Professor Mary Ruffolo’s research focuses on organizational factors that influence sustaining evidence based interventions/programs in community mental health settings, adapting efficacious interventions for children and youth experiencing serious mental health challenges, and addressing ways to disseminate interventions with at-risk populations (e.g., families of children with serious mental illness, adults with severe mental illness). She is involved in evaluating initiatives focusing on integrating behavioral health and primary care. She is committed to research that addresses the needs of vulnerable populations served by the health and behavioral health public systems.
As director of the continuing education program, she is facilitating the instructional technology initiatives within the school to better meet the needs of students and professionals. Her efforts focus on the development of courses and interdisciplinary web-based certificates using a range of digital and web-based instructional technologies to enhance learning.
Integrated behavioral health and primary care, behavioral health interventions for youth and adults, evaluation of the use of instructional technologies in social work education
|(734) 936-4799||(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||2849 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1988||PhD||Social Welfare||Ohio State University, Columbus|
|1979||MSW||Social Work||University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana|
|1978||BS||Social Work and Spanish||University of Dayton, OH|
Lapidos, A. & Ruffolo, M. (2017). Access to Interprofessional Continuing Education in Integrated Care through Digital Instructional Technology. Journal of Social Work Education, 1-7.
Nicoll, K., Richards-Schuster, K. & Ruffolo, M. (2017). Beyond service-learning: Helping undergraduates define and plan for civic engagement. In Soria, K. & Mitchell, T. (Eds.), Educating for Citizenship and Social Justice: Practices for Community Engagement at Research Universities. Chicago: Lyceum.
Delva, J. & Ruffolo, M. (2017). Innovations in MSW education and training for practice in integrated care environments. Journal of Social Work Education, S1-S4.
Ruffolo, M. & Maker, C. (2017). Evidence-Based Group Work in Mental Health Practice. In Garvin, C., Gutierrez, L., & Galinsky, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work with Groups (2nd ed.). NY, NY: Guilford Publications.
Richards-Schuster, K., Ruffolo, M. & Nicoll, K. L. (2015). Integrating social work into undergraduate education through a community action and social change multidisciplinary minor. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(2), 329-342.
Richards-Schuster, K., Ruffolo, M., Nicoll, K., Disletrath, C., Galura, J. & Mishkin, A. (2015). Exploring challenges and struggles faced by students in transitioning to social justice work in the real world: Implications for social work. Advances in Social Work, 16(2), 373-389.
Ruffolo, M. (2014). Practice interventions with adolescents. In Edward J. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
Perron, B., Vaughn, M., Ryan, J., Salas-Wright, C., Ruffolo, M. & Guerrero, E. (2014). Predictive validity of self-reported head injury among delinquent youth. In M. DeLisis & M. G. Vaughn (Eds.), International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
Richards-Schuster, K. E., Ruffolo, M. C., Nicoll, K. L., Distelrath, C. & Galura, J. A. (2014). Using e-portfolios to assess program goals, integrative learning and civic engagement: A case example. International Journal of ePortfolio, 4(2), 133-141.
Ruffolo, M., & Allen-Meares, P. (2013). Intervention with children. In M. Holosko, C. Dulmas, & K. Sowers (Eds.), Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: A Foundation of Social Work. Wiley Publications.
Ortega, R. M., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Ruffolo, M., Clarke, J. & Karb, R. (2010). Racial and ethnic diversity in the initial child welfare experience. In M. B. Webb, K. Dowd, B. J. Harden, J. Landsverk, & M. F. Testa (Eds.), Child Welfare and Child Well-Being; New Perspectives from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ruffolo, M., Thoburn, J., & Allen-Meares, P. (2010). Children, young people, and families. In I. Shaw, K. Briar-Lawson, J. Orme & R. Ruckdeschel (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Social Work Research 378-391. London: Sage Publications.
Goodkind, S., Ruffolo, M., Bybee, D., & Sarri, R. (2009). Coping as a mediator of the effects of stressors and supports on depression among girls in juvenile justice. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 7, 100-118.
Ruffolo, M., Savas, S., Neal. D., Capobianco, J., & Reynolds, K. (2008). The challenges of implementing an evidence-based practice to meet consumer and family needs in a managed behavioral health care environment. Social Work and Health Care, 6.
Ruffolo, M. (2008). Enhancing skills with students vulnerable to under achievement and academic failure. In C. Franklin, M. Harris & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.), The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems 13-22. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ruffolo, M. C., & Allen-Meares, P. (2008). Intervention with children. In C. N. Dulmus, L. Rapp-Paglicci, W. Rowe, & K. M. Sower (Eds.), Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare: Social Work Practice, 3, 246-267. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Ruffolo, M., Fischer, D., Frayley, S., Postlewaite, K., Hill, S., & Neal, D. (2008). Adapting, Manualizing and Evaluating an Evidence Based CBT Group Intervention for Youth with Depressive Symptoms for Delivery in School Based Settings. In C. Canali, T. Vecchiato, & J. K. Whittaker (Eds.), Assessing the Evidence-Base of Intervention for Vulnerable Children and their Families 110-112. Padova, Italy: Fondazione E. Zancan.
Capobianco, J., Svensson, J., Wiland, S., Fricker, C., & Ruffolo, M. (2008). Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health. Rockville, MD: National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.