SDS professor delves into diabetes care, self-esteem, and furry fandom

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dr. Sharon Roberts, Assistant Professor in Social Development Studies, has had four papers published in the past two months. The papers reflect her diverse areas of research, from improving diabetes care to examining self-esteem to engaging with the subculture of furry fandom.

Professor Roberts currently has a research grant to delve deeper into the world of "furries" and plans to release videos to her Facebook page soon.

Like her Facebook page today to keep up to date with her research!

a furry at a conference

Recently published papers

Paquette-Warren, J., Roberts, S., Fournie, M., Tyler, M., Brown, J., Harris, S. (2014) “Improving Chronic Care through Continuing Education of Interprofessional Primary Healthcare Teams: Process Evaluation to Identify Key Program Activities” Journal of Interprofessional Care. January 7. Early Online, 1-7.

Plante, C., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013). The Interaction of Intergroup Socio-structural Characteristics on Identity Concealment and Self-Esteem in Stigmatized Minority Group Members. Current Psychology 32, 4, 1-17.

Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2013, September 9). “One of Us”: Engagement With Fandoms and Global Citizenship Identification. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000008 1-16.

Harris S, Paquette-Warren J, Roberts S, Fournie M, Thind A, Ryan BL, Thorpe C, Terry A, Brown JB, Stewart M, Webster-Bogaert S. (2013). Improving Diabetes Care in Family Practice: Results of a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Partnerships for Health: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Diabetes Care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26, 6, 711-718.

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