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Kymberle Sterling

Assistant Professor    
Doctor of Public Health, 2005, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences
M.P.H., 1998, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Maternal and Child Health
B.S., 1998, Tulane University, Cell and Molecular Biology
Health Promotions, Health Education

Sterling Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kymberle Sterling is currently an  Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior in the School of Public Health. Previously, she was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the National Cancer Institute’s Career Development Training Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She served as a Research Assistant II  for the School of Public Health at  the University of Texas Science Center.  She was also a program coordinator for the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and Public Health Advisor for the Office of Louisiana State Senator Paulette Irons.

Dr. Sterling’s research interests are broadly focused in the area of health promotion and health behavior change among adolescents.  Her scholarly work utilizes behavioral science strategies to prevent and reduce cancer-related risk factors, particularly tobacco use, among adolescents.

She currently teaches Introduction to Health Promotion.


Sterling, K.L.;Curry, S.J.; Emery, S.; Sporer, A.K.; Mermelstein, R.; Berbaum, M.; Lee, J.(2009).Fidelity of implementation among prepackaged youth smoking cessation programs.Health Education Research, 2009 Dec;24(6):941-8. DOI:10.1093/her/cyp053.
Sterling, K.L.; Mermelstein, R; Turner, L; Diviak, K; Flay, B.; and Shiffman, S.(2009)Nicotine Dependence Syndrome Scale (NDSS): psychometric properties and prediction of smoking behavior change among adolescents, Addictive Behaviors, 34(6-7):616-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.03.016
Ford, K; Diamond, P; Kelder, S; Sterling, K; Meshack,A; McAlister, A. (2009).Attitudes,Self-Efficacy, and
Intentions: Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Measures of Adolescent Initiation of Cigarette Smoking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors,Vol 23(2), 271-278.
Sterling, K.L.; Curry, S.J.; Emery, S.; Sporer, A.K.; Mermelstein, R.; Berbaum, M.; Lee, J. (2009).Internally-developed youth smoking cessation programs: characterizing the unique features of “home grown” programs developed by community-based organizations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(3), 1026-1040; doi:10.3390/ijerph6031026.
Sterling, K.L.; Diamond, P.M.; Pallonen, U.; Mullen, P.D.; Ford, K.H; and McAlister, A.(2007). Smoking-related self-efficacy, cognition, and intention: Assessing factorial validity and structural relationships in
9th-12th grade current smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 32(9),1863-1867.