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Addie Weaver

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Addie Weaver
My research aims to increase access to mental health services for underserved, economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in rural communities. As an intervention and services researcher, I seek to develop and test innovative approaches for adapting, translating, and disseminating evidence-based treatment to increase the accessibility, acceptability, and sustainability of mental health care in rural communities. I am also interested in using epidemiologic data to better understand the prevalence and etiology of mental illness in rural communities, with attention to the heterogeneity of rural populations and the potential importance of understudied subgroup differences. The ultimate goal of my research is to improve the quality of life for rural residents with mental health needs.

Research Interests/Focus

Access to mental health services for underserved, economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in rural communities


Year Degree   School
2011 PhD Social Work University of Pittsburgh, PA
2011 MSW University of Pittsburgh, PA
2006 MPA Marywood University, Scranton, PA
2004 BA Sociology and Political Science Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA


Bares, C. B., Weaver, A. & Kelso, M. F. (in press). Adolescent opioid use: Examining the intersection of multiple inequalities. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Elliott, A., Hahn, J., & Bybee, D. (2019). Rural residents’ depressive symptoms and help seeking preferences: Opportunities for church-based intervention development. Journal of Religion and Health.

Himle, J. A., Lebeau, R. T., Weaver, A., Brydon, D. M., Kilbourne, A. M., Rose, R. D., Tucker, K. M., Kim, R., Perez, M., Smith, F. N., Sinco, B. R., Levine, S., Hamameh, N., Golenberg, Z., McKiver, M., Wierzbicki, A., Hasratian, A., & Craske, M. G. (2019). Study protocol: A multisite trial of work-related cognitive behavioral therapy for unemployed persons with social anxiety. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 16.

Lister, J. J., Weaver, A., Ellis, J. D., Himle, J. A., & Ledgerwood, D. M. (2019). A systematic review of rural-specific barriers to medication treatment for opioid use disorder in the United States. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Weaver, A. & Lapidos, A. (2018). Mental health interventions with community health workers in the United States: A systematic review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 29, 159-180.

Himle, J. A., Bybee, D., O’Donnell, L. A., Weaver, A., Vlnka, S., DeSena, D. T., & Rimer, J. M. (2018). Awareness enhancing and monitoring device plus habit reversal in the treatment of trichotillomania: An open feasibility trial. Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, 16, 14-20.

Weaver, A., Taylor, R. J., Chatters, L. M., & Himle, J. A. (2018). Depressive symptoms and psychological distress among rural African Americans: The role of material hardship and perceived health status. Journal of Affective Disorders, 236, 207-210.

Weaver, A. & Himle, J. A. (2017). Cognitive–behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety disorders in rural settings: A review of the literature. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 41(3), 189-221.

Mattison, D., Weaver, A., Zebrack, B., Fischer, D., & Dubin L. (2017). Educating social workers for practice in integrated health care: A model implemented within a graduate social work program. Journal of Social Work Education, 53, S72-S86.

Petracchi, H., Weaver, A., Schelbe, L., & Song, H. (2016). Service-learning in baccalaureate social work education: Results of a national survey of accredited programs. Journal of Social Work Education, 52, 325-336.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., Matusko, N. N., & Abelson, J. M. (2015). Urban vs. rural residence and the prevalence of depression and mood disorder among African American and non-Hispanic white women. Journal of the American Medical Association: Psychiatry, 72, 576-583.

Weaver, A., Taylor, R. J., & Himle, J. A. (2015). Depression and mood disorder among African American and White Women – Reply. JAMA Psychiatry, 72, 1257.

Gjesfjeld, C., Weaver, A., & Schommer, K. (2015). Improving healthcare and social services for rural mothers: A qualitative exploration of rural mothers’ lived experiences. Contemporary Rural Social Work, 7, 115-126.

Weaver, A., Ruffolo, M. & Capobianco, J. (2015). Systematic review of EBPs for SMI in rural America. Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, 12(2), 1-11.

Himle, J. A., Bybee, D., Steinberger, E., Laviolette, W. T., Golenberg, Z., Heimberg, R. G., Weaver, A., Vlnka, S., Levine, D. S., & O’Donnell, L. A. (2014). Work-related CBT versus vocational services as usual for unemployed persons with social anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Research and Therapy, 63, 169-176.

Schelbe, L. A., Petracchi, H. E., & Weaver, A. (2014). Benefits and challenges of service-learning in accredited baccalaureate social work programs. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 34, 480-495.

Weaver, A. & Gjesfjeld, C. (2014). Barriers to preventive service utilization for rural women in the southeastern United States. Social Work Research, 38, 225-234.

Kolivoski, K., Weaver, A., & Constance-Huggins, M. (2014). Critical race theory: Opportunities for application in social work practice. Families in Society, 95, 269-276.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Muroff, J. R., & Steketee, G. S. (2014). Cognitive behavioral therapy. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 1-23. New York, NY: Oxford University Press/NASW Press.

Himle, J. A., Weaver, A., Bybee, D., O'Donnell, L. A., Vlnka, S., Laviolette, W. T., Steinberger, E., Golenberg, Z., & Levine, D. S. (2014). Employment Barriers, Skills, and Aspirations Among Unemployed Job Seekers With and Without Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatric Services, 65, 924-930.

Weaver, A., Greeno, C. G., Marcus, S. C., Fusco, R. A., Zimmerman, T., & Anderson, C. M. (2013). Effects of Structural Family Therapy on child and maternal mental health symptomatology. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 294-303.

Weaver, A., Greeno, C. G., Goughler, D. H., Yarzebinski, K., Zimmerman, T., & Anderson, C. M. (2013). The impact of system level factors on treatment timeliness: Utilizing the Toyota Production System to implement direct intake scheduling in a semi-rural community mental health clinic. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 40, 294-305.

Greeno, C. G., Zimmerman, T., Kelly, M., Weaver, A., & Anderson, C. M. (2012). "What is therapy?" A therapist-developed engagement intervention for community mental health. Social Work in Mental Health, 10, 1-11.

Gjesfjeld, C., Weaver, A., & Schommer, K. (2012). Rural women's transitions to motherhood: Understanding social support in a rural community. Journal of Family Social Work, 15, 435-448.

Petracchi, H. E., Weaver, A., Engel, R. J., Kolivoski, K., & Das, R. M. (2010). Service learning in university living-learning communities: Educational and community implications. Journal of Community Practice, 18, 253-267.

Engel, R. J., Rosen, D., Weaver, A., & Soska, T. (2010). Raising the stakes: Assessing human service response capacity to the social impact of casino gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26, 611-622.

Weaver, A., Himle, J. A., Muroff, J. R., & Steketee, G. S. (2008). Cognitive behavioral therapy. In (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press/NASW Press.

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