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CAROLYN M SPRINGER

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

PSYCHOLOGY

BLODGETT HALL
ROOM 210

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Diplomas/Degrees

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2001)
MPhil, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (1992)
Ph.D., Grdauate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (1992)
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University (1983)
BA, Barnard College, Columbia University (1981)

Recent Courses

Ongoing Doctoral Thesis Supervision
Psychological Statistics
Research Design
Statistical Methods For Speech Language Pathology
Statistics For School Psychologist
Statistics For The Behavioral Sciences

Personal Statement

My aims in teaching are to create an active learning environment, to foster critical thinking and evaluation of psychological theories and research, to help students learn how to apply psychological theories and research findings to solve problems, to help students understand the importance of ethics and values in social science research and to help students become more aware of how factors like race/ethnicity, gender and social class create different worldviews.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Research Methods, Statistics, Health Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
HIV/AIDS
Health Information Seeking
Effective Health Communications
Models of Health Decisions Making
Cross-cultural Research Methods

Grants/Sponsored Research

Project Title: The National Black Family Health Coalition’s Partners in Promoting Maternal and Child Health
Among Black Families Initiative
Project Number: HRSA -05-076 CFDA #93.110
Principal Investigator: Michelle Drayton-Martin
Principal Researcher/Grant Co-Writer: Carolyn Springer, Ph.D.
Date Granted: 2005-2010
Funding Agency : Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau
$200,000 per year for 5 years

Project Title: Using Process Notes to Explore Treatment Effectiveness and Changes in Theory and Technique over
Five Decades in the Treatment Center of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Principal Investigators: Wilma Bucci, Ph.D. and Dr. Leon Hoffman
Statistical Consultant: Carolyn Springer, Ph.D.
Date Granted 2007-2008
Funding Agency: American Psychoanalytic Association, Fund for Psychoanalytic Research (2007-2008)
Amount Awarded: $ 20,000

Refereed Articles

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Chhabra R., Springer C., Leu C., Ghosh S., Sharma S and Rapkin, B (2010), Adaptation of an Alcohol and HIV School-Based Prevention Program for Teens. AIDS Behavior.

Springer, C; Tannert Niang.K.; Matte, T.; Miller, N; Bassett, M.; and Frieden, T.R. (2008), Knowledge of Tobacco Cessation and Treatment for Nicotine Addiction Among Fourth -Year Medical Students. Academic Medicine, 83(10), 982-989.

Ghosh, S.N.; Chabbra, R., and Springer, C. (2008), A study of knowledge, attitude and sensitivity about HIV/AIDS among school teachers. Journal of Ethnicity and Disease, 18 Supplement 2, 172-174.

Chhabra, R, Springer, C ; Rapkin B.; and Merchant, Y (2008), Differences among male/female adolescents participating in a school-based teenage education program (STEP) focusing on HIV Prevention in India. Journal of Ethnicity and Disease, 18 Supplement 2, 123-127.

Conway,F.; Magai, C; Springer, C.; and Jones, S.C. (2008), Optimism and pessimism as predictors of physical and psychological health among granparent caregivers. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1352-1357.

Burhhalter, J.E.; Springer, C.M., Chhabra, R; Ostroff, J. and Rapkin, B.D. (2005), Tobacco Use and Readiness to Quit Smoking in Low Income HIv-infected Persons. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 7 (4), 511-522.

Kang, E.; Rapkin, B., Kim, J.H. and Springer, C. (2003), The Demon Plague and Access to Care Among Asian Undocumented Immigrants Living with HIV Disease in New York City. Journal of Immigrant Health, 5 (2), 49-58.

Smith, M., Rapkin B., Winkel, G., Springer, C.; Chhabra, R and Feldman, I (2000), Housing Status and Health Care Services Utilization Among Low Income Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 15, 731-738.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Springer, CM (2013, November). Health Literacy and the Community Leadership Team. Brooklyn Task Force on Infant Mortality and Family Health, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, November). Mapping Our Target Area. Queens Regional Planning Meeting Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative, Queens, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, October). Finding Balance. Psychology Club Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Pellman, J. and Springer, C.M. (2013, October). Health Matters. St. Paul's Health Care Symposium, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, September). The Community Leadership Team. Brooklyn Task Force on Infant Mortality and Family Health, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, July). Project Redesign and Evaluation. Queens Regional Planning Meeting Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative, Queens, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, March). The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn. Brooklyn Health Care Improvement Project, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, March). The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn. NYS Department of Health, NY, NY.

Springer, CM (2013, January). The Need for Caring in North and Central Brooklyn. Community Health Planning Workgroup, Brooklyn, NY.

Pellman, J. and Springer, C.M. (2012, October). Taking Charge of Your Health. St. Paul's Health Care Symposium, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer, C.M. (2012, February). Weight Matters. Preventing Heart Disease: From the Cradel and Beyond Healthy Heart Symposium, Brooklyn, NY.

Springer CM, Pigott M H and Williams, VL (2010, May). Raising Our Voices: African-American Experiences in Accessing Health Care. NYSPA Conference Fairport, NY.

Springer, C (2009, December). Findings from Provider Town Hall Meeting. National Black Family Health Promotions Coalition Meeting.

Springer, C (2009, November). Community Voices: Perceptions of African-Americans on Health. Division of Women's Issues, NYSPA New York City.

Springer, C (2009, September). Health Literacy. Today's Child Communication Provider Town Hall Meeting Washington, DC.

Springer, C and Williams, V.L (2008, May). State of Black Family Maternal and Child Health and Focus Group Results. National Black Family Health Promotions Coalition Meeting.

Wynn, J. and Springer, C. (2007, January). Community Voices: Living Healthy and Staying Well in an Unequal System of Care. 5th Annual Parent and Provider Conference and Health Policy Forum Washington DC.

Springer, C (2006, November). A Preliminary Analysis of Focus Group Themes. National Black Family Health Promotions Coalition.

Springer, C (2006, February). National Black Family Health Promotion Coalition: Focus Group Protocol Review. United Way New York, NY.

Springer, C and Tannert-Niang, K (2006, January). Knowledge of Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Among Fourth Year Medical Students in New York City, 2004: An Update. New York Academy of Medicine.

Springer, C (2005, September). National Black Family Health Promotion Coalition: Methodologial Approach. United Way New York, NY.

Springer, C and Tannert-Niang, K (2005, June). Knowledge of Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Among Fourth Year Medical Students in New York City, 2004:. New York Academy of Medicine.

Springer, C (2003, November). Critical Issues Impacting African American Families. Today's Child Communications New York, NY.

Springer, C and Liu, S (2003, August). Dealing with Loss to Follow-up: The Case of the Great Patch Give-away Program. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Springer, CM (1969, December). The Community Leadership Team. Brooklyn Task Force on Infant Mortality and Family Health, Brooklyn, NY.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Chhabra, R; Springer C; Shrama, N (2013). School-Based HIV Prevention Program with Youth in India. In International Congress of Pediatrics. Melbourne, Australia.

Springer, C (2013). Bridging the Gap:Improving Health Communications Between African Americans and Health Care Providers. In Society for Community Research and Action. Miami, FL.

Chhabra, R; Springer C; Teitelman, N (2013). Substance Use and Intention for Future Use in Adolescents After an HIV Alcohol Prevention Program. In Society for Prevention Research. San Francisco, CA.

Springer, C (2013). Obesity Prevention: How Weight Matters. In Eastern Psychological Association. NY, NY.

Springer, C (2012). Understanding Prescription Instructions: An Action Research Project. In American Psychological Association. Orlando, Fl.

DeJean, NR, Conway F, and Springer CM (2012). Can Exposure to the Arts Mediate Negative Socio-Emotional Experiences? In NYSPA. NY.

Chhabra, R, Springer C, Ghosh S, Mosca D and Kamara E (2010). The Impact of Location: Regional Effects on an HIV Prevention Program for Youth in India. In XVIII International AIDS Conference. Vienna, Austria.

Chhabra R, Springer C, Suchday S (2010). Does Family History of CVD Predispose Youth to Self Report More Somatic, Physical and Psychological Symptoms. In Pediatric Medical Conference. Vancouver, BC.

Buls, M B. Springer C and Wolf L (2010). -Age Male Perceptions of Health. In Association for Psychological Science. Boston MA.

Pellman J, Springer C, McIntyre C, Simmuro K, Shannon E, Eisner F and Wilson J (2010). Middle Age as A Time of Career Expansion and Change: Factors to Consider in Changing Career Environments. In Eastern Psychological Association. Brooklyn, New York.

Springer, C (2010). By Any Other Name: A Survey Research Methods Exercise. In Teaching of Psychology Brown Bag Teaching Demos Eastern Psychological Association. Brooklyn, New York.

Baxter A, Szymanski K and Springer, C (2010). Rorschach assessment of aggression in child and adolescent inpatients. In Society for Personality Assessment. San Jose, CA.

Pellman J, Springer C, McIntyre C, Simurro K, Shannon E, Eisner F and Wilson J (2009). MIddle Age Career Transitions. In 21st Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research. St Francis College, Brooklyn New York.

Chhabra R, Springer C, Suchday S and Teitelman N (2009). A School-based teenage education program focusing on Alcohol and HIV Prevention. In American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Chhabra R, Suchday S, Stein R, Springer C, and Teitelman, N (2009). Youth self-report on psychological and physical symptoms as related to family history of Cardiovascular Disease in Indian Adolescents. In American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Szymanski K, Springer C, McCarthy J (2009). Early parental loss and interpersonal functioning in chld and adolescent inpatients. In The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Atlanta, Georgia.

Szymanski K, Andriano L, Springer C, Cloitre M, Kamboukas D and Cucharo C (2009). Parent-child dyad and child's psychopathlogy in 9/11 families. In The International Society for Traumatic Stress Stdies. Atlanta, Georgia.

Springer, C, Pigott M, Williams V, Lundwall K, and Boquin, C (2009). African-American Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health. In American Sociological Association. San Franscisco, CA.

Andraino L., Szymanski K, Springer C, CloitreM, Kamboukos, D and Cucharo C (2009). Parenting and psychotherapy in bereaved 9/11 families. In American Psychological Association. San Antonio, TX.

Shapiro, J, Szymanski, K, and Springer C (2009). Rorshach assessment of affect-regulation in children and adolescents who self-injure. In Society for Personality Assessment. Chicago, Illinois.

Springer, c; Pigott, M.A.; Lundwall, K.; Williams, V.L. and Boquin, C. (2008). Community Voices: Perceptions of Maternal and Child Health. In Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.

Springer, C (2007). Finding the Right Balance in Teaching about Multicultural Issues. In American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

Shiv Nath G, Chhabra, R, Springer, C and Teitelbuam, N (2007). A Study of Knowledge, Attitude and Sensitivity about HIV/AIDS among School Tecahers. In The Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to AIDS. San Francisco, CA.

Chhabra, R, Springer, C and Teitelbuam, N (2007). The Role of Family and Community Support on Adolescents Learning about HIV AIDS. In The Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to AIDS. San Francisco, CA.

Chhabra, R, Springer, C and Merchant, Y (2006). Are Girls Smarter or Do they Just Learn Better? Results of A School-Based Teenage Education Program (STEP) in India. In 10th International RCMI Symposium on Health Disparities. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Springer, C (2005). Experiential Exercises for Teaching About Ethnicity, Race, Gender and Social Class. In American Psychological Society Teaching Institute. Los Angeles, CA.

Lowe, A; Crutis, R and Springer, C (2004). Self-Reported Attachment and Defensive Styles in Universities and Hospitals. In The Society for Psychotherapy Research. Rome, Italy.


Dissertation Chaired

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Danielle Waldron (2012). The Relationship between Life Experiences, World Views and Expectations as they Relate to Symptoms of Depression. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Alexander James (2012). Implications of a four-factor model of motivation on positive change. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Karen Becker (2012). The Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Mental Health. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Jessica Castro (2011). Divorce and the Effect on Future Attachment. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Stephanie Novak (2011). Long Term Health Effects of Traumatic Events. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Mark S Budgazad (2011). Exercise Dependence and its relationship with Motivational Regulation< mood Patterns, Aerobic Exercise Activity and Injury Occurrence. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Micheal Buls (2010). Perceptions of Health in Male College Students. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Cory Morris (2010). Impulsivity in the form of Suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder. Masters Thesis Adelphi University.

Julia Fisher (2010). The Young Adult Role Confusion Coding System. Adelphi University.

Adena R. Steinberg (2009). Interpersonal factors in resilience to experiencing the death of a spouse. Adelphi University.

Alexis Koop-Smith (2009). Parental Bereavement and the Romantic Relationships of Young Adults. Adelphi University.

Mary L. Trump (2009). A characterological evaluation of the victims of stalking. Adelphi University.

Susan H Ginsberg (2008). Substance abuse during pregnancy: The relationship between child abuse, depression and parental substance abuse. Adelphi University.

Janice Jennifer Farley (2007). Exploring the stages of change in substance abuse behavior: A review of substance abusers at two inpatient treatment facilities in Barbados. Adelphi University.


Honors and Accomplishments

Teaching Excellence Award; New York University SCPS Spring 2002

Student Government Association Professor of the Year Nominee (2011-2012)

Professional Activities

Journal Reviewer AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2006-present
Textbook Reviewer John Wiley and Sons (2004); LEA, Houghton Mifflin, Pearson Education 2006
Allyn and Bacon (2008)
Test Reviewer for Wide Range Inc. WRAT 3 Test 2004
Proposal Reviewer American Psychological Association, Division 35, 2005-2008
Proposal Reviewer American Psychological Association, Division 16 2007-2008
Judge, Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, 2005-2008
Minority Scholarship Fund Committee, The Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2002-2003
AIDS Knowledge Advisory Council (Department of Child Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Univ.(Summer 1988).


American Psychological Association (Member of Division 8, 9, 35, 38)
Black Women in Psychology (Member)
American Psychological Society (Member)
American Sociological Association (Member)
Society for the Study of Social Problems (Member)
New York Academy of Sciences (Member)
American Association of Public Health (Member)
New York State Psychological Association(DOWI, Treasurer)
Brooklyn Psychological Association (Treasurer)

Community and Corporate Leadership

Director of Research, Today's Child Communications Inc. (Fall 1998– Current)
Member, National Black Family Health Coalition (Fall 2000- Current)
Member, Brooklyn Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force (Fall 1996- Fall 2004)
Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council, Inc. (Program Evaluator, Wrote a grant to fund their new Domestic Violence Initiative
Board of Directors, Worksites for Wellness (May 2010- current)