The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Samuel A. MacMaster, PhD
Associate Professor

193 Polk Ave., Suite E
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: (615) 782-6150
Fax: (615) 248-8823

BA, Miami University
MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Vita (PDF)


Courses Taught

Foundation Research (SW519)
Foundations of Evidence-based Practice (SW520)
Neurophysiologic Development in Social Work (SW528)
Intro to Psychopathology and Social Work Practice (SW537)
Evidenced-based Interpersonal Practice with Groups (SW560)
Evidence-based Interpersonal Practice with Adult Individuals (SW562)
Systematic Planning and Evaluation for Interpersonal Practice (SW563)
Evidence Based Substance Abuse Treatment (SW564)

Research Interests:

Dr. MacMaster's research interests center on the intersection of substance use and HIV/AIDS; and have focused specifically on the development of culturally appropriate interventions to overcome barriers to service access for underserved and incarcerated populations.

Selected Publications (from over 60 Peer-Reviewed Publications):

Davis, C.L., Hughes, L., Sloan, M., Tang, C., & MacMaster, S.A. (2009). HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Sexual Activity and Safer Sex Practices among Female Students in Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 8, (4), 414-430.

MacMaster, S.A., Rasch, R.F.A., Kinzly, M., Cooper, R.L., & Adams, S.A. (2009). Perceptions of Injection and Sexual Risks for HIV among African American Women who use Crack Cocaine in Nashville, Tennessee. Health and Social Work, 34, 4, 283-292.

Jones, J.L, MacMaster, S.A., Rasch, R.F.A., Cooper, R.L. (2009) The Experiences of African American Male Commercial Sex Workers At-Risk for HIV: Accessing Outreach Services. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 21, (2), 282-293.

MacMaster, S.A. (2009) Perceptions of Need, Service Use, and Barriers to Service Access among Female Methamphetamine Users in Rural Appalachia. Social Work in Public Health.

Cooper, R.L., Rasch, R., & MacMaster, S. (2009). Racial differences in retention in residential substance abuse treatment: The impact on African American men. Journal on Research in Social Work Practice.

Okpaku, S., MacMaster, S.A., Dennie, S., Toliver, D., Cooper, R.L., Rasch, R.F.R. (2010) Preliminary outcomes of a model program for increasing treatment access for African American women who use crack cocaine and are at risk for contracting HIV. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 7, (1-2) 47-51.

Kinnevy, S. & MacMaster, S.A. (2010) Findings from Selected TCE/HIV Programs. Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, 7, (1-2), 1-2.

Long, K., Wodarski, J., MacMaster, S.A. (2010) The prevention of college drinking through computer technology. Journal of Social Work and Public Health.

Cooper, R.L., Davidson, D., Seiters, J., Rasch, R., & MacMaster, S. (2010). Outcomes of an Assertive Community Treatment Model of Services for individuals with Co-occurring Disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis.

Ellis, R.A., MacMaster, S.A., & Holmes, T. (In Press) Combining Judicial Authority with Comprehensive Treatment: Findings from Rural Adolescent Drug Court Evaluation. Social Work in Public Health.

Fewell, C., Gilbert, D.J., MacMaster, S.A., Maison, T., Holleran Steiker, L., & S. Straussner, L. (2011). International Social Work: Experiences and Implications Regarding Substance Abuse. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Randolph F. R. Rasch, R.F.R., Davidson, D., Seiters, J., MacMaster, S.A. Adams, S., Darby, K. & Cooper, R.L. (In Press) Integrated recovery management model for ex-offenders with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and high rates of HIV risk behaviors. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Ellis, R.A., & MacMaster, S.A. (In Press). Successful Treatment Planning for Hoarding: Understanding Compulsive Acquisition as Addiction; Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards:

The Expanded Care Coordination Through the Use of Health Information Technology in Rural Tennessee
Co-Investigator, 2011-present
Collaborative project to provide computer supported substance use and mental health treatment engagement in Campbell and Sevier Counties. SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment grant # TI023823. Total approved funds: $840,000 over 3 years.

E-Therapy for Rural Tennessee
Co-Investigator, 2010-present
Collaborative project to provide computer supported substance use and mental health treatment. SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment grant # TI023379. Total approved funds: $1,200,000 over 3 years.

Primary Prevention with Minority Adolescents
Co-Investigator, 2010-present, project initially funded in 2008
Collaborative project Boys and Girls Clubs of Knoxville, Tennessee to provide substance use and HIV prevention. SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention grant # SP014909. Total approved funds: $1,670,000 over 5 years.

HIV/AIDS Primary Prevention Program with Caribbean Youth
Co-Investigator, 2009-present
Collaborative project to provide treatment access to substance users at risk for HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Virgin Islands. SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment grant # TI019740. Total approved funds: $2,000,000 over 5 years.

Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: A Study in Faculty and Student Interaction
Co-Principal Investigator 2009-present
International collaborative project funded by the Mexican Government's Secretrariat de Educacion Publica (SEP). Total approved funding 450,000 pesos over 3 years.

Chancellor's Award to Pursue External Funding in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Applied Social Sciences
Principal Investigator, 2007-2008
Research Development Award funded by the Chancellor's Office. Total approved funds: $6,000 for 1 year.

A Pilot Study of Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Young Adults of African Descent in South Africa and the United States
Co-Principal Investigator, 2005-2006
College of Social Work Research and Development Award. Total approved funds: $8,500 for 1 year.

Service Access and HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors of Female Methamphetamine Users in Rural Appalachia
Principal Investigator, 2005-2007
Research award funded by the Silberman Fund, New York Community Trust. Total approved funds: $30,000 for 2 years.

Using Computers to Screen and Provide Brief Interventions for Underage Alcohol/Substance Abuse on College Campuses
Co-Principal Investigator, 2005-2008
Developed computer based outreach and intervention program for at-risk undergraduate students. SAMHSA/CSAT grant #TI-17175. Total approved funds: $1,143,930 over 3 years.


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