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Lisa Fedina

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Lisa Fedina

Dr. Lisa Fedina (she/her) is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work. Her research investigates the connections between different forms of violence across the lifespan (e.g., child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, sexual assault), health and mental health outcomes. Her current studies are funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Institute on Aging and the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. This research examines socio-ecological risk, protective factors against suicide risk, adverse mental health outcomes associated with childhood and youth violence exposure, intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She is particularly interested in understanding how social policy and structural factors perpetuate inequalities in violence and health, and improving systems-level (e.g., criminal justice, healthcare) responses to gender-based violence. Fedina's research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Public Health and has been featured in outlets such as Psychology Today and USA Today. She has served on task forces to develop policy guidance for issues related to violence, including the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Her social work practice background is in community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy, direct services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and human trafficking.

Research Interests/Focus

Sexual violence, intimate partner violence; suicide risk; criminal justice; policy research and analysis

Education

Year Degree   School
2018 PhD Social Work University of Maryland, Baltimore
2009 MSW Child and Family Welfare University of Toledo
2008 BSW Social Work University of Toledo

Fedina, L., Bright, C., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (in press). Health profiles of sexual assault victims: A descriptive analysis of racial, ethnic, and economic inequalities. Violence Against Women.

Jun, H. J., DeVylder, J. E., & Fedina, L. (2020). Police victimization among adults diagnosed with mental disorders. Health and Social Work.

Mushonga, D., Fedina, L., & Bessaha, M. (2020). College student perceptions of institutional responses to sexual assault and help-seeking intentions. Journal of American College Health.

Backes, B., Fedina, L, & Holmes, J. (2020). The criminal justice system response to intimate partner stalking: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of Family Violence.

Herrenkohl, T. I., Fedina, L., Roberto, K., Raquet, K., Hu, R. X., Rousson, A., & Mason, W. (2020). Child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner violence, and elder mistreatment: A review and theoretical analysis of research on violence across the lifecourse. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.

Bell, M., Fedina, L., Nam, B., DeVylder, J., & Alleyne-Green, B. (2020). Associations between interpersonal violence, psychological distress, and suicidal ideation among formerly incarcerated men and women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Victor, B. G., Perron, B. E., Sokol, R., Gârbacea, C., Fedina, L., & Ryan, J. P. (2020). Automated identification of domestic violence in written child welfare records: Leveraging text mining and machine learning to enhance social work research and evaluation. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Jackson, A., Fedina, L., DeVylder, J., & Barth, R. (2020). Victimized by the state: Police violence and associations with public perceptions of the police. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

DeVylder, J., Fedina, L., & Link, B. (2020). Impact of police violence on mental health: A theoretical framework. American Journal of Public Health.

Backes, B., Fedina, L, & Holmes, J. (2020). The criminal justice system response to intimate partner stalking: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of Family Violence, 35, 665-678.

DeVylder, J. E. Lalane, M., & Fedina, L. (2019). The association between abusive policing and PTSD symptoms among U.S. police officers. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Fedina, L., Backes, B. L., Sulley, C., Wood, L., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2019). Prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with stalking victimization among college students. Journal of American College Health.

DeVylder, J. E., Fedina, L., & Jun, H. J. (2019). The Neighborhood Change and Gentrification Scale: Factor analysis of a novel self-report measure. Social Work Research, 43(4), 279-284.

Fedina, L., Backes, B., Jun, H., Barth, R., & DeVylder, J. (2019). Police legitimacy, trustworthiness, and associations with intimate partner violence. Policing: An International Journal.

Narita, Z., Knowles, K., Fedina, L., Oh, H., Stickley, A., Kelleher, I., & DeVylder, J. (2019). Neighborhood change and psychotic experiences in a general population sample. Schizophrenia Research.

Fedina, L., Mushonga, D., Bessaha, M. L., Jun, H., Narita, Z., & DeVylder, J. (2019). Moderating effects of perceived neighborhood factors on intimate partner violence, psychological distress, and suicide risk. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Fedina, L., Bright, C., Campbell, R., Rosay, A., & Smith, M. (2019). Experiences of sexual assault, economic insecurity, and health in an ethnically diverse sample of women. Psychology of Violence.

Jun, H., Nam, B., Fedina, L., Smith, M. E., Schiffman, J., Link, B., & DeVylder, J. E. (2018). Paranoid beliefs and realistic expectations of victimization: Data from the Survey of Police-Public Encounters. Schizophrenia Research.

Greeno, E. J., Fedina, L., Lee, B. R., Farrell, J., & Harburger, D. (2018). Psychological well-being, risk, and resilience of youth in out-of-home care and former foster youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Greeno, E. J., Fedina, L., Rushovich, B., Wirt, C., Burry, C., & Linsenmeyer, D. (2018). The impact of a Title IV-E program on perceived practice skills for child welfare students: A review of five academic cohorts. Advances in Social Work, 18(2), 474-489.

Fedina, L. & Murray, K. (2018). Health consequences of teen dating abuse among African-American and Latino youth. Domestic Violence Report, 23(3), 35-38.

DeVylder, J. E., Jun, H. J., Fedina, L, Anglin, D., Cogburn, C., Coleman, D., Link, B., & Barth, R. P. (2018). Association of exposure to police violence with prevalence of mental health symptoms among urban residents in the United States. JAMA Network Open, 1(7).

Fedina, L., Perdue, T., Bright, C., & Williamson, C. (2018). An ecological analysis of risk factors for runaway behavior among individuals exposed to commercial sexual exploitation. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

Nam, B., Jun, H. J., Fedina, L., Shah, R., & DeVylder, J. E. (2018). Sexual orientation and mental health among adults in four U.S. cities. Psychiatry Research, 273, 134-140.

DeVylder, J. E., Jun, H. J., Fedina, L, Anglin, D., Cogburn, C., Coleman, D., Link, B., & Barth, R. P. (2018). Association of exposure to police violence with prevalence of mental health symptoms among urban residents in the United States. JAMA Network Open, 1(7).

Fedina, L., Nam, B., Jun, H., Shah, R., Von Mach, T., Bright, C. L., & DeVylder, J. E. (2017). Moderating effects of resilience on depression, psychological distress, and suicidal ideation associated with interpersonal violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Fedina, L., Backes, B. L., Jun, H. J., Shah, R., Nam, B., Link, B., & DeVylder, J. E. (2017). Police violence among women in four U.S. cities. Preventive Medicine.

Shah, R., Von Mach, T., Fedina, L., Link, B., & DeVylder, J. E. (2017). Intimate partner violence and psychotic experiences in four U.S. cities. Schizophrenia Research.

Fedina, L., Lee, J., & de Tablan, D. (2017). MSW graduates’ readiness to respond to intimate partner violence. Journal of Social Work Education.

Fedina, L., & DeForge, B. R. (2017). Estimating the trafficked population: Public health research methodologies may be the answer. Journal of Human Trafficking, 3(1), 21-38.

Greeno, E. J., Fedina, L., & Rushovich, B., Moore, J. E., Linsenmeyer, D., & Wirt, C. (2017). 'They tippy toe around the race issue:’ The impact of a Title IV-E program on cultural competency gains for child welfare students. Child and Family Social Work.

Fedina, L., Howard, D. E., Wang, M. Q., & Murray, K. (2016). Teen dating violence victimization, perpetration, and sexual health correlates among urban, low-income, ethnic and racial minority youth. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 37(1), 3-12.

Fedina, L., Williamson, C., & Perdue, T. (2016). Risk factors for domestic child sex trafficking in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Fedina, L., Holmes, J. L., & Backes, B. L. (2016). Campus sexual assault: A systematic review of prevalence research from 2000 to 2015. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.

Fedina, L., Holmes, J. L., & Backes, B. L. (2016). How prevalent is campus sexual assault in the United States? National Institute of Justice Journal No. 277.

Svoboda, D., & Fedina, L. (2015). Book review: Social work and domestic violence: Developing critical and reflective practice. Qualitative Social Work, 14(6), 844-853.

Fedina, L. (2014). Use and misuse of research in books on sex trafficking: Implications for interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, and advocates. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 16(2), 188-198.

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