Vangie Foshee, PhD
Vangie Foshee, PhD, is a public health researcher and professor specializing in health behavior and education. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Behavior.
Dr. Foshee’s research focuses on adolescent problem behaviors. Her etiological research has included identifying determinants at multiple levels of the social ecology of adolescent dating violence, cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Intervention studies have included development and evaluation of Safe Dates, a school-based adolescent dating violence prevention program; Families for Safe Dates, a family based dating abuse prevention program; and family-based dating abuse prevention programs for Latino families (NOVIOlencia) and teens who have been exposed to domestic violence (Moms and Teens for Safe Dates).
Research ActivitiesResearch interests
Vangie Foshee's research examines various problematic adolescent behaviors. Her etiological research has included identifying determinants of violence between adolescent dating couples, adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol use, and adolescent sexual behavior. Intervention studies have included development and evaluation of Safe Dates, a school and community-based adolescent dating violence prevention program, and development and evaluation of a family-based adolescent substance abuse prevention program called Family Matters. Teaching responsibilities include secondary analysis and research methods and program evaluation.
Proximal and time-varying effects of cigarette, alcohol, marijuana and other hard drug use on adolescent dating aggression. Daniel Bauer, Susan Ennett, Vangie Foshee, H. Reyes (2014). Journal of Adolescence, 37(3), 281-289.
Bullying as a Longitudinal Predictor of Adolescent Dating Violence. Kathleen Basile, Ling-Yin Chang, Susan Ennett, Robert Faris, Vangie Foshee, Heath Reyes, Alana Vivolo-Kantor (2014). Journal of Adolescent Health.
The Effects of the Evidence-Based Safe Dates Dating Abuse Prevention Program on Other Youth Violence Outcomes. Christine Agnew-Brune, Vangie Foshee, Rosalyn Lee, Luz Reyes, Thomas Simon, Chiravath Suchindran, Kevin Vagi (2014). Prevention Science.
PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
MEd, Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1984
BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981