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Oklahoma State University

Lana Beasley

Lana Beasley

Associate Professor

328D Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-6882
Fax: 405-744-6344

lana.beasley@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology
M.A. University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology
B.S. Oklahoma State University Psychology

Expertise

I also conduct mixed-methods research in the area of adaptation of treatments for diverse populations and examining engagement and attrition of high-risk families. I have been involved with several grants involving a program of research developing, implementing, evaluating, and expanding evidence-based home visiting programs serving high-risk populations. I was able to receive training in field clinical research, including facilitating relationships with field and state agencies, managing large databases, and creating reports for funding agencies. I have worked on research involving randomized clinical trials, child death review data, retrospective reviews of child abuse reports, and program evaluation. I hold expertise in qualitative and mixed-methods research.

Publications

Beasley, L.O., Silovsky, J.F., Ridings, L.E, Smith, T., & Owora, A.H. (2014). Understanding program
engagement and attrition in child abuse prevention: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Family Strengths.

Bigfoot, D.S., Beasley, L.O., Beach, S., & Willmon-Haque (in press). The status of mental health with American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Youth. Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity in Child/Adolescent Mental Health

Bigfoot, D.S. & Beasley, L.O. (2014). Cultural enhancement of mental health services for American Indian children. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advisor, 26, 17-19.

Beasley, L.O., Silovsky, J., Owora, A., Burris, L., Hecht, D., DeMoraes-Huffine, P., Cruz, I., & Tolma, E. (2014). Mixed-methods feasibility study on the cultural adaptation of a child abuse prevention model. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 1496-1507.

Bigfoot, D. S., Beasley, L.O., & Willis, D.J. (2013). Child maltreatment in Indian country. American Indians at Risk.

Owora, A., Silovsky, J.F., Beasley, L.O., Demoraes-Huffine, P., & Cruz, I. (2012). Lessons learned from adaptation and evaluation of home visitation services for Latino communities. International Public Health Journal, 4, 251-262.

Owora, A., Silovsky, J.F., Beasley, L.O., Demoraes-Huffine, P., & Cruz, I. (2012). Lessons learned from adaptation and evaluation of home visitation services for Latino Communities. Building community capacity: Minority and Immigrant Populations, New York: Nova Science Publishers (pp. 105-116).(Reprint of Owora, Silovsky, Beasley, Demoras-Huffine, & Cruz, 2012, International Public Health Journal, 4, 251-262)

Silovsky, J.F., Bard, D., Chaffin, M., Hecht, D., Burris, L., Owora, A., Beasley, L., Doughty, D. (2011). Prevention of child maltreatment in high-risk rural families: A randomized clinical trial with child welfare outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1435-1444.

Courses Taught

Family Dynamics HDFS  3443

 Awards & Recognition

  • 2015; 2011 NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Grant
  • 2015; 2013 Oklahoma State University - Psychology Department Outstanding Faculty Member
  • 2012 APA Division 37 Section Program Chair
  • 2011 NIH Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services Fellow
  • 2011 NIDA American Indian/Alaska Native Mentorship Program

Grants

  • Beasley, L. (PI) Prevention of Child Maltreatment. NIH Pediatric LRP Grant. (2011-2013; 2015-2016), National Institutes of Health.
  • Bard, D. (PI), Silovsky, J, Beasley, L. (Investigators). Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Competitive Grant Program. (2011-2017), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). ($4,000,000)
  • Bard, D. (PI), Hecht, D., Beasley, L. (Investigators). Oklahoma State Department of Health Home Visiting Pilot Project. (2014-2017), Oklahoma State Department of Health. ($1,045,897)
  • Process and Implementation Evaluation of Community-Based Services for Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth - Tribal and Non-tribal. (2014-2017). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.($700,000)
  • Process and Implementation Evaluation of Community-Based Services for Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth. (2013-2015). Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.($795,084)