Research and Publications

Current Graduates Research & Publications

  • Alwan, R. M., Schumacher, D. J., Cicek-Okay, S., Jernigan, S., Beydoun, A., Salem, T., & Vaughn, L. M. (2020). Beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors impacting healthcare utilization of Syrian refugee children. PloS One, 15(8), e0237081. 
  • DeJonckheere, M., Nichols, L. P., Moniz, M. H., Sonneville, K. R., Vydiswaran, V. V., Zhao, X., ... & Chang, T. (2017). MyVoice national text message survey of youth aged 14 to 24 years: study protocol. JMIR research protocols6(12), e8502.
  • DeJonckheere, M., Lindquist-Grantz, R., Toraman, S., Haddad, K., & Vaughn, L. M. (2019). Intersection of mixed methods and community-based participatory research: A methodological review. Journal of Mixed Methods Research13(4), 481-502.
  • DeJonckheere, M., & Vaughn, L. M. (2019). Semistructured interviewing in primary care research: a balance of relationship and rigour. Family Medicine and Community Health7(2).
  • Dustman, E. L. (2020). From the Head: A Resource of Letters to Motivate, Inspire, and Affirm Leaders. Amazon.
  • Dustman, E. L. (2021, January). Supporting a Child’s Social and Emotional Health. Maui Family Magazine76, 12.
  • Dustman, E. L. (2017, March). Technology Kills Meaningful Connection [Web log post]. Retrieved February 19, 2021, from
  • Guy, B., Feldman, T., Cain, C., Leesman, L., & Hood, C. (2020). Defining and navigating ‘action’ in a Participatory Action Research project. Educational Action Research28(1), 142-153.
  • Guy, B., & Arthur, B. (2020). Academic motherhood during COVID‐19: Navigating our dual roles as educators and mothers. Gender, Work, and Organization.
  • Guy, B. (2018). I Poems on Abortion: Women’s Experiences With Terminating Their Pregnancies for Medical Reasons. Women's Reproductive Health5(4), 262-276.
  • Haydon, T., Leko, M. M., & Stevens, D. (2018). Teacher Stress: Sources, Effects, and Protective Factors. Journal of Special Education Leadership31(2).
  • Jernigan, S. (2021). Academic advising as a tool for student success and educational equity. National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition in sponsorship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
  • Jernigan, S. (2020). How to change the world: the relationship between social media and social change in the classroom. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 6(3), 169–180.  
  • Jones, D.E., Lindquist-Grantz, R. & DeJonckheere, M. (2020). A review of mixed methods community-based participatory research applications in mental health. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 14(1), 254-288.DOI:10.5590/JSBHS.2020.14.1.18
  • Lindquist-Grantz, R. & Abraczinskas, M. (2020). Using youth participatory action research as a health intervention in community settings. Health Promotion Practice 21(4), 573-581. DOI:10.1177/1524839918818831
  • Martin, M. & Wight, R. A.  (December 2016). The Need for A Critical Pedagogy of Agriculture, North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Tips & Notes
  • Stevens, D. M. (2019). Practitioner action research in an urban STEM high school. The Wiley Handbook of Action Research in Education, 497-512.
  • Stevens, D. M., Brydon-Miller, M., & Raider-Roth, M. (2016). Structured Ethical Reflection in Practitioner Inquiry: Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice, The Educational Forum, 80:4, 430-443, DOI: 10.1080/00131725.2016.1206160
  • Wight, R.A. with John Metz (2018). A Cincinnati Farming and Food History (Interactive Timeline). Published by Green Umbrella, Central Ohio River Valley Food Guide, and Cincinnati Permaculture Institute.
  • Wight, R.A., with C. Gonzalez and B. Trauth (2018). Defining Susitainable Local Agriculture: Converging Paths, Permaculture Principles, and Cities within Civic Concentric Circles. Project Director and Editor: Ben Jacks, Educating from the Group Up: The Places that Sustain Us Root Us to the Earth

Current Faculty Research

Latinos Unidos por la Salud (LU-Salud)

Latinos Unidos por la Salud (LU-Salud) is a community-based participatory research project where Drs. Lisa Vaughn and Farrah Jacquez (UC Psychology) have partnered with a Latinx immigrant community research team to understand barriers and strengths to health care and help-seeking behaviors in Cincinnati. The community research team is composed of 17 Latinx immigrants from the community who have been trained in conducting research and making change in their communities.

Youth Council for Suicide Prevention

The Youth Council for Suicide Prevention (YCSP) was developed by Dr. Lisa Vaughn in 2013. Since 2013, the YCSP has used a youth participatory action research framework to engage young people in critical reflection and action around the issue of adolescent suicide in Cincinnati. The YCSP has collaborated with ECAR graduate student facilitators and is hosted by the community advocacy organization, 1N5. The YCSP is comprised of 30+ youth from different local high schools who design and participate in various research and action projects centered on suicide prevention. Past projects have included: advising researchers on suicide screening in the emergency department through questionnaires and concept mapping, interviewing peers about effective suicide prevention communication strategies, surveying peers and parents about effective strategies for encouraging communication about suicide prevention, and presenting research and workshops at five regional high school conferences. 

Youth Built Change (YBC)

YBC is a program funded by the National Institutes of Health to increase diversity in the STEM workforce (NIH R25OD023763-01; Dr. Farrah Jacquez (PI); Dr. Lisa Vaughn (Co-I; leadership team). YBC engages students in their junior year from Princeton High School (PHS) in metro Cincinnati and Manchester High School (MHS) in rural Adams County in a year-long research process investigating drug abuse and addiction in local communities. YBC student researchers use their experiences and observations to develop their own research questions and design, collect and analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data, and present their findings in both academic and community settings. The basis of YBC is that engaging students in research with real-world implications will increase the likelihood that students enroll in college and choose STEM careers that allow them to use science to make a difference in their communities.

Participatory Inquiry as a Space for Adult Jewish Learning

Miriam Raider-Roth, Mindy Gold, Mary Brydon-Miller, Gail Z. Dorph

This project explores the theory, practice, and possibilities of the Future Creating Workshop (FCW) process, a participatory research method that invites diverse stakeholders to address key issues in their communities through a shared inquiry of envisioning the future. The first phase of this project focused on developing online applications of this methodology. In the current phase, we are working together with members of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) community to examine how the FCW online process can harness diverse perspectives and creative visioning in order to plan and enact action based on data. We are studying how this collaborative, creative, learner/participant-driven FCW process can galvanize educational leaders to innovate, as part of becoming stronger, more effective leaders of Jewish educational organizations. In so doing, we contend that participatory inquiry processes are innovative spaces for adult learning. 

Studying the Learning Trajectories of Jewish Educators Enrolled in a Two-Year Professional Development Program: A Practitioner Action Research Study

Project Manager and PI: Allison Lester, PI Miriam Raider-Roth, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, Jeff Stanzler, Gail Dorph
This research study seeks to understand the nature of participants’ learning in Mandel Teacher Educator Institute’s two-year professional development program for educational leaders in the North American Jewish community. The findings of this study contribute to MTEI’s knowledge building by providing new understandings of the ways in which participants in this two-year professional development program generate new knowledge and use their learning in their practice. This research study aims to help MTEI participants develop a strong inquiry stance on their learning, be able to readily identify evidence of their learning, and potentially help their own teachers take such an inquiry stance as well.

Action Research Resources

Research and Publications

Review articles on relevant topics

  • Busch, M. D., Jean-Baptiste, E., Person, P. F., & Vaughn, L. M. (2019). Activating social change together: A synthesis of collaborative change research, evaluation, and design (CCRED) literature. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 12(2),
  • DeJonckheere, M., Lindquist-Grantz, R., Toraman, S., Haddad, K., & Vaughn, L. M. (2019). Intersection of mixed methods and community-based participatory research: A methodological review. Journal of Mixed Methods Research13(4), 481-502. doi: 10.1177/1558689818778469.
  • Jacquez, F., Vaughn, L. M., & Wagner, E. (2013). Youth as partners, participants or passive recipients: A review of children and adolescents in community-based participatory research (CBPR). American Journal of Community Psychology 51(1-2), 76-189. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-012-9533-7
  • Raider-Roth, M., Gold, M., Brydon-Miller, M., Dorph, G.Z. (2021). Moving Toward a Utopian Future One Step at a Time: Taking Our Future Creating Workshop Online. Journal of Participatory Research Methods.
  • Raider-Roth, M., Rector-Aranda, A., Kaiser, T., Lipinsky, L., Weikel, A., Wolkenfeld, A. and Zaidenberg, L. (2019). Shared power, risk-taking, and innovation: Participatory action research in Jewish education. Journal of Jewish Education 85(2) 187-208. DOI: 10.1080/15244113.2019.1599234
  • Raider-Roth, M. & Feiman-Nemser, S. (2019). Bringing practitioner action research in Jewish Education to life. Journal of Jewish Education 85(2) 221-226. DOI:10.1080/15244113.2019.1599239
  • Vaughn, L.M., Whetstone, C., Boards, A., Busch, M.D., Magnusson, M., & Määttä, S. (2018). Partnering with insiders: A review of peer models across community-engaged research, education and social care. Health & Social Care in the Community, 26(6), 769-786doi: 10.1111/hsc.12562. PMID: 29512217.
  • Vaughn, L. M., Jacquez, F., Lindquist-Grantz, R., Parsons, A. & Melink, K. (2016). Immigrants as research partners: A review of immigrants in community-based participatory research (CBPR). Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0474-3.

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