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Wirtz, A. L., Burns, P. A., Poteat, T., Malik, M., White, J. J., Brooks, D., Kasaie, P., & Beyrer, C. (2022). Abuse in the continua: Hiv prevention and care outcomes and syndemic conditions associated with intimate partner violence among black gay and bisexual men in the southern united states. AIDS and Behavior.

Eschliman, E. L., Uzzi, M., White, J. J., Mathews, A., Henry, M., Moran, M. B., Page, K., Latkin, C. A., Tucker, J. D., & Yang, C. (2022). Crowdsourced PrEP Promotion Messages for an HIV High-Burden Area: A Framework-Based Content Analysis. AIDS Education & Prevention, 34(1), 69–81.

Burley, J. T., Thurman, D., & Stennis, K. B. (2022). Mothering and Othering: Experiences of African American Professional Women. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.

Zhang, S., Anderson, S. G., Zhi, Y., Liu, M., Liao, M., & Hong, J. S. (2021). Discrimination intensity and coping schemes among vulnerable adolescents: the moderating role of peer relationships. China Journal of Social Work, 1-19.

White, J. J., Zaller, N. D., Fernandez, M. I., Spikes, P., Flores, S., Latkin, C. A., & Yang, C. (2021). Recent Incarceration and Other Correlates of Psychological Distress Among African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-9.

Chandler, M. A.*, Van Sluytman, L., Tirmazi, M. T., & Liao, M. (2020). The Road Home: Predictors of Health Care Utilization Among Older Returning African American Men. The Review of Black Political Economy, 0034644620967002.

Rose, T., Hope, M. O., Thurman, D., Forrester, P., & Rose, R. (2020). Non-organizational Religious Involvement and Psychosocial Well-Being Among African American and Caribbean Black Youth. Journal of Black Psychology, 46(5), 388-422.

Wilson, D. B., Solomon, T. A., & McLane-Davison, D. (2020). Ethics and Racial Equity in Social Welfare Policy: Social Work's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social Work in Public Health, 35(7), 617-632.

Archibald, P., Dobson-Sydnor, K., & Daniels, K. (2018) The role of racial identity in the relationship between life stressors and depression among Black adults. Urban Social Work.

Liao, M., (2018) The relationship between social support, HIV-related stigma and anxiety among children living with HIV in Northern Namibia. African Journal of AIS Research

Thurman, D., (2018) Mothering & Othering: The Experiences of African-American Professional Women." Mothering and Social Work with Demeter Press

Wilson, D., Darrell, L., Rhodes, D., (2018) "Reflections of Two Women of Color who Achieved Doctorates After Age 50" Dasha Rhodes, MSW. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping.

Archibald, P., (2018) Explaining the Minority Status Hypothesis: Development of the Cultural Resilience Life Stress Paradigm. International Journal of Psychology & Psychoanalysis

Funded Research

Drs. Archibald & Daniels:
Co- Principal Investigators: Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention -Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and Baltimore Police Department's Consent Decree Implementation Unit Mini-Grant ($50,000). The primary aim is to implement the police and community engagement (PACE) project by facilitating focus groups and community conferencing for both the community and the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD).

Dr. Thurman, Dr. Pittman and Professor Greene were
Awarded an ASCEND Grant ($50,000) which looks at the connection between Depression and Cyberbullying for undergraduates at an HBCU.

Drs. Archibald & Daniels
Awarded an ASCEND Grant ($50,000) which explores Faculty/Staff Stress at an HBCU

Dr. Archibald and the BSW Department Faculty
Awarded a Lumina Grant ($10,000) to create a Peer Advising Model to be utilized by BSW Department students and enhance the advising experience.


Dr. Dawn Thurman presented "Overcoming Marginalization through Faith. Family, and Friendship" at the National Association of Christian Social Work Conference in Connecticut -10/18.

Dr. Minli Liao poster presentation "Caregivers of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS" at the annual Council on Social Work Education Conference- 11/18.


Dr. Dawn Thurman was honored by the National Association of Social Workers-MD, as the 2019 Social Work Educator of the Year

Dr. Paul Archibald was honored as the 2018 Minority Access National Role Model at the Nineteenth National Role Models Conference- 9/18

Dr. Paul Archibald was honored with the establishment of the Paul Archibald PhD Research Productivity Award. The Archibald Award was created by the Obesity Health Disparities Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (OHR PRIDE) and honors his productivity in manuscript writing and grant writing along with his effort to incorporate obesity health disparities in his work. The Archibald Award will be given annually to recognize outstanding research productivity and progress towards establishing research independence.

Dr. Paul Archibald- received the Intellectual Property Innovation Award through the MSU Office of Technology and the Division of Research & Economic Development for his invention of an APP (Real TAPS) that has the capacity to analyze police officers' stress level.