Research Projects

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research administers research and training projects funded by a variety of federal, state and foundation sources. The table below lists current and past research projects, with links to individual project summaries, researcher profiles, and projects listed by nine broad categories.

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Project Title Researcher Category End Date
2016 Full Court Press 4.0 Advanced Training: Building capacity for expert witness trainers Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2016
Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Region 6 Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2017
Adoption Assessment Project Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Organizational functioning 2006
Analysis of service integration and delivery in Texas (HB7) A. James Schwab, Ph.D. Organizational functioning 1996
Assessing the service needs of intimate partner violence: Survivors and staff Holly Bell, Ph.D. Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2005
ASSET System of Care Expansion Planning Initiative Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2013
ATTC: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2001
Bridges to Life: Thematic analysis of offender responses to an in-prison restorative justice initiative Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning; Restorative justice 2005
Child Care Markey Rate Survey Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Families, children and youth; Organizational functioning 2017
City of Austin Police Department Cadet Training Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Organizational functioning 2006
Creating an evidence-based program to build resiliency in child abuse staff and volunteers Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Organizational functioning 2011
Criminal Justice Division 2014 Full Court Press Advance Training: Building capacity for expert witness trainers Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2015
Cultural awareness and The University of Texas at Austin Police Department Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Cultural diversity; Organizational functioning 2003
Development of outcome measures for sexual assault organizations in Texas Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2003
DFPS Curriculum Development: Permanency, visitation, and trauma-informed workforce Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Organizational functioning 2013
DSHS Program TIEMH NorthSTAR: Evaluation and analysis Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Addictions; Mental health; Organizational functioning 2016
DWI Offender Education Program Jane Maxwell, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2014
Evaluation of Managed Care Pilots A. James Schwab, Ph.D. Mental health; Organizational functioning 1998
Evaluation of the Ohio Department of Health protocol for the treatment of sexual assault survivors Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 1998
Healthy Community Collaboratives evaluation Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
Home and community-based services – Adult mental health implementation support Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
Implementation science for mental health services Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
Integrated services for homeless persons: Evaluation services for the Center for Health Care Services Lori Mangrum
Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Tom Bohman, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health/Health care; Homelessness; Organizational functioning 2016
Jobs opportunities and basic skills survey Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
(dis) ability; Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Organizational functioning 1995
Mental Status Examination Assistant (MSXA): Cost-benefits analysis A. James Schwab, Ph.D. Mental health; Organizational functioning 1995
Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC) Technical Assistance Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2013
Recovery Support Services (RSS) via Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC) Technical Assistance Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2017
Stress, safety, and well-being of home care attendants Yuri Jang, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health/Health care; Organizational functioning 2015
Survey of Employee Engagement Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Noel Landuyt, Ph.D.
Organizational functioning 2018
Texas Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE) Lynn Wallisch, Ph.D.
Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Tom Bohman, Ph.D.
(dis) ability; Addictions; Organizational functioning 2010
Texas Rehabilitation Commission Quality of Services Study A. James Schwab, Ph.D. Organizational functioning 2000
Texas STD/HIV Prevention Training Center evaluation Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Health/Health care; Organizational functioning 2009
Texas System of Care expansion implementation cooperative agreement Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
The National Homelessness Social Work Initiative Heather Larkin Holloway, Ph.D., LCSW
Homelessness; Organizational functioning; Social work education 2017
TX DARS Statewide Needs Assessment Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
(dis) ability; Organizational functioning 2016
Youth Pathways Erin Espinosa Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
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