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Recent Faculty Presentations

Below is a running list of faculty’s most recent presentations. Information about current research projects and a particular investigator’s full body of work is available through the research project descriptions and individual faculty profiles and CVs.
Note: * denotes student author. ‡ denotes a community partner author.


Arlene B. Andrews. (April 25, 2012). Brain Impairment… Recognizing the Red Flags.  Presented at the Habeas and Training Counsel Project, Ninth National Conference on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence, Atlanta, GA. 

Christina M. Andrews, Jiang, L., Friedmann, P., D’Aunno, T., & Pollack, H. (2012, October). Influence of State Policy and Local Treatment Markets on Buprenorphine Adoption in Opioid Treatment Programs. Paper accepted for presentation at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, New York, NY.

Friedmann, P., Christina M. Andrews, Jiang, L., D’Aunno, T., & Pollack, H. (2012, October). Influence of State Policy and Treatment Markets on Buprenorphine Adoption in Opioid Treatment. Paper accepted for presentation at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, New York, NY.

Pollack, H. A., D’Aunno, T. & Christina M. Andrews. (2012, April). Health Reform and the Changing Structure of American Substance Abuse Treatment. Paper presented at the Conference for the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Christina M. Andrews. (2012, January). Medicaid Expansion in Health and Social Services: Opportunities and Risks for Nonprofit Organizations. Symposium presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Christina M. Andrews. (2012, January). Medicaid Coverage and Substance Abuse Treatment. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Guerrero, E. & Christina M. Andrews. (2012, January). Organizational Cultural Competence in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment: Measurement and Relationship to Wait Time and Retention. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Marsh, J. C., Angell, B., & Christina M. Andrews. (2012, January). Impact of Client-Provider Relationship On Treatment Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Research. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Shin, H. C., Marsh, J. C., Cao, D., & Christina M. Andrews. (2012, January). Client-Provider Relationship In a Comprehensive Service Model of Substance Abuse Treatment: A Quantitative Analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Guinn, C.H., Suzi D. Baxter, Puryear, M., Vaadi, K.K., Finney, C.J., & Hitchcock, D.B. (2012, March). Retention interval and prompts: Creation and pilot-testing of eight interview protocols to obtain 24-hour dietary recalls from fourth-grade children. Poster presentated at the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Athens, GA.

Smith, A.L., Suzi D. Baxter, Royer, J.A., Puryear, M.P., Vaadi, K.K., & Collins, K.L. (2012, April). Ensuring reliability of measurements — Assessment of inter-rater reliability for height and weight measurements at two schools. Poster presented at the South Carolina Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Vaadi, K.K., Suzi D. Baxter, Royer, J.A., Puryear, M.P., & Guinn, C.H. (2012, April). Differences in third- and fifth-grade children's BMI percentiles noted by race at four schools in one district in South Carolina. Poster presentated at the South Carolina Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Collins, K.L., Suzi D. Baxter, Royer, J.A., Puryear, M.P., Vaadi, K.K., & Guinn, C.H. (2012, April). Agreement to participate in a school-based dietary recall study involving fourth-grade children. Poster presented at the South Carolina Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Puryear, M.P., Suzi D. Baxter, Royer, J.A., Vaadi, K.K., & Guinn, C.H. (2012, April). One-month test-retest reliability of a classroom administered social desirability questionnaire to fourth-grade students. Poster presented at the South Carolina Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Suzi D. Baxter, Guinn, C.H., Puryear, M., Vaadi, K.K., Finney, C.J., & Hitchcock, D.B. (2012, April). Retention interval and prompts: Creation and pilot-testing of eight interview protocols to obtain 24-hour dietary recalls from fourth-grade children. Poster presentated at the South Carolina Dietetic Association’s Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Guinn, C.H., Suzi D. Baxter, Royer, J.A., Hitchcock, D.B., Pate, R.R., Wilson, D.K., & McIver, K.L. (2012, July). Which interview content yields more accurate dietary information from children - Dietary intake only or both dietary intake and physical activity? Podium presentation at the Society for Nutrition Education’s Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Suzi D. Baxter, Guinn, C.H., Puryear, M.P., Vaadi, K.K., Royer, J.A., & Hitchcock, D.B. (2012, October). One-month test-retest reliability of a five-item food security survey with fourth-grade children. Poster presentated at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Nancy K. Brown. (2012). McLeod Addictive Disease Center. Invited Speaker – Professional Training Series. Women and Addiction. April 20th.

Merighi, J. & Teri Browne. (2012, August). Innovations in medication self-management for patients with kidney disease. American Association of Kidney Patients Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Teri Browne. (2012, June). Social workers’ role in preparing patients for transplant. Conference of Renal Healthcare Professionals, Mumbai, India.

Teri Browne. (2012, June). Role of social workers in improving transplant outcomes. Conference of Renal Healthcare Professionals, Mumbai, India.

Teri Browne. (2012, June). How nephrology social workers can help improve patient outcomes. Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital Conference, Nadiad, India.

Teri Browne. (2012, May). Psychosocial status and key patient health indicators. National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Teri Browne. (2012, May). Enhancing your practice: An overview of research posters. National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Teri Browne. (2012, February). Nephrology teams, social networks, & kidney transplant parity. Temple University Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Philadelphia, PA.

Gil Choi. (2012, July). Suicide Intervention Strategies at Micro and Macro Levels. The 5th Annual Conference of Community Mental Health Association, Seoul, Korea.

Gil Choi. (2012, May). Protecting Children from School Violence. The 9th Annual Conference of School Social Work, Seoul, Korea.

Nicholas Cooper-Lewter. Wretched No More: A Soul Therapy Response to Crucifying Grief. House of Pain Educational Conference, “Unmasking Pain for the Purpose of Healing,” Corinthian Temple COGIC, Chicago, Illinois.

Nicholas Cooper-Lewter. (2012, August). Spirituality and Wellness. Kemetic Institute: For Health and Human Development, Columbia, SC.

Nicholas Cooper-Lewter. (2012, April). Standing Your Ground: A Moral Response. 44th Annual NABSW Conference, “A New Era of Social Justice and Civil Rights,” Atlanta, GA.

Dana DeHart, Lynch, S., Belknap, J., & Green, B. (2012, September). Women's pathways to jail: Role and intersection of serious mental illness & trauma. Presentation at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Dana DeHart, Barton, N., & Anderson, J. (2012, February). Sin by silence: Women’s imprisonment and national policies on domestic abuse. Invited presentation to the University of South Carolina community, sponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Columbia, SC.

Dana DeHart. (2012, January). The victimization-offending link: SC’s imprisoned women and girls. Invited presentation to the Palmetto Association of Family Violence Intervention Programs, Columbia, SC.

Naomi Farber. Violence in the Lives of Rural, Southern and Poor White Women. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.

Kirk A. Foster, Ronald Pitner, Darcy Freedman, Bell, B., & Shaw, T. (2014, August) Spatial dimensions of social capital. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Association, Wasgington, DC.

Kirk A. Foster, Gil Choi, & Sawyer, E. (2012). Detecting Emotional and Behavioral Problems among Kindergarten Aged Children. The Center for the Study of Child Brain Development, Taejun, South Korea.

Kirk A. Foster, Gil Choi, & Sawyer, E. (2012). The Etiology of Bullying: A Cause for Alarm. Korea Association of Social Welfare for a Sustainable Future Management, Seoul, South Korea.

Kirk A. Foster, Gil Choi, & Sawyer, E. (2012). Giving Voice to the Bullied: Community-Level Responses to Bullying Behavior. Korea Association of Social Welfare for a Sustainable Future Management, Seoul, South Korea.

Darcy A. Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Hastie, S., & White-Johnson, R. (2012, January). LENS: A strategy for disseminating photovoice artwork. Symposium presentation at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Ronald Pitner, Darcy A. Freedman, & Bell, B. (2012, January). Making public housing safer: Examining the predictors of perceived safety in public housing communities. Poster presented at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Teri Browne, Ronald Pitner, & Darcy A. Freedman. (2012, January). The racialized context of health disparities: Considerations for social work research. Oral presentation at the Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

*‡Kugler, K.A., Darcy A. Freedman, Butler, P.E., Friedman, D., Hebert, J.R. (2012, March). Farmers’ markets: Promoting health by connecting community members in underserved environments. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

*Workman L.M., Darcy A. Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Smallwood S., Cole J.A., Hunter J., Webb K. (2012, March). Cultivating a vision for an urban community garden. Poster presented at the annual Healthy Eating in Context Symposium of the University of South Carolina's Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Columbia, SC.

*Alia, K.A. Darcy A. Freedman, Brandt, H., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, March). Social connections at farmers’ markets as conduits for surmounting health disparities in underserved contexts. Poster presentation at the annual Healthy Eating in Context Symposium of the University of South Carolina's Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, Columbia, SC.

*‡Friedman, D.B., Young, V.M., Darcy A. Freedman, Adams, S.A., Brandt, H.M., Felder, T.M., Xirasagar, S., Khang, L., Campbell, D.A., Ureda, J.R., Hurley, T.G., McCracken, J.L., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, April). The South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network: A collaboration of researchers, federally qualified health centers, and community partners. Poster presented at the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC.

Brandt, H.M., Darcy A. Freedman, Kissel, L., Murphy, T., & Jacobs, T. (2012, April). Planting Healthy Roots: A look at the Right Choice Fresh Start Farmers Market using documentary film to evaluate and disseminate community-based participatory research. Poster presented at the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC.

*‡ Darcy A. Freedman, Alia, K., Willms, L., Young, V.M., Brandt, H.M., Friedman, D.B., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, April). The Right Choice Fresh Start Farmers’ Market: A multidimensional farm-to-health Center intervention. Presented at the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture Series, Columbia, SC.

*Xiaoguang, M., Barnes, T.L., Darcy A. Freedman, Bell, B.A., & Liese, A.D. (2012, May). Test-retest reliability of a questionnaire measuring perceptions of neighborhood food environment. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin, TX.

Darcy A. Freedman. (2012, May). Moving upstream: Creating a public health literate society. Invited plenary presentation at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement 11th Annual Health Literacy Conference, Irvine, CA.

Darcy A. Freedman, Alia, K.A., Brandt, H.M., & Hebert, J.R. (2012, June). Farmers’ markets: A microcosm for (re)forming social regularities for community, economic, and personal health and development. Symposium presentation at the IV International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

Darcy A. Freedman. & Brandt, H.M. (2012, June). Using documentary film to evaluate and disseminate participatory research. Oral presentation at the IV International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

Ronald Pitner, Darcy A. Freedman, & Bell, B.A. (2012, June). Neighborhood social capital and public housing residents’ perceptions of safety. Poster presented at the IV International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

Alia, K.A., Darcy A. Freedman, & Brandt, H.M. (2012, June). Planting Healthy Roots: Filmmaking as a tool for evaluating and disseminating participatory research related to food access. Oral presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

Ronald Pitner, Darcy A. Freedman, & Bell, B. (2012, August). Public housing communities and perceptions of safety. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Ronald Pitner, Darcy A. Freedman, & Bell, B. (2012, August). Assessing the role of neighborhood social capital on public housing residents’ perceptions of neighborhood safety. Poster presentation at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Robert Hock, & Moore, R. (2012, March). Family Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Workshop presented to the NASW SC Chapter Symposium, Columbia, SC.

Robert Hock, Kinsman, A., Kellet, J.,& Cross, T. (2012, May). Examining Treatment Adherence Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.

Amorose, A., McDavid, L., Riley. A. & Aidyn Iachini. (2012, June). Independent and interactive effects of mother, father, and coach autonomy support on athletes’ self-determined motivation. American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Aidyn Iachini, Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2012, March). Programmatic quality in afterschool programs and the importance of belonging. AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition, Boston, MA.

Aidyn Iachini. & Aiken, A. (2012). The complexities of interdisciplinary collaboration in school social work practice. National Association of Social Workers – SC Spring Symposium, Columbia, SC.

*Miriam M. Johnson, McMillan, L. & Powers, M. (2012, January). Types and topics of social work dissertations, 1998-2000 and 2008-2010. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

*Yeo, Y.S. & Miriam M. Johnson. (2012, January). Evaluating 'Healthy Immigrant Effect' of Elderly Immigrants before and after PRWORA: Findings from the Aggregated NHIS Data in the United States. Paper presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Qiduan Liu. (2012). Assessing the Impact of South Carolina Family Independence Program on Three Cohorts of TANF Entrants. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Baltimore, MD.

Steven E. Lize & Childs, K. E. (2012, August). Effective Webinars. Webinar presentation for Southeast Evaluation Association.

Dube, S. L. & Steven E. Lize. (2012, July). State implementation planning for Results First. Presented at Results First Convening, Denver, CO.

Steven E. Lize. (2012, March). Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis in Justice Policy. Presented to Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Boston, MA.

Monique Mitchell. (2012, August). SC NYTD on Tour: Engaging and Empowering Youth in Transition. National Youth in Transition Database Technical Assistance Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Monique Mitchell, Slater, F., McLean-Titus, K., & Jones, T. (2012, June). Bringing Youth Voices Forward: Empowering Youth as NYTD Leaders and Informed Advocates. National Pathways to Adulthood Conference: A Convening on Youth in Transition, New Orleans, LA.

Monique Mitchell & South Carolina NYTD Advisory Panel (2012, June). SC NYTD: Youth Speak! South Carolina Department of Social Services Pathways to Success Conference: Lighting the Way to Education, Employment, and Opportunity, Columbia, SC.

Monique Mitchell & Jones, T. National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD): Youth Voices Advocating for Effective Change. Child Welfare League of America National Conference, Washington, D.C.

Susan Parlier. (2012, March). Working, Low-Income Women’s Quest for Meaning. National Association of Social Workers—South Carolina Chapter.

Susan Parlier
. (2012, March). College Students’ Knowledge about Conflict Resolution. National Association of Social Workers—South Carolina Chapter.

Susan Parlier
. (2012, February). Hallmarks of Service Learning: Collaboration. USC Center for Teaching Excellence, Columbia, SC.

Ronald Pitner, Yu, M., Astor, R., & Brown, E. (2014, August) Effects of context on children's evaluation of prototypical violence. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Assocoaition, Washington, DC.

Anderson, J., & Ronald Pitner. (2012, August). Effect of trauma on cognitive appraisals and self-perceptions of incarcerated women. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Yu, M., Ronald Pitner, Nebbit, V., Lombe, M., & Salas-Wright, C. (2012, August). Understanding tobacco use among urban African American adolescents living in public housing communities. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Smallwood, S., Darcy A. Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Sharpe, P., Cole, J.A., Webb, K., & Hunter, J. (2012, June). Working Together for Healthier Communities: An Intervention to Generate Community-Level, Community-Engaged Interventions in a Low-Income Neighborhood. Presented at the Intercultural Cancer Council’s Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, and Health Equity, Houston, TX.

Ronald Pitner. (2012, June). “Toward civic engagement: Youth organizing in the 21st century.” In L. Gutierrez (Chair), Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Community Practice in the 21st Century. Invited presentation at the University of Michigan’s Community Organizing Learning Community Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.

Smallwood, S., Darcy A. Freedman, Ronald Pitner, Sharpe, P., Cole, J.A., Webb, K., & Hunter, J. (2012, April). Working with communities to generate community-level and community-engaged interventions to reduce health disparities. Poster session presented at the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lectures Series, Moving from hope to action: Transforming research to eliminate health disparities across generations, Columbia, SC.

Dennis L. Poole, Rehnborg, S. J., & Durgesh Kumar (2012, January). Assessing Nonprofit Capacity for Effectiveness Across Multiple Domains: VCEC Results in Texas. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D.C.

Anna Scheyett, Bent-Goodley, T., & Levy Simon, B. (2012, July). Finding Hope: The need for hope-based interventions in women at risk of trauma and incarceration. Presentation for the NASW Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work Conference, Washington, D.C.

Pettus-Davis, C., Howard, M., Anna Scheyett, & Roberts-Lewis, A. (2012, January). Incorporating social supports in interventions for former prisoners with substance use disorders: Results from a community-based randomized controlled trial. Paper for the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.
Anna Scheyett. (2012, March). Social Work Ethics and Evidence-Based Practice. Presentation for Charleston Veterans Administration, Charleston, SC.

Anna Scheyett. (March, 2012).Growing Together: NASW, the University, and the Professional Community. Keynote address for NASW SC Annual Conference.

Sege, R., Cheri Shapiro, Rider, S., & Teel, M.K. (2012. April). The QIC-EC Projects: Building Protective Factors, Promoting Optimal Child Development, Reducing Risk for Maltreatment. Symposium presented at the 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, D.C.

Cheri Shapiro, Sofronoff, K., & Brown, F. (2012, February). Stepping Stones Triple P: Current Research with Parents of Children with Disabilities. Symposium presented at the 14th Annual Helping Families Change Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

Michelle L. Thomas. (2012). The Setting of Solutions within a System: Understanding the Theoretical Frameworks and Implementation Process of Solution-Focused Family Therapy. Presented at the summer session of the Korean Association of Social Welfare for Sustainable Future Management, Seoul, Korea.

Blake, C.E., Monterossa, E., Maryah S. Fram, Frongillo, E.A., Macuada, M., & M. Pippin Whitaker. (2012, May). Understanding Parenting Beliefs and Practices across Domains and Cultures. Poster presented at the ISBNPA Pre-conference meeting on Measuring Parenting, Houston, TX.

M. Pippin Whitaker. (2012, May). Recognizing parallels and differences in international social work. Presentated via Skype at International Social Work: Working Together for Success Conference, Petrosani, Romania.

Miller, M., McKeown, R. E., Terry A. Wolfer, & Pope, H. (2012, October). Association between particularized trust and mental and physical health in community-based and congregation-based groups. Roundtable presentation for annual meeting of American Public Health
Association, San Francisco, CA.

*Lynn McMillan, & Terry A. Wolfer. (2012, June). Attorney perceptions and trial strategies regarding nonoffending mothers in child sexual abuse cases. Paper presented at annual colloquium of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Chicago, IL.

Terry A. Wolfer, Porth, J. B., & *Meredith C. F. Powers. (2012, March). Promoting the health of older adults in congregations: Social work roles. Workshop for annual Sumter Area Social Work Conference, Sumter, SC.

Terry A. Wolfer. (2012, March). Social work practice in congregations. Keynote address for annual Sumter Area Social Work Conference, Sumter, SC.

Terry A. Wolfer, Pooler, D., & Freeman, M. (2012, March). Social work joy? Paper presented at the
annual meeting of the National Association of Social Workers--South Carolina Chapter,
Columbia, SC.

Terry A. Wolfer. (2012, June). Principles for making marriage work. Staff development workshop (one day) presented at Shepherd’s Heart International Ministry, Jinja, Uganda.

Terry A. Wolfer. (2012, February). Thinking like a practitioner: Teaching with decision cases. Center for Teaching Excellence workshop (half-day) presented at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

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