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Paris B. Wheeler

Asst Professor

  • Ph.D.: University of Kentucky (Counseling Psychology)
  • B.S.; B.A.: University of Florida (Psychology; Criminology and Law)
  • M.S.: University of Kentucky (Counseling Psychology)
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Peer Reviewed Publications

Miller-Roenigk, B., Wheeler, P., Hargons, C., Stevens-Watkins, D 2023. Race-related and mental health factors of powder cocaine use among Black incarcerated men Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, ,

Nicholson, H.L., Wheeler, P.B., Smith, N., Alawode, O.A. 2022. Examining the relationship between discrimination and prescription drug misuse: Findings from a national survey of Black Americans. Substance Use and Misuse, 57 7, 1014-1021

Thorpe, S., Miller-Roenigk, B., Hargons, C.N., Dogan, J.N., Thrasher, Wheeler, P.B., Oser, C., & Stevens-Watkins, D 2022. HIV knowledge and perceived risk among Black incarcerated women and men in Kentucky Health Promotion Practice, 24 3, 566-570

Wheeler, P.B., Miller-Roenigk, B., Jester, J., Stevens-Watkins, D. 2022. , Advance online publication , 1-14

Wheeler, P.B., Stevens-Watkins, D., Dogan, J., McCarthy, D. 2022. Polysubstance use among frequent marijuana users: An examination of John Henryism Active Coping, psychiatric symptoms, and family social support among African American incarcerated men. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 21 2, 553-569

Dogan, J., Stevens-Watkins, D., Knighton, J., Wheeler, P., & Hargons, C. 2021. Perceived need for drug treatment among African American male drug-using prisoners Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 120 , 108166

Wheeler, P.B. & Nicholson, H.N.* 2021. Prescription drug misuse among African American and Afro-Caribbean adults: Findings from a national sample Substance Use & Misuse, 56 7, 962-970

Wheeler, P.B., Dogan, J. N., Stevens-Watkins, D., & Stoops, W. W 2021. Sleep time differs among people who co-use cocaine and cannabis compared to people who only use cocaine Pharmacology, Biology, and Behavior, 201 , 173109

Banks, D., Clifton, R., & Wheeler, P.B. 2020. Racial identity, discrimination, and polysubstance use: Examining culturally relevant correlates of substance use profiles among Black young adults Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 35 2, 224-230

Mahaffey, C., Stevens-Watkins, D., Burlew, A.K., Moody, M., Wheeler, P.B., & Thrasher, S. 2020. Testing the feasibility of implementing an HIV prevention intervention for incarcerated African American men: Findings from a pilot study Health Promotion and Practice, 21 5, 822-830

Wheeler, P., Stevens-Watkins, D., Moody, M., Dogan, J., & Lewis, D. 2019. Culturally-relevant risk and protective factors for nonmedical use of prescription opioids among incarcerated African American men Addictive Behaviors, 93 , 46-51

Wheeler, P., Stevens-Watkins, D., Knighton, J., Mahaffey, C. & Lewis, D. 2018. Pre-incarceration rates of nonmedical use of prescription drugs among Black men from urban counties. Journal of Urban Health, 95 4, 444-453

1. Malone, N., Dogan, J., Thorpe, S., Thrasher, S., Wheeler, P., Oser, C., & Stevens- Watkins, D. . Cultural predictors of self-esteem among Black women with criminal justice involvement and herpes simplex virus Health Promotion Practice, ,