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.
|(734) 615-2122||(734) email@example.com||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|
Petracchi, H., Weaver, A., Schelbe, L., & Song, H. (in press). Service-learning in baccalaureate social work education: Results of a national survey of accredited programs. Journal of Social Work Education.
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.
Weaver, A., Taylor, R. J., & Himle, J. A. (2015). Depression and mood disorder among African American and White Women – Reply. JAMA Psychiatry, 72, 1257.
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.
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.