Faculty Research & Scholarship

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Faculty Spotlight

Melanie Horn Mallers

 

Melanie Horn Mallers, PhD

Professor, Department of Human Services

Director, Center for Community CollaborationOpens in new window

mhornmallers@fullerton.edu

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Mallers is a life-span developmental researcher focusing on stress, health, and coping with particular emphasis on family systems theory and biopsychosocial models of human development. Her current focus is on both parent-child stress experiences and stress across adulthood.

Curent Projects:

1. Co-Leading the Resilient Families Program (RFP): an 8 week intervention program for vulnerable families with young children to increase parent-child relationship quality, decrease stress, increase mindfulness, and improve children’s’ executive functioning

2. Analyzing data collected from mothers and their middle school aged children regarding stress spillover processes

3. Pursuing Mindfulness-Based Professional Training (MBSR) certification

Recent Awarded Grants:

Bono, K. & Horn Mallers, M. (2017; 2018; 2019). Fullerton Resilient Families Project; Board of State and Community Corrections: Corrections Planning and Grants Program Division (via North Orange County Public Safety Task Force); Total award to date:  $342,625 for funding period spanning 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2021.

Recent Scholarly Achievements:

* denotes student co-author

Bono, K., Horn Mallers, M., Shih, E.Y.H.*, Enriquez, J.*, & Lu, V. * (April, 2019). Resilient families program: Changes in parental well-being and parent-child relationship. Paper session presented at the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.

Enriquez, J.*, Horn Mallers, M., & Bono, K. (April, 2019). The beauty of resilience: Implementation of the Resilient Families Program. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.

Shih, E.Y.H.*, Bono, K., Lu, V.*, Horn Mallers, M., Enriquez, J.*, Yiu, T.K.*, & Zada, J*. (April, 2019). Resilient Families Program. Changes in children’s social, behavioral, and executive function outcomes. Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.

 

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EVENTS:

  • Dr. Robert Lockie will be presenting our next HHD Lunch & Learn SeriesOpens in new window on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Noon. His presentation is titled, "Who are you and why are you here?  Building research, student, and community relationships in the tactical/occupational environment."  RSVP to Presentation HereOpens in new window .
  • HHD is hosting a Discussion Group: Adapting Research During the Pandemic on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 1-2 PM. This discussion group is an opportunity for faculty to talk with their colleagues across the college to learn how others are adapting their research. Please join the group to share both the challenges you’ve encountered and the successes you’ve achieved while conducting research remotely.  RSVP to Discussion Group HereOpens in new window

 

HHD STORIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • On November 16th, Dr. Tabashir Nobari presented "Shelter & Food in Precarious Times: A discussion of the health impact of homelessness on children and the pandemic’s effect on CSUF students" as part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice. View Nobari Lunch & LearnOpens in new window
  • Dr. Mojgan Sami presented "Pandemics and Social Change: COVID-19 and Racism in Historical Context" as part of the HHD Critical Conversations Lunch & Learn Series on Health Equity and Justice.  View Sami of Lunch & LearnOpens in new window
  • A School of Nursing team, led by Dr. Sadeeka Al-Majid, receives $3.25 Million Grant to Increase Pipeline of Nurses in Underserved Communities.  Read Dr. Al-Majid's CSUF News StoryOpens in new window
  • Dr. Archana McEligot receives CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership AwardRead Dr. McEligot's CSUF News StoryOpens in new window

faculty publications as of October 2020

(See Publications ArchiveOpens in new window for more outstanding research from HHD faculty)
 

Matt Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Psychometric Properties of the Adult Self-Report: Data from over 11,000 American Adults.”  Published October 29, 2020 in Stats. https://doi.org/10.3390/stats3040029Opens in new window

Matt Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a manuscript “Home Team (Dis)Advantage Patterns in the National Hockey League: Changes Through Increased Emphasis on Individual Performance With the 3-on-3 Overtime Rule.”  Published online October 21, 2020, in Perceptual and Motor Skillshttps://doi.org/10.1177/0031512520966138Opens in new window

Derek Pamukoff, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “The influence of body mass index and sex on frontal and sagittal plane knee mechanics during walking in young adults.” Published online October 16, 2020 in Gait & Posture. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.10.010Opens in new window

Gordon Capp, Assistant Professor of Social Work, co-authored a research article “School staff members in California: how perceptions of school climate are related to perceptions of student risk and well-being.”  Published online October 12, 2020 in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1086/710974Opens in new window

Erica Lizano, Assistant Professor of Social Work, authored a research article “The impact of work-family conflict on psychological well-being: a cross-sectional study of Salvadoran social workers.”  Published October 8, 2020 in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2020.1827333Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Physical Fitness, Sex Considerations, and Academy Graduation for Law Enforcement Recruits.” Published October 1, 2020 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000003844Opens in new window

Eric Price, Assistant Professor of Counseling, co-authored a research article “The Impact of Psychotherapeutic Reiki on Anxiety.”  Published October 2020 in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2019.1688214Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Does Delivery Length Impact Measures of Whole-Body Biomechanical Load During Pace Bowling?” Published September 29, 2020 in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performancehttps://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0622Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Developing the Fitness of Law Enforcement Recruits during Academy Training.” Published September 25, 2020 in Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12197944Opens in new window

Joao Barros, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “The effects of instructional on feedback requests.”  Published September 1, 2020, in the Brazilian Journal of Motor Behaviorhttps://doi.org/10.20338/bjmb.v14i3.190Opens in new window

Robert Lockie, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored an article “Job-Specific Physical Fitness Changes Measured by the Work Sample Test Battery within Deputy Sheriffs between Training Academy and their First Patrol Assignment.” Published September 1, 2020 in the International Journal of Exercise Science. PMCID: PMC7523909Opens in new window

Tricia Kasamatsu, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, co-authored a research article “Teachers’ Perceived Knowledge and Confidence Regarding Adolescent Concussion Management.” Published August 17, 2020 in the Journal of Education and Learning. https://doi.org/10.5539/jel.v9n5p27Opens in new window

FAST FACTS

Self‐report depression screening and measurement instruments can be powerful tools in assisting primary care providers with detecting depression in their patient population, diagnosing depression, and monitoring treatment response. There is modest support for the PHQ-9 and its use among Hispanics in primary care for the purpose of depression screening and monitoring. In a large sample of treatment‐seeking Hispanics in primary care (N = 499), we found distinct profiles of depression based on PHQ-9 responses which indicate varying clinical presentations and reporting of depression, highlighting the importance of looking beyond depression measurement summary scores and examining specific symptoms experienced by patients during treatment.  

 

Brittany Eghaneyan, Assistant Professor of Social Work

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