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Eleni L. Tolma 
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Eleni L. Tolma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (405) 271-2017, ext 46757
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 473
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email:

eleni-tolma@ouhsc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Dr. Tolma's research interests focus on Program Evaluation, Community Development, Behaviorial Motivation, Breast Cancer Prevention, International Health, Adolescence Health, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Food Insecurity.

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Principal Investigator. Office of Population Affairs/DHHS through the Oklahoma State Department of Health. "Evaluation of the Adolescent Family Life Demonstration Project."
  • Co-Investigator. USDA, Nutritional Services. "Oklahoma Nutrition Network Project"
  • Co-Investigator. CDC through the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. "The relationships among youth assets and teen-pregnancy"

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Program Planning for Health Promotion
  • Community Assessment and Organization


EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of South Carolina, 2000
  • M.P.H., Health Promotion and Education, University of South Carolina, 1993
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1990

Select Publications  

  • Tolma, E, Reininger, B., Evans, S., Ureda, J. (in press). Examining the theory of planned behavior and the construct of self-efficacy to predict mammography intention. Health Education and Behavior.

  • Tolma, E., Reininger, B., Ureda, J., Evans, S. (2003). Cognitive motivations associated with screening mammography in Cyprus. Preventive Medicine, 36, 363-373. 

  • Tolma E., Lane, M. (2001). Evaluation of the Placemat Program. Columbia: School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

  • Tolma E., Kukunuri, S. (2001). Process evaluation of the Youth Leadership Clubs. Columbia: Southern Region Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Center (VSAC), University of South Carolina. 

  • Law, F., Tolma, E., and Valois, R. (2001). Evaluation of Student-Mentoring Program implemented by the Youth Leadership Club at Eau Claire High School. Columbia: VSAC, University of South Carolina

  • Teel, S., Tolma, E. and Chishom, A. (2000) Assessment of the Youth Leadership Clubs. Columbia:  VSAC, University of South Carolina.

  • Petridou, E., Tolma, E., Dessypris, N., Trichopoulos, D. (1997). A controlled evaluation of a community injury  prevention project on two Greek islands. International Journal of Epidemiology, 26 (1), 173-179.
Select Presentations  
  • Tolma, E, Brand M, Kerby D and Douglas, T (August 2004). Evaluation of the Adolescent Family Life project. Portraits of Healthy Relationships, 2004 Care Grantee Conference, Office of Population Affairs, DHHS, Atlanta

  • Tolma, E., Ureda J., Reininger B., Gordon A., (May 2004). Motivational beliefs related to the decision-making process of screening mammography in Cyprus. OK/JDM conference, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK.

  • Tolma, E, Lane M, Cornman C, Uddin A,  and Horne K. (Nov 2003).Evaluation of an exercising program at an Assisted Living Facility (poster), American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting and Exposition Abstracts, San Francisco.

  • Tolma, E, Lane M, Cornman C, Uddin A, (Nov 2003). What motivates frail elderly to continue exercise? A case study at an assisted living facility. American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting and Exposition Abstracts, San Francisco

  • Pittard, M., Tolma, E., Brand, M. (Oct 2002). Adolescent Family Life Project: Oklahoma City (poster). Office of Adolescence Pregnancy Programs Annual Care Grantee Meeting, Seattle, WA.

  • Tolma, E., Ureda J., Reininger B., Gordon A., (Nov 2001). Cognitive motivations associated with screening mammography in Cyprus. American Public Health Association 127th Annual Meeting and Exposition Abstracts, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Tolma, E., Ureda J., Reininger B., Gordon A., (Nov 2000). Motivational factors associated with the decision of getting an initial screening mammogram among asymptomatic Cypriot women who use the public health services in Nicosia, American Public Health Association 126th Annual Meeting and Exposition Abstracts, Boston, Ma.

  • Tolma, E (May 1994) The development of a community based program on injury prevention. Sixth Annual Congress of the Hellenic Society of Social Paediatrics and Health Promotion; Volos, Greece.

  • Tolma, E., Papadopoulos, I. (May 1994). Prevention of school injuries. Sixth Annual Congress of the Hellenic Society of Social Paediatrics & Health Promotion; Greece.