December 7, 2007

New York, NY – Twelve doctoral students from the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) will be presenting at the 12th Annual Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on January 17-20, 2008 in Washington D.C.

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that covering a broad range of research on the latest quantitative and qualitative methodologies  and on studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

A list of CUSSW doctoral student presenters and topics are as follows:

Aimee N.C. Campbell

  • “Understanding What Impacts Female Condom Use Skill: Findings from a NIDA Clinical Trials Network HIV Prevention Trial”
  • “Dissemination and Implementation Research Matters: a Review of the Science and Implications for Social Work Practice and Education

Matthew Epperson

  • “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sex Trading among Men in Methadone Treatment: Implications for HIV Prevention”
  • “Criminal Justice Involvement and HIV Risk among Men on Methadone: Implications for HIV Prevention”

Louisa Gilbert

  • “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sex Trading among Men in Methadone Treatment: Implications for HIV Prevention”
  • “A Pilot Trial of Couples-Based HIV Prevention among Idus in Kazakhstan: Project Renaissance”

Geetha Gopalan

  • “Differential Risk Factors Associated with the Onset of Externalizing Behaviors among Youth within Two Impoverished, Urban Communities”
  • “The Impact of Evidence-Based Engagement Strategies on the Recruitment and Retention of Youth into Trauma Treatments Post-9/11”

Leyla Ismayilova

  • “Integrating Savings into Care and Support of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Uganda: Lessons form the Seed/Suubi-Research Program”
  • “The Role of Family Relations in Sexual Risk Taking among Orphaned and Vulnerable Adolescents in Rural Uganda”

Jennifer Kenney

  • “Understanding What Impacts Female Condom Use Skill: Findings from a NIDA Clinical Trials Network HIV Prevention Trial”

Seth A. Kurzban

  • “EBP 2.0—New Directions for Evidence Based Practices: Results from Combined Act and Psychoeducation Interventions”

Jennifer I. Manuel

  • “Estimated Effects of Family Structure on New Birth Mothers’ Mental Health: an Examination of Postpartum Depression in a Nationally Representative Sample”

Melissa Martinson

  • Title: “Estimated Effects of Family Structure on New Birth Mothers’ Mental Health: an Examination of Postpartum Depression in a Nationally Representative Sample”

Lauren Hersch Nicholas

  • “The Effects of Medicare Managed Care on Quality of Health Care”

E. Roberto Orellana

  • “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sex Trading among Men in Methadone Treatment: Implications for HIV Prevention”

Alissa Schwartz

  • “Foster Care Workers’ Emotional Responses in the Workplace”

For more information about the doctoral students who are presenting, contact Jeannie Hii at 212-851-2327 or jy2223@columbia.edu.

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