Jorge Delva

Dean, Director & Paul Farmer Professor for CISWH

Specialties

• Addictions and mental health

• Behavioral health

• Cross-cultural research, survey research, and community-based participatory research

faculty details

Bio

Dean Jorge Delva is a nationally recognized expert on substance use disorders and ethnic health inequities who seeks to understand cultural variations in the etiology of substance use and mental health disorders in the US and globally. His goal is to use this knowledge to inform interventions and policies that will help ameliorate these serious health problems, particularly among the most disenfranchised communities. As Director and Paul Farmer Professor for the school’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH), he works to expand social work’s impact in healthcare and public health to improve the lives of vulnerable populations.

Delva is the author of more than 150 publications, including “Cultural Variations and Relevance to Etiology,” a chapter in the Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse (Oxford Press, 2019). In addition, his recent research has appeared in Health Education & Behavior, Revista Médica de Chile, and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Delva serves as an external advisory board member for the University of Michigan Center for Clinical & Health Research, an NIH center for Clinical and Translational Science Awards. He is a fellow of the Society for Social Work & Research and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and a past editor-in-chief of Social Work, the flagship journal of NASW.

Education

BSW

University of Hawai‘i

MSW

University of Hawai‘i

PhD (Social Welfare)

University of Hawai'i

Publications

Bloom, B.E., Alcalá, H., & Delva, J. (in press). Early life adversity, use of specialist care and unmet specialist care need among children. Journal of Child Health Care.

Delva, J., Momper, S., Grinnel-Davis, C., & Padilla, M. (2019). Cultural variations and relevance to etiology. In R.A. Zucker & S. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. Oxford Press.

Delva, J., Garrido-Lopez, V., & Muñoz, C. (2018). Family Life Education in Chile: A critical analysis of two programs (pp. 263-278). In M. Robila & A. Taylor (Eds), Family Life Education around the World. Springer.

Doom, J.R., Gahagan, S., East, P.L., Encina, P., Delva, J., & Lozoff, B. (in press). Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems Following Infant Iron Deficiency at 12-18 Months: The Role of Maternal Responsiveness. Child Development.

Doom, J.R., Richards, B., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Gahagan, S., & Lozoff, B. (in press). Infant Iron Deficiency and Iron Supplementation Predict Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems. The Journal of Pediatrics.

La Spada, N., Delker, E., Banco, E., Encina, P., Caballero, P., Delva, J., Burrows, R., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (in press). Marijuana Use Associated With Worse Verbal Learning and Delayed Recall in a Sample of Young Adults. Revista Médica de Chile.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W.D., Novak, N.L., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva J. (2019). The Washtenaw ID Project: A Government-Issued ID Coalition Working Towards Social, Economic, and Racial Justice and Health Equity. Health Education & Behavior.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W.D., Novak, N.L., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva, J. (2018). It Works, but For Whom? Examining Racial Bias in Carding Experiences and Acceptance of a County ID. Health Equity 2, 239-249.

Miller, R.J., Patton, D.U., & Delva, J. (2017). Group work in the shadow of mass incarceration. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work with Groups (2nd Ed.), pp. 417-430. Guilford Press.

Salas-Wright, C.P., Vaughn, M.G., Goings, T.C., Oh, S., Delva, J., Cohen, M., Schwartz, S.J. (in press). Trends and mental health correlates of discrimination among Latin American and Asian immigrants in the United States. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Salas-Wright, C.P., Oh., S., Vaughn, M.G., Muroff, J., Amodeo, M., & Delva, J. (in press). Trends and correlates of perceived access to heroin among young adults in the United States, 2002-2016. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Wu, V., East, P., Delker, E., Blanco, E., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (in press). Associations among Mothers' Depression, Emotional and Material Support to Their Child, and Children's Cognitive Functioning: A 16-year Longitudinal Study. Child Development.

Publications

Bloom, B.E., Alcalá, H., & Delva, J. (in press). Early life adversity, use of specialist care and unmet specialist care need among children. Journal of Child Health Care.

Delva, J., Momper, S., Grinnel-Davis, C., & Padilla, M. (2019). Cultural variations and relevance to etiology. In R.A. Zucker & S. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. Oxford Press.

Delva, J., Garrido-Lopez, V., & Muñoz, C. (2018). Family Life Education in Chile: A critical analysis of two programs (pp. 263-278). In M. Robila & A. Taylor (Eds), Family Life Education around the World. Springer.

Doom, J.R., Gahagan, S., East, P.L., Encina, P., Delva, J., & Lozoff, B. (in press). Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems Following Infant Iron Deficiency at 12-18 Months: The Role of Maternal Responsiveness. Child Development.

Doom, J.R., Richards, B., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Gahagan, S., & Lozoff, B. (in press). Infant Iron Deficiency and Iron Supplementation Predict Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems. The Journal of Pediatrics.

La Spada, N., Delker, E., Banco, E., Encina, P., Caballero, P., Delva, J., Burrows, R., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (in press). Marijuana Use Associated With Worse Verbal Learning and Delayed Recall in a Sample of Young Adults. Revista Médica de Chile.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W.D., Novak, N.L., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva J. (2019). The Washtenaw ID Project: A Government-Issued ID Coalition Working Towards Social, Economic, and Racial Justice and Health Equity. Health Education & Behavior.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W.D., Novak, N.L., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva, J. (2018). It Works, but For Whom? Examining Racial Bias in Carding Experiences and Acceptance of a County ID. Health Equity 2, 239-249.

Miller, R.J., Patton, D.U., & Delva, J. (2017). Group work in the shadow of mass incarceration. In C. D. Garvin, L. M. Gutierrez, & M. J. Galinsky (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work with Groups (2nd Ed.), pp. 417-430. Guilford Press.

Salas-Wright, C.P., Vaughn, M.G., Goings, T.C., Oh, S., Delva, J., Cohen, M., Schwartz, S.J. (in press). Trends and mental health correlates of discrimination among Latin American and Asian immigrants in the United States. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Salas-Wright, C.P., Oh., S., Vaughn, M.G., Muroff, J., Amodeo, M., & Delva, J. (in press). Trends and correlates of perceived access to heroin among young adults in the United States, 2002-2016. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Wu, V., East, P., Delker, E., Blanco, E., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (in press). Associations among Mothers' Depression, Emotional and Material Support to Their Child, and Children's Cognitive Functioning: A 16-year Longitudinal Study. Child Development.

Presentations

Delva, J., & Videka, L. (2019). Transforming oppressive practices in social work education: The case of two schools. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Deans and Directors (NADD) of Schools of Social Work. San Diego, CA. Note: Authors are listed in alphabetical order. Both contributed equally.

DeForest, K., Delva, J., Luna, N., Sabol-Morales, M. K. (November 2018). The Joys & Perils of Development and Fundraising in Social Work. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Deans and Directors (NADD) of Schools of Social Work. Orlando, Fl. Note: Authors are listed in alphabetical order. All contributed equally.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W., Novak, N., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva, J. (November 2018). Disrupting Restrictive ID Policies: Evaluating Racial Differences in Carding Experiences & Acceptance of a Local Government-Issued ID. Paper presented at the annual APHA meeting, San Diego, CA.

Castillo, B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C., & Delva, J. (April 2018). Neighborhood Characteristics, Parenting, and Youth Behavioral Outcomes. Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Diverse Mechanisms of Parental Influence on Adolescents from Diverse Cultures” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Delker, E., Blanco, E., East, P., Delva, J., Burrows, R., & Gahagan, S. (March, 2018). Neighborhood crime, participation in neighborhood activities, and cardiometabolic risk: The Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the American Heart Association Lifestyles, New Orleans, LA.

Nevares, C., Lalla, S., Witt, J., Delva, J., & Lares, J. (March 2018). A Resourceful Approach to advancing Equity, Fairness, and Social Justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Irvine, CA.

Woolford, S., Key, K., Calhoun, K., Bailey, S., DeLoney, E., Greene-Morton, E., Lewis, Y., Sparks, A., Spiroff, M., Paberz, A., Piechowski, P., Vereen, D., & Delva, J. (November 2017). Development and implementation of the Research Readiness and Partnership Protocol (R2P2) in response to the Flint water crisis. Poster presented at the annual APHA meeting, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Key, K., Calhoun, K., Woolford, S., Carrera, J., Hamm, J., Lewis, Y., Wallace, K., Byers, I., Hill De Loney, E., Greene-Moton, E., Piechowski, P., Sparks, A., Vereen, D., Paberzs, A., & Delva, J. (November 2017). Partnering though a Public Health Crisis: Flint Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. . Poster presented at the annual APHA meeting, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Rentschler, L., Weatherwax, K., Piechowski, P., Spiroff, M., Paberzs, A., Delva, J., & Tariq, M. (Septmeber 2017). Developing an Institute-Wide Community Advisory Board at the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Paper presented at the CTSA conference Advancing the Science of Community Engagement, Washington, DC.

Lee, M-Y., Cheung, M., & Delva, J. (October 2017). Researching with and Publishing on Diverse Populations: Challenges and Thoughts. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 19-22, Dallas, Texas.

Delva, J., Paberzs, A., Piechowski, T., Calhoun, K., Carr, D., Sopiroff, M., & Buyuktur, A. (April 2017). Participatory Development of a CTSA-wide Community Advisory Board: Enhancing Community Engagement at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, Washington, DC.

LaSpada, N., Delker, E., Blanco, E., Encina, P., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Burrows, R., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April 2017). The Association Between Household Chaos and Substance Use Among Chilean Adolescents: The Moderating Role of School Satisfaction. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Delva, J., Gilmore, K., & Andrade, F. (January 2017). Gender Differences in the longitudinal association of internalizing and externalizing behaviors on cigarette smoking among Chilean adolescents. Oral presentation at the symposium entitled “Genetic, Personality, Parenting and Environmental Factors That Shape Healthy Development in Youth.” Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Delva, J., & Spence Coffee, D. (January 2017). Roundtable entitled “Social Determinants of Health and Effective Interventions for Optimal Youth Development: Recommendations from the IOM.” Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Mueller-Williams, A.C., Tauiliili, D., Momper, S., & Delva, J. (January 2017). Prescription opioid and marijuana use on an American Indian Reservation: Comorbid versus marijuana use only. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Gibson, K., Delva, J., Colenback, T., Lein. L., & Zimmer, E. (November, 2016). SEED Week Reflections: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating an Innovative All-School Conference. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 3-6, Atlanta, GA.

Lee, M.Y., Spencer, M., & Delva, J. (November, 2016). Researching and Grant Writing for Projects Involving Minority Populations: Challenges and Thoughts. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 3-6, Atlanta, GA.

Lopez, W. D., Delva, J., Martinez, R., Harner, Me., Sanders, L., Harner, Ma., Kruger, D. J., & Israel, B. (October 2016). "If I’m holding your hand, they can’t take you away from me”: The health impacts of collaborative immigration raids on Latino communities. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver CO.

Lebrón, A. M. W., Novak, N., Lopez, W. D., Cowan, K., Rebik, M., A-wan, I, Temrowski, O., Baquero, B., Delva, J. (October 2016). Local ID cards and community health: A collaborative evaluation of community-driven policies in two Midwestern counties. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver CO.

East, P., Blanco, E., Castillo, M., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (May, 2016). Association between infant iron deficiency and adolescent substance use: A test of a functional isolation hypothesis. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD.

Burlaka, V., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Parenting in the environment: Role of intimate partner violence and alcohol use. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Rall, A., Shook, J.J., Osby, O., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Human rights frameworks: Possibilities and precautions for advocacy practice in the US. Paper presented as part of a Panel Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Dubus, N., Schiefer, R., Stanhope, V., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Preparing social work educators for healthcare reform. Paper presented as part of a Discussion Group at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Marsiglia, F., ALLSWE Board Members, & Delva, J. (October 2015). Latina/Latino Faculty Members and Doctoral Students: Addressing Low Levels of Representation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

East, P., Lee, J., Castillo, M., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April 2015). Iron deficiency in infancy: Links to risk taking, sexual behavior and alcohol use at 14 years. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 25-28, San Diego, CA.

Cordova, D., Bauermeister, J., & Delva, J. (2015). Developing a primary care HIV preventive intervention App: Grounded in the voices of adolescents. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 14-18, New Orleans, LA

Lopez, W., LeBrón, A.M.W., Kruger, D. J., Delva, J., Ledón, C., Waller, A., & Llanes, M. (November 2014). Social patterning of health and service utilization among Latinos: Findings from the Encuesta Buenos Vecinos. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 15-19, New Orleans, LA.

Delva, J. (November 1, 2014). Moderator for the panel Academic and CommunityPartnerships for Latino/a Health Research: Perspectives from Southeast Michigan presented at the Julian Samora Research Institute conference, October 30-November 1. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. The panel discussed the experiences of four community-based research projects that include academic collaborations with community-based organizations serving Latino/as and their families and communities in Southeastern Michigan.

Ma, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Delva, J. (July 2014). The relationship of exposure to family and community violence with behavior problems among urban adolescents in Chile. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 13-15, 2014. Portsmouth, NH.

Cordova, D., Bauermeister, J., Delva, J., Alers-Rojas, F., Waller, N., & Youth Leadership Council (May, 2014). A community-engaged approach to developing a primary care substance abuse and sexual health promotion app. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, May 27-30, 2014. Washington DC.

Horner, P., Delva, J., Martinez, R., Sanders, L., & Cortez, P. (January 2014). The Impact of Deportation on Children and Adolescents Development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 15-19, 2014, San Antonio, TX.

Delva, J. Sanhueza, G., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Lee, W., & Ho, M. (November 2013). Conducting a Systematic Neighborhood Observation in Low-Income Chilean Neighborhoods. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Burlaka, V., & Delva, J. (November 2013). Help-Seeking Behaviors of Students with Mental Health Problems in Ukraine. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Delva, J. (June 2013). The human side of deportation. Paper presented at the conference “Cambio de Colores, Change of Colores: Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities” 12th Annual Conference, Millennium Center, University of Missouri, St. Louis, June 12-14, 2013.

Delva, J., Lee, W., & Andrade, F. (June 2013). Neighborhood environment and marijuana use: Results of a prospective study with adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Paper presented at the conference “Global Health and Well-Being: The Social Work Response”, New York University, June 17-19, 2013.

Ma, J., Kim, H., Han, Y., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January 2013). The association between exposure to neighborhood crime and grade repetition: A study of adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 16-20, San Diego, CA.

Delva, J., & Sanchez, N. (November 2012). Training Emerging Scholars on Responsible Conduct of Research: Administrative Challenges and Solutions. Paper accepted for oral presentation under the Curriculum/Administrative workshop in the Values and Ethics Track at the 2012 Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 9-12, Washington, DC.

Delva, J. (January 2012). Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents. Led symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the symposium was to describe results of four research projects in large urban centers, two in the U.S. and two in Chile, that have increased our understandings of neighborhood influences on youth and adult health, mental health, and substance use behaviors. We also describe how this information has been utilized by city and governmental officials to inform policies aimed at improving services. The 4 projects were:

• Neighborhood Characteristics and Adolescents' Outcomes: A Study of the Built Environment In Santiago, Chile;
• Assessing Neighborhoods' Physical and Social Environments: Experiences From the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study;
• Ethnographic Mapping of Minority and Non-Minority Youth Sexual Spaces In Detroit;
• Defining Neighborhoods Through Residents' Perceptions: A Qualitative Approach

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., Sanhueza, G., Bares, C.B., Castillo, M., & Horner, P. (January 2012). Neighborhood Characteristics and Adolescents' Outcomes: A Study of the Built Environment in Santiago, Chile. Paper presented as part of the symposium entitled “Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Momper, S., Bain Nordberg, A., James, L., & Delva, J. (January 2012). Assessing Neighborhoods' Physical and Social Environments: Experiences from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Paper presented as part of the symposium entitled “Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Delva, J., Han, Y., Andrade, F., Bares, C.B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2012). Does Religiosity Protect Adolescents From Using Drugs? Mixed Evidence from an Empirical Test with Longitudinal Data and Propensity Score Stratification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Bares, C.B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Delva, J., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January 2012). Effects of Maternal Depression on Adolescent Depression, Anxiety, and Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Investigation of Chilean Mothers and their Children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Lee, W., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanhueza, G., Andrade, F., & Delva, J. (January 2012). Access to Recreational Space and Youth Smoking In Santiago, Chile. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Li, S., & Delva, J. (Janaury 2012). Smoking Among Asian American Men: A Social Capital Perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Burlaka, V., Churakova, J., Delva, J., McInnis, M.G., Bordyuzhenko, T., & Shevtsov, A. (May 2012). Mental Health and Help-Seeking: A Qualitative Study with Students and Service Providers. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 24th Annual Convention, May 24-27, 2012. Chicago, Ill.

James, L.E., Solon, J.J., Noel, J.R., & Delva, J. (August 2011). Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Lay Mental Health Worker Project in Post-Earthquake Haiti. Paper presented at the 119th American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Division 56 - Trauma Psychology), August 4-7, 2011, Washington, DC.

Blanco, E., Martinez, S.M., Reyes, M., Burrows, R., Delva, J., Castillo, M., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April/May, 2011). Weight-for-length status at 6-months and maternal BMI relate to obesity during childhood and adolescence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30 - May 3, Denver, CO.

Blanco, E., Martinez, S.M., Reyes, M., Burrows, R., Delva, J., Castillo, M., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April/May, 2011). Odds for overweight/obesity in Chilean adolescents related to persistence of adiposity from 6 months to 10 years. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30 - May 3, Denver, CO.

Sanhueza, G., Delva, J., Bares, C., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F.(March 2011). Alcohol Consumption among three groups of urban Chilean youths: initial findings from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Poverty and Inequality, March 25, 2011, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Andrade, F., Bares, C. B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Onset of Alcohol, Cigarette and Marijuana Consumption Among Adolescents in Santiago Chile: Results of Categorical Time Event History Analysis Models. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Andrade, F., Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Motivational Processes Associated with Problem Behaviors: A Study of Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.


Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Examining the Effect of Gender on Item Endorsement of Drug Attitudes: An IRT Differential Item Functioning Study of Chilean Adolescents. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Tampa (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Granillo, M.T., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Is It Really All about Self-Esteem? A Study of Eating Disorders Among Chilean Female Adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, Tampa, Florida.

Granillo, M.T., Bares, C. B. Andrade, F. Grogan-Kaylor, A. Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Using Structural Equation Modeling to Explore Substance Use Among Chilean Adolescents: The Effects of Mothers, Fathers, and Peer Relationships. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Estimating the Effect of High-Risk Peers on Youth Alcohol Consumption in Chile Using Propensity Scores Stratification. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Tampa (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

James, L., Momper, S., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Unpacking the relationship between PTSD and cigarette use: The moderating role of household income. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Li, S., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Gender differences in relationships between social capital and individual smoking and behavior among Asian American Populations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Maurizi, L.K., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A. & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Silent failure: Academic under-achievement among depressed adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Maurizi, L.K., Ho, M., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). A Study of Factors That Contribute to Warm Versus Harsh Parenting by Mothers and Fathers of Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanchez, N., Bares, C.B., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Psychological and Health Predictors of Self-Rated Health Among Adolescent Smokers in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanhueza, G., Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Family Factors Associated with Marijuana Use Among Chilean Adolescents: Testing for Differential Effects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanhueza, G., Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., Delva. J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Motivational Processes Associated with Problem Behaviors: A Study of Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (September-October, 2010). Cigarette Accessibility, Peer, and Parent Influences on Chilean Youth's Attitudes Towards Cigarettes: Results from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, September 30-October 2, New Orleans, LA.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (August 2010). What predicts Chilean adolescents' negative attitudes towards cigarettes? Paper presented at APA’s Division 18 Conference, August 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Ma, J., Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (July 2010). Corporal Punishment and Youth’s Externalizing Behavior in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 11-13, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Krentzman, A.R., Pagano, M.E., Battle, D., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Robinson, E.A.R., Bradley, J.C. (June 2010). Spirituality, Religiousness, Altruism, and substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes: A Comparison between Black and White adolescents. Poster presented at the 33rd scientific conference of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 26-30. San Antonio, Texas.

Bares, C., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (June 2010). Understanding the potential link between adolescents’ drive to succeed and behavioral problems with a community sample of Chilean youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Kamata, A. Differential item responses across development to a measure of anxiety and depression among Chilean adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Kamata, A. Do boys and girls with equal latent levels of depression-anxiety problems endorse items differentially? A study of gender item bias among Chilean youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M (April, 2010). Effect of Gender on Attitudes Towards Cigarettes and Marijuana: A Differential Item Functioning Study of Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored conference entitled “Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings”, Albuquerque, NM, April 22-23.

Ho, M., Sanchez, N., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A. (April, 2010). Predictors of Relationship Quality between Adolescents and their Parents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Missoula, MT, April 15-17, 2010.

Maurizi, L.K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (March, 2010). Silent Failure: Academic Under-Achievement Among Withdrawn/Depressed Adolescents. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Philadelphia, PA. March 11-13, 2010.

Delva, J., Sanchez, N., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Horner, P., Hallman, S., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Encino, P. (January, 2010). Self-Reported Discrimination and Substance Use Among Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Granillo, T., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). Less About Me, More About Others: The Effects of Self-image and Compassionate Goals on Eating Disorder Symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Lee, W., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). The Relative Impact of Crime, Poverty and Physical Environment on Youth Substance Use in Seven Neighborhoods in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., Caballero, G., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). Sexual activity among adolescents in Santiago, Chile: An examination of the role of peers, parents, families, and neighborhoods on youth sexual development. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research, SF, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). The relative importance of peer and parental influences on alcohol consumption among adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Effects in Latino Comunas (November, 2009). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education. November 6-9, 2009. San Antonio, Texas.

Delva, J., Bares, C., Andrade, F., Sanhueza, G., Sanchez, N., Horner, P., Castillo, M., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (October, 2009). Religion and Substance Use: A study of Urban Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Granillo, T., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (October, 2009). Exploring the prevalence of eating disorders and substance use and potential etiological factors among a community-based sample of Chilean adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Horner, P., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Understanding Structural and Agentic forces in Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use Among Latin American adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida.

Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., Caballero, G., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Sexual Intercourse Initiation among Adolescents: A Study of Individual and Parenting Factors in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C., & Castillo, M. Onset of Alcohol, Cigarette and Marijuana Consumption among Adolescents in Santiago, Chile: A study of Individual, Peer, Parenting, and Family Characteristics. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Gender, smoking, and everyday discrimination as predictors of lifetime episodes of sadness among Latino/as: Preliminary evidence from the NLAAS. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Callazo, M. (June 2009). Maternal depression, family stressors, and youth marijuana involvement: A longitudinal investigation in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Delva, J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Horner, P., Hallman, S., Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M. (June, 2009). Association between discrimination and substance use is not limited to the US: Preliminary evidence from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (June 2009). Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Effects in Latino Comunas: The Script of “the Delinquent” in Understanding Drug Use, Violence, and Social Disorganization. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Reno, Nevada.

Hynes-Dowell, M., Mateu-Gelabert, P., Barros-Taunhauser, H., & Delva, J. (June, 2009) Inhalants Use Among Secondary School Children in South America: An Unnoticed Public Health Crisis? Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Goldmann, E., Aiello, A., Uddin, M., Delva, J., Momper, S., & Galea, S. (June 2009). Quality of neighborhood of residence and risk of PTSD: evidence from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research June 23-26. 2009. Anaheim, CA.

Goldmann, E., Delva, J., Aiello, A., Uddin, M., Momper, S., & Galea, S. (June 2009). Household income, traumatic event experience, and posttraumatic stress disorder in Detroit. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research June 23-26. 2009. Anaheim, CA.

Delva, J. (October, 2008). Research in a Global Context. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse. Washington, DC.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (October, 2008). Neighborhoods and Drug Use Outcomes for Latin American Youths. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse. Washington, DC.

Delva, J., Johnston, L.D., & O’Malley, P. (November 2007). Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Orleans, LA.

Steen, J., & Delva, J. (January, 2007). A Hierarchical Linear Analysis of Adolescent Substance Use. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Francisco, CA.

Delva, J., Tellez, M., Finlayson, T.L., Gretebeck, K., iefert, K., Williams, D.R., & Ismail, A. (2005). Cigarette use among low-income African American women: A hidden, neglected, and growing public health problem. Poster presented at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Philadelphia, PA.

Dietz, N.A., Delva, J., & Sly, D. (2005). Reach/Impact of Youth Targeted Anti-Tobacco Campaigns on Non-Targeted Adults. Paper presented at the 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (May 4-6, 2005), Chicago, Ill.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T., Ismail, A., & Delva, J. (2005). Poverty, discrimination, and parenting stress in African American mothers of young children. Poster presented at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, December 2005. Pennsylvania.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T.L., Ismail, A., Williams, D.R., & Delva, J. Modifiable Poverty-Related Risk Factors for Depression in African American Mothers. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting, Miami. January 2005.

Goldman, E., Aiello, A., Galea, S., & Delva, J. (October, 2010). Posttraumatic stress disorder in a predominantly African-American urban community: Findings from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Oral paper presented at the 9th international Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2010), October 27-29, NY.

Finlayson, T.L., Siefert, K., Frisch, K., Ismail, A.I., & Delva, J. Self-efficacy beliefs and oral health in low-income African American children and their caregivers in Detroit. Paper presented at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T.L., Ismail, A., Delva, J., Williams, D.R. Modifiable risk factors for maternal depression in poor African American women. Paper presented at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Bruno Lima Symposium on Mental Health Issues Among Minority Populations. Washington, DC, November 6-10, 2004.

Gavin, A., Williams, D.R., Siefert, K., Hastings, J., & Delva, J. Obesity and depression in African American women. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, January 15-18, 2004.

Gavin. A., Siefert, K., Hastings, J., Williams, D., & Delva, J. Obesity, Depressive Symptoms, and African American Women. Paper presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2003.

Sly, D., & Delva, J. The Reach and Impact of Youth Targeted Anti-Tobacco Media Campaigns on Non-Targeted Populations. Invited paper presented at the 2002 National Conference on Tobacco Health, San Francisco, CA. November 2002.

Delva, J., & Sly, D.F. (August 2001). Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking, and HIV/STD Prevention: Does which partner use substances make a difference? Manuscript presented at the 2001 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Moore, T.W., Sly, D.F., Montgomery, D.H., & Delva, J. (August, 2001). The participation of men in couple-level behavioral trials and other issues of selectivity involved in couples’ research. Poster presentation, 2001 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Delva, J., Parham, L., & Kamata, A. (February 2001). Transition From First Tobacco Smoking To Problematic Use Among Hispanics In The U.S.: Results of Multi-Level Analyses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, GA.

Delva, J., Parham, L., & McNeece, C.A. (December, 2000). Results of Florida’s Second Six Month Follow-Up Study: Methodological and Data Analysis Issues. Manuscript Presented at the Seventh Annual Florida Conference on Behavioral Healthcare Evaluation. Orlando, FL.

Delva, J., Jarmon, B., & Trinidad, A. (October, 2000). The Epidemiology of Drug Treatment Among Welfare Recipients in the U.S. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the Second Annual Conference on Race, Gender & Class: Building Bridges Across Disciplines and Communities, New Orleans, LA.

Lambis, R., & Delva, J. (April, 2000). The association between higher education and making more money. Paper presented at the Third Annual Florida Hispanic/Latino Collegiate Forum. University of Florida, Gainsville, Fl.

Delva, J., Allgood, J., McNeece, C. A. (September, 1999). The effects of mental health problems on the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment: Results of a six-month follow-up study. Manuscript presented at the World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Santiago, Chile.

Delva, J., Mathiesen, S., & Kamata, A. (September, 1999). Multi-level epidemiological analysis of the association between mental health problems and drug use among mothers in the United States. Manuscript presented at the World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Santiago, Chile.

Delva, J., Allgood, J., & McNeece, C.A. (January, 2000). Evidence of effectiveness of substance abuse treatment: Results of a six-month follow-up study. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the Fourth Annual Conference of The Society for Social Work Research. Charleston, South Carolina.

Delva, J. (January 1999). Acculturation and Problematic Tobacco Smoking Among Hispanics in The U.S.: Data From the 1995-1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Paper presented at the third conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Austin, Texas.

Delva, J., & Trinidad, A. (March, 1999). Effects of Mental Health Problems on Seeking Drug Treatment Among Welfare Recipients. Manuscript presented at the Council on Social Work Education 45th Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Delva, J. (March, 1998). The Association Between Participation in Recreational Activities and Tobacco Use Among Youths in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Minority Fellowship Program. Orlando, FL.

Delva, J., Furr, C.D.M., & Anthony, J.C. (1998). Personal characteristics associated with Injecting-Drug Use among Latinas in the United States of America. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ.

Lloyd, J.J., Arria, A., Delva, J., & Anthony, J.C. (1998). Suspected association between recent weapon carrying and drug use among U.S. Virgin Island Youth. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ.

Delva, J., Neumark, Y., & Anthony, J. C. (1997). Epidemiology of Youthful Inhalant Involvement. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.

Delva, J., Tauiliili, D., & Browne, C. (March, 1996). Effects of migration on cultural values: The case of Samoan families caring for their elders. Paper presented at the conference: The Pacific Diaspora: Indigenous and Immigrant Communities, Hawai‘i/PACIFIC/Northwest Joint Regional Conference for Asian American Studies, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1995). Incorporating social and cultural factors in designing effective interventions. Paper presented at symposium: Stopping Violence, the Social Work Response. National Association of Social Workers - Hawai‘i Chapter, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1994). The effects of martial arts training on youths' self-control and aggressive behavior. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1993). Using Multidimensional Scaling to understand the mental models of social work students. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Presentations

Delva, J., & Videka, L. (2019). Transforming oppressive practices in social work education: The case of two schools. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Deans and Directors (NADD) of Schools of Social Work. San Diego, CA. Note: Authors are listed in alphabetical order. Both contributed equally.

DeForest, K., Delva, J., Luna, N., Sabol-Morales, M. K. (November 2018). The Joys & Perils of Development and Fundraising in Social Work. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of Deans and Directors (NADD) of Schools of Social Work. Orlando, Fl. Note: Authors are listed in alphabetical order. All contributed equally.

LeBrón, A.M.W., Cowan, K., Lopez, W., Novak, N., Ibarra-Frayre, M., & Delva, J. (November 2018). Disrupting Restrictive ID Policies: Evaluating Racial Differences in Carding Experiences & Acceptance of a Local Government-Issued ID. Paper presented at the annual APHA meeting, San Diego, CA.

Castillo, B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C., & Delva, J. (April 2018). Neighborhood Characteristics, Parenting, and Youth Behavioral Outcomes. Paper presented at a symposium entitled “Diverse Mechanisms of Parental Influence on Adolescents from Diverse Cultures” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

Delker, E., Blanco, E., East, P., Delva, J., Burrows, R., & Gahagan, S. (March, 2018). Neighborhood crime, participation in neighborhood activities, and cardiometabolic risk: The Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the American Heart Association Lifestyles, New Orleans, LA.

Nevares, C., Lalla, S., Witt, J., Delva, J., & Lares, J. (March 2018). A Resourceful Approach to advancing Equity, Fairness, and Social Justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Irvine, CA.

Woolford, S., Key, K., Calhoun, K., Bailey, S., DeLoney, E., Greene-Morton, E., Lewis, Y., Sparks, A., Spiroff, M., Paberz, A., Piechowski, P., Vereen, D., & Delva, J. (November 2017). Development and implementation of the Research Readiness and Partnership Protocol (R2P2) in response to the Flint water crisis. Poster presented at the annual APHA meeting, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Key, K., Calhoun, K., Woolford, S., Carrera, J., Hamm, J., Lewis, Y., Wallace, K., Byers, I., Hill De Loney, E., Greene-Moton, E., Piechowski, P., Sparks, A., Vereen, D., Paberzs, A., & Delva, J. (November 2017). Partnering though a Public Health Crisis: Flint Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. . Poster presented at the annual APHA meeting, November 4-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Rentschler, L., Weatherwax, K., Piechowski, P., Spiroff, M., Paberzs, A., Delva, J., & Tariq, M. (Septmeber 2017). Developing an Institute-Wide Community Advisory Board at the University of Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Paper presented at the CTSA conference Advancing the Science of Community Engagement, Washington, DC.

Lee, M-Y., Cheung, M., & Delva, J. (October 2017). Researching with and Publishing on Diverse Populations: Challenges and Thoughts. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 19-22, Dallas, Texas.

Delva, J., Paberzs, A., Piechowski, T., Calhoun, K., Carr, D., Sopiroff, M., & Buyuktur, A. (April 2017). Participatory Development of a CTSA-wide Community Advisory Board: Enhancing Community Engagement at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, Washington, DC.

LaSpada, N., Delker, E., Blanco, E., Encina, P., Caballero, G., Delva, J., Burrows, R., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April 2017). The Association Between Household Chaos and Substance Use Among Chilean Adolescents: The Moderating Role of School Satisfaction. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Delva, J., Gilmore, K., & Andrade, F. (January 2017). Gender Differences in the longitudinal association of internalizing and externalizing behaviors on cigarette smoking among Chilean adolescents. Oral presentation at the symposium entitled “Genetic, Personality, Parenting and Environmental Factors That Shape Healthy Development in Youth.” Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Delva, J., & Spence Coffee, D. (January 2017). Roundtable entitled “Social Determinants of Health and Effective Interventions for Optimal Youth Development: Recommendations from the IOM.” Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Mueller-Williams, A.C., Tauiliili, D., Momper, S., & Delva, J. (January 2017). Prescription opioid and marijuana use on an American Indian Reservation: Comorbid versus marijuana use only. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 11-15, New Orleans, LA.

Gibson, K., Delva, J., Colenback, T., Lein. L., & Zimmer, E. (November, 2016). SEED Week Reflections: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating an Innovative All-School Conference. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 3-6, Atlanta, GA.

Lee, M.Y., Spencer, M., & Delva, J. (November, 2016). Researching and Grant Writing for Projects Involving Minority Populations: Challenges and Thoughts. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 3-6, Atlanta, GA.

Lopez, W. D., Delva, J., Martinez, R., Harner, Me., Sanders, L., Harner, Ma., Kruger, D. J., & Israel, B. (October 2016). "If I’m holding your hand, they can’t take you away from me”: The health impacts of collaborative immigration raids on Latino communities. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver CO.

Lebrón, A. M. W., Novak, N., Lopez, W. D., Cowan, K., Rebik, M., A-wan, I, Temrowski, O., Baquero, B., Delva, J. (October 2016). Local ID cards and community health: A collaborative evaluation of community-driven policies in two Midwestern counties. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver CO.

East, P., Blanco, E., Castillo, M., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (May, 2016). Association between infant iron deficiency and adolescent substance use: A test of a functional isolation hypothesis. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD.

Burlaka, V., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Parenting in the environment: Role of intimate partner violence and alcohol use. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Rall, A., Shook, J.J., Osby, O., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Human rights frameworks: Possibilities and precautions for advocacy practice in the US. Paper presented as part of a Panel Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Dubus, N., Schiefer, R., Stanhope, V., & Delva, J. (October 2015). Preparing social work educators for healthcare reform. Paper presented as part of a Discussion Group at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

Marsiglia, F., ALLSWE Board Members, & Delva, J. (October 2015). Latina/Latino Faculty Members and Doctoral Students: Addressing Low Levels of Representation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, October 15-18, Denver, CO.

East, P., Lee, J., Castillo, M., Delva, J., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April 2015). Iron deficiency in infancy: Links to risk taking, sexual behavior and alcohol use at 14 years. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 25-28, San Diego, CA.

Cordova, D., Bauermeister, J., & Delva, J. (2015). Developing a primary care HIV preventive intervention App: Grounded in the voices of adolescents. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 14-18, New Orleans, LA

Lopez, W., LeBrón, A.M.W., Kruger, D. J., Delva, J., Ledón, C., Waller, A., & Llanes, M. (November 2014). Social patterning of health and service utilization among Latinos: Findings from the Encuesta Buenos Vecinos. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November 15-19, New Orleans, LA.

Delva, J. (November 1, 2014). Moderator for the panel Academic and CommunityPartnerships for Latino/a Health Research: Perspectives from Southeast Michigan presented at the Julian Samora Research Institute conference, October 30-November 1. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. The panel discussed the experiences of four community-based research projects that include academic collaborations with community-based organizations serving Latino/as and their families and communities in Southeastern Michigan.

Ma, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Delva, J. (July 2014). The relationship of exposure to family and community violence with behavior problems among urban adolescents in Chile. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 13-15, 2014. Portsmouth, NH.

Cordova, D., Bauermeister, J., Delva, J., Alers-Rojas, F., Waller, N., & Youth Leadership Council (May, 2014). A community-engaged approach to developing a primary care substance abuse and sexual health promotion app. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research, May 27-30, 2014. Washington DC.

Horner, P., Delva, J., Martinez, R., Sanders, L., & Cortez, P. (January 2014). The Impact of Deportation on Children and Adolescents Development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, January 15-19, 2014, San Antonio, TX.

Delva, J. Sanhueza, G., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Lee, W., & Ho, M. (November 2013). Conducting a Systematic Neighborhood Observation in Low-Income Chilean Neighborhoods. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Burlaka, V., & Delva, J. (November 2013). Help-Seeking Behaviors of Students with Mental Health Problems in Ukraine. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Dallas, TX.

Horner, P., Sanders, L., Martinez, R., Delva, J. (June 2013). The human side of deportation. Paper presented at the conference “Cambio de Colores, Change of Colores: Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities” 12th Annual Conference, Millennium Center, University of Missouri, St. Louis, June 12-14, 2013.

Delva, J., Lee, W., & Andrade, F. (June 2013). Neighborhood environment and marijuana use: Results of a prospective study with adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Paper presented at the conference “Global Health and Well-Being: The Social Work Response”, New York University, June 17-19, 2013.

Ma, J., Kim, H., Han, Y., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January 2013). The association between exposure to neighborhood crime and grade repetition: A study of adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 16-20, San Diego, CA.

Delva, J., & Sanchez, N. (November 2012). Training Emerging Scholars on Responsible Conduct of Research: Administrative Challenges and Solutions. Paper accepted for oral presentation under the Curriculum/Administrative workshop in the Values and Ethics Track at the 2012 Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 9-12, Washington, DC.

Delva, J. (January 2012). Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents. Led symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the symposium was to describe results of four research projects in large urban centers, two in the U.S. and two in Chile, that have increased our understandings of neighborhood influences on youth and adult health, mental health, and substance use behaviors. We also describe how this information has been utilized by city and governmental officials to inform policies aimed at improving services. The 4 projects were:

• Neighborhood Characteristics and Adolescents' Outcomes: A Study of the Built Environment In Santiago, Chile;
• Assessing Neighborhoods' Physical and Social Environments: Experiences From the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study;
• Ethnographic Mapping of Minority and Non-Minority Youth Sexual Spaces In Detroit;
• Defining Neighborhoods Through Residents' Perceptions: A Qualitative Approach

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., Sanhueza, G., Bares, C.B., Castillo, M., & Horner, P. (January 2012). Neighborhood Characteristics and Adolescents' Outcomes: A Study of the Built Environment in Santiago, Chile. Paper presented as part of the symposium entitled “Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Momper, S., Bain Nordberg, A., James, L., & Delva, J. (January 2012). Assessing Neighborhoods' Physical and Social Environments: Experiences from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Paper presented as part of the symposium entitled “Urban Neighborhood Dynamics and the Health and Mental Health of Urban Racial and Ethnic and Sexual Minorities: A Study of Detroit and Santiago Residents” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Delva, J., Han, Y., Andrade, F., Bares, C.B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2012). Does Religiosity Protect Adolescents From Using Drugs? Mixed Evidence from an Empirical Test with Longitudinal Data and Propensity Score Stratification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Bares, C.B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Delva, J., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January 2012). Effects of Maternal Depression on Adolescent Depression, Anxiety, and Cigarette Smoking: A Longitudinal Investigation of Chilean Mothers and their Children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Lee, W., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanhueza, G., Andrade, F., & Delva, J. (January 2012). Access to Recreational Space and Youth Smoking In Santiago, Chile. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Li, S., & Delva, J. (Janaury 2012). Smoking Among Asian American Men: A Social Capital Perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January, 11-15, Washington, D.C.

Burlaka, V., Churakova, J., Delva, J., McInnis, M.G., Bordyuzhenko, T., & Shevtsov, A. (May 2012). Mental Health and Help-Seeking: A Qualitative Study with Students and Service Providers. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 24th Annual Convention, May 24-27, 2012. Chicago, Ill.

James, L.E., Solon, J.J., Noel, J.R., & Delva, J. (August 2011). Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Lay Mental Health Worker Project in Post-Earthquake Haiti. Paper presented at the 119th American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Division 56 - Trauma Psychology), August 4-7, 2011, Washington, DC.

Blanco, E., Martinez, S.M., Reyes, M., Burrows, R., Delva, J., Castillo, M., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April/May, 2011). Weight-for-length status at 6-months and maternal BMI relate to obesity during childhood and adolescence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30 - May 3, Denver, CO.

Blanco, E., Martinez, S.M., Reyes, M., Burrows, R., Delva, J., Castillo, M., Lozoff, B., & Gahagan, S. (April/May, 2011). Odds for overweight/obesity in Chilean adolescents related to persistence of adiposity from 6 months to 10 years. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30 - May 3, Denver, CO.

Sanhueza, G., Delva, J., Bares, C., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F.(March 2011). Alcohol Consumption among three groups of urban Chilean youths: initial findings from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Poverty and Inequality, March 25, 2011, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Andrade, F., Bares, C. B., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Onset of Alcohol, Cigarette and Marijuana Consumption Among Adolescents in Santiago Chile: Results of Categorical Time Event History Analysis Models. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Andrade, F., Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Motivational Processes Associated with Problem Behaviors: A Study of Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.


Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Examining the Effect of Gender on Item Endorsement of Drug Attitudes: An IRT Differential Item Functioning Study of Chilean Adolescents. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Tampa (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Granillo, M.T., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Is It Really All about Self-Esteem? A Study of Eating Disorders Among Chilean Female Adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, Tampa, Florida.

Granillo, M.T., Bares, C. B. Andrade, F. Grogan-Kaylor, A. Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Using Structural Equation Modeling to Explore Substance Use Among Chilean Adolescents: The Effects of Mothers, Fathers, and Peer Relationships. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Estimating the Effect of High-Risk Peers on Youth Alcohol Consumption in Chile Using Propensity Scores Stratification. Paper presented as part of the Symposium entitled “Advanced Statistical Methods to Study Adolescent Substance Use” at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Tampa (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

James, L., Momper, S., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Unpacking the relationship between PTSD and cigarette use: The moderating role of household income. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Li, S., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Gender differences in relationships between social capital and individual smoking and behavior among Asian American Populations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Maurizi, L.K., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A. & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Silent failure: Academic under-achievement among depressed adolescents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Maurizi, L.K., Ho, M., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). A Study of Factors That Contribute to Warm Versus Harsh Parenting by Mothers and Fathers of Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanchez, N., Bares, C.B., Andrade, F., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2011). Psychological and Health Predictors of Self-Rated Health Among Adolescent Smokers in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanhueza, G., Bares, C. B., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Andrade, F., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Family Factors Associated with Marijuana Use Among Chilean Adolescents: Testing for Differential Effects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Sanhueza, G., Bares, C. B., Andrade, F., Delva. J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (January, 2011). Parenting and Motivational Processes Associated with Problem Behaviors: A Study of Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), January 12-16, 2011, Tampa, Florida.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (September-October, 2010). Cigarette Accessibility, Peer, and Parent Influences on Chilean Youth's Attitudes Towards Cigarettes: Results from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, September 30-October 2, New Orleans, LA.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (August 2010). What predicts Chilean adolescents' negative attitudes towards cigarettes? Paper presented at APA’s Division 18 Conference, August 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA.

Ma, J., Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Delva, J., & Castillo, M. (July 2010). Corporal Punishment and Youth’s Externalizing Behavior in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, July 11-13, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Krentzman, A.R., Pagano, M.E., Battle, D., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Robinson, E.A.R., Bradley, J.C. (June 2010). Spirituality, Religiousness, Altruism, and substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes: A Comparison between Black and White adolescents. Poster presented at the 33rd scientific conference of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 26-30. San Antonio, Texas.

Bares, C., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (June 2010). Understanding the potential link between adolescents’ drive to succeed and behavioral problems with a community sample of Chilean youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Kamata, A. Differential item responses across development to a measure of anxiety and depression among Chilean adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Kamata, A. Do boys and girls with equal latent levels of depression-anxiety problems endorse items differentially? A study of gender item bias among Chilean youth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, June 1-4, 2010, Denver, CO.

Bares, C., Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M (April, 2010). Effect of Gender on Attitudes Towards Cigarettes and Marijuana: A Differential Item Functioning Study of Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored conference entitled “Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings”, Albuquerque, NM, April 22-23.

Ho, M., Sanchez, N., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A. (April, 2010). Predictors of Relationship Quality between Adolescents and their Parents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Missoula, MT, April 15-17, 2010.

Maurizi, L.K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (March, 2010). Silent Failure: Academic Under-Achievement Among Withdrawn/Depressed Adolescents. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Philadelphia, PA. March 11-13, 2010.

Delva, J., Sanchez, N., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Horner, P., Hallman, S., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Encino, P. (January, 2010). Self-Reported Discrimination and Substance Use Among Adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Granillo, T., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). Less About Me, More About Others: The Effects of Self-image and Compassionate Goals on Eating Disorder Symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Lee, W., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). The Relative Impact of Crime, Poverty and Physical Environment on Youth Substance Use in Seven Neighborhoods in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., Caballero, G., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). Sexual activity among adolescents in Santiago, Chile: An examination of the role of peers, parents, families, and neighborhoods on youth sexual development. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research, SF, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Han, Y., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (January, 2010). The relative importance of peer and parental influences on alcohol consumption among adolescents in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society on Social Work Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA. January 14-17, 2010.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Effects in Latino Comunas (November, 2009). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education. November 6-9, 2009. San Antonio, Texas.

Delva, J., Bares, C., Andrade, F., Sanhueza, G., Sanchez, N., Horner, P., Castillo, M., & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (October, 2009). Religion and Substance Use: A study of Urban Chilean Adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Granillo, T., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Castillo, M. (October, 2009). Exploring the prevalence of eating disorders and substance use and potential etiological factors among a community-based sample of Chilean adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Horner, P., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Understanding Structural and Agentic forces in Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use Among Latin American adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida.

Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M., Caballero, G., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Sexual Intercourse Initiation among Adolescents: A Study of Individual and Parenting Factors in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Andrade, F., Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Bares, C., & Castillo, M. Onset of Alcohol, Cigarette and Marijuana Consumption among Adolescents in Santiago, Chile: A study of Individual, Peer, Parenting, and Family Characteristics. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E., & Delva, J. (October, 2009). Gender, smoking, and everyday discrimination as predictors of lifetime episodes of sadness among Latino/as: Preliminary evidence from the NLAAS. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Hispanic Scientific Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse, Miami, Florida. October 29-31, 2009.

Delva, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Callazo, M. (June 2009). Maternal depression, family stressors, and youth marijuana involvement: A longitudinal investigation in Santiago, Chile. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Delva, J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Horner, P., Hallman, S., Sanchez, N., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Castillo, M. (June, 2009). Association between discrimination and substance use is not limited to the US: Preliminary evidence from the Santiago Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (June 2009). Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Effects in Latino Comunas: The Script of “the Delinquent” in Understanding Drug Use, Violence, and Social Disorganization. Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Reno, Nevada.

Hynes-Dowell, M., Mateu-Gelabert, P., Barros-Taunhauser, H., & Delva, J. (June, 2009) Inhalants Use Among Secondary School Children in South America: An Unnoticed Public Health Crisis? Poster presented at the 2009 NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference, Reno, Nevada.

Goldmann, E., Aiello, A., Uddin, M., Delva, J., Momper, S., & Galea, S. (June 2009). Quality of neighborhood of residence and risk of PTSD: evidence from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research June 23-26. 2009. Anaheim, CA.

Goldmann, E., Delva, J., Aiello, A., Uddin, M., Momper, S., & Galea, S. (June 2009). Household income, traumatic event experience, and posttraumatic stress disorder in Detroit. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research June 23-26. 2009. Anaheim, CA.

Delva, J. (October, 2008). Research in a Global Context. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse. Washington, DC.

Horner, P., Sanchez, N., Castillo, M., & Delva, J. (October, 2008). Neighborhoods and Drug Use Outcomes for Latin American Youths. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse. Washington, DC.

Delva, J., Johnston, L.D., & O’Malley, P. (November 2007). Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Orleans, LA.

Steen, J., & Delva, J. (January, 2007). A Hierarchical Linear Analysis of Adolescent Substance Use. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Francisco, CA.

Delva, J., Tellez, M., Finlayson, T.L., Gretebeck, K., iefert, K., Williams, D.R., & Ismail, A. (2005). Cigarette use among low-income African American women: A hidden, neglected, and growing public health problem. Poster presented at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), Philadelphia, PA.

Dietz, N.A., Delva, J., & Sly, D. (2005). Reach/Impact of Youth Targeted Anti-Tobacco Campaigns on Non-Targeted Adults. Paper presented at the 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (May 4-6, 2005), Chicago, Ill.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T., Ismail, A., & Delva, J. (2005). Poverty, discrimination, and parenting stress in African American mothers of young children. Poster presented at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, December 2005. Pennsylvania.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T.L., Ismail, A., Williams, D.R., & Delva, J. Modifiable Poverty-Related Risk Factors for Depression in African American Mothers. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting, Miami. January 2005.

Goldman, E., Aiello, A., Galea, S., & Delva, J. (October, 2010). Posttraumatic stress disorder in a predominantly African-American urban community: Findings from the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study. Oral paper presented at the 9th international Conference on Urban Health (ICUH 2010), October 27-29, NY.

Finlayson, T.L., Siefert, K., Frisch, K., Ismail, A.I., & Delva, J. Self-efficacy beliefs and oral health in low-income African American children and their caregivers in Detroit. Paper presented at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Siefert, K., Finlayson, T.L., Ismail, A., Delva, J., Williams, D.R. Modifiable risk factors for maternal depression in poor African American women. Paper presented at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Bruno Lima Symposium on Mental Health Issues Among Minority Populations. Washington, DC, November 6-10, 2004.

Gavin, A., Williams, D.R., Siefert, K., Hastings, J., & Delva, J. Obesity and depression in African American women. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, January 15-18, 2004.

Gavin. A., Siefert, K., Hastings, J., Williams, D., & Delva, J. Obesity, Depressive Symptoms, and African American Women. Paper presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2003.

Sly, D., & Delva, J. The Reach and Impact of Youth Targeted Anti-Tobacco Media Campaigns on Non-Targeted Populations. Invited paper presented at the 2002 National Conference on Tobacco Health, San Francisco, CA. November 2002.

Delva, J., & Sly, D.F. (August 2001). Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking, and HIV/STD Prevention: Does which partner use substances make a difference? Manuscript presented at the 2001 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Moore, T.W., Sly, D.F., Montgomery, D.H., & Delva, J. (August, 2001). The participation of men in couple-level behavioral trials and other issues of selectivity involved in couples’ research. Poster presentation, 2001 National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Delva, J., Parham, L., & Kamata, A. (February 2001). Transition From First Tobacco Smoking To Problematic Use Among Hispanics In The U.S.: Results of Multi-Level Analyses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Atlanta, GA.

Delva, J., Parham, L., & McNeece, C.A. (December, 2000). Results of Florida’s Second Six Month Follow-Up Study: Methodological and Data Analysis Issues. Manuscript Presented at the Seventh Annual Florida Conference on Behavioral Healthcare Evaluation. Orlando, FL.

Delva, J., Jarmon, B., & Trinidad, A. (October, 2000). The Epidemiology of Drug Treatment Among Welfare Recipients in the U.S. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the Second Annual Conference on Race, Gender & Class: Building Bridges Across Disciplines and Communities, New Orleans, LA.

Lambis, R., & Delva, J. (April, 2000). The association between higher education and making more money. Paper presented at the Third Annual Florida Hispanic/Latino Collegiate Forum. University of Florida, Gainsville, Fl.

Delva, J., Allgood, J., McNeece, C. A. (September, 1999). The effects of mental health problems on the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment: Results of a six-month follow-up study. Manuscript presented at the World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Santiago, Chile.

Delva, J., Mathiesen, S., & Kamata, A. (September, 1999). Multi-level epidemiological analysis of the association between mental health problems and drug use among mothers in the United States. Manuscript presented at the World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, Santiago, Chile.

Delva, J., Allgood, J., & McNeece, C.A. (January, 2000). Evidence of effectiveness of substance abuse treatment: Results of a six-month follow-up study. Manuscript accepted for presentation at the Fourth Annual Conference of The Society for Social Work Research. Charleston, South Carolina.

Delva, J. (January 1999). Acculturation and Problematic Tobacco Smoking Among Hispanics in The U.S.: Data From the 1995-1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Paper presented at the third conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Austin, Texas.

Delva, J., & Trinidad, A. (March, 1999). Effects of Mental Health Problems on Seeking Drug Treatment Among Welfare Recipients. Manuscript presented at the Council on Social Work Education 45th Annual Program Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Delva, J. (March, 1998). The Association Between Participation in Recreational Activities and Tobacco Use Among Youths in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Minority Fellowship Program. Orlando, FL.

Delva, J., Furr, C.D.M., & Anthony, J.C. (1998). Personal characteristics associated with Injecting-Drug Use among Latinas in the United States of America. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ.

Lloyd, J.J., Arria, A., Delva, J., & Anthony, J.C. (1998). Suspected association between recent weapon carrying and drug use among U.S. Virgin Island Youth. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ.

Delva, J., Neumark, Y., & Anthony, J. C. (1997). Epidemiology of Youthful Inhalant Involvement. Paper published in the Proceedings of the 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.

Delva, J., Tauiliili, D., & Browne, C. (March, 1996). Effects of migration on cultural values: The case of Samoan families caring for their elders. Paper presented at the conference: The Pacific Diaspora: Indigenous and Immigrant Communities, Hawai‘i/PACIFIC/Northwest Joint Regional Conference for Asian American Studies, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1995). Incorporating social and cultural factors in designing effective interventions. Paper presented at symposium: Stopping Violence, the Social Work Response. National Association of Social Workers - Hawai‘i Chapter, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1994). The effects of martial arts training on youths' self-control and aggressive behavior. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Delva, J. (1993). Using Multidimensional Scaling to understand the mental models of social work students. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Hawai‘i Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Grants

Intergenerational effects of iron deficiency in infancy. This is a feasibility study that seeks to enroll neonates to study the intergenerational effects of parental health (e.g., depression, diabetes) and behaviors (e.g., drug use) on their newborns using an epigenetic framework. This project will inform the development of an R01.

UM School of Social Work Curtis Research and Training Center.
Carding Communities: A Multi-Site Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study of Community ID Card Policies for Social and Mental Wellbeing
This is a multi-site, mixed methods, longitudinal pilot study that examines the effect municipal IDs may have on recipients’ access to services and well-being in three communities - Washtenaw County and City of Detroit in Michigan, and Johnson County in Iowa.

UM Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Strengthening Education for Justice and Diversity. To systematically examine how 15 new sections of a diversity and social justice course in the School of Social Work were implemented and the impact they had on student learning.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals. To increase the number of Master's in Social Work behavioral health workers through increased education and training opportunities that focus on inter-professional training and integrating behavioral health and primary care systems. This project is conducted in partnership with the Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Authority.
Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
The UM CTSA, housed in the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), provides robust infrastructure and support in key clinical and translational disciplines to provide faculty leadership, expertise, and consultation as well as high quality services.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Richard D. Katherine M. O'Connor Fund in Innovative Cancer Research of the (Córdova, PI). Preventing cigarette use among urban adolescents via an M-Health primary care intervention. Principal Investigator.
The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot test a mobile health intervention to reduce cigarettes use among racially and ethnically diverse sample of male and female adolescents within a primary care setting.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Mental and
Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant (Ruffolo, PI). Interdisciplinary MSW Clinical Training Program in Children and
Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health. The purpose of this grant is to provide a specialized interdisciplinary clinical training program that emphasizes evidence-based practices and the development of engagement and retention practices that focus on preparing social workers to better serve racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents who experience mental health and behavioral health problems and their families living in impoverished areas in the Detroit/Wayne County communities.

Capacity building for lifespan focused substance use disorder research in Ukraine. To implement a set of substance abuse research training experiences, including a pilot RCT to screen for alcohol use disorders among Ukrainian youth and provide brief interventions in various hospital and health care centers in Ukraine. *Note: I was appointed CO-I, Deputy Director, at 5% FTE of this NIH/Fogarty project on September 2014. However, in January 2015 I discontinued my involvement in this project because it became clear that as a result of my appointment as Associate Dean for Educational Programs I was not going to be able to properly fulfill my role and obligations to effectively lead and implement this international project.

Substance Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program. This is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for pre- and post-doctoral fellows located within the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC). UMSARC includes 115 tenure and research faculty from across 21 departments.

Interactive Web-Based Module Creation to Improve the Social Work Evaluation Course. The purpose of this project is to create six interactive educational web-based modules that personalize learning and addresses the range of prior knowledge, relevancy to educational and professional interests, and learning styles for the required class "Evaluation in Social Work" (SW 683).

International Federation of Schools of Social Work (IFSSW) Exchange and Collaboration on MSW Curriculum, Content, and Teaching Innovations between China and the United States. To foster cross-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization of information and ideas concerning social work trends, social work education, and social work professional development between the UM and schools of social work in China - School of Ethnology and Sociology of South Central University of Nationalities, the School of Sociology of Huazhong Normal University, and schools that belong to the China Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).

Ecologic stressors, PTSD, and drug abuse in Detroit. The major goals of this longitudinal project are to examine the effect of ecological stressors on risk of PTSD and drug abuse among Detroit residents over a period of 5 years.

UM-SSW Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Social Work Field Placement. Funding was provided for an MSW student to do his or her field internship at an agency that provides integrated primary and behavioral care. This project is underway in collaboration with the School of Social Work Integrated Health Learning Community, the Office of Field Instruction, and the primary/behavioral care agency Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS), Detroit, MI.

Detainment and Deportation Issues: Their Impact on the Lives of Latino Youth and their Families. The major goals of this project to acquire an in-depth understanding of the types of stressors undocumented Latino children and children of undocumented Latino parents experience as a result of their immigrant status.

Adolescent substance abuse and HIV prevention in a primary care setting. The major goals of this project is to conduct a pilot study of substance abuse and HIV prevention among adolescents in a primary care setting to develop a prevention intervention.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA). To promote the best practices in delivering services to children and families by providing tools and resources to parents with substance abuse problems to best enable them to engage in treatment appropriate to their needs. This is a client-centered process that seeks to effectively empower parents to work toward reunification of their families.

A City of Detroit Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment. Recovery Needs Assessment. To conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to identify substance abuse related trends, service gaps, unaddressed needs of target populations, third party insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment, and the impact of changing conditions in BSAPTR operating environment in the City of Detroit.

Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goals of this project, the Santiago Longitudinal Study, are to examine developmental pathways of drug use from infancy to adolescences among a large community based sample of Chilean adolescents in Santiago, Chile.

Biopsychosocial determinants of adolescent obesity/cardiovascular risk. This is a longitudinal study of obesity and cardiovascular risk among adolescents in Santiago, Chile.

Neuromaturational delays in iron deficient anemic infants.
The project will assess neuromation outcomes among children who participated in an RCT to prevent iron-deficiency anemia 16 years ago in a large Chilean sample.

Physicians’ dispensation of tobacco cessation medications: A population-based study. The purpose of this study is to analyze Medicaid data to understand type of tobacco cessation treatment provided by U.S. physicians to low-income populations.

Supplement to the parent project Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goal of this project is to conduct a pilot, feasibility, study to conduct a Systematic Neighborhood Assessment of the households of families participating in the parent grant in Santiago in order to examine neighborhood influences on youth risk of drug use and mental health status. Secondary data from the Chilean Census also will be obtained for this purpose.

Supplement to the parent project Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goal of this project is to provide research training to high school students.

Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center. The purpose of the Curtis Center is to foster interdisciplinary externally funded research to advance knowledge in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and health. Project is ongoing but I stepped down as Co-Director to assume the Associate Dean for Research position with the School of Social Work.

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID). Estudio Epidemiológico Andino Sobre Consumo de Drogas Sintéticas en la Población Universitaria. The project was conducted to obtain prevalence and incidence data on synthetic drugs use among college students in four Andean countries – Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia.

This initiative is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ‘Bridging the Gap: Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior initiative’ and NIDA’s MTF. Note: I joined this project in the Fall of 2004 and discontinued my involvement in 12/2008 to focus my effort on the development of the Curtis Research Center in the School of Social Work.

Family Connections Across Generations and Nations. The study is designed to study how generation position, assimilation, and acculturation processes affect mental disorders and substance use and abuse within and across African American and Afro-Caribbean families and individuals.

Defunding of the Anti-Tobacco “truth” Campaign in Florida: Its Effect on Youth Attitudes, Beliefs, and Smoking Behaviors. This study examined the impact of the defunding of the “truth” campaign on tobacco incidence and tobacco-related attitudes and beliefs in the State of Florida.

Training Program in Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health and Illness.
This training program provides training on psychosocial factors in mental health and illness to an interdisciplinary cadre of pre- and post-doctoral fellows.

Adult-Youth Florida Tobacco Surveys. Study designed to test whether a youth anti-tobacco media campaign, specifically Florida’s “truth” campaign, contributes to changes in tobacco related attitudes and beliefs and reductions in tobacco use among the adult population.

Detroit Center for Research on Oral Health Inequities. Longitudinal study to test the effectiveness of a tailored oral health education program. Research projects that is part of the Detroit Center for Research on Oral Health Inequities.

A Social Norms Approach to High-Risk Drinking at Florida State University. Five-year study to assess the effectiveness of alcohol-related risk-reduction intervention among college students at Florida State University.

Florida’s Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse Program. Follow-up study of Florida’s Substance Abuse Treatment.
The purpose of the study was the assess the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs in the State of Florida.

Grants

Intergenerational effects of iron deficiency in infancy. This is a feasibility study that seeks to enroll neonates to study the intergenerational effects of parental health (e.g., depression, diabetes) and behaviors (e.g., drug use) on their newborns using an epigenetic framework. This project will inform the development of an R01.

UM School of Social Work Curtis Research and Training Center.
Carding Communities: A Multi-Site Mixed Methods Longitudinal Study of Community ID Card Policies for Social and Mental Wellbeing
This is a multi-site, mixed methods, longitudinal pilot study that examines the effect municipal IDs may have on recipients’ access to services and well-being in three communities - Washtenaw County and City of Detroit in Michigan, and Johnson County in Iowa.

UM Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Strengthening Education for Justice and Diversity. To systematically examine how 15 new sections of a diversity and social justice course in the School of Social Work were implemented and the impact they had on student learning.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals. To increase the number of Master's in Social Work behavioral health workers through increased education and training opportunities that focus on inter-professional training and integrating behavioral health and primary care systems. This project is conducted in partnership with the Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Authority.
Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR)
The UM CTSA, housed in the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), provides robust infrastructure and support in key clinical and translational disciplines to provide faculty leadership, expertise, and consultation as well as high quality services.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Richard D. Katherine M. O'Connor Fund in Innovative Cancer Research of the (Córdova, PI). Preventing cigarette use among urban adolescents via an M-Health primary care intervention. Principal Investigator.
The purpose of this project is to develop and pilot test a mobile health intervention to reduce cigarettes use among racially and ethnically diverse sample of male and female adolescents within a primary care setting.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Mental and
Behavioral Health Education and Training Grant (Ruffolo, PI). Interdisciplinary MSW Clinical Training Program in Children and
Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health. The purpose of this grant is to provide a specialized interdisciplinary clinical training program that emphasizes evidence-based practices and the development of engagement and retention practices that focus on preparing social workers to better serve racial and ethnic minority children and adolescents who experience mental health and behavioral health problems and their families living in impoverished areas in the Detroit/Wayne County communities.

Capacity building for lifespan focused substance use disorder research in Ukraine. To implement a set of substance abuse research training experiences, including a pilot RCT to screen for alcohol use disorders among Ukrainian youth and provide brief interventions in various hospital and health care centers in Ukraine. *Note: I was appointed CO-I, Deputy Director, at 5% FTE of this NIH/Fogarty project on September 2014. However, in January 2015 I discontinued my involvement in this project because it became clear that as a result of my appointment as Associate Dean for Educational Programs I was not going to be able to properly fulfill my role and obligations to effectively lead and implement this international project.

Substance Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program. This is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for pre- and post-doctoral fellows located within the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC). UMSARC includes 115 tenure and research faculty from across 21 departments.

Interactive Web-Based Module Creation to Improve the Social Work Evaluation Course. The purpose of this project is to create six interactive educational web-based modules that personalize learning and addresses the range of prior knowledge, relevancy to educational and professional interests, and learning styles for the required class "Evaluation in Social Work" (SW 683).

International Federation of Schools of Social Work (IFSSW) Exchange and Collaboration on MSW Curriculum, Content, and Teaching Innovations between China and the United States. To foster cross-cultural exchange and cross-fertilization of information and ideas concerning social work trends, social work education, and social work professional development between the UM and schools of social work in China - School of Ethnology and Sociology of South Central University of Nationalities, the School of Sociology of Huazhong Normal University, and schools that belong to the China Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).

Ecologic stressors, PTSD, and drug abuse in Detroit. The major goals of this longitudinal project are to examine the effect of ecological stressors on risk of PTSD and drug abuse among Detroit residents over a period of 5 years.

UM-SSW Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Social Work Field Placement. Funding was provided for an MSW student to do his or her field internship at an agency that provides integrated primary and behavioral care. This project is underway in collaboration with the School of Social Work Integrated Health Learning Community, the Office of Field Instruction, and the primary/behavioral care agency Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS), Detroit, MI.

Detainment and Deportation Issues: Their Impact on the Lives of Latino Youth and their Families. The major goals of this project to acquire an in-depth understanding of the types of stressors undocumented Latino children and children of undocumented Latino parents experience as a result of their immigrant status.

Adolescent substance abuse and HIV prevention in a primary care setting. The major goals of this project is to conduct a pilot study of substance abuse and HIV prevention among adolescents in a primary care setting to develop a prevention intervention.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA). To promote the best practices in delivering services to children and families by providing tools and resources to parents with substance abuse problems to best enable them to engage in treatment appropriate to their needs. This is a client-centered process that seeks to effectively empower parents to work toward reunification of their families.

A City of Detroit Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment. Recovery Needs Assessment. To conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to identify substance abuse related trends, service gaps, unaddressed needs of target populations, third party insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment, and the impact of changing conditions in BSAPTR operating environment in the City of Detroit.

Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goals of this project, the Santiago Longitudinal Study, are to examine developmental pathways of drug use from infancy to adolescences among a large community based sample of Chilean adolescents in Santiago, Chile.

Biopsychosocial determinants of adolescent obesity/cardiovascular risk. This is a longitudinal study of obesity and cardiovascular risk among adolescents in Santiago, Chile.

Neuromaturational delays in iron deficient anemic infants.
The project will assess neuromation outcomes among children who participated in an RCT to prevent iron-deficiency anemia 16 years ago in a large Chilean sample.

Physicians’ dispensation of tobacco cessation medications: A population-based study. The purpose of this study is to analyze Medicaid data to understand type of tobacco cessation treatment provided by U.S. physicians to low-income populations.

Supplement to the parent project Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goal of this project is to conduct a pilot, feasibility, study to conduct a Systematic Neighborhood Assessment of the households of families participating in the parent grant in Santiago in order to examine neighborhood influences on youth risk of drug use and mental health status. Secondary data from the Chilean Census also will be obtained for this purpose.

Supplement to the parent project Drug Use in Latin American Youth: Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Adolescence. The major goal of this project is to provide research training to high school students.

Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center. The purpose of the Curtis Center is to foster interdisciplinary externally funded research to advance knowledge in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and health. Project is ongoing but I stepped down as Co-Director to assume the Associate Dean for Research position with the School of Social Work.

Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs (OID). Estudio Epidemiológico Andino Sobre Consumo de Drogas Sintéticas en la Población Universitaria. The project was conducted to obtain prevalence and incidence data on synthetic drugs use among college students in four Andean countries – Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia.

This initiative is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) ‘Bridging the Gap: Informing Practice for Healthy Youth Behavior initiative’ and NIDA’s MTF. Note: I joined this project in the Fall of 2004 and discontinued my involvement in 12/2008 to focus my effort on the development of the Curtis Research Center in the School of Social Work.

Family Connections Across Generations and Nations. The study is designed to study how generation position, assimilation, and acculturation processes affect mental disorders and substance use and abuse within and across African American and Afro-Caribbean families and individuals.

Defunding of the Anti-Tobacco “truth” Campaign in Florida: Its Effect on Youth Attitudes, Beliefs, and Smoking Behaviors. This study examined the impact of the defunding of the “truth” campaign on tobacco incidence and tobacco-related attitudes and beliefs in the State of Florida.

Training Program in Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health and Illness.
This training program provides training on psychosocial factors in mental health and illness to an interdisciplinary cadre of pre- and post-doctoral fellows.

Adult-Youth Florida Tobacco Surveys. Study designed to test whether a youth anti-tobacco media campaign, specifically Florida’s “truth” campaign, contributes to changes in tobacco related attitudes and beliefs and reductions in tobacco use among the adult population.

Detroit Center for Research on Oral Health Inequities. Longitudinal study to test the effectiveness of a tailored oral health education program. Research projects that is part of the Detroit Center for Research on Oral Health Inequities.

A Social Norms Approach to High-Risk Drinking at Florida State University. Five-year study to assess the effectiveness of alcohol-related risk-reduction intervention among college students at Florida State University.

Florida’s Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse Program. Follow-up study of Florida’s Substance Abuse Treatment.
The purpose of the study was the assess the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs in the State of Florida.

Professional Activities and Certifications

(1995-1996) Group Co-Facilitator (Volunteer), Community Care Services, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Co-led a therapeutic group for individuals with severe mental illness and substance abuse.

(1991-1995) Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, State of Hawai‘i Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Health.

1989 - Certificate of Completion of 80 hours substance abuse training at the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Pearl Harbor.

Professional Activities and Certifications

(1995-1996) Group Co-Facilitator (Volunteer), Community Care Services, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Co-led a therapeutic group for individuals with severe mental illness and substance abuse.

(1991-1995) Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, State of Hawai‘i Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, Department of Health.

1989 - Certificate of Completion of 80 hours substance abuse training at the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Pearl Harbor.

Awards and Honors

Nov. 2017: Selected Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). This is an honor society of American scholars and practitioners in the field of social work and social welfare.

2017-18: Selected as Fellow of the New Leadership Academy, a program of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (National Forum), University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity. In partnership with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), the NLA seeks to train present and future academic leaders to lead effectively on their campuses and across the system of higher education.

2015-2016: Invited Member, Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Committee. This Committee was charged with conducting a fast-track study entitled Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health” to examine practices and make recommendations for the education of health professionals in the U.S. and worldwide to better address the social determinants of health.

2016: Recognized as a high impact scholar among all Fellows of the Society for Social Work Research and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in a comprehensive study published in Research on Social Work Practice (Hodge, Kremer, & Vaughn, 2016).

2015: Policy Fellow, Center for Health Research and Training (CHRT) Policy, University of Michigan. The CHRT Policy Fellowship brings together mid-career/senior health services researchers from UM and state policy makers over four months to learn from health care experts, and one another, about policy-making, health services research, and the intersection between the two.

2015: Invited member, Chilean Network of Social Work Researchers. Formed in July 2015, this is the first-ever network of social work researchers in Chile.

2015: Member, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), University of Michigan. IHPI focuses on enhancing the health of local, national, and global populations.

2015: Fellow, Society for Social Work Research. Fellowship is granted to members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society.

2014- 2016: President Elect, Association of Latino and Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE), Council on Social Work Education. The Association’s mission is to support the advancement of social work education with Latino/a populations.

2013-2016: International Advisor, The BK21 PLUS Program.
The purpose of this National Research Foundation of Korea-funded program is to train graduate students to become future academic leaders and make Korean universities globally competitive. The “Brain Korea Program for Leading Universities & Students” was established within the Department of Child Psychology and Education at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. I was invited to serve as an international adviser.

2013-2016: Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Membership and Professional Development. The Committee supports the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, Council on Leadership Development, and Council on Publication. It also facilitates and integrates the development of innovative programs, methods, and materials that enhance and strengthen social work education nationwide.

2013: Invited Member, Institute of Medicine-National Research Council Workshop Planning Committee on “Standards for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Children, Youth, and Families.” The committee developed the agenda for the workshop, selected and invited speakers, and moderated discussions to arrive at some degree of consensus on best practices to conduct Benefit Cost Analyses.

2013-present: Advisor, School of Social Work, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 2013, I have been working with the School of Social Work and the College of Social Sciences leadership (the School is located with that College) to help the School strengthen its research and academic programs.

2013: Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR). This award honors the accomplishments of faculty who demonstrate consistent, high quality mentoring in areas of clinical and translational research. MICHR is a NIH-funded Center for Translational Research (http://www.michr.umich.edu/).

2012-2014: Faculty Mentor, NIH-Fogarty Training Program, Kiev, Ukraine. Trained substance abuse researchers in Kiev, Ukraine, as part of a collaboration between the University of Michigan Addictions Research Center, the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social, Forensic Psychiatry, and Narcology, Ministry of Health, Kyiv, and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, SP, Kyiv.

2012: Member, International Accreditation Commission to evaluate the sociology undergraduate program of the “Instituto de Sociología” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for the purpose of national accreditation.

2012: Invited speaker. Research with International Populations. Invited as part of the School of Social Work Inclusion Grant Speaker Series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

2011: Assisted with the review and editing of the "2011 Report on Drug Use in the Americas" prepared by the Organization of American States, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, Washington, D.C.

2011-2013: Nominated by social work students for the University of Michigan School of Social Work Distinguished Faculty Award.

2008: Invited Speaker, training of substance abuse researchers in Bratislava, Slovakia and Alushta, Ukraine as part of a NIDA-Fogarty training program led by the University of Michigan Addictions Research Center in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland and the Center for Treatment of Drug Dependence, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2007: Research on cigarette smoking among African Americans in Detroit cited in New York Times editorial by Erik Eckholm, “The Smoking Scourge Among Urban Blacks” (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/20/health/20tobacco.html).

2007: Invited by the OAS – Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission to teach a one-week course on drug epidemiology entitled “Metodología epidemiológica en la investigación sobre drogas” at the IX International Summer School in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Chile.

2006: Invited Speaker, Welcoming Reception for the University of Michigan organization “Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement (A.L.M.A.)” to assist Latino Freshmen make the transition to college.

2004: Nominated to the NIH’s Director Wednesday Afternoon Lectures Series at the National Institutes of Health.

2004: Nominated for the 2004 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. This nomination was proposed jointly by the then deans of the School of Social Work and the School of Dentistry.

2002: Nominated at Florida State University for a “University Excellence in Teaching Award.” Not eligible as I had received the University Teaching Award the previous year.

2001: “University Teaching Award 2000-2001” Florida State University.

2001: Professor of the Year 2000-2001”, Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW) School of Social Work, Florida State University.

2001: Keynote Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration, Florida State University.

1999: FSU Council on Research and Creativity First Year Faculty Award.

1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

1997: NIDA Director's Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 59th Annual Scientific Meeting.

1996: Dissertation Award, National Institute of Mental Health and Council on Social Work Education.

1994: "Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Service "with "Pulama Project Hawai‘i State Hospital" by the project's Principal Investigators (Dr. Patricia Ewalt, Dean School of Social Work, University of Hawaii and Dr. Noreen Mokuau, Professor SSW, UH) and staff.

1993: National Selectee, NIMH workshop “Conducting Mental Health Services Research among American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Populations," National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Denver, Colorado. One of 20 participants selected nationally to receive technical assistance in developing research projects and preparation of NIH research proposals.

1993-1996: Minority Pre-doctoral Fellow (MFP), SAMHSA and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

1993-1996: Minority Pre-doctoral Fellow (MFP), SAMHSA and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

1989-1992: Fellow, Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), University of Hawai‘i.

1989-1992: Fellow, ADAMHA Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), University of Hawaii. (1989 Fall - 1992 Spring).

1988-1989: Pre-Graduate Fellow, Graduate Division/Operation Manong, University of Hawaii

1987 – 1992: Bi-year educational grants by the Hawaii Community Foundation

Awards and Honors

Nov. 2017: Selected Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). This is an honor society of American scholars and practitioners in the field of social work and social welfare.

2017-18: Selected as Fellow of the New Leadership Academy, a program of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good (National Forum), University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity. In partnership with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), the NLA seeks to train present and future academic leaders to lead effectively on their campuses and across the system of higher education.

2015-2016: Invited Member, Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Committee. This Committee was charged with conducting a fast-track study entitled Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health” to examine practices and make recommendations for the education of health professionals in the U.S. and worldwide to better address the social determinants of health.

2016: Recognized as a high impact scholar among all Fellows of the Society for Social Work Research and the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in a comprehensive study published in Research on Social Work Practice (Hodge, Kremer, & Vaughn, 2016).

2015: Policy Fellow, Center for Health Research and Training (CHRT) Policy, University of Michigan. The CHRT Policy Fellowship brings together mid-career/senior health services researchers from UM and state policy makers over four months to learn from health care experts, and one another, about policy-making, health services research, and the intersection between the two.

2015: Invited member, Chilean Network of Social Work Researchers. Formed in July 2015, this is the first-ever network of social work researchers in Chile.

2015: Member, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI), University of Michigan. IHPI focuses on enhancing the health of local, national, and global populations.

2015: Fellow, Society for Social Work Research. Fellowship is granted to members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society.

2014- 2016: President Elect, Association of Latino and Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE), Council on Social Work Education. The Association’s mission is to support the advancement of social work education with Latino/a populations.

2013-2016: International Advisor, The BK21 PLUS Program.
The purpose of this National Research Foundation of Korea-funded program is to train graduate students to become future academic leaders and make Korean universities globally competitive. The “Brain Korea Program for Leading Universities & Students” was established within the Department of Child Psychology and Education at the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. I was invited to serve as an international adviser.

2013-2016: Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Membership and Professional Development. The Committee supports the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, Council on Leadership Development, and Council on Publication. It also facilitates and integrates the development of innovative programs, methods, and materials that enhance and strengthen social work education nationwide.

2013: Invited Member, Institute of Medicine-National Research Council Workshop Planning Committee on “Standards for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Children, Youth, and Families.” The committee developed the agenda for the workshop, selected and invited speakers, and moderated discussions to arrive at some degree of consensus on best practices to conduct Benefit Cost Analyses.

2013-present: Advisor, School of Social Work, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 2013, I have been working with the School of Social Work and the College of Social Sciences leadership (the School is located with that College) to help the School strengthen its research and academic programs.

2013: Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR). This award honors the accomplishments of faculty who demonstrate consistent, high quality mentoring in areas of clinical and translational research. MICHR is a NIH-funded Center for Translational Research (http://www.michr.umich.edu/).

2012-2014: Faculty Mentor, NIH-Fogarty Training Program, Kiev, Ukraine. Trained substance abuse researchers in Kiev, Ukraine, as part of a collaboration between the University of Michigan Addictions Research Center, the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social, Forensic Psychiatry, and Narcology, Ministry of Health, Kyiv, and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, SP, Kyiv.

2012: Member, International Accreditation Commission to evaluate the sociology undergraduate program of the “Instituto de Sociología” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile for the purpose of national accreditation.

2012: Invited speaker. Research with International Populations. Invited as part of the School of Social Work Inclusion Grant Speaker Series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

2011: Assisted with the review and editing of the "2011 Report on Drug Use in the Americas" prepared by the Organization of American States, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission, Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, Washington, D.C.

2011-2013: Nominated by social work students for the University of Michigan School of Social Work Distinguished Faculty Award.

2008: Invited Speaker, training of substance abuse researchers in Bratislava, Slovakia and Alushta, Ukraine as part of a NIDA-Fogarty training program led by the University of Michigan Addictions Research Center in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland and the Center for Treatment of Drug Dependence, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2007: Research on cigarette smoking among African Americans in Detroit cited in New York Times editorial by Erik Eckholm, “The Smoking Scourge Among Urban Blacks” (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/20/health/20tobacco.html).

2007: Invited by the OAS – Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission to teach a one-week course on drug epidemiology entitled “Metodología epidemiológica en la investigación sobre drogas” at the IX International Summer School in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Chile.

2006: Invited Speaker, Welcoming Reception for the University of Michigan organization “Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement (A.L.M.A.)” to assist Latino Freshmen make the transition to college.

2004: Nominated to the NIH’s Director Wednesday Afternoon Lectures Series at the National Institutes of Health.

2004: Nominated for the 2004 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. This nomination was proposed jointly by the then deans of the School of Social Work and the School of Dentistry.

2002: Nominated at Florida State University for a “University Excellence in Teaching Award.” Not eligible as I had received the University Teaching Award the previous year.

2001: “University Teaching Award 2000-2001” Florida State University.

2001: Professor of the Year 2000-2001”, Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW) School of Social Work, Florida State University.

2001: Keynote Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration, Florida State University.

1999: FSU Council on Research and Creativity First Year Faculty Award.

1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

1997: NIDA Director's Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 59th Annual Scientific Meeting.

1996: Dissertation Award, National Institute of Mental Health and Council on Social Work Education.

1994: "Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Service "with "Pulama Project Hawai‘i State Hospital" by the project's Principal Investigators (Dr. Patricia Ewalt, Dean School of Social Work, University of Hawaii and Dr. Noreen Mokuau, Professor SSW, UH) and staff.

1993: National Selectee, NIMH workshop “Conducting Mental Health Services Research among American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Populations," National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Denver, Colorado. One of 20 participants selected nationally to receive technical assistance in developing research projects and preparation of NIH research proposals.

1993-1996: Minority Pre-doctoral Fellow (MFP), SAMHSA and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

1993-1996: Minority Pre-doctoral Fellow (MFP), SAMHSA and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

1989-1992: Fellow, Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), University of Hawai‘i.

1989-1992: Fellow, ADAMHA Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), University of Hawaii. (1989 Fall - 1992 Spring).

1988-1989: Pre-Graduate Fellow, Graduate Division/Operation Manong, University of Hawaii

1987 – 1992: Bi-year educational grants by the Hawaii Community Foundation
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