Alisa Lincoln

Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology
education Ph.D., 1998, Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University
Mailing address 521 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Selected Publications

Peer Review Journal Articles (*indicates student co-author)

Lincoln, A., *Shepherd, A., Johnson, P.L., & Castaneda-Sceppa, C. Resistance training improves depression and health related quality of life among Hispanic older adults with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, In- press.

Gradus, J., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorenson, H.T., Lash, T. Sexual Victimization and Completed Suicide among Danish Female Adults.

Accepted for Publication, Violence Against Women.

Smith, M., Lincoln, A. Social Capital Across the Life course: An Application to

Maternal and Child Mental Health, American Journal of Public   Health, In-press.

Woolley, S.B., Fredman, L., Goethe, J.W., Lincoln, A.K., Heeren, T. (2010). Hospital Patients’ Perceptions during Treatment and Early Discontinuation of Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 30:6; 716-719.

Gradus, J., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorenson, H.T., Lash, T. (2010) Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Completed Suicide in Danish Adults., Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 16:12; 2158-2161.

Gradus, J., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorenson, H.T., Lash, T. (2010). Post traumatic Stress Disorder and Completed Suicide in the Adult Population of Denmark. American Journal of Epidemiology. 171(6). 721-727.

Gradus, J., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorenson, H.T., Lash, T. (2010). Adjustment Disorder and Completed Suicide. Clinical Epidemiology. 2:23-28.

Gradus, J., Qin, P., Lincoln, A.K., Miller, M., Lawler, E., Sorenson, H.T., Lash, T. (2010). Acute Stress Reaction and Completed Suicide. International Journal of Epidemiology. 1-7.

Todorova, I., Tucker, K., Price, L., Lincoln, A., & Falcon, L.M.(2010) Perceived discrimination, psychological distress and health,, Sociology of Health and Illness. 32:6; 843-861.

Ellis, H., *MacDonald, H., Klunk-Gillis, J., Lincoln, A., Strunin, L., & Cabral, H. (2010).

Experiences of discrimination among Somali youth in the US: The role of acculturation and gender. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 80:4; 564-575.

Ellis, H., Lincoln, A., *Charney, M., *Ford-Paz, R., Benson, M., & Strunin, L. (2010).

Mental health service utilization of Somali adolescents: Religion, community, and school as gateways to healing. Transcultural Psychiatry. 47:5; 789-811.

Lincoln, A., White, A., *Aldsworth, C., Johnson, P., & Strunin, L. (2010)  Observing the work of an urban safety-net psychiatric emergency room: Managing the unmanageable.  Sociology of Health and Illness;32(3):437-451.

Lincoln, A., *Plachta-Elliot, S., & *Espejo, D. (2009). Coming in, staying in: Qualitative interviews with chronically homeless, dually-diagnosed, residents of a safe haven shelter. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Vol 79(2), Apr 2009, 236-243.

Dorfman, D., Trokel, M., Lincoln, A., & Mehta, S. (2010). Increased prevalence of behavioral risks among adolescent and young adult women with psychological distress in the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 26:2; 93-98.

Lincoln, A., *Espejo, D., Johnson, P., et al. (2009). BMC ACCESS Project: The development of an enhanced safe haven shelter., Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.36:478-491.

Woolley, S., Fredman, L., Goethe, J., Lincoln, A.K., & Heeren, T. (2008). Headache complaints and the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors in community dwelling adults: Results from the ECA study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 196:11; 822-828.

Lincoln, A., *Espejo, D., Johnson, P., Paasche-Orlow, M., *Webber, T., Speckman, J., & White, R. (2008). Limited literacy and psychiatric disorders: An examination of literacy among users of an urban safety-net hospital behavioral health clinic. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 96(9).

Ellis, H.,*Macdonald, H. Z., Lincoln, A., & Cabral, H. (2008). The association of trauma, immigration factors and post-resettlement stressors with posttraumatic stress symptoms in Somali adolescent Refugees. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 76(2), 184-193.

Piwowarczyk, L., Keane, T., & Lincoln, A. (2008).  HUNGER: The silent epidemic among asylum seekers and resettled refugees. International Migration, 46(1), 59-77.

Ellis, B.H., *Keating, M.K., Yusuf, S., Lincoln, A., & Nur, A. (2007). Ethical research in refugee communities and the use of community participatory methods. Transcultural Psychiatry., 44(3), 459-481.

Lincoln, A., Liebshutz, J., Chernoff, M., Nguyen, D., & Amaro, H. (2006). The Development and validation of a brief screen for co-occurring disorder among women entering substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Policy, 1(26).

Koenen, K., Lincoln, A., & *Appleton, A. (2006). Women’s status and child well-being: A state-level analysis. Social Science and Medicine 63, 2999-3012.

Lincoln, A., Paasche-Orlow, M., Cheng, D. et al. (2006). The impact of health literacy on depressive symptoms and mental health-related quality of life. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21, 818-822.

Lincoln, A. (2006). Psychiatric emergency room decision-making, social control, and the

‘Undeserving Sick’. Sociology of Health and Illness. 28 (1), 54-75.

Shanahan, C., Lincoln, A., Horton, N., Saitz, R., Winter, M., & Samet, J. (2005).

Relationship of depressive symptoms and mental health to repeat detoxification.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 29(2), 117-123.

Lincoln, A., & Allen, M. (2002). The influence of collateral informants on psychiatric emergency service disposition and access to inpatient care. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 6, 93-101.

Fisher, W.H., Barreira, P.J., Lincoln, A.K., Simon, L.J., White, A.W., Roy-Bujnowski, K., & Sudders, M. (2001). Insurance status and length of stay for involuntarily hospitalized patients. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 28(3), 334-346.

Fisher, W.H., Barreira, P.J., Geller, J.L., White, A.W., Lincoln, A.K., & Sudder, M. (2001). Long-stay patients in state psychiatric hospitals at the end of the 20th century. Psychiatric Services, 52(8), 1051-1056.

Schwartz, S., Lincoln, A., & Levav, I. (1997). Is menstrual cycle a confounder in psychiatric research? Psychological Medicine, 27(6), 1435-1441.

Allen, M.H., Lincoln, A. (1995). Emergency psychiatric review: Police involvement and

PES decision making, Emergency Psychiatry, Fall; 55.

Book Chapters and Reviews

Blum, L., & Lincoln, A. (2010). DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, July 2010; vol. 39, 4: pp. 421-423.

Hopper, K., & Lincoln, A. (2009).  Participation in public mental health research: A conceptual framework and report from practice. In Wallcroft (ed.), Schrank (ed.) and Amering (ed.) Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Wiley-Blackwell.

Delman, J. & Lincoln, A. (2009). Service users as paid researchers.  In Wallcroft (ed.), Schrank (ed.) and Amering (ed.) Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Wiley-Blackwell.

Lincoln, A. (2009). Psychiatric emergency room decision-making, social control and the ‘undeserving sick’. In McLoed (ed.) and Wright (ed.) The Sociology of Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Reader. Oxford University Press.

Manuscripts Under Review (* indicates student co-author)

Dominguez, S., Lincoln, A.K., Barriers to Opportunity: Psychological Distress among Women Relocated Through the Moving to Opportunity Program. Under review, City and Community.

Prener, C., Lincoln, A.K., Complex Care: Negotiated Order in Emergency Medical Services Work. Under review, Journal of Work and Occupations.

Selected Honors & Awards

2011  Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Recognition Award for Supporting Transition Aged Youth

2009  Sociology Graduate Student Mentorship Award, Northeastern University

Boston University School of Public Health Teaching Award, Spring 2007. Awarded for SB780: Social Factors and Mental Health.

2007  Massachusetts Department of Health Commissioner’s Award for Research for the Boston Community Academic Mental Health Partnership (B-CAMHP)

2005  Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Commissioner’s Treatment Distinguished Service Award.  Awarded to the BMC ACCESS Project (PI: Lincoln) May 20, 2005.

NIH Loan Repayment Program in Health Disparities Research, 2005-2009, 2010

1999  Award   for   Best   Dissertation,   Mental   Health   Section   of   the   American Sociological Association.

1997  The Eugene Litwak Prize, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia School of Public Health – for excellence in the preparation of a dissertation research proposal

Professional Associations & Affiliations

2008  Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Urban Mental Health Research, Boston Medical Center

2008  Expert Advisory Panel Member, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Health Mapping Project

2007  Scientific Advisory Committee to the New York State Office of Mental Health, Center for the Study of Recovery in Context

2000  Member, American Public Health Association, Mental Health Section

1997  Member, American Sociological Association, Sections on Sociology of Mental Illness and Medical Sociology

1997 – 1998  Student Representative to the Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association

1989 – 1992  Massachusetts Women and Substance Abuse Task Force Member, Massachusetts Department of Public Health