2017 news

Grant Awarded!


Congrats to Anna Pruitt and the Housing First Photovoice group for being awarded the SCRA Mini-Grant for their follow-up Photovoice study!

Award-winning RAs!


Congratulations to our undergraduate research assistants for their award-winning posters at the UH Fall 2017 Undergraduate Showcase! Nikolas Herrera took home 1st place for his poster, "Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Learn to Choose the Odd Size" with Dr. Couvillon. Adriana Botero & Tiffany Cha received honorable mention for their poster, "Exploring the Lives of Clubhouse Members on O‘ahu through Photovoice" with Jack & Joy.

CSS Newsletter Spotlight


Jack and Anna's report on Housing First gets recognized in the College of Social Sciences Fall Newsletter. See article here.

EcoLab Presents at AEA


Jack, Joy, & Sophie present on "Participatory Methods to Engaging Marginalized Stakeholders" at the American Evaluation Association 2017 Conference in Washington D.C.

Another Pub!


Jack and Anna have their article "A Latent Class Analysis of Self-identified Reasons for Experiencing Homelessness: Opportunities for Prevention" accepted for publication in the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.

Publication Accepted!


Anna, Jack, and the Housing First Photovoice Group have their article, "Housing First and Photovoice: Transforming Lives, Communities, and Systems" accepted for publication in the American Journal of Community Psychology!

Anna Passes Comps!


Congrats to Anna Pruitt for passing her comprehensive exams! Next step, dissertation!

Sophie Wins Award!


Congrats to Sophie Gralapp for winning second place in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Evaluation Association Conference 2017 poster contest! The poster focused on her and Jack's evaluation of CHOW's wound care program.

EcoLab at H-PEA


EcoLab members give workshops at the 2017 Hawaiʻi-Pacific Evaluation Association Conference. Jack gives a workshop on propensity score matching and Joy and Anna give a workshop on Photovoice.

Anna Writes AEA Blog


Check out Anna's post on the American Evaluation Association's blog!

Jack Gets Tenure!


Congrats, Jack for being awarded tenure and a promotion to associate professor!

EcoLab Present at SCRA

6.21.17 - 6.24.17

Ecolab members attend SCRA in Ottawa, Canada! Joy presents her poster, "Empowerment in the medical realm: A qualitative review of studies from 10 countries" and leads a roundtable discussion, "The aftermath of the U.S. 2016 election: Bridging the gap among women." Jack presents his and Anna's work at "Research approaches to contextualizing homelessness" and co-leads a roundtable discussion on "Early career trajectories in community psychology: A presentation of findings and discussion of implications."

(Photo: Star Advertiser, 2017)

Our Work in the News!


Housing First study gets press coverage! See the Star Advertiser's "Homeless improve under city's Housing First program, study says."

Stevy Presents at APS


Stevy Scarbrough presents her poster, "Independence moderates the relationship between ethnic identity, achievement, and perceived stress" at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference in Boston, MA.

Congrats, Min & Michelle


Congratulations to research assistants, Min Koo Kang and Michelle Marchant, on their graduation today! We wish them the best of luck!

EcoLab Potluck


EcoLab Potluck at Kaimana Beach Park at 4pm to celebrate the end of a successful semester! Hope to see everyone there!

Jack to Give Talk 4/21


Jack is giving a talk on Homelessness and Crime Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12-230pm in Saunders 637. Check it out!

Stevy Passes Comps!


Congrats to Stevy for passing her comps!! One more hurdle and then we can call her Dr. Scarbrough!

Jack Publishes in AJCP


Jack has an article on homeless service usage published in the American Journal of Community Psychology with former graduate student, Dr. Krissy Gleason, and UH Psychology Graduate Chair Dr. Charlene Baker!

Congrats, Joy!


Congrats to Joy Agner for successfully proposing her thesis!

Anna & Jack at HSA


Jack Barile and Anna Pruitt participate in a panel on “Homelessness in Hawaiʻi: Insights from Social Science” at the 2017 at the Hawaiʻi Sociological Association Annual Conference.

Joy Receives a Gartley


Congrats to Joy Agner for receiving a Gartley Award!