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Brown, C., S., Masters, K.S., & Huebschmann, A. (In Press). Identifying motives of midlife black triathlete women using survey transformation to guide qualitative inquiry. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.

Dionne-Odom, J. N., Hooker, S. A., Bekelman, D. B., Ejem, D., McGhan, G., Kitko, L, …Bakitas, M. A. (2017). Family caregiving for persons with heart failure at the intersection of heart failure and palliative care: A state of the science review. Heart Failure Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10741-017-9597-4

Hooker, S.A., & Masters, K.S. (In Press). Daily meaning salience predicts daily physical activity in previously sedentary exercise initiates. Health Psychology.

Hooker, S.A., Masters, K.S., & Park, C.L., (2017). A meaningful life is a healthy life: A conceptual model linking meaning and meaning salience to health. Review of General Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/gpr000015

Hooker, S. A., Schmiege, S. J., Trivedi, R. B., Amoyal, N. R., & Bekelman, D. B. (2017). Mutuality and heart failure self-care in patients and their informal caregivers. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/14745151177301

Hooker, S.A., Wooldridge, J.S., Ross, K.M. & Masters, K.S.  (2017). Do monetary incentives increase fitness center utilization? It depends. American Journal of Health Promotion. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0890117116689321

Park, C.L., Masters, K.S., Salsman, J.M., Wachholtz, A., Clements, A.D., Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Trevino, K., & Wischenka, D. (2017). Advancing our Understanding of Religion and Spirituality in the Context of Behavioral Medicine. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 39-51

Pittman Wagers, T., Stevens, C.J., Ross, K.V., Leon, K.K., & Masters, K.S. (In Press). Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD): Female survivors’ experiences of stress and support. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

Staffaroni A.*, Rush C.L.*, Harazduk N., Graves K., Haramati, A. (2017). Long-term follow-up of mind-body medicine practices among medical school graduates. Medical Teacher. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1372562
(* co-first authors)

Steffen, P.R., Masters, K.S. & Baldwin, S. (2017). What mediates the relationships between church attendance and aspects of well-being? Journal of Religion and Health, 56, 158-170.


Clement, L., Painter, Q., & Shaffer, J. (2016). Meeting Unmet Needs of Aging Heart Failure Patients: A Role for Palliative Care. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, 10, 35.

Hooker, S.A., Masters, K.S., Ross, K., Jackson, K., & Peters, J.C. (2016). Reliability and validity of the Colorado Comprehensive Wellness Assessment (CCWA). Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hooker, S. A., Ross, K., Ranby, K. W., Masters, K. S., Peters, J. C., & Hill, J. O. (2016). Identifying groups at risk for 1-year membership termination from a fitness center at enrollment. Preventive Medicine Reports., 4, 563-568. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.10.016

Hooker, S. A., Ross, K., Masters, K. S., Park, C., Hale-Smith, A., Allen, L., & Bekelman, D. B. (2016). Denver Spirited Heart: Mixed-methods pilot study of a psychospiritual intervention for heart failure patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Advance online publication. Retrieved from

Hooker, S. A. & Masters, K. S. (2016). Purpose in life is associated with physical activity measured by accelerometer. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(6), 962-971.

Miller, B. F., Gilchrist, E. C., Ross, K. M., Wong, S. L., Blount, A., & Peek, C.J. (2016). Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care. Prepared from the Colorado Consensus Conference. Report available at:

Miller, B. F., Gilchrist, E. C., Ross, K. M., Wong, S. L., & Green, L.A. (2016). Creating a Culture of Whole Health: Recommendations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Report available at:

Miller, B. F., Ross, K. M., Melek, S., Kathol, R., Davis, M., & Gordon, P. Payment Reform in the Patient Centered Medical Home: Enabling and Sustaining Integrated Behavioral Health Care. American Psychologist, [accepted, pending publication].

Munoz, J., Rush, C.L., Flashner, B., Cibrian, G., Martinez, S., Campos, C., Torres, M., Cepeda, O., Kuo, C., Kaltman, S., Jandorf, L., Graves, K.D. (2016).  ‘The Song Inside:’ ‘La Canción por Dentro’: Individual and Dyadic Impact of Breast Cancer for Caregivers of Latina Survivors. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.4326.

Ross, K. M., Ranby, K. W., Wooldridge, J. S., Robertson, C., & Lipkus, I. M. Effects of physical and mental health on relationship satisfaction: A dyadic, longitudinal examination of couples facing prostate cancer. Psychooncology, 25, 898-904

Rush, C.L., Lobo, T., Serrano, A., Blasini, M., Campos, C., & Graves, K. D. (2016). Complementary and alternative medicine use and Latina breast cancer survivors’ symptoms and functioning. Healthcare4, 80. doi:10.3390/healthcare4040080.


Arigo, D., Funderburk, J.S., Hooker, S., Dundon, M., Evans-Hudnall, G., Dubbert, P., Dickinson, E.M., Catanese, S., & O’Donohue, J. (2015). Veterans Health Administration’s MOVE!®  Weight Management Program: Primary care clinicians’ perceptions of program implementation. Military Medicine, 180, 1027-1033. doi:10.7205/milmed-d-14-00366

Arigo, D., Hooker, S., Funderburk, J., Dundon, M., Evans Hudnall, G., Dubbert, P., Catanese, S., O’Donohue, J., Dickinson, E., DeMasi, C., Downey, S., & DeSouza, C. (2015). Veterans Health Administration MOVE!® Weight Management Program: Providers’ perceptions of attrition. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 16, 147-156. doi:10.1017/s1463423614000139

Hooker, S. A., Grigsby, M. E., Riegel, B., & Bekelman, D. B. (2015). The impact of relationship quality on health-related outcomes in heart failure patients and informal family caregivers: An integrative review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30, S52-S63.

Masters, K. S., Beacham, A. O., & Clement, L. R. (2015). Use of a Standardized Patient Protocol to Assess Clinical Competency: The University of Colorado Denver Comprehensive Clinical Competency Examination. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 170-174.

Rush, C. L., Darling, M., Elliott, M. G., Febus-Sampayo, I., Kuo, C., Muñoz, J., … & Caicedo, L. (2015). Engaging Latina cancer survivors, their caregivers, and community partners in a randomized controlled trial: Nueva Vida intervention. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1107-1118.

Talisman, N., Harazduk, N., Rush, C. L., Graves, K., & Haramati, A. (2015). The impact of mind–body medicine facilitation on affirming and enhancing professional identity in health care professions faculty. Academic Medicine, 90, 780-784.


Bekelman, D. B., Hooker, S. A., Nowels, C. T., Main, D. S., Meek, P., McBryde, C., Hattler, B., Lorenz, K. A., & Heidenreich, P. A. (2014). Feasibility and acceptability of a collaborative care intervention to improve symptoms and quality of life in chronic heart failure: Mixed methods pilot trial.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17, 145-151. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0143

Hooker, S. A., Masters, K. S., & Carey, K. B. (2014). Multidimensional assessment of religiousness/spirituality is related to health behaviors in college students. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 24, 228-240.

Jordan, K. D., Masters, K. S., Hooker, S. A., Ruiz, J. M., & Smith, T. W. (2014). An interpersonal approach to religiousness and spirituality as influences on health and well-being. Journal of Personality, 82, 418-431.

Lum, H., Lo, D., Hooker, S. A., & Bekelman, D. B. (2014). Caregiving in heart failure: Relationship quality is associated with caregiver benefit finding and caregiver burden. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 43, 306-310. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.002


Hooker, S. A., MacGregor, K. L., Funderburk, J. S., & Maisto, S. A. (2013). Body mass index and depressive symptoms in primary care settings: Examining the moderating roles of smoking status, alcohol consumption, and vigorous exercise. Clinical Obesity, 4, 21-29. doi: 10.1111/cob.12035

Grant, R. W., Pabon-Nau, L., Ross, K., Youatt, E., Pandiscio, J., & Park, E. (2011). Diabetes oral medication initiation and intensification: patient views compared to current treatment guidelines. Diabetes Educator. 37, 78-84.

Masters, K. S. & Hooker, S. A. (2013). Religiousness/spirituality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: Cultural integration for health research and intervention. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 206-216.

2012 and prior

Park, E. R., Chang, Y., Quinn, V., Regan, S., Cohen, L., Viguera, A., Psaros, C., Ross, K., & Rigotti, N. (2009). The association of depressive, anxiety, and stress symptoms and postpartum relapse to smoking: A longitudinal study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 11, 707-711.

Park E. R., Chang Y., Quinn V. P., Ross K., & Rigotti N. A. (2009). Perceived support to stay quit: What happens after delivery? Addictive Behaviors, 34, 1000-1004.

Ross, K., Johnston, C., & Wald, A. (2011). HSV-2 serologic testing and psychosocial harm: a systematic review. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87, 594-600.

Winickoff, J. P., Tanski, S. E., McMillen, R. C., Ross, K. M., Lipstein, E., Best, D., Hipple, B. J., Friebely, J., & Klein, J. (2011). Acceptability of testing children for tobacco smoke exposure: a national parent survey. Pediatrics, 127, 628-634.