My research interests are centered on measurement of complex health and well-being outcomes using a biopsychosocial-spiritual model. Populations of interest include healthy individuals, cardiovascular patients, cancer survivors, women, and youth. I am particularly interested in the effects of multi-modal psychosocial programs and environments of care in these populations. This has led to an interest in interdisciplinary work investigating the health effects of time spent in the natural environment, i.e., in parks, retreat centers, and camps. I am particularly interested in parsing out the effects of differing levels of engagement with nature and differentiating programmatic effects from environmental effects.
Dallimer M, Irvine KN, Davies ZG, Warber SL, Warren PH. Do people visit urban greenspaces for the birdlife? Ibis (submitted 2012).
Ritenbaugh C, Nichter M, Nichter MA, Kell KL, Sims CM, Bell IR, Castaneda HM, Elder CR, Koithan MS, Sutherland EG, Verhoef MJ, Warber SL, Coons SJ. Developing a patient-centered outome measure for complementary and laternative medicine therapies I: Defining content and format. BMC Complement Alt Med11:135. 2011.
Warber SL, Ingerman S, Moura VL, Wunder J, Northrop A, Gillespie BW, Durda K, Smith K, Rhodes K, Rubinfire M. Healing the heart: A randomized pilot study of a spiritual retreat for depression in acute coronary syndrome patients. Explore:J Sci Heal. 2011; 7(4):222-33.
Warber S, Bialko M, Dehudy A, Irvine K. P04.85. Addressing nature deficit disorder: a quantitative survey study of multidimensional aspects of well-being among young adults at a wilderness camp. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12(Suppl 1):P355
Irvine K, Dallimer M, Warber S. P05.56. Prescribing nature: a content analysis of qualitative responses among park users by sociodemographics and patterns of use. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12(Suppl 1):P416.