Zachary Giano, PhD


  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Research interests

Dr. Giano is a post-doctoral fellow for the Center for Rural Health at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences.  Dr. Giano received his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science in 2018 from Oklahoma State University.  His publications have addressed the contextual risk and protective factors that contribute to risk-taking behaviors, educational attainment, and mental health outcomes among sexual and racial/ethnic minorities, particularly in adolescents.  Dr. Giano was also an Albert Schweitzer Fellow; a health-based fellowship which builds community service programs in the Tulsa-area.  His program, S.T.E.P. (Support and Tutoring Enrichment Program) worked with mothers and children living in transitional housing.

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Research Output 2018 2020

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 16 Article
sexual orientation
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Minorities
mental health
social support
urban area
Mental Health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adverse childhood experiences and MSM marijuana use

Giano, Z., Hubach, R. D., Currin, J. M. & Wheeler, D. L., 1 May 2019, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 198, p. 76-79 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Street Drugs
Urban Population
Rural Population

A Latent Profile Analysis of Young Adult Lifestyle Behaviors

Grant, R., Becnel, J. N., Giano, Z. D., Williams, A. L. & Martinez, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : American Journal of Health Behavior. 43, 6, p. 1148-1161 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
young adult
Life Style
Young Adult
Mental Health