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Sam MacMaster, PhD

Samuel A. MacMaster, PhD
Associate Professor

Education

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

 

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.

 

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 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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