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Publications & Presentations

Publications

In Print
  • Casey, F., Sonenstein, F.L., Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H., Dariotis, J.K. & Marcell, A.V. (2016).  Family Planning and Preconception Care among Men in their Mid-30s: Developing Indicators and Describing Need.  American Journal of Men's Health, 10, 59-67.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Chen, F.R. & Granger, D.A. (2016).  Latent Trait Testosterone among 18-24 Year Olds:  Methodological Considerations and Risk Associations.  Psychoneuroendocrinology, 67, 1-9.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Mirabal-Beltran, R., Cluxton-Keller, F., Gould, L.F., Greenberg, M.T. & Mendelson, T. (2016).  A Qualitative Evaluation of Student Learning and Skills Use in a School-Based Mindfulness and Yoga Program.  Mindfulness.  Special issue on “Applications of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in School Settings,” 7, 76-89. 
  • Stringfield, S., Plano Clark, V.L., Allen, A., Dariotis, J.K., Carr, K., Boyd, B., Lindsey, J., West, J., Roberts, K., Sellers, G. & Morrison, A. (2016, January).  State, Program and District Support for Implementing Diverse School Improvement Efforts:  Results from a Multi-Year Study of the Ohio Network for Educational Transformation.  Paper presented at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland.  
  • Choiriyyah, I., Sonenstein, F.L., Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H., Dariotis, J.K. & Marcell, A.V.  (2015). Men aged 15-44 in need of preconception care.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(11), 2358-2365.
  • Cohen, J. S., Levy, H. P., Sloan, J., Dariotis, J. & Biesecker, B. B. (2015). Depression among adults with neurofibromatosis type 1: prevalence and impact on quality of life. Clinical Genetics, 88, 425–430. 
  • Dariotis, J.K. & Johnson, M.W.  (2015). Sexual Discounting Among High-Risk Youth Ages 18–24:  Implications for Sexual and Substance Use Risk Behaviors.  Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23, 49-58.
  • Feagans Gould, L., Dariotis, J.K., Greenberg, M.T. & Mendelson, T. (2015). Assessing Fidelity of Implementation (FOI) for School-Based Mindfulness and Yoga Interventions:  A Systematic Review.  Special issue on School-based mindfulness interventions.  Mindfulness, 1-29. 
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Goggin, K., Khamadi, S., Gautney, B., Dariotis, J.K., Bawcom, C., Cheng, A., Nazir, N., Martin, C., Ruff, A., Sweat, M. & Okoth, V.  (2015). Improving Early Infant HIV Diagnosis in Kenya: Study protocol of a cluster-randomized efficacy trial of the HITSystem.  Implementation Science, 10(1), 96-103. Liu, P., Dimitrov, I., Andrews, T., Crane, D., Dariotis, J., Desmond, J.K., Dumas, J., Gilbert, G., Kumar, A., MacIntosh, B., Tucholka, A., Yang, S., Xiao, G., & Lu, H.  (2015). Multi-site evaluations of a T2-Relaxation-Under-Spin-Tagging (TRUST) MRI technique to measure brain oxygenation.  Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1-8
  • Wight, A., Kloos, H., Maltbie, C.V. & Carr, V.W. (2015). Can playscapes promote early childhood inquiry towards environmentally responsible behaviors? An exploratory study. Environmental Education Research, DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1015495
In Press/Submitted
  • Beckett, G., Hemmings, A., Maltbie, C., Wright, K., Sherman, M., Sersion, B. & Jorgenson, S. An Evaluation Study of the CincySTEM iTEST Projects: Experience, Peer Support, Professional Development, and Sustainability. Submitted to Journal of STEM Teacher Education.
  • Beckett, G., Hemmings, A., Maltbie, C., Wright, K., Sherman, M. & Sersion, B. Urban High School Students Learning through CincySTEM iTEST Projects: Goals and Evaluations. Submitted to Journal of Science Education and Technology.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Mirabal-Beltran, R., Cluxton-Keller, F., Gould, L.F., Greenberg, M.T. & Mendelson, T. (in press).  A Qualitative Exploration of Implementation Factors in a School-based Mindfulness and Yoga Program:  Lessons Learned from Students and Teachers.  Psychology in the Schools.  Special issue on “Using Mindfulness to Improve the Wellbeing of Students and Caregivers.”
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Champassak, S., Hoyt, M., Short, W., Chakraborty, R., Weber S., Levison, J., Phillips, J., Storm, D., Anderson, J. & HIV PCC Team [Leke, E.,  Yond, R., Martinelli, R., Rouda, E.,  Holoyed, H., Fahey, H., Mirabal Beltran, R., Dariotis, J., Goggin, K., Lowery, S. & Cohan, D.].  (in press).  PrEP for safer conception among serodiferent couples: findings from healthcare providers serving patients with HIV in 7 U.S. Cities. AIDS Patient Care and STDs.
  • Kukreti, A., Maltbie, C. & Steimle, J. Challenge Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Pedagogies for Secondary Mathematics and Science Teaching: An Evaluation Case Study. Submitted to Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research.
  • Marcell, A.V., Gibbs, S., Choiriyyah, I., Sonenstein, F.L., Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H. & Dariotis, J.K.  (in press).  Men aged 15-44 in need of family planning. American Journal of Public Health.

Recent Presentations

  • Stringfield, S., Plano Clark, V.L., Dariotis, J. K., Allen, A., West, J., Roberts, K., Carr, K., & Morrison, A.  (2016).  Evaluation of Implementation and Sustainability of the Ohio Network of Education Transformation (ONET):  Cross-Model Findings.  Paper presentation for the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  Washington, DC:  April 8-12, 2016.
  • Stringfield, S., Plano Clark, V.L., Dariotis, J. K. (organizer), Allen, A., West, J., Roberts, K., Carr, K., & Morrison, A.  (2016).  Evaluation of a Multi-Level Supported System Working to Implement Diverse Promising Educational Reform Programs.  Symposium organized for the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  Washington, DC:  April 8-12, 2016.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Plano Clark, V.L., Clark, R.S., & Stringfield, S.  (2016).  Implementation and Sustainability of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Model:  Two Ohio Case Studies.  Paper presentation for the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  Washington, DC:  April 8-12, 2016.
  • Plano Clark, V.L., West, J., Stringfield, S., & Dariotis, J.K.  (2015). Implementation and Sustainability of International Studies School Network (ISSN) Model: Two Case Studies in Ohio. Paper presentation for the 2016 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  Washington, DC:  April 8-12, 2016.
  • Stringfield, S., Plano Clark, V.L., Allen, A., Dariotis, J.K., Carr, K., Boyd, B., Lindsey, J., West, J., Roberts, K., Sellers, G., & Morrison, A. (2016, January).  State, Program and District Support for Implementing Diverse School Improvement Efforts:  Results from a Multi-Year Study of the Ohio Network for Educational Transformation.  Paper presented at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Glasgow, Scotland. 
  • Brunson Evans, L., & Morrison, A.  (2015).  "First To Go": Impact evaluation of a program to promote academic success among first generation low income college students.  Presentation for College Access Programs 3245: Evaluating Academic Undermatch and Programs that Promote Academic Success for Low Income and First Generation College Students at the American Evaluation Association 2015 Annual Conference. November 9-14, 2015, Chicago, IL.  
  • Clifford, P., Vaughn, L., & Dariotis, J.K.  (2015).  Extending your reach: Conducting exemplary evaluations with traditionally “hard to reach” populations.  Organized panel for Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations Topical Interest Group at the American Evaluation Association 2015 Annual Conference. November 9-14, 2015, Chicago, IL.  
  • Dariotis, J.K. (2015).  Sampling, targeting and ethics in early engagement and the “hard to reach” dynamic.  Presentation for Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations Topical Interest Group at the American Evaluation Association 2015 Annual Conference. November 9-14, 2015, Chicago, IL. 
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Yond, R., Champassak, S., Phillips J., Beltran R.,  Leke, E., Martinelli, R., Rouda, E., Fahey, H., Goggin, K., Dariotis, JK., Hoyt, MJ.,HIV PCC Study Group [Hoyt, M., Short, W., Levison, J., Weber S., Chakraborty, R., Storm, D., Anderson, J.].  (2015, November).  More than just the facts: HIV providers in 7 U.S. cities identify training needs for preconception care. Presented at 143rd APHA Conference, November 3, 2015, Chicago, USA.
  • Stringfield, S., Plano Clark, V., Allen, A., Dariotis, K., Carr, K., Boyd, B., Lindsey, J., West, J., Roberts, K., & Morrison, A. (2015, October).  Successes and Cautionary Notes from the Ohio Network of Education Transformation (ONET) Schools.  Paper presented at the Using Continuous Improvement to Integrate Design, Implementation, and Scale Up Conference, Nashville, TN:  Vanderbilt. 
  • Steedly, K., Ware, L., Thompson, K., Dariotis, J.K. Courser, M., Toomey, M., & Raffle, H. (2015).  In Search of Excellence: Lessons Learned From A Statewide Coalition Mentoring Initiative.  Paper presentation at the 8th annual New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation conference. University of New Mexico, October 20-23, 2015, Albuquerque, NM. 
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Champassak, S., Hoyt, M., Short, W., Levison, J., Weber S., Chakraborty, R., Storm, D., Anderson, J., & HIV PCC Team [Leke, E.,  Yond, R., Martinelli, R., Rouda, E.,  Holoyed, H., Fahey, H., Mirabal Beltran, R., Dariotis, J., Goggin, K., Lowery, S., Philips, J., & Cohan, D.].   (2015, February).  Provider Knowledge and Attitudes About PrEP for safer conception: Qualitative data from 7 U.S. Cities.  Poster presentation at the 5th International Workshop on HIV & Women, February 21-22, 2015, Seattle, WA.

Presentations (2013 and earlier)

  • Bowling, B., Brunson Evans, L., Doyle, M. & Buckley, B. (2013 March). Third Year Project Review – FORCE Project. The National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Annual Meeting of Grantees, Washington, DC.
  • Brunson Evans, L., Jordan, J., Jones, W. & Cappel, S. (2012 July). The Parental Involvement Index: Innovative Measurement Tool and Its Relationship to Reality. NCCEP GEAR UP Annual, Washington, DC.
  • Castañeda-Emenaker, I.; Fowler, T. & Maynard, K. (2012 October). Building Trust as an Imperative in Conducting Meaningful Program Evaluation in a School District.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Minneapolis, MN.
  • Castañeda-Emenaker, I.; Maynard, K.; Micham, S. & Fowler, T. (2013 April-May). The Primacy of Ample Adaptations for Meaningful Professional Development in a High-need District. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.
  • Jordan, J.M., (2013 March). A Field-Study Evaluation of the "Voices" Literature and Character Education Program.  Presented at the 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Jordan, J.M. (2012 October). The Assessment of Kindergarten Readiness.  Presented as a part of a panel: The Kindergarten Readiness Debate: Evaluating Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services in a Multi-site Collaboration. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jordan, J.M. & Steedly, K. (2012 September). Resilient Children Project Evaluation Overview. Presented at the Resilient Children Project annual breakfast, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kukreti, A., & Maltbie, C. (2013 April). RET and STEM Education at University of Cincinnati, Presented at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lewis, M., Raffle, H., Steedly, K, & Zorn, D. (2012 October). Dynamic Ecologies: How Can Evaluators Help Manage Change?Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lewis, M. & Zorn, D. (2012 December). Advanced Program Evaluation Literacy – Measuring and Communicating Public Value Creation. Presented at the Ohio Prevention Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Maltbie, C. (2013 March). NSF Targeted Math-Science Partnership (MSP): CEEMS MSP – First Year Implementation Overview – Evaluation. Presented to the project’s National Advisory Board annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
  • McGinnis, R. Micham, S. & Castañeda-Emenaker, I. (2013 May). Integrating Reading with Science?
  • But We Are Concerned with Improving Science Scores! Presented at the the University of Cincinnati Project CEEMS STEM Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Micham, S., Maynard, K. & Castañeda-Emenaker, I. (2013 June). Exploring Literacy Strategies to
  • Improve Fifth Grade Student Science Achievement and Attitudes: A Case Study. Presented at the annual meeting of the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH.
  • Raffle, H., Monce, K., Steedly, K. & Strickland, H. (2012 December). Conducting Focus Groups. Presented at the Ohio Prevention Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Steedly, K. (2012 October). Working the Pyramid: An Evaluation of Implementation of an Early Childhood Program.  Presented as a part of a panel: The Kindergarten Readiness Debate: Evaluating Social Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services in a Multi-site Collaboration. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Steedly, K. & Maltbie C. (2013 June). TSI Project Evaluation Year Two Summary. Presented at the 2013 Thomas More College STEM Initiative Summer Academy for Teachers, Crestview Hills, KY.
  • Sundaran, M, Huang, S., Anand, S., Castañeda-Emenaker, I., Brunson-Evans, L. & Zhang, Y. (2013 April). Experiential and Problem-based Learning within Opportunities for Real-world Engineering Settings. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Educators (ASEE) North Central Conference 2013, Columbus, OH.
  • Zorn, D. (2013 January). Theory of Change and the Community Logic Model. Presented to the Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services’ Evidenced-Based Practice Workgroup, Ohio Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant, Pickerington, OH.
  • Castañeda-Emenaker, I. (May 2012). DARe to Evaluate with Validity through Stories for the Community. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Ohio Program Evaluators Group in Columbus, OH.
  •  Castañeda-Emenaker, I., Fowler, T. & Maynard, K. (November 2011).“Rough Road Evaluation”: The Benefits and Consequences of Supporting the Primacy of Stakeholders. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association in Los Angeles, CA.
  •  Castañeda-Emenaker, I., Wagner, K., and Meyer, A. (July 2011). Intentional and Systemic Tutoring Program: A Strategy that Got Lima Schools from Good to Better…Moving Toward Greater
    Student Outcomes.
    Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships held in San Francisco, CA.
  •  Jordan J. (March 2012). Innovation, Challenges and Trends in Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Presented at the Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Tampa, Fl.
  •  Langford, D., Maltbie, C. & Westheider, V. (2012 April). Faculty and Employer Perceptions of Needed Skills. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Chicago, IL.
  •  Lewis, M., Raffle, H. & Steedly, K. (2012 May). Strategic Thought and Results: Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework. Presented at the Ohio Program Evaluator’s Group Spring Exchange, Columbus, OH.
  •  Steedly, K., Jordan, J. & Zorn, D.  (2011 October). Logic Models 101. Presented at the Ohio Prevention and Education Conference, Columbus, OH.
  •  Steedly, K., Jordan, J. & Zorn, D.  (2012 May). Community Logic Model Pre-Conference Workshop. Presented at the Ohio Department of Drug and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services’ Ohio Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant Forward Conference, Newark, OH.
  •  Zorn, D. & Steedly, K. (2012 February). Conducting Needs Assessment with the End in Mind: the Community Logic Model. Webinar prepared and recorded for the Ohio Strategic Prevention Framework – State Incentive Grant website.
  •  Zorn, D., Woodruff. S., Raffle, H., & Oches, B. (2011 November) Mediating Value Preferences within the Evaluation Consultancy Role. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA

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