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Mary Lehman Held, PhD

Assistant Professor

Selected Publications:

Black, D., & Held, M. (2017) Cardiovascular Risk Screening for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. Social Work in Health Care, 56(9), 809-821. DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2017.1354955

Held, M. (2017). Correlates of social support among Latino immigrants. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Advanced online publication DOI: 10.1007/s40615-017-0385-6

Held, M., Cuellar, M., & Cook-Heffron, L. (2017). A study of social work students' knowledge and perceptions of stages of Latino immigration. Journal of Social Work Education. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2017.1307148

Held, M., Mallory, K., & Cummings, S. (2017). Preparing social work students for integrated health care: Results from a national study. Journal of Social Work Education, 53(3), 435-448. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2016.1269707

Held, M. (2017). A Study of Remittances to Mexico and Central America: Characteristics and Perspectives of Immigrants. International Journal of Social Welfare, 26(1), 75-85. DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12225

Held, M., & Lee, S. (2017). Discrimination and mental health among Latinos: Variation by place of origin. Journal of Mental Health, 26(5), 405-410. DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2016.1207220

Lindley, L., Held, M., Buchanan, K., Miller, K., Pedziwol, K., Rumley, L. (2017) Nursing unit environment associated with provision of language services in pediatric hospices. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(2), 252-258. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-016-0224-1

Held, M., & Cuellar, M. (2016). Social capital and wellbeing: A structural analysis of Latina mothers by origin. Maternal and Child Health, 20(9), 1948-1955. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2010-4

Lee, S., Black, D., & Held, M. (2016). Associations of multiplicity of comorbid health conditions, serious mental illness, and healthcare costs. Social Work in Health Care, 55(7), 518-530. DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2016.1183551

Held, M., & Padilla, Y. (2015). Enduring immigrant ties: Supporting families left behind. International Social Work, 59(4), 523-532. DOI: 10.1177/0020872815618736

Cuellar, M., & Held, M. (2015) Adolescent Latino immigrants: The relationship between migration experiences and mental health. Perspectivas Sociales. 17(1), 11-26

Lee, S., & Held, M. (2015). Variation in mental health service use among Latinos by place of origin and service provider type.  Psychiatric Services, 66(1), 56-64. DOI: 10.1176/

Sanchez, K., Frost, L., and Held, M. (2013). Assessing the legacy of a legislative workgroup for bidirectional integration of services. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 41(4), 548-558.

Held, M., Brown, C., Frost, L., Hickey, S., and Buck, D. (2012).Integrated primary and behavioral health care in patient-centered medical homes for jail releasees with mental illness. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 533-551.

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