Firpo-Triplett, Regina

Regina Firpo-Triplett, MPH, MCHES is an experienced health educator and behavioral scientist, specializing in youth, sexual and reproductive health, and evidence-based programming. She has developed, provided training support and evaluated science-based programs for youth and providers from a variety of settings, including school, juvenile justice, community-based organizations, clinics and homeless shelters throughout the United States. She has served as the Principal Investigator for six NIH-funded studies focused on providing effective skills-based online/mobile training to prepare educators to lead evidence-based interventions—four of which were randomized controlled trials. She was instrumental in developing the Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) and an online BDI Logic Model course, which have been used by hundreds of thousands of educators and program planners in the U.S. and abroad. She has also directed Adaptation Guidance Projects for CDC and the Office of Adolescent Health and has shared her expertise in dozens of presentations and trainings/TA sessions.

Ms. Firpo-Triplett is also a founder of dfusion, an innovative technology small business partner of ETR. In her role at dfusion she is Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded project to apply the flipped-classroom, blended-learning style to ETR’s Reducing the Risk curriculum. This project is a collaboration between dfusion and ETR.

Prior to working at ETR, Ms. Firpo-Triplett served as the Director of Health Education for the Los Angeles County Juvenile Health Department, overseeing multiple HIV prevention, testing and counseling programs. She got her start in the field as a family life educator with a Los Angeles–based Information and Education (I&E) project serving incarcerated and detained youth. She earned her BS in biology at Loyola Marymount University and her MPH in school and community health education at California State University, Northridge.
Current Projects

California’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health TPP Evaluation and Training Project
Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP)
Focus on Youth with ImPACT Online Training Adaptation

Publications

Drake, P., Firpo-Triplett, R., Ong, S. L., Glassman, J., Unti, L. (2015). A randomized-controlled trial of the effects of online training on implementation fidelity. American Journal of Sexuality Education. (in press)

Firpo-Triplett, R., Fuller, T.R., 2011. General Adaptation Guidance: A Guide to Adapting Evidence-Based Sexual Health Curricula. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Rolleri, L. A., Fuller, T. A., Firpo-Triplett, R., Gavin, L., Moore, C., Leeks, K., Lesesne, C.A. (2014). Adaptation guidelines for evidence-based sexual health interventions: From development to practice. American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Lauer, P., Christopher,D., Firpo-Triplett, R., Buchting, F. (2013, April 10). The impact of short-term professional development on participant outcomes: A review of the literature. Professional Development in Education.

Firpo-Triplett, R., Fuller, T.R., (2012). General Adaptation Guidance; A Guide to Adapting Evidence-Based Sexual Health Curricula. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Todd, K., Firpo-Triplett, R. (2011). The Statewide Training and TA Project: A Historical Review of Services Provided to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Local Grantees (2001-2010) DRAFT. Submitted to the State of California Department of Public Health, Office of Family Planning.

Lezin, N., Firpo-Triplett, R., Fuller, T.R., Wingood, G.M. (2011). SIHLE adaptation kit. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Coyle, K., Firpo-Triplett, R., Taylor, J., Rex, P. (2011). Draw the Line/Respect the Line adaptation kit. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Firpo-Triplett, R., Rex, P., Shrier, L. (2011). Safer Sex Intervention adaptation kit. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/Office of Adolescent Health.

Rolleri, L.A., Firpo-Triplett, R., Rex, P., Fuller, T.R. (2011). Companion Resources: Resources to Help You Make Informed Adaptations. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Lezin, N., Rolleri, L.A., Wilson, M.M., Fuller, T.R., Firpo-Triplett, R., Barth R. (2011). Reducing the Risk Adaptation Kit: Tools and Resources for Making Informed Adaptations to Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy, STD and HIV. ETR Associates/CDC.

Lezin, N., Rolleri, L.A., Wilson, M.M., Taylor, J.,. Fuller, T.R, Firpo-Triplett, R., Coyle K. (2011).Safer Choices Adaptation Kit Tools and Resources for Making Informed Adaptations to Safer Choices: Preventing HIV, Other STD and Pregnancy. ETR Associates/CDC.

Rolleri, L.A., Lezin, N., Taylor, J., Moore, C., Wilson, M.M., Fuller, T., Firpo-Triplett, R., St. Lawrence J. (2011). Becoming a Responsible Teen Adaptation Kit: Tools and Resources for Making Informed Adaptations to BART: Becoming a Responsible Teen. ETR Associates/CDC.

Moore, C., Taylor, J., Rolleri, L.A., Firpo-Triplett, R., Fuller, T.R. (2010). Making a Difference! adaptation kit. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates/CDC.

Firpo-Triplett, R., Shostack, G. (2000). HIV Prevention in Juvenile Facilities: A Case Study in Success, Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services, Vol. 15, No. 2.

Firpo-Triplett, R. (1997). A Review of “Protecting Your Future: An Educational Series for Teens” Family Life Educator 15 (3): 28-29.

Firpo-Triplett, R. (1997). Endometriosis: Nutritional and Natural Strategies for Healing, Institute For Educational Therapy Research Papers, 4: 81-97.

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