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Shauna P. Acquavita, PhD, MSW

Professor

MSW Program Director

Education/Credentials
  • Post Doctoral : Johns Hopkins University (Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit)
  • Doctoral: University of Maryland, Baltimore (Social Work)
  • Master's Degree: University of Pittsburgh (Mental Health Specialization)
  • Bachelor's Degree : Pennsylvania State University (Rehabilitation Services Education)
Contact Information
Research Interests

Integrated health and maternal and child health

Peer Reviewed Publications

Acquavita, S. P., Smith, R., Van Loon, R. A., Brehm, B., Kim, K., Diers, T. 2021. Training health professional students in adolescent SBIRT using an online module Journal of Research & Practice in College Teaching, 6 1, 67

Acquavita, Shauna P; Richardson, George B; Smith, Rachel; Van Loon, Ruth Anne; Brehm, Bonnie; Kim, Karissa; Diers, Tiffiny 2021. Outcomes of an interprofessional SBIRT training program: Knowledge attainment and perceived competence for practice. Substance abuse, 42 4, 935-943

Acquavita, S. P., Lee, B., Levy, M., Holmes, C., Sacco, P., Harley, D. 2020. Preparing Master of Social Work Students for Interprofessional Practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, ,

Acquavita, S. P., Lee, B., Levy, M., Holmes, C., Sacco, P., Harley, D. 2020. Preparing Master of Social Work Students for Interprofessional Practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, ,

Richardson, G., Smith, R., Linnea, L.*, & Acquavita, S. P. 2020. Structure and longitudinal invariance of the Short Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 115 ,

Richardson, G., Smith, R., Linnea, L., & Acquavita, S. P. 2020. Structure and longitudinal invariance of the Short Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 115 ,

Richardson, George B; Smith, Rachel; Lowe, Linnea; Acquavita, Shauna P 2020. Structure and longitudinal invariance of the Short Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perception Questionnaire. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 115 , 108041

Acquavita, S. P. 2019. How social work can address the tobacco epidemic Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 20 1, 82-87

Acquavita, S. P., Van Loon, R.A., Smith, R., Brehm, B., Diers, T., Kim, K. Barker, A. 2019. The SBIRT Interprofessional Curriculum and Field Model. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 19 1-2, 10

Acquavita, Shauna P; Krummel, Debra A; Talks, Alexandra; Cobb, Alexandra; McClure, Erin 2019. Assessing the Digital Divide Among Low-Income Perinatal Women: Opportunities for Provision of Health Information and Counseling. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, 25 1, 48-54

Doarn, Charles R; Vonder Meulen, Mary Beth; Pallerla, Harini; Acquavita, Shauna P; Regan, Saundra; Elder, Nancy; Tubb, Matthew R 2019. Challenges in the Development of e-Quit worRx: An iPad App for Smoking Cessation Counseling and Shared Decision Making in Primary Care. JMIR formative research, 3 1, e11300

Punches, Brittany E; Johnson, Kimberly D; Acquavita, Shauna P; Felblinger, Dianne M; Gillespie, Gordon L 2019. Patient perspectives of pregnancy loss in the emergency department. International emergency nursing, 43 , 61-66

Warner, L. Acquavita, S. P. 2019. Introduction to the Special Issue: The Use of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment by Social Workers. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 19 1-2, 1

Punches, B., Gillespie, G., Acquavita, S., Johnson, K., Felblinger, D 2018. A review of the management of pregnancy loss in the Emergency Department Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44 2, 146-155

Acquavita, Shauna P; Talks, Alexandra; Fiser, Kayleigh 2017. Facilitators and Barriers to Cigarette Smoking While Pregnant for Women With Substance Use Disorders. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 19 5, 555-561

DiNitto, D. M. 2017. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An Interview with Dr. Shauna Acquavita, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, , 224-235

Punches, B., Johnson, K., Acquavita, S., Felblinger, D., Gillespie, G 2017. Barriers to research recruitment of women experiencing a pregnancy loss in the Emergency Department Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 39 4, 280-287

Acquavita, S. P., Stershic, S. Talks, A. & Sherman, K 2016. Pregnant women with substance use disorders: The intersection of history, ethics, and advocacy Social Work in Healthcare, 55 10, 843-860

McCarthy, Michael J; Craddock, Wendi S; Acquavita, Shauna P; Black, Kalyn 2016. A mixed-methods study of smoking attitudes and behaviors among dual-smoker stroke survivor-caregiver dyads. Journal of health psychology, , 1359105316667797

Acquavita, S. P. & Tice, C 2015. Social Work Doctoral Education: Examining the Past to Prepare for the Future Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34 7, 846 - 860

Acquavita, Shauna P; Lewis, Maya A; Aparicio, Elizabeth; Pecukonis, Edward 2014. Student perspectives on interprofessional education and experiences. Journal of allied health, 43 2, e31-6

Acquavita, Shauna P; McClure, Erin A; Hargraves, Daniel; Stitzer, Maxine 2014. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among smokers and non-smokers receiving outpatient substance abuse treatment. Addictive behaviors, 39 12, 1718-22

McClure, E. A., Acquavita, S. P., Harding, E., Stitzer, M. L 2014. Utilization of community technology by patients enrolled in substance abuse treatment Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 129 2, 145-150

McClure, Erin A; Acquavita, Shauna P; Dunn, Kelly E; Stoller, Kenneth B; Stitzer, Maxine L 2014. Characterizing smoking, cessation services, and quit interest across outpatient substance abuse treatment modalities. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 46 2, 194-201

Acquavita, S. P., & Tice, C 2013. Peer review in a social policy course: Lessons learned Advances in Social Work, 14 2, 629- 641

Acquavita, S. P., Stershic, S., Sharma, R., Stitzer, M. 2013. Client Incentives versus Contracting and Staff Incentives: How Care Continuity Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment can improve Residential to Outpatient Transition Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45 , 55-62

Acquavita, S. P., Tice, C. 2013. Peer Review in a social policy course: Lessons learned Advanced in Social Work, 14 , 2

Acquavita, S.P., Stershic, S., Sharma, R., Stitzer, M. 2013. Client Incentives versus Contracting and Staff Incentives: How Care Continuity Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment can Improve Residential to Outpatien Transition Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45 , 55-62

Acquavita, Shauna P; Stershic, Sandra; Sharma, Rajni; Stitzer, Maxine 2013. Client incentives versus contracting and staff incentives: how care continuity interventions in substance abuse treatment can improve residential to outpatient transition. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 45 1, 55-62

Chisolm, M., Fitzsimons, H., Leoutsakos, J. M., Acquavita, S., Heil, S., Wilson-Murphy, M., Tuten, M., Kaltenbach, K., Martin, P., Winklbaur, B., Jansson, L., Jones, H. 2013. A Comparison of Cigarette Smoking Profiles in Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Patients Receiving Methadone or Buprenorphine. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15 , 1297-1304

Chisolm, Margaret S; Fitzsimons, Heather; Leoutsakos, Jeannie-Marie S; Acquavita, Shauna P; Heil, Sarah H; Wilson-Murphy, Molly; Tuten, Michelle; Kaltenbach, Karol; Martin, Peter R; Winklbaur, Bernadette; Jansson, Lauren M; Jones, Hendrée E 2013. A comparison of cigarette smoking profiles in opioid-dependent pregnant patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine. Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 15 7, 1297-304

McClure, Erin A; Acquavita, Shauna P; Harding, Emily; Stitzer, Maxine L 2013. Utilization of communication technology by patients enrolled in substance abuse treatment. Drug and alcohol dependence, 129 1-2, 145-50

Pecukonis, E. V., Doyle, O., Acquavita, S. P., Aparicio, L., Vanidestine, T., O’Reilly, N. & Gibbons, M 2013. Interprofessional Leadership Training in MCH Social Work Health and Social Work, 52 7, 625-641

Pecukonis, E. V., Doyle, O., Acquavita, S. P., Aparicio, L., Vanidestine, T., O’Reilly, N. & Gibbons, M. 2013. Interprofessional Leadership Training in MCH Social Work. Health and Social Work, 52 7, 625-641

Acquavita, S. P., DeForge, B. D., Burry, C. L. & Boyd, S. J 2012. Individual and community predictors for maternal smoking in the city of Baltimore: What can be learned from a case control study Social Work in Health Care, 53 , 197-212

Acquavita, Shauna P; Deforge, Bruce R; Burry, Caroline Long; Boyd, Susan J 2012. Individual and community predictors of maternal smoking in the city of Baltimore: what can be learned from a predominantly minority case controlled study? Social work in health care, 51 3, 197-212

Chisolm, M. S., Acquavita, S. P., Kaltenbach, K., Winklbaur, B., Heil, S. H., Martin, P. R., Stine, S. M., Coyle, M., Leoutsakos, J. S., Tuten, M., Jansson, L. M., Backer, P. M., Jones, H. E. 2011. Cigarette smoking and neonatal outcomes in depressed and non-depressed opioid-dependent agonist-maintained pregnant patients Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment., 10 , 180 -187

Chisolm, Margaret S; Acquavita, Shauna P; Kaltenbach, Karol; Winklbaur, Bernadette; Heil, Sarah H; Martin, Peter R; Stine, Susan M; Coyle, Mara; Leoutsakos, Jeannie-Marie S; Tuten, Michelle; Jansson, Lauren M; Backer, Penina M; Jones, Hendrée E 2011. Cigarette Smoking and Neonatal Outcomes in Depressed and Non-Depressed Opioid-Dependent Agonist-Maintained Pregnant Patients. Addictive disorders & their treatment, 10 4, 180-187

Vandrey, R., Stitzer, M. L., Acquavita, S. P., & Stabile, P. 2011. Pay-for-performance in a community substance abuse clinic Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 41 , 193-200

Vandrey, Ryan; Stitzer, Maxine L; Acquavita, Shauna P; Quinn-Stabile, Patricia 2011. Pay-for-performance in a community substance abuse clinic. Journal of substance abuse treatment, 41 2, 193-200

Acquavita, S. P., Pittman, J., Gibbons, M., & Castellanos-Brown, K. 2009. Personal and organizational diversity factors’ impact on social workers’ job satisfaction: Results from a national internet-based survey Administration in Social Work , 33 , 151-166

Acquavita, Shauna P; Kauffman, Sandra S; Talks, Alexandra; Sherman, Kate . Pregnant women with substance use disorders: The intersection of history, ethics, and advocacy. Social work in health care, 55 10, 843-860

Acquavita, Shauna P; Lee, Bethany R; Levy, Michelle; Holmes, Cheryl; Sacco, Paul; Harley, Dana . Preparing Master of Social Work Students for Interprofessional Practice. Journal of evidence-based social work (2019), 17 5, 611-623

Punches, Brittany E; Johnson, Kimberly D; Acquavita, Shauna P; Felblinger, Dianne M; Gillespie, Gordon L . Barriers to Research Recruitment of Women Experiencing a Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department. Advanced emergency nursing journal, 39 4, 280-287