Associate Professor, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion
Zilber School of Public Health Building 258
MA, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
BA, History, Wesleyan University
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Interests and Expertise
Clinical and Developmental issues relevant to high-risk
adolescents such as:
- Interpersonal development and relationship problems
- Antisocial behavioral problems
- Substance abuse
- Preventive interventions
Associate Professor, Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Scientist, Center for Urban Population Health, Social Work, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Scientist, Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Affiliated Associate Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Research interests focus on: (1) public health issues relevant to high-risk adolescents, including the prevention of relationship problems and mental illness (intimate partner violence. substance abuse, psychosis, and behavioral disorders); (2) interpersonal developmental processes related to health and mental health across the lifespan.
Current projects include: (1) the development of a co-parenting support program for pregnant adolescents and their partners; (2) development of an innovative health curriculum for at risk high school students; and (3) school based mental health services for at risk youth.
Florsheim, P., Burrow-Sanchez, J.. Minami, T., Heavin, S., McArthur, L., and Hudak, C. (2012). The Young Parenthood Program: A randomized trial of a counseling program for pregnant adolescents and their co-parenting partners. American Journal of Public Health, 102, 1886-1892.
Smith, T.W., Uchino, B.N., Florsheim, P., Berg, C.A (2012) Marital Discord and Coronary Artery Disease: A Comparison of Behaviorally-Defined Discrete Groups. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 87-92.
Ngu, L. & Florsheim, P. (2011). The Development of Relational Competence among Young High-risk Fathers across the Transition to Parenthood. Family Process, 50, 184-202.
Ierago, L. , Malsol, C., Singeo, T., Kishigawa, Y, Blailes, C., Ord, L., Florsheim, P., Phillips, L., Kuartei, S., Tiobech, J., Watson, B., and Ngiralmau, H. (2010). Adoption, Family Relations, and Psychosis among Palauan Adolescents who are Genetically at Risk for Developing Schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45, 1105-1114.
2011-2013 Co-PI. School Community Partnership for Mental Health. Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. PI. Sheri Johnson ($190,000)
2010-2013 PI. Milwaukee Young Parenthood Study: Co-parenting Counseling for Pregnant Teens and their Partners. Funded by the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. Co-PIs: Sheri Johnson, Pippa Simpson ($1,225,000)