Faculty Profile

Thomas M. Reischl, PhD

Thomas M. Reischl, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • Evaluation Director, Prevention Research Center
  • 3714 SPH I
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Dr. Reischl was previously on the faculty in the Psychology Department at Michigan State University (1987-1998) and at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (1998-2000).

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Psychology, St. Olaf College

Dr. Reischl's research interests focus on the development and the evaluation of community-based public health programs, violence prevention programs, and obesity prevention programs. He is interested in conducting process and outcome evaluation studies that are collaborative, responsive, and client-centered. Recent and current projects include:

  • Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center
    Sponsor: CDC
  • Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES)
    Sponsor: CDC, NIH
  • HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention, & Education (HOPE)
    Sponsor: CDC
  • Practices to Reduce Infant Mortality through Equity (PRIME)
    Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan -- Building Healthy Communities
    Sponsor: Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
  • Head Start Exposure and Changes in Children's Body Mass Index
    Sponsor: NIH

  • Krusky, A.M., Heinze, J.E., Reischl, T.M., Aiyer, S.M., Franzen, S.P., Zimmerman, M.A. (In Press). The effects of produce gardens on neighborhoods: A test of the greening hypothesis in a post-industrial city. Landscape and Urban Planning.
  • Farrell, AD, Henry, D, Bradshaw, C, and Reischl, TM. (In Press). Design Strategies for Evaluating the Impact of Comprehensive Prevention Programs: Examples from the CDC Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. Journal of Primary Prevention.
  • Lumeng, JC, Kaciroti, N, Sturza, J, Krusky, A, Miller, AL, Peterson, KE, Lipton, R, and Reischl, TM. (In Press). Changes in body mass index associated with Head Start participation. Pediatrics
  • Aiyer, SM, Zimmerman, MA, Morrel-Samuels, S, Reischl, TM. (In Press). From broken windows to busy streets: A community empowerment perspective. Health Education and Behavior.
  • Reischl, T.M., Krusky, A.M., Zimmerman, M.A., Aiyer, S.M., Kruger, D.J., Franzen, S.P., Lipton, R. (In Press). Assessing physical disorder in urban neighborhoods: Reliability and validity of the Parcel Maintenance Observation Tool Journal of Community Psychology
  • Goldstick, J., Brenner, A., Lipton, R., Mistry, R., Aiyer, S., Reischl, T., and Zimmerman, M. (In Press). A spatial analysis of heterogeneity in the link between alcohol outlets and assault victimization: Differences across victim sub-populations Violence and Victims
  • Goldstick, J., Lipton, R., Carter, P., Stoddard, S., Newton, M., Reischl, T., Zimmerman, M., Walton, M., and Cunningham, R.C. (In Press). The effect of neighborhood context on the relationship between substance misuse and weapons aggression in urban adolescents seeking ED care. Substance Use and Misuse
  • Morrel-Samuels, S., Zimmerman, M.A., Reischl, T.M (2013). Creating Safe and Healthy Futures: Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center Reclaiming Children and Youth, 22 (3), 31-36.
  • Reischl, TM, Zimmerman, MA, Morrel-Samuels, S, Franzen, SP, Faulk, M, Eisman, AB, and Roberts, E (2011). Youth Empowerment Solutions for Violence Prevention Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 22, 581-600.
  • Hurd, N.M., Zimmerman, M.A., Reischl, T.M. (2011). Role model behavior and youth violence: A study of positive and negative effects Journal of Early Adolescence, 31, 323-354.

  • American Psychological Association: Society for Community Research and Action
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Evaluation Association