Presentations & Publications

Publications for Professional/Scholarly Community

The following Section includes publication by IPA Faculty in peer reviewed scientific journals. One of the major goals of the IPA is to publish our research findings in major journals in the Addiction field focused on epidemiology of health risk behavior, correlates of prevention and cessation, program evaluation and policy. IPA research has been published in such journals as the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Drug Sexual Medicine, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Health Service Research, The Medical Journal of Australia and the Journal of Drug Issues. In the last year IPA publications and presentation were downloaded by over 3,000 individuals, according to Andrews University Digital Commons. While scholars in the United States downloaded a majority of articles, scholars in China were second most represented. This demons  trates the global impact of IPA research. While the IPA has been in existence and published its research findings since 1985, we only list publications for the last five years.   

List of Recent Professional/Scholarly Publications


Publications for the Faith-based/Community

A key goal of the IPA is to work with faith based organization to design and implement youth health risk behavior reduction programs. To meet this goal, IPA faculty publishes extensively in journals published by faith-based organizations. These journals have included The Adventist Review, The Journal of Christian Education, The Journal of Adventist Education, Signs of the Times, Dialogue, and Ministry Magazine. IPA faculty have published in these journals since the 1980’s, however, we only list the last 2 years of publications.

List of Recent Faith-based/Community Publications 


IPA faculty have presented at such conferences as those held by The American Public Health Association, The American Sociological Association, Health Service Research, and The American Society of Criminology as well as major international health conferences from Africa to India and Europe. Presentations are organized by type of audience and only listed for the past two years. IPA faculty are committed to turning their presentations into publications.  

Upcoming :

Alina Balatzar, Yazmik S. Cantillano & Twyla Smith- "Family Communication Patterns and the Impact on Youth’s Mental Health"
Duane McBride - "Legalism as Coping Amidst Chaos"
Karl Bailey, Shannon Trecartin, Zoe Shui- "Reaching by Helping: Individual and Institutional Practices Associated with Prosocial Evangelism"
Shannon Trecartin - "Exploring the Main and Interaction Effects of Disability and Belonging on Depression Among a Global Sample of Seventh-day Adventists"


Research Reports

IPA research activity always results in a report to the funding agency. While these reports are turned into presentations and publications, the reports often contain much more data/information than can be contained in a publication or presentation. For those interested in more research detail, we list major research reports the IPA has submitted over the last five years.