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
A lifespan conceptual model of ethnic/racial identity Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth; Racial/ethnic/sexual diversity 2018
Adolescent Family Life Care Evaluation Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 2003
Assessment for EveryChild, Inc Holly Bell, Ph.D. (dis) ability; Families, children and youth 2009
Birth outcomes, social risks, and child health Yolanda C. Padilla, Ph.D.
Disparities; Families, children and youth; Latinos 2001
Caregiving of the mentally ill in African-American communities: Understanding sibling and parental participation King Davis, Ph.D. African Americans; Families, children and youth; Mental health 2004
Child care collaboration and outcome evaluation Darlene Grant, Ph.D. Families, children and youth 1997
Child Care Markey Rate Survey Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Families, children and youth; Organizational functioning 2022
Children with special health care needs and transition Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth; Health/Health care 2018
Children’s Trauma Assessment Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Families, children and youth 2002
Education outreach program evaluation for Austin Guitar Society Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 2009
Evaluation of Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Darlene Grant, Ph.D. Families, children and youth 2008
Family and school contexts as predictors of early childhood Latino development Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Education/Schools; Families, children and youth; Latinos 2015
IAUPR Puerto Rico Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 2014
Project Mother-Daughter Talk Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D. Families, children and youth 2009
Restore Rundberg: Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation Program David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Families, children and youth; Interpersonal/Community violence 2016
Risk and resilience among children and families: What protective factors are at play? Roberta R. Greene, Ph.D. Families, children and youth 2003
School-Age Pregnancy and Prevention Research Project Cynthia G. S. Franklin, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 1995
Southeast Austin Community Youth Development Michael L. Lauderdale, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 1996
Texas LAUNCH Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth; Mental health 2019
Texas Panhandle-Plains Partnership for Children and Families Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth; Mental health 2019
Travis County asset mapping Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
Families, children and youth 2017
Voices of Struggle: Understanding and Memorializing the Fight Against Texas Proposition #2 Tanya Voss
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth 2007
Wonders and Worries: Testing a psychosocial intervention for children who have a parent with cancer Farya Phillips, Ph.D., CCLS
Barbara L. Jones, Ph.D.
Families, children and youth; Health/Health care; Mental health 2018
Title Researcher Category End Date
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