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    Benjamin Henwood, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Social Work
    SchoolSchool of Social Work
    DepartmentSocial Work
    AddressATT T1400
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-1400
    Phone+1 213 821 6449
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      Benjamin Henwood is a licensed clinical social worker who has served as an administrator, clinician and researcher for organizations serving adults experiencing homelessness and serious health conditions, including mental illness, physical disease and addiction. He helped start and served as the clinical director for Pathways to Housing, Inc., a Housing First agency in Philadelphia, where he also served as the principal investigator of clinical research that sought to develop more effective models of integrating primary and behavioral health care.

      Henwood received a dissertation-training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and is a co-investigator of the five-year, NIMH-funded New York Recovery Study of homeless adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse. He is also the lead evaluator of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servcies Administration grant to expand Housing First services in the state of Vermont.

      As an assistant professor at the USC School of Social Work, Henwood will continue his ongoing research agenda on the complex service environment for individuals with serious mental illnesses who have experienced homelessness. He is currently involved in the evaluation of Los Angeles County’s integrated physical and behavioral health care initiative, where his task is to develop a measure of integration that can be used across diverse organizational settings.


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      2011New Investigator Award, National Institute of Mental Health
      New York University 2011Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship
      National Institute of Mental Health2008Kirschstein Pre-Doctoral Fellow
      New York University2005Graduate Fellowship
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee1999Peltz Excellence in Philosophy
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1997Graduate Fellowship

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      1. Henwood B, Lahey J, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Wenzel SL. Examining the health status of homeless adults entering permanent supportive housing. J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Jun 17; 1-4. PMID: 28633500.
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      2. Siantz E, Henwood B, Gilmer T. Peer Support in Full-Service Partnerships: A Multiple Case Study Analysis. Community Ment Health J. 2017 Jul; 53(5):542-549. PMID: 28190178.
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      3. Siantz E, Henwood B, Xu Z, Sarkin A, Gilmer T. Health Care Decisions among Mental Health Services Consumers in San Diego County: Implications for Integrated Care. Health Soc Work. 2017 02 01; 42(1):48-56. PMID: 28395070.
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      4. Winetrobe H, Wenzel S, Rhoades H, Henwood B, Rice E, Harris T. Differences in Health and Social Support between Homeless Men and Women Entering Permanent Supportive Housing. Womens Health Issues. 2017 May - Jun; 27(3):286-293. PMID: 28153741.
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      5. Gilmer T, Henwood B, McGovern N, Hurst S, Burgdorf J, Innes-Gomberg D. Health Outcomes and Costs Associated with the Provision of Culturally Competent Services for Underrepresented Ethnic Populations with Severe Mental Illness. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2017 Jan 03. PMID: 28050652.
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      6. Vanderlip ER, Henwood B, Hrouda DR, Meyer PS, Monroe-DeVita M, Studer LM, Schweikhard AJ, Moser LL. Systematic Literature Review of General Health Care Interventions Within Programs of Assertive Community Treatment. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Mar 01; 68(3):218-224. PMID: 27903142.
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      7. Padgett DK, Henwood B, Tsemberis S. Response to Review of Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Dec 01; 67(12):1385. PMID: 27903173.
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      8. Byrne T, Henwood B, Scriber B. Residential Moves Among Housing First Participants. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 22. PMID: 27658671.
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      9. Wenzel SL, Rhoades H, Harris T, Winetrobe H, Rice E, Henwood B. Risk behavior and access to HIV/AIDS prevention services in a community sample of homeless persons entering permanent supportive housing. AIDS Care. 2017 May; 29(5):570-574. PMID: 27654072.
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      10. Padgett DK, Tiderington E, Smith BT, Derejko KS, Henwood B. Complex Recovery: Understanding the Lives of Formerly Homeless Adults with Complex Needs. J Soc Distress Homeless. 2016; 25(2):60-70. PMID: 28439191.
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      11. Stanhope V, Choy-Brown M, Tiderington E, Henwood B, Padgett DK. Case Manager Perspectives on the Role of Treatment in Supportive Housing for People with Severe Mental Illness. J Soc Social Work Res. 2016; 7(3):507-525. PMID: 28163830.
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      12. Gilmer TP, Henwood B, Goode M, Sarkin AJ, Innes-Gomberg D. Implementation of Integrated Health Homes and Health Outcomes for Persons With Serious Mental Illness in Los Angeles County. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Oct 01; 67(10):1062-1067. PMID: 27181732.
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      13. Henwood B, Byrne T, Scriber B. Examining mortality among formerly homeless adults enrolled in Housing First: An observational study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Dec 04; 15:1209. PMID: 26634243; PMCID: PMC4669629.
      14. Kriegel LS, Henwood B, Gilmer TP. Implementation and Outcomes of Forensic Housing First Programs. Community Ment Health J. 2016 Jan; 52(1):46-55. PMID: 26438288.
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      15. Henwood B. Commentary on Somers et al. (2015): Housing First--a platform for recovery? Addiction. 2015 Oct; 110(10):1615-6. PMID: 26350712.
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      16. Gilmer TP, Stefancic A, Henwood B, Ettner SL. Fidelity to the Housing First Model and Variation in Health Service Use Within Permanent Supportive Housing. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Dec 01; 66(12):1283-9. PMID: 26325459.
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      17. Henwood B, Stefancic A, Petering R, Schreiber S, Abrams C, Padgett DK. Social Relationships of Dually Diagnosed Homeless Adults Following Enrollment in Housing First or Traditional Treatment Services. J Soc Social Work Res. 2015 Sep; 6(3):385-406. PMID: 26635919.
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      18. Henwood B, Dichter H, Tynan R, Simiriglia C, Boermer K, Fussaro A. Service use before and after the provision of scatter-site Housing First for chronically homeless individuals with severe alcohol use disorders. Int J Drug Policy. 2015 Sep; 26(9):883-6. PMID: 26123896.
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      19. Tran Smith B, Padgett DK, Choy-Brown M, Henwood B. Rebuilding lives and identities: The role of place in recovery among persons with complex needs. Health Place. 2015 May; 33:109-17. PMID: 25817939.
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      20. Henwood B, Derejko KS, Couture J, Padgett DK. Maslow and mental health recovery: a comparative study of homeless programs for adults with serious mental illness. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015 Mar; 42(2):220-8. PMID: 24518968; PMCID: PMC4130906.
      21. Henwood B, Matejkowski J, Stefancic A, Lukens JM. Quality of life after housing first for adults with serious mental illness who have experienced chronic homelessness. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 15; 220(1-2):549-55. PMID: 25129560.
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      22. Henwood B, Katz ML, Gilmer TP. Aging in place within permanent supportive housing. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Jan; 30(1):80-7. PMID: 24737594.
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      23. Whitley R, Henwood B. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: reframing inequities experienced by people with severe mental illness. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2014 Mar; 37(1):68-70. PMID: 24660952.
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      24. Henwood B, Padgett DK, Tiderington E. Provider views of harm reduction versus abstinence policies within homeless services for dually diagnosed adults. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2014 Jan; 41(1):80-9. PMID: 23404076; PMCID: PMC3675178.
      25. Stanhope V, Henwood B. Activating people to address their health care needs: learning from people with lived experience of chronic illnesses. Community Ment Health J. 2014 Aug; 50(6):656-63. PMID: 24337522.
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      26. Henwood B, Cabassa LJ, Craig CM, Padgett DK. Permanent supportive housing: addressing homelessness and health disparities? Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S188-92. PMID: 24148031; PMCID: PMC3908899.
      27. Stefancic A, Henwood B, Melton H, Shin SM, Lawrence-Gomez R, Tsemberis S. Implementing housing first in rural areas: pathways Vermont. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S206-9. PMID: 24148038; PMCID: PMC3969120.
      28. Padgett DK, Smith BT, Derejko KS, Henwood B, Tiderington E. A picture is worth . . . ? Photo elicitation interviewing with formerly homeless adults. Qual Health Res. 2013 Nov; 23(11):1435-44. PMID: 24122520; PMCID: PMC3992880.
      29. Matejkowski J, Lee S, Henwood B, Lukens J, Weinstein LC. Perceptions of health intervene in the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and quality of life for individuals in supportive housing. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct; 40(4):469-75. PMID: 23702613.
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      30. Henwood B, Shinn M, Tsemberis S, Padgett DK. Examining Provider Perspectives within Housing First and Traditional Programs. Am J Psychiatr Rehabil. 2013 Oct; 16(4):262-274. PMID: 24659925.
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      31. Henwood B, Whitley R. Creating a recovery-oriented society: research and action. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 47(7):609-10. PMID: 23814151.
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      32. Henwood B, Stanhope V, Brawer R, Weinstein LC, Lawson J, Stwords E, Crossan C. Addressing chronic disease within supportive housing programs. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2013; 7(1):67-75. PMID: 23543023; PMCID: PMC4545239.
      33. Padgett DK, Smith BT, Henwood B, Tiderington E. Life course adversity in the lives of formerly homeless persons with serious mental illness: context and meaning. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2012 Jul; 82(3):421-30. PMID: 22880980; PMCID: PMC3422756.
      34. Tiderington E, Stanhope V, Henwood B. A qualitative analysis of case managers' use of harm reduction in practice. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Jan; 44(1):71-7. PMID: 22520277.
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      35. Henwood B, Padgett DK, Smith BT, Tiderington E. Substance Abuse Recovery after Experiencing Homelessness and Mental Illness: Case Studies of Change Over Time. J Dual Diagn. 2012 Jan 01; 8(3):238-246. PMID: 22962547.
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      36. Padgett DK, Henwood B. Moving into the fourth decade of ACT. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jun; 62(6):605. PMID: 21632727.
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      37. Henwood B, Weinstein LC, Tsemberis S. Creating a medical home for homeless persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 May; 62(5):561-2. PMID: 21532088.
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      38. Henwood B, Stanhope V, Padgett DK. The role of housing: a comparison of front-line provider views in housing first and traditional programs. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2011 Mar; 38(2):77-85. PMID: 20521164; PMCID: PMC3571623.
      39. Carson Weinstein L, Henwood B, Cody JW, Jordan M, Lelar R. Transforming assertive community treatment into an integrated care system: the role of nursing and primary care partnerships. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb; 17(1):64-71. PMID: 21659296; PMCID: PMC3956588.
      40. Weinstein LC, Henwood B, Matejkowski J, Santana AJ. Moving from street to home: health status of entrants to a housing first program. J Prim Care Community Health. 2011 Jan 01; 2(1):11-5. PMID: 23804656.
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      41. Padgett DK, Stanhope V, Henwood B, Stefancic A. Substance use outcomes among homeless clients with serious mental illness: comparing Housing First with Treatment First programs. Community Ment Health J. 2011 Apr; 47(2):227-32. PMID: 20063061; PMCID: PMC2916946.
      42. Padgett DK, Henwood B. Obtaining large-scale funding for empowerment-oriented qualitative research: a report from personal experience. Qual Health Res. 2009 Jun; 19(6):868-74. PMID: 19429771.
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      43. Stanhope V, Henwood B, Padgett DK. Understanding service disengagement from the perspective of case managers. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Apr; 60(4):459-64. PMID: 19339320.
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      44. Padgett DK, Henwood B, Abrams C, Drake RE. Social relationships among persons who have experienced serious mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness: Implications for recovery. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2008 Jul; 78(3):333-9. PMID: 19123752.
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      45. Padgett DK, Henwood B, Abrams C, Davis A. Engagement and retention in services among formerly homeless adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse: voices from the margins. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2008; 31(3):226-33. PMID: 18194950.
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      46. Henwood B, Padgett DK. Reevaluating the self-medication hypothesis among the dually diagnosed. Am J Addict. 2007 May-Jun; 16(3):160-5. PMID: 17612818.
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