Rosemarie Lillie Macias, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Psychology Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Education

Fellowship in Clinical & Community Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine, CT

Ph.D. Clinical & Community Psychology, Georgia State University, GA

M.A. Clinical & Community Psychology, Georgia State University, GA

B.A. Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX

About Rosemarie

R. Lillianne Macias is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of New Haven. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from Georgia State University, and completed a clinical fellowship and postdoc through Yale School of Medicine, home to one of the country’s foremost training programs in Clinical-Community Psychology. Her research interests include the adaptation and evaluation of culture-specific programs for Latinx and other underserved communities.

Lillie specializes in trauma-informed community-based prevention and practice. As a graduate of the research partnership between the national DV resource center Casa de Esperanza, she worked as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop the Community-Centered Evidence Based Practice (CCEBP) approach for domestic violence prevention.

Awards & Fellowships

John Warkentin Award for Outstanding Potential in Psychotherapy, 2015-2016
Georgia State University School of Arts and Sciences

Doctoral Fellowship in Trauma Intervention, 2014-2015
Georgia State University School of Arts and Sciences

American Psychological Association Division 27 Travel Award, 2012
Society for Community Research and Action

Grants

Community Foundation Grant, 2016

APA Association Division 27 Mini Research Grant (PI: Macias), 2014-2015

International Travel Grant, 2012
American Psychological Association

Professional Advancement Grant, 2011
Georgia State University Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

Student Grant, 2010
National Latina/o Psychological Association

Research and Evaluation Experience

Research Colsultant, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 2009-present
(NRCDV): National Latino Network, Minneapolis, MN

Psychology Fellow, 2015-2016
Yale Consultation Center, New Haven, CT

Graduate Research Assistant, 2009-2015
Research and Action Lab, Atlanta, GA

Research Assistant III, Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2007-2009
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Research Assistant, 2006-2008
Culture and Policy Institute, UTSA, San Antonio, TX

Program Evaluator, 2007
BCFS, San Antonio, TX

Research Project Coordinator, 2005-2007
University of Texas at San Antonio

Teaching Experience

Session Facilitator for the Marking the Invisible Visible, Fall 2015
(Introduction to the Profession: Art, Identity, and Hierarchies of Power)
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Instructor, Human Sexuality, Fall 2012-2014
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Invited Lecturer, "Achievement and Wellbeing in STEM", Fall 2014
(Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Lab Instructor, Advanced Research Methods, Summer 2011
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Lecturer, "Racial Health Disparities" (Human Sexuality) & "Gender Roles" (Psychology of Adjustment)
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Center Foundation

Clinical Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2017
Yale Mental Health and Counseling, New Haven, CT

Psychology Fellow, 2015-2016
Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT

Clinician, 2009-2015
Georgia State University Psychology Clinic, Atlanta, GA

Clinician & Group Co-Facilitator, 2009-2015
Caminar Latino, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Clinician, 2013-2014
Regents Center for Learning Disorders, Atlanta, GA

Therapist, 2013-2014
Oglethorpe University Counseling Center, Atlanta, GA

Therapist, 2013-2014
Grady Hospital Inpatient Program, Atlanta, GA

Clinician, 2012-2013
Positive Impact, Atlanta, GA

Clinician, 2011-2012
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Hughes Spalding, Atlanta, GA

Clinician, June 2010
Summer Migrant Worker Health Initiative, Moultrie, GA

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Serrata, J. V., Macias, R. L., Rosales, A., Rodriguez, R., Perilla, J. Expanding evidence-based practice models for domestic violence initiatives: a community-centered approach. (In Press: Psychology of Violence).

Serrata, J. V., Hernandez, Macias, R. L. (2015). Self-empowerment of immigrant Latina survivors of domestic violence: A promotora model of community leadership. Hispanic Health Care International, 14(1).

Serrata, J. V., Hernandez, M., Rodriguez, R., Macias, R. L., & Perilla, J. (2015). Partnering with communities to end domestic violence in Latina/o families. Latina/o Psychology Bulletin, 2(1) 17-21.

Serrata, J. V., Macias, R. L., Rosales, A., Rodriguez, R., & Perilla, J. (2015). A study of immigrant Latina survivors of domestic violence: Becoming Líderes Comunitarias (Community Leaders). In O.M. Espin & A.L. Dottolo (Eds.) Gendered journeys: Women, migration, and feminist psychology. Palgrave Macmillan.

Macias, R. L., Gold, P. B., & Jones, D. R. (2013). Age and physical health as predictors of family contact among adults with severe psychiatric illness. Psychiatric Quarterly, 84, 183-195.

Espino, D. V., Macias, R. L., Becho, J., Wood, R., Talamantes, M., Finley, M. R, & Hernandez, A. E. (2010). Physician-assisted suicide attitudes of older Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White adults: Does ethnicity make a difference? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(7), 1370-1375.

Jones, D. R., Macias, R. L., Gold, P. B., Barreira, P. J., & Fisher, W. H. (2008). When parents with severe mental illness lose contact with their children: Are psychiatric symptoms or substance use to blame? Journal of Loss & Trauma. 13, 261–287.

Presentations

Macias, R.L., & Mora, C. (2016, October). Te Invito: Introduction to Community-Centered Evidence Based Practice. Violence In J. Serrata (Chair) Centering Latina/o Community Voices to End Domestic Violence and Promote Health and Wellbeing. Symposium conducted at the National Latina/o Psychological Association 2016 Conference, Orlando, FL.

Macias, R. L., Rodriguez, R., & Mora, C. (2015, June). En la familia: Process and results from an empowerment evaluation of a domestic violence intervention for Latino families. In J. Perilla (Chair) A Community-Engagement Approach to Ending Violence in the Latina/o Community: Putting the Work Back Into the Hands of Community. Symposium conducted at 14th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA.

Macias, R. L., Rodriguez, R., & Mora, C. (2015, June). En la familia: Process and results from an empowerment evaluation of a domestic violence intervention for Latino families. In J. Perilla (Chair) A Community-Engagement Approach to Ending Violence in the Latina/o Community: Putting the Work Back Into the Hands of Community. Symposium conducted at 14th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Lowell, MA.

Macias, R. L., Nava N., & Mora-Ozuna, C., (2015, March). Community-based workshops on domestic violence. Poster presented at the XULA-COP Eighth Health Disparities Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Macias, R. L. (2013, October). Evaluating a leadership training program for Latinas. In J. Perilla (Chair) Collaborative and culturally competent approaches to program evaluation: Examples from Latino serving community-based organizations. Symposium conducted at the American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C.

Macias, R. L. (2013, June). Qualitative theory. Poster presented at 13th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.

Macias, R. L., Serrata, J. V., & Perilla, J. L. (2012, December). Disparities in health and well-being among Latina survivors of domestic violence: A qualitative approach.em> Poster presented at the Research Centers in Minority Institutes Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Macias, R. L., Serrata, J. V., & Rosales, A. (2012, August). Participant-researcher collaboration in program development, implementation, and evaluation: Examples from a domestic violence intervention program. Paper presented in symposium at 120th Annual Conventions of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Macias, R. L., Rodriguez, R., Colaski, A., Kuperminc, G., & Perilla, J. (2012, June). Promotion of community leadership and well-being in challenging sociopolitical climates. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of Community Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.

Macias, R. L., Serrata, J. V., & Perilla, J. (2012, March). Líderes: An innovative training program for Latina survivors of DV. Paper presentation at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA.

Macias, R.L., Rodriguez, R., & Perilla, J. (2011, October). Evaluation survey development for Latino populations: An illustrative project. Paper presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Macias, R. L. (2010, November). Immigrant Latina women in the United States: Ecological considerations for domestic violence intervention. Paper presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association 2010 Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Macias, R. L., Serrata, J. V., & Perilla, J. (2010, October). Community empowerment of domestic violence survivors. Paper presented at the Southeastern Ecological and Community Psychology Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Macias, R. L., Hernandez, A. E., & Espino, D. V. (2009, November). Instrumental activities of daily living disability among community-dwelling Mexican American and non-Hispanic White older adults. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Macias, R. L., Espino, D. V., Hernandez, A. E., Wood, R. C., Becho, J., Talamantes, M., Bocanegra, A., & Bravo, M. (2008, November) A comparative study of end-of-life planning by Mexican- American and European-American older adults. Paper presented at the National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.

Macias, R. L. & Zawacki, T. (2007, November). The roles of cultural and relationship factors in HIV risk appraisal among Latinas. Poster presented at the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research, San Rafael, CA.

Macias, R. L., Vasquez, J., & Zawacki, T. (2006, October). Risky sexual behavior among Latinas. Poster presented at the National Latina Psychological Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Professional Service

Community Relations Director, 2014-2015
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

GSU Clinic Diversity Committee, 2008-2015
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Clinical Conference Planning Student Representative, 2012
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Diversity Chair, Graduate Association of Student Psychologists
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Southeastern ECO Conference Planning Committee
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Manuscript Reviewer
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Membership in Professional Organizations

National Latino Psychological Association

American Psychological Association (APA), Graduate Student Affiliate

APA Division 27: Society for Community Research and Action

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