Magdalena Szaflarski, Ph.D.

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Magdalena Szaflarski
Assistant Professor
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Education:
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Health Policy & Health Services Research, University of Cincinnati, 2002-03.
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Cincinnati, 2001.
M.A. Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan, 1993.
B.A. German, Russian & East European Studies, University of Michigan, 1990.

Other Positions Held:
Voluntary Associate Professor, Public & Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Scholar, Sparkman Center for Global Health, School of Public Health, UAB

Other Affiliations:
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), UAB

Research and Teaching Interests:  Religion & health, HIV/AIDS, immigrant health, mental health, substance abuse, racial/ethnic disparities, quantitative and mixed methods, community-based participatory research  

Undergraduate Courses Taught:  Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Change, Contemporary Social Issues, Introduction to Sociology, Urban Society, Human Ecology

Graduate Courses Taught:  Contemporary Social Theory,Understanding Vulnerable Populations, Global Health (Sociology), Global & International Health Systems (Public Health), Physician & Society (team-taught), Health Services Research (team-taught)

Recent Publications:

Szaflarski, Magdalena. Forthcoming. “The Social Determinants of Health in Epilepsy,” Epilepsy and Behavior.

Szaflarski, Magdalena, Lisa M. Vaughn, Daniel McLinden, Yolanda Wess, and Andrew Ruffner. Forthcoming. “Using Concept Mapping to Mobilize a Black Faith Community to Address HIV.” International Public Health Journal, 7(1).

Szaflarski, Magdalena, Lisa M. Vaughn, Daniel McLinden, Yolanda Wess, and Andrew Ruffner. Forthcoming. “Mobilizing a Black Faith Community to Address HIV.” In Public Health: Improving Health via Inter-professional Collaborations, Rosemary M. Caron and Joav Merrick (eds.). New York: Nova Science.

Szaflarski, Magdalena and Lisa Vaughn. Forthcoming. “Deconstructing and Addressing Health Disparities to Build Health Equity.” In Critical Health Psychology, 2nd edition, Michael Murray (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.

Szaflarski, Magdalena. 2014. “International Mental Health Policies,”  “Health Services Utilization among People Living with HIV/AIDS,” “Pharmaceuticals and Society.”  In William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, and Stella Quah (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society, Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cockerham, William C. and Magdalena Szaflarski. 2014. "Contemporary Sociological Theory." In Wiliam C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall,and Stella Quah (eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Szaflarski, Magdalena. 2013. "Spirituality and Religion among HIV-Infected Individuals." Current HIV/AIDS Reports, Special Issue: Behavioral Aspects of HIV Management, 10(4):324-332.

Szaflarski, Magdalena, P. Neal Ritchey, C. Jeffrey Jacobson, Rhys H. Williams, Amy Baumann Grau, Karthikeyan Meganathan, Christopher G. Ellison, and Joel Tsevat. 2013. "Faith-Based HIV Prevention and Counseling Programs: Findings from the Cincinnati Census of Religious Congregations." AIDS and Behavior 17(5):1839-1854.

Szaflarski, Magdalena, Ian Kudel, Sian Cotton, Anthony C. Leonard, Joel Tsevat, and P. Neal Ritchey. 2012.
"Multidimensional Assessment of Spirituality/Religion in Patients with HIV/AIDS: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Refinement." Journal of Religion and Health 51(4):1239-1260.

Szaflarski, Magdalena, Lisa A. Cubbins, and Jun Ying. 2011. "Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse among U.S. Immigrant Populations." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 13(4)647-658.

Kudel, Ian, Sian Cotton, Magdalena Szaflarski, William C. Holmes, and Joel Tsevat. 2011. "Spirituality and
Religiosity in Patients with HIV: A Test and Expansion of a Theoretical Model." Annals of Behavioral Medicine 41(1):92-103.


Grants Funded:

Szaflarski, Magdalena. Engaged Scholarship Fellow. "Congregations' Responses to Community Health Needs." Hartford Institute for Religion Research/Lilly Endowment, Inc., 2014-2015. ($20,000)

Szaflarski, Magdalena. Co-Investigator. "Behavioral and Social Factors Impact Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Obesity in HIV-infected Women." (PI: Willig). Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research, 2013-2015. ($100,000)

Szaflarski, Magdalena. Academic PI. “Engaging Black Churches in HIV Prevention Efforts in High-Risk Cincinnati Neighborhoods.” Community Health Grant, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST), University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, 2012-2013. ($18,000)

Szaflarski, Magdalena. Co-Investigator/Local PI. “Immigration Effects on Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Treatment Gaps.” (R01; PI: Cubbins), National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2009-2012. ($158,951)

Szaflarski, Magdalena.  Principal Investigator. “Religious Organizations’ Responses to HIV/AIDS.” (R21). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2007-2010. ($425,100)

Szaflarski, Magdalena.  Principal Investigator. “Religious Organizations’ Responses to HIV/AIDS.” (ARRA Summer Student Internship Supplement). National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2009. ($11,874)

Szaflarski, Magdalena.  Consultant. “Socioeconomic Status and Functional Outcome after Stroke.” (K23; PI: Kleindorfer), National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, 2006-2011.

Szaflarski, Magdalena.  Collaborator. “Spirituality and Will to Live in Patients with HIV/AIDS.” (R01; PI: Tsevat), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 2004-2008.