PhD Student Publication Research Highlights

Doctoral students at the Brown School publish widely in peer-reviewed journals. The following listing is a selection of their recent publications. Links to the students’ academic websites are included when possible.

Butler-Barnes, S. T., Allen, P. C., Williams, M. A., & Jackson, A. N. (2020). Stereotypes of African Americans. Stereotypes: The Incidence and Impacts of Bias, 109.

Asher BlackDeer, A. & Patterson Silver Wolf, D. (2020). Evidence Mapping: Interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Mental Health. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 17(1), 49-62. doi: 10.1080/26408066.2019.1624237.

Asher BlackDeer, A., Patterson Silver Wolf, D. A., Beeler-Stinn, S., & Duran, B., (2020). Substance Use and Interpersonal Violence: Exploring Potential Threats to Underrepresented Minority Students’ Academic Success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. doi: 10.1177/1521025120911638.

Patterson Silver Wolf, D., Taylor, F., Maguin, E., & Asher BlackDeer, A. (2019). You Are College Material – You Belong: An Underrepresented-Minority Student Retention Intervention Without Deception. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. doi: 10.1177/1521025119848749.

Szlyk, H. S., Azasu, E., & Joe, S. (2019). Firearm suicide as a human rights priority for prevention. Wash. UJL & Pol’y, 60, 133.

Cheng, S.-Y., Davis, M., Jonson-Reid, M., & Yaeger, L. (2019). Compared to what? A meta-analysis of batterer intervention studies using non-treated controls or comparisons. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi: 10.1177/1524838019865927.

Cheng, S.-Y., Shen, A. C.-T., & Jonson-Reid, M. (2020). Profiles of teen dating violence and association with depression among Chinese teens. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260520918573.

Cheng, S.-Y., Amano, T., Perez-Aponte, J., & Pandey, S. (2019). Recent immigrants’ use of dental care and health insurance status in the USA. Global Social Welfare, 6(2), 107-119. doi: 10.1007/s40609-018-00131-2.

Ssewamala, F. M., Dvalishvili, D.,Mellins, C. A., Geng, E. H., Makumbi, F., Neilands, T. B., … & Nakigozi, G. (2020). The long-term effects of a family based economic empowerment intervention (Suubi+ Adherence) on suppression of HIV viral loads among adolescents living with HIV in southern Uganda: Findings from 5-year cluster randomized trial.PloS one,15(2), e0228370.

Nabunya, P., Bahar, O. S., Chen, B., Dvalishvili, D., Damulira, C., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2020). The role of family factors in antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence self-efficacy among HIV-infected adolescents in southern Uganda. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-9.

Foell, A. & K. A. Pitzer. (2020). Geographically Targeted Place-Based Community Development Interventions: A Systematic Review and Examination of Studies’ Methodological Rigor. Housing Policy Debate. doi: 10.1080/10511482.2020.1741421.

Hawasli, A. H., Ray, W. Z., Goad, M. A., Frank, T. L., Ellis, E. R., Schmidt, M., & Lamartina, P. (2019). Project management for developing a spine” Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” program in a large university-affiliated hospital. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences.

Carrasco-Torrontegui, A., Gallegos-Riofrío, C. A., Delgado-Espinoza, F., & Swanson, M. (2020). Climate change, food sovereignty and ancestral farming technologies in the Andes. Current Developments in Nutrition.

Fabbre, V. D., & Gaveras, E. (2020). The manifestation of multilevel stigma in the lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming older adults. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 90(3), 350–360. doi: 10.1037/ort0000440.

Huseynli, A. (2018). Implementation of deinstitutionalization of child care institutions in post-soviet countries: the case of Azerbaijan. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 160-172.

Jackson, A. N., Butler-Barnes, S. T., Stafford, J. D., Robinson, H., & Allen, P. C. (2020). “Can I live”: Black American adolescent boys’ reports of police abuse and the role of religiosity on mental health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12). doi: 10.3390/ijerph17124330.

Rengifo, A. F., Flores, S. G., & Jackson, A. N. (2020). From bright plots to blind spots: Mapping departures in case-review post bail reform in two New Jersey courts. Forthcoming in Criminal Justice & Behavior.

Edmond, T., & McLay, M. M. (in press). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Social Workers’ Desk Reference. Oxford University Press.

Motley, R., Chen, Y. C., Johnson, C., & Joe, S. (2020). Exposure to community-based violence on social media among black male emerging adults involved with the criminal justice system. Social Work Research, 44(2), 87-97. doi: 10.1093/swr/svaa002.

Motley, R. O., Jr., Finner, A., Walker, M., & Joe, S. (2020). Accountable policing: Policies to advance the personal safety of Black boys and young men (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 3). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab. doi: 10.7936/b0kj-hn71.

Joe, S., Motley, R., Ivory, A., Finner, A., & Frederick, J. (2019). Healing policies for Black boys and young men in St. Louis (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 2). St. Louis; MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab.

Joe, S., & Motley, R. (2019). Social mobility: The necessary focus of St. Louis investment in Black males (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 1). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab. doi: 10.7936/s7h3-ct03.

Nyoni, T. & Okumu M. (in-press). COVID-19-Compliant Strategies for Supporting Treatment Adherence among People Living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02888-0.

Nyoni, T., Sallah Y., Okumu M., Byansi, W., Lipsey, K. & Small E. (2020). The effectiveness of treatment supporter interventions in antiretroviral treatment adherence in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1742870.

Nyoni, T., Nabunya P., & Ssewamala, F.M. (2019). Perceived social support and psychological wellbeing of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in southwestern Uganda. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2019.1634855.

Pilar, M., Eyler, A., Moreland-Russell, S., & Brownson, R. (2020). Actual causes of death in relation to media, policy, and funding attention: Examining public health priorities. Frontiers in Public Health. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00279.

Pilar, M., Pineda, J., & Proctor, E. (2020). Development and Evaluation of a Novel Guideline Engine for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study Protocol. Implementation Science Communications. doi: 10.1186/s43058-020-00012-w.

Landes, S. J., Kerns, S. E. U., Pilar, M. R.Walsh-Bailey, C., Yu, S., Byeon, V. Y., Crane, M. E., Larson, M., Bullock, H. L., Baumann, A. A., Comtois, K. A., & Franks, R. P. (2020). Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) 2019: The intersection of research, policy, and practice part 1. Implementation Science, 15(3), 76. doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-01034-7.

Lombe, M., Nebbitt, V., Pitzer, K. A.Foell, A., Enelamah, N., Chu, Y., Yu, M., Newransky, C., & Gaylord-Harden, N. (2020). Exposure to Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Among Youth in Public Housing: Do Community, Family, and Peers Matter? Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-020-00780-0.

Sun, S., Nabunya, P., Byansi, W., Bahar, O. S., Damulira, C., Neilands, T. B., Guo, S., Namuwonge, F. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Access and Utilization of Financial Services among Poor HIV-Impacted Children and Families in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 109, 104730. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104730.

Tozan, Y., Sun, S., Capasso, A., Wang, J. S. H., Neilands, T. B., Bahar, O. S., Damulira, C. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Evaluation of a savings-led family-based economic empowerment intervention for AIDS-affected adolescents in Uganda: A four-year follow-up on efficacy and cost-effectiveness. PloS One, 14(12).

Sun, S.Jackson, A. N.Smith, R., & Hudson, D. L. (2020). Race at the Forefront in Social and Economic Inequities. Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America, 2(1).

Cabassa, L., Stefancic.A., Wang, X., Guo.S., Lu,N., Weatherly,C. Correlates of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness among Diverse People with Serious Mental Illness. Community MentalHealth Journal. 56(6):1139-1152.

Wang, X., Johnson, & K. J. (2020). Evaluating generalizability of secondary data. SAGE Research Methods Cases, doi: 10.4135/9781529735444.

Wang, X., Ojha R.P., Partap S., & Johnson K.J. The effect of insurance status on childhood and adolescent cancer survival using data from the National Cancer Database. International Journal of Epidemiology, doi: 10.1093/ije/dyaa079.

Hawes, M., Roth, K., Wang, X., Stefancic, A., Weatherly, C., Cabassa, L. Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Racially and Ethnically Diverse People with Serious Mental Illness. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. (In press)

Ekenga, C. C., Wang, X., Pérez, M., & Jeffe, D. B. (2020). A prospective study of weight gain in women diagnosed with early-stage invasive breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, and cancer-free controls. Journal of Women’s Health, (4):524-533.

Johnson, O., Jabbari, J., Williams, M.A., & Marcucci, O. (2019). Disparate Impacts: Balancing the Need for Safe Schools with Racial Equity in Discipline. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 6(2), 162-169. doi: 10.1177/2372732219864707.

Streeter, C. L., Williams, M.A., & Howard, A. (2019). Pay-for-Success Financing: Innovation in Funding Supportive Housing Initiatives. Homelessness Prevention and Intervention in Social Work, (pp. 207-221). Springer, Cham.

Lewis, C. C., Wellman, R., Jones, S. M. W., Walsh-Bailey, C., Thompson, E., Derus, A., Paolino, A., Steiner, J., De Marchis, E., Gottlieb, L. M., & Sharp, A. (2020). Comparing the performance of two social risk screening tools in a vulnerable subpopulation. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, 9(9), 5026-5034.

Figueroa Gray, M., Coleman, K., Walsh-Bailey, C., Girard, S., & Lozano, P. (2020). An expanded role for the medical assistant in primary care: Evaluation of a training pilot. The Permanente Journal. (In press).

Allen, P.Pilar, M.Walsh-Bailey, C., Hooley, C., Mazzucca, S., Lewis, C. C., Mettert, K. D., Dorsey, C. N., Purtle, J., Kepper, M. M., Baumann, A., & Brownson, R. C. (2020). How are health policy implementation outcomes measured quantitatively? A systematic review. Implementation Science, 15(47). doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-01007-w.

Lewis, C. C., Boyd, M. R., Walsh-Bailey, C., Lyon, A. R., Beidas, R., Mittman, B., Aarons, G. A., Weiner, B. J., & Chambers, D. A. (2020). A systematic review of the study of mechanisms in implementation science. Implementation Science, 15(21). doi: 10.1186/s13012-020-00983-3.

Guo, S., An, R., McBride, T. D., Yu, D., Fu, L., & Yang, Y. (2020). Mitigation Interventions in the United States: An Exploratory Investigation of Determinants and Impacts. Research on Social Work Practice, 1049731520957415.

Yang, Y., de Sherbinin, A., & Liu, Y. (2020). China’s poverty alleviation resettlement: Progress, problems and solutions. Habitat International, 98, 102135.