- 141 Medical Behavioral Science Building
PhD University of Kentucky College of Social Work (2004)
MSW University of Kentucky College of Social Work (1998)
Dr. Michele Staton joined the faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science in January, 2017. Dr. Staton’s research focuses primarily on substance users in the criminal justice system in rural communities, with a specific focus on high-risk related health consequences including HIV and HCV. Her research activities in 2016 included serving as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 6 federally funded grants and a state contract. In addition, four additional grants/contracts remained under review at the end of 2016. Scholarship for 2016 also included 10 manuscripts, 10 presentations at national meetings, and 8 presentations at local/regional conferences. Dr. Staton’s instructional activities during 2016 included teaching two courses in the College of Social Work including SW450 (undergraduate research methods) and SW580 (Inside/Out Prison Exchange elective). Additional instructional activities included student mentorship, including involving students in 7 research manuscripts, presentations at 4 national conferences, and presentations at 4 local/regional conferences. During 2016, she also participated on 5 doctoral student dissertation committees. Service activities for 2016 included serving on 5 committees in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work and serving on the University IRB as both a scientific member and a prisoner representative. In addition, she also served as a NIH grant reviewer, a review board member for the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, a standing member of the College on Problems in Drug Dependence Human Subjects Protections sub-committee, and a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board for a NIH R21 trial at Brown University.
Dr. Staton has a primary research interest in the delivery of screening and brief intervention for substance use in non-traditional venues. Dr. Staton is the PI for an on-going study funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse to study drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and HIV/HCV among rural women in the Appalachian area of eastern Kentucky. Specifically, the grant incorporates standardized screening approaches to identify high-risk rural women drug users from jails, including injectors, and randomly assigning them to two levels of intervention to reduce drug use and risky sexual behavior. Dr. Staton also recently completed a trial funded by NIAAA utilizing brief intervention via telemedicine with rural offenders on community supervision. In this grant, an intervention was delivered using videoconferencing in the probation/parole office. She also serves as Co-Investigator on a cooperative agreement funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) entitled Juvenile Justice Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJTRIALS) which focuses on the design, implementation, and testing of interventions for juveniles focused on substance use and HIV. She also serves as the PI for a state contract with the Kentucky Department of Corrections to evaluate corrections-based substance abuse treatment. Dr. Staton has published in the area of women and substance abuse, prison-based treatment, health service use among incarcerated women, and employment among drug offenders.
Selected publications (past 5 years)
Dickson, M. F., Staton-Tindall, M., Smith, K. E., Leukefeld, C., Webster, J. M., & Oser, C. B. (2016). A Facebook Follow-Up Strategy for Rural Drug-Using Women. The Journal of Rural Health. doi:10.1111/jrh.12198
Staton-Tindall, M., Harp, K.L.H., Winston, E., Webster, J.M., & Pangburn, K. (2015) Factors associated with recidivism among corrections-based treatment participants in rural and urban areas. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 56, 16-22. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2015.03.005
Staton-Tindall, M., Webster, J.M., Oser, C.B., Havens, J.R., & Leukefeld, C.G. (2015). Drug use, hepatitis C, and service availability: Perspectives of incarcerated rural women. Social Work in Public Health, 30(4): 385-396. doi:10.1080/19371918.2015.1021024.
Staton-Tindall, M., Harp, K., Minieri, A., Oser, C., Webster, J.M., Havens, J., & Leukefeld, C. (2015). Mental health and HIV risk behavior among rural women in jails. Psychiatr Rehabil J., 38(1): 45–54. doi:10.1037/prj0000107.
Staton-Tindall, M., Havens, J.R., Webster, J.M., & Leukefeld (2014). METelemedicine: A pilot study with rural alcohol users on community supervision. Journal of Rural Health, 00early view, 1-11. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12076
Webster, J. M., Staton-Tindall, M., Dickson, M. F., Wilson, J. F., & Leukefeld, C. G. (2014). Twelve-month employment intervention outcomes for drug-involved offenders. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40(3), 200-205. doi: 10.3109/00952990.2013.858722
Minieri, A., Staton-Tindall, M., & Leukefeld, C. Clarke JG, Surratt HL, Frisman LK. (2014). Relationship Power as a Mediator of Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health Issues among Incarcerated, Substance Using Women. Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 58(3):303-19. doi: 10.1177/0306624X12472017.
Knudsen, H.K., Staton-Tindall, M., Oser, C.B., Havens, J.R., & Leukefeld, C.G. (2013) Reducing risky relationships: A multi-site trial of a prison-based intervention for reducing HIV sexual risk behaviors among women with a history of drug use. AIDS Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2013.878779.
Staton-Tindall, M., Duvall, J.D., Stevens-Watkins, D., & Oser, C. (2013). The role of spirituality in the relationship between traumatic life events, mental health, and drug use among African American women. Substance Use and Misuse, 48: 1246-1257. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.799020
Walker, R., Godlaski, T.M., & Staton-Tindall, M. (2013). Spirituality, drugs and alcohol: A philosophical analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 48: 1233-1245. DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.799020
Staton-Tindall, M., Sprang, G., Clark, J.J., Walker, R., & Craig, C. (2013). Caregiver substance misuse and child outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13:6-31. DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2013.752272.
Staton-Tindall, M., Sprang, G., & Straussner, S.L. (2013). Introduction to the Special Issue [Caregiver Substance Use and Child Trauma]. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13:1-5. DOI: 10.1080/1533256X.2013.752272.
Staton-Tindall, M., Wahler, E., Webster, J.M., Freeman, R., & Leukefeld, C. (2012). Telemedicine-based alcohol services for rural offenders. Psychological Services, 9(3), 298-309. DOI: 10.1037/a0026772
Staton-Tindall, M., Sprang, G., & Clark, J. (2012). Caregiver drug use and arrest as correlates of child trauma exposure. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 9:3,265-282. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2010.494982.
Leukefeld, C., Havens, J.R., Staton-Tindall, M., Oser, C.B., Mooney, J., Hall, M.T., & Knudsen, H. (2012) Ninety day outcomes: A randomized trial of women’s relationships and HIV. AIDS Education and Prevention, 24(4): 339–349. doi:10.1521/aeap.2012.24.4.339.