Administrative Faculty - Director
Faculty - Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Research
Quantitative methods, survey research, public opinion, program evaluation, public health, addictive behaviors
Research reports, monographs, presentations, and articles based on over 200 externally funded projects. Topics covered include: community health needs assessments, health disparities re: ethnicity/race and rapid ethnic diversification, mental health and acculturation, health program evaluations, behavioral health surveillance, substance abuse (prevention, treatment and relationships with physical/sexual abuse), tobacco use prevention and control, Medicaid clients, gambling addiction treatment, community corrections, special needs inmates, public priorities for various topics (community development, public health, K-12 schools, economic development), public opinion (re: local option taxes, community services, public television), public support for recycling and waste management, alumni views of education-work relationships.