Magdalena Szaflarski, Ph.D.
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:
Visiting Assistant Professor (secondary), Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, UAB
Voluntary Associate Professor, Public & Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Scholar, Sparkman Center for Global, School of Public Health, UAB
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)
Cockerham, William C. and Magdalena Szaflarski. Forthcoming. "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. "Spirituality and Religion among HIV-Infected Individuals." 2013. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 10(4), Special Issue: Behavioral Aspects of HIV Management. September 1 [Epub ahead of print], DOI: 10.1007/s11904-013-0175-7.
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.
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.