Dr. Eisman's research interests include adolescent and emerging adult health, substance use and violence prevention, socioecological and strength-based theoretical frameworks, community intervention and evaluation research, implementation science, quantitative methodology and mixed-methods research.
- Ph.D., Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, 2014
- M.P.H., Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, 2011
- M.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis, 1996
- B.A., Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Research Interests & Projects
Her current work and ongoing projects focus on the following areas: 1) multi-level risk and protective factors associated with positive and negative outcomes among youth, 2) intervention research, 3) mixed-method approaches to studying implementation, 4) translating evidence-based interventions into community settings for youth, and 5) university-community collaborations.
- Lee D.B., Eisman A.B., Stoddard S.A., Peckins M.K., Goldstick J., Hsieh H. F., Velazquez, J. M., Zimmerman,
M. A. (in press). Racial discrimination and cortisol in African American emerging
adults: The role of neighborhood racial composition. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
- Eisman A.B., Lee D.B, Hsieh H.-F., Stoddard S.A., Zimmerman M.A. (in press). More Than Just Keeping
Busy: The Protective Effects of Organized Activity Participation on Violence and Substance
Use Among Urban Youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
- Ngo Q., Eisman A.B., Walton M., Kusunoki Y., Chermack S., Singh V., Cunningham R.M. (in press). Emergency
Department Alcohol Intervention: Effects on Dating Violence and Depression. Pediatrics.
- Eisman A.B., Epstein-Ngo Q., Kusunoki Y., Bonar E. E., Zimmerman M.A., Cunningham R.M., Walton
M.A. (in press). Sexual Violence Victimization Among Youth Presenting to an Urban
Emergency Department: The Role of Violence Exposure in Predicting Risk. Health Education and Behavior.
- Morrel-Samuels S., Rupp L., Eisman A.B., Miller A., Stoddard S.A., Franzen S., Hutchinson P., Zimmerman M.A. (in press).
Measuring the Implementation of Youth Empowerment Solutions. Health Promotion Practice.
- Savolainen J., Eisman A.B., Mason W.A. (2018). Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Psychological Deficits: Pathways
from Early Cumulative Risk to Late-Adolescent Criminal Conviction. Journal of Adolescence, 65:16-24
- Zimmerman M.A., Eisman A.B., Reischl T.M., Morrel-Samuels S., Stoddard S., Miller A.L., Hutchinson P., Franzen
S., Rupp L. (2018). Youth Empowerment Solutions: Evaluation of an after-school program
to engage middle school students in community change. Health Education and Behavior, 45(1): 20-31.
- Eisman A.B., Stoddard S.A., Bauermeister J.A., Caldwell C.H., Zimmerman M.A. (2018). Organized Activity Participation and Relational Aggression: The Role of Positive Youth Development. Violence and Victims, 33(1): 91-108.
- Ranney M.L., Goldstick J.G., Eisman A.B., Carter P.M., Walton M.A., Cunningham R.M. (2017). Effects of a Brief ED-Based Alcohol and Violence Intervention on Depressive Symptoms. Gen Hosp Psych, May, 46:44-48.