Mail Stop F496, Academic Office 1
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
I joined the Department in July, 2013 as an
Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Research. Previous to UCD, I
was a faculty member at Michigan State University's Department of Family
Medicine for over 15 years. I have been very involved in practic-based research
serving as co-director of Michigan's practice-based research network, GRIN, and
am currently involved in practice-based research as co-director of SNOCAP
through the Colorado Health Outcomes Program. Professionally, I am a health
educator, and have the certification of master certified health education
specialist (MCHES). I believe that health promotion and disease prevention and
management are an important component of primary care. My work revolves around
how we can support family medicine as a discipline, train future family
physicians and primary care professionals, and help patients to prevent and
I have extensive experience in successfully
partnering with primary care practices and their communities to accomplish
research. My expertise is in the use of qualitative and mixed methods to inform
research questions, including the use of theoretical models as a lens in which
one can understand how implementation works and to produce generalizable
findings regarding the how, why, who and what of interventions. I direct large
studies with extensive qualitative components
and am skilled in facilitating focus groups, depth and cognitive task
analysis interviews, analyzing qualitative data utilizing atlas.ti, developing
logic models and conducting analysis using qualitative comparative analysis. My
specific area of research focus is prevention and management of chronic
conditions, especially diabetes, obesity and smoking cessation. I am also am
involved in research directed at patient health behavior change.
I am a member of the North American Primary Care
Research Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Society for Research on
Nicotine and Tobacco. I serve as a member of advisory boards, provide
consultation assistance to other researchers, and regularly participate in
study sections and journal reviews. I am on the editorial board of the Journal
of Primary Care and Community Health.
Ybarra ML, Holtrop J Summers, Prescott T. Steps in
tailoring a text messaging-based smoking cessation program for young adults.
Journal of Health Communication. In press.
Ybarra ML, Tulay B, Holtrop J Summers, Korchmaros J,
Salih Emri AK. Feasibility and acceptability of a text messaging-based smoking
cessation program in Ankara, Turkey. Journal of Health Communication.
Ybarra ML, Holtrop J Summers, Prescott T, Rahbar MH,
Strong D. Pilot RCT results of Stop My Smoking (SMS) USA: a text
messaging-based smoking cessation program for young adults. Nicotine and
Tobacco Research. 2013: Jan 24 [epub ahead of print]
Ybarra ML, Holtrop J Summers, Bosi TB, Emri S. Design
considerations in developing a text messaging program aimed at smoking
cessation. Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Fernald DH, Dickinson LM, Froshaug DB, Balasubramanian
BA, Holtrop J Summers, Krist AH, Glasgow RE, Green LA. A quest for evidence
about improving multiple health risk behaviors in primary care: results of the
Prescription for Health COMBO Study. Journal for the American Board of Family
Isaacson N, Holtrop J Summers, Cohen D, McKee MD, Ferrer
R. Examining role change in primary care practice. Journal of Primary Care and
Community Health. 2012:3(3):195-200.
Ybarra ML, Bagci Bos AT, Bilir N, Holtrop J Summers,
Korchmaros J, Salih Emri AK. Interest in technology-based and traditional
smoking cessation programs among adult smokers in Ankara, Turkey. Tobacco
Induced Diseases. 2011; Aug 1; 9:10.
ea C, Rus D, Rus IA, Holtrop J Summers. Smoking
during pregnancy and associated risk factors in a sample of Romanian women.
European Journal of Public Health. 2010; doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckq189.
rop J Summers, Jordan T. The patient centered medical
home and why it matters to health educators. Health Promotion Practice.
Holtrop J Summers, Meghea
C, Raffo J, Biery L, Chartkoff S Berkowitz, Roman L. Smoking among pregnant
women with Medicaid insurance: Are mental health factors related? Maternal
Child Health Journal. 2009 Oct 17, Epub ahead of print.