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1 WALLIS E. ADAMS Department of Sociology & Anthropology Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA EDUCATION Ph.D. Sociology, Northeastern University, expected 2018 Dissertation: Recovery and Reentry: Multiple Stigmas and Professionalization Within Forensic Peer Support Committee: Alisa Lincoln (chair), Ineke Marshall, Phil Brown, and Jeff Draine (Temple University) M.P.H. Health Education and Promotion, California State University Northridge, With Distinction, 2011 B.A. Gender and Women s Studies, Oberlin College, 2004 AREAS OF INTEREST Mental Health; Intersectional Stigma; Community Inclusion and Integration; Criminology; Reentry; Medical Sociology; Professionalization; Mixed Methods; In Depth Interviews PUBLICATIONS Peer Reviewed Journal Articles: 2017 Lincoln, A., Adams, W., Eyllon, M., Garverich, S, Prener, C., Griffith, J., Paasche- Orlow, M., and Hopper, K. The Double Stigma of Limited Literacy and Mental Illness: Examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health services users. Society and Mental Health. 7(3): Guzzardo, M., Adams, W., Todorova, I., and Falcon, L. Harmonizing traditional beliefs with new realities: Social support experiences of Puerto Ricans with disabilities. Sage Open. 7(2) Guzzardo, M., Adams, W., Todorova, I., and Falcon, L. Resonating sentiments on Puerto Rican identity through poetry: Voices of the diaspora. Qualitative Inquiry. 22(5): Guzzardo, M., Todorova, I., Adams, W., and Falcon, L. Half here, half there : Dialogical selves among older Puerto Ricans of the diaspora. Journal of Constructive Psychology. 29(1): Adams 1

2 2015 Adams, W., Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M., and Falcon, L. The problem here is that they want to solve everything with pills : Medication use and identity among Mainland Puerto Ricans. Sociology of Health and Illness. 37(6): Adams, W., Todorova, I., and Falcon, L. Puerto Rican Victimization and Crime on the Mainland: The Role of Acculturation. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 37(1): Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M., Adams, W., and Falcon, L. Gratitude and Longing: Meanings of Health in Aging for Puerto Rican Adults in the Mainland. Journal of Health Psychology. 20(12): Chapters in Edited Volumes: 2016 Lincoln, A., and Adams, W. Understandings of community among people using publicly funded community mental health services. Pp in Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 17: 50 Years after Deinstitutionalization: Mental Illness in Contemporary Communities. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Manuscripts in Preparation: Forensic Peer Specialists: Employment, Roles, Activities and Benefits To be submitted to Psychiatric Services Contextualizing Intersectional Stigmas: Multiple Meanings of Mental Illness and Criminal Justice System Involvement To be submitted to Social Science and Medicine Medication Use and Stigma Among Public Mental Health Service Users To be submitted to Psychological Services Limited Literacy Among Public Mental Health Services Users To be submitted to Psychiatric Services AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS External: 2018 Howard Kaplan Award in Medical Sociology American Sociological Association 2013 Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award, Honorable Mention Aging and Public Health Section, American Public Health Association 2010 Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship in Health Education, Graduate Level Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Internal: 2017 Graduate Dissertation Research Grant College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University Adams 2

3 2016 Graduate Student Research Award Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, Northeastern University 2016 Summer Research Grant Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University 2016 Graduate Student Conference Travel Award Graduate Student Government, Northeastern University 2014 Graduate Student Conference Travel Award Graduate Student Government, Northeastern University PRESENTATIONS Conference Oral Presentations: 2018 Adams, W.* Understanding Experiences of Forensic Peer Support Training and Work. Paper to be presented (November) at the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA Adams, W.* I m a Professional Drug Addict and Drunk : Peer Support s Challenge to Professionalism and Expert Knowledge. Paper to be presented (August) at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, PA Adams, W.* The Development and Practice of Forensic Peer Support. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD Adams, W.*, Arford, T., Eyllon, M., Garverich, S., Prener, C., Lincoln, A. Multiple Stigmas: The co-occurrence of stigma associated with mental illness and limited literacy. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Prener, C., Eyllon, M. Adams, W., Arford, T., Garverich, S. Griffith, J., Guyer, M., Johnson, P., Paasche-Orlow, M., Rosenfeld, L., and Lincoln, A. Examining Literacy among People with Serious Mental Illness: Reading, aural and numeracy. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Adams, W.*, Garverich, S., and Lincoln, A. Meaning and Management of Psychiatric Medication Among Public Mental Health Service Users. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference, Seattle, WA Lincoln, A., and Adams, W.*. The Role of Literacy in Addressing Needs of People with Disability. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY. Adams 3

4 2015 Lincoln, A., Garverich, S., Adams, W., Arford, T., Nykiel, S., Paasche-Orlow, M., Prener, C. and Rosenfeld, L. Examining literacy and potential related factors in public urban mental health service users. Paper presented at the Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, MD Adams, W.*, Prener, C., Garverich, S., Arford, T., Lincoln, A. Understandings of Community and Subjective Social Status Among People Using Public Community Mental Health Centers. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA Adams, W.*, Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M., and Falcon, L. The problem here is that they want to solve everything with pills : Differentiating and integrating multiple meanings of medication. Paper presented at the British Sociological Association, Leeds, UK Adams, W.*, Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M., and Falcon, L. The problem here is that they want to solve everything with pills : Integrating embodied and cultural meanings of medication. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M., Adams, W., and Falcon, L. I don t have any complaints : Meanings of health in aging for Puerto Rican adults in the US Mainland. Paper presented to the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, Bradford, UK Jimenez, M., Adams, W., and Falcon, L. The Effects of Labor Market Experiences and the Migration Processes on Health Outcomes for Older Puerto Ricans. Paper presented to the International Labour Process Conference, New Brunswick, NJ Adams, W.* International sex tourism: How techniques of neutralization are utilized on the web to facilitate a global concern. Paper presented to American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL George, S., Philips, R., McDavitt, B., Adams, W. and Mutchler, M. "The Cellular Generation and a New Risk Environment: Implications for Texting-Based Sexual Health Promotion Interventions among Minority Young Men Who Have Sex with Men" Paper presented at the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL Mutchler, M., George, S., McDavitt, B., Philips, R., and Adams, W. Sleeping and texting with my phone: Implications for mental health and sexual health promotion among black and Latino young men who have sex with men. Invited Presentation at the Second International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Adams 4

5 Conference Sessions: 2016 Lincoln, A., Garverich, S., Paasche-Orlow, M., Rosenfeld, L., Griffith, J., Eyllon, M., Prener, C., Nykiel, S., Adams, W., and Hopper, K. Examining Limited Literacy in the Lives of People with Mental Illness: Unexamined barriers to treatment, recovery and participation. Special Session presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Conference Posters: 2016 Eyllon, M., Lincoln, A., Garverich, S., Adams, W., Prener, C., Griffith, J., Paasche- Orlow, M., and Hopper, K. The Double-Stigma of Limited Literacy and Mental Illness: Examining barriers to recovery and participation among public mental health service users. Poster presented at the Mental Health Awareness Conference at Columbia University, New York, NY Garverich, S., Prener, C., Adams, W., Lincoln, A., Examining literacy among public urban mental health service users. Poster presented at the Institute on Psychiatric Services conference, New York, NY Guzzardo, M., Todorova, I., Adams, W., and Falcon, L. I don t have any complaints : Meanings of health in aging for Puerto Rican adults in the US Mainland. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association s Annual Meeting, Boston, MA Adams, W.* Intimate partner violence, social support, and exposure to network and community level crime. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association s Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Conference Roundtables 2018 Adams, W.* Pockets of People : Forensic Peer Support in Pennsylvania. Roundtable to be presented at American Sociological Association (August), Philadelphia, PA Adams, W.* Crime and Puerto Ricans on the Mainland: The Role of Acculturation and Mental Health. Roundtable presented at American Sociological Association, New York, NY Adams, W.*, Pescador, M., and Falcon, L. The Impact of Labor Market Experiences on Allostatic Load for Older Puerto Ricans. Roundtable Presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems annual conference, New York, NY. * Indicates primary presenter Adams 5

6 Departmental Presentations: 2017 Formulating and Conducting Dissertation Research Graduate Student Proseminar, Department of Sociology, Northeastern 2016 Urban Inequalities: Theory and Research Intellectual Events Committee, Department of Sociology, Northeastern Public Talks: 2017 Forensic Peer Specialists Massachusetts Department of Mental Health TEACHING EXPERIENCE Boston University, Department of Sociology Fall 2017 Instructor Sociology of Mental Illness Spring 2014 Instructor Sociology of Mental Illness Northeastern University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Summer 2017 Instructor Research Methods in Sociology Spring 2016 Instructor Law and Social Justice Spring 2013 Teaching Assistant Health and Society Fall 2012 Teaching Assistant Sociology of Violence Spring 2012 Teaching Assistant Introduction to Sociology Fall 2011 Teaching Assistant Statistical Analysis Framingham State University, Department of Sociology and Criminology Spring 2015 Instructor Social Deviance Fall 2014 Instructor Social Deviance California State University, Northridge, Department of Health Sciences Spring 2011 Teaching Associate Biostatistics Lab Fall 2010 Teaching Associate Biostatistics Lab RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Graduate Research Fellow Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, Northeastern University. The Meaning and Impact of Limited Literacy in the Lives of People with Serious Mental Illness (PI: Lincoln; NIMH funded RO1) Adams 6

7 Graduate Research Assistant Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Social and Environmental Context of Cardiovascular Risk in Puerto Rican Adults (Co-PI: Falcon; NHLBI funded P50) Research Assistant AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) Community Based Research Program, California State University Dominguez Hills. Sex-Drugs & HIV (PI: Mutchler; NIDA funded RO3); Evaluating the acceptability of cell phonebased sexual health communication (PI: Mutchler; Charles Drew Univ. funded) SERVICE University Service Institutional Grant Review 2017 Graduate Thesis/ Dissertation Research Grant Office of the Provost, Northeastern University Departmental Service Graduate Student Rep Graduate Student Rep Graduate Student Rep Forum Co-Organizer 2012 Student President Intellectual Events Committee Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Northeastern University MPH Community Advisory Committee Department of Health Sciences, CSU Northridge Health Education Faculty Committee Department of Health Sciences, CSU Northridge The Sociology of Health and Wellness: A Dialogue of Scholars Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Northeastern University Master of Public Health (MPH) Student Association Department of Health Sciences, CSU Northridge Adams 7

8 Community Service Committee Member 2017 Trial Court Peer Committee Community Justice Project, Boston, MA PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Sociological Association American Public Health Association Society for the Study of Social Problems [Updated July 2018] Adams 8