About Dr. Elwood
Scientific Review Administrator (Designated Federal Official for the
Community-Level Health Promotion study section), National Institutes
of Health Center for Scientific Review (1/26/2004 to present).
Director of Research and Development, Guidance Clinic of the Middle
Keys, Inc., Key West and Marathon, FL (8/1/2003 to 12/31/2003).
Manager, Safeport and associated programs, Guidance Clinic of the
Middle Keys, Inc., Key West, FL (12/31/2002 to 7/31/2003).
Program Evaluator and Intervention Coordinator; Guidance Clinic of
the Middle Keys, Inc. (within Key West Housing Authority complex),
Key West, FL (8/2002 to 12/30/2002).
Registrar; Campus South program, Key West Housing Authority, Key
West, FL (1/2001 to 7/31/2002).
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of
Medicine, Miami and Key West, FL (2/2000 through 12/2000).
Executive Director; Center for Public Health and Evaluation
Research, Inc., Key West, FL, and Houston, TX (1996 to 1/2004).
Senior Research Scientist; Behavioral Research Group (division of
NOVA Research Company), Houston, TX , (8/1995 through 1/2000).
Ph.D. in Human Communication
University of South Florida
M.A. in Human Communication
University of Florida
B.S. in Public Affairs
Elwood, W. N. (Editor/contributor). (1999). Power in the blood: A
handbook on AIDS, politics, and communication. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
Elwood, W. N. (Editor/contributor). (1995). Public relations inquiry
as rhetorical criticism: Case studies of corporate discourse and
social influence. Westport, CT: Praeger Series in Political
Communication. Named "best book in public relations" by the 1996
National Communication Association.
Elwood, W. N. (1994). Rhetoric in the War on Drugs: The triumphs and
tragedies of public relations. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
31 Articles, including
El Elwood, W. N., & Vega, M. (2005). Process evaluation results from
a condom use intervention with substance abusers in treatment: From
"Cinderella?" to "Show me!" Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 23,
Elwood, W. N., & Greene, K. (2005). “Risks both known and unknown”:
A qualitative method for assessing the role of situation in HIV/STD
risk and prevention. Journal of Homosexuality, 50(1), 135-154.
Elwood, W. N., Greene, K., & Carter, K. C. (2003). Gentlemen don't
speak: Communication norms and condom use in bathhouses. Journal of
Applied Communication Research, 31, 277-297.
Elwood, W. N., & Greene, K. (2003). Desperately seeking skeezers:
Downward comparison theory and the implications for HIV/STD
prevention among heterosexual African-American crack users. Journal
of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 2, 15-33.
Elwood, W. N. (2002). Protecting pleasure is everybody's business:
Bathhouses and HIV risk among men who have sex with men. Focus,
Elwood, W. N. (2001). "The head that doesn't speak one calls a
cabbage": HIV/AIDS, risk, and social support in the 21st century.
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 143-149.
Elwood, W. N. (2001). Sticky business: Patterns of procurement and
misuse of prescription cough syrup in Houston. Journal of
Psychoactive Drugs, 33, 121-133.
Williams, M. L., Bowen, A. M., Elwood, W. N., McCoy, C. B., McCoy,
H. V., Freeman, R. C., Weatherby, N. L., & Pierce, T. L. (2000).
Determinants of condom use among African Americans who smoke crack
cocaine. Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 2, 15-32.
Williams, M. L., Freeman, R. C., Bowen, A. M., Zhao, Z., Elwood, W.
N., Gordon, C., Young, P., Rusek, R., & Signes, C.-A. (2000). A
comparison of the reliability of self-reported drug use and sexual
behaviors using computer-assisted versus face-to-face interviewing.
AIDS Education and Prevention, 12, 199-213.
Elwood, W. N., & Williams, M. L. (1998). Sex, drugs, and situation:
Attitudes, drug use, and sexual risk behaviors among men who
frequent bathhouses. Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 10,
Holland, J. A., Nelson, L., Ravikumar, P. R., & Elwood, W. N.
(1998). Embalming fluid-soaked marijuana: New high or new guise for
PCP? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 30, 215-219.
Elwood, W. N., Williams, M. L., Bell, D. C., & Richard, A. J.
(1997). Powerlessness and HIV prevention among people who trade sex
for drugs "strawberries." AIDS Care, 9, 273-284.
Elwood, W. N., & Ataabadi, A. N. (1997). Influence of interpersonal
and mass-mediated interventions on injection drug and crack users:
Diffusion of innovations and HIV risk behaviors. International
Journal of the Addictions, 32, 635-651.
Williams, M. L., Elwood, W. N., Weatherby, N. L., Bowen, A. M.,
Zhao, Z., Saunders, L. A., Montoya, I. D. (1996). An assessment of
the risks of syphilis and HIV infection among a sample of
not-in-treatment drug users in Houston, Texas. AIDS Care, 8,
Richard, A. J., Bell, D. C., Elwood, W. N., & Dayton, C. A. (1996).
Outreach in program evaluation: Some measurement issues. Evaluation
Practice, 17, 237-250.
Elwood, W. N., & Ataabadi, A. N. (1996). Tuned in and turned off:
Injection drug and crack cocaine users' responses to media
intervention messages. Communication Reports, 9, 49-59.
Elwood, W. N. (1995). Declaring war on the home front: Metaphor,
presidents, and the War on Drugs. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity,
Elwood, W. N. (1995). Lipstick, Needle, and company: A case study of
the structure of a bridge group in Houston, Texas. Connections, 18,
Elwood, W. N., Dayton, C. A., & Richard, A. J. (1995). Ethnography
and illegal drug users: The efficacy of outreach as HIV prevention.
Communication Studies, 46, 261-275.
Elwood, W. N., Montoya, I. D., Richard, A. J., & Dayton, C. A.
(1995). To hang in the 'hood: The description and analysis of
outreach activities. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 27, 249-259.
Montoya, I. D. & Elwood, W.N. (1995). Fostering a drug-free
workplace. Health Care Supervisor, 14, 1-13.
Elwood, W. N. (1994). Russian formalism and cultural narratives: An
argument to trash the structuralist perspective. American Journal of
Semiotics, 11, 133-140.
Elwood, W. N. (1989). Call for Philip Morris: Redeeming smokers
through the drama of protest rhetoric. Florida Communication
Journal, 17, 23-28.
Elwood, W. N., with the Safeport Transition Team. (2001, December).
Procedural partnership plan to serve Safeport clients-tenants in
public housing. Key West: Key West Housing Authority and Guidance
Clinic of the Middle Keys.
Elwood, W. N. (1999, November). Leaning on syrup: The procurement
and misuse of codeine cough syrup in Houston. Austin: Texas
Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. On World Wide Web:
Elwood, W. N., as part of the CSAP Communications Team. (1998,
June). Methamphetamine use in four populations: Phase 2 reports.
Bethesda, MD: University Research Corporation, CSAP contract number
277-95-4012 (see page 2 for credits).
Elwood, W. N. (1998, March). “Fry”: A study of adolescents’ use of
embalming fluid with marijuana and tobacco. Austin: Texas Commission
on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. ERIC#: CG028686.
Elwood, W. N., & Williams, M. L. (1996, September). A report on
problems related to substance abuse in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.
Report prepared for the World Health Organization/Pan American