Research Projects

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

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Current and past CSWR research projects, with links to individual project summaries, researcher profiles, and projects listed by 9 broad categories.
Project Title Researcher Category End Date
Texas System of Care Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreement Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2017
1115 Medicaid Waiver: Behavioral Health Project Review Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Accessing Young Black MSM for HIV Prevention through Online Social Networking Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2016
Aftercare Solution Evaluation Report Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSW
Health Care 2002
American Cancer Society Doctoral Research Grant in Clinical Oncology Social Work: Annemarie Conlon Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care 2010
An evaluation of the Journey of Hope curriculum: Teaching coping skills and building resilience post natural disaster Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2012
Asian American Quality of Life Survey Yuri Jang, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2016
Austin Healer Women: A Culturally Congruent HIV Prevention Model Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Health Care 2011
Better Way to Live at Home: Program Evaluation of the Effect of Supportive Services on the Well-being of Older Residents Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care 2011
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services among Hispanic Women in Rural and Frontier Texas Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Health Care 2016
Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: an Oncology Social Work Response (ExCEL) Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Health Care; Social Work Education 2014
Capacity Building Project to Serve the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs of HIV Infected Persons in Texas Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2010
Caregiving of the Mentally Ill in African American Communities: Understanding Sibling and Parental Participation King Davis, Ph.D. Health Care 2004
Changing Adoption Agency Practices: Mental Health Implications for Birthparents, Adoptive Parents, and Adopted Children Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Health Care 2000
Children with Special Health Care Needs & Transition Curriculum Development and Evaluation Proposal Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2017
CHOICES+: Preconception approach to reducing alcohol and tobacco-exposed pregnancy Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Tom Bohman, Ph.D.
Nanette Stokes-Stephens, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2014
CHOICESPlus+: Adapted Intervention for UTHealth (DSRIP) Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Nanette Stokes-Stephens, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2015
Comprehensive Care of Children with Medical Complexity: Piloting an Innovative Model Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Health Care 2015
CSWE Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Social Work Field Placement Project Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.
Tanya Voss
Health Care; Mental Health; Social Work Education 2014
Culturally Adapted Brief Motivational Intervention for Heavy Drinking Latinos Yessenia Castro, Ph.D.
Addictions; Cultural Diversity; Health Care 2017
Developing a Built Environment Measure for Use in Urban Adolescent Health Research Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Developing a Culturally Relevant Model of Smoking Cessation among Latinos Yessenia Castro, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2016
Development of Study on Childhood Cancer Survivor Resiliency Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Health Care 2005
Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Grief Group for AIDS-Related Bereavement Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Health Care 2000
Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Group Intervention for HIV Serodiscordant Couples Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Health Care 1999
Environmental effects on disparities in smoking and obesity among women Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2015
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Therapy with Learning Challenged Students Using Single Case Designs Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.
Health Care 1998
Evaluation Plan: Community Transformation Grant Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Health Care 2014
Evaluation Project: Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services in Rural, Frontier, and Border Counties Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Health Care 2015
Factors Predicting Treatment Retention among High-Risk Mexican American and African American Juvenile Offenders David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Health Care 2002
Feasibility Study of Short-Term Depression Treatment for Homebound Older Adults Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care 2009
Greenleaf Project Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Health Care 2007
Healthy Community Collaboratives Evaluation Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2015
IMPacting ACute Trauma: Does a brief preventive intervention affect PTSD outcomes? (IMPACT study) Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2016
Integrated Behavioral Health MSSW Scholars Program for Underserved Populations Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.
Health Care; Social Work Education 2015
Integrated Services for Homeless Persons: Evaluation Services for the Center for Health Care Services Lori Mangrum
Tom Bohman, Ph.D.
Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care; Organizations 2015
Lived Experience of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness Marilyn Armour, Ph.D.
Health Care 2003
Meaning of Cancer Survivorship for Hispanic Adolescents: A Qualitative Pilot Study Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Health Care 2006
Medicaid Infrastructure Resource Mapping Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.
Health Care 2009
Mental Health Literacy Education for Religious Leaders in Ethnic Minority Communities: A Preliminary Study Yuri Jang, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Mental Health Recovery and Resilience Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Addictions; Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2015
Mental Health Transformation Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Health Care 2009
Mental Health Treatment of Female Children and Adolescent Sex Offenders Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Health Care 1997
Mental Status Examination Assistant (MSXA) Cost Benefits Analysis A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Health Care 1995
Multidisciplinary Approach to Reduce Injury and Substance Abuse Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Nanette Stokes-Stephens, Ph.D.
Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2015
National Social Work Collaboration for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2018
Obesity Prevention ARRA Evaluation Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2012
Performance Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, San Antonio, TX Miguel J. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2014
Practitioners’ Perspectives on Retention Problems among Geriatric Mental Health Clients Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Health Care 2004
Program and Process Initiative of Texas (SA/PPT) Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2008
Psychoeducational Group Intervention for Serodiscordant Gay Couples: A Pilot Study Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Health Care 1998
Recovery Community Services Program Evaluation Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2009
Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC) Technical Assistance Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care; Mental Health 2013
Residency Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment: Southeastern Consortium (SECSAT) Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2014
Risk and Maintenance Factors for Bulimic Pathology David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Health Care 2007
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America (RWJF) Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2010
Seller/Server Training Evaluation Study Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Health Care 2000
Serving the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs of HIV Infected Persons in Texas Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2010
Strengthening Homes in Partnership (SHIP) Darlene Grant, Ph.D.
Allen Rubin, Ph.D.
Health Care 1996
Stress, Safety, and Well-being of Home Care Attendants: A Pilot Study Yuri Jang, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care; Organizations 2015
Telehealth Problemsolving Treatment of Homebound Older Adults Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care 2013
Telehealth Treatments for Depression with Low-Income Homebound Seniors Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care; Mental Health 2019
Telling Their Stories, Claiming a Voice: Life Stories of HIV+ Women Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Health Care 1999
Texas Integrated Funding Initiative (TIFI) David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Health Care 2002
Texas STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Evaluation Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Health Care 2009
The Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane Archives Preservation Planning Grant King Davis, Ph.D. Health Care 2011
The Healthy Youth Partnership: Mobilization for Health Promotion Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2016
Translating behavioral health interventions into the primary care setting: an evaluation of E-merge in underserved patients (HBRT training component) Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care 2009
Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program Evaluation Project Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSW
Addictions; Health Care 1994
Two Randomized Experiments Assessing the Effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Allen Rubin, Ph.D. Health Care 1997
TX DARS Statewide Needs Assessment Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
A. James Schwab, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care 2015
UTMB-UT Austin Collaboration: Translating Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions into Community Practice Kirk von Sternberg, Ph.D.
Mary Velasquez, Ph.D.
Health Care 2008
Vegetables On Wheels (VOW): A pilot program to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in a rural Texas community Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.
Health Care 2012
Via Hope: Texas Mental Health Resource Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2015
Zero Suicides in Texas: Youth Suicide Prevention Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2016
Title Researcher Category End Date
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