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Kim Horn, EdD, MSW
Kim Horn, EdD, MSW

Kim Horn, EdD, MSW

Robert C. Byrd
Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine
Associate Director of Population Health Research, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Director, Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program (T2R2)

Graduate Training: West Virginia University
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh (Center for Drug Abuse Education and Research)


Office: 3830-HSN

Health Sciences Center
PO Box 9190
Morgantown, WV 26506

Email: khorn@hsc.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0268
Fax: 304-293-8624

Research Interests:

Dr. Horn is the Associate Director of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and program director of the Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program. She is also a named Robert C. Byrd Associate Professor of Community Medicine. She was the founding Director of the Office of Drug Abuse Intervention Studies (ODAIS) between 1998-2006. She is also the Co-Director of the Centers for Disease Control-funded Prevention Research Center. As a behavioral scientist, Dr. Horn has extensive experience in tobacco and other drug intervention trials in school-, community-, and clinic-based settings, with a focus on underserved populations. Dr. Horn is known nationally and internationally as an expert in her field. In 2007, she served the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the Chair person of the Prevention Research Centers’ National Research Committee. The research of Dr. Horn and her team has impacted public health policy and practice across the US. One of the programs Dr. Horn developed, Not On Tobacco, was adopted by the American Lung Association in 1998 and is used across the US and in Europe to help teens stop smoking. The program has reached thousands of teens with 1 in 5 quitting smoking. Dr. Horn has conducted over two dozen school and community-based intervention trials with millions of dollars in competitive funding from federal, state, and private sources. Her work has received awards and recognition from USDHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, US Department of Justice, and the CDC, among others. Dr. Horn and her team maintain an active research program with dozens of publications in the area of teen tobacco use and millions of dollars in extramural funding. Their work has been featured newspapers and magazines across the US. A recent systematic review conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration, a prestigious international report. The report examined all teen smoking cessation studies ever conducted worldwide and noted N-O-T as the the only program of promise. The N-O-T program has been recognized by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/ Prevention Research Centers as one of the most impactful public health programs of the past decade.

Selected Publications:

  1. Dino, G. & Horn, K. (lead writers and developers) (1998). American Lung Association's Youth Smoking Cessation Program, Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)©. Published by the American Lung Association.

  2. Dino, G.A. & Horn, K., & Meit, H. (1998). A pilot study of Not on Tobacco: A stop smoking program for adolescents. Health Education, 6, 230-241. Structured Intervention Guides/Curricula.

  3. Dino, G., Horn, K., Zedosky, L., & Monaco, K. (1998). A positive response to teen smoking: Why N-O-T? NASSP Bulletin, (82), 46-58.

  4. Horn, K., Dino, G., & Momani, A. (1999). Smoking and stress among rural adolescents: The gender factor. American Journal of Health Studies, 14 (4), 183-193.

  5. Horn, K., Dino, G., Gao, X., & Momani, A. (1999). Feasibility evaluation of Not On Tobacco: ALA's new stop smoking program for adolescents. Journal of Health Education, 5 (September), 192-206.

  6. Horn, K., Gao, X., Dino, G., & Kamal-Bahl, S. (2000). Determinants of youth tobacco use in West Virginia: A comparison of smoking and smokeless tobacco use. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 26 (1), 125-138.

  7. Horn, K., Maniar, S., Dino, G., Gao, X., & Meckstroth, R. (2000). Coaches' attitudes toward smokeless tobacco and intentions to intervene with athletes. Journal of School Health, March, 70 (3), 89-94.

  8. Horn, K., Gao, X., Williams, J., Helmkamp, J., & Furbee, M. (2000). Conjoint alcohol and tobacco use among emergency department patients. Academic Emergency Medicine, October, 7 (10), 1126.

  9. Horn, K. & Kolbo, J. (2000). Using a Cumulative Strategies Model for drug abuse prevention: A small group analysis of CHOICES. American Journal of Health Studies, 16(1), 24-33.

  10. Horn, K. & Kolbo, J. (2000). Application of a Cumulative Strategies Model for Drug Abuse Prevention: Exploring CHOICES for high risk children. Journal of Drug Education, 30 (3), 289-310.

  11. Dino, G., Horn, K., Goldcamp, J., Kemp-Rye, L., Westrate, S., & Monaco, K. (2001). Teen smoking cessation: Making it work through school and community partnerships. Journal of Public HealthManagement and Practice, 7 (2), 71-80.

  12. Dino, G., Horn, K., Goldcamp, J., Maniar, S., Massey, C., & Fernandes, A. (2001). A state-wide demonstration of Not On Tobacco. Journal of School Nursing, 17 (2), 90-97.

  13. Doll, L., Dino, G., Duetsch, C., Holmes, A., Mills, D., & Horn, K. (2001). Linking Science and Practice: Two Academic/Public Health Collaborations that are Working. Health Promotion Practice, 2 (4), 295-30.

  14. Dino, G., Horn, K., Goldcamp, J., Fernandes, A., & Kalsekar, I. (2001). A two-year efficacy study of Not On Tobacco in FL: An overview of program successes in changing teen smoking behavior. Preventive Medicine, 33, 600-605.

  15. Horn, K., Leontieva, L., Williams, J., Furbee, P., Helmkamp, J., Manley, W. (2002). Alcohol problems among emergency department patients: making predictions using routin sociodemographic information. Journal of Critical Care, 17 (4), 212-220.

  16. Horn, K., Fernandes, A., Dino, G., Massey, C., & Kalsekar, I. (2003). Adolescent Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation Outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 28, 769-776.

  17. Massey, C., Dino, G., Horn, K., Lacey-McCracken, A., Goldcamp, J., & Kalsekar, I. (2003). Recruitment Barriers and Successes of the American Lung Association's Not-On-Tobacco Program. Journal of School Health, 73, 58-63.

  18. Renolds, B., Karraker, K., Horn, K., & Richards, J. (2004). Behavioural Process. Delay and probability discounting as related to different stages of adolescent smoking and non-smoking. 64, 333-344

  19. Horn, K., Dino, G., kalsakar, K., & Fernandes, A. (2004). Appalachian Teen Smokers: Not On Tobacco 15 Months Later. American Journal of Public Health. 94, 181-184.

  20. Horn, K., Dino, G., Kalsekar, I., Massey, C., Manzo-Tennent, K., & McGloin, G. (2004). Exploring the Relationship Between Mental Health and Smoking Cessation: A Study of Rural Teens. Prevention Science,5,113-126.

  21. Dino, G., Kamal, K., Horn, K., Kalsekar, I., & Fernandes, A. (2004). Stages of Change and Smoking Cessation Outcomes among Adolescents. Addictive Behavior29,935-340.

  22. Renolds, B., Richards, J., Horn, K., & Karraker, K. (2004). Delay discounting and probability discounting as related to cigarette smoking status in adults. Behavioural Process. 65, 35-42.

  23. Horn, K., Dino, G., Kalsekar, I., and Moody, R. (2005). The Impact of Not On Tobacco on Teen Smoking Cessation: End-of-program evaluation results, 1998-2003. Journal of Adolescent Research. 20, 640-661.

  24. Horn, K., Dino, G., Manzo, K., Lowry-Chavis, L., Shorty, L., McCracken, L., & Noerachmanto, N. (2005)Quit and reduction rates for a pilot study of the American Indian Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) program. Preventing Chronic Disease, Oct;2(4):A13.

  25. Leontieva, L., Horn, K., Haque, A., Helmkamp, J., Ehrlich, P., & Williams, J. (2005). Readiness to change problematic drinking assessed in the emergency department as a predictor of change. Journal of Critical Care, Sep;20(3):251-6.

  26. Horn, K., Dino, G., Hamilton, C. Noerachmanto, N., Ma, L., Williams, R. Efficacy of an Emergency Department-based Motivational Teen Smoking Intervention: State-of-the-art Methods, Small to Medium Effect. Preventing Chronic Disease. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2007 Jan [date cited]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jan/06_0021.htm.

  27. Horn, K., McCracken, L., Dino, G., Brayboy, M. Application of Community-based Participatory Research Principles to the Development of a Smoking Cessation Program for American Indian Teens. Journal of Health Education and Behavior. 2006; May 31; PMID: 16740518

    For additional information visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/t2r2/


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