- Social determinants of health and healthcare
- Effects of social context on psychosocial and biological health
- Chronic stress biomarkers
- Health inequities
- Boch, S.J.*, Warren, B., & Ford, J.L. (In-press). Attention, externalizing, and internalizing problems of youth exposed to parental incarceration. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
- Giurgescu, C., Nowak, A.*, Gillespie, S., Nolan, T., Anderson, C.M., Ford, J.L., Hood, D.B., & Williams, K.P. (In press). Neighborhood Environment and DNA Methylation: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Journal of Urban Health.
- Ford, J.L., Anderson, C., Gillespie, S. Giurgescu, C., Nolan, T., Nowak, A.*, & Williams, K.P. (In-press). Social integration and quality of social relationships as protective factors for inflammation in a nationally representative sample of Black women. Journal of Urban Health.
- Schmeer, K., Ford, J.L., & Browning, C.R. (2018). Early childhood family instability and immune system dysregulation in adolescence. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 189-195.
- Knupp, A.*, Patterson, E., Ford, J.L., Zurmehly, J., & Patrick, T. (2018). Associations among aspects of the neonatal intensive care unit nursing practice environment, individual nurse characteristics, and nurse fatigue. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48, 642-648.
- Boch, S.J.* & Ford, J.L. (2018). The physical and mental health effects of parental incarceration on children and adolescents: An integrative review. Forensic Nursing, 14, 61-71.
- Wright, K.D., Ford, J.L. Perrazol, J., Jones, L.M., Mahari, S., & Laudenslager. (2018). Collecting hair samples for hair cortisol concentration analysis in African Americans. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), 136.
- Ogbolu, Y., Ford, J.L., Cohn, E., Gillespie, G. (2017). Nurses on the move: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars and their action on the social determinants of health. Ethnicity and Health, 1-11.
- Ford, J.L. & Stowe, R. (2017) Depressive symptoms are associated with salivary shedding of Epstein-Barr virus in female adolescents: The role of sex differences. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, 128-133.
- Bates, R.*, Salsberry, P., & Ford, J.L. (2017). Measuring stress in young children using hair cortisol: The state of the science. Biological Research for Nursing, 19, 499-510.
- Browning, C.R., Calder, K., Ford, J.L., Smith, A., & Haynie, D. (2017). Understanding racial differences in exposure to violent locations: Integrating survey, smartphone, and administrative data resources. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 669, 41-62.
- Ford, J.L., Boch, S.J.,* & McCarthy, D. (2016). Feasibility of hair collection for cortisol measurement in population research on adolescent health. Nursing Research, 65, 249-55.
- Boch, S.* & Ford, J.L. (2015). C-reactive protein levels among U.S. adults affected by parental incarceration. Biological Research for Nursing, 17, 574-84.
- Ford, J.L. & Browning, C.R. (2015). Exposure to neighborhood immigrant concentration from adolescence to young adulthood and immune function among Latino young adults. Health & Place, 32, 59-64.
- Ford, J.L. & Browning, C.R. (2014). Effects of exposure to violence with a weapon during adolescence on adult hypertension. Annals of Epidemiology, 24, 193-8.
- Ford, J.L. & Browning, C.R. (2014). Neighborhoods and infectious disease risk: Acquisition of chlamydia during the transition to young adulthood. Journal of Urban Health, 91, 136-50.
- Ford J.L. & Stowe, RP. (2013). Racial/ethnic differences in Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers among U.S. children and adolescents. Annals of Epidemiology, 23, 275-80.
- Ford, J.L & Rechel, M. (2012). Parental perceptions of the neighborhood context and adolescent depression. Public Health Nursing, 29, 390-402.
- Ford, J.L. & Browning, C.R. (2011). Neighborhood social disorganization and the acquisition of trichomoniasis among young adults in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1696-703.
- Ford, J.L. (2011). Racial and ethnic disparities in HPV awareness and vaccination among young adult women: Findings from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Family Growth. Public Health Nursing, 28, 485-493.
- Ahijevych, K, & Ford J.L. (2010). The relationships between menthol cigarette preference and state tobacco control policies on smoking behaviors of young adult smokers in the 2006-2007 Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Surveys. Addiction, 105 (s1), 46-54.
- Smith, L. & Ford, J. (2010). History of forced sex and young adult males' engagement in sexual risk behaviors. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2, 87-92.
- Ford, J. & Forthofer, M. (2010). Social disparities in the receipt of contraceptive services among sexually experienced adolescent females. Social Work in Public Health, 25, 352-367.
- Nearns, J. (2009). Health insurance and prescription contraceptive use among yourng adult women at risk for unintended pregnancy. Contraception, 79, 105-110.
- Nearns, J., Baldwin, J., & Clayton, H. (2009). Social, behavioral and health care factors associated with recent HIV testing among sexually active non-Hispanic Black women in the U.S. Women's Health Issues, 19, 52-60.
- Funded Research Grants
- Ford, J.L. (PI) & Kue, J.
Evaluation of the Core Determinants of Health.
Sub-award from Ohio Action Coalition and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Total award: $61,075 08/01/2018 – 07/31/2019
- George, K., Freisthler, B., Burns, T., Miller, L., Ford, J.L., Stull, J., Cole, K. & Guada, J.
Reducing trauma in opioid-affected families using human-animal interaction techniques: A feasibility study.
OSU Opioid Innovation Funding
Total award: $49,970 05/15/2018 – 04/30/2019
- Feng, X., Wong, J. & Ford, J.L.
Biological and psychosocial risk factors predicting maternal depression and child mental health problems.
Total award: $100,000 04/01/2017 – 03/31/2018
- Ford, J.L. (PI) & Browning, C.R.
Gender differences in the effects of adverse environments on physiologic stress.
Ohio State University Institute for Population Research
Total award: $25,000 05/15/2015 – 05/14/2016
- Ford, J.L. (PI), Browning, C.R., Calder, C.
Sociospatial exposures to crime and violence and chronic physiologic stress among urban adolescents.
Ohio State University Criminal Justice Research Center
Total award: $10,000 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015
- Ford, J.L. (PI), Browning, C.R., McCarthy, D., & Szalacha, L.
Linking biological and social pathways to adolescent health and well-being.
National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Drug Abuse
Total award: $409,194 07/15/2013 – 06/30/2015
- Ford, J.L. (PI), Browning, C.R., & Salsberry, P.
The contribution of neighborhood and school disadvantage during adolescence to sexual risk & STI during young adulthood: A multilevel analysis.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program
Total award: $350,000 09/01/2010 – 08/31/2013
- Ford, J.L. (PI) & Kue, J.
A celebration of The Ohio State University that is 150 years in the making includes a new scholarship program designed to develop current students into future leaders.
Through a newly awarded $65.9 million federal research grant to address the opioid epidemic, The Ohio State University will lead a consortium of academic, state and community partners that aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years.