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Prof. Yoshioka-Maxwell
Amanda C. Yoshioka-Maxwell, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor

Gartley Hall Rm. 201E
Phone: 808.956.6244
Fax: 808.956.5964
E-mail: amandaym@hawaii.edu


Education

2012-2018         PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California

2009-2012         MSW, School of Social Work, California State University, Northridge

2001-2005         B.A. University of Southern California (Major: Religion)

Research Interests

  • Youth Homelessness
  • Former Foster Youth
  • HIV Risk, Drug Risks
  • Sex Risks
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis

CV

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Education

2012-2018   PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California
Dissertation: Social Network Engagement and HIV Risk among Homeless Former Foster Youth
Committee Chair: Eric Rice
Committee Members: Suzanne Wenzel, Nicole Esparza

2009-2012  MSW, School of Social Work, California State University, Northridge

2001-2005  B.A. University of Southern California
Major: Religion

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Youth Homelessness, Former Foster Youth, HIV Risk, Drug Risks, Sex Risks, Social Network Analysis, Advanced Statistical Analysis

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-2018 Principal Investigator
Social Network Engagement and HIV Risk among Homeless Former Foster Youth
Sponsors: Drs. Eric Rice, Dorian Traube, Suzanne Wenzel, Scott Comulada, Norweeta Milburn
F31 Dissertation Grant
Score: 20 & percentile 19.0
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
$76,321

2014 Principal Investigator
Foster Care Experiences Questionnaire
Pilot Funding
Homelessness and Housing Cluster, USC
$4,000

PUBLICATIONS
Research Papers- Peer Reviewed

  1. Yoshioka-Maxwll, A, Rice, E. (under review). Exploring the Relationship between Foster Care Experiences and HIV Risk Behaviors Among a Sample of Homeless Former Foster Youth. AIDS and Behavior.
  2. Rice, E., Petering, R., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Craddock, J., Onasch-Vera, L., Tambe, M., & Yadav, A. (in press). Piloting the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance HIV Prevention Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of the Society of Social Work Research.
  3. Petering, R., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Craddock, J., Onasch-Vera, L., Wilder B., Yadav, A., Tambe, M., Rice, E., (under review, R&R). Have You Heard?: A Development of a Social Network-Based Peer-led HIV Prevention Intervention for Homeless Young Adults. Prevention Science.
  4. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Rhoades, H., Rice, E., & Winetrobe, H. (Accepted). Homeless Young Adults with and without a History of Foster Care: Correlates of Sexual Risk Behavior. Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Medicine.
  5. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017). Former Foster Youth Typology of Risk: Pre-existing Risk Factors for Homelessness. CW360: The Impact of Housing and Homelessness on Child Well-Being, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
  6. Rice E, Yoshioka-Maxwell A, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Petering R, et al. (2017) Population-Level Network Structure over Time and Marijuana Use among Homeless Youth. J Subst Abuse Alcohol 5(1): 1052.
  7. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Rice, E., (2016). Exploring the impact of network characteristics on behavioral health outcomes among homeless former foster youth. International Journal of Public Health. 1-8.
  8. Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Yadav, A., & Tambe, M. (2016). Pilot Testing an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm That Selects Homeless Youth Peer Leaders Who Promote HIV Testing. arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.05701.
  9. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Bender, K., Lengnick-Hall, R., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Rhoades, H. (2016). Social Networking Technology Use and Engagement in HIV-Related Risk and Protective Behaviors Among Homeless Youth. Journal of Health Communication21(7), 809-817.
  10. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Begun, S., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Portillo, A. P. (2016) Sociometric network structure and its association with Methamphetamine use norms among homeless youth. Social Science Research.
  11. Barman-Adhikari, A., Rice, E., Bender, K. Legnick-Hall, R., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (accepted). Social networking technology use and engagement in HIV related behaviors among homeless youth. Journal of Health Communication.
  12. Petering, R., Rhoades, H., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015). Bidirectional Intimate Partner Violence and Drug Use among Homeless Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  13. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Rice, E., Rhoades, H., & Winetrobe, H. (2015). Methamphetamine use among homeless former foster youth: The mediating role of social networks. J Alcohol Drug Depend, 3, 197. Doi: 10.4172/23296488.1000197
  14. Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015). Social Network Analysis as a Toolkit for the Science of Social Work. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research, 6(3), 369-383. Doi: 2334-2315/2015/0603-0005
  15. Putnam-Hornstein, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2013). Biogenetic and functional frameworks for the assignment of parentage by the courts: Implications for foster caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review35(6), 930-936.
  16. Putnam-Hornstein, E., Wood, J. N., Fluke, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Berger, R. P. (2013). Preventing severe and fatal child maltreatment: Making the case for the expanded use and integration of data. Child welfare92(2), 59.

Book Chapters

  1. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Gholami, S., Sheng, E., Hemler, M., Nilanon, T., & Jamal-Kamali, A. (accepted). A Multidisciplinary Study on the Relationship between Foster Care Attributes and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Foster Youth. In Tambe, M., & Rice, E. (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence for Social Welfare. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press.
  2. Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Hemler, M., Onasch-Vera, L., Tambe, M., Woo, D. (accepted). Influence Maximization in the Field: The Arduous Journey from Emerging to Deployed Application. In Tambe, M., & Rice, E. (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence for Social Welfare. Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press.

Invited Presentations

Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017, June). Foster Care Experiences and Behavioral Health Outcomes. In Saffron Strand’s 8th Annual Homelessness Workforce Conference, 2017.

Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017, March). Social Network Engagement and HIV Risk among Homeless Former Foster Youth. In West Coast Convening VII, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

  1. Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka Maxwell, A., Yadav, A., Muller, B., Tambe. M. (accepted). Pilot Testing an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm That Selects Homeless Youth Peer Leaders Who Promote HIV Testing. ISRII 9th Scientific Meeting.
  2. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (accepted). Social Networks and HIV Risk among a Sample of Homeless Former Foster Youth. In 144th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 4-8th). APHA.
  3. Petering, R., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (accepted). Have You Heard? Development of a Social Network Peer Leader HIV Prevention Intervention for Homeless Youth In 144th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 4-8th). APHA.
  4. Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Rice, E., Petering, R., Craddock, J., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Hemler, M., Onasch-Vera, L., Tambe, M., Woo, D. (2017). Influence Maximization in the Field: The Arduous Journey from Emerging to Deployed Application. of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2017).
  5. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017). Former Foster Youth Typology of Risk: A Latent Class Analysis of Risk Factors Prior to Homelessness In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: Grand Challenges for Social Work: Setting a Research Agenda for the Future. Sswr.
  6. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Rice, E. (2016). Former Foster Youth Typology of Risk: A Latent Class Analysis of Risk Factors Prior to Homelessness In Society for Prevention Research, 2016.
  7. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., & Rice, E. (2016). Exploring the Impact of Network Structure on Substance Use Among Homeless Former Foster Youth. In Society for Prevention Research, 2016
  8. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2016, April). Exploring the Impact of Network Structure on Substance Use Among Homeless Former Foster Youth. In Sunbelt Conference, 2016.
  9. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, November). Exploring the Impact of Network Structure on Substance Use Among Homeless Former Foster Youth. In 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31-November 3). APHA.
  10. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, November). Exploring Substance Use and Network Composition of Homeless Youth with and without a History of Foster Care. In 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31-November 3). APHA.
  11. Barman-Adhikari, A., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, November). Social Network Characteristics of Perceived Norms Regarding Methamphetamine Use among Homeless Youth. In 2015 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo (Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2015). APHA.
  12. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, November). Exploring Substance Use and Network Composition of Homeless Youth with and without a History of Foster Care. In Society for Prevention Research, 2015.
  13. Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015). Online Social Networking Technology and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Homeless Youth. In Society for Prevention Research, 2015.
  14. Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A.(2015, January). Online Social Networking Technology and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Homeless Youth. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.
  15. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, January). Exploring Substance Use and Network Composition of Homeless Youth with and without a History of Foster Care. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.
  16. Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, January). The Importance of Marijuana Use to the Construction of Homeless Youth Networks. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.
  17. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2015, January). Investigating Substance Use Patterns Among Homeless Youth with and without a History of Foster Care. In Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. Sswr.
  18. Rice, E., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014, November). Network Processes and Heavy Marijuana Use among Homeless Youth. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  19. Rhoades, H., Rice, E., Winetrobe, H., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014, November). Social network risk and resiliency factors for hard drug use among former foster care youth experiencing homelessness. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  20. Rice, E., Barman-Adhikari, A., & Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014, November). Network Influences Overtime on the Sexual Health of Homeless Youth. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  21. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014, November). Exploring the Mediating Role of Network Risk Factors on the Relationship between Foster Care Experience and Methamphetamine Use. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  22. Rice, E. (2014, November). Network Insights into Implementing Peer-Based HIV Prevention for Homeless Youth. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  23. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014, November). Social Media Use and Sex Risk Behaviors Among Homeless Youth with and without a History of Foster Care. In 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15-November 19, 2014). APHA.
  24. Rice, E., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. , Rhoades, H., Barman-Adhikari, A., & Winetrobe, H. (2014). Social Media for Outreach and Service Engagement among LGBT Homeless Youth. Los Angeles County Homeless Youth Research Symposium. Los Angeles, Ca.
  25. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014). The Relationship between Foster Care, Time Homeless, and Recent Methamphetamine Use among Homeless Former Foster Youth. The Society for Social Work Research 2014 Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  26. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2014). Exploring the Mediating Role of Network Risk Factors on the Relationship between Foster Care Experience and Methamphetamine Use. In 4th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work, Los Angeles, CA.
  27. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., (Febraury 2012). Pathways to Wraparound Parent Partner Excellence. 2012 California Parent Leadership Conference, Ontario, Ca.
  28. Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (April 2011). ‘Coming Home to CSUN’: Teaching and Learning with Veterans. Faculty Development workshop, California State University, Northridge, Ca.

Teaching Experience

Spring, 2017   Graduate Assistant Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California.
Course: Multiple Regression for Social Work Research. Advisor: Dr. Eric Rice. Led half of all lab lectures, assisted with course preparation, exam grading, and lab slides.

Fall, 2016  Graduate Assistant Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California.
Course: Introductory Social Work Statistics. Advisor: Dr. Donald Lloyd. Led half of all lab lectures, assisted with course preparation, exam grading, and lab slides.

Spring, 2016  Graduate Assistant Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California.
Course: Multiple Regression for Social Work Research. Advisor: Dr. Eric Rice. Led half of all lab lectures, assisted with course preparation, exam grading, and lab slides.

Fall, 2015  Graduate Assistant Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California.
Course: Introductory Social Work Statistics. Advisor: Dr. Donald Lloyd. Led half of all lab lectures, assisted with course preparation, exam grading, and lab slides.

Spring, 2015  Graduate Assistant Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Southern California.
Course: Mental Health Evaluation. Advisor: Dr. Eric Rice. Led one third of lecture sessions, assisted with course preparation, preparation, and grading.

Professional Experience

2015-                Research Assistant, USCSSW, Los Angeles, CA. Project manager on the “Have You Heard” Intervention under Dr. Eric Rice and Dr. Milind Tambe. This projected with test the feasibility and effectiveness of an HIV/HCV intervention that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence selection modeling to identify peer leaders in a network of homeless youth. Assists in all aspects of the study including intervention development, assessment development, field data collection, data management. Schedules team meetings and coordinates many aspects of the project.

2012-2015        Research Assistant, USCSSW, Los Angeles, CA. Research focus: Assistant on Dr. Eric Rice’s NIMH-funded Youthnet study (MH R01 903336) investigating the social networks of runaway and homeless youth in Los Angeles and their HIV risk behaviors. Assists in all aspects of the study including field data collection, data management and first author, coauthor of publications and presentations related to the project.

2011-2012         Research Intern, Parents Anonymous Inc., Pomona, CA. Conducted quantitative analysis and program evaluation for Children and Youth Program and involved in program evaluation and design of 2012 California Parent Leadership Conference. Included use of data analysis and processing in addition to measure development and study design.  

2010-2011         Therapist intern, Alcoholism Center for Women, Los Angeles, CA. Conducted psychosocial assessments, individual and group therapy with female adult clients in an in-patient drug and alcohol rehabilitative setting. 

2009-2010         Program Director, Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, Ca. Responsible for for the residential department for a level twelve group home for adolescents. Ensured compliance and maintenance of the program with state regulations, responsible for the supervision of 85 staff, conducted staff evaluations and development, responsible for $1.5M annual budget, certified group home administrator, works closely with CCL and DCFS, involved as a community liaison with local police departments and county councils, reports directly to the Executive Director. Additionally responsible for program management for the agency’s transitional housing program as well as the budget management, licensing requirements, and case manager supervision with the transitional housing program.

2008-2009       Group Home Consultant/Analyst, Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, Ca. Responsible for evaluation of all new and current staff at a level twelve group home for adolescents, including all areas of the facility, monthly reports, graphs, and progress reports for all the staff in their leadership of the milieu. Responsible for overall implementation and planning of training including program research and development; included necessary experience and understanding of group home environments and work with teens, substance abuse counseling methods, and emancipation programs.

2007-2008       Assistant Residential Director, Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, Ca. In service of a level twelve group home for adolescents, responsible for 15 employees, attendance and participation in IEPs and decision-making meetings for  all residents, monthly and quarterly reports for each resident, staff evaluations, budget management, interaction with state licensing, DCFS, and probation, certified as a group home administrator, transition planning for residents, leadership of group home milieu, interviewing and hiring of potential staff, disciplining and termination of employees, leading trainings for all staff. In the absence of the Residential Director, responsible for the direct oversight of the residential department. 

2007-2008         Counseling Team Supervisor, Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, Ca. Responsible for the supervision and well-being of 19 at-risk teenage girls, reports written for each resident on a monthly and quarterly basis, supervisor of 10 staff, attendance and participation in IEPs and TDM (team decision making) meetings for all residents, and direct, daily contact with social workers, Los Angeles DCFS, the Department of Mental Health

2006-2007         Childcare Counselor/Intake Coordinator, Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, Ca. Responsible for interviewing and accepting all candidates into the facility, writing reports on all residents brought into the program, presenting each candidate to the administrative staff, resolving payment discrepancies between the agency and Los Angeles DCFS, and working closely Los Angles DCFS, Riverside DPSS, and Los Angeles DMH. Additionally Responsible for teenage girls in a level 12 group home setting. Duties include supervision, case management, group therapy, reports written on individual progress. Qualifications include experience working with at-risk youth, CPR and first aid certifications, and Pro-Act restraint training.

Fellowships and Awards

2017                 Hamovitch Summer Research Fellowship. May-August 2017 ($4,000).

2016                 USC School of Social Work Fellowship (full tuition and stipend)

2016                 Hamovitch Summer Research Fellowship. May-August 2016 (3,000).

2015                 USC School of Social Work Fellowship (full tuition and stipend)

2015                 Hamovitch Summer Research Fellowship. May-August 2015 ($4,500).

2015                 Society for Prevention Research Minority Travel Fellowship ($1,500).

2015                 USC School of Social Work, Qualifying Exam Distinction

2014                 USC School of Social Work Fellowship (full tuition and stipend)

2014                 Hamovitch Summer Research Fellowship. ($4,000)

2013                 USC School of Social Work Fellowship (full tuition and stipend)

2013                 Child Welfare Cluster(s) Summer Research Fellowship ($4,000)

2012                 USC School of Social Work Fellowship (full tuition and stipend)

2012                 The Lieber Family Graduate Scholarship in Research, California State University, Northridge

2011-2012         Honorable Mention, Sally Cassanova Pre-Doctoral Program

2010-2012         Graduate Student Affiliate, Community Health and Wellbeing.

Statistical Packages

SAS, R, STATA, SPSS, UCINet, NetDraw, EQS

Volunteer and Other Credentials

2016-  CEO and Founder of Giving Back Packs, Inc., an organization providing backpacks of food and hygiene supplied to homeless individuals in Los Angeles, in order to address some of the gaps in access to food and hygiene products among those homeless adults who do not utilize services on a daily basis.

Press Coverage of Academic Work

2017  Press related to Yoshioka-Maxwell, A. (2017, June). Foster Care Experiences and Behavioral Health Outcomes. In Saffron Strand’s 8th Annual Homelessness Workforce Conference, 2017.

http://www.weny.com/story/35565727/restorer-of-streets-to-live-in-homelessness-in-the-age-of-trump

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14373997.htm

 

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