Recently Published Research Involving the McSilver Institute

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Below is a list of notable published research— including journal articles and other peer-reviewed sources — led by or involving McSilver Institute programs or staff.

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The McSilver Institute’s work is also covered frequently by mass media including print, radio and TV print outlets. See some recent highlights of NYU McSilver’s press coverage at this page.


Acri, M.C., Hamovitch, E., Kuppinger, A., and Burger, S. (2021).  Parent Peer Models for Families of Children with Mental Health Problems.  In,  J. Avery (Ed.), Peer Support in Medicine:  A Quick Guide.  Switzerland: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-58659-1

Cohen, D., Lindsey, M.A., Lochman, J. (2021) Applying an Ecosocial Framework to Address Racial Disparities in Suicide Risk Among Black Youth. Psychology in the Schools. doi: 10.1002/pits.22588.

Fong, H.F., Lindsey, M.A., Cruz-Gonzalez, M., Beardslee, W., Alegria, M. (2021) Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Depression Treatment for Caregivers Investigated by the US Child Welfare System. Academic Pediatrics. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.02.004.

Fuss, A.A., Bloch, H.I., Dean-Assael, K., Kutner, M., Baier, ME, Ready, T., Vilgorin, B., Hannibal, L., Fortune, J., Cerrato, C., Nyreen, J. (2021) Supporting Families Struggling with Food Insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Innovative Cross-Sector Collaboration. Social Work in Health Care. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2021.1904318.

Romanelli, M., Abay, L, & Ancharski, K. (2021). Mental Health Supports for Transgender and
Gender Expansive Youth. In G. Mallon & J. Shelton (Eds.), Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth, 3rd edition. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9780367277482

Romanelli, M., Sheftall, A.H., Irsheid, S.B., Lindsey M.A., Grogan, T. (2021) Factors Associated with Distinct Patterns of Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide Plans, and Suicide Attempts Among US Adolescents. Prevention Science. doi: 10.1007/s11121-021-01295-8.

Sheftall, A.H., Vakil, F., Ruch, D.A., Boyd RC, Lindsey, M.A., Bridge, J.A. (2021) Black Youth Suicide: Investigation of Current Trends and Precipitating Circumstances. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2021.08.021.

Vargas, L., Vélez-Grau, C., Camacho, D., Richmond, T.S., Meisel, Z.F. (2021) The Permeating Effects of Violence on Health Services and Health in Mexico. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260521990832.

Xiao, Y., Lindsey, M.A. Adolescent Social Networks Matter for Suicidal Trajectories: Disparities across Race/Ethnicity, Sex, Sexual Identity and Socioeconomic Status. Psychological Medicine. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721000465.

Xiao, Y., Lindsey, M.A. Racial/Ethnic, Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Suicidal Trajectories and Mental Health Treatment Among Adolescents Transitioning to Young Adulthood in the USA: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. doi: 10.1007/s10488-021-01122-w.


Agley, J., Tidd, D., Jun, M., Eldridge, L., Xiao, Y., et al. (2020) Developing and Validating a Novel Anonymous Method for Matching Longitudinal School-Based Data. Educational and Psychological Measurement, doi: 10.1177/0013164420938457.

Baiden,P., Xiao, Y., Asiedua-Baiden, G., LaBrenz, C.A., Boateng, G.O., Graaf, G. and Muehlenkamp, J.J. (2020). Sex Differences in the Association between Sexual Violence Victimization and Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports. doi: 10.1016/j.jadr.2020.100011.

Belkin, G. (2020) Leadership for the Social Climate. The New England Journal of Medicine. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2001507.

Horwitz, S., Cervantes, P., Kuppinger, A.Quintero, P., Burger, S., Lane, H., Bradbury, D., Cleek, A., Hoagwood, K. (2020). Evaluation of a Web-Based Training Model for Family Peer Advocates in Children’s Mental Health. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/

Hudson, K.D., Romanelli, M. (2020). “We Are Powerful People”: Health-Promoting Strengths of LGBTQ Communities of Color. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732319837572.

Ortiz, C., Vidair, H., Acri, M., Chacko, A., Kobak, K. (2020). Pilot Study of an Online Parent-Training Course for Disruptive Behavior with Live Remote Coaching for Practitioners. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. doi: 10.1037/pro0000286.

Romanelli, M., Lindsey, M.A. (2020). Patterns of healthcare discrimination among transgender help-seekers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.11.002.

Romanelli, M.Xiao, Y.Lindsey, M.A. (2020). Sexual identity-behavior profiles and suicidal behaviors among heterosexual, lesbian, and gay sexually active adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s11930-020-00295-z.

Sensoy Bahar, O., Ali, S., Iwaki, T., Dean-Assael, K.Arias, D.Jones, J., Whorten, V.L., Latorre, M.C. and McKay, M. (2020). “Like, what else could go wrong?” Multiple contextual stressors in food insecure households. Journal of Poverty. doi: 10.1080/10875549.2020.1840485.

Xiao, Y.Romanelli, M.Vélez-Grau, C.Lindsey, M.A. (2020). Unpacking Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Academic Achievement: Mediation of Future Orientation and Moderation of Parental Support. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-020-01319-6.

Xiao, Y., Zeng, C. (2020) Gender and racial/ethnic disparities associations between weight misperception and trends of suicidal behaviors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa009.

Xiao, Y., Zeng, C. (2020) Reconsidering media use and suicide: Gender and racial/ethnic disparities in the 10-year trends among a national sample. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa009.

Zeng, C., Xiao, Y. (2020) Racial/ethnic and gender difference in nonmedical steroids use in adolescents: A nationally representative trend analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1093/abm/kaaa009.


Acri, M., Bornheimer, L.A., Hamovitch, Lambert, K. (2019) Outcomes Associated With Adapting a Research-Supported Treatment for Children With Behavior Disorders. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731519841439.

Acri, M.C, Fuss, A.A., Quintero, P., Baier, M., Connolly, C., Dean-Assael, K., Ferris, D., Franco, L., McGuire, M., Vilgorin, B., Cleek, A. (2019). An Assessment of the New York State Behavioral Health System’s Readiness to Transition to Medicaid Managed Care. Community Mental Health Journal. Doi: 10.1007/s10597-019-00369-w.

Acri, M.C, Fuss, A.A., Quintero, P., Hoagwood, K., McKay, M.M, Cleek, A. (2019) Disseminating Clinical and Fiscal Practices across the New York State Behavioral Healthcare System. Social Work in Health Care. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2019.1593281.

Acri, M.C, Hamovitch, E., Lambert, K., Gellar, M., Parchment, T., Bornheimer, L. (2019). Perceived benefits of a multiple family group for children with behavior problems and their families. Journal of Social Work with Groups. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2019.1567437.

Ferris, D., Hayduk, R., Richards, A., Shubert, E.S., Acri, M. (2019). Noncitizen Voting Rights in the Global Era: A Literature Review and Analysis. Journal of International Migration and Integration. doi: 10.1007/s12134-019-00687-8.

Flaherty, H.B., Bornheimer, L.A., Hamovitch, E., Garay, E., Mini, M., Acri, M., McKay, M. (2019) Examining Provider Factors Supporting the Adoption and Use of Research-Supported Interventions. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. doi: 10.1080/26408066.2019.1666768.

Hamovitch, E.K, Acri, M., Bornheimer, L.A. (2019). An Analysis of the Relationship between Parenting Self-Efficacy, the Quality of Parenting, and Parental and Child Emotional Health. Journal of Family Social Work. doi: 10.1080/10522158.2019.1635939.

Hamovitch, E., Acri, M., Bornheimer, L., Falek, I., Lambert, K., Galler, M. (2019) Providers’ Perspectives in Implementing a Multiple Family Group for Children with Disruptive Behavior. Journal of Children and Family Studies. Doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01667-3.

Hudson, K., Romanelli, M. (2019) “We Are Powerful People”: Health-Promoting Strengths of LGBTQ Communities of Color. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732319837572.

Lindsey, M.A., Romanelli, M., Ellis, M., Barker, E., Boxmeyer, C., Lochman, J. (2019). The Influence of Treatment Engagement on Positive Outcomes in the Context of a School-Based Intervention for Students with Externalizing Behavior Problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-019-00525-6.

Lindsey, M.A., Sheftall, A., Xiao, Y., Joe S. (2019). Trends of Suicidal Behaviors among High School Students in the United States: 1991–2017. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1187.

Lindsey, M.A., Xiao, Y. (2019). Depression, Trauma, and Suicide among Adolescent and Young Adult Males. In D.M. Griffith, M.A. Bruce, R.J. Thorpe Jr (Eds). Handbook of Men’s Health Disparities. doi: 10.4324/9781315167428-18.

Roney, L., Acri, M. (2019). Prepared to Care: An Exploration of Continuing Education Trends of Nurses Caring for Injured Children. Journal of Trauma Nursing. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000425.

Xiao, Y., Romanelli, M., Lindsey, M.A. (2019). A Latent Class Analysis of Health Lifestyles and Suicidal Behaviors among U.S. Adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.05.031.