Jennifer Pankow

Associate Research Scientist

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology
Texas Christian University, C.A.D.C

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Jennifer Pankow relocated to Fort Worth in 2007, entering the TCU Psychology Graduate Program after completing a Masters degree in Psychology at Northern Illinois University. In her role as an IBR Research Assistant, she collaborated on CJ-DATS (I and II) and DRR Projects, while pursuing her research with correctional populations—examining the relationship between asocial functioning and substance abuse treatment engagement in a therapeutic group context. These topics are the foundation of her interest in risk assessment and treatment responsivity for offender populations. Dr. Pankow maintains a license as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and brings her clinical experience in prison-based substance abuse treatment and case management to her research activities at the IBR. In 2011, she accepted a position as an Associate Research Scientist and currently serves as Project Director for DRR-2 and as a site facilitator on JJ-TRIALS. Additionally, she served as Project Director on the recently completed CJ-DATS II Implementation Research Initiative.

Selected Publications

Belenko, S., Dembo, R., Copenhaver, M., Hiller, M., Swan, H., Albizu-Garcia, C., O’Connell, D., Oser, C., Pearson, F., & Pankow, J. (2016). HIV stigma in prisons and jails: Results from a staff survey. AIDS and Behavior, 20(1), 71-84.  PMCID: PMC4669236 [Available on 2017-01-01]  abstract

Welsh, W. N., Knudsen, H. K., Knight, K., Ducharme, L., Pankow, J., Urbine, T., Lindsey, A., Abdel-Salam, S., Wood, J., Monico, L., Link, N., Albizu-Garcia, C., & Friedmann, P. D. (2016). Effects of an organizational linkage intervention on inter-organizational service coordination between probation/parole agencies and community treatment providers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(1), 105-121. PMCID: PMC4492902 [Available on 2017-01-01]  abstract

Friedmann, P. D., Wilson, D., Knudsen, H. K., Ducharme, L. J., Welsh, W. N., Frisman, L., Knight, K., Lin, H. J., James, A., Albizu-Garcia, C. E., Pankow, J., Hall, E. A., Urbine, T. F., Abdel-Salam, S., Duvall, J. L., & Vocci, F. J. (2015). Effect of an organizational linkage intervention on staff perceptions of medication-assisted treatment and referral intentions in community corrections. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 50, 50-58.  PMCID: PMC4304936  abstract

Gray, J. S., Pankow, J., Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G. A., & Knight, K. (2015). “There’s an app for that” — A novel tool to help community correction populations learn strategies to decrease HIV. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10(Suppl 1), A15.  abstract

Lehman, W. E., Pankow, J., Knight, K., Rowan, G. A., & Gray, J. S. (2015). Staying safe in the community: Adaptation of WaySafe to help probationers make better decisions about their health risks. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10(Suppl 1), A32.  abstract

Pankow, J., Yang, Y., Knight, K., & Lehman, W. E. K. (2015). Optimizing continuity-of-care opportunities to reduce health risks: Shared qualitative perspectives from CJDATS 2 research. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10(Suppl 1), A46.  abstractv

Rowan, G. A., Lehman, W. E. K., Joe, G. W., Knight, K., & Yang, Y. (2015). WaySafe: Improving decision making around health risk behaviors for prisoners transitioning back to the community. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10(Suppl 1), A55.  abstract

Visher, C., Yang, Y., Mitchell, S. G., Patterson, Y., Swan, H., & Pankow, J. (2015). Understanding the sustainability of implementing HIV services in criminal justice settings. Health & Justice, 3(1), 5.  PMCID: PMC4399763  abstract

Pearson, F. S., Shafer, M. S., Dembo, R., del Mar Vega-Debién, G., Pankow, J., Duvall, J. L., Belenko, S., Frisman, L. K., Visher, C. A., Pich, M., & Patterson, Y. (2014). Efficacy of a process improvement intervention on delivery of HIV services to offenders: A multi-site trial. American Journal of Public Health, 104(12), 2385-2391. PMCID: PMC4232133  abstract

Visher, C. A., Hiller, M., Belenko, S., Pankow, J., Dembo, R., Frisman, L. K., Pearson, F. S., Swan, H., & Wiley, T. R. A. (2014). The effect of a Local Change Team intervention on staff attitudes towards HIV service delivery in correctional settings: A randomized trial. AIDS Education and Prevention, 26(5), 411-428.  PMCID: PMC4397895  abstract

Belenko, S., Hiller, M., Visher, C., Copenhaver, M., O’Connell, D., Burdon, W., Pankow, J., Clark, J., & Oser, C. (2013). Policies and practices in the delivery of HIV Services in correctional agencies and facilities: Results from a multi-site survey. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 19(4), 293-310.  PMCID: PMC3801270  abstract

Belenko, S., Visher, C., Copenhaver, M., Hiller, M., Melnick, G., O’Connell, D., Pearson, F., Fletcher, B., & the HIV-STIC Workgroup of CJDATS. (2013). A cluster randomized trial of utilizing a local change team approach to improve the delivery of HIV services in correctional settings: Study protocol (J. Pankow is member of workgroup contributing to publication). Health & Justice, 1(8).  doi:10.1186/2194-7899-1-8  PMCID: PMC4270366  abstract

Friedmann, P. D., Ducharme, L. J., Welsh, W., Frisman, L., Knight, K., Kinlock, T., Mitchell, S. G., Hall, E., Urbine, T., Gordon, M., Abdel-Salam, S., O’Connell, D., Albizu-Garcia, C., Knudsen, H., Duvall, J., Fenster, J., Pankow, J., & for the CJ-DATS MATICCE Workgroup. (2013). A cluster randomized trial of an organizational linkage intervention for offenders with substance use disorders: Study protocol. Health & Justice, 1(6).  doi:10.1186/2194-7899-1-6  PMCID: PMC4193542  abstract

Pankow, J. (2012). Modeling asociality and examining engagement in adult offenders in substance abuse treatment. Offender Substance Abuse Report 15(6), 81-96.

Pankow, J., & Knight, K. (2012). Asociality and engagement in adult offenders in substance abuse treatment. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30(4), 371-383.  [abstract]

Pankow, J., Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Rowan-Szal, G. A., Knight, K., & Meason, P. (2012). Examining concurrent validity and predictive utility for the Addiction Severity Index and Texas Christian University (TCU) short forms. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 78-95.  PMCID: PMC3474351  [abstract]

Rowan-Szal, G. A., Joe, G. W., Bartholomew, N. G., Pankow, J., & Simpson, D. D. (2012). Brief trauma and mental health assessments for female offenders in addiction treatment. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 57-77.  PMCID: PMC3474366  [abstract]

Pankow, J., Knight, K., Pickett, S., & Barberena, R. (2009). Tarrant County Felony Alcohol Intervention Project (FAIP) evaluation. Offender Substance Abuse Report 13(2), July/August, 17-18, 27-29.