Robin Petering, MSW

Biographical Statement:

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

1. Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., Rice, E., & Dent, D. (In Press). Substance use, mental health and trauma experiences of homeless youth gang Juggalos. Child Psychiatry and Development. DOI: 10.1007/s10578-016-0689-5

2. 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.

3. Traube, D. E., Begun, S., Petering, R., & Flynn, M. (2016). Beta Testing in Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice, doi:10.1177/1049731516659142.

4. Rice

5. 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

6. 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(4), 501-515. doi:10.1080/01488376.2016.1153563


7. Petering, R. (2015). The Potential Costs of Police Databases: Exploring the Performance of California's Gang Database (CalGang). Journal of Forensic Social Work, 5(1-3), 67-81.

8. Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015). Bidirectional intimate partner violence and drug use among homeless youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0886260515593298

9. Petering, R., Rice, E., & Rhoades, H. (2015). Violence and the social networks of homeless youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, doi: 10.1177/0886260515593298

10. Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Barham-Adhkari, A., Winetrobe, H., Plant, A., Montoya, J., & Kordric, T. (2015). Homelessness and sexual identity among middle school students. Journal of School Health, 85(8), 552–557. doi:10.1111/josh.12280

11. 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(3), 433-457. doi:10.1086/682709

12. Henwood, B., Stefanic, A., Petering, R., Schreiber, S., & Padgett, D. (2015). Social relationships of dually diagnosed homeless adults following enrollment in housing.

Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(3), 385-406. doi:10.1086/682583

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

14. Rice, E., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., Goldbach, J., Plant, A., Montoya, J. & Kordric, T. (2015). Cyberbullying and cybervictimization among middle school students. American journal of public health, 105(3), e66-e72.

15. Winetrobe, H., Rice, E., Bauermister, 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(10), 1303–1308. doi:10.1080/09540121.2014.911811

16. Petering, R., Wenzel, S., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). Systematic review of current intimate partner violence prevention programs and applicability to homeless youth. Journal of Society for Social Work Research, 5(1), 107–135. doi:10.1086/675851

17. Petering, R., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). The social networks of homeless youth experiencing intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(12), 2172–2191. doi:10.1177/0886260513516864

Book Chapters

1. Petering, R., Barham-Adkari, A., Craddock, J. & Rice, E. (2015). HIV risk and violence experiences of Los Angeles based homeless youth. Victims and Victimization: Risk Factors, Intervention Strategies and Socioemotional Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.

Refereed Articles under Review

1. Petering, R., Mennen, F., Negriff, S. & Trickett, P. Intimate Partner Violence among a cohort of Maltreated Youth and Comparison Group. Manuscript submitted for review.

2. Curry, S., & Petering, R. (2015). Resident experiences of service utilization and delivery: An exploratory study of a transitional housing program for homeless youth. Manuscript submitted for review.

3. Rice, R., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., Petering, R., & Barman-Adhikari, A. (2015). Population-level network structure over time and marijuana use among homeless youth. Manuscript submitted for review.

PRESS COVERAGE OF ACADEMIC WORK

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

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


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 2014 American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.


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

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

Press related to Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., Barham-Adhkari, A., Winetrobe, H., Plant, A., … Kordric, 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

Press related to Yadav, A., Marcolino, L., Rice, E., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., Tambe, M. & 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/

Press interview related to Petering, R. dissertation proposal topic and NIH F31 proposal.

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

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

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 2014 American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

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


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 during 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