Transtheoretical Model of Change | 1542461971 | Kent State University

Transtheoretical Model of Change

Deric R. Kenne, Ph.D, MS, BA

Deric Kenne

Ph.D., Public Administration, The University of Akron, 2010; MS, Psychology, Mississippi State University, 1998.

Deric R. Kenne, Ph.D. has over 15 years of experience as a researcher and practitioner in the fields of mental health and substance use in both academic and nonprofit settings.  He has helped secure over $7.6 million in state and federally-funded research and service grants and has authored or co-authored numerous articles. His teaching experience includes graduate and undergraduate courses in general psychology, program evaluation, behavioral statistics, drug abuse and policymaking. He has interests in adult and adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment, community-based interventions,mental health, policy and evaluation. His current research activities include projects examining mental health and substance use among college students, mental health awareness training and suicide prevention, barriers to treatment and health services access among opiate-using pregnant women, and electronic cigarette use, awareness, and perception of harm. 


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


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Kenne, D.R., Fischbein, R.L., DeLuca, T., *Bryant, J., Laurene, K., *Mulvany, J., Leahy, P., & Banks, D. (in press). Economic disparities: SPARK Ohio and narrowing the kindergarten readiness gap. Child Development Research. 


Hamilton, K.M., Falletta, L., Fischbein, R., & Kenne, D.R. (in press). Non-medical use of prescription drugs during sexual activity as a predictor of condom use among a sample of college students. Journal of American College Health.


Fischbein, R.L., Lanese, B., Falletta, L., *Bryant, J., & Kenne, D.R. (2018). Pregnant or Recently Pregnant Opioid Users: Contraception Decisions, Perceptions and Preferences. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine, 3(4), 1-9.


Falletta, L., Hamilton, K., Fischbein, R., Aultman, J., Kinney, B., & Kenne, D.R. (2018). Perceptions of Child Protective Services among Pregnant, Opioid-Using Women in Substance Abuse Treatment.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 125-135.


*Yang, S., Tan, A.S.L., *Hamilton, K., Fischbein, R., & Kenne, D. R. (2018). Roadblock Not Gateway: Effect of Visual Vaping Cues on Harm Perceptions.  Tobacco Regulatory Science, 4(2), 88-103.


Kenne, D.R., Fischbein, R.L., Tan, A.S.L., *Banks, M. (2017).  The Use of Substances Other Than Nicotine in Electronic-Cigarettes Among a Cross-Sectional Sample of College Students.  Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 11, 1-8.


*Reinhold, B., Fischbein, R.L., *Bhamidipalli, S.S., *Bryant, J., & Kenne, D.R. (2017). Associations of attitudes towards electronic cigarettes with advertisement exposure and social determinants: A cross-sectional study. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 15:13. DOI: 10.1186/s12971-017-0118-y.


Hand, R.K., Kenne, D.K., Wolfram, T.M., Abram, J.K., & Fleming, M. (2016). Assessing the viability of social media for disseminating evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines through content analysis of Twitter messages and health professional interviews.  Journal of Medical Internet Research, Nov 15, 18(11), e295.


Kenne, D.R., *Hamilton, K., *Birmingham, L., Oglesby, W.H., Fischbein, R.L., & Delahanty, D.L.  (2016).  Perceptions of harm and reasons for misuse of prescription opioid drugs and reasons for not seeking treatment for physical or emotional pain among a sample of college students. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(1), 92-99. 


Fischbein, R., DeLuca, T., *Bryant, J.A., Leahy, P., Banks, D., & Kenne, D.R. (2016).  Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids: An early childhood intervention program description and evaluation.  The International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 23(4), 23-37.


Kenne, D.R., *Mix, D., *Banks, M., & Fischbein, R.  (2016).  Electronic cigarette initiation and correlates of use among never, former and current tobacco cigarette smoking college students. Journal of Substance Use, 21(5), 491-494.


*Hruska, B., Bernier, J., *Kenner, F., Kenne, D.R., Boros, A.P., Richardson, C.J., & Delahanty, D.L. (2014).  Examining the relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, positive smoking outcome expectancies, and cigarette smoking in people with substance use disorders: A multiple mediator model. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 273-281.


Alemagno, S.A., & Kenne, D.R. (2011). Personal Computer, Mobile Phone and Internet Technologies to Increase HIV Testing and Prevention. In R.S. Diaz (Ed.). HIV Testing. InTech.


Kenne, D.R., Boros, A.P., and Fischbein, R.L. (2010). Characteristics of Opiate Users Leaving Detoxification Treatment against Medical Advice. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 29, 283-294.


Daniulaityte, R, Carlson, RG, and Kenne, D. (2006). Initiation to Pharmaceutical Opioids and Patterns of Misuse: Preliminary Qualitative Findings Obtained by the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network.  Journal of Drug Issues, 36(4), 787-808.


Daniulaityte, R., Siegal, H.A., Carlson, R.G., Kenne, D.R., Starr, S., & DeCamp, B. (2004). Qualitative epidemiologic methods can improve local prevention programming among adolescents. Journal of Alcohol & Drug Education, 48(2), 73-83.


Siegal, H.A., Carlson, R.G., Kenne, D.R., & Swora, M.G. (2003). Probable Relationship Between Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use. American Family Physician, 67(5), 942-945.


Siegal, H. A., Carlson, R. G., Kenne, D. R., Starr, S., & Stephens, R. C. (2000). The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network: Constructing and operating a statewide epidemiologic intelligence system. American Journal of Public Health, 90(12), 1835-1837.


Wells-Parker, E. N., Kenne, D. R., & Williams, M. (2000). Self-efficacy and motivation for controlling drinking and drinking/driving: An investigation of change across a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) intervention program and of recidivism prediction. Addictive Behaviors, 25(2), 229-238.


Wells-Parker, E. N., Williams, M., & Kenne, D. R. (1998). Stages of change and self-efficacy for controlling drinking and driving: A psychometric analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 23(3), 351-363.


Research Areas

  • Substance Abuse & Treatment
  • Mental Health
  • Program Evaluation
Job Title

Assistant Professor - Health Policy & Management

Job Department

College of Public Health





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