Started UK doctoral program: 2017
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Melanie Otis
Area of research interest: Evidence Based Tobacco Treatment
Program Coordinator Tracking and Evaluation at UK-CHSR and Program Associate, “Behavioral Health Tobacco Dependence Treatment for Kentucky Medicaid Recipients”.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Okoli, C.T.C, Otachi, J.K., & Seng, S. (in press). Assessing opinions and barriers to providing evidence-based tobacco treatment among health care providers within an in-patient psychiatric facility. Journal of Mental Health.
Okoli, C.T.C., Otachi, J.K, Kaewbua, S., Woods, M., & Robertson, H. (2018). Factors associated with staff engagement in patients’ tobacco treatment in a state psychiatric facility. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Okoli, C.T.C., Otachi, J.K., Manuel, A., Woods, M. (2017). Factors associated with the intention to engage in tobacco treatment among inpatients in a state psychiatric hospital. Addictive Behaviors.
Surratt, HL, Cowley, A, Gulley, J, Lockard, AS, Otachi, J.K, Rains, R, Williams, T. Syringe service program uptake among people who inject drugs in Appalachian Kentucky, American Journal of Public Health, revise and resubmit.
Otachi, J. K., Seng, S., Okoli, C. T. C. (submitted May 14th, 2019). Factors associated with tobacco cessation attempts among inpatients in a psychiatric hospital. Journal of Smoking Cessation.
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS:
Otachi, J.K, Okoli, C. T. C, and Giger, J.T. (2019). “Enhancing Evidence Based Tobacco Treatment in Mental Health Settings “. American Public Health Association (APHA) Philadelphia, Nov. 2 – Nov. 6.
Surratt, Hilary L., and Otachi, J.K. (2019). Syringe service program utilization and treatment linkage among people who inject drugs in rural Kentucky“. American Public Health Association (APHA) Philadelphia, Nov. 2 – Nov. 6.
Otachi, J.K., Latimer, A. & Pachner, T.M. (2019, October). Health Policy in Social Work Practice: An Elective Course. E-Poster for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting (APM), Denver, Colorado.
Okoli, C.T.C., Seng, S., Otachi, J., Higgins, J., Lawrence, J., Lykins, A., Bryant, E. (2019). Secondary traumatic stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue among health care workers at an academic-medical center. 33rd American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference, New Orleans, Oct 2- Oct 5.
Surratt, Hilary L., Staton, M., Cowley, A. and Otachi, J.K. (2019). “Syringe exchange uptake and HIV risk behaviors among rural people who inject drugs” Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Antonio, Texas, June 15-19, 2019.
Surratt, Hilary L., and Otachi, J. K. (2019). “Syringe service program utilization in rural Kentucky.” National Rural Health Association Health Equity Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 7, 2019.
Okoli, C.T.C., Seng, S., Otachi, J., Higgins, J., Lawrence, J., Lykins, A., Bryant, E. (2019). Behavioral and work-related factors associated with secondary traumatic stress, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among health care workers at an academic-medical center. Translational Research Forum on Secondary Traumatic Stress. Lexington, KY
Surratt H.L, Cowley A.M., Otachi J.K, Thompson R., Williams T., Lockard S., Gulley J., Rains. R, Li J and Staton M. (2018). Appalachian Translational Research Network. 8th Annual Summit. Structural HIV and HCV Prevention Efforts Among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Rural Appalachian Kentucky, Sep 20- Sep 21.
Latimer A., Pachner T., Otachi J.K. (2019). Social Media in the Classroom: Let us Tweet About it. KASWE Spring Conference, Morehead State University Kentucky, Apr 4.