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1 Margarita Villagrana, PhD, MSW School of Social Work 5500 Campanile Drive, HH#119 San Diego, CA Education and Training 2009 Arizona State University Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Disparities National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities 2008 University of Southern California Ph.D. in Social Work 2000 California State University, Long Beach Master of Social Work 1992 California State University, Northridge B.A. in Psychology Academic Appointments 2014 present Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Part-time Faculty University of Southern California, School of Social Work Virtual Academic Center Adjunct Assistant Professor California State University, Northridge, Department of Social Work Professional Experience Chief, Research and Evaluation Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA Chief Research Analyst 1

2 Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA Children s Social Worker Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA Children s Social Worker Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA Awards and Research Grants/Fellowships 2018 Principal Investigator Summer Undergraduate Research Program Outstanding Faculty Award School of Social Work College of Health and Human Services Undergraduate Professor of the Year 2016 Principal Investigator Summer Undergraduate Research Program Principal Investigator Knowledge and Perceptions of Mental Health Services and Help-Seeking Steps among Foster Care Alumni in the Utilization of Mental Health Services University Grants Program Principal Investigator Mental Health Service Use by Caregivers for the Children under their Care R36 National Institute of Mental Health Dissertation Completion Fellowship Graduate School University of Southern California Research Fellowship Council on Social Work Education/National Institute of Mental Health Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services Research Fellowship 2

3 School of Social Work University of Southern California Publications *Student Co-Author Villagrana, M. (Revised & Resubmit). Foster care alumni s perception of mental health services received while in foster care. Social Work in Mental Health. Villagrana, M. (Under Review). Foster care alumni s perception of mental health services while in foster care: A focus on the mental health provider and therapeutic process. Children and Youth Services Review. Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (Under Review). Racial/Ethnic disparities in treatment completion for youths with and without a psychiatric comorbidity. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (Under Review). Youth substance abuse treatment completion: Impact of referral source and prior treatment episodes. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Villagrana, M., *Guillen, C., *Macedo, V., & Lee, S. (2018). Perceived self-stigma in the utilization of mental health services in foster care and post foster care among foster care alumni. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2018). Parental influence on adolescent cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use: A focus on race/ethnicity and age. Journal of Child and Adolescent Social Work, 35, Lee, S., Siyon, R., & Villagrana, M. (2018). Change in delinquency over time between youth with and without a maltreatment experience: Attachment and the school s role. Children and Youth Services Review, 86, Villagrana, M. (2017). Racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use for older foster youth and foster care alumni. Journal of Child and Adolescent Social Work, 34, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2017). Racial and ethnic differences in referral source for substance abuse treatment admissions for youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26, Lee, S., & Villagrana, M. (2015). Differences in risk and protective factors between crossover and non-crossover youth in juvenile justice. Children and Youth Services Review, 58, Villagrana, M., & Palinkas, L.A. (2012). Caregivers endorsement of barriers to mental health services for children and youth in child welfare. Journal of Family Social Work, 15,

4 Villagrana, M. (2010). Mental health services for children and youth in the child welfare system: A focus on caregivers as gatekeepers. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, Schneiderman, J.U., & Villagrana, M. (2010). Meeting children s mental and physical health needs in child welfare: The importance of caregivers. Social Work in Health Care, 49, Villagrana, M. (2010). Pathways to mental health services for children and youth in the child welfare system: A focus on social workers referral. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27, Peer Review Conference Presentations *Student Co-Author Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (Under Review). Foster Care Alumni s Perception of Psychotropic Medication Use While in Foster Care. Poster submitted to the 23 rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA January 16-20, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (Under Review). Foster Care Alumni s Perceptions of Mental Health Service Receipt While in Foster Care: A Focus on the Impact of the Mental Health Services Provider Characteristics. Poster submitted to the 23 rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA January 16-20, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2018). Youth substance abuse treatment completion: Impact of prior treatment episodes. Poster presented at the 126 th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA August 9-12, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2018). Psychiatric comorbidity in youth substance abuse treatment completion. Poster presented at the 126 th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA August 9-12, Lee, S., & Villagrana, M. (2017). Predictors of recidivism among Asian adolescents. Paper accepted for presentation at the 63 rd Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX October 19-22, *Ramirez, J., Villagrana, M., & *Elling, T. (2017). Mental health services for foster youth: impact of service delivery. Poster presented at the 125 th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C. August 3-6, *Devermann, K.C., Villagrana, M., & *Ramirez, J. (2017). Former foster youth perception of psychotropic medication. Poster accepted for presentation at the 125 th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C. August 3-6,

5 Villagrana, M., & *Guillen, C. (2017). Perceived stigma in the utilization of mental health services among foster care alumni. Poster presented at the 21 st Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA January 11-15, Villagrana, M., & *Guillen, C. (2017). Former foster youth s perception of mental health service receipt while in foster care. Poster presented at the 21 st Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA January 11-15, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2015). Mental health services for children and youth in child welfare. Paper presented at the 61 rd Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO October 15-18, Lee, S., & Villagrana, M. (2015). Child placement between homeless mothers with a childhood history of foster care. Paper presented at the 61 rd Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Denver, CO October 15-18, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2015). Time to recidivism among delinquent youth: A focus on gender differences in age of onset and risk and protective factors. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA January 14-18, Villagrana, M., & Lee, S. (2015). Mental health services for children and youth in child welfare: A focus on contact for services vs. actual service provision. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA January 14-18, Lee, S., & Villagrana, M. (2015). Dually supervised youth and non-dually supervised youth: Factors affecting recidivism. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA January 14-18, Villagrana, M., Knott, T., & Hoe, M. (2014). Racial/ethnic differences in mental health service use by foster youth aging out: Who uses and who continues to use after care? Paper presented at the 18 th Annual Society of Social Work and Research Conference, San Antonio, TX January 15-19, Villagrana, M., Marsiglia, F., & Kulis, S. (2010). Parental influence in internalizing and externalizing behaviors among Latino adolescents. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA August 12-15, Villagrana, M., Marsiglia, F., & Kulis, S. (2010). Gender and biculturalism in mental health outcomes of Mexican/Mexican-American adolescents. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA August 12-15,

6 Villagrana, M. (2010). Mental health services for children in the child welfare system: A focus on caregivers as gatekeepers. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research, San Francisco, CA January 14-17, Villagrana, M., Palinkas, L., Barrio, C., & Landsverk, J. (2007). Type of caregiver and the use of mental health services for children. Poster presented at the 19th NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research, Washington, D.C., July 23-24, Villagrana, M., Hines, A., & Hoe, M. (2007). Pathways into mental health services for children and youth in the child welfare system: A focus on court and child welfare social workers. Paper accepted for presentation at the 21st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA, January 22-26, Villagrana, M., & Hines, A. (2006). Factors associated with mental health utilization for children in foster care. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Chicago, Illinois, February 16-19, Villagrana, M., & Hines, A. (2006). Case characteristics, referral, and mental health service utilization by children in foster care. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, Villagrana, M. (2005). System level factors in the utilization of mental health services by children in foster care. Paper presented at the 13 th Annual Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, New Orleans, LA., June 15-18, Villagrana, M., & Hoe, M. (2005). Mental health utilization of children in the child welfare system. Poster presented at the 113th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington D.C., August 18-21, Villagrana, M., & Aranda, M. (2005). Latino children in foster care: A conceptual model of mental health service use. Paper presented at the 51 st Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, New York, N.Y., February 26-March 1, Villagrana, M. (2004). Mental health service use for foster care Latino children. Poster presented at the 112 th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, July 28-August 2, Teaching and Instructional Activities Courses Taught (Master s Level): Social Work Seminar: Child Welfare Capstone, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017,

7 Courses Taught (Undergraduate Level): Research Methods, Fall 2018 Generalist Social Work Practice I, Fall 2015, 2016, 2017 Generalist Social Work Practice II, Spring 2017, 2018 Child Welfare Elective, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018 Master Thesis and Equivalent Committees: Tiffany Ku, Public Health (Committee Member), Completed May 2015 Madeline Cross, Public Health (Committee Member), Completed May 2015 Hieu Ha, Public Health (Committee Member), Completed May 2015 Charles Robertson, Public Health (Committee Member), Completed May 2015 Social Work Publishable Paper Option: Krystal Devermann, Title IV-E MSW (Chair), Spring 2017 Jessica Ramirez, Title IV-E MSW (Chair), Spring 2017 University of Southern California Courses Taught (Master s Level): Social Work Research, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 California State University, Northridge Courses Taught (Master s Level): Capstone Project, Spring 2014 Advance Skills in Program Evaluation and Research, Fall 2012, 2013 Introduction to Research Methods, Spring 2013 Generalist Social Work Practice in Multicultural Settings, Fall 2013 University, College, and School Service SDSU General Education Reform Committee, present Direct Practice Committee, BSW Committee, 2016 present MSW Program Admissions Committee, Mentor, SDSU PUMP (Provost s Undergraduate Mentoring Program), 2016 present Judge, Annual Research Symposium, Spring 2015, Spring 2018 Professional Service Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2014 present Journal of Social Work Education, Reviewer, 2016 present Journal of Child and Families Studies, Reviewer, 2014 present California Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program, Selection Committee, 2016 present Council on Social Work Education, Abstract Reviewer,

8 Journal of Social Work in the Global Community, Editorial Board Member, Latina Researchers Network, Professional Development Committee Member, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Child Abuse and Neglect Journal, 2012 Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 2010 Professional Affiliations Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) American Psychological Association (APA) 8