Rebecca G Burzette

MS, PhD
Assistant Scientist II
Administration
515-294-7123
2259 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  

Ph.D. 1994  Industrial / Organizational and Social Psychology

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Dissertation: Undergraduates' condom use: The theory of planned behavior and the role of perceived vulnerability to AIDS

M.A. 1991 Industrial / Organizational and Social Psychology

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Thesis: The role of negative affectivity and positive affectivity in performance feedback perception

B.A. 1987  Human Behavior

  • Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Research Focus & Interests  

Extramural Research Grants And Projects Funded

Conger, R. D. (Principal Investigator), Burzette, R. G., Conger, K. J., Lorenz, F.O., Wickrama, K.A.S. & Widaman K. (Co-Investigators). (2006-2010). Critical Transitions in Rural Families at Risk (continuation grant). Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, $5,314,620. (MH51361).

Lorenz, F.O. (Principal Investigator), Burzette, R.G., Conger, R.D., & Wickrama, K.A.S. (Co-Investigators). (2006-2011). Relationship Development and Health in Young Adults. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $2,359,562. (HD051746).

Conger, R. D. (Principal Investigator), Blozis, S. A., Burzette, R. G., Conger, K. J., & Neppl, T. K. (Co-Investigators). (2004-2009). Economic Stress & Child Development across 3 Generations. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, $4,554,377. (HD047573).

Selected Publications  

Manuscript Submitted for Publication

Burzette, R.G., Danielson, J.A., Wu, T.-F., Fales-Williams, A., and Kuehl, K. (June, 2016). Undergraduate rigor scores: do they predict success in veterinary school? Manuscript submitted to Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Selected Publications

Dewell, Reneé; Hanthorn, Christy J.; Danielson, Jared A.; Burzette, Rebecca G.; Coetzee, Johann F.; Griffin, D. Dee; Ramirez, Alejandro; and Dewell, Grant A. (2015). Evaluation of an Interactive Workshop Designed to Teach Practical Welfare Techniques to Beef Cattle Caretakers and Decision Makers. Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Publications. Paper 12.

Kleinhenz,K.E., Plummer, P.J., Danielson, J.A., Burzette, R.G., Gorden, P.J., Coetzee, J., Schleining, J.A., Cooper, V., Leuschen, B., Krull, A., Shearer, L., Shearer, J.K. (2014).  Survey of veterinarians and hoof trimmers on methods applied to treat claw lesions in dairy cattle.  The Bovine Practioner 48(1), 48-52.

Cutrona, C. E., Russell, D. W., Burzette, R. G., Wesner, K. A., & Bryant, C. M. (2011). Predicting relationship stability among midlife African American couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(6), 814-825. doi:10.1037/a0025874

Guyll, M., Cutrona, C., Burzette, R., & Russell, D. (2010). Hostility, relationship quality, and health among African American couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(5), 646-654. doi:10.1037/a0020436

Rueter, M. A., Holm, K. E., Burzette, R., Kim, K. J., & Conger, R. D. (2007). Mental health of rural young adults: Prevalence of psychiatric disorders, comorbidity, and service utilization. Community Mental Health Journal, 43(3), 229-249. 

Donnellan, M. B., Conger, R. D., & Burzette, R. G. (2007). Personality development from late adolescence to young adulthood: Differential stability, normative maturity, and evidence for the maturity-stability hypothesis. Journal of Personality, 75(2), 237-263.

Presentations

Caston, S.S., Burzette, R.G. (October, 2016).  Demographics, training practices, and injuries in event horses in the United States.  American College of Veterinary Surgeons Surgery Summit.  Seattle, WA.

Burzette, R.G., Danielson, J.A., Wu, T.-F., Fales-Williams, A., and Kuehl, K. (June, 2016). Undergraduate rigor scores: do they predict success in veterinary school? Poster presented at the Veterinary Educational Collaborative, Calgary, Alberta.

Caston, S.S., Burzette, R.G. (March, 2016).  Demographics, training practices, and injuries in event horses in the United States.  Veterinary Orthopedic Society 2016 Conference.  Big Sky, MT. 

Caston, S.S., Burzette, R.G. (January, 2016).  Demographics, training practices, and injuries in event horses in the United States.  CVM Research Day.  Scheman Center, Ames, IA.

Burzette, R.G., Danielson, J.A., Wu, T.-F., Fales-Williams, A., and Kuehl, K. (January, 2016). Undergraduate rigor scores: do they predict success in veterinary school? CVM Research Day.  Scheman Center, Ames, IA.

Burzette, R.G., Danielson, J.A., Wu, T.-F., Fales-Williams, A., and Kuehl, K. (November, 2015). Undergraduate rigor scores: do they predict success in veterinary school? Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL.

Cutrona, C.E., Russell, D.W., & Burzette, R. (February, 2010).  Social support, trust, and health in African American couples: Testing the relationship enhancement model of social support.  Invited paper presented at the International Conference “Stress and Coping in Close Relationships” University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Conger, R.D., Cui, M., Burzette, R.G., & Larsen-Rife, D. (2006, March). Family of origin influences on early adult romantic relationships. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.