Workshops and Presentations

We frequently hold research and training workshops that are open to all Mandel School researchers, doctoral students and faculty. These workshops are offered by the associate dean for research and training, in conjunction with the research and training subcommittee. If you have questions or ideas for future workshops and presenters, please contact Dr. Aloen Townsend.

Past Workshops and Presentations

IRB Workshop

Presentation given on 3/29/24
Presenter Kim Volarcik, Executive Director of Research Compliance, CWRU Office of Research and Technology Management

Publishing in Open Access Journals and CWRU Scholarly Commons Repository

Presentation given on 2/21/24
Presenter Karen Caputo, the KSL Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian along with some of our faculty members who have experience with Open Access.

Distress and cancer screening adherence: The value of mental health parity in care services

Presentation given on 1/23/24
Presenter: Derek S. Falk, PhD, MSW Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine Member, Population and Cancer Prevention Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Session Description: Distress screening in cancer survivorship has received much attention in psychosocial oncology, yet substantially less research describes the relationship between behavioral health and routine cancer screening. This gap provides an opportunity to examine the value of routine mental health screening and treatment on cancer screening behavior, particularly among populations experiencing cancer disparities.

Virtual Workshop on Longitudinal Data Analysis

June 16, 2023 and June 23, 2023

Conducted by Dr. Holly Laws, Director at the  CRF Methodology Program, Center for Research on Families, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Drive to Justice: A Coalition to End Debt-Related Driver's License Suspensions in Ohio

Nov. 30, 2022

Can Two Walk Together: Social Work and the Legal Profession?

Nov. 1, 2022

Presented by Scott Wilkes, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Presentation from the Center on Trauma and Adversity

Oct. 19, 2022

Homelessness Research using Integrated Data Systems and Stakeholder Knowledge” by Dr. Francisca Richter

Sept. 28, 2022

Francisca García-Cobián Richter talked about her research and highlighted the Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact.

Research Methods Workshop: Using Mixed Methods in Social Work Research by Dr. Deborah K. Padgett

Feb. 18, 2022

Deborah K. Padgett is a professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. She is internationally known for her mentorship and expertise in qualitative and mixed methods in research. She provided the Mandel School research community with an online workshop on the use of mixed methods research along with examples of her work and other related work. View additional resources for conducting mixed methods research.

Data Visualization Workshop with Joanna Klingenstein

February 2022

Confronting Systematic Racism in Administrative Data

Nov. 20, 2020

Staff and faculty at the Poverty Center have been engaged in examining how and where systematic racism exists in administrative data. They have used a toolkit developed by the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) at the University of Pennsylvania as a guide to help them understand and examine where and how systematic racism exists, and to discuss ways to address these issues in their research.

Examining Racism Using Data Algorithms

Dec. 11, 2020

As an example of a possible outcome of addressing systematic racism in research, Francisca García-Cobián Richter, working with big data, is examining the use of algorithms. She is currently developing a data science course that will address these issues. Dr. Richter will share her expertise in this area with our community in a workshop.