Research Interest and Activities

Research Interests

Impact of Local, State, and Federal Policy Changes on Addiction, Resiliency Theory and Recovery Capital in Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders, Planning and Implementation of Online Education Degree Programs, Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education, Border Violence and Vicarious Trauma, Quality of Life and Substance Using Populations.

 Current Research Projects

  • Recovery Support Services for Person Recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. Funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through the 21st Century Cures Act.
  • Long-Term Quality of Life Outcomes for persons receiving pharmacological intervention to recover from Opioid Use Disorders. Sponsored by the Behavioral Health Alliance of Texas in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Longitudinal impact of the positive action curriculum on substance use in Native American Youth. Sponsored by the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Indian Tribe in Partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services.