Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research

Area of Focus

Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research

The Institute is the home to researchers whom are national leaders in a broad range of behavioral health issues impacting diverse populations with a special emphasis on improving the lives of people using public mental health and services to address substance misuse.

Current projects focus on the relationships among social characteristics and mental health outcomes including access to education, employment, stigma and discrimination experienced by people with serious mental illness, understanding the ways experiences of discrimination contribute to poor mental health and addiction outcomes, and mental health promotion strategies.

The work is informed by our knowledge of the importance of meeting the needs of people with multiple health and social challenges, including co-morbidities among behavioral health and medical issues, as well as the socio-economic and neighborhood contexts of the lives of urban populations.

In addition, Institute researchers have led the development, implementation and evaluation of nationally recognized behavioral health programs in partnership with city, state and Federal agencies.

These interventions are designed to support people as they manage and recover from the challenges associated with mental illness, substance misuse, and trauma.

Our work also examines the impact of several US drug- and health-related laws (e.g., prescription drug monitoring programs, medical marijuana laws) on substance use, drug and alcohol treatment, and overdose, among people who inject drugs and women with HIV and the pathways through with these laws shape HIV viral suppression among people with HIV.

This research will generate evidence concerning whether and how drug- and health-related laws influence substance use, overdose, and drug and alcohol treatment among key populations in the US, and inform future policy responses and structural interventions.

Finally, we have led the way in developing expanded strategies for increasing community involvement in the research process and in particular the use Community-Based Participatory Research methods in mental health research.

Alisa Lincoln - Northeastern University

Alisa Lincoln (Lead)
Director of IHESJR
Northeastern University

Beth Molnar - Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research, Northeastern University

Beth Molnar
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Laura Senier - Northeastern University

Laura Senier
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Chieh Li
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Meryl Alper - Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice, Northeastern University

Meryl Alper
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Andrea Grimes Parker, Northeastern University

Andrea Parker
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Rachel Rodgers - Northeastern University

Rachel Rodgers
Associate Professor
Northeastern University

Leo Beletsky

Leo Beletsky
Associate Professor
Northeastern University


Overview The Boston Consortium of Services for Men in Recovery, which began in 2009, implements and evaluates a model of integrated substance abuse and mental health treatment for men of [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Services and State Government Alignment Project

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research
Background The project aims to address a critical research gap and important public health problem. Chinese American adolescents (CAAs) are at elevated risk for mental health concerns, including depression and [...]

Preventing Depression of Chinese American Adolescents through Mobile Health Application

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research

Dr. Alisa Lincoln and her team at Northeastern University will work closely with the Department of Mental Health and Massachusetts stakeholders to develop and write the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for identifying and intervening early with people at risk for or experiencing psychosis (FEP) and their families with attention to the diversity of communities residing in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention with Psychosis

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research
Description The Early Childhood Mental Health Family Independence, Resilience, Support, and Treatment (ECMH FIRST) project began in October 2019 and expands the LAUNCH/MYCHILD model previously developed and evaluated by this team [...]

Evaluation of the Early Childhood Mental Health Family Independence, Resilience, Support, and Treatment (ECMH FIRST) Project

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research

The purpose of this evaluation study is to determine the effectiveness of the SOC project on early child care service systems’ functioning, children’s mental, behavioral, and developmental health outcomes, and the project’s impact on collaboration across the system of care.

Evaluation of the Massachusetts Multi-City Young Children’s Mental Health System of Care (SOC) Project

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research

This study aims to adapt and modify Adult Basic Education and the development of evidence-based methods to improve the reading skills of people with mental illness, which may have a broad public health impact.

Literacy Intervention Development Team

  • Public Mental Health and Substance Misuse Research



Alegria, M., Trinh-Shevrin, C., Chung, B., Ault, A., Lincoln, A. K., & Wells, K. (2017). CBPR in Health Care Settings. In Wallerstein (Ed.), Duran (Ed.), Oetzel (Ed.) and Minkler (Ed.) Community-Based Participatory Research in Health: Advancing Social and Health Equity.

Briesch DuBois, J. M., Briesch, A. M., Hoffman, J. A., Struzziero, J., & Toback, R. (2017). Implementing self-management within a group counseling context: Effects on academic enabling behaviors. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 8, 852-876.

Cook, B. L., Zuvekas, S. H., Chen, J., Progavac, A., & Lincoln, A. K. (2017) Assessing the individual, neighborhood, and policy predictors of disparities in mental health care. Medical Care Research and Review. 74 (4), 404-430.

Ellis, B. H., Lincoln, A. K., Abdi, S. M., Nimmons, E. A., Lakin, P. R., Issa, O., & Decker, S. H. (2018). “We all have stories”: Black Muslim immigrants’ experience with the police. Race and Justice, 1-22.

Johnson, S. E., Hoffman, J. A., Kruger, L., J., & Rizzo, C. J. (2015). Teaching school psychology students about teen dating violence: A snapshot of training practices across the U.S. School Mental Health, 7(4), 249-260.

Lincoln, A. K., & Adams, W. (2016) Understandings of community among people using publicly funded community mental health services. Advances in Medical Sociology, 17, 147-174.

Lincoln, A. K., Adams, W., Eyllon, M., Garverich, S., Prener, C., Griffith, J.,… Hopper, K. (2017). The double-stigma of limited literacy and mental illness: Examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health service users. Society and Mental Health, 7(3), 121-141.

Lincoln, A. K., Arford, T., Doran, M., Hopper, K. & Guyer, M. (2015). Brief report: A preliminary examination of the meaning and impact of limited literacy in the lives of people with serious mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(3), 315–320.

Lincoln, A. K., Borg, R., & Delman, J. (2014). Developing a community-based participatory research model to engage transition age youth using mental health service in research.  Family and Community Health, 38(1), 87-97.

Lincoln, A. K., Lazarevic, V., White, M. T., & Ellis, H. B. (2015). The Impact of acculturation style and acculturative hassles on the mental health of Somali adolescent refugees. Journal Of Immigrant And Minority Health, 18(4), 771-778.

Lincoln, A. K., Wallace, L., Kaminski, M.S., Lindeman, K., Aulier, L., & Delman, J. (2016). Understanding the frequent use of psychiatric emergency services: A community-based participatory research approach. Community Mental Health Journal. 52(8), 1015-1021. https//

Molnar B. E., Lees K., Roper K., Byars N., Mendez-Penate L., Moulin C.,… Allen D. (2018). Enhancing early childhood mental health primary care services: Evaluation of MA Project LAUNCH. Journal of Maternal & Child Health, 22(10), 1502-1510.

Pabayo R., Hemenway D., Dias J., & Molnar B. E. (2016). Sweetened beverage consumption is a risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents living in Boston, Massachusetts. Public Health Nutrition, 19(17), 3062-3069.

Pabayo R., Kawachi I., Grinshteyn E., Gilman S., & Molnar B. E. (2016). Income inequality within urban neighborhoods and depressive symptoms among adolescents. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 70(10), 997-1003.

Pabayo R., Molnar B. E., & Kawachi I. (2014). Witnessing a violent death and smoking, alcohol consumption, and marijuana use among adolescents. Journal of Urban Health, 91(2), 335-354.

Prener, C., & Lincoln, A. K. (2015). “Whose job is it, anyway?”: Examining urban emergency medical services and “psych calls”. American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 85(6), 612-619.

Weine, E. R., Kim, S. N., & Lincoln, A. K. (2015). Understanding lay assessments of alcohol use disorder: Need for treatment and associated stigma. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51(1), 98-105.

Faculty Scholars

Adams A. S., Soumerai S. B., Zhang F., Gilden D. M., Burns M. E., Huskamp H. A.,… Madden JM. (2015). Effects of eliminating drug caps on racial differences in antidepressant use among dual enrollees with diabetes and depression. Clinical Therapeutics, 37(3), 597-609.

Amso, D., Salhi, C., & Badre, D. (2018). The relationship between cognitive enrichment and cognitive control: A systematic investigation of environmental influences on development through socioeconomic status. Developmental psychobiology, 61, 159-178.

Arredondo, J., Gaines, T., Manian, S., Vilalta, C., Bañuelos, A., Strathdee, S. A.,   Beletsky, L. (2018). The law on the streets: Evaluating the impact of Mexico’s drug decriminalization reform on drug possession arrests in Tijuana, Mexico. International Journal of Drug Policy, 54, 1-8.

Arredondo, J., Strathdee, S. A., Cepeda, J. A., Abramovitz, D., Artamonova, I., Clairgue, E,… Beletsky, L. (2017). Measuring improvement in knowledge of drug policy reforms following a police education program in Tijuana, Mexico. Harm Reduction Journal, 14, 72-79. 

Beletsky, L. (2018). 21st Century cures for the overdose crisis. American Journal of Law & Medicine, 44, 359-385.

Beletsky, L. (2018). Deploying prescription drug monitoring to address the overdose crisis: Ideology meets reality. Indiana Health Law Review, 15(2), 139-187.

Beletsky, L. (2015). The benefits and potential drawbacks in the approval of EVZIO for reversal of opioid overdose. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 48(3), 357-9.

Beletsky, L. (2018). Using choice architecture to integrate substance use services with primary care. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 12(1), 1-3. 

Beletsky, L., Baker, P., Arredondo, J., Emuka, A., Goodman-Meza, D., Medina-Mora, M.E.,… Magis-Rodriguez, C. (2018). The global health and equity imperative for safe consumption facilities. The Lancet, 392(10147), 553-4.

Beletsky, L., Cochrane, J., Sawyer, A. L., Serio-Chapman, C., Smelyanskaya, M., Han, J.,… Sherman, S. G. (2015). Police encounters among needle exchange clients in Baltimore: Drug law enforcement as a structural determinant of health. American Journal of Public Health, 105(9), 1872-9.

Beletsky, L., & Davis, C. S. (2017). Today’s Fentanyl Crisis: Prohibition’s iron law, revisited. International Journal of Drug Policy, 46, 156-159.

Beletsky, L., Heller, D., Jenness, S., Neaigus, A., Gelpi-Acostae, C., & Hagan, H. (2014). Syringe access, syringe sharing, and police encounters among people who inject drugs in New York City: A community-level perspective. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(1), 105-111.

Beletsky, L., LaSalle, L., Newman, M., Paré, J., Tam, J., & Tochka, A. (2015). Fatal re-entry: Legal and programmatic opportunities to curb opioid overdose among individuals newly released from incarceration. Northeastern University Law Journal, 7(1), 155-215.

Beletsky, L., Wagner, K. D., Arredondo, J., Palinkas, L., Rodriguez, C. M., Kalic, N.,… Strathdee, S. A. (2015). Implementing Mexico’s “Narcomenudeo” drug law reform: A mixed-methods assessment of early experiences among people who inject drugs. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 10(4), 384-401.

Bergmeier, H. J., Skouteris, H., Hetherington, M. M, Rodgers, R. F., Campbell, K. J, & Cox, R. (2017). Do maternal perceptions of child eating and feeding help to explain the disconnect between reported and observed feeding practices?: A follow up study. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 13(4), e12420.

Borquez, A., Beletsky, L., Nosyk, B., Strathdee, S. A., Madrazo, A., Abramovitz, D.,… Martin, N. K. (2018). Evaluating the impact of public health-oriented drug law reform on HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico: an epidemic modelling analysis. The Lancet Public Health, 3(9), e429–e437.

Burns M., Busch A., Madden J. M., LeCates R., Zhang F., Adams A.,… Huskamp H. (2014). Effects of Medicare Part D on guideline-concordant pharmacotherapy for bipolar disorder among dual beneficiaries. Psychiatric Services, 65(3), 323-329.

Burns M. E., Huskamp H. A., Smith J. C., Madden J. M., & Soumerai S. B. (2016). The effects of the transition from Medicaid to Medicare on health care use for adults with mental illness. Medical Care, 54(9), 868–877.

Cepeda J., Arredondo J., Abramovitz D., Artamonova I., Clairgue E., Bustamante E.,… Beletsky L. (2017). Assessing police officers’ attitudes and legal knowledge on behaviors that impact HIV transmission among people who inject drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 50, 56-63.

Cepeda, J. A., Beletsky, L, Sawyer, A., Serio-Chapman, C., Smelyanskaya, M., Han, J.,… Sherman, S. G. (2017). Occupational safety in the age of the opioid crisis: Needle stick injury among Baltimore police. Journal of Urban Health, 94(1), 100-103.

Cepeda J. A., Eritsyan K., Vickerman P., Lyubimova A., Shegay M., Odinokova V., Beletsky L.,… Martin N. K. (2018). Modelling the potential impact of implementing and scaling-up harm reduction and antiretroviral therapy on HIV and overdose deaths among people who inject drugs in two Russian cities. The Lancet HIV, 5(10), 578-87.

Cerolini, S., Rodgers, R. F., & Lombardo, C. (2018). Partial sleep deprivation and food intake in participants reporting binge eating symptoms and emotional eating: preliminary results of a quasi-experimental study. Eating and Weight Disorders, 20, 90.

Choquette, E. M., Ordaz, L., Melioli, T., Delage, B., Chabrol, H., Rodgers, R. F., & Thompson, J. K. (2018). Food and alcohol disturbance (fad) in the U.S. and France: nationality and gender effects and relations to drive for thinness and alcohol use. Eating Behaviors, 31, 113-119.

Coleman K. J., Lutsky M. A., Yau V., Qian Y., Pomichowski M. E., Crawford P. M., Lynch, F. L., Madden, J. M.,… Croen L. A. (2015). Validation of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses in large healthcare systems with electronic medical records.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7). 1989-1996.

Convertino, A., Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., & Jodoin, A. (2019). An evaluation of the Aerie Real campaign: Potential for promoting positive body image? Journal of Health Psychology, 24(6), 726-737.

Cooper H. L., Bonney L., Luo R., Haley D. F., Linton S., Hunter-Jones J.,… Rothenberg R. (2016). Public housing relocations and partnership dynamics in areas with high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43(4), 222-30.

Cooper H. L., Hunter-Jones J., Kelley M. E., Karnes C., Haley D. F., Ross Z.,… Bonney L. E. (2014). The aftermath of public housing relocations: relationships between changes in local socioeconomic conditions and depressive symptoms in a cohort of adult relocators. Journal of Urban Health, 91(2), 223-41.

Cooper H. L., Linton S., Haley D. F., Kelley M. E., Dauria E. F., Karnes C. C,… Bonney L. E. (2015). Changes in exposure to neighborhood characteristics are associated with sexual network characteristics in a cohort of adults relocating from public housing. AIDS and Behavior, 19(6), 1016-30.

Cummings J. R., Lynch F. L., Rust K. C., Coleman K. J., Madden J. M., Owen-Smith A. A.,… Croen LA. (2016). Health services utilization among children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 910-920.

Curfman, G. D., Beletsky, L., & Sarpatwari, A. (2018). Benefits, limitations, and value of abuse-deterrent opioids. JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(1), 131-132.

Dasgupta, N., Beletsky, L., Ciccarone, D. (2018). Opioid Crisis: No easy fix to its social and economic determinants. American Journal of Public Health, 108(2), 182-186.

Davis, C. S., Burris, S., Beletsky, L., & Binswanger, I. (2016). Co-prescribing Naloxone does not increase liability risk. Substance Abuse Journal, 37(4), 498-500.

Davis, C., Carr, D., Southwell, J., & Beletsky, L. (2015). Engaging law enforcement in overdose reversal initiatives: Authorization and liability for Naloxone administration. American Journal of Public Health, 105(8), 1530-7.

Davis, C. S., Green, T. C., & Beletsky, L. (2017). Action, not rhetoric, needed to reverse the opioid epidemic, Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics, 45(1), 20-23.

Delage, B., Melioli, T., Valls, M., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2014). Etude exploratoire du vécu de la prise en charge des parents et de la fratrie de jeunes filles anorexiques [Exploratory study of the support experienced by the parents and siblings of anorexic girls. Neuropsychiatrie de l’Enfance et de l’Adolescence, 62, 508-513.

Donovan, E., Rodgers, R.  F., Cousineau, T., McGowan, K. M., Luk, S., Yates, K., & Franko, D. (2016). Feasibility of a mindfulness and self-compassion based mobile intervention for adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 217-221.

DuBois, R. H., Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Eddy, K., & Thompson, J. (2017). A network analysis investigation of the cognitive-behavioral theory of eating disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 97, 213-221.

Fiscella, K., Beletsky, L., & Wakeman., S. E. (2017). The inmate exception and reform of correctional health care. American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 384-385.

Fiscella, K., Wakeman, S. E., & Beletsky, L. (2018). Implementing opioid agonist treatment in correctional facilities. JAMA Internal Medicine, 178(9), 1153-54.

Fiscella, K., Wakeman, S.E., & Beletsky, L. (2019). X the X-Waiver: Buprenorphine deregulation and mainstreaming treatment for opioid use disorder. Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, 76(3), 229-230.

Franko, D. L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Rodgers, R. F., Holmqvist Gattario, K., Frisén, A., Diedrichs, P., & Shingleton, R. (2015). Internalization as a mediator of the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and body image attitudes and behaviors among young men in Sweden, US, UK and Australia. Body Image, 15, 54-60.

Fulmer, T., Rodgers, R. F., & Pelger, A. (2014). Verbal mistreatment in the elderly:  Association with depression and quality of life. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 26, 351-364.

Gaines, T., Beletsky, L., Arredondo, J., Werb, D., Rangel, G., Vera, A., & Brouwer, K. (2015). Examining the spatial distribution of law enforcement encounters among people who inject drugs after implementation of Mexico’s drug policy reform. Journal of Urban Health, 92(2), 338-51.

Gaines, T. L., Werb, D., Arredondo, J., Alaniz, V. M., Vilalta, C., & Beletsky L. (2016). The spatial-temporal pattern of policing following a drug policy reform:  Triangulating self-reported arrests with official crime statistics. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(2), 214-222.

Garnett, B. R, Buelow, R., Franko, D. L., Becker, C. B., Rodgers, R. F., & Austin, S. B. (2014). The importance of campaign saliency as a predictor of attitude and behavior change: A pilot evaluation of social marketing campaign Fat Talk Free Week®. Health Communication, 20(10), 984-995.

Girard, M., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2018). Prospective predictors of body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, and muscularity concerns among young women in France: A sociocultural model. Body Image, 26, 103-110.

Girard, M., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2018). Support for a modified tripartite dual pathway model of body image concerns and risky body change behaviors in French young men. Sex Roles, 78, 799-809.

Golin C. E., Haley D. F., Wang J., Hughes J. P., Kuo I., Justman J.,… Hodder S. (2016). Post-traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms and mental health over time among low-income women at increased risk of HIV in the U.S. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(2), 891-910.

Haley D. F., Golin C. E., Farel C. E., Wohl D. A., Scheyett A. M., Garrett J. J.,… Parker S. D. (2014). Multilevel challenges to engagement in HIV care after prison release: a theory-informed qualitative study comparing prisoners’ perspectives before and after community reentry. BMC Public Health, 14, 1253.

Haley D. F., Linton S., Luo R., Hunter-Jones J., Adimora A. A., Wingood G. M.,… Cooper H. L. F. (2017). Public housing relocations and relationships of changes in neighborhood disadvantage and transportation access to unmet need for medical care. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(1), 315-328.

Hammett T., Phan S., Gaggin J., Case P., Zaller N., Lutnick A., Kral A. H., Fedorova E. V., Heimer R., Small W., Pollini R., Beletsky L.,… Des Jarlais D. C. (2014). Pharmacies as providers of expanded health services for people who inject drugs: A review of laws, policies, and barriers in six countries. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 261.

Kim, Y., Austin, S. B., Subramanian, Thomas, J. J., Eddy, K. T., Franko, D. F., Rodgers, R. F., & Kawachi, I. (2018). Risk factors for disordered weight control behaviors among Korean adolescents: Multilevel analysis of the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 124-138.

Kling, J., Rodgers, R. F., & Frisén, A. (2016). Young men’s endorsement and pursuit of appearance ideals: the prospective role of appearance investment. Body Image, 16, 10-16.

Kuo I., Golin C. E., Wang J., Haley D. F., Hughes J., Mannheimer S.,… Hodder S. (2014). Substance use patterns and factors associated with changes over time in a cohort of heterosexual women at risk for HIV acquisition in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 139, 93-99.

Laconi, S., Andreoletti, A., Chauchard, E., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2016). Utilisation problématique d’Internet, temps passé en ligne et traits de personnalité. [Problematic Internet use, time online, and personality traits]. Encephale, 42, 214-218.

Laconi, S., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2014). The measurement of Internet addiction: A critical review of existing scales and their psychometric properties. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 190-202.

 Linton S. L., Cooper H. L., Luo R., Karnes C., Renneker K., Haley D. F.,… Rothenberg R. (2016). Changing places and partners: Associations of neighborhood conditions with sexual network turnover among African American adults relocated from public housing. Archives of Sexual Behaviors, 46(4), 925-936.

Linton S. L., Cooper H. L., Luo R., Karnes C., Renneker K., Haley D. F.,… Rothenberg R. (2015). People and places: Relocating to neighborhoods with better economic and social conditions is associated with less risky drug/alcohol network characteristics among African American adults in Atlanta, GA. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 160, 30-41.

Linton S. L., Haley D. F., Hunter-Jones J., Ross Z., & Cooper H. L. F. (2017). Social causation and neighborhood selection processes underlie associations between neighborhoods, social networks and illicit drug use among adults relocating from public housing. Social Science and Medicine, 185, 81-90.

Lovering, M. E., Rodgers, R. F., Edwards George, J., & Franko, D. L. (2018). Exploring the tripartite influence model of body dissatisfaction in postpartum women. Body Image, 24, 44-54.

Lu C. Y., Zhang F., Lakoma M. D., Madden J. M., Rusinak D., Penfold R. B.,… Soumerai S. B. (2014). Changes in youth antidepressant use and suicidal behavior following FDA warnings and media coverage. British Medical Journal, 348, g3596.

Mackey T. K., Werb D., Beletsky L., Rangel G., Arredondo J., & Strathdee S. A. (2014). Mexico’s “Ley de Narcomenudeo:” drug policy reform and the international drug control regime. Harm Reduction Journal, 11(21), e1-e7.

Madden J. M., Adams A.S., LeCates R.F., Ross-Degnan D., Zhang F., Huskamp H. A.,… Soumerai SB. (2015). Changes in drug coverage generosity and untreated serious mental illness: Transitioning from Medicaid to Medicare Part D. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(2), 79-188.

Madden J. M., Lakoma M. D., Lynch F. L., Rusinak D., Owen-Smith A. A., Coleman K. J.,… Croen L. A. (2017). Psychotropic medication use among insured children with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(1), 144–154.

Madden J. M., Lakoma M. D., Rusinak D., Lu C. Y., & Soumerai, S.B. (2016). Missing clinical and behavioral health data in a large electronic health record (EHR) system. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23(3), 1143–1149.

Markle E., Rodgers, R. F., Sanchez W., & Ballou, M. (2015). Social support in the cohousing model of community: A mixed-method analysis. Community Development, 46, 616-631.

Markowitz, J. T., Cousineau, T. M., Franko, D. L., Schultz, A. T., Trant, M., Rodgers, R. F., & Laffel, L. M. B. (2014). Text messaging intervention for teens and young adults with diabetes. Diabetes Science and Technology, 8, 1029-1034.

Melioli, T, Bauer, S., Franko, D. L., Moessner, M., Ozer, F., Chabrol, H., & Rodgers, R. F. (2016). Reducing eating disorder symptoms and risk factors using the internet: a meta-analytic review. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 1, 19-31.

Melioli, T., Girard, M., Gonzalez, N., El Jazouli, Y., Valla, A., Chabrol, H., & Rodgers, R. F. (2018). Utilisation d’Instagram, aptitude à critiquer les médias et symptômes de troubles du comportement alimentaire chez les adolescentes : une étude exploratoire. [Instagram use, social media literary as eating disorder symptoms among female adolescents: an exploratory study]. Journal de Therapie Comportementale et Cognitive, 28(4), 196-203.

Melioli, T., Rispal, M., Hart, L., Chabrol, H., & Rodgers, R. F. (2018). French mental health first aid guidelines for eating disorders: An exploration of user characteristics and usefulness among college students. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 12, 229-233.

Melioli, T., Rodgers, R. F., Rodrigues, M., & Chabrol, H. (2015). The role of body image in the relationship between internet use and bulimic symptoms: three theoretical frameworks. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 682-686.

Melioli, T., Sirou, J., Rodgers, R. F., & Chabrol, H. (2015). Etude du profil des personnes victimes d’intimidation réelle et d’intimidation sur Internet. [Victims of bullying and cyberbullying]. Neuropsychiatrie de L’enfance et de l’Adolescence, 63, 30-35.

Mittal M. L., Artamonova I., Baker P., Strathdee S. A., Cepeda J., Bañuelos A.,… Beletsky L. (2018). Improving police conceptual knowledge of Mexico’s law on cannabis possession: Findings from an assessment of a police education program. The American Journal on Addictions, 27, 608-611.

Mittal M. L., Beletsky L., Patiño E., Abramovitz, D., Rocha, T., Arredondo, J.,…Strathdee, S. A. (2016). Prevalence and correlates of needle-stick injuries among active duty police officers in Tijuana, Mexico. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(4), 20874.

Piñedo M., Beletsky L., Alamillo N., & Ojeda, V. D. (2017). Health-damaging policing practices among persons who inject drugs in Mexico: are deported migrants at greater risk? International Journal of Drug Policy, 46, 41-46.

Rafful C., Orozco R., Rangel M. G., Davidson P., Werb D., Beletsky L., & Strathdee S. A. (2018). Increased non-fatal overdose risk associated with involuntary drug treatment in a longitudinal study with people who inject drugs. Addiction, 113(6), 1056-1063.

Rodgers, R. F. (2016). The relationship between body image concerns, eating disorders and Internet use, part II: an integrated theoretical model. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 121–137.

Rodgers, R. F. (2016). The role of the “Healthy Weight” discourse in body image and eating concerns: An extension of sociocultural theory, Eating Behaviors, 22, 194–198.

Rodgers, R. F., Damiano, S. R., Wertheim, E. H., & Paxton, S. J. (2017). Media exposure in very young girls: prospective and cross-sectional relationships with BMIz, self-esteem and body size stereotypes. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2356-2363.

Rodgers, R. F., Donovan, E., Cousineau, T., Yates, K., McGowan, K., Cook, E.,… Franko, D. L. (2018). BodiMojo: Efficacy of a mobile-based intervention in improving body image and self-compassion among adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 1363-1372.

Rodgers, R. F., & Dubois, R. (2016). Cognitive biases to appearance-related stimuli in body dissatisfaction: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 46, 1-11.

Rodgers, R. F., DuBois, R., Frumkin, M. R., & Robinaugh, D. J. (2018). A network approach to eating disorder symptomatology: Do desire for thinness and fear of gaining weight play unique roles in the network? Body Image, 27, 1-9.

Rodgers, R. F., & Franko, D. L. (2015). Eating disorder prevention on college campuses:  Recruitment challenges. European Review of Applied Psychology, 24(1), 3-8.

Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Donovan, E., Cousineau, T., Yates, K., McGowan, K.,… Lowy A. S. (2017). Body image in emerging adults: The protective role of self-compassion. Body Image, 22, 148-155.

Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Gottlieb, M., & Daynard, R. (2015). Decreases in tanning behaviors following a short online survey: Potential for prevention? Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 76-78.

Rodgers, R. F., Franko, D. L., Lovering, M. E., Luk,  Pernal, W., & Matsumoto, A. (2018). Development and validation of the Female Muscularity Scale. Sex Roles, 78,18-26.

Rodgers, R. F., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Holmes, M., Skouteris, H, & Broadbent, J. (2018). When does behavior follow intent? Relationships between trait level dietary restraint and daily eating behaviors? Appetite, 120, 449-455.

Rodgers, R. F., Lowy, A. S., Halperin, D. M., & Franko, D. L. (2016). A systematic review and meta-analysis examining the influence of pro-eating disorder websites on body image and eating pathology. European Eating Disorders Review, 24, 3-8.

Rodgers, R. F., McLean, S. A., Marques, M., Dunstan, C., & Paxton, S. (2016). Trajectories of body dissatisfaction and dietary restriction in early adolescent girls: a latent class growth analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1664–1677.

Rodgers, R. F., McLean, S. A., & Paxton, S. J. (2015). Longitudinal relationships among internalization of the media ideal, peer social comparison, and body dissatisfaction: Implications for the tripartite influence model. Developmental Psychology, 51, 706-713.

Rodgers, R. F., McLean, S. A., & Paxton, S. J. (2018). When seeing is not believing: An examination of the mechanisms accounting for the protective effect of media literacy on body image. Sex Roles.

Rodgers, R. F., & Melioli, T. (2016). The relationship between body image concerns, eating disorders and Internet use, part I: a review of empirical support. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 95–119.

Rodgers, R. F., Nichols, T. E., Damiano, S. R., Wertheim, E. H., & Paxton, S. J. (2019). Low body esteem and dietary restraint among 7-year old children: The role of perfectionism, low self-esteem, and belief in the rewards of thinness and muscularity. Eating Behaviors, 32, 65-68.

Rodgers, R. F., O’Flynn, J. L., Bourdeau, A., & Zimmerman, E. (2018). A biopsychosocial model of body image, disordered eating, and breastfeeding among postpartum women. Appetite, 126, 163-168.

Rodgers, R. F., & Paxton, S. J. (2014). The impact of indicated prevention and early intervention on co-morbid eating disorder and depressive symptoms: A systematic review. Journal of Eating Disorders, 2, 30.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., & McLean, S. A. (2014). A biopsychosocial model of body image concerns and disordered eating in early adolescent girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 814-823.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., Campbell, K. J., Wertheim, E. H., Skouteris, H., & Gibbons, K. (2014). Maternal negative affect is associated with emotional feeding practices and emotional eating in young children. Appetite, 80, 242-247.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., & Damiano, S. (2016). “Does the voice in your head get kinder as you get older?” Women’s perceptions of body image in midlife. Journal of Women and Aging, 28, 395-402.

Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., Massey, R., Mond, J. M., Hay, P. J., & Rodgers, B. (2015). Stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs towards bulimia nervosa: The importance of knowledge and eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203, 259-263.

Rodgers, R. F., Pernal, W., Matsumoto, A., Shiyko, M., Intille, S., & Franko, D. L. (2016). Capitalizing on mobile technology to support healthy eating in ethnic minority college students. Journal of American College Health, 64, 125-132.

Rodgers, R. F., Peterson, K. E., Hunt A. T., Spadano-Gasbarro, J. L., Richmond, T. K., Greaney, M. L., & Austin, S. B. (2017). Racial/ethnic and weight status disparities in dieting and disordered weight control behaviors among early adolescents, Eating Behaviors, 26, 104-107.

Rodgers, R. F., Schaefer, L., Thompson, J. K., Girard, M., Bertrand, M., & Chabrol, H. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ-4) in French women and men. Body Image, 17, 143–151.

Rodgers, R. F., Shiyko, M., Intille, S., Wilson, K., O’Carroll, D., Lovering, M.,… Franko, D. L. (2016). Exploring healthy eating among ethnic minority students using mobile technology: Feasibility and adherence. Journal of Health Informatics, 22(3), 440-450.

Rodgers, R. F., & Sonneville, K. (2018). Research for leveraging food policy in universal eating disorder prevention. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 503-506.

Rodgers, R. F., Watts, A. W. Austin, S. B., Haines, J., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2017). Disordered eating in ethnic/racial minority adolescents with overweight. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(6), 665-671.

Rodgers, R. F., Wertheim, E. H., Damiano, S. R., Gregg, K., & Paxton, S. J. (2019). A qualitative, prospective study of children’s understanding of weight gain. British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Rodgers, R. F., Wertheim, E., Damiano, S., Gregg, K. J., & Paxton, S. (2015). “Stop eating lollies and do lots of sports”: A prospective qualitative study of the development of children’s awareness of dietary restraint and exercise to lose weight. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12, 155.

Rodgers, R. F., Wilking, C., Gottlieb, M., Daynard, R., Lovering, M., Matsumoto, A.,… & Franko, D. L. (2016). Qualitative study of the decision to engage in tanning behaviors among female college students. European Review of Applied Psychology, 66, 1-8.

Rodgers, R. F., Ziff, S., Lowy, A., Yu, K., & S. B. Austin. (2017). Results of a strategic science study to inform policies targeting extreme thinness standards in the fashion industry. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(3), 284-292.

Rolon, M., Patiño Mandujano, E., Beletsky, L., Arredondo, J., Rocha, T., Olivarri,a O.,…Strathdee, S. A. (2015). Más miedo a una enfermedad que a un balazo [More afraid of a disease than a bullet]: Implementation of system-wide needlestick injury surveillance system in the Tijuana Police Department, Mexico. Annals of Global Health, 81(1), 9-12.

Rousseau, A., Rodgers, R. F., & Eggermont, S. (2019). A short-term longitudinal exploration of the impact of TV exposure on objectifying attitudes toward women in early adolescent boys. Sex roles, 80, 186-199.

Rousseau, A. Rodgers, R. F., Eggermont, S. (2017). A biopsychosocial model for understanding media internalization and appearance dissatisfaction among preadolescent boys and girls. Communication Research, 1-27.

Saloner, B., McGinty, E. E., Beletsky, L., Bluthenthal, B., Beyrer, C., Botticelli, M., & Sherman, S. G. (2018). A public health strategy for the opioid crisis. Public Health Reports, 133(1), 24S-34S.

Saul, J., & Rodgers, R. F. (2018). Adolescent eating disorder risk and the online world. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics, 27(2), 221-228.

Saul, J., & Rodgers, R. F. (2016). Wellness, not weight: Changing the focus in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(1), 7-9.

Sonneville, K., & Rodgers, R. F. (2019). Shared concerns and opportunity for joint action in creating a food environment that supports health. Nutrients, 11(1), 41.

Spiel, E., Rodgers, R. F., Paxton, S. J., Wertheim, E. H., Damiano, S. R., Gregg, K. J., & McLean, S. A. (2016). “He’s got his father’s bias”: Parental influence on weight bias in young children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34, 198-211.

Stone, D. I. G., DuBois, R. H., DeJesus, B., Rodgers, R. F., & Rizzo, C. (2017). A network analysis of self-cutting risk among late adolescent girls exposed to dating violence. Journal of Adolescence, 61, 12-16.

Strathdee, S. A., Beletsky, L., & Kerr, T. (2015). HIV, drugs and the legal environment. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(1), S27-S32.

Tallon, L. A., Manjourides, J., Pun, V. C., Salhi, C., Suh, H. (2017). Cognitive impacts of ambient air pollution in the National Social Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) cohort. Environment International, 104, 102-109.

Tang, J., Li, C., Rodgers, R. F., & Ballou, M. (2015). Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy with Asian American patients in an acute psychiatric partial hospital program. North American Journal of Medicine & Science, 8, 154-159. 10.7156/najms.2015.08

Tang, J. T., Li, C., Rodgers, R. F., & Ballou, M. (2016). Ethnic differences in the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy combined with medication: Comparing Asian American and white psychiatric patients. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 24, 46-50.

Werb, D., Medina Mora, G., Beletsky, L., Arredondo, J., & Strathdee, S. A. (2014). Mexico’s drug policy reform: Cutting edge success or crisis in the making? International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(1), 823-825.

Werb, D., Strathdee, S. A., Meza, E., Rangel, G., Palinkas, L., Medina-Mora, M. E., & Beletsky, L. (2017). Institutional stakeholder perceptions of barriers to addiction treatment under Mexico’s drug policy reform. Global Public Health, 12(5), 519-530.

Werb, D., Strathdee, S. A., Vera, A., Arredondo, J., Beletsky, L., Gonazalez-Zuniga, P., & Gaines, T. (2016). Spatial patterns of arrest, police assault, and addiction treatment center locations in Tijuana, Mexico. Addiction, 111(7), 1246-5.

Werb, D., Wagner, K. D., Beletsky, L., Gonzalez-Zuniga, P., Rangel, G., & Strathdee, S. A. (2015). Police bribery and access to Methadone Maintenance Therapy within the context of drug policy reform in Tijuana, Mexico. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 148(1), 221-5.

Wood, E. F., Werb, D., Beletsky, L., Rangel, G., Cuevas Mota, J., Garfein, R. S., Wagner, K. D. (2017). Differential experiences of Mexican policing by people who inject drugs residing in Tijuana and San Diego. International Journal of Drug Policy, 41(1), 132-139.

van Leeuwen, N., Rodgers, R. F., Bui, E., Pirlot, G., & Chabrol, H. (2014). Relations between acculturation orientations and antisocial behavior in adolescents and young adults from immigrant families. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 1, 68-82.

van Leeuwen, N., Rodgers, R. F., Gibbs, J, & Chabrol, H. (2014). Callous-unemotional traits and antisocial behavior among adolescents: The role of self-serving cognitions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 229-237.

Zimmerman, E., Rodgers, R. F., O’Flynn, J., & Bourdeau, A. (2018). Weight-related concerns as barriers to exclusive breastfeeding at six months. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(2), 284-291.


Lincoln, A. K., Adams, W., Eyllon, M., Garverich, S., Prener, C., Griffith, J.,… & Hopper, K. (2017). The double-stigma of limited literacy and mental illness: Examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health service users. Society and Mental Health, 7(3), 121-141.

Lincoln, A. K., Arford, T., Doran, M., Hopper, K. & Guyer, M. (2015). Brief report: A preliminary examination of the meaning and impact of limited literacy in the lives of people with serious mental illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(3), 315–320.

Student Graduate Assistants

Agrest, M., Le, P. T., Yang, L., Mascayano, F., Alves-Nishioka, S., Dev, S.,… Susser, E. (2019). Implementing a community -based task -shifting psychosocial intervention for individuals with psychosis in Chile: Perspectives from users. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 65(1), 38-45. 

Elman, I., Albanese, M., Mysels, D., Scoglio, A. A. J., Steinkamp, J., & Borodovsky, J. (2016). Co-occurring disordered gambling among treatment-seekers at a community outpatient addiction clinic. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 10(5), 339-343.

Gorman, J.A., Scoglio, A. A. J., Smolinsky, J., Russo, A., & Drebing, C.E. (2018). Veteran Coffee Socials: A community-building strategy for enhancing community integration of veterans in transition from military to civilian life. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-9.

Musyimi, C. W., Mutiso, V. N., Nayak, S. S., Ndetei, D. M., Henderson, D. C., & Bunders, J. (2017). Quality of life of depressed and suicidal patients seeking services from traditional and faith healers in rural Kenya. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15(1), 95.

Mutiso, V. N., Musyimi, C. W., Nayak, S.S., Musau, A. M., Rebello, T., Nandoya, E., … & Ndetei, D. M. (2017). Stigma-related mental health knowledge and attitudes among primary health workers and community health volunteers in rural Kenya. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(6), 508-517.

Nayak, S.S., Kshtriya, S., & Neugebauer, R. (in press). Trauma alleviation treatment for unaccompanied children after the Rwandan Genocide: A cautionary tale. Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas.

O’Connor, M. K., Kraft, M. L., Daley, R., Sugarman, M., Clarke, E., Sugarman, M., Scoglio, A. A. J., Shirk, S. D. (2018). The aging well through interaction and scientific education program. Clinical Gerontologist, 41(5), 412-423.

Reilly, E. D., Ritzert, T. R., Scoglio, A. A. J., Mote, J., Fukuda, S. D., Ahern, M. E., & Kelly, M. M. (2018). A systematic review of values measures in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy research. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 290-304.

Robinson-Wood, T., Balogun, O., Boadi, N. K., Fernandes, C., Matsumoto, A., Popat-Jain, A., & Zhang, X. (2015). Worse than blatant racism: A phenomenological investigation of microaggressions among black women. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 9, 221-236.  

Robinson-Wood, T., Balogun-Mwangi, O., Weber, A., Zeko-Underwood, E., Collins, S. A., Popat-Jain, A., Matsumoto, A., & Cook, E. (2018). “What is going to be like?”: A Phenomenological investigation of racial, gendered, and sexual microaggressions among highly educated individuals. Qualitative Psychology.

Sabnis, S., Fojo, S., Nayak, S.S., Lopez, E., Tarn, D.M., & Zeltzer, L. (2019). Reducing parental trauma and stress in neonatal intensive care: Systematic review and meta-analysis of hospital interventions. Journal of Perinatology, 39(3), 375-386.

Wewiorski, N., Gorman, J., Scoglio, A. A. J., Fukuda, S., Reilly, E., Mueller, L.,… Drebing, C. E. (2018). Best practices in vocational services for the community reintegration of returning veterans. Psychological Services, 15(2) 191.