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
2018 Full Court Press Regional Training: Building capacity for expert witness in domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas court systems Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2018
Addiction Technology Transfer Center: Region 6 Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Addictions; Organizational functioning 2022
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 2022
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.
Organizational functioning; Racial/ethnic/sexual diversity 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 Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
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 Richard Spence, Ph.D.
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 2018
Home and community-based services – Adult mental health implementation support Elisa V. Borah, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2018
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 Richard Spence, Ph.D.
Lori Mangrum
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
Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) network evaluation Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Margaret Bassett
Interpersonal/Community violence; Organizational functioning 2018
Mental Status Examination Assistant 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 2018
Stress, safety, and well-being of home care attendants Yuri Jang, Ph.D.
Gerontology; Health/Health care; Organizational functioning 2015
Survey of Employee Engagement Noel Landuyt, Ph.D.
Michael L. Lauderdale, 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 Beth C. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
Michele A. Rountree, Ph.D.
Health/Health care; Organizational functioning 2009
Texas System of Care expansion implementation cooperative agreement Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Mental health; Organizational functioning 2021
The National Homelessness Social Work Initiative Calvin L. Streeter, Ph.D.
Homelessness; Organizational functioning; Social work education 2019
TX DARS Statewide Needs Assessment Beth Gerlach, Ph.D., LCSW
Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
(dis) ability; Organizational functioning 2016
Youth Pathways Erin Espinosa Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
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