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Mary Lehman Held, PhD

Assistant Professor

Selected Publications:

Nalini, N., Roth, B., Held, M., Scott, J., & Boyas, J. (Accepted). Social workers must stand up for immigrant rights: Strategies for action. Social Work.

Held, M., & Lindley, L. (Accepted). The relationship between country of origin and prenatal care among Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants. Family & Community Health.

Held, M., McCabe, J., & Thomas, L. (Accepted). Latino Immigrants in a New Destination State: A Qualitative Study of Provider Experiences. Journal of Social Work Education.

Held, M., Black, D., Chaffin, K., Crane Mallory, K., Milam, A., & Cummings, S. (Accepted). Training the future workforce: Social workers in integrated health care settings. Journal of Social Work Education.

Atkins, D. N., Held, M.L., & Lindley, L. C. (2018). The impact of expanded health insurance coverage for unauthorized pregnant women on prenatal care utilization. Public Health Nursing. epub. DOI:

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., & 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

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., 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. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2016.1269707

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

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

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/

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

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