Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.A., University of South Florida
B.S., Florida State University
- Biological, psychological, social, and cultural risk and protective factors related
to healthy adolescent and young adult development
- Culturally-tailored interventions for adolescent HIV prevention and obesity treatment
- Role of parental involvement and communication in decreasing adolescent sexual and
HIV risk behaviors in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S.
- Improving HIV medication treatment adherence among adolescents and young adults
- Community-based participatory research and dissemination of evidence-based interventions
Dr. Thurston will be interviewing doctoral applicants for Fall 2014 admission.
- Thurston, I. B., Pulgaron, E. R., & Valenzuela, J. M. (2013). How to Actualize Your
Ideas in a Steep Funding Climate: Experiences of Diverse Researchers. The Behavioral Therapist
- Hankinson, J. C., Thurston, I. B., Fields, S., Rojas, A., Kamboukos, D., & Phares,
V. (In press). The connections between individual therapy in the family and adolescents'
emotional/behavioral problems. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Family Therapy. Hauppauge, NY:
Nova Science Publishers.
- Bogart, L.M., Skinner, D., Thurston, I.B., Toefy, Y., Klein, D. J., Hu, C., & Schuster,
M.A. (2013). Let's talk!, A South African worksite-based HIV prevention parenting
program. Journal of Adolescent Health.
- Phares, V., Rojas, A., Thurston, I. B., & Hankinson, J. C. (2010). Including fathers
in clinical interventions for children and adolescents. In M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role
of the father in child development (5th ed.) (pp. 459-485). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Thurston, I. B., & Phares, V. (2008). Mental health service utilization in African
American and Caucasian mothers and fathers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
- Thurston, I. B., Curley, J., Fields, S., Kamboukos, D., Rojas, A., & Phares, V. (2008).
How nonclinical are community samples? Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 411-420.
- Phares, V., Fields, S., & Binitie, I. (2006). Getting fathers involved in child-related
therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 13, 42-52.