About Josephine Korchmaros, Ph.D.
Dr. Korchmaros is Director of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW). Since earning her doctoral degree in Social Psychology with a focus on quantitative research methods in 2003, Dr. Korchmaros has developed, implemented, evaluated, and provided training and technical assistance for multiple grant-funded research projects of importance to underserved populations (e.g., racial/sexual minorities including women/girls and Native American populations). Her research has focused on treatment models; reduction of risk behaviors; addressing group-based (e.g., culture and gender identification) health disparities; and system and policy improvement in such areas as sexual health, substance use, and justice-involvement.
Dr. Korchmaros takes a research-to-practice focus, aiming to a) disseminate research findings in a timely manner using multiple mediums and outlets; b) increase the extent to which practice is informed by research; and c) encourage policy change and funding programs informed by current research and knowledge. She has produced peer-reviewed research briefs, trainings, papers, implementation tools, and presentations concerning accurate identification of service need within underrepresented and disadvantaged populations, effectively addressing such need, and health-related behavior change.
Dr. Korchmaros also has extensive experience conducting and assisting others to conduct culturally-informed intervention and research. She has developed theoretically-based health-related behavior interventions for different populations and has informed the field about the particular influencing factors related to health-related behavior among particular populations. Finally, Dr. Korchmaros’ work has informed the field about the practice of implementing culturally-informed intervention and research, such as with her guide for conducting program evaluation among Native American populations.
Dr. Korchmaros has particular expertise in:
- health-related behavior change intervention
- culturally-informed programming
- research methodology
- statistical analysis
- process, outcome, and cost evaluation
National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Court and Reclaiming Futures
HerStory To Health: Woman’s HIV, STD, Hepatitis B and C, and Mental Health Drug Treatment Enhancement and Program Expansion Project
Working Poor Mothers of Minors (MOMs)
i-Team: A Treatment Systems Approach for Homeless LGBTQ Youth
Evidenced-Based Models for Youth: Testing the Efficacy on Substance Abuse, Trauma, & Justice Outcomes Project (EbTX Project)
Seven Challenges Evaluation: Providence Site
Project DAP (Determining Another Path)
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender (LGBT) Research Cluster
The Status of Women in Southern Arizona: Indicators of Equity and Opportunity
Mujer Sana-Healthy Women (HIV, STD, TB and Hepatitis B+C Drug Treament Enhancement of Women)
The Eon Project: Capacity Enhancement to Improve and Integrate Culturally Relevant Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Services
Family Drug Court
Conexiones Sana/Health Connections
Youth Empowerment Project: YEP
Juvenile Detention Public Defender Research Study