Susan Ennett, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Health Behavior 

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

358A Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
T: 919-966-9207
F: 919-966-2921

1991          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill         PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1987          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill         MSPH, Health Behavior and Health Education
1976          Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts             BA, English

HBEH 726          Adolescent Health          Syllabus
HBEH 760          Doctoral Advanced Research Methods I          Syllabus

Research interests
Adolescent health
Child development
Health behavior
Substance abuse
Violence prevention

Research activities
Susan Ennett is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Director of the HB Doctoral Program. Her research focuses on the etiology and prevention of youth health risk behaviors. Her primary behavioral focus is tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; she also researches youth suicide, violence and dating violence, and risky sexual behavior. Her research focuses on how social contexts, including family, peers, schools, and neighborhoods, interrelate in promoting and constraining health risk behaviors over the early life course. Her prevention research concerns development and evaluation of family-based youth substance use and violence prevention programs, and examination of the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based school substance use prevention programs and school wellness policies. She teaches an elective on adolescent health risk behaviors and instructs in the required research methods course for doctoral students.

Select publications
McNaughton Reyes, H.L., Foshee, V.A., Bauer, D. J., Ennett, S.T. (2014).
Proximal and time-varying effects of cigarette, alcohol, marijuana, and other hard drug use on adolescent dating aggression.
Journal of Adolescence, 37, 281-289.

Brooks-Russell, A., Foshee, V. A., Ennett, S. T. (2013).
Predictors of latent trajectory classes of dating victimization.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 566-580.

Ennett, S. T., Jackson, C., Dickinson, D. M., Bowling, J. M. (2013).
Parental socialization and children’s susceptibility to alcohol use initiation.
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 694-702.

Foshee, V. A., Benefield, T. S., McNaughton Reyes, H. L., Ennett, S. T., Faris, R., Chang, L., Hussong, A., Suchindran, C. (2013).
The peer context and the development of the perpetration of adolescent dating violence.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 471-486.

Foshee, V. A., McNaughton Reyes, H. L., Gottfredson, N. C., Chang, L., Ennett, S. T. ( 2013).
A longitudinal examination of psychological, behavioral, academic, and relationship consequences of dating abuse victimization among a primarily rural sample of adolescents.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 53, 723-729.

Jackson, C., Ennett, S .T., Dickinson, D. M., Bowling, J. M. (2013).
Attributes that differentiate children who sip alcohol from abstinent peers.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 1687-1695.