Dr. Kristina Hood
Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
PhD (2012), Virginia Commonwealth University
My research interests focus on preventive health behaviors and promoting positive health outcomes among people of color and underserved populations. More specifically, I am interested in psychosocial determinants of health behavior, health disparities, condom use attitudes and persuasion, and sexual health promotion. A central aim has been to find innovative ways to disseminate persuasive messages and implement HIV interventions to increase the scope of prevention efforts. Identifying as both a basic and applied researcher, one of my goals is to bridge the gap between these domains. Ultimately, I am interested in translating basic, lab-based findings in persuasion, attitudes, and behavior change to applied real world settings related to HIV prevention.
Belgrave, F. Z., Abrams, J. A., Hood, K. B., Moore, M. P., & Nguyen, A. B. (in press). Development and validation of a preliminary measure of gender role beliefs for African American women. Journal of Black Psychology.
Hood, K. B., Shook, N. J., & Belgrave, F. Z. (2016). “Jimmy cap before you tap”: Condom use messages for African American women. Journal of Sex Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1168351
Hood, K. B., Robertson, A. A., & Baird-Thomas, C. (2015). Implementing solutions to barriers to on-site HIV testing in drug treatment. Evaluation and Program Planning, 49, 1-9.
Hood, K. B., & Shook, N. J. (2014). Who cares what others think?: The indirect effect of other’s attitudes on condom use intentions. International Journal of Sexual Health, 26, 282-294.
Hood, K. B., & Shook, N. J. (2013). Conceptualizing attitudes towards condom using the Tripartite Model. Women & Health, 53, 349-368.
- Culture, Ethnicity, and Health, graduate level
- Application of Statistics, undergraduate level
Reaching Rural African American Communities Through VOICES. June 2016-June 2018. Pilot project Principal Investigator (PI: Tor Neilands). Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities, National Institute of Mental Health (R25) 5R25MH067127-13. Pilot award: $20,000.
Increasing Rural African Americans Access to HIV Prevention Interventions Through the Use of Social Media. December 2015-June 2017. Pilot project Principal Investigator (PI: Tiffany Townsend). National Institute of Mental Health (R25) 6 R25 MH083635-06, APA Cyber Mentors Program. Pilot award: $4,000.
Increasing Rural Substance-Using African American Women's Access to Evidenced-Based HIV Intervention. September 2015-August 2017. Principal Investigator. National Institute on Drug Abuse (R03) 1R03DA039744-01, $200,000.
Increasing Rural African American Women's Access to Evidenced-Based HIV Intervention. July 2015-June 2017. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, $70,000.
Increasing the Enrollment Rate of Under-Represented Students and Women in Graduate Studies in Behavioral and Social Science Disciplines at MSU through Undergraduate Research Experiences. November 2014-October 2015. Co-Principal Investigator. Mississippi State University Cross-College, $2,000.
Revisiting the Romeo and Juliet Effect. November 2013-October 2014. Principal Investigator. Mississippi State University Cross-College, $2,000.
Revisiting the Romeo and Juliet Effect. July 2013-May 2014. Co-Principal Investigator. Center for Open Science Replications of Important Results in Social Psychology, $2,000.
Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Messages Through the Use of Social Media. July 2013-June 2015. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, $70,000.
Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Interventions Through the Use of Social Media. November 2012-November 2014. Pilot project Principal Investigator (PI: Nabila El-Bassel). Columbia University HIV Intervention Science Training Program Pilot. National Institute of Mental Health (R25) 5 R25 MH080665-05, $20,000.
- NIMH Developing Diverse Investigators Workshop, 2014
- NIDA Special Populations Research Development Seminar Series Workshop, 2013
- Fellow, HIV Intervention Science Training Program, Columbia University, 2012-2014