About Corrie Brinley, MSW
Corrie Brinley, MSW has been practicing community-based participatory action research and program evaluation in the fields of women's and children's health for over 11 years. Ms. Brinley has held numerous positions from Health Educator to Evaluation and Program Coordinator, which have provided her both micro and macro perspectives of the field. Ms. Brinley's specific expertise are in the area of culturally responsive, women centered, strength-based mentoring and sexual health education and program evaluation. She has a particular interest in improving systems and policies that negatively affect access to quality services for Native American women involved in the criminal justice system and living in unstable housing through social justice research, evidence-based practices and community-based strategies.
Ms. Brinley has served on a variety of community-based participatory action research projects that support and promote the health of individuals and families experiencing poverty, homelessness, violence, incarceration, discrimination, and substance use. Ms. Brinley currently works with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Sewa Uusim team as the Evaluation Coordinator to conduct data collection for outcome and system evaluations for Project LAUNCH, a SAMHSA-CMHS project that provides health promotion and treatment services to Pascua Yaqui children ages birth to 8 and their caregivers. Ms. Brinley serves as the Program Coordinator for the ANCHOR project—a collaborative, trauma-informed system of care project designed specifically to support unstably-housed LGBTQA transitional aged youth and young adults. In collaboration with RTI International, Ms. Brinley also assists on a cross-site evaluation of grantees receiving funding for substance use treatment for youth and pregnant and post-partum women.
As an Assistant Research Social Scientist with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) at the University of Arizona, Ms. Brinley has contributed to several projects including: the Pascua Yaqui Treatment Expansion Project, a System of Care project aimed at improving the tribal mental health system for youth and young adults; the Mothers of Minors project serving pregnant and post-partum women in substance abuse treatment; the HerStory to Health and Mujer Sana ~ Healthy Woman projects which both provided HIV/STI education, testing, and prevention services to homeless and near homeless substance involved women.
Ms. Brinley’s experience includes group facilitation, training, developing curricula and materials, and designing and implementing projects in the following areas:
- Program management, program coordination and program evaluation
- Data management and data coordination
- Community collaborations and systems change
- Women’s health and recovery; particularly substance involved women
- Sexual health education
- Mental health; particularly historical trauma, PTSD and postpartum depression
- Intergenerational family engagement and assessment
Pregnant/Postpartum Women and Adolescent /Young Adult Substance Abuse National Cross-site Evaluation
Homeless Point in Time Count Data Analysis and Methodology Project
Project LAUNCH ~ Ili Uusim Hiapsi
Arizona’s Youth in Transition/ State Youth Treatment Project
Pascua Yaqui Tribal Expansion Project (PYTEP)
National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures
Working Poor Mothers of Minors (MOMs)
HerStory to Health
Women Community and Commerce in the Old Pueblo
Mujer Sana ~ Healthy Woman
Bachelors of Science in Psychology; Masters in Social Work with a focus on Policy, Planning, Administration, and Community Organizing