Publications & Presentations

As a research institute, SIROW continually produces scholarly reports, research briefs, grant summaries, journals articles and other resources. We include documents and publications from current as well as completed projects by subject area.

For more information on our research, browse our Research & Practice pages for all projects. For other resources and publications related to specific projects and topics we encourage to contact individual researchers.

Luibhéid, E., Andrade, R., & Stevens, S. (2019). Intimate attachments and migrant deportability: Lessons from undocumented mothers seeking benefits for citizen children. In Umut Erel & Tracey Reynolds (Eds). Migrant Mothers’ Creative Challenges to Racialized Citizenship, Ethnic and Racial Studies (pp 17-35). Routledge.

 

Salerno, E. V., Andrade, R. A., Miker, M., & Anaya, M. (2019). Developing a CBPR-based, Binational Collaboration to Address Reproductive Health on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Global Health: Science and Practice, 13.3, 265–271.

 

Williams, J. M. (2019). Affecting migration: Public information campaigns and the intimate spatialities of border enforcement. Environment and Planning C: Space and Politic. Published online 14 March, forthcoming in print. 

Stevens, S., Davis, M., Sargus, T., Black, C., Andrade, R., & Murphy, S. (2019). Women in the ADOT Workforce. Arizona Department of Transportation: Phoenix AZ., 1-21.

 

Jared Bernstein and Keith G. Bentele. 2019. "Got Work? The Highly Responsive Labor Supply of Low-Income, Prime-Age Workers." Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

 

Jared Bernstein and Keith G. Bentele. 2019. "The Increasing Benefits and Decreasing Costs of Running a High-pressure Labor Market." Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 

Meyerson BE, Dodds S. Aging Successfully: Needs and Interests of Older LGBTQI Adults in Pima County, Arizona, November 2021. By the Aging Successfully Research Advisory Committee with the University of Arizona (Meyerson, B and Dodds, S). Online: https://sirow.arizona.edu/agingsuccessfully Online salon with Southern Arizona Senior Pride, December 3, 2021.

 

Waters, C., Powell, C., & Bentele, K. (2020, April). Challenges and opportunities: Implications of gender and sexual identity research with unstably housed LGBTQ+ young adults. Poster presented at Women in Data Science-Tucson 2020 Virtual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. Awarded first place in poster contest. 

 

Stevens, S., Haverly, K., & Powell, C. (2020). Improvements in self-acceptance for LGBTQ+ and straight allied youth and young adults enrolled in an affirming system of care program. Children and Youth Services Review, 118.

 

Fowler, S., & Waters, C. (2019, October). Reducing housing inequities for LGBTQ+ communities: Building your allyship toolbox. Presented at 26th Annual Arizona Housing Coalition Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Stevens, S., Davis, M., Sargus, T., Black, C., Andrade, R., & Murphy, S. (2019). Women in the ADOT Workforce. Arizona Department of Transportation: Phoenix AZ., 1-21.

 

Boyce, G., Launius, S., Williams, J. M., & Miller, T. (2019). Alter-geopolitics and the feminist challenge to the securitization of climate policy. Gender, Place, and Culture. Published online 14 August, forthcoming in print.

Lohr, A. M., Bell, M. L., Coulter, K., Carvajal, S. C., Wilkinson-Lee, A., Marston, S., Gerald, L. B., Thompson, M., & Korchmaros, J. D. (in print). The association between school garden exposure and self-reported learning and school connectedness among elementary school students in the Southwest United States. Health Education & Behavior.

 

Bentele, K. (August 22, 2022). Housing Insecurity Indicators and Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County - 36th Report. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Granillo, B., & Korchmaros, J. Conference Presenters, The 23rd Annual ASU Summer Institute (July 13-14, 2022). One of the largest comprehensive behavioral health conferences in Arizona, featuring evidence-based presentations that demonstrate creativity and innovation in the effective delivery of behavioral health care to diverse and under-represented members of the community. Session 22 - Engagement and Retention of Clients with Opioid Use Disorder at a Federally Qualified Health Center during COVID-19 using Culturally Relevant Programming and Technology with Dr. Brenda Granillo and Dr. Josephine D. Korchmaros. Session 29 - Integrating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Services within Primary Care and Transitioning to an Office-Based Addictions Treatment Program: Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Dr. Brenda Granillo and Dr. Josephine D. Korchmaros.

 

Snyder C, Broman K, Meyerson BE, Choudhry T, De La Rosa J, Garcia R, Garcia Lizarraga A, Levin S, Seiloff D, Sweet R, Weiss T, Wettemann C, Yamaguchi D (2022, June). HCV Screening among People who Use Drugs  - Pre-print of a paper reporting these findings while the manuscript is under review: Community Reach: Community-Based Screening Program for Hepatitis C Among People Who Use Drugs, Arizona.

 

Agley JD, Xiao Y, Eldridge LA, Meyerson BE, Golzarri-Arroyo L. Beliefs and misperceptions about naloxone and overdoses among U.S. laypersons: A cross-sectional study. BMC Pub Health; (2022, May).

 

Brinley, C. & Korchmaros, J. (January, 2022). Project Lifeline QPR Training Evaluation Findings. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Agley JD, Meyerson BE, Eldridge LA, Jun M, Vadiei N, Crosby RA, Bentele KG, Kennedy A, Anderson K. Exploration of pharmacist comfort with harm reduction behaviors: Cross-sectional latent class analysis. J Am Pharmacists Assoc; (2021, October).

 

Brinley, C., Castillo, C., & Myler, C. (September, 2021). Honoring intersectionality—Challenging cultural stereotypes in suicide prevention programming. Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, Virtual. Submitted.

 

Bentele, Keith G. "Key Findings from Report People Experiencing Homelessness in the Tucson/Pima County CoC: A Detailed Examination of their Demographics, Conditions, and Experiences 2018-2020." Presentation to TPCH Membership Meeting, August 12, 2021.

 

Vadiei, N., Eldridge, L. A., Meyerson, B. E., & Agley, J. D. (2021, July). The gatekeepers in prevention: Community pharmacist perceptions of their role in the opioid epidemic. Journal of Substance Abuse.

 

Carter, G. A., Meyerson, B. E., Rivers, P., Crosby, R. A., Lawrence, C. A., Cope, S. D., DeBruicker, D., Levin, S., Meeks, W., Thomas, C., Turner, B., Abert, C., Coles, H. B., Allen, A., Gonzales-Fagoaga, E., & Grivois-Shah, R. (2021, May). Living at the confluence of stigmas: PrEP awareness and feasibility among people who inject drugs in two predominantly rural states. AIDS Behavior.  

 

Korchmaros, J. D. (February 18, 2021). U-MATTER: A unified medication-assisted treatment targeted engagement response to the opioid epidemic in Pima County - Impacts at 18 months. Paper presented at the Pima County Justice Coordinating Council Meeting. Tucson, AZ.

 

Meyerson, B. E., Russell, D. M., Kichler, M., Atkin, T., Fox, G., & Coles, H. B. (2021). I don't even want to go to the doctor when I get sick now: Healthcare experiences and discrimination reported by People who Use Drugs, Arizona 2019. International Journal of Drug Policy, 93.  

 

Meyerson, B. E., Moehling, T. J., Agley, J. D., Coles, H. B., & Phillips, J. (2021). Insufficient access: Naloxone availability to laypersons in Arizona and Indiana, 2018. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32, 819-829.   

 

Bentele, Keith G. (2021). "Housing Insecurity and Potential Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County - Summary of Trends to Date and Housing Insecurity Forecasts." Tucson, AZ. Report commissioned by Pima County's Community and Workforce Development Department.

 

Bentele, Keith G. (2021). "Pima County Landlord Survey Report." Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Bentele, Keith G. (2021). People Experiencing Homelessness in the Tucson/Pima County Continuum of Care: A Detailed Examination of their Demographics, Conditions, and Experiences 2018-2020. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women. 

 

Kent Batty, Bonnie Bazata, Keith G. Bentele, Manira Cervantes, Peg Harmon, Steve Huffman, Peggy Hutchison, Mary Kinkade, Jeffery Landon, Michael McDonald, Omar Mireles, Michele Mirto, Liz Morales, Melanie Morrison, Arnold Palacios, Kristen Randall, Lauren Romero, Lisa Royal, Katy Scoblink, Dan Sullivan, Anthony Young, Jay Young, Marcos Ysmael. 2020. “Pima County Eviction and Homelessness Prevention Task Force December 2020 Report.” Tucson, AZ: Pima County.

 

Powell, C. (2020, October). Examining the local and national landscape of racial and ethnic disparities in homelessness. Racial Equity in Housing Community Forum.

 

Powell, C., & Brinley, C. (2020, August). Everyone Counts: 2020 Pima County Street Count. Tucson-Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness General Council Meeting.

 

Bentele, K., & Powell, C. (2020). Forecasting Homelessness in Arizona during the COVID-19 Crisis. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Stevens, S. & Sargus, T. (2020). Well-being of justice-involved youth in Arizona. Making Action Possible in Southern Arizona, White paper #15, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. www.mapazdashboard.arizona.edu

 

Eldridge, L. A., Agley, J. D., & Meyerson, B. E. (2020). Naloxone availability and dispensing in Indiana pharmacies two years after the implementation of a statewide standing order. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 60, 470-474.

 

Meyerson, B. E., Agley, J. D., Jayawardene, W., Eldridge, L. A., Arora, P., et al. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of a pharmacy-based harm reduction intervention to reduce opioid overdose, HIV and hepatitis C. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16, 699-709.

 

Korchmaros, J., & Bentele, K. (2020). U-MATTER Impact at 18 Months. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Korchmaros, J., & Bentele, K. (2020). Tucson Police Department Deflection Program: Impact at 18 Months. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Korchmaros, J. D., Greene, A., & Murphy, S. (2020). Implementing trauma-informed research-supported treatment: Fidelity, feasibility, and acceptability. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 38, 101-113.

 

Salerno Valdez, E., Valdez, L., Korchmaros, J.D., Garcia, D.O., Stevens, S., Sabo, S., & Carvajal, S. (2020). Socioenvironmental risk factors for adolescent marijuana use in a United States - Mexico border community. American Journal of Health Promotion.

 

Korchmaros, J. (2019, December). Evaluation of the impact of a collaborative approach to address the opioid epidemic in Pima County. Paper presented at the Motivational Interviewing: An Approach for Public Safety & Criminal Justice Training, Tucson, AZ.

 

Shaw, S. J., Lee, J. K., Huebner Torres, C., Totman, M., & Korchmaros, J. (2019, December). “We just live and raise our kids and take pills”: Chronic disease medications in everyday life. Paper presented at UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA.

 

Powell, C., Moody, J., & Peery, D. (2019, October). Leveraging our resources: Introducing the National Healthcare for Homeless Council African-American Affinity Group. National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, Leadership Summit, Nashville, TN.

 

Fowler, S., & Waters, C. (2019, October). Reducing housing inequities for LGBTQ+ communities: Building your allyship toolbox. Presented at 26th Annual Arizona Housing Coalition Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Meyerson, B. E., et al. (2019). I could take the judgement if you could just provide the service: Non-prescription syringe purchase experience in Arizona pharmacies. Harm Reduction Journal, 16, 1-9.

 

Jayawardene, W., Carter, G., Agley, J., Meyerson, B., Garcia, J. R., & Miller, W. (2019). HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake by advanced practice nurses: Interplay of agency, community and attitudinal factors. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

 

Meyerson, B. E., et al. (2019). Prediction pharmacist dispensing practices and comfort related to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP). AIDS and Behavior, 23, 1925-1938.

 

Salerno Valdez, E., Korchmaros, J., Sabo, S., Garcia, D.O., Carvajal, S., & Stevens, S. (2019). How the U.S.-Mexico border influences adolescent substance use: Youth participatory action research using photovoice. International Journal of Drug Policy.

 

Salerno Valdez, E., Skobic, I., Valdez, L., Garcia, D.O., Korchmaros, J., Stevens, S., Sabo, S., & Carvajal, S. (2019). Youth participatory action research for adolescent substance use prevention: A systematic review. Substance Use & Misuse.

 

Shaw, S. J., Korchmaros, J. D., Huebner Torres, C. I., Totman, M., & Lee, J. K. (2019). The RxHL Study: Community responsive research to explore barriers to medication adherence. Health Education Research, 34, 556-568.

 

Andrade, R. (2019). Spotlight on Substance Abuse: Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Addiction. In Arizona Town Hall: Creating Solutions. Strong Families Thriving Children, pp 32-34. ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

 

McCollister, K. E., Baumer, P., Davis, M., Greene, A., Stevens, S., & Dennis, M. L. (2018, July). Economic evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court Reclaiming Futures Model. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 45, 3, 321-339.

 

Korchmaros, J. D. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges® Comprehensive Counseling Program with adolescents. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 18, 1-21.

 

Korchmaros, J. D. (2018). The Seven Challenges® Comprehensive Counseling Program: Effectiveness for adults with substance use problems. Journal of Drug Issues, 48, 590-607.

Waters, C., Brinley, C., & Powell, C. (2022). Spectrum Project Biannual Report—April 2022. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Green, A., & Korchmaros, J. D. (March 2, 2022). Engaging Parents and Caregivers of System-involved Youth in a Sexual Health Intervention. Children and Youth Services Review.

 

Greene, A. Korchmaros, J.D., Davis, M., Sargus, T., & Preston-Haynes, F. (under review). Building Capacity to Increase Sexual Health and SUD Prevention Services in Adolescent Behavioral Health Treatment.

 

Waters, C. & Brinley, C. (2021, June). LGBTQ-inclusive sex education: The time is now. Presented at 2021 Let’s Get Better Together Virtual Conference. 

 

Waters, C. (2020, June). LGBTQ-inclusive sex education: The time is now. Webinar presented at 9th Annual Let’s Get Better Together Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Galindo, E., & Waters, C. (2020, April). Talking to youth about coming out. Workshop presented at Redefining Safe Virtual Conference, Tucson, AZ.

 

Waters, C., Brinley, C., & Lucero, A. (2020, August). Virtual Spectrum: LGBTQ sexual health service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinar presented to SIROW staff at the Moving SIROW Education Programs and Trainings Online meeting. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Invited.

 

Waters, C. (2019, November). If you build it, will they come? Challenges with engaging LGBTQ youth in sexual risk reduction services. Presented at APHA 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Murphy, S. & Williams, J. (2021). An Intersectional Analysis of STEM Student Outcomes. Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

 

Murphy, S., & Williams, J. (2020). Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on University of Arizona's Undergraduate STEM Students. Tucson, AZ: Southwest Institute for Research on Women and Women in Science and Engineering Program.

 

Williams, J. (2020). Earth Camp: Conservation Stewards for a new Generation: 2019-20 Program Evaluation. Tucson, AZ: Southwest Institute for Research on Women and Women in Science and Engineering Program.

 

Williams, J., & Gruza, S. (2020). The Bio/Diversity Project: Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Environmental Science Fields and Organizations. Tucson, AZ: Southwest Institute for Research on Women and Women in Science and Engineering Program.

 

Murphy, S., & Williams, J. (2019). Women in STEM: A Preliminary Report. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

Meyerson BE, Bentele KG, Russell DM, Brady BR, Downer M, Garcia RC, Garnette I, Lutz R, Mahoney A, Samorano S, Arredondo C, Andres HJ, Coles H, Granillo AB. Nothing really changed: Arizona patient experience of methadone and buprenorphine access during COVID. PLOS ONE 2022; (In press)

 

Meyerson BE, Russell D, Agley JD, Vadiei N, Bentele K. ASAP: Access to Syringes at Pharmacies. Reducing Pharmacy-Based Stigma to Increase the Sale and Purchase of Over-the-counter syringes, Arizona. Stigma of Addiction Summit. Accepted for the Innovation Session, June 10, 2021. Virtual regional meeting hosted by University of Texas.

 

Meyerson, B.E., Russell, D.M., Downer, M., Alfar, A., Garnett, I., Lutz, R., Mahoney, A., Moore, J., Nuñez, G., Samorano, S., Brady, B.R., Bentele, K.G., Granillo, B., and the Arizona Drug Policy Research & Advocacy Board. (2021). Opportunities and Challenges: Hepatitis C testing and treatment access experiences among people in methadone and buprenorphine treatment during COVID. (in review).

 

Bentele, K. G. (2021). How did inequality gain such prominence on the democratic party agenda? In Pettinicchio, David. (Ed.) The Politics of Inequality (Research in Political Sociology, Vol. 28), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-22. 

 

Stevens, S. (2021). The Value of Justice-Involved Youth: Accountability Through Technology-Driven Policies and Practices. Social Philosophy and Policy, 38(2), 146–169.

 

Powell, C.  (2020, July) Pivotal interactions feed many Blacks’ mistrust of police. The Albuquerque Journal.

Film Projects

SIROW seeks to produce engaging and accessible research. As part of this work, a number of our projects have developed multimedia, including award winning films.

What If...? (2022)

What If...' is a short film that captures the stories of three youth filmmakers and their peers about the most pressing issues for young people when it comes to sex and sexuality. The film explores the problem of inadequate sex education, the shame of sexual stigma, and the challenges of being queer in a cis-heteronormative world, while also offering solutions, inspiring hope, and daring us all to envision a better future by asking the question, “What if?”

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Pederson, V., Norris, A., Brack, J., Waters, C., & Lucero, A. (Directors) (2022). "What If…?" Southwest Institute for Research on Women, The University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ.


Scruff (2017)

Winner of the 2017 Lunafest - Tucson Local Film Contest

Scruff explores the topic of women's facial hair. In Scruff, women discuss how other people have reacted to their facial hair, how they learned about facial hair, and society’s negative views of facial hair in women. Interviewees also discuss their experience with facial hair management and removal as well as their own thoughts and opinions about facial hair in women. With Scruff, we hope to start a dialogue about facial hair in women among women, men, and children, and help women and others realize that women growing facial hair is a common, natural experience, hopefully normalizing and increasing the acceptance of facial hair in women. Facial hair does not have to define us as women or men, for it is just hair.

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Davis, M., Korchmaros, J. D., & Sargus, T. (2017). "Scruff." Produced by Monica Davis, Josephine D. Korchmaros, & Tamara Sargus, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, The University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ.


iSTEM Project (2015)

This presentation discusses the iSTEM project. In the summer of 2012, the NSF funded, iSTEM Project, was launched with the goal of designing, implementing and evaluating an innovative model for engaging underrepresented students, specifically Native Americans and Hispanic youth, in science, technology, engineering and math. Undergraduate and graduate UA students, including GWS grad students are volunteering as mentors to Yaqui youth as they work on hands on inquiry-based science related activities.

Andrade, R. (2016). "iSTEM: An Innovative Hybrid Program for Diversifying and Building Capacity in the STEM/ICT Workforce, 2011-2015." Produced by Rosi Andrade, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, The University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ.


Not Your Usual Bedtime Story (2015)

Winner of the 2016 Lunafest - Tucson Local Film Contest

"Not Your Usual Bedtime Story" was developed as part of the Sex Ed Cinema Film Project and funded in part by the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona. The project was spearheaded by five youth leaders who wanted to expose their peers to positive sexuality messages and information not typically covered in high school sex ed. The interview-style film features fictional personas who address numerous sexuality-related questions. The film dispels misconceptions and challenges stereotypes, and therefore, its content and cast portray an impressive diversity of perspectives and identities that anyone can relate to. 

Greene, A., & Waters, C. The Sex Ed Cinema Project: An Education and Empowerment Initiative (2015). "Not Your Usual Bedtime Story." Produced by Courtney Martinez/CLaineMedia, Southwest Institute for Research on Women, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 


Emergency Contraception (2011)

Winner of the 2011 Luna Fest - Tucson Local Film Contest

"Emergency Contraception" presents basic information about pregnancy prevention after sex. 

"Emergency Contraception" was produced as part of Project DAP (Determining Another Path) with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This collaborative project implemented SIROW Health Education for Youth (HEY) curriculum to expand and enhance services for adolescents involved in a residential substance abuse treatment program in Tucson, AZ and a young adult transitional living program in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Greene, A., Lopez., E., Huerta, K., Huerta., J., & Ruiz, B. (2011). Emergency Contraception. Vodcast: Southwest Institute for Research on Women, The University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ. 


Snooze Fest: Importance of Sleep (2008)

"Snooze Fest" explores the benefits of regular sleep for overall health and well-being.

"Snooze Fest: Importance of Sleep" was produced as part of Project DAP (Determining Another Path) with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This collaborative project implemented SIROW Health Education for Youth (HEY) curriculum to expand and enhance services for adolescents involved in a residential substance abuse treatment program in Tucson, AZ and a young adult transitional living program in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Greene, A., Davis, M., Moll, C. (speakers), & Ruiz, B. (producer) (2008). "Snooze Fest: Importance of Sleep." Vodcast: Southwest Institute for Research on Women. The University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ. 


The Desert Is No Lady (1995)

Winner of Best Documentary at the 1996 San Antonio CineFestival

SIROW's founding director Janice Monk produced this groundbreaking film on women artists and the Southwest region. Women Make Movies said, "With provocative imagery and spirited juxtapositions, The Desert Is No Lady looks at the Southwest through the eyes of its leading contemporary women artists and writers. The nine women profiled are Pat Mora (poet), Sandra Cisneros (writer), Lucy Tapahonso (poet), Emmi Whitehorse (painter), Harmony Hammond (painter), Meridel Rubinstein (photographer), Nora Naranjo Morse (sculptor), Pola Lopez de Jaramillo (painter) and Ramona Sakiestewa (tapestry artist). The Southwest is a border territory - where cultures meet and mix - and the work of these nine women from Pueblo, Navajo, Mexican-American and Anglo backgrounds reflects its special characteristics. The Desert is No Lady is a vibrant celebration of the diversity of women's creativity and changing multicultural America."

The film can be rented through the University of Arizona Library or purchased from Women Make Movies

Janice Monk, Executive Producer and Shelley Williams, Producer. (1995). The Desert Is No Lady. Arts Council of England/Arizona Board of Regents/Women Make Movies