Faculty members in the School of Social Work produce research and scholarship that contributes to social work's knowledge base and promotes individual, family, organizational, community and policy responses.
Research strengths include:
- Health disparities
- Child welfare
- Family support
- Mental health
- Substance use
Dichter, M. E., Thomas, K. A., Crits-Christoph, P., Ogden, S. N., & Rhodes, K. V. (2018). Coercive control in intimate partner violence: Relationship with women’s experience of violence, use of violence, and danger. Psychology of Violence, 8, 596-604.
Montgomery, A. E., Butler, A., Cusack, M. C., Bellamy, S. L., Medvedeva, E., Roberts, C. B., & Dichter, M. E. (2018). Recent intimate partner violence and housing instability among women veterans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54, 584-590.
Dichter, M. E., Sorrentino, A. E., Haywood, T. N., Bellamy, S. L., Medvedeva, E., Roberts, C. B., & Iverson, K. M. (2018). Women’s healthcare utilization following routine screening for past-year intimate partner violence in the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33, 936-941.
Dichter, M. E., Ogden, S. N., & Scheffey, K. L. (2018). Provider perspectives on the application of patient sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical care: A qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33, 1359-1365.
Dardis, C. M., Dichter, M. E., & Iverson, K. M. (2018). Empowerment, PTSD and revictimization among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Psychiatry Research, 266, 103-110.
Dichter, M. E., Teitelman, A., Klusaritz, H., Maurer, D. M., Cronholm, P. F., & Doubeni, C. A. (2018). Trauma-informed care training in family medicine residency programs: Results from CERA survey. Family Medicine, 50, 617-622.
Brignone, E., Sorrentino, A. E., Roberts, C. B., & Dichter, M. E. (2018). Suicidal ideation and behaviors among women veterans with recent exposure to intimate partner violence. General Hospital Psychiatry, 55, 60-64.
Rhodes, K. V., Dichter, M. E., & Smith, K. L. (2018). Challenges and opportunities for studying routine screening for abuse. JAMA, 320, 1645-1647.
Scheffey, K. L., Ogden, S. N., & Dichter, M. E. (2019). “The idea of categorizing makes me feel uncomfortable:” University student perspectives on sexual orientation and gender identity labeling in the healthcare setting. Archives of Sexual Behavior 48, 1555-1562.
Fagan, J., & Palkovitz, R. (in press). Coparenting and father engagement among low income parents: Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Journal of Family Psychology.
Cabrera, N., Karberg, E., & Fagan, J. (2019). Family structure change among Latinos: Variation by ecologic risk. Journal of Family Issues. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X19849636
Fagan, J. & Pearson, J. (2019). Fathers’ dosage in community-based programs for low-income fathers. Family Process. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12416
Fagan, J., Kaufman, R., & Dyer, W.J (2019). Conceptualizing and measuring low Income, nonresident fathers’ contact with children. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 84, 94-107.
Fagan, J. (2019): Broadening the scope of father-child attachment research to include the family Context. Attachment & Human Development, DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2019.1589071
Friedman, L. (2019). Shortage of foster parents: An exploratory study of the attrition of prospective foster parents during the licensing process.” Child Welfare Journal,97(1).
Hyde, Cheryl A. (2018). “Trump, Sen and Social Work: Some Reflections” (review essay of A. Sen, Collective Choice and Social Welfare 2017). Ethics & Social Welfare, 12(4), 407-413.
Hyde, Cheryl A. (2018). “Charisma, Collectives and Commitment: Hybrid Authority in Radical Feminist Social Movement Organizations.” Social Movement Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2018.1457519
Hyde, Cheryl A. (2018). “Leading from Below: Low-Power Actors as Organizational Change Agents.” Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2017.1360229
Kobulsky, J. M., Goering, E. S., Lee, B.R., Gray, C., Moon, C., Bright, C. L. & Goodwin, B. (2019). The effects of virtual coaching on outcomes of an online training with the child welfare workforce. Journal of Public Child Welfare. Doi: 10.1080/15548732.2019.1628867
Kobulsky, J. M. (2019). Demographic patterns of early substance use among youth in the child welfare system. Substance Use and Misuse. doi:10.1080/10826084.2019.1594907
Kobulsky, J. M., Yoon, S., Bright, C.L., Lee, G. & Nam, B. (2018). Gender moderated pathways from childhood abuse and neglect to late adolescent substance use. Journal of Traumatic Stress. doi: 10.1002/jts.22326
Kobulsky, J. M., Kepple, N.J., Jedwab, M. (2018). Abuse characteristics and the concordance of Child Protective Services determinations and adolescent self-reports of abuse. Child Maltreatment. doi: 10.1177/1077559518771743
Muñoz-Laboy, M., Martinez, O., Draine, J., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Severson, N., Levine, E., & Benjamin, G. (2018). The Assets and Challenges of Formerly Incarcerated Latino Men’s Social Support Networks in Promoting Healthy Behaviors. Journal of Urban Health, 95(4), 534–546. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1007/s11524-017-0183-9
Martinez, O., Isabel Fernandez, M., Wu, E., Carballo-Diéguez, A., Prado, G., Davey, A., & ... Carballo-Diéguez, A. (2018). A couple-based HIV prevention intervention for Latino men who have sex with men: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 1. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2582-y
Page, K. R., Grieb, S. D., Nieves-Lugo, K., Yamanis, T., Taylor, H., Martinez, O., … Zea, M. C. (2018). Enhanced immigration enforcement in the USA and the transnational continuity of HIV care for Latin American immigrants in deportation proceedings. The Lancet. HIV, 5(10), e597–e604. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30074-2
Muñoz-Laboy, M., Martinez, O., Draine, J., Guilamo-Ramos, V., Severson, N., Levine, E., & Benjamin, G. (2018). The Assets and Challenges of Formerly Incarcerated Latino Men's Social Support Networks in Promoting Healthy Behaviors. Journal Of Urban Health, 95(4), 534-546. doi:10.1007/s11524-017-0183-9
Rhodes, S. D., Alonzo, J., Mann-Jackson, L., Tanner, A. E., Vissman, A. T., Martinez, O., … Reboussin, B. A. (2018). Selling the product: Strategies to increase recruitment and retention of Spanish-speaking Latinos in biomedical research. Journal Of Clinical And Translational Science, 2(3), 147–155. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1017/cts.2018.314
Yamanis, T. J., Zea, M. C., Ramé Montiel, A. K., Barker, S. L., Díaz-Ramirez, M. J., Page, K. R., Martinez, O.… Rathod, J. (2018). Immigration Legal Services as a Structural HIV Intervention for Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities. Journal Of Immigrant And Minority Health. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1007/s10903-018-0838-y
*Levine, E. C., Herbenick, D., Martinez, O., Fu, T., & Dodge, B. (2018). Open Relationships, Nonconsensual Nonmonogamy, and Monogamy Among U.S. Adults: Findings from the 2012 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Archives Of Sexual Behavior, 47(5), 1439-1450. doi:10.1007/s10508-018-1178-7
Moya, E. M., Chavez-Baray, S. M., Martinez, O., Mattera, B., & Adcox, C. (2018). Bridging the Gap Between Micro and Macro Practice to Address Homelessness in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region: Implications for Practitioners and Community Stakeholders. Reflections (Long Beach, Calif.), 24(1), 102–118.
Martinez, O., Lopez, N., Woodard, T., Rodriguez-Madera, S., & Icard, L. (2019). Transhealth Information Project: A Peer-Led HIV Prevention Intervention to Promote HIV Protection for Individuals of Transgender Experience. Health & Social Work. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1093/hsw/hlz008
Morales, A., Garcia-Montaño, E., Barrios-Ortega, C., Niebles-Charris, J., Garcia-Roncallo, P., Abello-Luque, D., … Martínez, O. (2019). Adaptation of an effective school-based sexual health promotion program for youth in Colombia. Social Science & Medicine, 222, 207–215. https://doi-org.libproxy.temple.edu/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.011
Martinez, O. (2019). HIV-related Stigma as a Determinant of Health Among Sexual and Gender Minority Latinxs. HIV Specialist, 11(2): 14–17. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6687337/
Thomson, M. & Martinez, O. (2019). Photovoice as a Community-Based Participatory Research Method to Address Disparities in Immigrant Health: A Systematic Review. In E. Moya, Divergent Vistas and Civil Voices for Education, Empowerment and Critical Thinking. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Rhodes, S., Mann-Jackson, L, Alonzo, J., Bell, J., Tanner, A., Martinez, O., Siman, F., Smart, B., Felizzola, J., Brooks, R. (2019). The Health and Well-being of Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities in the U.S.: A Call to Action. In Martinez, A & Rhodes., S, New Emerging Issues in Latinx Health. New York, NY: Springer.
McCarron, M., Lombard-Vance, R., Murphy, E., May, P., Webb, N., Sheaf, G., McCallion, P., Stancliffe, R., Normand, C., Smith, V., O’Donovan, M-A. (2019). .Effect of deinstitutionalization on quality of life for adults wirh intellectual disabilities: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 9:e025735. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025735
O’Donovan, M., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Lynch, L., Mannan, H., & Byrne, E. (2019). A narrative synthesis scoping review of life course domains within health service utilisation frameworks. HRB Open Research. https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12900.1
O’Connell, J., Henman, M., Burke, E., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., O’Dwyer, M. (2019). Association of Drug Burden Index with grip strength, timed up and go and Barthel index activities of daily living in older adults with intellectual disabilities: an observational cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 19(173). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1190-3
O’Dwyer, C., McCallion, P., Henman, M., McCarron, M., O’Leary, E., Burke, E., O’Connell, J., & O’Dwyer, M. (2019). Prevalence and patterns of antipsychotic use and their associations with mental health and problem behaviours among older adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. DOI:10.1111/jar.12591
McGlinchey, E., McCarron, M., Holland, A., & McCallion, P. (2019). Examining the Effects of Computerised Cognitive Training on Levels of Executive Function in Adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. DOI:10.1111/jir.12626
Mac Giolla, Phadraig, C., McCallion, P., Nunn, J., McCarron, M., (2019). Total tooth loss without denture wear is a risk indicator for difficulty eating among older adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Oral Health. 46(2), 170-178. DOI: 10.1111/joor.12738.
Wormald, A., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M. (2019). The Antecedents of Loneliness in Older People with an Intellectual Disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities.85, 116-130.
Bond, L., Carroll, R., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., O’Connell, J., Monaghan, R., O’Dwyer, M., & Mulryan, N. (2019). The association of life events and mental ill health in older adults with intellectual disability: results of the wave 3 intellectual disability supplement to the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (IDS-TILDA). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 63(5), 454-465. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12595
Almutari, H., O’Dwyer, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., & Henman, M. (2018). The Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Cross Sectional Observational Study. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 26(7), 1012-1021.
O'Donovan, M.A., Mannan, H., McVeigh, J., McCarron, M., McCallion P., Byrne,E. (2018). Core Human Rights Concepts in Irish Health and Housing Policy Documents: In Search of Equity for People with ID. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15(4), 307-313.
Burke, E.A., Carroll, R., Walsh, J.B., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. (2018). Osteoporosis and People with Down Syndrome: A Preliminary Descriptive Examination of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Wave 1 Results. Health. 10(9), doi:10.4236/health.2018.109095
McCausland, D., McCallion, P., Brennan, D., McCarron, M. (2018). The exercise of human rights and citizenship by older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research. 62(10), 875-887.
O’Dwyer, M., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M. (2018). Medication Use and Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A neglected area of research. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, 9(9):535-557
Cleary, E., McCallion, P., & McCarron, M. (2018). Dual sensory impairment among a cohort of older adults living in Ireland: A nested case-control study of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing cohort. HRB Open Research. https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12861.1
McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Coppus, A., Fortea, J., Stemp, S., Janicki, M., & Watchman, K. (2018). Supporting advanced dementia in people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disability: consensus statement of the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research. 62(7), 617-624.
McCallion, P., Ferretti, L., Beange, H., & McCarron, M. (2019). Epidemiological issues. In V.P. Prasher, & M.P. Janicki (Eds.). Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, (pp. 9-26). London: Wiley.
Burke, E.A. O’Dwyer, M, McGlinchey, E., Foran, S, MacGiolla Phadraig, C., Carroll, R., McCallion, P., and McCarron, M. (2019). Important Physical Health Issues. In V.P. Prasher, & M.P. Janicki (Eds.). Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, (pp. 27-52). London: Wiley.
Bradley, A., Crickmore, D., Dearing, M., Marsh, L., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Read, S. (2019). Changes across the lifespan. In: Barr, O & Gates, B (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chaplin, E., Francis, R., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Read, S., Taggart, L., & Ward, G. (2019). Mental health and emotional wellbeing. In: Barr, O & Gates, B (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Barr, O., Bell, T., Bromley, J., Chaplin, E., Francis, R., Marsh, L., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., O'Neill, E., Read, S., Russ, L., Scott, J., & Sowney.M. (2019). Accessing general health services. In: Barr, O & Gates, B (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Learning and Intellectual Disability Nursing. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jemmott III, J.B., Zhang, J. Croom, M., Icard, L.D., Rutledge, S.E., & O’Leary, A. (2019.) Identifying barriers and facilitators of engaging African American men who have sex with men in the HIV-care continuum: A theory-based qualitative study. Journal of Nurses in AIDS Care. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000087
Zhang, J., O’Leary, A., Jemmott III, J., Icard, L.D. & Rutledge, S.E. (2019). Syndemic conditions predict lower levels of physical activity among African American men who have sex with men: A prospective survey study. PLOS ONE 14(3): e0213439. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213439
Icard, L.D., Zhang, J., Jemmott, J.B., Sandfort, G.M., Rutledge, S.E., Van Greunen, D., & Martinez, O. (2018). The effects of three types of sexual orientation victimization on HIV sexual risk behavior among black South African men who have sex with men (MSM). Journal of Homosexuality. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2018.1547561
Schuler, B. R., Fowler, B., Rubio, D., Kilby, S., Wang, Y., Hager, E. R., & Black, M. M., (2019). Building Blocks for Healthy Children: Evaluation of a Childcare Center-Based Obesity Prevention Pilot among Low-Income Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2019.04.017
The effects of a mother-only coparenting intervention on low-income mothers and fathers attending fatherhood programs
Collaborator: Dr. Jessica Pearson, Center for Policy Research, Denver, CO
Community agencies: Osborne Association in Brooklyn, NY, the South Carolina Center on Fathers and Families, and Merced County Health and Human Services in Merced County, CA.
Funding: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, grant #90PR0006
Description: This study examines the effects of low-income mothers’ participation in a coparenting curriculum called, Understanding Dads™, on mothers’ and fathers’ perceptions of the quality of their coparenting relationship. Most of the participating mothers and fathers do not live together. Participating fathers are enrolled in responsible fatherhood programs.
An Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study of Aging (IDS-TILDA).
Funder: Health Research Board, Ireland; Irish Department of Health; Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland – CARDI; Irish Research Council
Collaborators: Professor Mary McCarron, Trinity College Dublin
Description: Multi-wave longitudinal study of aging in a nationally representative sample of people with intellectual disabilities as compared to others aging in Ireland.
Tier-1 Evidence-based Programming.
Lisa A. Ferretti and Philip McCallion
Funder: New York City Department for the Aging & Older Americans Act.
Description: Multi-level intervention to transform senior centers in New York City into leaders in evidence-based programming.
Falls Prevention Program
Lisa A. Ferretti and Philip McCallion
Funder: New York City Department for the Aging & Administration on Community Living.
Description: Build capacity in senior centers in New York City to deliver evidence-based falls prevention programming and obtain related reimbursements
Non-government organizations in India
Marsha Zibalese Crawford
Collaborators: Dr. Ravindra Ramesh Patil, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi
Funder: Temple University, Office of International Affairs
Description: A collaborative study developing core capabilities, competencies and skills (sustainability) to respond to societal demands and existential challenges.
Program Evaluation subcontract with A Woman’s Place for a Department of Justice Cooperative Agreement on Community Capacity Building to Prevent Human Trafficking in Bucks County, PA
Program Evaluator for a Pennsylvania Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers for grant awarded to Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA)
Exploring Systems Change: Adoption, Implementation, and Consequences of the Inclusion of Fathers with their Families in Homeless Shelters
Collaborators: Karen Hudson, PhD at CHOP
Funding: Fatherhood Research and Practice Network
Description: Historically, only three out of ten shelters serving homeless families in Philadelphia admitted fathers. In 2017 the city created an "equal access" policy that requires all shelters to offer admission to all people. Philadelphia is now in the process of implementing this "equal access" policy. The purpose of this research project is to understand the creation, implementation, and (intended and unintended) consequences of this new policy from the perspectives of city administrators, shelter staff, and families living in shelter.
Collaborators: Rachel Wildfeuer (Temple University), Jay Fagan (Temple University), Susan Yoon (The Ohio State University), Jamie Cage (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Funding: Subaward, Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, Administration for Children and Families, Office for Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Grant Number 90PR0006), $25,000.
This project examines the distinguishing characteristics of maltreatment perpetrated by fathers, as well as whether father-perpetration is associated with disparate Child Protective Services investigation outcomes. I am also studying maltreatment perpetrator effects on adolescent outcomes.
Collaborators: Howard Dubowitz (University of Maryland), Miguel Villodas (San Diego State University), Yanfeng Xu (University of South Carolina)
This project involves research on the construct and measurement of neglect and its causes and consequences, particularly during adolescence. I am also engaged in scholarship examining the worldwide scope of child neglect.
Maltreatment and adolescent substance use
Collaborators: Susan Yoon (The Ohio State University), Charlotte Bright (University of Maryland), Sunny Shin (Virginia Commonwealth University)
This project is part of my ongoing research agenda on the relations between child maltreatment and adolescent substance use.I am particularly interested in the effects of maltreatment characteristics (e.g., severity, type), mediation via internalizing and externalizing problems, and gender differences in pathways from maltreatment to substance use.
National Training Initiative on Adoption Mental Health Competency dissemination
Collaborators: Bethany Lee (University of Maryland), Charlotte Bright (University of Maryland), Emily Smith-Goering (University of Maryland), Catherine Moon (Louisiana State University), Chelsea Gray (University of Maryland)
This project involves dissemination of learning from a multistate adoption mental health competency training for child welfare and mental health workers. I have been particularly interested in studying the effects of a supplemental coaching intervention on user learning.
The measurement of child maltreatment
Collaborators: Howard Dubowitz (University of Maryland), Miguel Villodas (San Diego State University), Nancy Jo Kepple (University of Kansas), Merav Jedwab (Ariel University)
This project involves study the measurement of child maltreatment, including concordance of various reporters of child maltreatment (i.e., parents, children, CPS reports) and psychometric properties of self-report scales.
Advancing Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Capacity to Advocate for Prevention through Storytelling
Collaborators: Melissa Dichter (Temple University), Bernie Newman (Temple University), India Azzinaro (Lutheran Settlement House)
Funder: Temple University College of Public Health Interdisciplinary Community-Based Participatory Research for Health Grant Program
Description: This community-based participatory research project examines the feasibility and impact of a program to provide training and support to survivors of intimate partner violence to participate in advocacy activities through sharing their stories. The study involves survey assessment pre- and post-training activities, feasibility tracking, and qualitative interviews.
Describing Characteristics and Identifying Potential Risk Factors for Older Veterans who may be Experiencing Abuse or Neglect
Collaborators: Lena Makaroun (PI; VA/University of Pittsburgh), Melissa Dichter (Co-I/Mentor; VA/Temple University)
Funder: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Competitive Pilot Research Program
Description: This project examines the characteristics of older veterans experiencing abuse or neglect through examination of medical records data, including social work notes and services.
Understanding Risk for Suicidality among Veterans who Experience Housing Instability
Collaborators: John Blosnich (PI; VA/University of Pittsburgh), Melissa Dichter (Co-I; VA/Temple University); Ann Elizabeth Montgomery (Co-I; VA/University of Alabama)
Funder: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Competitive Pilot Research Program
Description: This project examines the risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior among veterans experiencing housing instability through an in-depth examination of medical records and administrative records data.
Recovering from Intimate Partner Violence through Strengths and Empowerment (RISE): Tailoring and Evaluating a Patient-Centered Counseling Intervention for Women Veterans
Collaborators: Katherine Iverson (PI; VA/Boston University); Melissa Dichter (Co-I; VA/Temple University)
Funder: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development
Description: This project involves refinement and testing of a clinical psychotherapeutic and empowerment-focused intervention for individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence.
Healthcare-Connected Intimate Partner Violence Counseling: Client Perspectives
Collaborators: Melissa Dichter (PI; VA/Temple University); Lutheran Settlement House Bilingual Domestic Violence Program
Description: This qualitative study examines perspectives of intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors who have received IPV-related social services on healthcare-connected IPV screening and intervention, impacts of IPV advocacy and support services, and internal and external resources for coping with and healing from IPV experience.
Strengthening Children and Families of the Opioid Crisis: Identifying Protective Household Routines
Collaborators: Philadelphia Coalition on Children
Funding: PHMC Visiting Scholars Program
Description: This visiting scholar fellowship provides the opportunity to collaborate with the Research and Evaluation Group at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) to carry out applied, public health community research. The aim of this exploratory study is to assess protective and stabilizing household routines in order to better understand how to support families with parents with substance use issues. Perspectives on household routines and rituals will be assessed to determine how routines shift along the recovery journey and determine how to best support families and caregivers in maintaining protective household routines.
Examining the Impact of Medical Legal Partnerships in Improving Outcomes on the HIV Care Continuum
Collaborators: National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships, GALAEI, Mazzoni, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Nova Southeastern University, Legal Aid Project of Broward County, Montana Health Justice Partnership
Description: Despite expansions in the use of Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) care models in hospitals and clinics, formative work to evaluate this approach and test its efficacy to promote HIV care and wellness among people living with HIV (PLWH) has yet to be conducted. Building on gaps in the current literature, we propose a mixed-methods study to develop an MLP-comprehensive HIV care diffusion model to build an understanding of avenues through which such partnerships can improve outcomes in the HIV care continuum.
A Couple-based HIV Prevention Intervention to Promote HIV Protection among Latino Male Couples
Collaborators: Columbia University, GALAEI, Congreso, Puentes de Salud, Mazzoni, Nova Southeastern University, Woody’s, U Bar, Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, Washington West Project Rapid Testing Clinic, TPAC, Colours Organization Inc, Philadelphia FIGHT
Description: The proposed study builds on the PI's research in which he adapted evidence based intervention for Black MSM couples, Connect 'n Unite, for Latino male couples using methodologically rigorous adaptation procedures. The adapted intervention, Connecting Latinos en Parejas (CLP) extends expands the prevention alternatives offered in previous interventions by incorporating biomedical prevention methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), promoting engagement in care, adherence to treatment regimens and viral suppression (TasP) and encouraging routine HIV testing if appropriate given the couple's serostatus.
CRISOL: Building Community Resilience and Integrating Efforts to Understand and Address Syndemic Health Conditions Afflicting Young Latino Immigrants
Collaborators: Drexel University, TPAC, WOAR, Temple University
Description: The study aims to increase our understanding of the substance abuse, exposure to violence, HIV/AIDS, and poor mental health syndemic afflicting Latino immigrant communities and to inform a communitywide intervention to reduce the prevalence and impact of these syndemic conditions.
Transhealth Information Project: A peer-led HIV prevention intervention to promote HIV protection for transgender women and men
Collaborators: University of California San Francisco, Temple University, Mazzoni
Description: This project aims to develop a peer-led biobehavioral HIV prevention and treatment intervention for transgender women and men. The intervention builds from an inclusive approach to transgender health, addressing factors such as housing instability, incarceration, legal issues, transportation issues, and job training and placement.
A Popular Opinion Leader Intervention to Promote HIV Prevention and Care among Chilean Youth
Collaborators: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Temple University, TPAC, Drexel University
Funding: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Description: The 2019 UNAIDS Report found that Chile was the Latin America country with the highest percentage of new HIV infections since 2010. There is a lack of evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment programs in Chile. The “Popular Opinion Leader (POL) intervention” is a community-level HIV intervention that relies on opinion leaders to change social norms by endorsing HIV prevention and care through conversations with friends and acquaintances. In order to address HIV prevention and treatment gaps in Chile, we aim to implement a POL intervention among youth ages 18-24.
Omar Martinez, J.D.
Award: University of California San Francisco Visiting Professors Program.
Description: The Visiting Professor (VP) Program is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities in the United States to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work.
Impact: As part of the program, Professor Martinez successfully completed a pilot study to develop a biobehavioral HIV prevention and treatment intervention for transgender men and women and is working on an NIH proposal to test the feasibility and acceptability of a group-level HIV prevention and treatment intervention for transgender populations.
Brittany Schuler, Ph.D.
Award: Strengthening Children and Families of the Opioid Crisis: Identifying Protective Household Routines, PHMC Visiting Scholars Program
Description: The visiting scholar fellowship provides the opportunity to collaborate with the Research and Evaluation Group at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) to carry out applied, public health community research.
Impact: Dr. Schuler's exploratory study is to assess protective and stabilizing household routines in order to better understand how to support families with parents with substance use issues. Professor Schuler’s social work career began with an affiliate of PHMC, providing in home protective services to help child welfare-involved families. She is excited to collaborate with the very stakeholders that helped develop her social work career and to conduct high quality, original research aimed at reducing health disparities among vulnerable children and families.
Julia Kobulsky, PhD
Award: Fellow for the inaugural year of the Society for Research in Child Development’s (SRCD’s) Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars Program.
Description: The experience includes complimentary attendance to the SRCD Biennial meeting in Baltimore, networking opportunities with fellows from other disciplines including pediatrics, communication science, public policy and nursing, presentations of her work to a panel of interdisciplinary leaders, and the opportunity to work with an assigned mentor.
Impact: The award provides Professor Kobulsky with an opportunity to develop her research agenda in the area of adolescent neglect and is supporting collaborations, grant development and advancement of social work perspectives at major interdisciplinary events.
Lisa A. Ferretti, LMSW
Award: Practice Change Fellows Enhancement Award
Description: The Practice Change Fellows program is designed to expand the number of health care leaders who can effectively promote high quality care to older adults in a wide range of health and health care organizations. Building a cadre of health care professionals who possess the essential leadership skills and understanding of promising innovations in care for older adults will ensure that this country will be prepared to meet the challenges of an expanding aged population.
Impact: Professor Ferretti is exploring the impact on knowledge and behavior change of persons participating in a single module self-management program to address hypertension self-care and is developing additional evidence to support scaling of the program. Target populations for the intervention include adults/older adults living with hypertension and co-morbid diabetes in two counties in Ohio. Intervention sites include twenty African-American faith-based communities.