Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-7330
UC Box: 
A-191

Roles and Interests

Research Interests: Health promotion and disease prevention, rural health care challenges and disparities, research and clinical ethics

Specializations: Guided imagery and yoga, child clinical work, understanding and treatment of substance use disorders and comorbidities, nutrition as related to emotional, mental, and physical health 

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma., 1987

MS, Psychology with Mental Health Specialty, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma., 1984

BA, Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma., 1984

Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-200, Inner Dance Yoga Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010

Professional Membership

American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow

American Association of Public Health, Member

American Psychological Association, Member

International Association of Yoga Therapists, Member

National Rural Health Association, Member

Licensed psychologist in Oklahoma and Alaska

Board certification in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

 

Selected Recent Publications (2010-Present)

Johnson, M. E., Kondo, K. K., Brems, C., Ironside, E. F., & Eldridge, G. E. (in press). Mental health research in correctional settings: Perceptions of risk and vulnerabilities.  Ethics and Behavior.

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Bergman, A. L., Mills, M. E., & Eldridge, G. E. (in press). Knowledge of federal regulations for mental health research involving prisoners. AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

Hanson, B. L., Faulkner, S. A., Brems, C., Corey, S. L., Eldridge, G. D., & Johnson, M. E. (in press). Key stakeholders' perceptions of motivators for research participation among individuals who are incarcerated.  Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

Brems, C. (2015). A yoga stress reduction intervention for university faculty, staff, and graduate students. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 25.

Brems, C., Justice, L., Sulenes, K., Girasa, L., Ray, J., Davis, M. Freitas, J., Shean, M., & Colgan, D. (2015).Improving access to yoga: Barriers and motivators for practice among health professions students. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 29, 6-13.

Sulenes, K., Freitas, J., Justice, L., Colgan, D., Shean, M., & Brems, C. (2015). Underuse of yoga as a referral resource by health professions students. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21, 53-59.

Johnson, M. E., Kondo, K., Brems, C., & Eldridge, G. D. (2015). HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings: A difficult task made even harder? Journal of Correctional Health Care, 21, 101-111.

Kondo, K. K., Johnson, M. E., Ironside, E. F., Brems, C., & Eldridge, G. D. (2014). HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings: Perspectives on training needs from researchers and IRB members. AIDS Education and Prevention, 26, 565-576.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Metzger, J. S., & Dewane, S. L. (2014). College students’ knowledge about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 21, 159-166.

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Hanson, B. L., Corey, S. L., Eldridge, G. D., & Mitchell, K. (2014). Conducting ethical research with correctional populations: Do researchers and IRB members know the federal regulations? Research Ethics, 10, 6-16.

Brems, C., Barnett, J. D., Cress-Parret, V., Metzger, J. S., & Johnson, M. E. (2013). Alternative and complementary treatment needs and experiences of women with breast cancer. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19, 657-663.

Johnson, M. E., Hanson, B. L., Metzger, J. S., Brems, C., & Dewane, S. L. (2012). Changes in sexual activity following substance dependence treatment. Journal of Substance Use, 17, 340-347.

Eldridge, G. D., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012). Ethical challenges in conducting HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 18, 1-10.

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S., Edwards, A., & Robinson, R. V. (2011). Prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Educational needs in academia. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55, 15-37.

Chipp, C., Dewane, S., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. (2011). “If only someone had told me…”: Lessons from rural providers. Journal of Rural Health, 27, 122-130.

Eldridge, G. E., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Corey, S. L. (2011). Ethical challenges in conducting psychiatric or mental health research in correctional settings. American Journal of Bioethics - Primary Research, 2, 42-51.

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S., Edwards, A., & Robinson, R. V. (2010). Training needs of healthcare providers related to centers for disease control and prevention core competencies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 17, e405-e417.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Roberts, L. W., & Warner, T. D. (2010). Healthcare providers’ reports of perceived stigma associated with HIV and AIDS in rural and urban communities. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Sciences, 9, 356-361.

Chipp, C. L., Corey, S., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2010). Health risk factors in an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 27, 314-325.

Johnson, M. E., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., & Casto, D. (2010). Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of health, education, and service professionals as related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. International Journal of Public Health, 55, 627-635. [Editor’s Choice]

 

Selected Conference Presentations (2010-present)

Justice, L., Sulenes, K., Freitas, J., Shean, M., Girasa, L., Ray, J., Freeman, H., Razmjou, E., Vladagina, N., Colgan, D., & Brems, C. (2015, November).  Elements of yogic practice: Perceptions of health professions students. Paper presented at the 143rd Annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Mills, M. E., & Eldridge, G. D. (2015, April). Involving incarcerated individuals in the research process: Key stakeholders’ opinions. Paper presented at the 95th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Kondo, K. K., Ironside, E. F., & Eldridge, G. D. (2015, April). Correctional mental health research: Perceptions of risk and vulnerabilities. Paper presented at the 95th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Sulenes, K., Freitas, J., Justice, L., Colgan, D., Shean, M., & Brems, C. (2014, November). Healthcare professions students' perceptions of yoga's acceptability as a complementary treatment. Paper presented at the 142th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Justice, L., Sulenes, K., Millen, A., Freitas, J., Colgan, D., Shean, M., & Brems, C. (2014, November). Facilitators and barriers to yoga practice among health professions students. Paper presented at the 142th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

Chipp, C. L., Zuniga, R., Dewane, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2014, April). University students and administrators perceptions of healthy living at college. Paper presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Chipp, C., Metzger, J., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012, October). Factors contributing to weight-gain among college freshmen: A two-year prospective study. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Chipp, C. L., Zuniga, R., Dewane, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2012, October). University students' and administrators' perceptions of supports and barriers to healthy living at college: A qualitative analysis. Paper presented at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

Corey, S., Romanik, S., Eldridge, G., Brems, C., Hanson, B., & Johnson, M. (2012, October). Conducting mental health research with individuals in correctional settings: Recommendations for new researchers. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Hanson, B., Metzger, J., Barnett, J., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2012, October). Estimates of student risk for suicide among university faculty. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Hanson, B., Porter, R., Edwards, A., Mongeau, V., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. (2012, October). Attributions for FASDs: Blame, responsibility, and their consequences. Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Romanik, S., Hanson, B., Corey, S., Johnson, M. E., Eldridge, G., & Brems, C. (2012, October). Conducting ethical research with correctional populations: Do researchers and IRB members know the federal regulations? Paper presented at the 140th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Edwards, A. E., Hanson, B.L., Porter, R. R., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., & Mongeau, V. (2012, April).  Educating health and allied health care providers in Alaska: The Arctic FASD Regional Training Center 2008-2011.  Paper presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Porter, R. R., Edwards, A. E., Hanson, B. L., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, September). "An FASD regional training program for medical and allied health providers in the Arctic" paper to at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Arctic Division, Dillingham, Alaska

Chipp, C. L., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, April). "Health-related behaviors of first-year university students" paper presented at the Annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Zack, B., Romanik, S., Corey, S., Eldridge, G., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. (2011, March). "Pros and cons: Risks and benefits of participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings" paper presented at the 4th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Zack, B. Hanson, B., Corey, S., Brems, C., Eldridge, G., & Johnson, M. (2011, March). "To volunteer or not to volunteer: Motivations for participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings" paper presented at the 4th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Eldridge, G. E., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "And justice for all: Equitable access to benefits and protection from harm in HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable populations" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Corey, S., Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "Incarcerated populations: Recommendations for conducting HIV/AIDS research" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "Incarcerated individuals and HIV/AIDS research: Incentives and monetary compensation for research participation" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Dewane, S. L., & Brems, C. (2010, June). "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Core competencies for health and allied health professionals" paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Denver, Colo.

Edwards, A., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Dewane, S. L., Robinson, R. V., & Brems, C. (2010, April). "Education and training needs for health and allied health academic programs related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, B.C.

Robinson, R. V., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Casto, L. D. (2010, April). "Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, BC.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Dewane, S. L., Edwards, A., Robinson, R. V., & Brems, C. (2010, April). "Training needs of healthcare providers related to CDC Core Competencies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, B.C.

Office Location: 
HPC 2, Room 270