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Jacinda K Dariotis

Title: Director, Evaluation Services Center & Director of Research, CECH & Professor, School of Education
Office: 638L Teachers College
Tel: 513-556-9056
Email: dariotja@ucmail.uc.edu
Web: www.uc.edu/evaluationservices

Dr. Dariotis has nearly 20 years of research and evaluation experience in human development and public health, with a particular focus on adolescent risk-taking behaviors and decision-making.  Dr. Dariotis has advanced degrees in Human Development and Family Studies and Statistics.  After serving as faculty for nearly a decade at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Dariotis now directs the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center.  She brings expertise in evaluation, prevention, and implementation science as well as quantitative, qualitative, biosocial, and survey research methods.  Her background includes public health, community based participatory research, school-based programs, and child and adolescent cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development.  Dr. Dariotis has worked and conducted research extensively with disadvantaged urban youth and young adults in distressed environments, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), incarcerated women and men, youth and adults in substance abuse treatment programs, and other at-risk populations.  Her work focuses on risk-taking decisions and behaviors (e.g., sexual, substance use, violence) and how prevention and intervention programs may promote positive well-being among at-risk youth and adults.  Her basic and applied research has resulted in over 40 peer-reviewed publications, 92 presentations, and 60 technical reports.  She has taught both content (lifespan development, human development, family studies, child health and adolescent development seminar) and methods (empirical inquiry, survey research methods, biosocial methods, evaluation methods) courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.  Dr. Dariotis is committed to quality research and evaluation to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and society as well as empowering program providers with meaningful and high quality data and tools to make informed decisions about current and future programming.

Education

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 2005 (Department of Human Development & Family Studies Dissertation: Family Formation Intentions from Adolescence Through Middle Adulthood: Emergence, Persistence, & Process).
  • M.A.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 2005 (Department of Statistics; Mater of Applied Statistics).
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, 2002 (Department of Human Development & Family Studies).
  • M.A., Columbia University - Teachers College, New York, New York, 1999 (Department of Human Development Concentration in Developmental Psychopathology).
  • B.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1998 (Department of Psychology; Summa Cum Laude).
  • , The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1994 (Biochemistry Major).

Research Information

Research Interests

Adolescent and transition age youth
Risk-taking decision-making
Stress & stress-reactivity
Coping, emotional reguation, cognitive control
Public Health
Research methods
Evaluation
Prevention science
Team science
Implementation science

Research Support

  • (PI), Dariotis, Jacinda, Exploring Neurological & Endocrine Determinants of Risk Behavior Decision-Making, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (K01DA029571), $78,097.00. 01-01-2015 to 05-31-2017. Status: Active.
  • (Co-Investigator), Mendelson/Greenberg, National Institute of Drug Abuse. (R34DA029237;), 07-15-2011 to 05-31-2015.
  • PI: Jacinda K. Dariotis, Ph.D; Co-PI: Nicholas Papageorge, Ph.D., Pilot Grant from the Hopkins Population Center NICHD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (#R24HD042854), 07-17-2013 to 07-31-2014. Status: Active.
  • (Consultant), PI: Sarah Finocchario-Kessler, Research Program Grant, National Institute of Child Health and Development. ((RO1) R01HD07667), 08-01-2013 to 07-31-2018. Status: Active.
  • (Co-Investigator), PI: Freya L. Sonenstein, Ph.D. NIH R01HD036948., Research Program Grant, National Institute of Child Health and Development. $2,073,441.39. 03-01-2005 to 02-28-2011. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-Investigator), PI: Freya L. Sonenstein, Ph.D., Program Project Grant, National Institute of Child Health and Development. 03-01-2005 to 02-28-2011. Status: Completed.
  • (Co-Investigator), PI: Philip Leaf, Ph.D., Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers. (U48), 10-01-2014 to 09-30-2019. Status: Pending.
  • (Co-Investigator), PI: Freya L. Sonenstein, Ph.D., Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers. (U48), 09-30-2009 to 09-29-2014.
  • PI: Jacinda K. Dariotis, Ph.D., Early Career Award, Hopkins Population Center,. $6,500. 2008 to 2009. Status: Completed.
  • (Collaborator), Dariotis, Jacinda; Moore, Janet; Plano Clark, Vicki, REDUCING MASS INCARCERATION BY IMPROVING PUBLIC DEFENSE: DEFINING AND ASSESSING QUALITY ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION, UC's University Research Council. (URC Interdisciplinary Award AY2015-16), $25,000.00. 05-01-2016 to 04-30-2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Dariotis, Jacinda; Winstanley, Erin, Learning Collaborative and Technical Assistance for Preventing Opioid Misuse Portfolio, Interact For Health. (Exhibit A SOW #9), $53,000.00. 07-01-2014 to 04-30-2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Dariotis, Jacinda, Evaluating the Evidence Base for Using the MYN District Self-assessment Guide for Technical Assistance, Department of Education. (A002575604 / UMN33048 / H326G1100002), $150,000.00. 02-06-2017 to 09-30-2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Evaluating the Evidence Base for Using the MYN District Self-assessment Guide for Technical Assistance , National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO). 149,999 . 02-06-2017 to 09-30-2017. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Evaluation of Ohio’s Literacy Vision for Early Education (EvOLVE2), Ohio Department of Education . 2,018,000. 12-01-2017 to 10-31-2022. Status: Active.

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Pierre, T.S., & Dariotis, J.K. (2005). Understanding Low Fertility: The Impact of Life-Course Competition on Fertility Behavior in Developed Nations. The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries are Shrinking and What It Means (pp.235-250). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • McHale, S.M., Dariotis, J.K., & Kauh, T.J. (2003). Social development and social relationships in middle childhood. Handbook of Psychology: Volume 6 Developmental Psychology (pp.241-266). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Electronic Journal Articles

  • Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H., Dariotis, J.K., Marcell, A.V., Emerson, M., Shapiro, S.L., Sonenstein, F.L. (2013). Union Status and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Men in Their 30s., 45 (4).
  • Mendelson, T., Dariotis, J.K., Feagans Gould, L., Smith, A.S.R., Smith, A.A., Gonzalez, A.A., Greenberg, M.T. (2013). Implementing Mindfulness and Yoga in Urban Schools: A Community-Academic Partnership., 8.
  • Tandon, S.D., Dariotis, J.K., & Tucker, M.G. (2013). Coping, Stress, and Social Support Associations with Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior among Urban Adolescents and Young Adults: Revelations from a Cluster Analysis., 52 (5).
  • Mendelson, T., Dariotis, J.K., & Argus, D. (2013). Psychosocial Strengths and Needs of Low-Income Urban Substance Abusers in Recovery., 41 (1).
  • Gould, L.F., Dariotis, J.K., Mendelson, T., & Greenberg, M.T. (2012). A school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth: Exploring moderators of intervention effects., 40 (8).
  • Johnson, S.B., Dariotis, J.K., & Wang, C. (2012). Adolescent risk-taking under stressed and non-stressed conditions: Conservative, calculating and impulsive types., 51 (Special Issue on Stress and the brain: How experiences and exposures across the life span shape health, development, and learning in adolescence).
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Mabachi, N., Dariotis, J. K., Anderson, J., Goggin, K., & Sweat, M. (2012). We Weren't Using Condoms Because We Were Trying to Conceive: The Need for Reproductive Counseling for HIV-Positive Women in Clinical Care., 26 (11).
  • Finocchario-Kessler, S., Mabachi, N., Dariotis, J. K., Anderson, J., Goggin, K., & Sweat, M. (2012). We Weren't Using Condoms Because We Were Trying to Conceive: The Need for Reproductive Counseling for HIV-Positive Women in Clinical Care., 26 (11).
  • Dariotis, J.K. (2012). Exploring risk-taking and risk-avoidance from a “Whole Person” vantage point., 9 (1).
  • Finocchario-Kessler S, Bastos FI, Malta M, Anderson J, Goggin K, Sweat M, Dariotis J, Bertoni N, Kerrigan D; The Rio Collaborative Group (2012). Discussing Childbearing with HIV-infected Women of Reproductive Age in Clinical Care: A Comparison of Brazil and the US., 6 (1).
  • Finocchario-Kessler S, Sweat M, Dariotis J, Anderson J, Jennings J, Keller J, Vyas A, Trent M. (2012). Childbearing motivations, pregnancy desires, and perceived partner response to pregnancy among urban youth: does HIV-infection status make a difference?., 24 (1).
  • Dariotis, J.K., Pleck, J.H., Astone, N.M., & Sonenstein, F.L. (2011). Pathways of Early Fatherhood, Marriage, and Employment: A Latent Class Growth Analysis., 48.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Sifakis, F., Pleck, J.H., Astone, N.M., and Sonenstein, F.L. (2011). Racial and ethnic disparities in sexual risk behaviors and STDs during young men's transition to adulthood., 43 (1).
  • Astone, N., Dariotis, J., Sonenstein, F., Pleck, J.H., & Hynes, K. (2010). Men’s work effort and the transition to fatherhood., 31 (1).
  • Finocchario-Kessler S, Dariotis J, Sweat M, Trent M, Keller J, Hafeez Q, Anderson J. (2010). Do HIV-infected women want to discuss reproductive plans with providers; and are those conversations occurring?., 24 (5).
  • Finocchario-Kessler S, Sweat MD, Dariotis JK, Kerrigan DL, Keller JM, Trent ME, Anderson JR. (2010). Understanding high fertility desires and intentions among a sample of urban women living with HIV in the United States., 14 (5).
  • Mendelson, T., Greenberg, M.T., Dariotis, J., Feagans Gould, L., Rhoades, B., & Leaf, P.J. (2010). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a school-based mindfulness intervention for urban youth., 38.
  • Dariotis, J.K., Pleck, J.H., Sonenstein, F.L., Astone, N.M., & Sifakis, F. (2009). What are the Consequences of Relying upon Self-Reports of Sexually Transmitted Diseases? Lessons Learned about Recanting in a Longitudinal Study., 45 (2).
  • Finocchario Kessler S, Dariotis J, Sweat M, Keller J, Trent M, Anderson J. (2009). Do HIV-infected women want to discuss reproductive plans with providers; and are those conversations occurring?., 80 (2).
  • Dariotis, J.K., Bumbarger, B.K., Duncan, L.G., & Greenberg, M.T. (2008). How Do Implementation Efforts Relate to Program Adherence? Examining the Role of Organizational, Implementer, and Program Factors., 36.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (2008). Childlessness. In D. Carr, R. Crosnoe, M.E. Hughes, and A. Pienta (Eds.),..
  • Dariotis, J.K., Sonenstein, F.L., Gates, G.J., Capps, R., Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H., Sifakis, F., & Zeger, S. (2008). Changes in Sexual Risk Behaviors as Young Men Transition to Adulthood., 40 (4).
  • Gould, L.F., Mendelson, T., Dariotis, J.K., & Greenberg, M.T. (In Press). Assessing Implementation of Core Elements in a Mindfulness and Yoga Intervention for Urban Youth..
  • Steiner, R.,* Dariotis, JK., Anderson, J., & Finocchario-Kessler, S. (In Press). Preconception counseling and care for people living with HIV: Recommendations for advancing implementation..
  • Steiner, R.,* Finocchario-Kessler, S., Dariotis, JK. (In Press). The time has come to engage HIV providers in conversations with their reproductive age clients about fertility desires and intentions: A historical review of the HIV epidemic in the United States..
  • Terzian MA, Moore KA, Dariotis JK, et al. (In Progress). How are Young Adults Faring? An Analysis of Add Health Data from 2001-2002..
  • Dariotis, J.K., & Johnson, M.W. (Under Review). Effects of impatience, HIV knowledge, and emotional regulation on adolescent sexual risk..
  • Dariotis, J.K., Beltran, R.M., Cluxton-Keller, F., Gould, L.F., Greenberg, M.T., & Mendelson, T. (Under Review). Teachers’ Perspective and Recommendations for Successfully Implementing School Based Mindfulness Programs in Middle Schools. (Special issue on Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs).).
  • Cohen, J.S., Levy, H.P., Sloan, J., Dariotis, J.K., & Biesecker, B.B. (Under Review). Depression Among Adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Prevalence and Impact on Quality of Life..
  • Casey, F., Sonenstein, F.L., Astone, N.M., Pleck, J.H., Dariotis, J.K., & Marcell, A.V. (Under Review). Family Planning and Preconception Care among Men in their Mid-30s: Developing Indicators and Describing Need..
  • Moore, K.A., Terzian, M., Dariotis, J.K., & Harbin, V. (Under Review). Teen Birth Rates in the U.S. from 1990 to 2008: The Role of State Policy and Contextual Factors..
  • Fishbein, D., Dariotis, J.K., Pickelsimer, E., & Ferguson, P.L. (Under Review). Temporal Relationships between Traumatic Brain Injury and Illicit Drug Use and Their Association with Aggression in Inmates..
  • Terzian, M., Moore, K.A., Dariotis, J.K., Karver, T.S., & Bell, K. (Under Review). Adolescent Depression and Suicidality: Do they influence the likelihood of a successful transition to adulthood?..
  • Takruri, A., Storey, D., Dariotis, J.K., & Becker, S. The Role Couples’ Fertility Intentions in Predicting Subsequent Fertility in Menya, Egypt..
  • Dariotis, J.K., Anderson, C.G., & Cardona, K.M. (In Progress). Feasibility of Using SMS Text Message Survey Methods to Collect Weekly HIV-Risk Behavior Data Among 18-24 Year Old Urban and Non -Urban Youth in the US: Recommendations for Best Practices...
  • Scalisi, K.B.,* & Dariotis, J.K. (In Progress). Sexual Health and Pleasure among US Adult Female Cancer Survivors: Knowledge, Gaps, and Future Directions...
  • Dariotis, J.K. , Cornish, T.L.,* Feagans Gould, L., Greenberg, M.T., & Mendelson, T (In Progress). The relationship between depressive symptoms, involuntary stress responses, coping strategies and academic measures in urban youth..
  • Dariotis, J.K., Joyner, K., Hofferth, S.L., Burgoyne, S.E., Sonenstein, F.L., Moore, K.A., & Peters, E. (In Progress). Age, Race, and Cohort Trends in Adolescent Premarital First Sexual Intercourse: Evidence from Several National Samples of Men and Women..
  • Dariotis, J.K., Pleck, J.H., Astone, N.M., & Sonenstein, F.L. (In Progress). Are All Men Who Postpone or Forego Fatherhood Created Equal? Appreciating the Heterogeneity Among Men Postponing or Foregoing Fatherhood Using Latent Class Growth Analysis..
  • Finocchario-Kessler S., Dariotis JK., Bastos I., Malta M., Goggin K., Bertoni N., Kerrigan D, Rio Collaborative Group. HIV+ men need reproductive counseling too; assessing childbearing goals and provider communication among HIV+ male patients in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (In Progress)..
  • Mabachi, M. N., Finocchario-Kessler, S., Dariotis, J.K., Goggin, K. “I’m just like everyone else, I just happen to be HIV positive”: Challenges faced by young HIV positive African American Women...
  • Dariotis, J.K. To Sow or Not to Sow One’s Oats: How are Family Size Intentions Protective for Young Men’s Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors?..
  • Dariotis, J.K. Violating the Status Quo: Understanding Non-Normative Family Formation Intentions Among Youth..

Technical Reports

  • Dariotis, J. K., Potter, S., & Smith, E.A. (2002). Center for Schools and Communities and Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Family Health Pennsylvania Department of Health.. Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development - College of Health and Human Development. Pennsylvania State University..
  • Dariotis, J. K., & Smith, E.A. (2002). Center for Schools and Communities and Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Family Health Pennsylvania Department of Health. Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. College of Health and Human Development. Pennsylvania State University.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Steiner, R., Dariotis, J., Anderson, J., Finocchario-Kessler, S. (11-2013). Preconception Care for People Living with HIV: Recommendations for Advancing Implementation International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (03-2013). Power, Sample Size, Mixed Models, Repeated Measures, Clustering, … and the Kitchen Sink 34th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (09-2012). Connecting Determinants, Outcomes, Trajectories (DOTs): Addressing the Disconnect between Youth Risk Intentions and Behaviors The University of Florida, Department of Epidemiology, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (06-2012). Addressing the Disconnect between Youth Risk Intentions and Behaviors: Connecting DOTs (Determinants, Outcomes, Trajectories). The University of Delaware, Human Development and Family Studies Department & Research and Development Center, Newark, Delaware.
  • Mendelson, T., Feagans Gould, L., Dariotis, J.K., & Greenberg, M.T. (04-2012). Enhancing Youth Self-Regulation Through Mindfulness International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, Denver, Colorado.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (02-2011). The Enigma of Youth Risk Decision-Making Revealed: Snapshots and the Big Picture from Multiple Disciplines Purdue University, Department of Child Development and Family Studies, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Dariotis, J.K. (01-2010). An Analysis of Early Fathers’ Transition into Fatherhood and their Lifecourse Trajectories National AFL Care Grantee Annual Conference., Norfolk, VA.

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Prevention Network (ECPN) Travel Award,, Society for Prevention Research, 2013.
  • Early Career Award, John Hopkins Population Research Center, 2008.
  • Early Career Prevention Network (ECPN) Travel Award, Society for Prevention Research, 2006.
  • Kligman Graduate, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health & Human Development, 2004 to 2005.
  • Kappa Omega Nu (KON), The Pennsylvania State University, 2004 to 2005. Honor Society Graduate Student.
  • Washburn Fund Fellowship for Graduate Study, Vassar College, 2001 to 2003.
  • Prevention Research, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Health & Human Development, 2001 to 2002. Prevention Research Center.
  • Washburn Fund Fellowship for Graduate Study, Vassar College, 1999 to 2000.
  • Summa Cum Laude & Departmental Honors, Vassar College, 1998.
  • Psi Chi, Vassar College, 1998. Undergraduate honor society.
  • Dean's List, The University of Chicago, 1994 to 1996.
  • Valedicorian, Onteora High School, 1994.

Experience & Service

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 2005 to To Present, Junior Faculty, Department of Population Family, & Reproductive Health;, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • 2005 to To Present, Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Adolescent Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • 2005 to To Present, Faculty Affiliate, The Hopkins Population Center, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • 2005 to 2006, Faculty Affiliate, The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • 2014 to 2014, Survey Design Technical Assistance, JHSOM.
  • 2011 to To Present, Statistical and Methodological Consultant, Child Trends.
  • 2009 to 2009, Program Evaluation Consultant, Morgan State Summer Yoga Program.
  • 1999 to 2005, Graduate Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2004 to 2005, Project Coordinator & Data Analyst, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2002 to 2003, Project Director, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 1999 to 2002, Graduate Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2003 to 2005, Statistical and Methodological Consultant, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2003 to 2006, Statistician, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2003 to 2004, Statistical and Methodological Consultant, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2003 to 2003, Program Evaluation Consultant, The Pennsylvania State University.

Service

  • Committee Member, Hopkins Population Center (HPC) Coordinating Committee, 2013 to To Present
  • Johns Hopkins University Hopkins Population Center Faculty Associate, 2005 to To Present
  • Elected Member, Bloomberg School of Public Health Service Faculty Senate,, 2012 to 2014
  • Member, Bloomberg School of Public Health Service Assistant-Professor Luncheon Group, 2012 to To Present
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Departmental Committee on Academic Standards, 2013 to 2015
  • Committee Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Graduate Student Committee Member,
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Family Health Working Group, 2013 to 2014
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CHAD), 2005 to To Present
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Population and Health (PH) Track faculty member,, 2005 to To Present
  • Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Doctoral Admissions Committee, faculty member, 2011 to 2013
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Doctoral Committee,, 2011 to 2013
  • Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service PFRH Junior Faculty Development Group, 2013 to To Present
  • Member, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Family Working Group, 2006 to 2011
  • Other, Department of Population, Family, & Reproductive Health Service Biosocial Working Group, Founder, 2006 to 2011
  • Representative, The Pennsylvania State University – Department of Human Development and Family Studies Faculty Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Member, The Pennsylvania State University – Department of Human Development and Family Studies Steering Committee, 1999 to 2005

Courses Taught

  • Comments: Instructor, Summer 2013
  • Comments: Instructor, Winter 2012-2013
  • Comments: Guest lecturer, Spring 2012 & 2013
  • Comments: Guest Lecturer, Spring 2012 & 2013
  • Comments: Comp exam prep, guest lecturer, 2012
  • Comments: Guest Lecturer, Winter 2006 – 2010
  • Comments: Guest Lecturer, Winter 2008 & 2009.
  • Comments: Co-Instructor, Fall 2007 (7 enrolled); Winter 2009 (4 enrolled).
  • Comments: Co-Instructor, Fall 2005 (4 enrolled), Fall 2006 (5 enrolled), Fall 2007 (10 enrolled), Fall 2008 (4 enrolled)
  • Comments: Instructor, Spring 2003 & 2004; Teaching Assistant, Spring & Fall 2002
  • Comments: Instructor, Summer 2004 & 2005; Teaching Assistant and Section Instructor, Spring 2005.
  • Comments: Instructor, Summer 2005.
  • Comments: Teaching Assistant, Fall 1999.