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Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Families in Transition: homeless, foster care and immigrant youth and families;
  • Health Service Trends with Primary and Preventive Care;
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Education

B.S.N – 1973-1977: University of Delaware, Departments of Nursing

M.S. - 1981-1982: Rush University. Department of Nursing

Master Thesis: Is Achievement Motivation a Factor of Job Satisfaction?

M.P.H. - 1986-1987: Johns Hopkins University. Department of Public Health

Dr.P.H – 1987-1992: Johns Hopkins University. Department of Public Health

Dissertation: Change of Motor Performance Impairment in Recovering Alcoholics

 

Academic Ranks

 
1993-1995
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute
Berkeley, California, USA
Affiliate Scientist
1996-2003
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute
Berkeley, California, USA
Scientist
1996-2007
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland,
Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC)
Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
Oakland, California, USA
Associate Research Scientist
1999-2005
Samuel Merritt University, School of Physical Therapy
School of Nursing, Department of Podiatric Medicine
Oakland, California, USA
Adjunct
Assistant Professor
2006-2010
Samuel Merritt University, School of Physician Assistant
Oakland, California, USA
Adjunct
Associate Professor
2008-2010
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland,
Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC)
CHORI-Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, California, USA
Director- CVC Clinical & Associate Scientist
Clinical Scientist
2010-Present
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland,
CHORI-Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Oakland, California, USA
Associate Scientist
Clinical Scientist
2011-Present
University of Haifa, The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing
Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Studies
Haifa, Israel
Associate Professor

 

Role in Research
Topic
Funded By
Year
1. Principal Investigator
Service Use and Homelessness for Men, Women and Families
U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Mental Health NIMH- #R03 MH51651
1994-1996
2. Principal Investigator
Coordination of Services for Children At-Risk for Homelessness,
US Department of Health & Human Services, (DHHS), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) #CSH 901930-09-0
1994-1995
3.Principal Investigator
Coordination of Services for Children At-Risk for Homelessness,
US Department of Health & Human Services, (DHHS), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) #CSH 901930-09-0
(competitive renewal)
1995-2000
4. Principal Investigator
Pilot Study: Outcomes for Homeless persons
US DHHS, HRSA/BPHC
#CSH 901930
1996
5. Co-Principal Investigator
Drug Problem & the Course of Homelessness
U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
#R01 DA09334
1997-1998
6. Principal Investigator
Development of Valid & Reliable Scale Measuring Case Management
US DHHS, HRSA/BPHC #CSH Supplement
1998
7. Principal Investigator
Supporting Parents to Help Themselves
San Francisco Foundation
1998-1999
8. Principal Investigator
Promoting Pediatric Preventive Health Care Services
Alpha Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, University of California, San Francisco
1999
9. Principal Investigator
Pediatric Clinical Research Center
US National Institute on Health National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) #3M01RR001271-20S10332
1999-2004
10. Principal Investigator
Alcohol, Services, Treatment and Work among Homeless Adults,
US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) #R01 AA12019
1999-2001
11. Principal Investigator
Creation of CQI System to Assess Outcomes
US DHHS, BPHC Supplement
2000-2001
12. Principal Investigator
Coordination of Care for Children and Families who are Homeless or At-Risk for Homelessness
US DHHS, BPHC #CSH 901930
2000-2005
13. Principal Investigator
Collaboration on Behavioral Health Interventions for Preschool Children who are Homeless or At-Risk for Homelessness
San Francisco Foundation
2001-2003
14. Principal Investigator
Behavioral Health for Preschool Children who are Homeless or At-Risk for Homelessness
Cleveland Foundation (Matching Grant to San Francisco Foundation)
2001
15. Principal Investigator
Stakeholders Evaluation of Project SPARK
San Francisco Foundation
2002
16.Principal Investigator
Focus Groups – Evaluating the CVC
Children’s Hospital Foundation
2004
17. Principal Investigator
Examining Patterns of Substance Abuse and Child Neglect Among Homeless Families,
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ), Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP) #052826
2005-2006
18.Principal Investigator
Primary and Case Management Services for Children in Families who are Homeless or At-Risk for Homelessness
US DHHS, HRSA/BPHC
#UDS 091850
2005-2010
19. Principal Investigator
Expanded Medical Capacity (supplement)
US DHHS, HRSA/BPHC #UDS 091850
2007-2010
20. Principal Investigator
Parenting Groups for Foster Care and Homeless Families
Children’s Hospital Foundation
2007-2009
21. Principal Investigator
Lifecourse Outcomes: The Impact of Foster Care on Adulthood, California Program on Access to Care (CPAC)
University of California, Office of the President
2008-2009
22. Principal Investigator
Oral Health for Children who are Homeless or At-Risk (supplement)
DHHS, HRSA/BPHC #UDS 091850
2009-2010
23. Principal Investigator
ARRA-Increase Services for Health Centers,
DHHS, HRSA #H88CS12484
2009-2011
24. Principal Investigator
ARRA- Infrastructure in Preparation for EMR
DHHS, HRSA #C81CS13420
2009-2011
25. Principal Investigator
Primary and Case Management Services for Children in Families who are Homeless or At-Risk for Homelessness
US DHHS, HRSA/BPHC
#UDS 091850 (Competing Renewal)
2011-2015
 

Publications

1. Zlotnick C. (1984) Gathering a thesis committee. Nursing Outlook 32(6), 346. (IF is 1.541)

2. Zlotnick C. (1987) Pediculosis corporis and the homeless. Journal of Community Health Nursing 4(1), 43-48. (IF is 0.559)

3. Zlotnick C. (1987) Why Jessie Can’t Rest. Nursing 17(3), 120. (IF is 1.271)

4. Zlotnick C & Galbraith J. (1991) Public health nurses: partners in the community. Spectrum 1(8), 16.

5. Zlotnick C & Decker R. (1991) Home visiting outcomes and quality of life measures. Journal of Community Health Nursing 8(4), 207-14. (IF is 0.559)

6. Zlotnick C. (1992) An example of a public health quality assurance system. Public Health Nursing 9(2), 133-7. (IF is 0.813)

7. Zlotnick C & Cassanego M. (1992) Unemployment and Health. Nursing and Health Care 13(2), 78-82.

8. Robertson MJ, Zlotnick C & Westerfelt A. (1993) Homeless men and women in public alcohol treatment. Contemporary Drug Problems 20(3), 499-519. (IF is 2.289)

9. Zlotnick C & Gould P. (1993) Prenatal quality of life (QOL) outcomes for a public health quality assurance system. Journal of Nursing Quality Care 7(3), 35-45. (IF is 0.943)

10. Zlotnick C, Fischer PJ & Agnew JA. (1995) Perceptuomotor Function of Homeless Males in Alcohol Rehabilitation. Journal of Substance Abuse 7(2), 235-44. (IF is 2.902)

11. Honnas R & Zlotnick C. (1995) Quality Assurance in Action: Development of a Childhood Anemia Audit Tool. Journal of Nursing Quality Care 9(4), 72-77. (IF is 0.943)

12. Zlotnick C, Franchino K, St Claire N, Cox K & St John M. (1996) The impact of family therapy of pregnant and parenting women in substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 13(3), 195-202. (IF is 2.10)

13. Fitzgerald ST, Zlotnick C & Kolodner KB. (1996) Factors Related to Functional Status Following Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty. Heart and Lung 25(1), 24-30. (IF is 1.036)

14. Zlotnick C & Robertson MJ. (1996) Sources of Income Among Homeless Adults with Major Mental Disorders or Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatric Services 47(2), 147-151. (IF is 2.813)

15. Robertson MJ, Zlotnick C & Westerfelt A. (1997) Drug Disorders and Treatment Contact Among Homeless Men and Women in Alameda County. American Journal of Public Health 87(2), 221-228. (IF is 4.371)

16. Klee L, Kronstadt D & Zlotnick C. (1997) Foster Care's Youngest: A Preliminary Report. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 67(2), 290-299. (IF is 2.211)

17. Zlotnick C & Agnew J. (1997) Neuropsychological Function and Psychosocial Status of Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Residents. Addictive Behaviors 22(2), 183-194. (IF is 2.248)

18. Zlotnick C, Kronstadt D & Klee L. (1998) Foster Care Children and Family Homelessness. American Journal of Public Health 88, 1368-1370. (IF is 4.371)

19. Zlotnick C, Robertson MJ & Lahiff M. (1998) A Longitudinal Perspective on Entitlement Income Among Homeless Adults. Psychiatric Services 49(8), 1039-1042. (IF is 2.813)

20. Zlotnick C, Robertson MJ, & Wright MA. (1999) The impact of childhood foster care and other out-of-home placement on homeless women and their children. Child Abuse and Neglect 23(11), 1057-1068. (IF is 2.340)

21. Zlotnick C, Kronstadt D, & Klee L. (1999) Essential case management services for young children in foster care. Community Mental Health Journal 35(5), 421-430. (IF is 0.962)

22. Zlotnick C, Robertson MJ & Lahiff M. (1999) Getting Off the Streets: Economic Resources and Residential Exits from Homelessness. Journal of Community Psychology 27(2), 209-224. (IF is 1.959)

23. Zlotnick C, Wright MA, Cox K, Te’o I & Stewart-Felix P. (2000) The Family Empowerment Club: Parent support and education for related caregivers. Child & Youth Care Forum 29(2), 97‑112.

24. Zlotnick C & Marks L. (2002) Case Management Services Among Ten Federally-Funded Health Care for the Homeless Projects. Children’s Services: Policy, Research & Practice 5(2), 113-122.

25. Zlotnick C, Robertson MJ, & Tam T. (2002) Substance Use and Labor Force Participation Among Homeless Adults. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 28(1), 37-53. (IF is 1.335)

26. Zlotnick C, Robertson MJ, & Tam T. (2003) Substance Use and Separation of Homeless Mothers from their Children. Addictive Behaviors 28(8), 1373-1383. (IF is 2.248)

27. Zlotnick C, Tam T, & Robertson MJ. (2003) Disaffiliation, Substance Abuse and Exiting Homelessness. Substance Use and Misuse 38(3-6), 577-599. (IF is 0.725)

28. Tam T, Zlotnick C & Robertson MJ. (2003) Longitudinal perspective: adverse childhood events, substance abuse and labor force participation among homeless adults. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 29(4), 829-846. (IF is 1.335)

29. Zlotnick C, Tam T, & Robertson MJ. (2004) Adverse Childhood Events, Substance Abuse and Measures of Affiliation. Addictive Behaviors 29(6), 1177-1181. (IF is 2.248)

30. Zlotnick C & Soman L. (2004) Impact of Insurance Lapse Among Low-Income Children. Journal of Urban Health 81(4), 568-583. (IF is 2.205)

31. Strehlow A, Kline S, Zerger S, Zlotnick C & Profitt B. (2005) Health Care for the Homeless (HCH): Assessment of Adapted Clinical Practice Guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 17(11), 433-441. (IF is 0.907)

32. Zlotnick C, Tam T, & Bradley K. (2007) Impact of Adulthood Trauma on Homeless Mothers. Community Mental Health Journal 43(1), 13-32. (IF is 0.962)

33. Zlotnick C, Maurer S, Wright MA & Jones T. (2007, Winter) The Story of Project SPARK. Children and Families Magazine 21(1), 26-31.

34. Zlotnick C. (2007) Community- versus Individual-level Indicators and Pediatric Health Care. Journal of Urban Health 84(10, 45-59. (IF is 2.205)

35. Tam T, Zlotnick C & Bradley K. (2008) The link between homeless women’s mental health and service use. Psychiatric Services 59(9), 1004-1010. (IF is 2.813)

36. Zlotnick C & Zerger S. (2008) Survey Findings on Characteristics and Health Status of Clients Treated by Federally Funded (US) Health Care for the Homeless Programs. Health & Social Care in the Community, 17(1), 18-26. (IF is 1.010)

37. Zlotnick C. (2009) What Research Tells us About the Intersecting Streams of Homelessness and Foster Care. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(3), 319-325. (IF is 2.211)

38. Zlotnick C, Tam T, & Bradley K. (2010) Long-term and Chronic Homelessness in Homeless Women and Women with Children. Social Work in Public Health (formerly Journal of Health and Social Policy), 25(4), 470-485.

39. Zlotnick C, Wright M, Sanchez RM, Murga-Kusnir R & Te’o-Bennett I. (2010) Adaptation of Community Based Participatory Research Methods to Gain Community Input on Identifying Indicators of Successful Parenting. Child Welfare 89(4), 9-27. (IF is 0.500)

40. Zlotnick C, Tam T & Soman LA. (Accepted for Publication January 2011) Lifecourse Outcomes on Mental and Physical Health: The Impact of Foster Care on Adulthood. American Journal of Public Health. (IF is 4.371)

41. Zlotnick C, Tam T & Zerger S. (Accepted for Publication September 2011-pending minor revisions) Common Needs but Divergent Interventions for U.S. Homeless and Foster Care Children: Results From A Systematic Review. Health & Social Care in the Community. (IF is 1.010)