Associate Professor and MSW Program Chair,
Areas of interest and expertise:
Social work practice, family preservation services, longitudinal analysis–including event history analysis, temporal-order causal modeling, generalized estimating equations, and multilevel mixed-effects modeling.
Phone: (205) 348-9902
Lo, C.C., Weber, J., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Urban-rural differentials: A spatial analysis of Alabama students’ recent alcohol use and marijuana use. The American Journal on Addictions, 22, 188-196.
Lo, C.C. & Cheng, T.C. (2013). American youths’ access to substance abuse treatment: Does type of treatment facility matter? Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 191-213.
Lo, C.C., Howell, R.J., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Explaining Black-White differences in homicide victimization. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 125-134.
Cheng, T.C. (2012). Intimate partner violence and welfare participation: A longitudinal causal analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(4), 808-830.
Lo, C.C., Howell, R.J., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Problem drinking by race and nativity: What is learned from social structural and mental health-related data of US-born and immigrant respondents? The American Journal on Addictions, 21:S77-S87.
Lo, C.C., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). The role of social structural factors in treatment of mental health disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 21(5), 430-438.
Cheng, T.C., & Li, X.A. (2012). Maltreatment and families’ receipt of services: Associations with reunification, kinship care, and adoption. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 93(3). 189-195. Doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.4215.
Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2012). Racial disparities in access to needed child welfare services and worker-client engagement. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1624-1632.
Lo, C.C., Tenorio, K.A., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Racial differences in co-occurring substance use and serious psychological distress: The roles of marriage and religiosity. Substance Use & Misuse, 47, 734-744.
Lo, C.C., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Discrimination’s role in minority groups’ rates of substance-use disorder. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, 150-156.
Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2012). Nonmedical use of prescription medications: A longitudinal analysis with adolescents involved in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 859-864.
Cheng, T., & Lo, C. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of some risk and protective factors in marijuana use by adolescents receiving child welfare services. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1667-1672.
Lo, C., & Cheng, T. (2011). Racial/ethnic differences in access to substance abuse treatment. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22, 621-637.
Cheng, T. C., & Lo, Celia C. (2011). Drug use among maltreated adolescents receiving child welfare services. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 2, 1735-1739.
Cheng, T. (2010). Factors associated with reunification: A longitudinal analysis of long-term foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1311-1316.
Cheng, T. (2010). Financial self-sufficiency or return to welfare? A longitudinal study of mothers among the working poor. International Journal of Social Welfare, 19, 162-172.
Cheng, T., & Lo, C. (2010). Heavy alcohol use, alcohol and drug screening and their relationship to mothers’ welfare participation: A temporal-ordered causal analysis. Journal of Social Policy, 39(4), 543-559.
Cheng, T. C., & Lo, C.C. (2010). Mental health service and drug treatment utilization: Adolescents with substance use/mental disorders and dual diagnosis. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19, 447-460.
Lo, C., & Cheng, T. (2010). Onset drinking: How it is related both to mother’s drinking and mother-child relationships. Substance Use and Misuse, 45, 888-900.
Cheng, T. C., Lo, C. C. (2010). The roles of parenting and child welfare services in alcohol use by adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(1), 38-43.
Cheng, T. C. (2009). Racial inequality in receiving transitional support services and being sanctioned among TANF recipients: A group threat hypothesis. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(2), 115-123.
Lo, C., Kim, Y., & Cheng, T. C. (2008). Offense specialization of arrestees: An event history analysis. Crime and Delinquency, 54(3), 341-365.
Cheng, T. (2007). Leaving Medicaid without health insurance: TANF policies and recipients’ vulnerabilities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(3), 609-620.
Cheng, T. (2007). How is welfare-to-work shaped by contingencies of economy, welfare policy,and human capital? International Journal of Social Welfare, 16(3), 212-219.
Cheng, T. (2007). Impact of work requirements on the psychological well-being of TANF recipients. Health & Social Work, 32(1), 41-48.
Cheng, T. C., & McElderry, C. (2007). How do drug use and social relations affect welfare participation? Social Service Review, 81(1), 155-165.
Lo, C. C., & Cheng, T. C. (2007). “The impact of childhood maltreatment on young adults’ substance abuse.” American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33, 139-146.
Cheng, T. (2006). Children’s access to four medical services: Impact of welfare policies, social structural factors, and family resources. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(6), 595-609.
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