About Us

Roger Roffman, D.S.W.
Previous Director of IPRG
Professor Emeritus at UW School of Social Work

Roger
  • 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.

Dr. Roffman's CV

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 future studies.

Dr. Walker's CV

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

Lyu
  • 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.

Dr. Mbilinyi's CV

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

Clayton
  • 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.

Dr. Neighbors's CV

Debra Kaysen , Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Washington

Clayton
  • 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.

Dr. Kaysen's CV

Partnerships

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Robert Stephens, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator for Marijuana Check-up, Chair and faculty, Dept of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Bob
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Dr. Stephens's CV

Visit Bob's website: http://www.psyc.vt.edu/people/show.php?id=stephens

 

 


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