Roger Roffman, D.S.W. Previous Director of IPRG
Professor Emeritus at UW School of Social Work
D.S.W. in Social Work, University of California, Berkeley
His research focuses on the design and evaluation of interventions
in the fields of drug dependence and HIV-prevention. Over a period of
20 years, funding from NIDA, CSAT, and the University of Washington
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute has supported a series of randomized
controlled trials evaluating interventions targeting marijuana-dependent
adults and adolescents. NIMH, CDC, and the Seattle-King County Department
of Public Health have funded a series of HIV-prevention studies, over a
15-year period, designed to evaluate both counseling and community-level
interventions with gay and bisexual men, and with women and adolescents
residing in urban public housing developments. Roffman has served as an
ad hoc grant reviewer for NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, and CSAT.
Denise Walker, Ph.D. Co-Director and Clinical Director of IPRG
Research Associate Professor at UW School
of Social Work
B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of New Mexico
Provides leadership in the development of clinical
intervention protocols for trials and supervision of staff in
protocol delivery. Develops training protocols and implements
these protocols with clinical staff, which includes developing a
certification process through which training of staff to a
standard of competent adherence to clinical protocols is
accomplished. Implements quality assurance protocols concerning
intervention adherence and competence. Additional functions
include assisting with data analyses, preparing publications and
conference presentations, and writing grant applications for
Lyungai Mbilinyi, MPH, Ph.D. Co-Director of IPRG and Co-Principal Investigator-Men's Domestic Abuse Check-Up
Research Assistant Professor at UW School of Social Work
B.A. in International Relations and French Literature; Minor in Japan Studies, Macalester College.
Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Minnesota.
Master of Public Health (MPH), University of Minnesota.
Ph.D. in Social Work, University of Minnesota.
Responsible for project oversight, including overseeing the marketing, research and intervention components of the study.
Lyungai’s research background is in Intimate Partner Violence, HIV/AIDS’ impact on sub-Saharan African girls and women, and the intersection of race and class among social and health issues. A native of Tanzania, Lyungai also has a keen interest on immigrant issues in the US.
Joan Zegree, Ph.D. Clinical Co-Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor at UW School
of Social Work
Maintains a private practice and a state-certified domestic violence treatment program in Seattle. Joan is an adjunct assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington. Zegree has conducted clinical research on domestic violence intervention and consulted nationally and internationally on domestic violence intervention, the impact of domestic violence on children, domestic violence in the workplace, and program and public policy development.
Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D. Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of Houston
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Houston
Research interests center on social and motivational influences in etiology, prevention, and treatment of health and risk behaviors. Social influence constructs of interest include social norms, conformity, peer influences, and social anxiety. Motivational constructs of interest include self-determination, motives, and expectancies. Outcomes of interest include alcohol and substance abuse, problem gambling, body image and eating disorders, intimate partner violence and aggressive driving. Support for this research has been provided by NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders.
Debra Kaysen , Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Washington
B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Kaysen is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the UW. Her research focuses on the interaction between trauma exposure, mental health symptoms, and substance use and has included both etiological studies and intervention trials. She also conducts research in adaptation and implementation of empirically based therapies for PTSD in low or medium resource settings. She has received grants from NIAAA and the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research. Dr. Kaysen conducts training nationally and internationally in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.