Samuel A. MacMaster, Ph.D.
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)
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.
Research Projects, Funded Research, Grants and Awards:
The Expanded Care Coordination Through the Use of Health Information Technology in Rural Tennessee
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
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
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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B.A., Miami University
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University