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Sarah K Bearman

Sarah K Bearman

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
skbearman@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Dr. Bearman's current research interests center on three main agenda: 1) Using consumer feedback and practice-based evidence to adapt existing empirically supported interventions for better fit in usual care contexts where children and families receive services 2) Identifying training and supervision processes that foster the adoption, implementation, and sustainability of empirically supported interventions for youth and 3) The role of treatment integrity (adherence, competence, and differentiation) in the effectiveness of youth interventions. Dr. Bearman has specific expertise in empirically supported interventions for youth with depression, anxiety, conduct disorders and traumatic stress; dissemination and implementation science; the development of observational behavioral coding systems to assess therapy and supervision process; and mixed-methods approaches to research, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, qualitative and community participatory research, and longitudinal risk factor modeling. Dr. Bearman has also worked with community partners in a number of different child service contexts, including schools, clinics, and child welfare agencies.

Aprile D Benner

Aprile D Benner

Assistant Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
abenner@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1964

Expertise: Human development; adolescence and young childhood; social, emotional, and cognitive growth and maturation of young people

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Keisha L Bentley-Edwards

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kbentleyedwards@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2755

Expertise: My research examines the processes by which young people understand their cultural selves and how this meaning making influences relationships, academic achievement, well-being and a sense of social responsibility. I have a strong belief that research should provide the theoretical framework and empirical evidence to guide practice and intervention. Using an action-research approach, I explore resiliency and cultural competence in the context of 1) the processes of racial socialization, 2) community vs. individual investment in the Black community, 3) risk and protective factors in coping with racism and 4) class and upward mobility.

Randy  Bomer

Randy Bomer

Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
bomer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7519, +1 512 232 4861

Expertise: Writing; politics of literacy; sociocultural theory; curricula in reading and writing

Rebecca M Callahan

Rebecca M Callahan

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
callahan@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8347

Expertise: Bilingual Education, immigrant adolescents' academic preparation, language minority students and students identified with learning disabilities in the STEM pipeline, language policy in education, immigrant adolescents' civic development, the transition to young adulthood among immigrants.

Jessica D Cance

Jessica D Cance

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
jdcance@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8184

Expertise: Adolescent and young adult risk behavior etiology and prevention - specifically, exploring how the longitudinal interactions between biological, psychological and social factors affect substance use, sexual risk taking and aggression.

Cindy I Carlson

Cindy I Carlson

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
ccarlson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4155

Expertise: Family relations and parenting; peer social relations; family-school linkages; child and adolescent development with an emphasis on early adolescence/middle school age; ethnic differences related the above topics; the prediction of attitudes toward diversity among middle school youth.

Jennifer L Carter

Jennifer L Carter

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
jcarter@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0279

Expertise: Dr. Carter's research interests are reflected in her work in local schools. In the past, she developed and oversaw a school-wide social emotional learning curriculum, as well as the Response to Intervention three tier model for academic and behavioral issues, at a local elementary school. Dr. Carter has also coordinated a school-based intervention research project examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent girls with clinical depression.

Jane D Champion

Jane D Champion

Professor, School of Nursing
jdchampion@mail.nur.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8208

Expertise: Dr. Jane Dimmitt Champion received her BSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, her MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a DNP from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis. She has earned post-graduate certifications as a FNP from Texas Tech University, as a CNS in Psych/Mental Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and as a CNS in Adult Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has completed a 2 year National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellowship in Minority Women's Health, STI, and Violence at from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a second 1 year Centers for Disease Control/Association of Teachers of Prevention Medicine post-doctoral fellowship in STI/HIV Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Champion's clinical research focuses on STI/HIV, substance use, adolescent and women's health, unintended pregnancy and interpersonal violence. She has served as Principal, Co-Principal or Co-Investigator on 33 research projects. She has been an investigator on 24 NIH funded research grants (9 as Principal Investigator, and 15 as Co-Investigator) funded by federal agencies such as the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction.

North A Cooc

North A Cooc

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
ncooc@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7923

Expertise: Racial disproportionality, quantitative research methods, Asian Americans in education, summer literacy interventions, culture and diversity

Robert  Crosnoe

Robert Crosnoe

Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8329

Expertise: Child/adolescent development and transitions to adulthood; Education and child care; Families; Health; Immigration

Erin M Espinosa

Erin M Espinosa

Research Associate, Office of the Associate Dean for Research, , School of Social Work
erin.espinosa@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0606

Expertise: Mental health and juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system, gender issues within the juvenile justice system, trauma-informed care, research-based mental health treatments

Toni L Falbo

Toni L Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
toni@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0603, +1 512 471 8020

Expertise: The research of Dr. Falbo is primarily focused on only children. Most broadly, she is concerned with the long-term effects of siblings on human development. In addition to this topic, Dr. Falbo recently completed a longitudinal study of "at risk" Latino high school students in Austin, Texas. The students were followed through high school. Using data from this study, Dr. Falbo collaborated with Dr. Harriett D. Romo to write Latino High School Graduation. Both are currently engaged in a 25-year follow-up about these former students and their families to gain a deeper understanding of the enduring difficulties associated with the lack of a high school diploma.

Cynthia G Franklin

Cynthia G Franklin

Professor, School of Social Work
cfranklin@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0533

Expertise: School mental health, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, dropout prevention, at-risk youth, research on how to design schools that promote achievement and a safe, respectful and violent free culture.

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Elizabeth T Gershoff

Associate Professor - HDFS Graduate Chair, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4800

Expertise: Child and youth development; adolescence; parenting; parental discipline; violence; early childhood education

Barbara L Jones

Barbara L Jones

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
barbarajones@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 9367

Expertise: Palliative care, pediatric oncology, cancer survivors, adolescent and young adult oncology, interprofessional education, medical social work, integrated behavioral health, medical ethics

Su Yeong  Kim

Su Yeong Kim

Associate Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
projectfamily@gmail.com
+1 512 471 5524, +1 512 475 6014

Expertise: Development of children of immigrants in the United States, with a focus on children of Chinese and Mexican origin; parenting; parent-child relationships

Molly A Lopez

Molly A Lopez

Research Associate Professor (Affiliated), School of Social Work
mlopez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 0614

Expertise: mental health services, evidence-based practice, trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapies, workforce competency, systems of care.

Alexandra  Loukas

Alexandra Loukas

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
alexandra.loukas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9388

Expertise: Adolescent problem behavior development Interaction of risk and protective factors, with a particular focus on the protective factor of school connectedness Tobacco use and cessation in disparate populations Concurrent use of cigarettes with other tobacco products

Julie  Maslowsky

Julie Maslowsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
maslowsky@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7190

Expertise: Adolescent Health, Global Health, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Quantitative Methodology, Risk Behavior, Sleep, Substance Use and Abuse

Ruth G McRoy

Ruth G McRoy

Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
r.mcroy@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0551

Expertise: Open adoptions, outcomes for birthmothers, adoptive parents and adopted children, trans-racial adoptions, family preservation, special needs adoptions, post adoption services, female sexual abuse perpetrators, racial identity issues, adolescent pregnancy, effectiveness of residential treatment services, adoption, same-sex couples

Lynn M Monnat

Lynn M Monnat

Director of Trauma Services, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
lmonnat@utexas.edu

Keryn E Pasch

Keryn E Pasch

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
kpasch@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 8295

Expertise: Influence of media on youth risk behaviors Developing preventive interventions to address risk behaviors

Mark  Regnerus

Mark Regnerus

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
regnerus@prc.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6307

Expertise: Sociology of Religion; Family; Adolescence; Sexuality; HIV/AIDS in Africa; Human Motivation

Donna L Rew

Donna L Rew

Professor, School of Nursing
ellerew@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 7941, +1 512 232 7595

Expertise: Adolescent health, sexual health practices of homeless youth, sexual abuse and long-term sequelae, education for underserved populations, intuition in decision-making

Catherine  Riegle-Crumb

Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
riegle@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 475 8642, +1 512 232 2388

Erin M Rodriguez

Erin M Rodriguez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
erodriguez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0283

Expertise: Dr. Rodriguez has three primary areas of research interest, including 1) marital communication in parents following a child's cancer diagnosis, 2) coping, mental health, and disease control in families of youth with asthma, and 3) bilingualism and coping in Latino youth. Presently, Dr. Rodgriguez's ongoing research projects examine: Pediatric chronic illness and health disparities Observational assessment of family communication Developmental processes in stress and coping Linguistic and cultural factors in mental health

Stephen T Russell

Stephen T Russell

Professor, Human Dev & Family Sci, , College of Natural Sciences
stephen.russell@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0753, +1 512 471 8391

Expertise: Adolescent sexuality; LGBT youth; parent-adolescent relationships; childhood development

Delida  Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
delida.sanchez@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0805

Expertise: Central to Dr. Sanchez' work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.

Allison  Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
askerrett@utexas.edu
+1 512 232 4883

Expertise: Secondary English Curriculum, Adolescent Literacy, Multicultural Education, Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning

David W Springer

David W Springer

Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
dwspringer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0512, +1 512 232 7062

Expertise: Juvenile justice system reform, community-based services with youth, criminal justice, community-based participatory research

Kevin D Stark

Kevin D Stark

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
kstark@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0267, +1 512 471 4407

Expertise: Dr. Kevin Stark is primarily interested in the application of cognitive-behavioral interventions to behavior problems in the schools. His research involves the assessment, treatment, and theoretical models of depression in children and adolescents. His secondary line of research examines the impact of participation in youth athletics on children's mental health.

Mary A Steinhardt

Mary A Steinhardt

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
msteinhardt@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 3535

Expertise: Resilience based diabetes self management Adaptation to stress

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Marie-Anne P Suizzo

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
msuizzo@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0379, +1 512 471 4155

Expertise: The research of Dr. Marie-Anne Suizzo focuses on cultural models of parenting during early childhood and adolescence, fathering and father-child relationships across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as parental academic socialization and its effects on children's and adolescents' academic motivation and achievement, especially among at-risk youth. Dr. Suizzo is also interested in parental racial and ethnic socialization and its effects on the development of ethnic minority children. Finally, Dr. Suizzo examines parental education effects on children's development and achievement, especially during school transitions (kindergarten, middle school, and college).

Elizabeth  Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Research Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Department of Special Education, College of Education
easwanson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 2320

Deborah J Tharinger

Deborah J Tharinger

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education
dtharinger@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Therapeutic Assessment with Children, Adolescents and their Families; Developmental psychopathology; child maltreatment; school-based delivery of health and mental health services; Professional Issues in Psychology.

Jessica R Toste

Jessica R Toste

Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education
jrtoste@austin.utexas.edu
+1 615 414 3119

Expertise: Reading intervention; learning disabilities; psychosocial processes; mechanisms of risk and resilience; teacher-student relationship; classroom climate

Luis H Zayas

Luis H Zayas

Dean, School of Social Work
lzayas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1937
Spanish Speaker

Expertise: Latino adolescents, suicide prevention, child and adolescent mental health, culturally competent interventions, immigration, minorities