Mary Nelson Robertson

Mary Nelson Robertson

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Science

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Davis, E., Harris-Speight, J., Sansing, A., Robertson, M.N., & Buys, D. (in press). Challenges, opportunities, and adaptations of a college preparatory 4-h youth development program during covid-19. Journal of Youth Development.
  • Meadowcroft, D., Robertson, M.N., Denny, M., Rayner, M., Stone, A., Johnson, J., & Buys, D. (2023). Perceptions of Opioid Misuse in Mississippi Agricultural Communities: Focus Group Findings. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health.  Download
  • Robertson, M. N., Downey, L. H., Seitz, H. H., Hardman, A. M., & Buys, D. R. (2022). Rural adults' perceived role of family members in prescription opioid misuse prevention: Implications for family-based approaches. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 38(1), 100-111.  Download
  • Robertson, M.N., Seitz, H.H., Downey, L.H., Hardman, A.M., Steen, J.S., and Buys, D.R. (2022). Increasing uptake of prescription drug take-back boxes: Eliciting preferences and applying the theory of planned behavior to predict use. Health Education and Behavior. Advanced online publication.  Download
  • Robertson, M.N., Ziegler, L.A., & Buys, D.A. (2022). Farm Families and Stress: An Overlooked Issue. National Council for Family Relations Family Focus.
  • Seitz, H. H., Robertson, M. N., Steen, J., Dulaney, S., & Buys, D. (2022). Development and pretesting of prescription opioid misuse prevention messages: Results and implications for practice. Health Communication.   Download
  • Robertson, M. N., Williams, D., Seitz, H., Downey, L., Hardman, A., & Buys, D. (2019). The PROMISE Initiative: Who should give patients information on opioids? Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 60(2).
  • Steen, J., Robertson, M. N., Seitz, H., Downey, L., Hardman, A., & Buys, D. (2019). Addressing the opioid epidemic: Defining cooperative extension's role. Journal of Extension, 57(6).