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Harold E. Briggs

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Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Specialties
Evidenced-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Management, Clinical Social Work Practice and Social Work Administration and Management in Community-Based Organizations

Research Interests
Confirmatory factor analysis of cultural specific measures, intervention and model development








Harold E. Briggs

Director of Research Expansion

Ph.D., Social Development/Social Treatment, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
A.M.., Social Treatment, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
B.A., Sociology, Morehouse College

Harold E. Briggs has worked extensively on how mental health, substance abuse treatment, and child welfare systems service providers use evidence to improve child, adult, and family well-being. He is a leader in the development of psychological measures of African American well-being and has led psychometric studies of homophobia and fear of AIDS, as well as research concerning the perception of the African American experience and engaging African Americans in mental health services.

Dr. Briggs has been involved in community and system change efforts that have benefited community-based organizations of color. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Briggs has sought to train community members to be leaders and facilitators of community change efforts, so as to promote community self-governance and transformation.

Selected publications

Briggs, H. E., Sharkey, C. N., & Briggs, A. C. (2016). The contributions of applied behavior analysis and behavioral theory to innovative research and practice cultures in social work. Journal of Evidence Informed Social Work. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2015.1086710.

Briggs, H. E., Cox, W., Sharkey, C., Briggs, A. C., & Black, M. (2016). A review of the research on Pinkston’s single parent training program. Research on Social Work Practice 26(1), 128-144. doi: 10.1177/1049731515592033

Briggs, H. E., Cox, W., Sharkey, Corley, N., Briggs, A. C., Black, M. (2015). The role of the behavioral perspective in model development research with single parent families. Children and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10560-015-0428-y