Dana Harley

Dana Michelle Harley , PhD, MSW, LISW-S


Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-556-4631
Fax 513-556-2077
Email dana.harley@uc.edu


Ph.D.Social Work: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2011 (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

Master of Social Work: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2003 (Child and Family Therapy)

B.A.: Wilberforce University Wilberforce, OH, 2003 (Mental Health Rehabilitation)

Research and Practice Interests

Community research and photovoice to study hope, optimism, and mental health in at-risk populations

Research Support

Grant: #M01HP31352 Investigators:Acquavita, Shauna; Brubaker, Michael; Harley, Dana; La Guardia, Amanda 09-30-2017 -08-31-2021 Health Resources and Services Administration FY 2017 BHWET Competition Role:Collaborator $478,168.00 Awarded Level:Federal

2020 UC Urban Health Pathway UC Urban Pathway Pipeline Program Role:Co-PI $19,000

2018 UC Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Diversity Enhancement Project Role:PI $10,000

2017 Cincinnati Union Bethel DVHTP Grant

2017 UC Diversity & Inclusion Grant Diversity Enhancement Project, Role:PI $10,000

2016 UC CCTST Examining Underrepresented, Impoverished Minority Women’s Selection and Adherence to Healthcare Role:Co-PI

2016 UC Diversity & Inclusion Grant Diversity Enhancement Project Role:PI

2015 SAMSHA ow is the Time: Project AWARE-Community Grant w/ Boone County Schools Role:Co-PI $375,000

2014 -2015 Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals Role:PI $1,414,906

2014 Campbell County Schools and Campbell County Drug Free Alliance Photovoice Project-Perceptions of Marijuana Use among High School Students Role:PI $3,500

2014 ity of Cincinnati Police and Boys Hope- Girls Hope of Greater Cincinnati ( Cincy Photovoice Project Role:PI $5,680

2013 Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Sarah Center Photovoice Grant- Role:PI $2,269

2012 -2014 NKU University Community (School) Partnership Grant Role:PI $25,000

Grant: #MC142109 Investigators:Acquavita, Shauna; Brubaker, Michael; Collins, Tai; Harley, Dana; La Guardia, Amanda 07-01-2021 -06-30-2025 Health Resources and Services Administration University of Cincinnati Bear-CAT (Children, Adolescents, and Transitional-age Youth) Fellowship Role:PI 479534.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kim, S., Wills, K, Canfield, J., Kazimierczuk, F., Harley, D., Hyppolite, M., & Desrosiers, P. Assessment of college students with the revised conflict tactics scale (CTS2): Sociodemographic characteristics and relationship .Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, ,

Canfield, James P; Harley, Dana; Hunn, Vannessa; Haddad, Kristen L; Kim, Suk-Hee; Elliott, Willie; Mangan, Lori Development and initial validation of the urban adolescent hope scale.Journal of evidence-informed social work, , 15 (3 ) ,243-257 More Information

Kim, S., Canfield, J. P., Desrosiers, P., Harley, D., & Vanessa, H. Embracing inclusive excellence: Asian and Asian American College Students .Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, ,

Haddad, K., Canfield, J. & Harley, D. Exploring urban hassels and psychosocial needs of urban high schoolers in a school-wide needs assessment .School Social Work Journal, ,

Harley, D., Grome, S., Kim, S., McLendon, T., Hunn, V., Canfield, J., Rose, T., & Wells, A. Photovoice as a tool for exploring success and self-sustainability among low-income women .Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ,

Canfield, J. & Harley, D., Teasley, M., & Nolan, J (2017. ) Validating the McKinney-Vento Act Implementation Scale: Examining the factor structure and reliability .Children and Schools, , 39 (1 ) ,53

Kim, S., Canfield, J., Harley, D (2019. ) Using Photovoice as a method to examine microaggressions: Conceptualilzing culturally competent practice and curriculum with Asian Americans. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. , ,

Bowen, E., Canfield, J., Trostle, A., & Harley, D. (2016. ) Predictors of Stable Housing for Homeless Women Leaving a Sex Work-Exiting Program .Families in Society, , 96 (4 ) ,268 -276

Canfield, J., Nolan, J. Harley, D., & Elliott, W. (2016. ) Examining the impact of homelessness on school attendance: Using a Person-centered Approach. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. , , 33 (3 ) ,199 -205

Harley, D. & Hunn, V (2015. ) Utilization of photovoice to explore hope and spirituality among low- income African American adolescents. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, , , 32 (1 ) ,3 -15

Harley, D. (2015. ) Perceptions of hopelessness among low-income African American adolescents through the lens of photovoice. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work,, , 24 ,18 -38

Harley, D., Hunn, V., Ellliott, W., Canfield, J. (2015. ) Photovoice as a culturally competent research methodology for African Americans .Journal of Pan African Studies, , 7 (9 ) ,31 -40

Hunn, V., Harley, D., Ellliott, W., & Canfield, J (2015. ) Microaggression and the mitigation of harm: four social workers’ exposition for care of clients, students, and faculty who suffer “a thousand little cuts. Journal of Pan African Studies,, , 7 (9 ) ,41 -54

Harley, D. (2015. ) Re-conceptualizing hope among urban African American Adolescents through the lens of photovoice .Journal of Ethnic & Culturally Diversity in Social Work., , 24 (4 ) ,280 -299

Book Chapter

Harley, D. (2013 ) Never Seek Validation from the Oppressor What is the Color of Your Heart? A Humanist Approach to Diversity .(pp. 300 -301).Dubuque, IA, Kendall Hunt

Honors and Awards

2019 -2020 UC Women Lead Executive Leadership Program UC Office of the Provost

2019 Excellence in Service Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2019 Maendeleo Award for Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure

2018 Marian Spencer Equity Ambassador Award University of Cincinnati

2017 Excellence in Teaching Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2016 Excellence in Research and Funding Award UC Celebration of Black Excellence

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award UC School of Social Work

2014 Greatest Impact Award Northern Kentucky University, Student Support Services

2013 Innovative Teaching Award SAGE/Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

2013 Faculty Summer Fellowship Research Award NKU

2012 Faculty Excellence Award for Excellent Performance in Outreach or Public Engagement NKU

2011 Dissertation Research Award SAMHSA

2011 Student Scholarship Poster Award Columbia University Winter Roundtable Conference

2003 Outstanding Intern Award Rockdale School-Based Health Center/University of Cincinnati

2001 National Institutes of Health Post-Baccalaureate Training Award Wilberforce University)

2001 Cooperative Education Student of the Year Wilberforce University

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-556-4631
Fax: 513-556-2077