Wayne E. K. Lehman

Senior Research Scientist

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology
Texas Christian University

E-mail address: w.lehman@tcu.edu

Wayne Lehman has been a Senior Research Scientist at the IBR since 2009. Dr. Lehman began as a graduate research assistant in 1978 and worked as a research scientist for the Behavioral Research Program at Texas A&M University from 1982 to 1989. He returned to TCU IBR as a scientist for 13 years conducting research on substance use in the workplace and assessment of organizational factors of drug treatment programs. In 2002, he went to work as a senior statistician for the Litigation Support Services division at a consulting firm in Colorado, and subsequently as a statistician with Project Safe at the University of Colorado in Denver where he conducted research on HIV prevention among out-of-treatment drug users in Colorado and the Ukraine. Since returning to the IBR in 2009, he is been PI for the DRR-1 and DRR-2 Projects developing and testing a curriculum to improve decision-making around health risk behaviors among people in prison-based substance use disorder treatment and a mobile app for improving decision-making around health risk behaviors for people on probation. He has also recently helped to develop a mobile app for the Iowa Department of Corrections and is currently overseeing core components of a large evaluation for the Bureau of Prisons. In addition to these activities, he serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment and has served as a reviewer for NIH study sections and special emphasis panels.

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Selected Advisory and Service Activities

Journal Reviewer: Addictions; Health Education Research; Implementation Science; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Occupational Health Psychology; Journal of Studies on Alcohol Use; Prevention Science

Grants Application Reviewer: National Institutes of Health; National Institute on Drug Abuse; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Wellness Trust, Inc.

Selected Publications

Lehman, W. E. K., Pankow, J., Muiruri, R., Joe, G. W., & Knight, K. (2021). An Evaluation of StaySafe, a tablet app to improve health risk decision making among people under community supervision. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 130, 108480.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740547221002063

Muiruri, R., Pankow, J., Bonnette, B., Goldberg, G., Knight, K., & Lehman, W. E. K. (2021). Methodological Considerations for Conducting Research in Correctional Settings: A Field Perspective. IBR Technical Report.

Welsh, W. N., Dembo, R., Lehman, W. E., Bartkowski, J. P., Hamilton, L., Leukefeld, C. G., & Wiley, T. (2021). Critical Factors Influencing Interorganizational Relationships Between Juvenile Probation and Behavioral Health Agencies. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 48, 233–249. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10488-020-01066-7

Bennett, J. B., Lind, B. D., Reynolds, S., & Lehman, W. E. K. (2020). Building prevention for the workplace: An integral and process-oriented approach. In Designing evidence-based public health and prevention programs (pp. 221–241). New York: Rutledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Joe, G., Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G., Knight, K., & Flynn, P. M. (2019). Evaluating the impact of a targeted brief HIV intervention on multiple inter-related HIV risk factors of knowledge and attitudes among incarcerated drug users. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 19(1), 61–69. doi.org/10.1080/15381501.2019.1584140

Joe, G. W., Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G. A., Knight, K., & Flynn, P. M. (2019). The role of physical and psychological health problems in the drug use treatment process. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 102, 23–32. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.03.011

Knight, K., Lehman, W. E. K., Knight, D. K., & Flynn, P. M. (2019). Substance abuse treatment research and outcomes related to recovery and desistance for individuals involved in the legal system in the United States: Years of progress. In D. Best & C. Colman (Eds.), Strengths-based approaches to offending and substance use: From drugs and crime to recovery and desistance (pp. 178–194).London, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Publishers. doi.org/10.4324/9781315227221-10

Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G., Pankow, J., Joe, G. W., & Knight, K. (2019). Gender Differences in a Disease Risk Reduction Intervention for People in Prison-based Substance Abuse Treatment. Federal Probation Journal, 83(2), 27-33.

Pankow, J., Lehman, W. E. K., Muiruri, R., & Knight, K. (2019). Facilitating self- exploration and behavioral change associated with HIV risk reduction: A qualitative study of individuals on probation and their experiences using a decision-making app. Federal Probation Journal, 83(2), 34-38.

Melnick, G., McKendrick, K., & Lehman, W. E. K. (2017). Feasibility of multiagency change teams involving the Department of Corrections and community substance abuse treatment agencies. The Prison Journal, 97(1), 94-117.

Prendergast, M., Welsh, W. N., Stein, L., Lehman, W., Melnick, G., Warda, U., Shafer, M., Ulaszek, W., Rodis, E., Abdel-Salam, S., & Duvall, J. (2017). Influence of organizational characteristics on success in implementing process improvement goals in correctional treatment settings. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 44(4), 625-646.  PMCID: PMC5303686

Rowan, G. A., Joe, G. W., Lehman, W. E. K., & Knight, K. (2016). A brief assessment for HIV risk: The TCU HVHP Form. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 22(3), 225-239.  abstract

Lehman, W. E. K., Rowan, G. A., Greener, J. M., Joe, G. W., Yang, Y., & Knight, K. (2015). Evaluation of WaySafe: A disease-risk reduction curriculum for substance-abusing offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 58, 25-32.  PMCID: PMC4581912 [Available on 2016-11-01]  abstract

Welsh, W. N., Lin, H.-J., Peters, R. H., Stahler, G. J., Lehman, W. E. K., Stein, L. A. R., Monico, L., Eggers, M., Abdel-Salam, S., Pierce, J. C., Hunt, E., Gallagher, C., & Frisman, L. K. (2015). Effects of a strategy to improve offender assessment practices: Staff perceptions of implementation outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 152, 230-238.  PMCID: PMC4458146  abstract

Yang, Y., Knight, K., Joe, G. W., Rowan, G. A., Lehman, W. E., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). Gender as a moderator in predicting re-arrest among treated drug-involved offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 49, 65-70.  PMID:25216813 [PubMed – in process]   abstract

Lehman, W. E. K., Gould, M., & Flynn, P. M. (2013). HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. In P. M. Miller (Ed.), Interventions for addiction: Comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders
(pp. 235-243). San Diego: Academic Press.

Corsi, K. F., Lehman, W. E., Min, S.-J., Lance, S. P., Speer, N., Booth, R. E., & Shoptaw, S. (2012). The feasibility of interventions to reduce HIV risk and drug use among heterosexual methamphetamine users. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, S1(10).  PMCID: PMC3595065  [abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Becan, J. E., Joe, G. W., Knight, D. K., & Flynn, P. M. (2012). Resources and training in outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42(2), 169-178.  PMCID: PMC3268892  [abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Greener, J. M., Rowan-Szal, G. A., & Flynn, P. M. (2012). Organizational readiness for change in correctional and community substance abuse programs. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 51(1-2), 96-114.  PMCID: PMC3325111  [abstract]

Booth, R. E., Lehman, W. E. K., Brewster, J. T., Sinitsyna, L., & Dvoryak, S. (2011). Individual and network interventions with injection drug users in five Ukraine cities. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 336-343.  PMCID: PMC3020184  [Abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Simpson, D. D., Knight, D. K., & Flynn, P. M. (2011). Integration of Treatment Innovation Planning and Implementation: Strategic Process Models and Organizational Challenges. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(2), 252-261.  [abstract]

Booth, R. E., Lehman, W. E. K., Dvoryak, S., Brewster, J. T., & Sinitsyna, L. (2009). Interventions with injection drug users in Ukraine. Addictions, 104(11), 1864-1873.  [abstract]

Booth, R. E., Lehman, W. E. K., Latkin, C. A., Brewster, J. T., Sinitsyna, L., & Dvoryak, S. (2009). Use of a peer leader intervention model to reduce needle-related risk behaviors among drug injectors in Ukraine. Journal of Drug Issues, 39(3), 607-626.  [abstract]

Corsi, K. F., Lehman, W. E. K., & Booth, R. E. (2009). The effect of methadone maintenance on positive outcomes for opiate injection drug users. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37,
120-126.  PMCID: PMC2741097  [abstract]

Fletcher, B. W., Lehman, W. E. K., Wexler, H. K., Melnick. G., Taxman, F. S., & Young, D. W. (2009). Measuring collaboration and integration activities in criminal justice and drug abuse treatment agencies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(Supplement 1), S54-S64.  [abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Fletcher, B. W., Wexler, H. K., & Melnick, G. (2009). Organizational factors and collaboration and integration activities in criminal justice and drug abuse treatment agencies. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103 (Supplement 1), S65-S72.  [abstract]

Booth, R. E., Lehman, W. E. K., Kwiatkowski, C. F., Brewster, J. T., Sinitsyna, L., & Dvoryak, S. (2008). Stimulant injectors in Ukraine: The next wave of the epidemic? AIDS and Behavior, 12, 652-661.  [abstract]

Greener, J. M., Joe, G. W., Simpson, D. D., Rowan-Szal, G. A., & Lehman, W. E. K. (2007). Influence of organizational functioning on client engagement in treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33(2), 139-147.  PMCID: PMC1994649  [abstract]

Bennett, J. B., & Lehman, W. E. K. (Eds.). (2003). Preventing workplace substance abuse: Beyond drug testing to wellness. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  [abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Reynolds, G. S., & Bennett, J. B. (2003). Team and informational trainings for workplace substance abuse prevention. In J. B. Bennett & W. E. K. Lehman (Eds.), Preventing workplace substance abuse: Beyond drug testing to wellness (pp 165-201). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  [abstract]

Lehman, W. E. K., Greener, J. M., & Simpson, D. D. (2002). Assessing organizational readiness for change. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 22(4), 197-209.  [abstract]