Research OverviewDr. Rosengard’s adolescent health research focuses on investigations of the influences on adolescent sexual decision-making and behavior. Her earlier work has included health values' protective role in adolescent sexual decision-making and the development and evaluation of theory-driven risk reduction interventions. Her current research examines the factors that influence sexual behavior within different types of sexual partnerships and assesses these associations separately for adolescent boys and girls. Her ultimate goal is to develop interventions that will decrease the incidence of STDs and unplanned pregnancies in adolescents. Through her program of research, she is developing sexual risk reduction interventions that include important attitudes, values, and expectancies that influence partner-specific sexual decision-making in adolescents. Future research on a broader range of influential factors (i.e., family, peer, community, and culture) and additional emphasis on the development of targeted risk prevention interventions (e.g., targeting sexually inexperienced adolescents) are a part of her long-term plan of research. She currently conducts research in non-traditional educational and correctional settings for adolescents.
EducationPh.D., University of Connecticut, 1994 (clinical psychology)
M.P.H., Brown University, 2005
B.A., University of Vermont, 1988
Featured PublicationsPhipps, M.G., Rosengard, C., Weitzen, S., & Boardman, L. A. (2005). Low rates of voluntary paternity establishment for infants born to unmarried adolescent mothers. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 50(1), 764-770.
Rosengard, C. Adler, N. E. Gurvey, J. E., & Ellen, J. M. (2005) Adolescent partner type experience: Psychosocial and behavioral differences. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health, 37(3), 141-147.
Rosengard, C., Phipps, M.G., Adler, N. E., & Ellen, J. M. (2005). Psychosocial correlates of adolescent males’ pregnancy intention. Pediatrics, 116, e414 – e419. (www.pediatrics.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2005-0130).
Clarke, J. G., Hebert, M. R., Rosengard, C., Rose, J., DaSilva, K., & Stein, M. D. (2006). Reproductive health care and family planning needs of incarcerated women. American Journal of Public Health, 96(5), 834-839.
Clarke, J.G., Rosengard, C., Rose, J., Hebert, M. R., Peipert, J., & Stein, M. D. (2006). Initiation of birth control method among incarcerated women: Comparison of pre-release and community delivery. American Journal of Public Health, 96(5), 840-845.
Rosengard, C., Pollack, L., Weitzen, S., Meers, A., & Phipps, M.G. (2006). Concepts of the advantages and disadvantages of teenage childbearing among pregnant adolescents: A qualitative analysis. Pediatrics, 118, 503-510.
Clarke, J. G., Rosengard, C., Rose, J., Hebert, M. R., Phipps, M. G., & Stein, M. D. (2006). Pregnancy attitudes and contraceptive plans among women entering jail. Women & Health, 43(2), 111-130.
Rosengard, C., Stein, L. A. R., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., & Leabeau-Craven, R. (2006). Co-Occurring sexual risk and substance use behaviors among incarcerated adolescents. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 12(4), 279-287.
Rosengard, C., Anderson, B. A., & Stein, M. D. (2006). Correlates of condom use and reasons for condom non-use among drug users. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 32(4), 637-644.
White, E., Rosengard, C., Weitzen, S., Meers, A., & Phipps, M. G. (2006). Fear of inability to conceive in pregnant adolescents. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 108(6), 1411-1416.
Rosengard, C., Stein, L. A. R., Barnett, N. P., Monti, P. M., Golembeske, C., Lebeau-Craven, R., & Miranda, R. (2007). Randomized clinical trial of motivational enhancement of substance use treatment among incarcerated adolescents: Post-release condom non-use. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 8(2), 45-64.
Phipps, M.G., Rosengard, C., Weitzen, S., Meers, A., & Billinkoff, Z. (2008). Age group differences among pregnant adolescents: Sexual behavior, health habits and contraceptive use. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 21, 9-15.
Nunn, A., Dickman, S. L., Kwakwa, H., Rosengard, C., James, G. F., & Mayer, K. (2011). Social, structural and behavioral determinants of concurrent partnerships among heterosexual African American men in inner-city Philadelphia. AIDS Care, 23(11), 1392-1399.
Rosengard, C., Tannis, C., Dove, D. C., van den Berg, J., Lopez, R., Morrow, K., & Stein, L. A. R. (2012). Family sources of sexual health information, main messages, and sexual behavior of at-risk, urban adolescents. American Journal of Health Education.
Nunn, A. Dickman, S. L., Kwakwa, H., Mayer, K., & Rosengard, C. (in press) Concurrent sexual partnerships among African American women in Philadelphia: Results from a qualitative study. Sexual Health.
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