Fall 2017: School of Social Work Faculty Publication Highlights

For 82 years, the Wayne State University School of Social Work has been a recognized national leader in engaged research, education, practice and policy development. Innovative Social Work faculty have utilized our prime urban location in the heart of Midtown Detroit to challenge minds, lead change and transform lives across the U.S. and globally.

Ranked in the Carnegie Foundation's highest category for research intensiveness, Wayne State is committed to providing students with the academic rigor and research opportunities necessary to apply research concepts learned in the classroom to the real world. Below you will find an article by Associate Professor Debra Patterson, MSW alumna and Graduate Certificate in Research and Evaluation student, Valentina Djelaj and Social Work Student Research Community participant and MSW student Christina Romero. This article displays the impact collaborative work between faculty and students can have in our local community. We encourage you to take a moment and learn more about this project and the additional research taking place here at the School of Social Work.


Assistant Professor Lisa O'Donnell

“Enhancing Quality of Life among Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Trial of Two Psychosocial Interventions”
Journal of Affective Disorders

O'Donnell, L. A., Axelson, D. A., Kowatch, R. A., Schneck, C. D., Sugar, C. A., & Miklowitz, D. J. (2017). Enhancing quality of life among adolescents with bipolar disorder: A randomized trial of two psychosocial interventions. Journal of Affective Disorders, 219, 201-208.
MSW alumna and certificate student Valentina Djelaj, Associate Professor Debra Patterson, and MSW student Christina Romero

“A Qualitative Exploration of Sexual Assault Patients’ Barriers to Accessing and Completing HIV Prophylaxis”
Journal of Forensic Nursing

Djelaj, V., Patterson, D., & Romero, C. M. (2017). A qualitative exploration of sexual assault patients’ barriers to accessing and completing HIV prophylaxis. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 13(2), 45-51.

Assistant Professor Jamey Lister

“Developing a Scale of Domains of Negative Consequences of Chronic Heroin Use”
Addictive Behaviors

Moses, T. E., Woodcock, E. A., Lister, J. J., Lundahl, L. H., & Greenwald, M. K. (2017). Developing a scale of domains of negative consequences of chronic heroin use. Addictive Behaviors.

Assistant Professor Erin Comartin

“Comparing Female-and Male-Perpetrated Child Sexual Abuse: A Mixed-Methods Analysis”
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Burgess-Proctor, A., Comartin, E. B., & Kubiak, S. P. (2017). Comparing female- and male-perpetrated child sexual abuse: A mixed-methods analysis. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(6), 657-676.

Assistant Professor Megan Hayes Piel

“Responsive Engagement in Mental Health Services for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood”
Journal of Family Social Work

Piel, M. H., & Lacasse, J. R. Responsive engagement in mental health services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood. Journal of Family Social Work, 20(4), 340-356.

Assistant Professor Jun Sung Hong

“Applying the Social-Ecological Framework to Explore Bully/Victim Subgroups in South Korean Schools”
Psychology of Violence

Hong, J. S., Kim, D. H., & Hunter, S. C. (2017). Applying the social-ecological framework to explore bully/victim subgroups in South Korean schools. Psychology of Violence.
Associate Professor Richard Smith

“Testing the Importance of Geographic Distance for Social Capital Resources”
Urban Affairs Review

Foster, K. A., Smith, R. J., Bell, B. A., & Shaw, T. C. (2017). Testing the importance of geographic distance for social capital resources. Urban Affairs Review.

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