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
1115 Medicaid Waiver: Behavioral Health Project Review Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Assessing mental distress and suicide among Texas families: A ten-year examination of parents and their children Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2016
ASSET System of Care Expansion Planning Initiative Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2013
Bringing What Works to Youth in Corrections Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2016
Communities for Recovery: Bridging the Gap Evaluation Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW
Addictions; Mental Health 2016
CSWE Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Social Work Field Placement Project Diana M. DiNitto, Ph.D.
Tanya Voss
Health Care; Mental Health; Social Work Education 2014
Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIE). Long-Term Follow Up Tom Bohman, Ph.D.
Addictions; Mental Health 2016
Developing a Built Environment Measure for Use in Urban Adolescent Health Research Ahmed Whitt, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Developing a Web-Based Intervention for Adolescents in Distress: A Mixed-Methods Study Susan M. De Luca, Ph.D.
Mental Health 2016
DSHS Program TIEMH NorthSTAR: Evaluation and Analysis Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Addictions; Mental Health 2016
FEDI Replication and Evaluation in Maryland Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Juvenile Justice; Mental Health 2018
Healthy Community Collaboratives Evaluation Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health 2017
Heart of Texas System of Care (HOT) Deborah Ann Cohen, Ph.D.
Mental Health 2020
Home and Community-Based Services – Adult Mental Health Implementation Support Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Health Care; Mental Health; Organizational Functioning 2017
Immigration-Related Stress and Suicidal Behavior among Latino Adolescents Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; 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 2018
Implementation Science for Mental Health Services Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Mental Health 2017
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 2020
Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC) Technical Assistance Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care; Mental Health 2013
Screening Latino Adolescents for Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care Settings Lauren E. Gulbas, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2016
Study to Develop Alternatives to Relinquishment of Custody to Obtain Mental Health Services Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2014
Telehealth Treatments for Depression with Low-Income Homebound Seniors Namkee G. Choi, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health Care; Mental Health 2019
Test of Multi-generational Model of Mexican American Parenting and Early Childhood Development Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health 2017
Texas Adolescents Substance Use Disorder Treatment Planning Initiative Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Addictions; Mental Health 2017
Texas Children Recovering from Trauma / Trauma-Informed Care Transformation Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Mental Health 2016
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
Texas System of Care Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreement Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2017
Undocumented, Unaccompanied, and Citizen: Charting Research Directions for Children of Immigration Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D.
Cultural Diversity; Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2016
Veteran Spouse Network Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Mental Health; Veteran's Services 2018
Veterans Network Evaluation Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.
Stacey Stevens Manser, Ph.D.
Mental Health; Veteran's Services 2015
Via Hope: Texas Mental Health Resource Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Addictions; Health Care; Mental Health 2014
Wonders and Worries Program Evaluation: A Randomized Clinical Trial of 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 Care; Mental Health 2018
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2016
Youth Pathways: Evaluating the mitigating effects of gender, trauma and mental health need in juvenile justice system processing for system-involved girls Erin M. Espinosa, Ph.D.
Domestic, Sexual, and Community Violence; Juvenile Justice; Mental Health; Organizational Functioning 2017
Zero Suicides in Texas: Youth Suicide Prevention Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Families, Children and Youth; Health Care; Mental Health 2017
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