Denise Herd PhD

Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Director, Health and Social Behavior
Division Head, Community Health Sciences
Research Interests: 
  • Health disparities
  • Images of alcohol, drugs, and violence in rap music
  • Activism in African American communities
  • Drinking and drug use patterns and problems
  • Social movements
  • Multicultural health
Selected Publications: 

Herd, D. "Changes in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use in Rap Song Lyrics: 1979-1997", Addiction, 2005, in press

Herd, D. "Sex Ratios of Drinking Patterns and Problems Among Blacks and Whites: Results from a National Survey", Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1997, 58:75-82

Jones-Webb, R., Snowden, L., Herd, D., Short, B., and Hannon, P. "Alcohol-Related Problems among Black, Hispanic, and White Men: the Contribution of Neighborhood Poverty," Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1997, 58 (5):539-545

Herd, D. "Racial Differences in Women's Drinking Norms and Drinking Patterns: A National Study", Journal of Substance Abuse, 1997, 9:137-149

Herd, D and Grube, J. "Black Identity and Drinking in the U.S.: a National Study", Addiction, 1996, 91:845-857

Herd, D. "The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Socio-Cultural Predictors of Drinking Among Black and White Americans", Substance Use Misuse, 1996, 3 (1):35-63

Herd, D. "The Impact of Region and Urbanization on African-American Drinking Patterns: Results from a National Survey", Contemporary Drug Problems, 1995, 22

Herd, D. "Predicting Drinking Problems Among Black and White Men: Results from a National Survey", Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1994, 55 (1):61-71

Herd, D. "The Influence of Parental Drinking Attitudes and Behavior on the Drinking Patterns of Black and White Adults", Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 1994, 25:pp. 353-370

Herd, D. "The Effects of Parental Influences and Respondents; Norms and Attitudes on Black and White Adult Drinking Patterns", Journal of Substance Abuse, 1994, 6:137-154

Herd, D. "Contesting Culture: Alcohol-Related Identity Movements in Contemporary African-American Communities" Contemporary Drug Problems 1993, 739-758

Herd, D., and Grube, J. "Drinking Contexts and Drinking Problems Among Black and White Women," Addiction, 1993, 88:1001-1110

Herd, D. "An analysis of Alcohol-Related Problems in Black and White Women Drinkers", Addiction Research, 1993, 1:181-198

Herd, D. "Correlates of Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Problems Among Men and Women in Drug Treatment Programs", Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 1993, 32:25-35

Herd, D. "Ideology, History and Changing Models of Liver Cirrhosis Epidemiology", British Journal of Addiction, 1992, 87:113-1126

Herd, D. "Subgroup Differences in Drinking Patterns among Black and White Men: Results from a National Survey", Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1990, 51:221-232