A Foundation of Strengths. A Vision of Justice. A Mission of Change.

Cheryl Holmes

Research Project Director
Primary office:
785.864.6493
Twente Hall, 5
Second office:
Twente Hall, 5



Summary

Cheryl Holmes, MPA, joined the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare in 2002 and now serves as Research Project Director. Using a community based approach, her work focuses on physical/behavioral health, health disparities, and working with rural and frontier populations, including migratory and seasonal agricultural workers.

Research

Using a community-based participatory approach, her work focuses on physical/behavioral health, health disparities, and working with rural and frontier populations, including migratory and seasonal agricultural workers.

Research Interests

  • Frontier and Rural
  • Health Disparities
  • Behavioral Health
  • Physical Health Across the Lifespan
  • Integrated Care

Service

2019 - present KU School of Social Welfare DEI Advisory Council

Migrant Workers in the U.S.: Harvesting Food, Building Healthy Communities (2018). See
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTBPfK0F-xM&feature=youtu.be

Selected Publications

Acquavita, S. P., B., L., Levy, M., Holmes, C., Sacco, P., & Harley, D. (2020). Preparing Master of Social Work Students for Interprofessional Practice [Journal Articles]. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. Published. https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2020.1781730
Cai, H., Spreckelmeyer, K., Mendenhall, A., Li, D., Holmes, C., & Levy, M. (2018). A regional survey on residents’ preferences on patient-centered medical home design in rural areas [Journal Articles]. Health Environments Research and Design Journal. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1937586718806866
Levy, M., Holmes, C., Mendenhall, A., & Grube, W. (2017). Engaging rural residents in patient-centered health care research [Journal Articles]. Patient Experience Journal, 4(1), 46–53.
Moore, W., Klem, A., Holmes, C., Holley, J., & Houchen, C. (2016). Community innovation network framework: A model for reshaping community identity [Journal Articles]. The Foundation Review, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.9707/1944-5660.1311
O’Brien, M., Holmes, C., Chapman, K., Rosen, M., Lee, J., & Crickard, E. (2015). Innovations in practice: Supporting parent and teen communication during outpatient psychotropic medication appointments. [Journal Articles]. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20(2), 107–111. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12076
Holmes, C., Levy, M., Smith, A., Pinne, S., & Neese, P. (2014). A model for creating a supportive trauma-informed culture for children in preschool settings [Journal Articles]. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1650–1659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-014-9968-6
O’Brien, M., Crickard, E., Lee, J., & Holmes, C. (2013). Attitudes and experience of youth and their parents with psychiatric medication and relationship to self-reported adherence [Journal Articles]. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(5), 567–575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-012-9526-x
O’Brien, M., Crickard, E., Rapp, C., Holmes, C., & McDonald, T. (2011). Critical issues for psychiatric medication shared decision making with youth and families [Journal Articles]. Families in Society, 92(3), 310–316.
Crickard, E., O’Brien, M., Rapp, C., & Holmes, C. (2010). Developing a framework to support shared decision making for youth mental health medication treatment [Journal Articles]. Community Mental Health Journal, 46(5), 474–481.
Bryson, S., Corrigan, S., McDonald, T., & Holmes, C. (2008). Characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorders who received services through community mental health centers [Journal Articles]. Autism, 12(1), 65–82.

Selected Presentations

Holmes, C., Gladney, S., Richard, T., & Reynolds, K. (3/4/2020). Partnering with Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers: Building Capacity for Healthcare Delivery and Research. Center for Migration Research Speaker Series. Lawrence, KS
Holmes, C., Gladney, S., Reid, E., & Uland, K. (9/20/2019). Engaging Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers in Healthcare Research. 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C
Holmes, C. (9/27/2019). Engaging Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Health Services and Research. 29th Annual Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health. Denver, CO
Holmes, C., Levy, M., & Mariscal, S. (9/27/2019). Exploring Research and Information Gaps for Serving MSAWs. 29th Annual Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health. Denver, CO
Bagwell-Gray, M., Holmes, C., & Chimwemwe Banda, L. (8/21/2019). Responding to Domestic Violence Among Child Welfare Involved Families. 2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit. Washington, D.C
Holmes, C., Gladney, S., Levy, M., Reid, E., & Uland, K. (2/21/2019). Engaging Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Healthcare Research. Research Impact Talks. Overland Park, KS
Hunter, E., Penick, E. C., Paolo, T., Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Matejkowski, J. (11/16/2017). An Interprofessional Collaboration between a Clinical Social Work Training Program and a Clinical Psychology Internship Program to Meet the Behavioral Healthcare Needs of Rural and Urban Underserved Populations. University of Kansas Medical Center's Faculty Academic Day & Interprofessional Preceptor Summit. Kansas City, KS
Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Boyd, C. (9/13/2017). Preparing the Behavioral Health Workforce for Integrated Care in Rural Communities. 2017 HRSA Virtual Behavioral Health Conference Lessons from the Field: Innovations in Behavioral Health Workforce Education, Training and Development. Virtual
Levy, M., Holmes, C., & Boyd, C. (3/14/2017). Preparing Master's Level Social Work Graduates for Integrated Behavioral Health. Sunflower Foundation Integrated Care Learning Collaborative. Topeka, KS
Grube, W., Mendenhall, A., Holmes, C., & Levy, M. (1/14/2017). Exploring Patient Centered Care in a Rural Context: The Relationship Between Rural Residents’ Age and Components of the Patient Centered Medical Home Model. Society for Social Work Research 21st Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA
Holmes, C., Levy, M., & Mendenhall, A. (10/7/2015). Rural Engagement to Enhance Patient Centered Care. PCORI Annual Conference. Washington, D.C
Moore, W., & Holmes, C. (4/14/2015). A Health Foundation’s Journey to Explore Rural Culture. National Rural Health Association Multiracial and Multicultural Conference. Philadelphia, PA
Klem, A., Holmes, C., & Moore, W. (4/16/2015). The Implementer’s Guide to Using Theory of Change with Rural Health Initiatives. National Rural Health Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA
Holmes, C., & Crickard, E. (7/19/2008). Increasing Inclusion in Research: Frontier and Rural Inclusion. In S.K. Corrigan (Chair) Shaping the System through Community Empowerment. 2nd Biennial World Conference of the Society for Korean Children and Youth Studies (KCYS). Lawrence, KS

Selected Grants

Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Health Research: Developing Capacity for PCOR. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) - Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. $240003.00. Submitted 4/1/2019 (9/1/2019 - 8/31/2021). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Engaging Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Healthcare Research. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). $250000.00. Submitted 12/12/2016 (3/1/2017 - 12/15/2018). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Rural Health Initiative Field Support. 16-047-OI-SSN. The REACH Healthcare Foundation. (1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016). Foundation. Status: Funded
RHI Field Support. 15-016-INT-SY-MU. The REACH Healthcare Foundation. (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015). Foundation. Status: Funded
Rural Health Initiative Field Support. 14-011-INT-SY-MU. The REACH Healthcare Foundation. (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Foundation. Status: Funded
Field Support for RHI Technical Assistance. 13-005-INT-SY-MU. The REACH Healthcare Foundation. (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013). Foundation. Status: Funded

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