Josephine Korchmaros

Josephine Korchmaros

Director, SIROW

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

Current Projects

  • Seven Challenges-Adult Treatment Effectiveness Study
  • Bridges to Wellness (B-Well)

Past Projects

  • Developing a Sustainable Seafood Industry Infrastructure in Burma
  • Medication Adherence, Health Literacy and Cultural Health Beliefs in a Massachusetts Community Health Center
  • National Cross-site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts
  • HerStory to Health: A Woman’s HIV, STD, Hepatitis B and C, and Mental Health Drug Treatment Enhancement Project
  • i-TEAM: A Treatment Systems Approach for Homeless LGBTQ Youth    
  • LGBTQ Youth: Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Technical Transfer to Inform on a Research Agenda
  • The Status of Women in Southern Arizona: Indicators of Equity and Opportunity
  • Las Rosas: A Recovery Oriented Support System Approach for Adolescent Girls in Tucson, Arizona
  • Increasing Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment within a University Health Services Center: Project CHAT
  • Eon: Capacity Enhancement to Improve and Integrate Culturally Relevant Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Services

Selected Publications

Korchmaros, J.D., Thompson-Dyck, K. L., & Haring, R.C. (2017). Professionals’ perceptions of and recommendations for matching juvenile drug court clients to services. Children and Youth Services Review, 73,149-164.

Powell, C., Korchmaros, J., Ellasante, I., Haverly, K., & Stevens, S. (2016). iTEAM: Outcomes of an affirming system of care serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. Families in Society, 97, 181-190. DOI: 10.1606/1044-3894.2016.97.24.

Korchmaros, J. D., Baumer, P. C., & Valdez, E. S. (2016). Critical components of adolescent substance use treatment programs: The impact of Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice and elements of Reclaiming Futures. Drug Court Review, 10, 80-115.

Carnevale Associates, LLC and The University of Arizona - Southwest Institute for Research on Women (2016). National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Outcomes and Policy Implications[KJD-(1] . The University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizona.

The University of Arizona - Southwest Institute for Research on Women (2015). National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Final Report, September 2015. The University of Arizona: Tucson, Arizon[KJD-(2] a.

Korchmaros, J. D., Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2015). Adolescent online romantic relationship initiation: Differences by sexual and gender identification. Journal of Adolescence, 40, 54-64.

Stevens, S., Andrade, R., Korchmaros, J., & Sharron, K. (2015). Intergenerational trauma among substance using Native American, Latina, and Caucasian mothers living in southwestern United States. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 15, 6-24.

Korchmaros, J. D., & Stevens, S. (2015, March). Harassment & abuse of LGBTQQ individuals in AZ: LGBTQQ adolescents & young adults in the iTEAM Project (Research Brief No[KJD-(3] . II.E). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Women.

Korchmaros, J. D., & Stevens, S. (2015, March). Social Support of LGBTQQ individuals in AZ: LGBTQQ adolescents & young adults in the iTEAM Project (Research Brief No. III.E). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, Southwest Institute for Research on Wome[KJD-(4] n.

Korchmaros, J. D., Ybarra, M. L., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., boyd, danah, & Lenhart, A. (2013). Perpetration of teen dating violence in a networked society. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16, 561-567. PMID: 23790358.