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Mary Lehman Held, PhD

Assistant Professor

Selected Publications:

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

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.

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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