Yelena Bird

    Dr. Yelena Bird

    Assistant Professor

    Research areas


    • Smoking cessation policy
    • Domestic violence prevention
    • Environmental health
    • Women's health

    Recent Grants and Awards


    • Member  of the American Academy of Health Behavior
    • Who’s Who Among Graduate Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2004-2005
    •  First Place Overall for Poster Presentation, Hot Projects & Paso del Norte Foundation, New Mexico State University, 2004 & 2005
    • Third Place, Graduate Research & Arts Symposium, New Mexico State University, 2004

    Recent Publications


    • Buckingham, R.W., Moraros,  J., Bird, Y. , Meister, E., & Webb, N.C.  (2005). Factors associated with condom use among brothel-based female sex workers in Thailand. Journal of AIDS Care Journal of AIDS Care, 17: 640-647.
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Olsen K.L., Coronado, G., & Thompson, B. (2005). Sixth Grade Students’ Smoking Behaviors, Beliefs about the Risks of Smoking and Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. American Journal of Health Behavior, 30:4:435-446.
    • Moraros, J., Bird, Y., Barney, D.D., King, S.C., Banegas, M., & Suarez, E.T. (2006). A Pilot Study: HPV Infection Knowledge & HPV Vaccine Acceptance among Women Residing in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico California Journal of Health Promotion, 4:3:177-186.
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Buckingham, R.W., Staines-Orosco, H., & Brandon, J.E. (2006). Parental Beliefs and Perceptions of the Role of Middle Schools in Student Tobacco Use Prevention Activities in Juárez, Mexico. California Journal of Health Promotion, 4:3:103-115.
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Olsen K.L., Forester-Cox, S., & Staines-Orosco, H. (2007). Smoking Practices, Risk Perception of Smoking and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure among Adolescents in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 8:6:859-870.
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Banegas, M., King, S., Prapasiri, S., & Thompson, B. (2010). Breast Cancer Knowledge and Early Detection among Hispanic Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer along the US-Mexico Border. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21:2:475-488. 
    • Moraros, J., Bird, Y., & Olsen, K.L. (2009). Prevalence of Male Alcohol & Substance Abuse & Intimate Partner Violence Against Pregnant Women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Journal of Drug Education, [Accepted]. 
    • Bird, Y., Banegas, M., Moraros, J., King, S., Prapasiri, S., & Thompson, B. (2010). The Impact of Family History of Breast cancer on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Early Detection Practices of Mexican Women Along the Mexico-US Border. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 21 November 2010, 1557-1912. 
    • Banegas, M., Bird, Y., Moraros, J., King, S., Prapasiri, S., & Thompson, B. (2010). Binational comparison of breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and early detection practices of Latina women residing along the US-Mexico border, [In progress].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Buckingham R.W., & Staines-Orosco, H. (2010). Parental perceptions of the role of middle schools in tobacco policy setting and tobacco use prevention in Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, [Pending].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Buckingham R.W., & Staines-Orosco, H. (2010). Parental support of middle schools sponsored tobacco prevention, and cessation activities in Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, [Pending].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., & Staines-Orosco, H. (2010). Association Between Tobacco Use And Other Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Adolescents in Juarez, Mexico. Pediatrics. [Pending].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., & Buckingham R.W. (2010). Smoking Practices, Risk Perception of Smoking and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure among Parents of Adolescent Students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, [In Process].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Buckingham, R.W., & Staines-Orosco, H. (2010). Parental support of middle school sponsored smoking prevention activities in Juárez, Mexico. American Journal of Health Behavior, [In Process].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Barney, D., King, S., Banegas, M., Fernandez, L., & Buckingham R.W. (2010). Breast cancer screening practices of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Hispanic Health, [In Process].
    • Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Barney, D., King, S., Banegas, M., & Buckingham R.W. (2010). Pilot Study: Attitudes, knowledge & beliefs of Mexican women concerning breast cancer in Juárez, Mexico. Journal of Borderland Studies, [In Process].