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Sabrina Oesterle

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University Staff, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 5120
Center Director & Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 5120
Center Director & Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 5120
Biography: 

Sabrina Oesterle is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Dr. Oesterle is a prevention scientist with a focus on life course research and the prevention of behavioral health problems among adolescents and young adults.

She has expertise in longitudinal and experimental study designs and advanced quantitative methods of data analysis, including latent class analysis, structural equation modeling, growth and growth mixture modeling, multilevel modeling, missing data approaches, and psychometric measurement.

Dr. Oesterle is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of the long-term follow-up of the community-randomized trial of the Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system (5R01DA044522). The study examines how the interplay of social, normative, and legal contexts defines individuals’ marijuana environments from late childhood through young adulthood (age 11 to 28) and how these multi-contextual marijuana environments increase marijuana and other drug use and misuse. The study also tests long-term effects of CTC on marijuana and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and misuse in the mid- and late 20s in the context of changing marijuana environments. 

Education: 

PhD in Sociology, University of Minnesota

MA in Sociology, Portland State University

Research Interests: 

Prevention of behavioral health problems, including drug use, delinquency, and violence; testing of preventive interventions; adolescent and young adult development; life course research; health disparities across the life span; research methods.

Publications: 

* collaboration with student

2020

Bailey, Jennifer A., Marina Epstein, Joseph N. Roscoe, Sabrina Oesterle, and Rick Kosterman, Karl G. Hill. In press. “Marijuana Legalization and Youth Marijuana, Alcohol, and Cigarette Use and Norms.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Kosterman Rick, Marina Epstein, Jennifer A. Bailey, Sabrina Oesterle, Madeline Furlong, and J. David Hawkins. In press. “Adult Social Environments and the Use of Combustible and Electronic Cigarettes: Opportunities for Reducing Smoking in the 30s.” Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Rowhani-Rahbar, Ali, Sabrina Oesterle, and Martie Skinner. 2020. “Initiation Age, Cumulative Prevalence, and Longitudinal Patterns of Handgun Carrying Among Rural Adolescents: A Multistate Study.” Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(4), 416-422.

2019

Epstein, Marina, Sabrina Oesterle, and Kevin Haggerty. 2019. "Effectiveness of Facebook groups to boost a parenting intervention." Prevention Science, 20(6), 894–903.

Guttmannova, Katarina, Abenaa Acheampong Jones, Julie K. Johnson, Sabrina Oesterle, Renee M. Johnson, Silvia S. Martins. 2019. “Using existing data to advance knowledge about adolescent and emerging adult marijuana use in the context of changes in marijuana policies.” Prevention Science, 20(2), 291-299.

Guttmannova, Katarina, Martie L. Skinner, Sabrina Oesterle, Helene Raskin White, Richard F. Catalano, and J. David Hawkins. 2019. “The Interplay Between Marijuana-Specific Risk Factors and Marijuana Use Over the Course of Adolescence.” Prevention Science, 20(2), 235-245.

2018

*Derr, Amelia, Taryn Lindhorst, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2018. “Examining Heterogeneity of Social Support among Asian and Latino Immigrants in the United States: A Latent Class Analysis.” International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society, 8(2), 6-22.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Marina Epstein, Megan Moreno, and Kevin Haggerty. 2018. “Using Facebook to recruit parents to a parenting program to prevent teen drug use.” Prevention Science, 19(4), 559-569.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Margaret R. Kuklinski, J. David Hawkins, Martie L. Skinner, Katarina Guttmannova, and Isaac C. Rhew. 2018. “Long-term effects of the Communities That Care trial on substance use, antisocial behavior, and violence through age 21 years.” American Journal of Public Health, 108 (5), 659-665.

Rhew, Isaac C., Sabrina Oesterle, Donna Coffman, and J. David Hawkins. 2018. “Effects of exposure to the Communities That Care prevention system on youth problem behaviors in a community-randomized trial: Employing an inverse probability weighting approach.” Evaluation and the Health Professions, 41(2), 270-289.

2017

Briney, John S., Eric C. Brown, Margaret R. Kuklinski, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2017. “Testing the question-behavior effect of self-administered surveys measuring youth drug use.” Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(6), 743-746.

2016

Fleming, Charles B., Katarina Guttmannova, Christopher Cambron, Isaac C. Rhew, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2016. “Examination of the divergence in trends for adolescent marijuana use and marijuana-specific risk factors in Washington State.” Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(3), 269-275.

*Gloppen, Kari M., Eric C. Brown, Isaac Rhew, J. David Hawkins, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2016. “Sustaining adoption of science-based prevention through Communities That Care.” Journal of Community Psychology, 44(1), 78-89.

*Kristman-Valente, Allison N., Sabrina Oesterle, Karl G. Hill, Elizabeth A. Wells, Marina Epstein, Tiffany M. Jones, and J. David Hawkins. 2016. “The relationship between interpersonal violence victimization and smoking behavior across time and by gender.” Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 16(1-2), 132-159.

Rhew, Isaac C., J. David Hawkins, David Murray, Abigail A. Fagan, Sabrina Oesterle, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2016. “Evaluation of community-level effects of Communities That Care on adolescent drug use and delinquency using a repeated cross-sectional design.” Prevention Science, 17(2), 177-187.

Rhew, Isaac C., Kathryn C. Monahan, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2016. “The Communities That Care brief depression scale: Psychometric properties and criterion validity.” Journal of Community Psychology, 44(3), 391-398.

Scales, Peter C., Peter L., Benson, Sabrina Oesterle, Karl G. Hill, J. David Hawkins, and Travis J. Pashak. 2016. “The dimensions of successful young adult development: A conceptual and measurement framework.” Applied Developmental Science, 20(3), 150-174.

2015

*Oesterle, Sabrina, J. David Hawkins, Margaret Kuklinski, Abigail A. Fagan, Christopher M. Fleming, Isaac C. Rhew, Eric C. Brown, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2015. “Effects of Communities That Care on males’ and females’ drug use and delinquency nine years after baseline in a community-randomized trial.” American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3), 217-228.

*Kim, B. K. Elizabeth, Kari M. Gloppen, Isaac C. Rhew, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2015. “Effects of the Communities That Care prevention system on youth reports of protective factors.” Prevention Science, 16(5), 652-662.

*Kim, B. K. Elizabeth, Sabrina Oesterle, Richard F. Catalano, and J. David Hawkins. 2015. “Change in protective factors across adolescent development.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 40, 26-37.

*Kim, B. K. Elizabeth, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2015. “Assessing sustained effects of Communities That Care on youth protective factors.” Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research Special Issue: Social Work Intervention Research, 6(4), 565-589.

*Shapiro, Valerie B., J. David Hawkins, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2015. “Building local infrastructure for community adoption of science-based prevention: The role of coalition functioning.” Prevention Science, 16(8), 1136-1146.

*Shapiro, Valerie B., Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2015. “Relating coalition capacity to the adoption of science-based prevention in communities: Evidence from a randomized trial of Communities That Care.” American Journal of Community Psychology, 55(1-2), 1-12.

2014

Brown, Eric C., J. David Hawkins, Isaac C. Rhew, Valerie B. Shapiro, Robert D. Abbott, Sabrina Oesterle, Michael W. Arthur, John S. Briney, and Richard F. Catalano. 2014. “Prevention system mediation of Communities That Care effects on youth outcomes.” Prevention Science, 15(5), 623-632.

Hawkins, J. David, Sabrina Oesterle, Eric C. Brown, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2014. “Youth problem behaviors 8 years after installation of the Communities That Care prevention system: A community-randomized trial.” JAMA Pediatrics, 168(2), 122-129.

Hill, Karl G., Jennifer A. Bailey, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, Richard Kosterman, Sabrina Oesterle, and Robert D. Abbott. 2014. “The Onset of STI Diagnosis through age 30: Results from the Seattle Social Development Project intervention.” Prevention Science, 15(Suppl 1), S19-S32.

Monahan, Kathryn C., Sabrina Oesterle, Isaac C. Rhew, and J. David Hawkins. 2014. “The relation between risk and protective factors for problem behaviors and depressive symptoms, antisocial behavior, and alcohol use in adolescence.” Journal of Community Psychology, 42(5), 621-638.

Oesterle, Sabrina, J. David Hawkins, Abigail A. Fagan, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2014. “Variation in the sustained effects of the Communities That Care prevention system on adolescent smoking, delinquency, and violence.” Prevention Science, 15(2), 138-145.

Van Horn, Lee M., Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2014. “Effects of the Communities That Care System on cross-sectional profiles of adolescent substance use and delinquency.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(2), 196-205.

2013

Bailey, Jennifer A., Karl G. Hill, Katarina Guttmannova, Sabrina Oesterle, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, and Robert J. McMahon. 2013. “The association between parent early adult drug use disorder and later observed parenting practices and child behavior problems: Testing alternate models.” Developmental Psychology, 49(5), 887-899.

*Shapiro, Valerie B., J. David Hawkins, Sabrina Oesterle, Kathryn C. Monahan, Michael W. Arthur, and Eric C. Brown. 2013. “Variation in the effect of Communities That Care on community adoption of a scientific approach to prevention.” Journal of the Society for Social Work Research, 4(3), 154-164.

*Shapiro, Valerie B., Sabrina Oesterle, Robert D. Abbott, Michael W. Arthur, and J. David Hawkins. 2013. “Measuring dimensions of coalition functioning for effective and participatory community practice.” Social Work Research, 37(4), 349-359.

Steketee, Majone, Sabrina Oesterle, Harrie B. Jonkman, J. David Hawkins, Kevin P. Haggerty, and Claire Aussems. 2013. “Transforming prevention systems in the United States and the Netherlands using Communities That Care.” European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. Special Issue on: Compassionate Criminology: The Legacy of Josine Junger-Tas, 19(2), 99-116.

Oesterle, Sabrina. 2013. “Pathways to young adulthood and preventive interventions targeting young adults.” Pp. 147-176 in: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, Improving the health, safety, and well-being of young adults: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

2012

Hawkins, J. David, Sabrina Oesterle, Eric C. Brown, Kathryn C. Monahan, Robert D. Abbott, Michael W. Arthur, and Richard F. Catalano. 2012. “Sustained decreases in risk exposure and youth problem behaviors after installation of the Communities That Care prevention system in a randomized trial.” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 166(2): 141-148.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Majone Steketee, Harrie Jonkman, Marit Moll, Eric C. Brown, and J. David Hawkins. 2012. “A cross-national comparison of risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use in the Netherlands and the United States.” Journal of Drug Issues 42(4), 337-357.

2011

Oesterle, Sabrina, J. David Hawkins, and Karl G. Hill. 2011. “Men’s and women’s pathways to adulthood and associated substance misuse.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 72(5): 763-773.

Rhew, Isaac C., J. David Hawkins, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2011. “Drug use and risk among youth in different rural contexts.” Health and Place 17(3): 775-783.

2010

Arthur, Michael W., J. David Hawkins, Eric C. Brown, Sabrina Oesterle, Richard F. Catalano. 2010. “Implementation of the Communities That Care prevention system by coalitions in the Community Youth Development Study.” Journal of Community Psychology 38(2): 245-258.

Fleming, Charles B., Helen R. White, Sabrina Oesterle, Kevin P. Haggerty, and Richard F. Catalano. 2010. “Romantic relationship status changes and substance use among 18- to 20-year-olds.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 71(6): 847-856.

Monahan, Kathryn C., Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2010. “Predictors and consequences of school connectedness: The case for prevention.” The Prevention Researcher 17(3): 3-6.

Oesterle, Sabrina, J. David Hawkins, Karl G. Hill, and Jennifer A. Bailey. 2010. “Men’s and women’s pathways to adulthood and their adolescent precursors.” Journal of Marriage and Family 72(5): 1436-1453.

Oesterle, Sabrina, J. David Hawkins, Abigail A. Fagan, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2010. “Testing the universality of the effects of the Communities That Care prevention system for preventing adolescent drug use and delinquency.” Prevention Science 11(4): 411-423; 424 (Erratum).

2009

Bailey, Jennifer A., Karl G. Hill, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2009. “Parenting practices and problem behavior across three generations: Monitoring, harsh discipline, and drug use in the intergenerational transmission of externalizing behavior.” Developmental Psychology 45(5): 1214-1226.

Brown, Eric C., John W. Graham, J. David Hawkins, Michael W. Arthur, Megan M. Baldwin, Sabrina Oesterle, John S. Briney, Richard F. Catalano, and Robert D. Abbott. 2009. “Design and analysis of the Community Youth Development Study longitudinal cohort sample.” Evaluation Review 33(4): 311-334.

Hawkins, J. David, Sabrina Oesterle, Eric C. Brown, Michael Arthur, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2009. “Results of a type 2 translational research trial to prevent adolescent drug use and delinquency: A test of Communities That Care.” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 163(9): 789-798.

2008

Hawkins, J. David, Eric C. Brown, Sabrina Oesterle, Michael Arthur, Robert D. Abbott, and Richard F. Catalano. 2008. “Early effects of Communities That Care on targeted risks and initiation of delinquent behavior and substance use.” Journal of Adolescent Health 43:15-22.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Karl G. Hill, J. David Hawkins, and Robert D. Abbott. 2008. “Positive functioning and alcohol use disorders from adolescence to young adulthood.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 69(1): 100-111.

2006

Bailey, Jennifer A., Karl G. Hill, Sabrina Oesterle, and J. David Hawkins. 2006. “Linking substance use and problem behavior across three generations.” Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 34(3): 273-292.

2004

Catalano, Richard F., Kevin P. Haggerty, Sabrina Oesterle, Charles B. Fleming, and J. David Hawkins. 2004. “The importance of bonding to school for healthy development: Findings from the Social Development Research Group.” Journal of School Health 74(7):252-261.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Karl G. Hill, J. David Hawkins, Jie Guo, Richard F. Catalano, and Robert D. Abbott. 2004. “Adolescent heavy episodic drinking trajectories and health in young adulthood.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol 65(2): 204-212.

Oesterle, Sabrina, Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2004. “Volunteering during the transition to adulthood: A life course perspective.” Social Forces 82(3): 1123-1149.

Mortimer, Jeylan T., Sabrina Oesterle, and Helga Krüger. 2004. "Age norms, institutional structures, and the timing of markers of the transition to adulthood." Pp. 175-203 in Advances in Life Course Research, Volume 9 (The Structure of the Life course: Standardized? Individualized? Differentiated?), edited by Ross Macmillan. Kidlington, UK: Elsevier Science.

2003

Mortimer, Jeylan T., Jeremy Staff, and Sabrina Oesterle. 2003. “Adolescent work and the early socioeconomic career.” Pp. 437-459 in Handbook of the Life Course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer and Michael Shanahan. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

2001

Johnson, Monica Kirkpatrick, Sabrina Oesterle, and Jeylan T. Mortimer. 2001. "Adolescents' anticipation of work-family conflict in a changing societal context." Pp. 233-261 in Advances in Life Course Research, Volume 6 (Children at the millennium: Where have we come from, where are we going?), edited by S. Hofferth and T. Owens. Kidlington, UK: Elsevier Science.

Research Activity: 

Ongoing Support

Leveraging bio-cultural mechanisms to maximize the impact of multi-level preventable disease interventions with southwest populations (Specialized Center of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Project period: 2017-22
Investigators: Flavio Marsiglia (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I, Administrative Core)                           
Funding: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (5U54MD002316) 

A pragmatic trial of parent-focused prevention in pediatric primary care
Project period: 2019-23
Investigators: Margaret R. Kuklinski & Stacy Sterling (MPIs); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (4UH3AT009838)

2019-2020 - Proximal and distal pathways to young adult opioid misuse
Investigators: Sabrina Oesterle (PI); Jennifer Bailey (Co-PI)
​Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (3R01DA044522-16S1)          

2018-2023 - The relationship between permissive social, normative, and legal marijuana environments and marijuana and ATOD use from late childhood to young adulthood
Investigators: Sabrina Oesterle (PI)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (2R01DA044522-15A1)

2018-2021 - E-cigarettes Use in Adolescents, Young-Adults, and Adults, and Across Two Generations
Investigators: Marina Epstein (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Cancer Institute (1R37CA225690-01A1) 

Completed Support

2018-2019 - A Pragmatic Trial of Parent-focused Prevention in Pediatric Primary Care: Implementation and Adolescent Health Outcomes in Three Health Systems
Investigators: Richard F. Catalano (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (1UG3AT009838-01)

2017-2018 - Mechanisms Linking Social and Built Environments to Health in the 30s
Investigators: Richard Kosterman (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (5R01DA033956-04)

2017-2018 - The relationship between permissive social, normative, and legal marijuana environments and marijuana and ATOD use from late childhood to young adulthood
Investigators: Sabrina Oesterle (PI)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (2R56DA004452-15)

2013-2017 - Long-term Effects of Communities That Care on Young Adults from Small Towns
Investigators: Sabrina Oesterle, David Hawkins (Co-PIs)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (2R01DA015183-11A1)

2014-2016 - Using Facebook to Recruit Parents to a Parenting Program to Prevent Teen Drug Use
Investigators: Sabrina Oesterle (PI)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (1R21DA039466-01)

2014-2016 - Marijuana Legislation and Changes in Youth Marijuana Use and Related Risk Factors
Investigators: Katarina Guttmannova (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (1R21DA037341-01A1)

2012-2016 - Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug Use in the United States and Colombia
Investigators: Eric C. Brown (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (1R01DA031175)

2008-2013 - The Community Youth Development Study: A Test of Communities That Care
Investigators: David Hawkins (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (5R01DA015183-07)

2011-2012 - Community Prevention System Change in the Netherlands and the United States
Investigators: David Hawkins (PI); Sabrina Oesterle (I)
Funding: National Institute on Drug Abuse (3R01DA015183-09S1)

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 623Program Evaluation
Professional Associations: 

Society for Prevention Research, Society for Social Work and Research, American Public Health Association

Service: 

Elected member, Board of Directors, Society for Prevention Research, 2017-2020.