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    Michael Hurlburt, PhD

    TitleDirector, Doctoral Programs of The School of Social Work, Associate Professor of Social Work
    SchoolSchool of Social Work
    DepartmentSocial Work
    AddressMRF Sdac
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-0411
    Phone+1 858 675 0167
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      MICHAEL HURLBURT is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. His career is devoted to scholarship that advances research and conceptually guided strategies for improving the reach and impact of behavioral health interventions designed to improve the relationships and emotional health of children and families, with an emphasis on maltreatment prevention.
      With support from a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) career development award, his initial work in clinical epidemiology helped to provide a uniquely detailed understanding of services that families receive in mental health and child welfare settings. That work moved the dialogue about empirically supported interventions beyond a focus only on the use of specific, fully-packaged intervention models and into a space where it is possible to communicate about common elements (content and techniques) of such programs and the degree to which existing services match with such elements. Hurlburt currently conducts research examining processes for implementing practice innovations in mental health and child welfare settings and has written theoretical articles that provide a framework for understanding forces that influence dissemination, implementation and sustainment of practice innovations. His current R01 tests a theory-guided process for implementation of a maltreatment prevention program. The implementation approach is designed to transition expertise to local community providers and accommodate locally relevant practice adaptation.
      With support from a social innovations grant from the USC Price School of Public Policy, Hurlburt chairs a research-practice collaborative in San Diego County focused on local community-based primary maltreatment prevention, building on his expertise in parenting interventions and strategies for community-based implementation. He reviews for more than a dozen leading journals in social work, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics and health services research. He regularly serves as an expert for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and national scientific organizations in Europe. In 2012, he was recognized as Public Citizen of the Year by the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for his research, service and mentorship of students and other faculty.


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      National Association of Social Workers - California Chapter 2012State Public Citizen of the Year Award
      National Association of Social Workers - San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter2012Public Citizen of the Year Award
      Division 37, American Psychological Association (The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practic2011Invited Presidential Symposium speaker
      Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2005Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement
      National Institute of Mental Health 2001Career Development Award
      1995Best Student Paper Award
      Center for Research in Language, University of California, San Diego1993 - 1994National Institute of Health training grant recipient
      National Science Foundation 1991Honorable mention, Masters thesis
      Center for Research in Language, University of California, San Diego1990 - 1992National Institute of Health training grant recipient
      University of California, Santa Barbara1990High Honors

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      1. Brimhall KC, Fenwick K, Farahnak LR, Hurlburt M, Roesch SC, Aarons GA. Leadership, Organizational Climate, and Perceived Burden of Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health Services. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Sep; 43(5):629-39. PMID: 26152770.
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      2. Sang J, Cederbaum JA, Hurlburt M. Sexual intercourse among adolescent daughters of mothers with depressive symptoms from minority families. J Adolesc. 2016 Aug; 51:81-91. PMID: 27326541.
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      3. Chaffin M, Hecht D, Aarons G, Fettes D, Hurlburt M, Ledesma K. EBT Fidelity Trajectories Across Training Cohorts Using the Interagency Collaborative Team Strategy. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Mar; 43(2):144-56. PMID: 25586878.
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      4. Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Heneghan AM, Zhang J, Kerker B, Landsverk J, Horwitz SM. For Better or Worse? Change in Service Use by Children Investigated by Child Welfare Over a Decade. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 16(3):240-6. PMID: 26851614.
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      5. Finno-Velasquez M, Cardoso JB, Dettlaff AJ, Hurlburt M. Effects of Parent Immigration Status on Mental Health Service Use Among Latino Children Referred to Child Welfare. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Feb 1; 67(2):192-8. PMID: 26467910.
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      6. Kerker BD, Zhang J, Nadeem E, Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Heneghan A, Landsverk J, McCue Horwitz S. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health, Chronic Medical Conditions, and Development in Young Children. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 15(5):510-7. PMID: 26183001.
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      7. Heneghan A, Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Kerker BD, Landsverk J, Horwitz SM. Health-risk behaviors in teens investigated by u.s. Child welfare agencies. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May; 56(5):508-14. PMID: 25744208.
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      8. Aarons GA, Ehrhart MG, Farahnak LR, Hurlburt M. Leadership and organizational change for implementation (LOCI): a randomized mixed method pilot study of a leadership and organization development intervention for evidence-based practice implementation. Implement Sci. 2015; 10(1):11. PMID: 25592163.
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      9. Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Heneghan AM, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Landsverk J, McCue Horwitz S. Health Status and Type of Out-of-Home Placement: Informal Kinship Care in an Investigated Sample. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Nov-Dec; 14(6):559-64. PMID: 25439154.
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      10. Hurlburt M, Aarons GA, Fettes D, Willging C, Gunderson L, Chaffin MJ. Interagency Collaborative Team Model for Capacity Building to Scale-Up Evidence-Based Practice. Child Youth Serv Rev. 2014 Apr; 39:160-168. PMID: 27512239.
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      11. Horwitz SM, Hurlburt M, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Palinkas LA, Rolls-Reutz J, Zhang J, Fisher E, Landsverk J. Exploration and Adoption of Evidence-based Practice by US Child Welfare Agencies. Child Youth Serv Rev. 2014 Apr 1; 39:147-152. PMID: 24659841.
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      12. Aarons GA, Fettes DL, Hurlburt M, Palinkas LA, Gunderson L, Willging CE, Chaffin MJ. Collaboration, negotiation, and coalescence for interagency-collaborative teams to scale-up evidence-based practice. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2014; 43(6):915-28. PMID: 24611580.
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      13. Horwitz SM, Hurlburt M, Heneghan A, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Landsverk J, K Stein RE. Persistence of Mental Health Problems in Very Young Children Investigated by US Child Welfare Agencies. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6):524-30. PMID: 24238678.
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      14. Sang J, Cederbaum JA, Hurlburt M. Parentification, Substance Use, and Sex among Adolescent Daughters from Ethnic Minority Families: The Moderating Role of Monitoring. Fam Process. 2014 Jun; 53(2):252-66. PMID: 24749937.
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      15. Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Heneghan AM, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Silver EJ, Fisher E, Landsverk J, Horwitz SM. Chronic conditions among children investigated by child welfare: a national sample. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):455-62. PMID: 23420907.
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      16. Heneghan A, Stein RE, Hurlburt M, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Fisher E, Landsverk J, Horwitz SM. Mental health problems in teens investigated by U.S. child welfare agencies. J Adolesc Health. 2013 May; 52(5):634-40. PMID: 23375826.
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      17. Hurlburt M, Nguyen K, Reid J, Webster-Stratton C, Zhang J. Efficacy of the Incredible Years group parent program with families in Head Start who self-reported a history of child maltreatment. Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Aug; 37(8):531-43. PMID: 23306144.
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      18. Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Bailey SL, Hurlburt M, Zhang J, Snowden LR, Wulczyn F, Landsverk J, Horwitz SM. Evaluating child welfare policies with decision-analytic simulation models. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 Nov; 39(6):466-77. PMID: 21861204.
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      19. Horwitz SM, Hurlburt M, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Heneghan AM, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Fisher E, Landsverk J, Stein RE. Mental health services use by children investigated by child welfare agencies. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov; 130(5):861-9. PMID: 23045565.
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      20. McCue Horwitz S, Hurlburt M, Heneghan A, Zhang J, Rolls-Reutz J, Fisher E, Landsverk J, Stein RE. Mental health problems in young children investigated by u.s. Child welfare agencies. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Jun; 51(6):572-81. PMID: 22632617.
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      21. Schneiderman JU, Leslie LK, Hurlburt M, Zhang J, Horwitz SM. Caregiver reports of serious injuries in children who remain at home after a child protective services investigation. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb; 16(2):328-35. PMID: 21086154.
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      22. Schneiderman JU, Hurlburt M, Leslie LK, Zhang J, Horwitz SM. Child, caregiver, and family characteristics associated with emergency department use by children who remain at home after a child protective services investigation. Child Abuse Negl. 2012 Jan; 36(1):4-11. PMID: 22265905.
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      23. Horwitz SM, Hurlburt M, Cohen SD, Zhang J, Landsverk J. Predictors of placement for children who initially remained in their homes after an investigation for abuse or neglect. Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Mar; 35(3):188-98. PMID: 21489626.
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      24. Palinkas LA, Horwitz SM, Chamberlain P, Hurlburt M, Landsverk J. Mixed-methods designs in mental health services research: a review. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Mar; 62(3):255-63. PMID: 21363896.
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      25. Palinkas LA, Aarons GA, Horwitz S, Chamberlain P, Hurlburt M, Landsverk J. Mixed method designs in implementation research. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2011 Jan; 38(1):44-53. PMID: 20967495.
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      26. Aarons GA, Hurlburt M, Horwitz SM. Advancing a conceptual model of evidence-based practice implementation in public service sectors. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2011 Jan; 38(1):4-23. PMID: 21197565.
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      27. Hurlburt M, Chamberlain P, DeGarmo D, Zhang J, Price JM. Advancing prediction of foster placement disruption using Brief Behavioral Screening. Child Abuse Negl. 2010 Dec; 34(12):917-26. PMID: 21035187.
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      28. Garland AF, Brookman-Frazee L, Hurlburt M, Accurso EC, Zoffness RJ, Haine-Schlagel R, Ganger W. Mental health care for children with disruptive behavior problems: a view inside therapists' offices. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Aug; 61(8):788-95. PMID: 20675837.
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      29. Hurlburt M, Garland AF, Nguyen K, Brookman-Frazee L. Child and family therapy process: concordance of therapist and observational perspectives. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2010 May; 37(3):230-44. PMID: 19902347.
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      30. Stahmer AC, Hurlburt M, Horwitz SM, Landsverk J, Zhang J, Leslie LK. Associations between intensity of child welfare involvement and child development among young children in child welfare. Child Abuse Negl. 2009 Sep; 33(9):598-611. PMID: 19818496.
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      31. Garland AF, Hurlburt M, Brookman-Frazee L, Taylor RM, Accurso EC. Methodological challenges of characterizing usual care psychotherapeutic practice. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2010 May; 37(3):208-20. PMID: 19757021.
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      32. Kolko DJ, Hurlburt M, Zhang J, Barth RP, Leslie LK, Burns BJ. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents referred for child welfare investigation. A national sample of in-home and out-of-home care. Child Maltreat. 2010 Feb; 15(1):48-63. PMID: 19564628.
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      33. Garland AF, Hawley KM, Brookman-Frazee L, Hurlburt M. Identifying common elements of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for children's disruptive behavior problems. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 May; 47(5):505-14. PMID: 18356768.
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      34. Knapp PK, Hurlburt M, Kostello EC, Ladd H, Tang L, Zima BT. Child sociodemographic characteristics and common psychiatric diagnoses in medicaid encounter data: are they valid? J Behav Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct; 33(4):444-52. PMID: 17115286.
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      35. Stahmer AC, Leslie LK, Hurlburt M, Barth RP, Webb MB, Landsverk J, Zhang J. Developmental and behavioral needs and service use for young children in child welfare. Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):891-900. PMID: 16199698.
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      36. Leslie LK, Hurlburt M, James S, Landsverk J, Slymen DJ, Zhang J. Relationship between entry into child welfare and mental health service use. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Aug; 56(8):981-7. PMID: 16088016.
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      37. Zima BT, Hurlburt M, Knapp P, Ladd H, Tang L, Duan N, Wallace P, Rosenblatt A, Landsverk J, Wells KB. Quality of publicly-funded outpatient specialty mental health care for common childhood psychiatric disorders in California. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005 Feb; 44(2):130-44. PMID: 15689726.
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      38. Hurlburt M, Leslie LK, Landsverk J, Barth RP, Burns BJ, Gibbons RD, Slymen DJ, Zhang J. Contextual predictors of mental health service use among children open to child welfare. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004 Dec; 61(12):1217-24. PMID: 15583113.
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      39. Leslie LK, Hurlburt M, Landsverk J, Barth R, Slymen DJ. Outpatient mental health services for children in foster care: a national perspective. Child Abuse Negl. 2004 Jun; 28(6):699-714. PMID: 15193856.
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      40. Leslie LK, Weckerly J, Landsverk J, Hough RL, Hurlburt M, Wood PA. Racial/ethnic differences in the use of psychotropic medication in high-risk children and adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Dec; 42(12):1433-42. PMID: 14627878.
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      41. Leslie LK, Hurlburt M, Landsverk J, Rolls JA, Wood PA, Kelleher KJ. Comprehensive assessments for children entering foster care: a national perspective. Pediatrics. 2003 Jul; 112(1 Pt 1):134-42. PMID: 12837879.
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      42. Lewczyk CM, Garland AF, Hurlburt M, Gearity J, Hough RL. Comparing DISC-IV and clinician diagnoses among youths receiving public mental health services. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2003 Mar; 42(3):349-56. PMID: 12595789.
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      43. Yeh M, McCabe K, Hurlburt M, Hough R, Hazen A, Culver S, Garland A, Landsverk J. Referral sources, diagnoses, and service types of youth in public outpatient mental health care: a focus on ethnic minorities. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2002 Feb; 29(1):45-60. PMID: 11840904.
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      44. Hurlburt M, Hough RL, Wood PA. Effects of substance abuse on housing stability of homeless mentally Ill persons in supported housing. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Jul; 47(7):731-6. PMID: 8807687.
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      45. Davies-Netzley S, Hurlburt M, Hough RL. Childhood abuse as a precursor to homelessness for homeless women with severe mental illness. Violence Vict. 1996; 11(2):129-42. PMID: 8933709.
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