Presentations

Peer-reviewed

Forthcoming

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L, & Neupert, S. (2016, Oct). Application-level and state-level predictors of SSI/SSDI outcomes in a national sample of adults at risk of homelessness. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association conference, Denver, CO.

Prevatt, B.-S., Desmarais, S. L. (2016, Nov). Facilitators and barriers to disclosure and help-seeking for postpartum mood disorder symptoms. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

2016

Morgan, J. K. (2016, August). Cluster analysis of posttraumatic growth levels over time in military Veterans. Poster presented at the 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Prevatt, B.-S., Desmarais, S. L. (2016, Aug). Peer-support intervention for postpartum depression reduction: Between and within-group comparisons. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L. & Burnette, J. L. (2016, Aug). Priming incremental theories to reduce negative attitudes toward ex-offender reentry. Poster presented at the American-Psychological Association convention, Denver, CO.

Cartwright, J. K., Desmarais, S., Johnson, K. L., Grimm, K., Tueller, S. J., Swartz, M., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, June). Screening violence risk in adults with mental illnesses: A supplement to violence risk assessment. Presented at the conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York, NY.

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Jun). An evaluation of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model in a mental health jail diversion program. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York City, NY.

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Jun). Models of protection against recidivism in a mental health jail diversion program. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York City, NY.

Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., Coffey, T., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Jun). Effectiveness of a pilot program for frequent flyers in mental health diversion. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, New York City, NY.

Van Dorn, R. A., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Coffey, T., & Petrila, J. (2016, Jun). Costs of care coordination for justice-involved adults with mental illnesses. In Desmarais, S. L. (Chair), Special Issues in the assessment and treatment of mental health diversion program clients. Symposium presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, New York, NY

Burris, E. N., Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Apr). Changes in risk and protective factors associated with recidivism among adults with mental illnesses. Poster presented at the 11th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds, Syracuse, NY.

Perkins, H., Nance, A., Prevatt, B.-S. (2016, April). #TrueStory: Intersections of self and community as seen in online creative spaces. Panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Rock Hill, SC.

Brugh, C. S. & Rade, C. B. (2016, Mar). Level of Contact, Social Distance, and Attitudes toward Prisoners: Investigating the Effects of Race and Prison-Based Programming. Poster presented at the 11th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Cartwright, J. K., Desmarais, S., Johnson, K., Grimm, K., Tueller, S. J., Swartz, M., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, March). A short tool for screening violence risk in adults withmental illnesses. Presented at American Psychology—Law Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Johnson, K. L., Cramer, R. J., Desmarais, S. L., Gemberling, T. M., Holley, S. R., Johnson, J. L., …Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Mar). A latent class analysis of lifetime violence perpetration, victimization, and suicide-related behaviors in an integrated community, college, and vulnerable population sample. In R. J. Cramer (Chair), Suicide as self-directed violence: Advancements in conceptualization, research, practice and training. Symposium presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L. & Burnette, J. L. (2016, Mar). Implicit theories of criminal behavior and attitudes toward ex-offender reentry. Paper presented at the American-Psychology-Law Society conference, Atlanta, GA.

Burris, E. N., Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Mar). Changes in risk and protective factors associated with recidivism among adults with mental illnesses. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2016, Mar). Models of protection against recidivism in adults with mental illnesses. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ott, L., Morgan, J. K., & Akroyd, D. (2016, February). Military spouse students’ educational and career goals are influenced by genuine interest and not the military lifestyle. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head Island, SC.

2015

Morgan, J. K., Simons-Rudolph, J. M., Desmarais, S. L., Brugh, C., Williams, A., Whitehurst, C., … Hastings, M. (2015, December). Understanding terrorist membership: A systematic review. Poster presented at the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences, Defense Order 5, Raleigh, NC.

Prevatt, B.-S., Desmarais, S. L., Janssen, P. A. (2015, Nov). Lifetime substance use and postpartum mental health. Poster presented at Annual Meeting and Exposition of American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.

Prevatt, B.-S., Desmarais, S. L., Janssen, P. A. (2015, Nov). Intimate partner violence perpetration in pregnancy and postpartum mental health outcomes. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Perinatal Mental Health Conference , Chicago, IL.

Brugh, C. S., Rade, C. B., Simons-Rudolph, J. M., and Gay, C. E. (2015, Oct). Investigating Community Attitudes toward Prisoner: The Effects of Prison-Based Programming. Poster presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Burris, E. N., Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., & Desmarais, S. L. (2015, Oct). Medication Adherence and Substance Use Predict 18-Month Recidivism among Mental Health Jail Diversion Clients. Poster presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Morgan, J. K. (2015, October). Differential impact of stigma type on help-seeking preferences in military personnel. Paper presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Rade, C. B., Brugh, C., Desmarais, S. L., & Burnette, J. (2015, Oct). Implicit attitudes toward ex-offenders and community reentry. In, Stigma as a barrier to help-seeking, belonging, and community integration within three distinct communities. Symposium presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Morgan, J. K. (2015, August). Examining growth outcomes in military Veterans: Posttraumatic growth, core beliefs, and temporality. In New Developments in Post-Traumatic Growth and Stress. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Morgan, J. K. (2015, August). Readjustment to civilian life in military Veterans: The role of marriage and family. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, June). Impact of disability receipt on access to mental health treatment and recidivism. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Manchester, England.

Morgan, J. K. (2015, June). The moderating effect of increased appreciation in life on trauma and life satisfaction in military Veterans. Poster presented at the Fourth Congress on Positive Psychology, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Prevatt, B.-S., Desmarais, S. L., Cox, P., & Pence, C. (2015, June).  An evaluation of a peer led support group for women with postpartum mood disorders. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of Postpartum Support International, Plymouth, MI.

Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, June). Changes in dynamic risk and protective factors over time among justice-involved adults with serious mental illness. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Manchester, England.

Van Dorn, R. A., Desmarais, S. L., Grimm, K. J., Tueller, S. J., & Swartz, M. S. (2015, June). The role of psychopharmacological medication and routine outpatient care in the reduction of violent counters among adults with mental illnesses. Paper submitted for presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Manchester, England.

Gregory, J., Rade, C. B., & Desmarsis, S.L. (2015, April). Systematic review of religious affiliation and beliefs as correlates of attitudes toward capital punishment. State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Holland, A., Rade, C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Apr.). Associations between mental state and recidivism risk among mental health jail diversion participants. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 Psychology Graduate & Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Chapel Hill, NC.

Holt, K., Cartwright, J., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Apr.). Suicide and self-harm risk in the mentally ill in jail diversion populations. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 Psychology Graduate & Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Chapel Hill, NC.

Holt, K. A., Cartwright, J. K., Desmarais, S. L., Lowder, E. M., Rade, C. B., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, April). Short-term risk for suicide and self-harm in the mental health jail diversion clients. Poster presented at NC Psychological Foundation/Association Poster Session, Chapel Hill, NC.

Moore, B. C., Rade C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Telford, R. P., Van Dorn, R. A., & Petrila, J. (2015, Apr.) Associations between psychiatric symptoms and negative outcomes for justice-involved adults with serious mental illnesses. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2015 Psychology Graduate & Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Chapel Hill, NC.

Baucom, D. J., Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Mar). Predictive validity of LSI-R assessments in mental health diversion programs. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA. (click for PDF)

Cartwright, J. K., Desmarais, S. L., Hazel, J., Griffith, T., & Azizian, A. (2015, March). Validity of START, HCR-20 and STATIC-99 assessments in predicting inpatient aggression in sexually violent predators. Poster presented at American Psychology – Law Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Desmarais, S. L., Johnson, K. L., Douglas, K. S., Grimm, K. J., Tueller, S. T., Swartz, M. S., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Mar). Latent class analysis of violence, victimization, and suicide in adults with mental illnesses. In R. A. Van Dorn (Chair), Violent outcomes, substance use, and psychiatric symptoms among adults with mental illnesses in integrated data. Symposium accepted for presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA.

Johnson, K. L., Desmarais, S. L., Tueller, S. J., Grimm, K. J., Swartz, M. S., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015). Longitudinal typologies of violence and victimization in adults with mental illnesses: A latent transition analysis. In R. A. Van Dorn (Chair), Violent outcomes, substance use, and psychiatric symptoms among adults with mental illnesses in integrated data. Symposium presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA. (click for PDF)

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Mar). An exploratory study of the Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs Framework. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA.

Rade, C. B., Mitchell, R., & Desmarais, S. L. (2015, Mar). A meta-analysis of public attitudes toward ex-offenders. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA. (click for PDF)

Spaulding, J., Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Mar). The effects of violent attitudes and substance use disorders on the association between schizophrenia and violence. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference in San Diego, CA.

Tueller, S. J., Grimm, K. J., Sellers, B. G., Desmarais, S. L., Swartz, M. S., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2015, Mar). The latent structure of psychiatric symptoms in adults with mental illnesses and the implications of sample size and distributional assumptions. In R. A. Van Dorn (Chair), Violent outcomes, substance use, and psychiatric symptoms among adults with mental illnesses in integrated data. Symposium presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA.

Van Dorn, R. A., Grimm, K. J., Desmarais, S. L., Tueller, S. J., Johnson, K. L., & Swartz, M. S. (2015, Mar). Cross-lagged relationships between violent behaviors, substance use, and psychiatric symptoms in adults with mental illnesses. In R. A. Van Dorn (Chair), Violent outcomes, substance use, and psychiatric symptoms among adults with mental illnesses in integrated data. Symposium presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Diego, CA.

2014

Burris, E., Lowder, E. M., & Desmarais, S. L. (2014, Nov). Medication adherence, substance use, and recidivism among mental health jail diversion program clients. Poster presented at the NC Psychological Foundation Undergraduate Conference, Greensboro, NC. (click for PDF)

Griswold, C., Lowder, E. M., & Desmarais, S. L. (2014, Nov). Substance use, education, and recidivism among justice-involved adults with mental illnesses. Poster presented at the NC Psychological Foundation Undergraduate Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Morgan, J. K. (2014, October). Readjustment to civilian life in military Veterans: The role of marriage and family. Presented at the 2014 Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, McCormick, SC.

Desmarais, S. L., Done, K., Van Dorn, R. A., Furberg, R., & Swartz, M. S. (2014, Aug). Implementing mobile technologies in practice with adults with serious mental illnesses. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC. (click for PDF)

Johnson, K., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., & Swartz, M. S. (2014, Aug). A latent class analysis of agreement between drug use indicators among adults with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC. (click for PDF)

Morgan, J. K. (2014, August). Predictors of health and happiness in military Veterans: Distress, trauma, and increased appreciation in life. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Rade, C. B., Mitchell, R., & Desmarais, S. L. (2014, Aug). Correlates and moderators of attitudes toward ex-offenders: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC. (click for PDF)

Telford, R. P., Desmarais, S. L., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2014, Aug). Longitudinal study of justice-involved adults with serious mental illnesses: A missing data tutorial. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association convention, Washington, DC.

Lowder, E. M., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Telford, R. P., & Petrila, J. (2014, Jun). Access to disability benefits and recidivism outcomes for justice-involved adults with serious mental illness. Poster presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Toronto, Canada. (click for PDF)

Rajagopalan, R., Telford, R. P., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., & Petrila, J. (2014, Jun). Validity of mental and physical health status in predicting recidivism. Poster presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Toronto, Canada.

Telford, R. P., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Rade, C. B., Lowder, E. M., & Petrila, J. (2014, Jun). The relationship between jail diversion and physical and mental health status over time. Paper presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Toronto, Canada.

Johnson, K., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., & Swartz, M. S. (2014, Mar). A latent class analysis of agreement between drug use indicators among adults with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the North Carolina State University Graduate Student Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC. (click for PDF)

Johnson, K. L., Desmarais, S. L., Rajagopalan, R., Sellers, B. G., & Singh, J. P. (2014, Mar). Validity of START:AV Assessments in Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Incarcerated Youth. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, New Orleans, LA. (click for PDF)

Lowder, E, M., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Rade, C. B., Telford, R. P., & Petrila, J. (2014, Mar). Reliability and Validity of START and LSI-R Assessments Completed in Mental Health Diversion Programs. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, New Orleans, LA. (click for PDF)

Rade C. B., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Telford, R. P., Lowder, E. M. & Petrila, J. (2014, Mar). Factors Associated with Risk Principle Adherence and Recidivism in a Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, New Orleans, LA. (click for PDF)

Telford, R. P., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Rade, C. B., Lowder, E. M., & Petrila, J. (2014, Mar). Physical and Mental Health Status of Clients in a Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, New Orleans, LA. (click for PDF)

2013

Knight, K., Gray, J., Desmarais, S., Cohn, A.,  Pankow, J., Doherty, S., & Flynn, P. (2013, Nov). Medication assisted treatment among opioid-dependent parolees and probationers. Paper presented at the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Gray, J. S., Kevin, K., Cohn, A. M., Desmarais, S. L., Pankow, J., Doherty, S., & Flynn, P. M. (2013, Oct). Medication-assisted treatment: Clinic visit predictors. Poster presented at the Addiction Health Services Conference, Portland, OR.

Tueller, S., Desmarais, S. L., Johnson, K. L., Swartz, M. S., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2013, Jul-Aug). Substance use trajectories for adults with schizophrenia: Clinical and treatment implications. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Rajagopalan, R., Johnson, K. L., & Desmarais, S. L. (2013, Jul). Validity of START:AV Assessments in Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Incarcerated Youth . Poster presented at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC. (click for PDF)

Desmarais, S. L., Rade, C. B., Van Dorn, R. A., Telford, R. P., Petrila, J., & Coffey, T. (2013, Jun). A Pilot Program for Mental Health Diversion “Heavy Users”: Overview and Preliminary Results.  In V. Aldige (Chair), Impact of programs for persons with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system. Symposium presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands. (click for PDF)

Telford, R. P. & Van Dorn, R. A. (2013, June). Disability Determination for Justice-Involved Adults with Serious Mental Illness. Poster presented at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Johnson, K. L., Desmarais, S. L., & Van Dorn, R. A. (2013, Mar). Correlates of violence and victimization typologies among adults with serious mental illness. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, Portland, OR. (click for PDF)

Desmarais, S. L., Cohn, A. M., Gray, J., Doherty, S., & Knight, K. (2013, Mar). Medication-assisted treatment for offenders with substance use problems: Associations between treatment adherence, violence and victimization. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, Portland, OR.

Singh, J. P., Desmarais, S. L., Van Dorn, R. A., Otto, R. K., Arbach, K., Condemarin, C., … Seewald, K. (2013, Mar). International perspectives on the practical application of violence risk assessment tools: A survey of 16 countries. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, Portland, OR.

2012

Desmarais, S. L., Vandeweerd, C. L., Coulter, M. L., Ivory, M., Tirotti, M., Ghosh, M., & Agu, N. (2012, Oct). Women offenders: A pilot study of the needs of women in batterer intervention programs. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Telford, R. P. (2012, October). SF-36: Psychometric Properties and use with Individuals with Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 140th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gray, J., Knight, K., Cohn, A., Desmarais, S. L., Pankow, J., Doherty, S., & Flynn, P. M. (2012, Oct). Medication-assisted treatment: Patient-level outcomes study. Poster presented at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, New York, NY.

Invited

2014

Cole, R., Desmarais, S. L., & D’Amora, D. A. (2014, May). Assessing sex offenders: Integrating specialized assessments. Discussion panel at the Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chances and Safer Communities conference, National Harbor, MD.

Desmarais, S. L. (2014, May). Understanding risk assessment and its applications. Plenary address at the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Annual Grantee Orientation and National Training and Technical Assistance Conference, National Harbor, MD.

Desmarais, S. L. (2014, May). Evidence-based practices to support reentry of offenders. Presentation at the North Carolina Community Action Association annual conference pre-conference workshop. Raleigh, NC.

Desmarais, S. L. (2014, Mar). Integration of structured risk assessment into clinical practice. Featured breakout session at the Forensic Mental Health Association of California annual conference. Monterey, CA.

2013

Desmarais, S. L. (2013, Sep). Enhanced Services for Frequent Flyers in Mental Health Diversion. Presentation at the UNC-Duke Mental Health Services & Policy Research Fall 2013 Seminar Series, Durham, NC.

Goodson, S., Marley, T., Rade, C. B., Knight, T. (2013, Jun). Reentry in North Carolina. Report presented for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, NC.

Desmarais, S. L. (2013, Feb). Assessing risk of general recidivism: The state of science and practice in the United States. Plenary address at the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Annual Grantee Orientation and National Training and Technical Assistance Conference, Washington, DC.

2012

Desmarais, S. L. (2012, Nov). Assessing violence and related risks among adults with serious mental illness. Presented at the Clinical Psychology Sack Lunch, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Desmarais, S. L. (2012, Nov). Mental illness and violence: Moving beyond public safety. Presented at the Peace Lunch Forum, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.

Najavits, L. M., & Desmarais, S. L. (2012, Nov). Assessment of suicide, violence and related high-risk behaviors among veterans. Online presentation to the Department of Veterans Affairs HIV and Hepatitis Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI).