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Mental Health
Section Newsletter
Fall 2011

Introductory Note from the Section Chair

Dear Mental Health Section Members,

The APHA Annual Meeting
is just around the corner, Oct. 29 through Nov. 2! To help you plan your activities, I have highlighted our Section’s special activities this year, in the article ‘Section Highlights.’ Please also note our upcoming special elections in the ‘Special election’ article. You can also find our Section program, including both sessions that we have organized as well as those we sponsor from other sections.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Jean Demmler, Mental Health Section Chair

Section Highlights at the 139th APHA Annual Meeting

• The final meeting program is included in this newsletter. In addition to the oral and poster presentations, the times and locations of additional VERY important activities (the award lectures, the Section business meeting, reception and a special informal session with NIMH staff) are listed at the beginning of the attached program. The date and time of the oral and poster presentations are listed in the attached information; the locations of oral and poster presentations are not listed. If you have registered for the meeting, you can access the locations of each session by accessing the Personal Scheduler on the APHA meeting website. 

• Highlights of the Mental Health Section Program:
 Carl Taube Award will be presented to Marvin Swartz, MD, and Jeffery W. Swanson, PhD, on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., session #4132.0, for their extensive work examining service effectiveness for persons with serious mental illness. No other scientific session sponsored by the mental health section is scheduled at this time so that we can all attend this lecture and celebrate the work of these colleagues. Joe Morrissey, PhD, will moderate the session.
 Rema Lapouse Award will be presented to Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., session #4398.0. His lecture will be "Historical Change and Neurodevelopmental Disorders".  Hendricks Brown, PhD, will moderate.
 There will be one Mental Health Section business meeting on WEDNESDAY morning, 7-8 a.m.  Session # 354.0.  Officially the new section leadership will begin their terms at this meeting, and it will be an opportunity to meet the new leadership and contribute to planning the Section work of 2012.  It is early, but it is a time that does not conflict with other activities – so PLEASE “rise and shine!”  (And, for sure -- coffee and tea will be provided.) 
 Early Monday morning, Peter Muehrer, PhD, will hold an informal meeting with members who have interest to seek NIMH funding. This meeting will be held at 7 a.m. in the Mix and Mingle Lounge of the Convention Center
 The Mental Health Section Social, session # 348.0, will be held on Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. The convenient location should encourage all mental health members attending the meeting to come network with colleagues and friends. Spouses, partners, friends and other colleagues are VERY welcome!  Appetizers will be provided at no cost; a cash bar will be available for soft drinks, beer and wine.  
 Mental Health Section Booth: Anita Saranga Coen has sent out one notice about coverage and collecting materials for this year’s Section booth in the APHA Exhibit Hall. Another notice will be coming out shortly and will include a calendar so you can sign up for coverage. Contact Anita at if you have any comments or questions in the meantime.

For exact locations of any event listed above, please visit the Mental Health Section booth located in the Section Pavilion of the exhibit hall.

Special Election of Mental Health Section Leadership

APHA will hold a special election for the Mental Health Section so that leadership can be in place at the end of the upcoming Annual Meeting. We have one Section Councilor, Cassandra Contreras, who will continue into next year as an elected officer. All the other positions will be newly elected in this special election. As you can see, this election is not a competition this year. But your vote is still important as an official method for our volunteers to step into positions to promote mental health in the larger APHA agenda of health care reform and to craft the section's activities and program in the next several years.  There is one candidate for each of the following positions:

Chair - Jean Demmler
Chair-elect - Kathleen Thomas
Secretary-elect - Erin Rogers
5 Section Councilors - Frank Bandiera, Christine Castles, Anita Saranga Coen, Christine Castles,
    Ahmed Kassem and Amy Signore
3 Governing Councilors - Rani Desai, Mary Evans and David Mandell

Please respond to the upcoming ballot to be sent by APHA as a way to endorse our leadership in the years ahead. Effective work of the mental health section depends on the volunteer time and energy that all members are able to contribute.  It will be critical that the leadership and general membership work together to plan a great 2012 APHA Mental Health Section program and promote knowledge and advocacy about good public mental health care.  Elect and challenge our leadership towards these goals!  

Mental Health Section Program, 2011 APHA Annual Meeting

Award Lectures
Tuesday, November 1, 2011   Both Lectures in Grand Hyatt Hotel:  Room - Roosevelt

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Carl Taube award lecture: Marvin Swartz, MD, and Jeffrey Swanson, PhD

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Rema Lapouse award lecture: Ezra S. Susser, MD, DrPH

Mental Health Section Reception
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mental Health Section Reception, Grand Hyatt Hotel,  Room:  Farragut Square
Located on the Independence Level (5B) -- Appetizers, cash bar and Section awards

Mental Health Section Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Grand Hyatt Hotel Room:  Wilson 

NIMH Research Funding Opportunities
Monday, October 31, 2011

7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
Location: Mix & Mingle Lounge, Convention Center 3rd level, outside of Ballrooms A & B, on the Mt. Vernon Place side of the convention center.
 Peter Muehrer, PhD, will meet with interested potential investigators/applicants to answer questions about research grant priority areas, pre-application technical assistance available from NIMH staff, including feedback on rough drafts, and application and peer review procedures.


Podium Presentations
Monday, October 31, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Mental health of children and youth  Moderator:  Roger Boothroyd, PhD
8:30 Putting the Public Health into Mental Health: Screening Children and Adolescents
Lisa Rubenstein, MHA, Peter Jensen, MD, and Eric Lulow
8:50 Childhood gender nonconformity and youth sexual orientation associated with childhood abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. youth
Andrea Roberts, PhD, Margaret Rosario, PhD, Heather L. Corliss, MPH, PhD, Rosalind Wright, MD, MPH, Karestan Koenen, PhD, and S. Bryn Austin, ScD
9:10 How Youth Charged with DWI Offenses are Processed in U.S. Courts
 Lisa Callahan, Henry Steadman and Karli Keator

Mental health service use   Moderator:  Jean Demmler, PhD
8:30 Association of perceived need and barriers with subsequent treatment seeking for substance use disorders: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions
 Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD, MPH, and Rosa Crum, MD, MHS
8:50 Prevalence and correlates of past-year acute behavioral healthcare utilization: Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Blake Barrett, BA, Richard Van Dorn, PhD, and Scott Young, PhD
9:10 Relationship between housing stability and hospital readmissions among patients with mental illness
  Kathleen Gali, BA, Romina Kim, BS, Norval Hickman, PhD, MPH, and Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH
9:30 Unintended consequences of public campaigns for mental health literacy and stigma reduction: A national study
Bernice Pescosolido, PhD and Tait Medina, Doctoral Candidate

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Implementation research in mental health services 
Moderator: Anita Saranga Coen, MSW LCSW
10:30 Promoting shared decision-making in mental health: Findings from an evaluation of a decision support workbook and a computer-based decision aid on antipsychotic medications
Laura Elwyn, PhD, John A. Hornik, PhD, Laurie Curtis, CPRP, Darby Penney, MLS and Michelle Wagner, BS
10:50 Using the PCMH Model to Manage Antipsychotic Medications in Underserved Populations
Jane N. Bolin, PhD, JD, RN
11:10 Training providers to increase guideline-level care for ADHD in North Carolina
Charles Humble, MSPH, PhD, Treiste Newton, RN, BSN,CCM, Marisa Domino, PhD, Peter Jensen, MD, Lynn Wegner, MD, Christopher Kratochvil, MD, Steven Wegner, MD, JD and Alan Stiles, MD
11:30 Evaluating Transforming Day Programs: Is there a Difference in Acute Service Utilization between Community Intergrated and Traditional Partial Program Users?
Suet Lim, PhD, Elizabeth L. Noll, MA, Aileen Rothbard, ScD, Cathy Bolton, PhD, Arthur Evans, PhD, and Trevor R. Hadley, PhD

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Mental health of mothers and families Moderator: Anita Saranga Coen, MSW LCSW
12:30 Public health implications of maternal depression and family and child functioning: Cross-study findings
Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH, Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD and Loral Patchen, CNM
12:50 Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Intimate Partner Abuse in Physically Abused Women
Nia Green, BS, Brandon J. Johnson, BS and Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN
1:10 Maternal psychotic disorders and pediatric health care utilization: Medicaid-insured families in Pennsylvania
Sara Wiesel Cullen, MSW, Steven C. Marcus, PhD, and Phyllis Solomon, PhD
1:30 Social Construction of Motherhood among Women with Mental Illness and Co-occurring Disorders
Quinn Gentry, MBA, PhD, Danielle German, PhD, MPH, and Carl Latkin, PhD

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Resilience and recovery from mental illness  Moderator:  Margaret Walkover, MPH
2:30 Constructing Well-Being Measures using a Recovery from Mental Illness and CPBR Approaches
Kristine Jones, PhD, Sophie Mitra, PhD, and David Brown
2:44 Determinants of recovery among clients of the comprehensive, recovery-oriented community mental health system
Jangho Yoon, PhD, MSPH
2:58 Evaluation of a resilience training program: Preliminary results on knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and satisfaction
Salvatore Libretto, PhD, Lara G. Hilton, MPH, Courtney Lee, BA, Weimin Zhang, PhD, Dawn B. Wallerstedt, MSN, CRNP, Joan A.G. Walter, JD, PA-C, and Heidi P. Terrio, MD, MPH, COL, USA
3:12 Opening Doors to Recovery in Southeast Georgia: An innovative service for individuals with serious mental illnesses using Community Navigation Specialists
Beth Broussard, MPH, CHES and Michael Compton, MD, MPH
3:26 Images that empower: Refocusing the use of photography in mental health Christopher R. Larrison, PhD, and Samantha Hack-Ritzo, MSW

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Integrating mental health and other services Moderator:  Jean Demmler, PhD
4:30 Restructuring Mental Health Programming for the Mentally Ill in New York City's Jail System
Cynthia Summers, DrPH
4:50 Improving Mental Health Services to Pregnant Women in an Urban Community Health Center
Barbara Hackley, MS, RN, CNM, Chanchal Sharma, PsyD, MSEd, MA, Shira Silton, LCSW, MA, David Herszenson, MD, and Anita Hadpawat, MD, Scm
5:10      Mental Health and Cancer (MHC) Connection Project: Preliminary findings from a community-based participatory research (CBPR) pilot
Elisa S. Weiss, PhD, Abigail Williams, MPH, Jennifer Erb-Downward, MPH, Emilie Bruzelius, Ellen O'Hara-Cicero, LCSW, Talia Nagar, Pamela Valera, PhD, and Nicole Maysonet
5:30 Mental health of familial/informal caregivers to persons living with advanced HIV/AIDS in the community
Victoria H. Raveis, PhD, Peter Selwyn, MD, Daniel G. Karus, MS, and Monique Carrero, MS

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Toward truly comprehensive care: How recent changes to federal health policy promote integrated care    Moderator:  Laurie Flynn
8:31 How recent federal policy changes promote integrated care: An overview
Bruce Lesley
8:45 Prevention and early identification of adolescent mental illness: Opportunities in health care reform
Laurie Flynn
8:59 Medicaid policy: Improving comprehensive well-child care
Catherine Finley
9:13 How federal mental health parity protections promote access to mental health services and integrated care
David L. Shern, PhD
9:27 How payment and quality reforms incentivize integrated care
Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, MPH

Prevalence of mental disorders and research challenges
Moderator:  Darrell L. Hudson, MPH, PhD
8:30 Attitudes toward mental illness from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Mental Illness and Stigma Module 2007 and 2009
Lucas Godoy Garraza, MA, Ye Xu, MPH, Rosemarie Kobau, MPH, Christine Walrath, PhD, and Cecily Luncheon, MD, MPH, DrPH
8:50 Evidence of under-reporting of behavioral health problems by high-risk individuals during a standardized screening
Susan Kelley, PhD, Melanie Leslie, PhD, Ryan Hargraves, MA, Stephanie Boyd, MA, and Len Bickman, PhD
9:10 Prospective Associations between Chronic Diseases and Three Year Incidence of DSM-IV Psychiatric Disorders. Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC)
S. Patricia Chou, PhD, Boji Huang, MD, PhD, Bridget F. Grant, PhD, PhD, Deborah A. Dawson, PhD, Sharon M. Smith, PhD, Attila J. Pulay, MD, Tulshi D. Saha, PhD, Frederick S. Stinson, PhD, W. June Ruan, MA, Risë B. Goldstein, PhD, MPH and Roger P. Pickering, MS
9:30 National estimates of the prevalence of emotional/behavioral difficulties in U.S. children aged 4-11 years
Patricia Pastor, PhD, Cynthia A. Reuben, MA and Catherine Duran, BS

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Public mental health reform   Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, PhD
12:30 A perfect storm: Health care reform, state budget cuts and a crisis in rural community mental health agencies
Christopher R. Larrison, PhD, Samantha Hack-Ritzo, MSW, Benjamin David Koerner, BA, Susan L. Schoppelrey, PhD, Barry Ackerson, PhD, MSW and Wynne Korr, PhD
12:50 Changing Role of Counties in State Medicaid Programs under the Affordable Care Act Ronald Manderscheid, PhD
1:10 On the edge of opportunity: A review of the public behavioral health care system in rural Arizona
Lynda Bergsma, PhD, Renee Fullerton, MPH Candidate, Betty King, MPH, and Jennifer Peters
1:30 Why Medicaid Buy-In Policy Changes Matter: Mental Health, Disability, and Work
 Mona Kilany, MPH

Correlates of mental disorders  Moderator:  Frank C. Bandiera, MPH
12:30 Prevalence and correlates of having serious thoughts of suicide in the past year among community-dwelling adults in the United States
Beth Han, MD, PhD, MPH and Peggy Barker
12:50 Examining the relationship between young adults' internet use (IU) and their psychological well-being (PWB): A risk and resilience perspective
José Arturo Bauermeister, MPH, PhD, Michelle Johns, MPH, Sarah Stoddard, PhD and Marc Zimmerman, PhD
1:10 Neighborhood context and perceptions of stress over time: An ecological model of neighborhood stressors and intrapersonal and interpersonal resources and coping
Allison Brenner, MPH, Jose A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD and Marc Zimmerman, PhD

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mental health workforce   Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, PhD
2:30 Continuity Planning and Preparedness: An assessment of Mental Health Provider Agencies
Sarah J. Powell, MA, Alice Hausman, PhD, MPH, Adele Hobbs, MPH, and Haley Singer, BA
2:50 Barriers and facilitators to recruiting and training behavioral health professionals as volunteers during a disaster
Andrew S. LaJoie, PhD, MSPH, Crystal A. Vahrenhold, BS, Emily C. Just, MA, and Renelle Grubbs-Stallings, LCSW, CTS
3:10 Children's mental health workforce in Massachusetts: Defining workforce capacity in a complex healthcare system
Wendy Holt, MPP
3:30 Staff Well-Being and Retention: Management Perspectives and Blueprints for Change in County Mental Health Systems
Jennifer Magnabosco, PhD, and Marvin Southard, DSW

Assessing mental health-criminal justice interventions and costs
Moderator:  Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW
2:30 Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Jail Diversion and Prison Reentry Consumers
Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW
2:50 Outcomes of the Connecticut Offender Reentry Program
Linda K. Frisman, PhD, Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, Alison Gilbert, PhD, and Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD
3:10 Expedited Medicaid Restoration for Persons with Severe Mental Illness Released from Jails, Prisons, and State Hospitals: A One-Year Follow-Up
Joseph Morrissey, PhD and Gary Cuddeback, PhD, MSW
3:30 Costs of Criminal Justice Involvement and Service Utilization among Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Connecticut
Allison Gilbert, PhD, MPH, Jeffrey W. Swanson, PhD, Marvin S. Swartz, MD, Linda K. Frisman, PhD, and Robert Trestman, PhD, MD

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Prevalence and correlates of mental health needs and service use among African Americans
Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, PhD
8:30 Prevalence of depression among an African American community-based population
 Jacqueline Reese-Smith, PhD, Nga Nguyen, MS, and Lorna H. McNeill, PhD, MPH
8:50 Exposure to Violence And Mental Health Disorders Among African American and Afro-Caribbean Women
Bushra Sabri, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, Akosoa L. McFadgion, MS, MSW, Richelle Bolyard, MHS, Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, Marguerite Lucea, PhD, MPH, RN, Desiree Bertrand, MSN, RN, Doris Campbell, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, Gloria B. Callwood, PhD, Phyllis Sharps, PhD,RN, FAAN, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and The ACAAWS Team
9:10 Relationship between Racial Discrimination and Socioeconomic Position upon Depression among a U.S. Representative Sample of Caribbean Blacks
Darrell L. Hudson, MPH, PhD, and Tod Hamilton, PhD
9:30 Stress, Coping, & Oppression - Prevention & Education (SCOPE) Project: The utilization of counseling services among black female college students
Michelle S. Williams, MPH, CHES, Jelani C. Kerr, PhD, Larrell Wilkinson, MSPH, Muhammad Salaam, Jametta Magwood, MPH, Minnjuan Flournoy, PhD (c), Edith M. Williams, PhD, MS and Saundra Glover, MBA, PhD

Update on emerging research on veteran homelessness Moderator:  Roger Casey, PhD
8:30 Update on Emerging Research on Veteran Homelessness
Roger Casey, PhD and John Schinka, PhD
8:31 Suicidal Behaviors in Homeless Older Veterans
Roger Casey, PhD, John Schinka, PhD, Robert M. Bossarte, PhD, and Wes Kasprow, PhD
8:46 Suicide among Homeless Veterans, 2000—2008
Robert M. Bossarte, PhD, Vincent Kane, MSW, John Schinka, PhD, Stephen Metraux, MA, PhD, John F. McCarthy, PhD, MPH, and Wes Kasprow, PhD
9:01 Outcomes for Older Homeless Veterans in a Transitional Housing Intervention Program
Lisa M. Brown, PhD, Scott Barnett, PhD, Kathryn Frahm, PhD, Lawrence Schonfeld, PhD, Wes Kasprow, PhD, Roger Casey, PhD, and John Schinka, PhD
9:16 Veteran Homelessness 2000-2010: Examining a Comprehensive Model of Outcome Predictors
Roger Casey, PhD, John Schinka, PhD, and Wes Kasprow, PhD

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    
Bruno Lima symposium: Latino mental health Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, PhD
10:30 Assessing the behavioral health needs of Latinos and Brazilians in a Massachussetts community
Sara Trillo Adams, MA, LMHC, Joanne L. Calista, MS, LICSW, Diane E. Gould, LICSW, Allison Parks, LMHC, Monica Sanchez, Doctoral Student, Esteban V. Cardemil, PhD, Ismael Rivera, Lillian Melendez, Juliana Ferreira, Joy Connell and Paula V. Kaminow, Esq
10:50 Symptom expression and mental health literacy among low-income Latina women: A qualitative analysis
Norah Mulvaney-Day, PhD and Dharma Cortés, PhD
11:10 Examining language concordance and physician-patient communication around mental health needs using CHIS 2007
Dara Sorkin, PhD
11:30 Understanding Mental Health Recovery and Peer Support among Latinos and People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Linda Cabral, MM, Kathy Muhr, MEd, and Judith Savageau, MPH

Prevalence and correlates of suicide   Moderator:  Jean Demmler, PhD
10:30 Childhood Trauma and Risk for Suicidal Behavior in U.S. Army Soldiers
Rossybelle Perales, MPH, Michael Gallaway, PhD, Anita Spiess, MPH, and Amy Millikan, MD, MPH
10:50 Prescription drug use among active duty Soldiers who completed suicide: A latent class analysis
Mary Mitchell, PhD
11:10 Differences between Veteran suicides with and without psychiatric symptoms
Peter Britton, PhD, Mark Ilgen, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Kerry L. Knox, PhD, Cynthia Claassen, PhD and Kenneth Conner, PsyD

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Racial disparities in mental health diagnosis and service use
Moderator:  Kathleen Thomas, PhD
12:30 Racial and Gender Disparities in Mental Illness: An analysis of New Jersey Inpatient Hospital Discharges from 2005 to 2009
Bongguk Jin, PhD, and Nancy Erickson, MSW
12:50 Race/ethnic differences in receipt of evidence based treatment for depression among medicaid enrolled adults in Florida
Marion Ann Becker, PhD, Timothy Boaz, PhD, and Ross Andel, PhD
1:10 Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care At Each Step in the Episode of Care
Benjamin L. Cook, PhD, Chih-nan Chen, PhD, and Thomas McGuire, PhD
1:30    Preventive intervention with low-income female co-survivors of cancer: "Un Abrazo Para La Familia" Catherine Marshall, PhD, Lorena Verdugo and Francisco Garcia, MD, MPH

Designing & launching At Home/Chez Soi: A multi-site trial of Housing First in 5 Canadian cities
Moderator:  Paula Goering, RN, PhD
12:31 Creating Policy Relevant Evidence: Rationale and Overall Design of the At Home/Chez Soi Demonstration Project
Paula Goering, RN, PhD
12:46 Planning a multi-site homelessness research demonstration for people with mental illness: The relationships between national and local teams in Canada's At Home/Chez Soi project
Geoff Nelson, PhD
1:01 Measurement protocol development for At Home/Chez Soi: A randomized trial of Housing First for homeless persons with mental illness
Carol Adair, MSc, PhD
1:16 A mixed methods approach for evaluating the implementation of a Housing First intervention for the Canadian At Home/Chez Soi Demonstration Project
Sam Tsemberis, PhD 

Poster Presentations
Monday, October 31, 2011

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mental health treatment models: Development, efficacy and implementation
1. Antisocial behavioral syndromes and treatment for major mood disorders: Results from Waves 1 and 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions Risë B. Goldstein, PhD, MPH, Howard B. Moss, MD, Attila J. Pulay, MD and Bridget F. Grant, PhD, PhD
2. Are Mindfulness based Interventions appropriate and effective in treating Severe Mental Illness Seth Kurzban, MSW, PhD and Lisa Davis, LCSW, Doctoral candidate
3. Possible Clinical Implications of Hippus in Psychiatric Patients
    John F. Delaney MD, MPH, DrPH and Rose Hammond Delaney MBA, DrPH
4. Individual agency, community capacity building, and chronic illness care: Using participatory methods to implement the Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program in a Housing First program Lara Weinstein, MD and Benjamin Henwood, PhD
5. Opportunities for parenting: Context, value and peer support Susan Barrow, PhD, Jacki McKinney, MSW, Mary Jane Alexander, PhD, and Celia Brown
6. Ending the lifespan disparity for people with mental illness and addiction: Examining recovery community perspectives to support physical wellness Derek R. Smith, MPH/MSW, Jairo Wilches, Mark Korwald, MPA, Edith Cabuslay, MPH and Scott Morrow, MD, MPH
7. Getting into treatment is not "happily ever after": Need for innovations in suicide prevention Paula Tavrow, PhD, Matthew Beymer, MPH candidate and Beth Mahar, B Arch
8. Differential Efficacy of Psychological and Pharmacological Interventions for PTSD: A Meta-Analytic Review Stephen Messer, MA, PhD

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Topics on the mental health needs of families and children
1. Improving the effectiveness of mental health promotion programs aimed towards children and adolescents Paul Wesley Branscum, MS, RD, LD and Manoj Sharma, PhD
2. Mental health impact of disease containment on families: Lessons learned and strategies for promoting resiliency Ginny Sprang, PhD, James J. Clark, PhD, Phyllis Leigh, MSW, CSW and Miriam S. Silman, MSW
3. A medicated generation: Overuse of psychotropic medications in children Melody Knight, PhD, RN, CHES, and Larry Knight, PhD, RN
4. Training intervention for the engagement of families in mental health services Sarah Preston, MPH, Cynthia Baker, PhD, and Amanda Ziegert
5. Prevalence of depressive symptoms across pregnancy and risk factors for persistent depressive symptoms 13-24 months following birth among Oregon mothers Alexis Helsel, MPH and Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH
6. Familial Influences in the Use of Mental Health Services among African Americans in the United States Alice P. Villatoro and Carol S. Aneshensel, PhD
7. Participatory and social media to engage youth in mental health help-seeking behaviors Ashley Wennerstrom, MPH and Benjamin Springgate, MD, MPH
8. Best predictor of problem behaviors in children: Is it the parent or the child? Shayla Hart, MS, Harolyn Belcher, MD, and Michele Cooley, PhD
9. Maternal depression in immigrant families: Correlates and consequences Nanmathi Manian, PhD, Arianna Blaine, BA, and Marc Bornstein, PhD
10. Exploring the relationship between depression and school performance among youths aged 12-17 using NSDUH 2009 data Mian B. Hossain, PhD

Mental health topics: Measurement challenges and school health
1. Behavioral health community indicators: An innovative approach to measuring effective service provision Tara Powell, MSW, MPH PhD Candidate
2. Options for identifying students at high risk for mental health problems Wendy Holt, MPP
3. A Multicenter Study of Universal Suicide Screening in Emergency Departments Michael H. Allen, MD, Beau Abar, Ph D, Mark McCormick, MD, Donna H. Barnes, Ph D, Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc and Edwin Boudreaux, PhD
4. School-based mental health: Bridging hospital and school partnerships Shella Dennery, PhD, LICSW and Luba Feigenberg, EdD
5. Mental Health Services in School Settings: Issues in Implementation and Integration Oliver Massey, PhD, Robert Lucio, PhD and Donna Burton, EdM
6. Assessing the Evidence of Self-Management in Clients with Serious Mental Illness Aparna Kumar, BSN, RN, MA, MPH
7. Characteristics of individuals who are evaluated for service during a mental health crisis: Implications for Healthy Communities Elizabeth Lloyd McGarvey, EdD, MaGuadalupe Leon-Verdin, MS, Yiqi Huang, BS, Ekele Enyinnaya, DC and Richard Bonnie, LLB
8. Depression Screening Acceptance Among Perinatal Medicaid Patients in Los Angeles County Diana E. Ramos, MD, MPH, Paula Binner, LCSW, Joanne Roberts, RN, BS, Christian Murillo and Cynthia Harding, MPH
9. Mental health promotion partnerships for diverse urban college students: Mapping and mobilizing campus and community resources for educational success and wellness Ester R. Shapiro, PhD and Kathleen Golden McAndrew, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAANP, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Health Services
10. Using Narratives to Explore Sense of Self in Depression Deborah Flynn, PhD, MPH, RN, CHES

Prevalence and correlates of mental health and mental disorders
1. Sense of coherence and hardiness as predictors of mental health in college students Amar Kanekar, MPH, CHES, CPH, PhD, Manoj Sharma, PhD, and Ashutosh Atri, MD
2. Mental Health of Persons with HIV: Meaning in Life, Social Support, and Social Stress Johnathan Hall, Chwee-Lye Chng, PhD, and Mark Vosvick, PhD
3. Impact of work, stress and health on the mental health of older farm couples Mary Kay Rayens, PhD and Deborah Reed, RN, PhD
4. Community disaster, perievent panic attack, and depression: A structural equation model analysis of the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City Richard E. Adams, PhD and Joseph Boscarino, PhD
5. Physical activity patterns of adults with and without serious psychological distress: Findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey Catherine A. Okoro, MS, Tara W. Strine, PhD, Chaoyang Li, MD, PhD and Lina S. Balluz, ScD, MPH
6. Depression and the U.S. foreign-born population Eliva Clinton, MPH
7. Impact of gender role socialization on mental health K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD and Jacob Coleman Warren, PhD
8. Positive affect and post-disaster outcomes: Is a good attitude beneficial? Tasha Stehling-Ariza, MPH, Akilah Banister, MPH, Amanda Gomez, MPH and Jennifer O'Connell
9. Outcomes for adults over the age of 65 compared to adults under age 65 who are assessed for psychiatric treatment during an acute crisis: Challenges to healthy communities Elizabeth Lloyd McGarvey, EdD, MaGuadalupe Leon-Verdin, MS, Tanya N. Wanchek, PhD, JD and Richard Bonnie, LLB
10. Stigma and global mental health: Association between country-level characteristics and mental illness stigma in 16 countries Ahmed M. Kassem, MBBCh, MPH Candidate

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Mental health needs of minority populations: Expression, service use and disparities
1. Reducing healthcare disparities for individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness: A peer navigator model Salma Bibi, MPH, Peggy L. Johnson, MD, Andrea E. Mercurio, PhD, Natalia Gnatienko, MPH and Alisa K. Lincoln, PhD, MPH
2. Understanding Depression Among Diverse African American Women: A Qualitative Study Kisha Holden, PhD
3. Mental health services structure and mental health perceptions among Puerto Rican older adults in senior centers: A comparative mixed methods study Daniel Velez-Ortiz, MSW, PhD
4. Life course predictors and consequences of major depressive disorder among disadvantaged African American men Kerry Green, Kate E. Fothergill, PhD, Judy Robertson, Deliya R. Banda, MPH, Katarzyna Zebrak, MAA and Margaret E. Ensminger, PhD
5. Transactional processes of African American adolescents' family conflict and violent behavior and their effects on mental health during the transition to adulthood Daniel Choe, MS and Marc Zimmerman, PhD
6. Mexican Traditional Medicine Practitioner Process in Mental Health Healing Tanya R. Sorrell, PhD, NP-C, MS, RN
7. Unraveling mental illness disparities: Cross-cultural differences in the expression of mental health disorders Adam C. Carle, MA, PhD
8. Developing community capacity for research: A Field School Christina Pratt, PhD
9. "Daddy's Locked Up"- Emotional strain of parenting among African-American women whose primary partner has been incarcerated Deltavier Frye, Terrika Barham, MPH, Kelly King, Venita Embry and Hannah LF Cooper, ScD, SM


Mental health of active duty personnel and veterans
1. Trends in the incidence of persistent postconcussion syndrome among active duty US Military personnel between 1997 and 2007 Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, Rodney X. Sturdivant, PhD, Stephen W. Marshall, PhD and Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, MS
2. Physical health status and sleep quality in veterans with PTSD Cindie Slightam, Andrea Jamison, PhD, Franziska Bertram, Dipl-Psych and Walton Roth, MD
3. An emergency department based brief intervention for veterans at risk for suicide Kerry L. Knox, PhD
4. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among previously deployed U.S Army Soldiers Desmond Bibio, MPH, Michael Gallaway, PhD, Amy Millikan, MD, MPH, David Fink, MPH and Michael Bell, MD, MPH
5. Depression, Alcohol Use Disorders, and Suicidal Behavior among Veterans Kenneth Conner,
    PsyD and Robert M. Bossarte, PhD
6. Coming Together Around Military Families: Meeting the Needs of the Youngest Family Members Impacted by Military Service Dorinda Williams, LCSW-C
7. Protective factors, psychopathology, and military personnel Sherrie Wilcox, PhD Candidate

Mental health topics on substance abuse
1. Proactive Telephone Smoking Cessation Treatment in a VA Mental Health Population: Preliminary Treatment Engagement and Cessation Outcomes Erin Rogers, MPH, David Smelson, PsyD, Senaida Fernandez, PhD, Alfredo Axtmayer and Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH
2. Mental Health/Substance Abuse Integration in Federally Qualified Health Centers Michael Lardiere, LCSW
3. A focus on trauma care in substance abuse treatment for homeless men: The clients' perspective Jonathon Gass, MPH, Erin Palmer, MS, Kevin Lotz, LCSW, CASAC, ACSW, Allison Costine, MA, Diane Bonavota, CSW and Linda Weiss, PhD
4. Tobacco Cessation: Research and Dissemination of Evidence Based Findings Cathy L. Backinger, PhD, MPH
5. Tobacco Cessation Among Smokers in Recovery from Opioid Addiction; the Challenge of Program Development Audrey Spolarich, MPA
6. Tobacco Cessation--Reaching Difficult to Reach Populations with Emerging Technologies Lorien Abroms, ScD
7. Tobacco Cessation: Addressing Principles and Practices for Cessation Strategies in Mental Health Populations Carlo DiClemente, PhD
8. A Review of Candidate Biobehavioral Pathways Underlying the Association between Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Mental Health: Implications for Policy Frank Charlie Bandiera, MPH and David Lee, PhD
9. Behavioral and Lifestyle Patterns on Subjective Well-Being and Quality of Life Chia-Hsin Emily Cheng, MA, Jie W. Weiss, PhD and Shari McMahan, PhD, CHES



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Comorbidities of mental illness and integrated treatment
1. Reducing disparities of care in patients with depression - Empowering the primary care physician Meghan Gannon, MSPH
2. Menu Planning and Grocery Shopping for People Living with Psychiatric Disabilities Christopher Cahill, Nkem Aziken, Michael Boggs, Leslie Bradbury, Sara Higgins, Lynsey Rangel, Sandra Steingard, MD, Thomas V. Delaney, PhD and Jan K. Carney, MD MPH
3. How are adolescents affected? Influences of allergies on body image, life quality, and emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal development Yun-Woei Chang, Chao-Hung Chen, MD, Tai-Chia Chang and Yi-Hua Chen, PhD
4. Depression treatment among elderly cancer patients Chan Shen, PhD, Patricia A. Findley, DrPH, MSW and Usha Sambamoorthi, PhD
5. A statewide approach for sustaining collaborative partnerships to address fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) Trisha Hinson, MEd, CMHT and Dan Dubovsky, MSW
6. Excess Health Care Expenditures Associated with Depression in Individuals with Arthritis and Related Joint Disorders Parul Agarwal, MS and Usha Sambamoorthi, PhD
7. Innovative approaches to the advancement of Pennsylvania's integrated services across the state's aging and behavioral health systems of care Cynthia Zubritsky, PhD, Karen Fortuna, MSW and Linda Shumaker, RN
8. A Case-Control Study of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Associated Psychological Dimensions in a Surgical Gastrointestinal Clinic: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment Bryce Roberts, MSPH and Carol Leitner, MD, FACS
9. High anxiety and altered immune function in college students Josephine Wilson, DDS, PhD and Casey Browder, BS
10. Center for Families and Children and Cleveland Clinic partner to provide integrated primary and behavioral health care for uninsured adults with serious mental illness Katherine Nagel, MPH and Beth Trecasa

Mental Health Topics organized by other Sections

Monday, October 31, 201                           

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Fostering Safe Communities: Mental Health and Wellness Among Youth
1. Risk Factors of Eighth Grader Participants in the "Choking Game": Results from an Oregon Population-Based Survey Sarah Ramowski, MSW, Robert Nystrom, MA, Nigel Chaumeton, PhD, Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH and Julie Gilchrist, MD
2.Predictors and mediators of violence among urban youth and young adults Gary J. Burkholder, PhD and Jean Schensul, PhD
3. Different Life-Domain Stressors and the Development of Violent Behaviors Among African Americans Transitioning into Adulthood Lorena Estrada-Martinez, PhD, MPH, Cleopatra Caldwell, PhD, Jose A. Bauermeister, MPH, PhD and Marc Zimmerman, PhD
4. Adolescent and Young Adult Allostatic Load in the U.S.: Does the Dysregulation Process Start Early? Bethany Wexler Rainisch, MPH and Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Women's health in all policies: Social determinants of women's health and well-being
1. Economic vulnerability of women: Undermining women's health and futures Marcia Greenberger, JD
2. How Social Security and paid leave policies affect women's prospects for healthy lives Heidi Hartmann, PhD
3. Emerging issues in women's health policy: Building on health reform and beyond Alina Salganicoff, PhD


12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Substance Use Disorders: What have they done with my DSM IV?
1. Terminology of substance use disorders for DSM-V Wilson Compton, MD, MPE
2. New approaches to diagnosing substance use disorders in DSM-V Deborah S. Hasin, PhD
3. Revised criteria for DSM-V substance use disorders Bridget F. Grant, PhD, PhD
4. Non-substance related addictions: Their place in DSM-V Nancy Petry, PhD

Health Equity 2020
1. Progress Moving Forward with the National Partnership for Action Garth Graham, MD, MPH and Rochelle Rollins, PhD, MPH
2. Role of State and Territorial Health Officers John Auerbach, MBA and Paul Jarris, MD
3. Social Determinants of Health & Health Equity in Healthy People 2020 Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
4. Implementing Health Equity 2020 Through Healthy People 2020 at the Front-Line Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA

2:30 p..m.-4:00 p.m.
Shining light on the Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Health
1. Smoking During Pregnancy as a Predictor and a Potential Mediator in the Relationship between Marital Status and Postpartum Depression Steven Champaloux, MPH, Lisa Bethune, MPH and Edmond D. Shenassa, ScD 
2. Long-term Effects of Adolescent Smoking on Mental Health, Socioeconomic Status, and Social Integration in Adulthood Carol Strong, Hee-Soon Juon, PhD and Margaret E. Ensminger, PhD
3. Nicotine use disorders in DSM-V Deborah S. Hasin, PhD
4. Evaluating the impact of specialized tobacco trainings on the implementation of quality improvement initiatives for tobacco in mental health treatment settings Mia Zimmermann, MPH, CTTS

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Identifying and responding to issues of family violence
1. Case by Case: News coverage of child sexual abuse, 2007-2009 Pamela Mejia, MPH, MS, Andrew Cheyne, CPhil and Lori Dorfman, DrPH
2. Prevalence and Complications of Intimate Partner Abuse during Pregnancy Sarah Desmarais, PhD, Patti Janssen, PhD and Robert Lucio, PhD
3. Exposure to violence and child behavior: Parent vs. child reports Shayla Hart, MS, Harolyn Belcher, MD and Michele Cooley, PhD
4. A public health strategy to prevent child maltreatment: Lessons from five case study states Malia Richmond-Crum, MPH, Sally Fogerty, BSN, MEd, Dawn Baxter, MBA, Hope Kenefick, MSW, PhD and Patricia Hashima, PhD


12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
1. A comparison of autism spectrum disorder DSM-IV criteria and associated features among African-American and White children in Philadelphia county Neelam Sell, MD
2. Roles for State Maternal and Child Health Programs in Building Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Treeby Brown, MAPP
3. Act early initiative: A public health approach to early identification of young children with autism and other developmental disabilities Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, David Rotholz, PhD, BCBA, Adriane K. Griffen, MPH, CHES and Cheryl Rhodes, MS, LMFT

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Implementing Healthy Equity 2020 at the Frontline
1. Affordable Care Act of 2010 and opportunities for advancing health equity: Taking vision and promise to reality Dennis P. Andrulis, PhD, MPH and Nadia J. Siddiqui, MPH
2. Achieving Health Equity through the ACA & HP2020 for Latino Americans 2020 Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
3. Ensuring Health Equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders through Healthy People 2020 & the Affordable Care Act Kathy Lim Ko, MS, Won Kim Cook, PhD, Priscilla Huang, JD, Charmaine Manansala, MPH and Mee Moua, JD
4. "Moving the Needle" for Native American Health Gayle Dine-Chacon, MD and Tassy Parker, PhD, RN

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Mental Health among Pregnant and Post-partum Women
1. Perinatal Mental Health in a Post-Katrina New Orleans Gloria Giarratano, APRN, CNS, PhD, Veronica Barcelona-deMendoza, MSN, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, Emily W. Harville, PhD, Robert Maupin, MD, Jane Savage, RN, PhD, CNE, LCCE, FACCE and Susan Rick, RN DNS
2. Role of mental health and intimate partner violence on neonatal outcomes in a sample of low income, African American women: A mixed-methods study Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP-BC, Phyllis Sharps, PhD,RN, FAAN, Matthew Hayat, PhD, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN
3. Depression and prenatal substance use: Evidence of the need for coordinated screening and care Peggy L. O'Brien, MA, JD
4. Surveillance of Pregnancy with Suicidal Intent: A Need for Interdisciplinary Tracking Teresa Dodd-Butera, RN,PhD,DABAT and Molly Broderick, RN, MSN,CSPI

Promoting and Integrating Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies Across the Lifespan
1. Oral health and diabetes among Baltimore adults: Findings from the healthy aging in neighborhoods of diversity across the life span study Julia Hastings, MSW, PhD, Alan B. Zonderman, PhD and Michele K. Evans, MD
2. Reclaiming Healthy Traditions: Findings from an African-American Case Study on Spirituality and Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Arkansas Gauri Bhattacharya, DSW, ACSW, LCSW (NYS)
3. African Americans, Caribbean Blacks, depression, and neighborhood disadvantage Julia Hastings, MSW, PhD, Lonnie Snowden, PhD and Sara Kimberlin, MSW
4. Using community-academic partnerships to create livable communities to promote civic engagement for "boomers" and aging adults Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD


PHACT: Call for Federal Public Health Funds at Work in Your State

In addition to attending town hall meetings this year, APHA would like for you to share a story about why public health funding is important in your community or state. Preferably, the funding would come from one of these three sources:

1.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2.  Health Resources and Services Administration
3.  Prevention and Public Health Fund

Examples can provide:

•    An approximate estimate of the amount of the funding received
•    Location of the program (City, state)
•    A summary of the program/intervention (PH issue and intervention being used)
•    Any examples of positive outcomes to date
Make all submission to or email us at
Thanks for taking action to protect public health!

Check out APHA’s Advocacy Track at this year’s Annual Meeting

APHA will host a one-day advocacy track of sessions during the 2011 Annual Meeting in D.C. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, and all APHA members are encouraged to attend to hone their public health advocacy skills. For more detailed information regarding the particular sessions, refer to the 2011 online program and enter the session number to see the list of planned speakers and topics to be covered.

Attendees will be eligible for CE credit.
 “Nailing your policy: Creating APHA’s policy buddy system,” Session 3007.0, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
 “Media Advocacy: Breaking through the crowded news cycle,” Session 3119.0, 10:30 a.m.
 “The Who, What & How of Advocacy,” Session 3216.0, 12:30-2 p.m.
 “Mobilizing a public health campaign,” Session 3318.0, 2:30-4 p.m.
 “The Role of Social Media in Public Health,” Session 3417.0, 4:30 p.m.

Win a free Annual Meeting Registration!

Forward the contact information for new companies or organizations that you would like to see included as exhibitors at the Annual Meeting to Priya Bose, Meetings and Exhibits Coordinator, at . Anyone submitting a qualified lead for potential new exhibitors will be entered into a drawing for a free full registration. Get to know our exhibitors before the meeting on our Virtual Expo!