About Rich Stewart

SW-School of Social Work

Military Transitions and Veteran Health and Wellbeing

A Presentation by Carl Castro, PhD
Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Dr. Castro will be presenting his latest work focused on a new theory on moral injury and will also give a comprehensive overview of his work focused combat trauma, sexual assault, suicide, LGBT acceptance and integration, and how these issues […]

Self-efficacy Among Parents of Adolescents: Over-time Changes and Links to Parenting Practices and Adolescents’ Behavior

A Presentation by Terese Glatz, PhD
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Dr. Glatz’s presentation will focus on parents’ self-efficacy (PSE) among parents of children and adolescents. PSE is defined as parents’ beliefs in their ability to have a positive influence on their children’s adjustment and development. Dr. Glatz will present her […]

Criminology & Public Health: An Overlooked Intersection

A Presentation by Faye S. Taxman, PhD; Amy Murphy, MPP; Jennifer Lerch, MA; and Douglas Routh, PhD
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The ACE! team from George Mason University will discuss the challenges faced by the criminal justice system to meet the public health needs of their population, as well as the translational tools and research projects […]

Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts

A Presentation by Ron Avi Astor, PhD and Rami Benbenishty, PhD
Thursday, November 29, 2018

The authors will present the theoretical model developed in their new book, entitled, “Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts.” They will present the implications of their model for theory, methodology, policy development, and practice and will illustrate their ideas […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Achieve Population Health Goals: Applying SMART Research Designs with Adaptive Interventions

A Presentation by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Interventions to address health-related social needs have shown promise for improving health and reducing healthcare costs in pilot studies, but it is unclear how to apply them at the population level. Sequential, Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) designs may offer an efficient way to […]

A Computational Social Science Perspective on Qualitative Data Exploration: Using Topic Models for the Descriptive Analysis of Text

A Presentation by Maria Y. Rodriguez, MSW, PhD
Monday, April 23, 2018

Comparing qualitative and quantitative analysis methods for data exploration, this presentation describes and demonstrates the topic modeling approach for text analysis. Using a sample of tweets with the #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft hashtags (n = 3,068), a Twitter conversation describing the reasons individuals left or […]

The “Practice Doctorate” Degree: Implications for Social Work Education, Research and Practice

A Presentation by Jo Ann R. Coe Regan, PhD, MSW
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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There have been many groups and activities examining the role of the practice doctorate in social work and its implications for the social work profession. The growth of practice doctoral […]

The Role of the Propensity Score in Observational Studies with Complex Data Structures

A Presentation by Fabrizia Mealli, PhD
Monday, May 22, 2017

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Propensity score methods have proven to be exceptionally useful and straightforward tools for identifying a treatment effect when assignment to treatment is not random. Proper use of propensity scores in complex samples — clustered data, weighted survey data, multi-stage samples […]

Cross-Cultural Bias in Clinical Assessment: Using New Metrics to Address Thorny Problems in Practice and Research

A Presentation by Michael Canute Lambert, PhD
Monday, October 31, 2016

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Social Work practice and research require assessment procedures that reduce and preferably remove bias across diverse (e.g., gender, cultural) groups. This task is especially difficult, since few measures designed especially for ethnically diverse groups are in existence. In cases […]

Supporting the use of evidence to improve child and family outcomes: The role of context and stakeholders in implementation science

A Presentation by Allison Metz, PhD
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Allison will discuss the potential of implementation science in supporting the use of evidence in practice. She will emphasize the importance of context and stakeholder involvement in the use of evidence. Co-creation strategies for producing, contextualizing and sustaining evidence will […]