- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Stanford University
- Ph.D. - School and Community Health, University of Oregon
- M.S. - Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of Oregon
- B.A. - Psychology, Seattle University
Dr. Oman's research is focused on investigating associations among neighborhood context, youth assets, and youth risk and positive health behaviors. Dr. Oman and colleagues has published extensively on positive factors, such as youth assets, that protect youth from engagement in health risk behaviors and that promote positive health outcomes. His research also focuses on social determinants of health and health disparities by investigating how the presence of youth assets may be affected by the neighborhood context and socioeconomic factors. Dr. Oman's most recent study involved evaluating a cluster randomized controlled trial of a pregnancy prevention program for youth living in group care foster homes located in Maryland, California and Oklahoma. Dr. Oman has also conducted several studies investigating associations among psychosocial factors and physical activity behavior.
- *Cheney MK, Oman RF, Vesely S, Tolma E, Aspy C. (2018). The prospective association between negative life events and adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 62(1), 8-26.
- *Lensch T, Clements-Nolle KD, Oman RF, Lu M, *Dominguez A. (2018). Prospective impact of individual, family, and community youth assets on adolescent suicide ideation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 0:1-6 DOI: 10.1136/jech-2017-210107.
- Oman RF, Clements-Nolle KD, Lu M, *Lensch T. (2018). An investigation of youth assets and physical activity and BMI using a longitudinal cohort design. American Journal of Health Promotion. 32(8), 1751-1754. doi.org/10.1177/089011711876956.
- Oman RF, *Lensch T, *Amroussia N, Clements-Nolle KD, Lu M, Yang Y. The revised youth asset survey (YAS-R). American Journal of Health Promotion. (2018). Online First: https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118814390.
- Oman RF, Vesely SK, Clements-Nolle KD, Fluhr, J. (2018). Teen pregnancy prevention in group homes: Recruiting and retention considerations. American Journal of Public Health, 108, S9-S10. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304131.
- Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Green J, Clements-Nolle KD, Lu M. (2018). Effects of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention on youth living in group care homes: Results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health, 108, S38-S44. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.304126.
- Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Green J, Fluhr J, Williams JW. (2018). Sexual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of youth living in group homes. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 5(2),74-87. https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.5.2.8.
- *Green J, Oman RF, Lu M, Fluhr J. (2018). Impact of an intervention implemented on teenage oral sex and dual contraceptive methods use. Health Behavior and Policy Review. 5(1), 47-56, https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.5.1.5.
- *Green J, Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Cheney MK, *Carroll L. (2017). Beyond the effects of comprehensive sexuality education: The significant prospective effects of youth assets on youth contraceptive behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(6), 678-684
- *Green J, Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Cheney M, *Carroll L. Youth religiosity, religious denomination, and contraception use. (2017. Journal of Religion and Health. Online First. DOI: 10.1007/s10943-017-0426-9.
- *Green J, Oman RF, Lu M, Clements-Nolle KD. Long-term improvements in knowledge and psychosocial factors of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention implemented in group homes. (2107). Journal of Adolescent Health, 60.(6).698-705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.01.004.
- Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Boeckman L, Tolma EL, Aspy CB. (2017). Demographic factors predict disparities in number of assets youth possess. American Journal of Health Behavior. 41(5):652-660. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.41.5.14.
- Haegerich TM, Shults RA, Oman RF, Vesely SK. (2016). The predictive influence of youth assets on drinking and driving behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(3), 231-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.07.002.
- Oman RF, Vesely SK, *Green J, Fluhr J, Williams J. (2016). Short-term impact of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention implemented in group homes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59.(5). 584-591. DOI:.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.07.002.
- *Cheney MK, Oman RF, Vesely SK, Aspy CB, Tolma EL, John R. (2015). The prospective association between negative life events and initiation of sexual intercourse: The influence of family structure and family income. American Journal of Public Health. 105(3), 598-604.
- DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302311.
- *Cheney MK, Oman RF, Vesely SK, Aspy CB, Tolma EL. (2015). The prospective association of youth assets with tobacco use in young adulthood. American Journal of Health Education. 46, 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2015.1077177.
- *Cheney MK, Oman RF, Vesely SK. (2015). Prospective associations among youth assets in young adults and tobacco use. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(1), S94-S101. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2014.09.021.
- *Scott M, Oman RF, John R. (2015). The benefits and barriers related to regular participation in physical activity by African-American women: Implications for intervention development. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5(4), 169-176. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpm.2015.54020.
- Oman RF, *Merritt B, Williams J, Fluhr J. (2015). Comparing school-based teen pregnancy prevention programming: Mixed outcomes in at at-risk state. Journal of School Health, 85(12), 886-893. DOI: 10.1111/josh.12343.