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.
Access to mental health services for underserved, economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in rural communities
|(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||3788 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|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|
|Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group|
Himle, J. A., Weaver, A., Zhang, A., & Xiang, X. (in press). Digital mental health interventions for depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
Lister, J. J., Weaver, A., Ellis, J. D., Molfenter, T., Ledgerwood, D. M., & Himle, J. (2020). Shortages of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in underserved Michigan counties: Examining the influence of urbanicity and income level. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 46, 273-288.
Himle, J. A., Weaver, A., Levine, D. S., Steinberger, E., Bybee, D., Vlnka, S., Miller, R., Laviolette, W. T., & Nicoll, K. L. (2020). Social anxiety and work: A qualitative investigation in a low-income, minority sample. Social Work in Mental Health, 18(3), 302-320.
Weaver, A., Hahn, J., Tucker, K. M., Bybee, D., Yugo, K., Johnson, J. M., Buccalo, N., Pfeiffer, P., Kilbourne, A., & Himle, J. A. (2020). Depressive symptoms, material hardship, barriers to help seeking, and receptivity to church-based care among recipients of food bank services in rural Michigan. Social Work in Mental Health, 18(5), 515-535.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106