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Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D.

Rosemary B. Hughes, Ph.D.

Director and Senior Investigator, Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
Assistant Professor Department of PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Houston, 1989
  • M.S., Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1978
  • B.A., Sociology, St. Mary College, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1969

Professional Experience

Director (2001-present)/Senior Investigator (1998-2001), Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and Assistant Professor (1998-present), Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Staff Psychologist, 1988-1989; Assistant Director, 1989-1994; Director for Outreach: Oversaw Wellness Center (1994-1998); Parent Education Project (1994-1998); Student Legal Services (1994-1996). Associate Director, 1994-1998; Counseling and Testing Service, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Adjunct faculty, College of Education, University of Houston, 1990-1998

Adjunct faculty, School of Behavioral Sciences and School of Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1984-89; 1995.Adjunct faculty, College of Education, Department of Health and Human Performance and Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston, 1995-97

Instructor, full-time and part-time appointments, Departments of psychology and sociology, San Jacinto College South, Friendswood, Texas, 1984-1988

Grants and Contracts

Co-Project Director, Health Promotion for Women Aging with Paralysis: A Community Intervention Program, a Quality of Life Grant funded by the Christopher Reeve Foundation. 2005-2006, $25,000.
Principal Investigator, Depression and rural women with disabilities: Testing a CIL-based self-management program funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2004-2006. $450,000 total budget

Principal Investigator, Subcontract, Baylor College of Medicine with Oregon Health Sciences University, The identification and reporting of violence by people with disabilities, Laurie Powers, Ph.D.,

Principal Investigator, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2003-2008. $480,000 total budget

Principal Investigator, Depression self-management and women with disabilities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women's Health and National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, 2001-2004. $584,689 total budget

Principal Investigator, Stress self-management and women with disabilities, funded by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine/Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2001-2003. $250,000 total budget

Principal Investigator (2002-03)/Co-Principal Investigator (2000-02), Health promotion for women aging with physical disability, funded by NIDRR, 2000-2003. $449,938 total budget

Co-Investigator, Cost analysis of secondary conditions in disabled women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2000-2003. $1,099,479 total budget. Co-Investigator, Defining and operationalizing health and wellness for people with disabilities, Subcontract, Oregon Health Sciences University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities, 2000-2004. $231,350 total budget

Co-Project Director, Improving the health of women with physical disabilities, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 2001-2004. $191,964 total budget

Principal Investigator (2002)/Co-Principal Investigator (1999-2001), Self-esteem and women with disabilities, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), 1999-2002. $449,958 total budget

Co-Principal Investigator, Violence against women with disabilities, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997-2000. $855,395 total budget

Co-Investigator, Reducing risk factors for abuse among low income minority women with disabilities, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), 1996-1999. $750,000 total budget

Co-Investigator (1998-99), Health promotion for women with physical disabilities, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, 1996-1999. $350,000 total budget

Select Publications

Hughes, R.B. (in press). Achieving effective health promotion for women with disabilities. Family and Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance. 29, 44S-51S.

Hughes, R.B., Taylor, H.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., & Nosek, M.A. (2005). Perceived stress in women with physical disabilities: Identifying psychosocial correlates. Women's Health Issues, 15:14-20.

Nosek, M.A., Taylor, H.B., Hughes, R.B., & Taylor, P. (in press). Disability, psychosocial, and demographic characteristics of abused women with physical disabilities. Violence Against Women.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Petersen, N.J., Taylor, H.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Byrne, M., & Morgan, R. (accepted). Secondary conditions in a community-based sample of women with physical disabilities over a one-year period. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Hughes, R.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Taylor, H.B., Petersen, N., & Nosek, M.A. (2005) Characteristics of Depressed and Non-depressed women with physical disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 80:473-479.

Hughes, R.B., Taylor, H.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Swedlund, N., & Nosek, M.A. (2004). Enhancing self-esteem in women with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology , 19(4), 295-302.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Howland, C.A., Young, M.E., Mullen, P.D., & Shelton, M.L., (2004). The meaning of health for women with physical disabilities: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Family and Community Health, 27(1), 6-22.

Nosek, M.A., & Hughes, R.B. (2004). Navigating the road to independent living (pp. 172-193). In Atkinson, D. (Ed.), Counseling Diverse Populations, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Taylor, H.B., & Howland, C.A. (2004). Violence against women with disabilities. Proceedings of the Violence against People with Disabilities Conference, Alexandria, VA.

Nosek, M.A., & Hughes, R.B. (2004). Navigating the road to independent living (pp. 172-193). In Atkinson, D. (Ed.), Counseling Diverse Populations, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill.

Nosek, MA, Hughes, RB, Taylor, HB, & Howland, C. (2004). Violence against women with disabilities: The role of physicians in filling the treatment gap. In Welner, SL, & Haseltine, F. (Eds.) Welner's Guide to the Care of Women with Disabilities. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (pp. 333-345).

Hughes, R.B., Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Groff, J., Mullen, P.D. (2003). Health promotion workshop for women with physical disabilities: A pilot study. Rehabilitation Psychology, 48(3), 182-188.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B., Swedlund, N., Taylor, H.B., & Swank, P. (2003). Self-esteem and women with disabilities. Social Science & Medicine, 56, 1737-1747.

Nosek, M.A., Hughes, R.B. (2003) Psychospiritual aspects of sense of self in women with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 46(4), 224-233.

Hughes, R.B., Swedlund, N., Petersen, N., & Nosek, M.A. (2001). Depression and women with spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 7(1) 16-24.

Nosek, M.A., & Hughes, R.B. (2001).Psychosocial aspects of sense of self in women with physical disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation 67 (1) 20-25.

McFarlane, J., Hughes, R.B., Nosek, M.A., Groff, J.Y., Swedlund, N., and Mullen, P.D. (2001). Abuse Assessment Screen-Disability (AAS-D): Measuring frequency, type and perpetrator of abuse toward women with physical disabilities. Journal of Women's Health 10(9), 861-866.

Nosek, M.A., Howland, C.A., Hughes, R.B. (2001). The investigation of abuse and women with disabilities: Going beyond assumptions. Violence Against Women. 7(4) 477-499.

Nosek, M.A., Foley, C.C., Hughes, R.B., & Howland, C.A. (2001). Vulnerabilities for abuse among women with disabilities. Special issue of Sexuality and Disability. 19(3), 177-189.

McManus, P., Redford, J., & Hughes, R.B. (1997). Connecting to self and others: A structured group for women. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 22(1), pp. 22-30.

Lorentson-Friedman, A., & Hughes, R. (1994). AIDS: Legal tools for mental health counseling interventions. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 16 (3), pp. 291-303.

Hughes, R., & Lorentson-Friedman, A. (1994). AIDS-related ethical and legal issues for mental health professionals. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 16 (4), pp. 445-458.

Hughes, R. (1988). Grief counseling: Facilitating the healing process. Journal of Counseling and Development, 67, p. 77.

Hughes, R.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Taylor, H.B., Nosek, M.A., & Hall J.W. (2005). A Stress Management Intervention for Women with Disabilities. (Manuscript in preparation)

Other pertinent information
  • Licensed Psychologist #4408, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology, 1991-present.
  • Recipient, 2003 Marcus Fuhrer, Ph.D. Research Achievement Award, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Member, Clinical Advisory Board, Lone Star Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2002-present.
  • Member, Advisory Council, The Center for Health Promotion Research (CHPR), Austin, Texas, 2004-present.
  • Member, Advisory Council for the research study, "Stress and Coping Over the Life Course: A Perspective on Women with Spinal Cord Injury," University of Michigan. Principal Investigator: Denise Tate, Ph.D., 2002-present.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Women's Health Network, Houston, Texas, 2002-present.
  • Member, Houston Psychological Association, 2004-present.
  • Member, American College of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1999-2000; 2002-present.
  • Member, American Psychological Association, 1990-present.
Select lectures, presentation, research seminars: National /International

Hughes, R.B. (2005). Depression and women with physical disabilities. Invited presentation. Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Women's Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.

Hughes, R.B. (2005). Ethics: Domestic and sexual abuse: Abuse warning signs. Invited presentation, TSBME CME conference, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, TX.

Robinson-Whelen, S., Hughes, R. B., & Nosek, M. A., (2004, November). Women aging with physical disabilities: Weight and weight management efforts. Presentation at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, R.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Nosek, M.A. (2004). Women Aging with Disabilities. Grand Rounds, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine.

Hughes, R.B., Robinson-Whelen, S., Taylor, H.B., Swank, P.A., & Nosek, M.A. (2004). Conducting Research in Collaboration with Centers for Independent Living, a Web cast presentation for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research: Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics.

Hughes, R.B. (March 2004). Psychological Issues for Women with Physical Disabilities. Invited keynote address, Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity, 2004 Conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hughes, R.B. (2003). Women, Disability, and Violence. Keynote speaker for the 1st International Women and Disability Congress, Valencia, Spain.

Hughes, R.B., & Taylor, H.B. (2003). Stress and disability. Interview with KPFT radio station, Houston, Texas. Rintala, D.H., Robinson-Whelen, S., Hughes, R.B. (2002). Subjective Stress in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Poster presentation for the 16th Annual Conference of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers.

Hughes, R.B. (2002). Research on Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities. Presentation to the National Advisory Board of the Medical Rehabilitation Research for the National Institute of Child National Institutes of Health, Silver Spring, MD.

Colvard, M., & Hughes, RB (2002). Self-Management Interventions for Women with Physical Disabilities. Parkinson's Disease Research Group. VAMC, Houston, TX.

Taylor, H.B., Hughes, R.B., & Nosek, M.A. (2002). AAS-D Identifying Abused Women with Disabilities. National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence, Atlanta, GA.

Taylor, H.B., Hughes, R.B., & Nosek, M.A. (April, 2002). Identifying Abuse Survivors with Disabilities. Medical Care and Domestic Violence National Convention, Dallas, TX.

Hughes, R.B, & Taylor, H.B. (2002). Psychosocial Health Issues for Women with Disabilities: Part I, Weekly Research and Education Seminar, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine.

Taylor, H., Hughes, R.B., & Nosek, M.A. (Dec. 3, 2001). Violence Against Women with Disabilities. Safe U.S.A. Conference, Atlanta, GA. (invited presentation).

Swedlund, N., Hughes, R.B., & Nosek, M.A. (2001). Self-Esteem and Women with Physical Disabilities: Development and Testing of a Peer-led Workshop. Gender and Disability Studies Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

Hughes, R.B. (2001). Violence Against Women with Disabilities, Project Directors meeting, Office on Disability and Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Hughes, R.B. (2000). Member, workgroup, Healthy People 2010 Chapter 6 Meeting, Office on Disability and Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Hughes, R.B. et al. (March 31, 2000). Invited member of symposium, New Frontiers for Women's Health. Feminist EXPO 2000. Baltimore, MD.

Hughes, R.B., Swedlund, N., Nosek, M.A. (March 10, 2000) Self-Esteem and Connectedness: A Workshop for Women with Physical Disabilities. Association for Women in Psychology 25th Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Hughes, R.B., & King, KI: (1999) Esteeming Ourselves and Improving Our Health. Presentation at the "Speaking of Women's Health" Conference. Houston Public Television and Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX.

Nosek, M.A., Foley, C.C., & Hughes, R.B. (1999). Vulnerabilities for abuse among women with disabilities. Texas Women's University Research Day. Houston, TX.

Select Teaching Experience
Graduate Courses
  • Career Counseling, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston
  • Educational Psychology (3 sections), School of Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Human Growth and Development, School of Human Sciences, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Issues in HIV Counseling, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Houston
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, School of Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Undergraduate Courses
  • Contemporary Psychology, School of Human Sciences, University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Introduction to Psychology (8 sections), San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas

  • Introduction to Sociology (7 sections), San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas
  • Social Health and Wellness (2 sections), Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
  • Social Psychology (3 sections), School of Human Sciences, University of Houston-Clear Lake

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