and Thailand.

He has published widely in western and Asian journals and is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings.
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Journal Articles

Postby BlueWater on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:05 pm

Newman, I. M., Shell, D. F., Li, T. D., & Innadda, S. (in press). Buddhism and adolescent alcohol use in Thailand.Substance Use and Misuse, 41.

Newman, I. M., Shell, D. F., Major, L. J., & Workman, T. A. (2006). Use of policy, education, and enforcement to reduce binge drinking among university students: The NU Directions project. International Journal of Drug Policy, 17, 339-349.

Newman, I. M., Qian, L., Shell, D. F., Qu, M., & Zhang, Y. (2006). [Development of Chinese adolescent alcohol expectancy questionnaire]. Zhongguo Xingwei Yixue Kexue [Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medical Science], 15(3 March), 274-276.

Newman, I. M., & Kanjanawong, S. (2005). Using photography to cross generational, linguistic, and cultural barriers to develop useful survey instruments. Health Promotion Practice, 6, 53-56.

Newman, I. M., & Shell, D. F. (2005). Smokeless tobacco expectancies among a sample of rural adolescents.American Journal of Health Behavior, 29, 127-136.
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Biography

Postby BlueWater on Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:32 pm

Ian Newman began his teaching career as an instructor of cultural anthropology. He had an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee and did a post-doctoral program at the Harvard School of Public Health. He then joined the staff of the World Health Organization's South East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India as a health education specialist.

Dr. Newman has presented short courses and been the featured conference speaker in China, Thailand, England, New Zealand, Australia,For the past 10 years he has been actively involved in teaching and research projects in China and Thailand. Current interests include human behavior that effects health.

This includes the school link: health problems that interfere with learning and school attendance, development and evaluation of school-based programs that are designed to reduce behaviors that compromise health, and other factors that predict and influence behaviors related to health.
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