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Research Specialist




MSW, West Virginia University
BA, Psychology, Concord University

In her role as a Research Specialist, Angela is involved with outreach to agencies and providers to identify appropriate people and connect with them for data collection. She also assists with literature reviews and data collection and analysis. Her work supports the research efforts of the office in whatever capacity is required. She currently works primarily with the Children’s Mental Health Evaluation team that is working with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to identify ways to improve community-based services for youth and their families. 

Angela has been involved with both community-based and residential behavioral health services for young adults and at-risk youth and families for many years in a variety of roles including therapist/assessment specialist in a residential treatment facility for youth, probation officer for juvenile drug court, and Health Promotion specialist at WVU. Prior to that, she completed a field placement/graduate assistantship at the Office of Drug Abuse Intervention Studies within the Prevention Research Center at WVU and was hired as a program coordinator after graduation where she helped develop and evaluate smoking cessation programs for teens. She taught several classes at WVU as an adjunct professor, primarily in the School of Social Work. These classes included Peer Health Education, Program Evaluation, Human Diversity, and Drugs and Society. Angela enjoys public speaking and has presented at many conferences. 


Published Work:

  • Massey, C., Dino, G., Horn, K., Lacey-McCracken, A., Goldcamp, J., & Kalsekar, I. (2003). School-based teen smoking cessation programs: Recruitment issues in research. Journal of School Health. State-level Technical Report 

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