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EDUCATION

University of Southern California (2017)

  • Doctorate in Philosophy in Social Work
  • Dissertation: Gang-Involved Homeless Youth: Ties, Timelines, and Trajectories
  • Committee Chair: Dr. Eric Rice

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (2013)

  • Advanced Social Network Analysis

University of California, Los Angeles (2011)

  • Master of Social Work
  • Concentration: Macro, Mental Health

University of Oregon (2007)

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

GRANT FUNDING

Lead Methodologist (2017-2018)

  • 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Youth Count
  • Government Contract
  • Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • $237,742

Principal Investigator (2016-2017)

  • HIV Risk and Social Networks of Gang-Involved Homeless Youth
  • F31 Dissertation Grant, Score: 10
  • National Institute of Mental Health (F31MH108446)
  • $107,387

Principal Investigator (2015)

  • Life Histories of Gang-Involved Homeless Youth
  • Pilot Funding
  • Homelessness and Housing Cluster, USC
  • $2,000

Co-Investigator, to Dr. Benjamin Henwood (2016)

  • Understanding Risk Environment for Transition-Aged Youth in Supportive Housing
  • Research Project R01
  • National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH110206-01)
  • $1,727,232

Project Coordinator, to Dr. Eric Rice (2015)

  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Deliver an HIV Testing Promotion App to Homeless Youth in LA
  • Individual Grant
  • California HIV/AIDS Research Program
  • $996,322

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.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

1. Petering, R. (2017, June 21). Data as youth voice. Oral presentation at Point Source Youth’s National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness, New York, NY.

2. Petering, R. (2017, June 13). Thinking upstream to end youth homelessness. Keynote presentation at Saffron Strand’s 8th Annual Homeless Workforce Conference, Richmond, CA.

3. Petering, R. (2016, September 2). Relationships of risk—The dynamics of interpersonal and gang violence. Oral presentation and workshop at the Family Youth and Services Bureau Street Outreach Program Grantee Training, Baltimore, MD.

4. Petering, R. (2013, August 23). Intimate partner violence and homeless youth: Current research, future directions and implications. Oral presentation at the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership, Los Angeles, CA.

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

1. Santa Maria, D., Flash, C.A., Drake, S., Narendorf, S., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Bender, K., Hsu, H., Shelton, J. Knowledge and Attitudes about PrEP and nPEP among a 7-City Sample of Homeless Young Adults. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference Seattle, WA March, 2018

2. Santa Maria, D., Flash, C., Narendorf, S., Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Bender, K., Ferguson, K., Hsu, H., Shelton J. (November, 2017). Development of a Nurse Case Management HIV Prevention Intervention for Homeless Young Adults. Association for Nurses in AIDS Care National Conference. Dallas, TX

3. Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Rice, E. (2017). Have you heard?: Development of a social network peer leader HIV prevention intervention for homeless youth. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

4. Moore, H., Petering, R., Gibbs, J., & Goldbach, J. (2017). Life history calendar as a dynamic tool for intervention, assessment and research among at-risk youth populations. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

5. Onasch-Vera, L., & Petering, R. (2017). Understanding the experience of exchange sex among homeless youth. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

6. Petering, R., Hantanachaikul, W., Rhoades, H., & Wenzel, S. (2017). Over-time changes in violent victimization rates, perpetrators, and locations among formerly-homeless adults in permanent supportive housing. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

7. Petering, R., & Barr, N. (2017). Violence and emotion regulation in a network of homeless youth. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.

8. Petering, R., & Moore, H. (2017). Understanding homeless youth gang involvement through the life history calendar technique. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

9. Henwood, B., Lahey, J., Harris, T., Winetrobe, H., Petering, R., & Wenzel, S. (2017). “I don’t like it but it’s okay”: An ethnographic investigation of tenants living in permanent supportive housing. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

10. Petering, R., & Moore, H. (2016). Understanding homeless youth gang involvement through the life history calendar technique. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

11. Lahey, J., Winetrobe, H., Petering, R., Henwood, B., & Wenzel, S. (2016). Early life incarceration and duration of homelessness among Los Angeles homeless adults moving into permanent supportive housing. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

12. Petering, R., & Rice, E. (2016). Network connections of gang members in a homeless youth street network and related risk-taking behaviors. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

13. Petering, R., & Moore, H. (2016). Understanding homeless youth gang involvement through the life history calendar. Oral presentation at the National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference, New Orleans, LA.

14. Lahey, J., Winetrobe, H., Petering, R., Henwood, B., & Wenzel, S. (2016). Early life incarceration and duration of homelessness among Los Angeles homeless adults moving into permanent supportive housing. Poster presented at the National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference, New Orleans, LA.

15. Petering, R. (2016). A path model to understand the predictors of gang involvement for homeless youth. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

16. Petering, R., Mennen, F., Negriff, S., & Trickett, P. (2016). Intimate partner violence among a cohort of maltreated youth and comparison group. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

17. Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Lengnick-Hall, R., McCune, S., & Rice, E. (2016). The social context of formal service use among homeless youth: The role of the service environment and social support system in understanding engagement in care. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

18. Yadav, A., Soriano Marcolino, L., Rice, E., Petering, R., & Tambe, M. (2016). Using artificial intelligence techniques to design peer-led interventions. Oral presentation during the XXXVI International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Newport Beach, CA

19. Rice, E., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Craddock, J., & Petering, R. (2016). Insights for peer-based HIV prevention for homeless youth from a 2 year panel study of whole networks. Oral presentation during the XXXVI International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

20. Petering, R., Yosioka-Maxwell, A., & Craddock, J. (2016). Network connections of gang members in a homeless youth street network and related risk-taking behaviors. Oral presentation during the XXXVI International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

21. Petering, R. (2016). Violence, trauma, mental health, and substance use of homeless youth that identify as Juggalos. Oral presentation during the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

22. Petering, R., Mennen, F., Negriff, S., & Trickett, P. (2016). Intimate partner violence among a cohort of maltreated youth and comparison group. Oral presentation during the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

23. Petering, R. (2016). Violence, trauma, and mental health of homeless gang members and gang affiliates. Oral presentation during the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

24. Petering, R. (2016), HIV Risk Behaviors of Homeless Gang Members and Gang Affiliates Oral presentation during the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

25. Petering, R., Barham-Adkari, A., & Rice, E. (2016). Recent violence, violent peers, and HIV risk behavior of homeless youth. Oral presentation during the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.

26. Petering, R., & Rice, E. (2015). HIV risk behaviors of gang involved homeless youth. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

27. Petering, R., & Rice, E. (2015). Trauma and mental health of gang-involved homeless youth. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

28. Petering, R., Barham-Adhikari, A., & Rice, E. (2015). Interpersonal violence, violent peers, and HIV risk behavior of homeless youth. Roundtable presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

29. Rice, E., Yadav, A., Marcolino, L., Tambe, M., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2015). Promise of artificial intelligence for improving implementation of network-based HIV prevention programs. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

30. Petering, R., & Rice. E. (2015). Methamphetamine and polysubstance abuse of homeless gang members and gang affiliates. Presentation at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

31. Petering, R., Barham-Adhikari, A., & Rice, E. (2015). Recent violence, violent peers and HIV risk behavior of homeless youth. Presentation at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

32. Yadav A., Tambe, M., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., & Carmichael, H. (2015). PODMPs in social networks. Presentation at the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Austin, TX.

33. Petering, R., Cederbaum, J. A., He, A., Hutchinson, M. K., Jemmott, J. B., III, & Jemmott, L. S. (2015). Alcohol outlet density and related use in an urban population in Philadelphia public housing communities. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.

34. Cederbaum, J. A., Petering, R., He, A., Hutchinson, M. K., Jemmott, J. B., III, & Jemmott, L. S. (2014). Alcohol outlet density, family relationships and alcohol use in an urban Black population in Philadelphia public housing communities. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

35. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2014). 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.

36. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2014). Bidirectional intimate partner violence (IPV) and hard drug use in a sample of Los Angeles-based homeless youth (HY). Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

37. Petering, R., & Henwood, B. F. (2014). Social relationships of dual diagnosed homeless adults following enrollment in Housing First or traditional treatment services. Oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work, Los Angeles, CA.

38. Petering, R. (2014). Violence, substance use, and mental health of homeless youth Juggalos. Oral presentation at 6th Annual USC Graduate Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

39. Rice, E., Petering, R., Barman-Adhikari, A., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). Sexual orientation and homelessness among middle school students. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

40. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Petering, R., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). Internet and social media as a form of social capital among homeless youth. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

41. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., & Petering, R. (2014). Role of social network structure and influence on substance use among homeless youth. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

42. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Petering, R., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2013). Homeless youths’ use of the Internet for HIV information and testing locations. Poster presented at the the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

43. Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., Petering, R., Carranza, A., Dent, D., & Milburn, N. (2013). Substantial differences in risk behaviors of homeless youth in two large networks of homeless youth in Los Angeles. Poster presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

44. Gibbs, J., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., & Petering, R. (2013). Middle school sexting and sexual activity. Poster presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

45. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., Rhoades, H., & Gibbs, J. (2013). Homelessness and sexual identity among middle school students. Poster presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

46. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2013). Intimate partner violence and the social networks of female homeless youth. Poster presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

47. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2013). 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.

48. Barman-Adhikari, A., Petering, R., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe H. (2013). Homelessness and sexual identity among middle school students. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

49. Petering, R., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Rhoades, H. (2013). A two-way street: Cyberbullying among middle school students. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

50. Rice, E., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., & Petering, R. (2013). An iPad app to collect social network data from high-risk populations. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

51. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., Winetrobe, H., & Petering, R. (2013). Homeless youths’ use of the Internet for HIV information and testing locations. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

52. Winetrobe, H., Petering, R., Rice, E., Holloway, I. W., & Bauermeister J. (2013). YMSM Grindr users’ sex risk behavior with partners met on Grindr versus elsewhere. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

53. Petering, R., & Kurzban, S. (2013). The potential costs and benefits of police databases: Exploring the performance of California’s gang (CalGang) database. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Seattle, WA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (SOWK 506)

  • University of Southern California, Online, Fall 2017

Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Practice (SOWK 632)

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2016

Health Promotion Directed Research (HP 490)

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2015

Field Supervisor

Advanced Applied Learning in Field Education (SOWK 699)

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant

Program Evaluation in Mental Health, with Dr. Eric Rice (SOWK 632)

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2015

Health Policy and Evaluation, with Dr. Jeremy Goldbach (SOWK 627)

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2013

Guest Lecturer

Artificial Intelligence in Social Work Research

  • Science of Social Work (SOWK 546)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2017

Violence and Social Networks of Homeless Youth

  • Artificial Intelligence and Society (CS 599)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2016

Youth Homelessness

  • Advanced Theories and Interventions with Children and Adolescents (SOWK 601)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2015

Adolescent Intimate Partner Violence: From Research to Practice

  • Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups. (SOWK 544)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2013

Breaking the Cycle: Youth Intimate Partner Violence

  • Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles, CA., Fall 2013

Adolescent Intimate Partner Violence: From Research to Practice

  • Domestic Violence (SOWK 666)
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Spring 2012


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2017– Lead Researcher Los Angeles, CA

Point Source Youth

· Designs and oversees multiyear pilot evaluation of housing interventions for homeless youth

· Manages research sites, research assistants and data collection across San Jose, CA, Venice, CA, Baltimore, MD and New York City, NY

· Will lead with analysis and results dissemination

2017– Lead Methodologist Los Angeles, CA

Greater Los Angeles Homeless Youth Count 2018

Government subcontract between Los Angeles Housing Services Authority and University of Southern California

· Designs youth count methodology

· Coordinates with USC homeless count research team

· Manages staff and volunteers for youth count

2016– Project Specialist, to Dr. Benjamin Henwood Los Angeles, CA

Understanding Risk Environment for Transition-Aged Youth in Supportive Housing

National Institute of Mental Health, R01MH110206-01

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

· Contributed to assessment development and study methodology

· Coordinated community-based partnerships

· Assist with analysis and results dissemination

2015– Project Coordinator, to Dr. Eric Rice Los Angeles, CA

Using Artificial Intelligence to Deliver an HIV Testing Promotion App to Homeless Youth in LA

California HIV/AIDS Research Program

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

· Coordinated intervention development, assessment development, field data collection, data management, and team management

2014 Social Network Research Consultant Los Angeles, CA

PTTOW

· Designed a data collection instrument and performed analysis for annual conference SPARKS sessions

· Instrument and data were used to assist in matching conference attendees based on various factors

2012 Research Assistant, to Dr. Eric Rice Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Homeless Youth Point-in-Time Estimate

Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

· Coordinated data collection site and volunteers

· Interviewed young individuals experiencing homelessness

2012–2015 Research Assistant, to Dr. Eric Rice Los Angeles, CA

HIV Risk in Large Social Networks of Homeless Youth

National Institute of Mental Health, R01MH903336

· Assisted with field data collection, data management, and first authoring and coauthoring of publications and presentations related to the project

PROFESSIONAL & PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

2015– Co-Chair Los Angeles, CA

West Coast Convening

· Chair a biannual meeting of homeless youth service providers, advocates, community stake holders, and researchers

· Coordinate guest speakers, design workshops for attendees, and oversee various levels of planning

2016– Student Liaison Washington, DC

American Public Health Association Caucus on Homelessness

· Oversee mentoring program, participate in caucus organizational activities, and recruit student members

2014–2016 Student Meeting Co-Chair Washington, DC

American Public Health Association Student Assembly

· Organized National Student Meeting held at APHA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition

· Coordinated guest speakers, designed workshops for public health students, and performed various levels of planning

2008–2010 Street Outreach Worker Portland, OR

Yellow Brick Road Janus Youth

· Provided subsistence services (first aid, hygiene and contraceptive supplies), advocacy, crisis intervention, referrals, and access to emergency shelter when available for homeless youth

2007–2008 Dating Violence Advocate Eugene, OR

New Roads for Youth

· Worked in partnership on a pilot project to reduce tolerance of dating violence in the street culture of homeless youth and increase the appropriate service offerings for youth

· Provided crisis counseling, short-term case management, and integrated health services for homeless youth experiencing dating violence

2006–2008 Street Outreach Worker and Dating Violence Advocate Eugene, OR

New Roads for Youth

· Assisted homeless youth aged 16–21 with obtaining services from subsistence support to transitional housing

· Provided subsistence services (first aid, hygiene and contraceptive supplies), advocacy, crisis intervention, referrals, and access to emergency shelter when available for homeless youth

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2017 Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Summer Fellowship ($4,500)

2016 American Public Health Association Student Assembly Travel Award ($500)

2016 Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Summer Fellowship ($3000)

2015 American Public Health Association Student Assembly Travel Award ($500)

2015 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Mental Health Section Kenneth Lutterman Student Paper Award Nominee

2015 SPR Board of Directors and ECPN Steering Committee Travel Award to Attend 23rd SPR Annual Meeting ($350)

2014 Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Summer Fellowship ($4,500)

2013 USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Fellowship (Full Tuition and Stipend)

2013 Society for Prevention Research’s ECPN Student Poster Contest Honorable Mention for A Two-Way Street: Prevalence of Cyberbullying among Middle School Students (Annual Subscription to Society for Prevention Research)

2013 SPR Board of Directors and ECPN Steering Committee Travel Award to Attend 21st SPR Annual Meeting ($350)

2013 Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Summer Fellowship ($4,500)

2012 USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Fellowship (Full Tuition and Stipend)

2012 Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Summer Fellowship ($5,000)

2011 USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Fellowship (Full Tuition and Stipend)

STATISTICAL SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

SAS, SPSS, ArcMap, ArcGIS, UCINET, NetDraw, R

VOLUNTEER & OTHER CREDENTIALS

Community Yoga Instructor

2016 Safe Place for Youth, Homeless Youth Drop-In Center, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Summer Night Lights Program, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Salvation Army Alegria, Permanent Supporting Housing Center for Families, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Lamp Community, Adult Homeless Service and Housing Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014 My Friend’s Place, Homeless Youth Drop-In Center, Los Angeles, CA

500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher

2014 Yogamazé, Los Angeles, CA.