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
Austin Learning Academy’s adolescent family life care Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Parenting; Sexual health 2007
Communities for Recovery: Bridging the Gap Evaluation Lori K. Holleran Steiker, Ph.D., ACSW
Addictions; Parenting 2016
Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration-RCT of Family Minds Intervention Tina Adkins, Ph.D.
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Parenting 2019
Family Forum/Parents Anonymous, Inc. – A Cultural competency assessment Dorie J. Gilbert, Ph.D. Parenting 2001
Fathers of offspring with severe mental illness King Davis, Ph.D. Mental health; Parenting 2003
Group intervention on juvenile justice clients’ understanding of parental incarceration Tanya Voss, MSSW
Juvenile/Criminal justice; Parenting 2008
Healthy Marriage initiatives for refugee families Rowena Fong, Ed.D.
Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., LMSW, MPA
Immigrants/Refugees; Parenting 2004
Intensive case management models for pregnant and parenting teens Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Parenting 2010
Latino students academic achievement: The role of early-childhood family and school characteristics Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Education/Schools; Latinos; Parenting 2019
Mexican-American parenting and early childhood development Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D.
Latinos; Mental health; Parenting 2017
Parent-child connectedness and adolescent pregnancy prevention Carol M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Parenting; Sexual health 2007
Safe Babies program evaluation Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Jolynne Batchelor, PhD, LCSW
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Parenting 2018
Stepping Stones: A transitional living program for homeless youth Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Homelessness; Parenting 2002
Strengthening Hispanic families via NIDA Prevention Science Ruben Parra-Cardona, Ph.D.
Addictions; Latinos; Parenting 2019
Title Researcher Category End Date
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