Robin Petering, MSW

Robin P. Petering, MSW is a PhD candidate in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is currently a co-Primary Investigator on a multi-city study assessing the health risks and resiliency of young people that are homeless or unstably housed. She has recently been funded with a National Institute of Health NRSA F31 fellowship that will support her continued research on gang involved homeless youth (F31-MH- 108446-01A1). She also serves as key personnel on the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) grant entitled “Peers and Social Media to Promote HIV Testing and Treatment for Homeless Youth” which will test the effectiveness of artificial intelligence to reduce HIV risk taking behaviors in homeless youth populations. Ms. Petering’s research interests are centered on understanding the social determinants of risk behaviors among vulnerable youth populations such as homeless. Her focus has previously been on understanding both interpersonal and intimate partner violence within homeless youth, a subject that is relatively understudied. Utilizing innovative research methods, her work aims to elucidate patterns in social networks of youth and how this relates to risk and protective behavior. The goal of her research is to create innovative prevention techniques that consider the importance of social-environments and to determine how these new ideas can be disseminated and sustained using a community based participatory research approach.

publications

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

1. Santa Maria, D. M., Narendorf, S. C., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., & Flash, C. A. (2017). Implications for PrEP uptake in homeless young adults: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60, S25–S26. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.10.068

Impact Factor: 3.974

2. Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., …Woo, D. (2017). Influence maximization in the field: The arduous journey from emerging to deployed application. In Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 150–158). Richland, SC: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

Impact Factor: N/A

3. Curry, S. R., & Petering, R. (2017). Resident perspectives on life in a transitional housing program for homeless young adults. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10560-017-0488-2

Impact Factor: 0.580

4. Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., Rice, E., Milburn, N., & Petering, R. (2017). “I’m not homeless, I’m houseless”: Identifying as homeless and associations with service utilization among Los Angeles homeless young people. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 26, 16–24. doi:10.1080/10530789.2017.1280204

Impact Factor: 0.400

5. Rice, E., Petering, R., Stringfellow, E., & Craddock, J. B. (2017). Innovations in community-based and interdisciplinary research: A network perspective on innovation in social work science. Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 189–193. doi:10.1177/1049731516685620

Impact Factor: 1.586

6. Traube, D. E., Begun, S., Petering, R., & Flynn, M. L. (2017). Beta testing in social work. Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 163–168. doi:10.1177/1049731516659142

Impact Factor: 1.586

7. Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., Dent, D., & Rice, E. (2017). Violence, trauma, mental health, and substance use among homeless youth Juggalos. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 48, 642–650. doi:10.1007/s10578-016-0689-5

Impact Factor: 1.024

8. Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017). Bidirectional intimate partner violence and drug use among homeless youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 2209–2217. doi:10.1177/0886260515593298

Impact Factor: 1.940

9. Petering, R., Rice, E., & Rhoades, H. (2016). Violence in the social networks of homeless youth: Implications for network-based prevention programming. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31, 582–605. doi:10.1177/0886260515593298

Impact Factor: 1.211

10. Yadav, A., Marcolino, L. S., Rice, E., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., … Carmichael, H. (2016). PSINET: Assisting HIV prevention amongst homeless youth by planning ahead. AI Magazine, 37(2), 47–62. doi:10.1609/aimag.v37i2.2632

Impact Factor: 0.812

11. Petering, R. (2016). Sexual risk, substance use, mental health, and trauma experiences of gang-involved homeless youth. Journal of Adolescence, 48, 73–81. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.01.009

Impact Factor: 1.795

12. Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Lengnick-Hall, R., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & McCune, S. (2016). Social context of service use among homeless youth in Los Angeles, California. Journal of Social Service Research, 42, 501–515. doi:10.1080/01488376.2016.1153563

Impact Factor: 0.574

13. Petering, R. (2015). The potential costs of police databases: Exploring the performance of California’s gang database (CalGang). Journal of Forensic Social Work, 5, 67–81. doi:10.1080/1936928X.2015.1109399

Impact Factor: n/a

14. Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Barham-Adhikari, A., Winetrobe, H., Plant, A., … Kordic, T. (2015). Homelessness and sexual identity among middle school students. Journal of School Health, 85, 552–557. doi:10.1111/josh.12280

Impact Factor: 1.749

15. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Petering, R. (2015). Social network correlates of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine use in a sociometric network of homeless youth. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6, 433-457. doi:10.1086/682709

Impact Factor: 1.211

16. Henwood, B. F., Stefancic, A., Petering, R., Schreiber, S., Abrams, C., & Padgett, D. K. (2015). Social relationships of dually diagnosed homeless adults following enrollment in Housing First or traditional treatment services. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6, 385–406. doi:10.1086/682583

Impact Factor: 1.211

17. Cederbaum, J. A., Petering, R., Hutchinson, M. K., He, A. S., Wilson, J. P., Jemmott, J. B., III, & Jemmott, L. S. (2015). Alcohol outlet density and related use in an urban Black population in Philadelphia public housing communities. Health & Place, 31, 31–38. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.10.007

Impact Factor: 2.541

18. Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., Goldbach, J., Plant, A., … Kordic, T. (2015). Cyberbullying and victimization among middle-school students. American Journal of Public Health, 105, e66–e72. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302393

Impact Factor: 4.138

19. Winetrobe, H., Rice, E., Bauermeister, J., Petering, R., & Holloway, I. W. (2014). Associations of unprotected anal intercourse with Grindr-met partners among Grindr-using young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles. AIDS Care, 26, 1303–1308. doi:10.1080/09540121.2014.911811

Impact Factor: 2.095

20. Petering, R., Wenzel, S., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). Systematic review of current intimate partner violence prevention programs and applicability to homeless youth. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 5, 107–135. doi:10.1086/675851

Impact Factor: 1.211

21. Petering, R., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). The social networks of homeless youth experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 2172–2191. doi:10.1177/0886260513516864

Impact Factor: 1.940

Manuscripts Under Peer Review

1. Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Onasch-Vera, L., Yadav, A., Wilder, B., & Rice, E. (2017). Have you heard?: A development of a social network-based peer-led HIV prevention intervention for homeless youth. Manuscript under review.

2. Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Yadav, A., Wilder, B., & Tambe, M. (2017). Testing the feasibility of using artificial intelligence to enhance peer-based HIV prevention among homeless youth. Manuscript under review.

Book Chapters

1. Petering, R., Barham-Adhikari, A., Craddock, J. & Rice, E. (2015). Recent violence, violent peers, and HIV risk behavior of homeless youth. In T. F. Colby (Ed.), Victims and victimization: Risk factors, intervention strategies and socioemotional outcomes (pp. 57–72). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Book Chapters Under Review

1. Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., … Woo, D. (2017). Influence maximization in the field: The arduous journey from emerging to deployed application. Book chapter under review.

2. Srivastava, A., Petering, R., & Misyrlis, M. (2017). Minimizing violence in homeless youth. Book chapter under review.

3. Rahmattalabi, A., Onasch-Vera, L., Roybal, O., Nguyen, K., Tran, L., & Petering, R. (2017). Artificial intelligence for improving access to sexual health necessities for youth experiencing homelessness. Book chapter under review.

4. Petering, R., Um, M. Y., Alipourfard, N., Tavabi, N., Rajni, K., & Satereh, N. G. (2017). Artificial intelligence to predict intimate partner violence perpetration. Book chapter under review.

PRESS RELATED TO ACADEMIC WORK

2016 Press related to Petering, R. (2016). Sexual risk, substance use, mental health, and trauma experiences of gang-involved homeless youth. Journal of adolescence, 48, 73–81. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.01.009

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2016/10/how-does-gang-involvement-impact-health-outcomes-homeless-youth

2016 Press related to APHA Student Assembly Position Student Meeting Co-Chair. “National Student Meeting spotlights Colorado public health in action” and

“Future public health leaders gather for National Student Meeting.”

http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=16289

http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=16276

2016 Press related to Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2014, November). Violence experiences, mental health, and substance use of homeless youth Juggalos. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

http://thislandpress.com/2016/08/30/til-the-clowns-come-home/

2015 Press related to Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017). Bidirectional intimate partner violence and drug use among homeless youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 2209–2217. doi:10.1177/0886260515593298

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2015/10/research-roundup-connections-between-drug-use-and-violence-trauma-among-homeless-youth

2015 Press related to Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Barham-Adhikari, A., Winetrobe, H., Plant, A., … Kordic, T. (2015). Homelessness and sexual identity among middle school students. Journal of School Health, 85, 552–557. doi:10.1111/josh.12280

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2015/08/can-middle-schools-help-prevent-homelessness-among-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-questioning

2015 Press related to Yadav, A., Marcolino, L., Rice, E., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., … Carmichael, H. (2015). Preventing HIV spread in homeless populations using PSINET. Retrieved from http://teamcore.usc.edu/papers/2015/IAAI15.pdf

https://news.usc.edu/63959/social-work-and-engineering-join-forces-to-solve-social-problems/

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/artificial-intelligence-could-help-reduce-hiv

http://mashable.com/2015/02/06/hiv-homeless-teens-algorithm/

2015 Press interview related to Petering, R. (2015). Dissertation proposal topic and NIH F31 proposal.

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2015/01/qa-robin-petering-homeless-youth-and-gangs

2014 Press related to Petering, R., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). The social networks of homeless youth experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 2172–2191. doi:10.1177/0886260513516864

http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/news/2014/11/primary-sources-homeless-young-women-more-male-friends-may-experience-more-dating

2014 Press interview related to Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2014, November). Violence experiences, mental health, and substance use of homeless youth Juggalos. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/08/13/insane-clown-posse/14024961/

2013 Press related to Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2013, November). A two-way street: Prevalence of cyberbullying among middle school students. Poster presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

http://aphaannualmeeting.blogspot.com/2013/11/excessive-texting-increases-risk-of.html?m=1


PUBLISHED CREATIVE AND PERSONAL WRITINGS

“How Teaching Yoga Has Made Me a Better Academic”

https://www.yogamaze.net/how-teaching-yoga-has-made-me-a-better-academic/

“Robin Petering, Doctoral Candidate, Shares a Story from the Field”

https://nationalcenterforexcellenceinhomelessservices.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/robin-petering-doctoral-candidate-shares-a-story-from-the-field/

“Robots vs. Humans: Embracing the Failure of Science and Trusting Human Capacity”

https://medium.com/@robinpetering/robots-vs-humans-embracing-the-failure-of-science- and-trusting-human-capability-6d94effe5c78#.pp1rx8co8

“My Night in Chicago’s Little Village”

https://medium.com/@robinpetering/my-night-in-chicago-s-little-village-ed5f7f4bcf78#.5nhz2gfiv

“Gangs and Homelessness”

http://www.westcoastconvening.com/blog/2016/5/25/gangs-and-homelessness

“Violence is Preventable”

https://medium.com/@robinpetering/violence-is-preventable-7db18e327665#.m76f50ee5

Robin P. Petering, MSW is a PhD candidate in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She is currently a co-Primary Investigator on a multi-city study assessing the health risks and resiliency of young people that are homeless or unstably housed. She has recently been funded with a National Institute of Health NRSA F31 fellowship that will support her continued research on gang involved homeless youth (F31-MH- 108446-01A1). She also serves as key personnel on the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) grant entitled “Peers and Social Media to Promote HIV Testing and Treatment for Homeless Youth” which will test the effectiveness of artificial intelligence to reduce HIV risk taking behaviors in homeless youth populations. Ms. Petering’s research interests are centered on understanding the social determinants of risk behaviors among vulnerable youth populations such as homeless. Her focus has previously been on understanding both interpersonal and intimate partner violence within homeless youth, a subject that is relatively understudied. Utilizing innovative research methods, her work aims to elucidate patterns in social networks of youth and how this relates to risk and protective behavior. The goal of her research is to create innovative prevention techniques that consider the importance of social-environments and to determine how these new ideas can be disseminated and sustained using a community based participatory research approach.