The Oxford House volunteer group consists of undergraduates, research assistants, graduate students, and all other persons interested in research related to recovery from Substance Use Disorders.
Please contact Mayra Guerrero (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ted Bobak (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining or learning more about the group.
Current Project Opportunities:
Working Jack, Josh, Ela: veteran focus group study
With Jessica, Alexandra: PSI and Individual Resources (Self-Efficacy and Hope)
With Ted, Camilla, & Alex: Social relationships. AA affiliation and social support
With Alexandra: Women’s convention, LGBT
PAR and Ex-offender relationship data
Rebecca, Alexandra: Religion and Social Support
Alexandra & Ted: Need for Housing Questionnaire developed by Eric
Arturo: Qualitative study for dissertation
Ted: Thesis psychiatric comorbidity (mediational-moderational model with length of stay and QOL, social networks as mediator)
With Ela: Number of OHs nation-wide
Jack: Thesis measures of support, abstinence self-efficacy, stress
Jessica C.: PSI and individual resources
Patrick and Josh: Collegiate OH study
John Light: Social Networking
Nate Doogan: Lending Money variables for Waves 1-7 and simulations
Favorite Quote: “It’s rigged — everything, in your favor. So there is nothing to worry about” ~Rumi
Education: I earned a B.A. from Governors State University with a concentration in Pre-Clinical Psychology.
Research Interests: ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Substance Use Disorders/Recovery Residences, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Goals: I would like to continue doing research, earn a PhD (in psychology), and remain active in academia as a psychology professor.
Fun Fact: I have been riding motorcycles, since the age of 7.
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Staff culture, use of authority and prisoner quality of life in public and private sector prisons
Is private time quality time? A national public-private comparison of prison quality.
Respect in prisons: Prisoners’ experiences of respect in public and private sector prisons
Housing First as an effective model for community stabilization among vulnerable individuals with chronic and non chronic homelessness histories
Tenant satisfaction with a single-site Housing First program
Housing, Hospitalization, and Cost Outcomes for Homeless Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities Participating in Continuum of Care and Housing First Programmes
Chicago Continuum of Care PDF overview
Housing First: exploring participants’ early support needs
Environmental Health Disparities in Housing
Jason, L.A., Mericle, A.A., Polcin, D.L., & White, W.L. (2013). The Role of Recovery Residences in Promoting Long-term Addiction Recovery. American Journal of Community Psychology.
2017 (Jan. 5). Comprehensive affordable solutions to a major health problem. Leonard Jason. Oxford University Press Blog
2016 (Dec. 29). Dilemmas of a broken substance abuse system. Leonard A. Jason. Oxford University Press Blog