McClain Sampson

McClain Sampson

Assistant Professor
Email: mmsampson@uh.edu
Room: 403 Social Work Building
Phone: 713-743-6719
Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement:

Dr. Sampson's published research focuses on health promotion and includes topics such as racial/ethnic disparities of postpartum depression and anxiety, the use of Motivational Interviewing in substance abuse settings, and health care provider’s comfort with delivery of palliative care.

Dr. Sampson completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with Baylor College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She worked on a CDC Funded project to reduce the risk of alcohol exposed pregnancy among low-income women in Harris County Hospital District community health centers. Effective interventions for health promotion continue to be a priority for Dr. Sampson as she develops her research agenda.

Dr. Sampson is also the Principal Investigator for the Department of Health and Human Service/HRSA funded GLOBE project. This project delivers training of bilingual social workers in advanced, clinical, behavioral health social work. 

Education:

M.S.S.W., The University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Ph.D., Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Licenses and Certifications:

 

Areas of Specialization:

Motivational Interviewing in assessment and intervention
Problem Solving Tools for reduction of perinatal depression
Community based research
Mixed methods research

Courses Taught:

7325 Assessment in Social Work
8323 Qualitative Research Methods (doctoral)

Research Interests:

Dr. Sampson’s research interests focus on screening, assessing and intervening for health issues that affect pregnant and postpartum women such as depression, stress and obesity. 

Selected Publications

Sampson, M., Zayas, L.H., Seifert, S.B. (2012). Treatment Engagement Using Motivational Interviewing for Low-Income Mothers with Postpartum Depression. Clinical Social Work Journal. doi: 10.1007/s10615-012-0422-1

Cardoso, J.B., Padilla, Y, Sampson, M. (2010). Racial and ethnic variation in predictors of maternal parenting stress. Social Service Research. 36(5), 429.

Sampson, M., Stephens, N.S. and Velasquez, M.M. (August, 2009). Motivational Interviewing. In The Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice (Eds. Rubin, A., & Springer, D.). John Wiley and Sons.

Jones, B., Pomeroy, E. & Sampson, M. (2009). University community partnerships and community based participatory research: One community’s approach to enhance capacity in end-of-life and bereavement practice, research, and education. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 5(1) 94-104

Jones, B., Sampson, M., Greathouse, J., Legett, S., Higgerson, R. and Christie, L. (2007). Comfort and confidence levels of health care professionals providing pediatric palliative care in the intensive care unit. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 3(3), 39-58.

Parrish, D.E., von Sternberg, V., Cochran, J., Sampson, M., Velasquez, M.M. & Mullen, P.D. (in review). Characteristics and Factors Associated with the Risk of a Nicotine Exposed Pregnancy.

Sampson, M. & Torres, L.R. (in press). The tension between fidelity and cultural adaptation: A Reaction to Cultural Adaptation of Interventions in Real Practice Settings by Marsiglia & Booth. Invited Article for the Special Issue from the proceedings of the Bridging the Research-Practice Gap Symposium in Houston, TX April 5-6, 2013. Research on Social Work Practice.

Book Chapters

Zayas, L.H., Sampson, M. (2013). Perinatal Depression and Treatments for U.S. Latinas: A Review of Research Perinatal depression among Spanish-Speaking Women: A Global perspective on prevalence, treatment, and outcomes. (Eds. Cinisomo, L.S. & Wisner, K.) Springer Publishing Co.

Sampson, M., Stephens, N.S. and Velasquez, M.M. (August, 2009). Motivational Interviewing. In The Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice (Eds. Rubin, A., & Springer, D.). John Wiley and Sons.

Highlighted awards:

Susan Hickman Research Award. (2012). Reducing Postpartum Depression: Development of an Intervention for Low-Income Culturally Diverse Expectant Mothers. Postpartum Support International.