Lawrence Palinkas

Professor
Contact Information
Location
University Park
Phone213.740.3990
E-mail
Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families
Research Interest 
Behavioral Health
Diversity/Cross Cultural
Health
HIV/AIDS
Mental Health
Frances L. and Albert G. Feldman Endowed Professorship in Social Policy and Health
Education 
PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1981
MA, University of California, San Diego, 1975
BA, University of Chicago, 1974

LAWRENCE PALINKAS is the Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health and chair of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. He also holds secondary appointments as professor in the departments of anthropology and preventive medicine at USC.

A medical anthropologist, he is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research. He is particularly interested in behavioral health, global health and health disparities, implementation science, community-based participatory research, and the sociocultural and environmental determinants of health and health-related behavior with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. His research has included studies of psychosocial adaptation to extreme environments and man-made disasters; mental health needs of older adults; cultural explanatory models of mental illness and service utilization; HIV and substance-abuse prevention in Mexico; evaluation of academic-community research practice partnerships; and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for delivery of mental health services to children, adolescents and underserved populations. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, National Institutes of Health, the MacArthur Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. His current research encompasses implementation of child and adolescent mental health services, sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives, and effects of climate change on vulnerable populations. He also provides expertise to students and colleagues in the use of qualitative and mixed research methods.

Among Palinkas’ scholarly achievements are the Antarctic Service Medal from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Navy in 1989; deputy chief officer of the Life Sciences Standing Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research in 2002; chair of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s External Advisory Council in 2003; co-lead of the Grand Challenge for Social Work to create social responses to a changing environment; and membership on committees of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, American Anthropological Association and Society for Applied Anthropology. He is the author of more than 360 publications.

Although Dr. Lawrence Palinkas spent the entirety of his higher education studying anthropology, he couldn’t picture himself as an anthropologist when he graduated. His reasons were both practical and philosophical—jobs in the field were scarce, but Palinkas mostly didn’t want to spend his days “preaching to the choir.” Hoping to have a direct impact on real-world problems, he instead devoted his career to an eclectic array of pursuits, from research psychology to family medicine. But it has been his background in anthropology that sets him apart in the field of social work and places him in the vanguard of the mixed-methods approach to research.

A native of Canada, Palinkas knew from an early age that he wanted to study anthropology. When he immigrated to the United States as a boy, he was surprised to find that most of his new classmates had little awareness of their own ethnic identity, not to mention the cultures of others, and decided to pursue a profession that would allow him to teach people about the cultural identities of other ethnic groups.

Although he moved away from anthropology after earning a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, in 1981, Palinkas never completely abandoned his roots. While studying health disparities in military personnel, he used his anthropological background to examine how cultural differences affect rates of disease. He spent 16 years as an associate professor at his alma mater in both family medicine and international and cross-cultural medicine, again employing his knowledge of anthropology to study the health consequences of migration and acculturation.

Palinkas has had a wide-ranging and well-funded research career. He has conducted research on extreme environments in Antarctica, consulted for NASA and traveled the globe. But one interest rises above the rest: a fascination with human adaptation, from the immigrant experience to prolonged isolation. It turns out Palinkas, who holds secondary appointments at USC in anthropology and preventive medicine, never strayed too far from his college studies after all. He has become, he is proud to say, a medical anthropologist.

When Palinkas was recruited to train colleagues in qualitative research methods, his unique background in ethnographic field work truly paid off. His work on the topic sparked an interest in mixed-methods research, an approach that combines quantitative and qualitative analysis. By the time Palinkas joined the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in 2005, he was an authority on the subject and had begun applying it to the development of evidence-based practices. One of his newer studies seeks to map out social networks of directors of child welfare agencies and county mental health agencies to predict the rate at which communities will adopt new evidence-based practices. He is also involved in translational research, a sort of cultural exchange, he says, between researchers and practitioners designed to quickly apply research findings to real-world settings.

Awards and Distinction
Visiting Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (2011-2012)
Sterling C. Franklin Award, Distinguished USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Faculty (2010)
Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work (2008)
Mellon Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work (2008)
Urban Fellow, University of Southern California (2005-2006)
Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education (2004)
Who's Who in the World (1996)
Who's Who in the West (1995-)
Elected Fellow, American Anthropological Association (1992)
Antarctic Service Medal, National Science Foundation/U.S. Navy (1989)
Elected Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology (1989)
Sustained Superior Performance Award, Department of the Navy, Naval Health Research Center (1988)
Sustained Superior Performance Award, Department of the Navy, Naval Health Research Center (1987)
Certificate of Honor in recognition of scholarly achievement in Psychohistory, International Psychohistorical Association (1983)
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columba University (declined award) (1982)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Research Council (1982-1984)
Dissertation Research Fellow, University of California (1980-1981)
Phillips Scholarship, University of California, San Diego (1976-1977)
Graduation with Honors, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago (1974)
Swift Scholar, University of Chicago (1971-1974)
University Honors, University of Chicago (1974)
AFL-CIO Scholarship, University of Chicago (1970-1971)
More awards
Selected Publications

Wu Q., & Palinkas, L.A. (2013). Social capital and psychosocial adjustment of migrant children in China: The role of children’s personal agency. In C.C. Yi (Ed.), The psychological Well-being of East Asian Youth: From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood. New York, NY: Springer. 14:281-309.

Nedjat-Haiem F.R., Carrion, I.V., Lorenz, K.A., Ell, K. & Palinkas, L.A. (2013). Psychosocial concerns among Latinas with life-limiting advanced cancers. Omega. 67(1-2), 167-174.

Sawanyawisuth, K., Palinkas, L.A., Ancoli-Israel, S., Dimsdale, J.E., and Loredo, J.S. (2013). Ethnic differences in the prevalence and predictors of restless legs syndrome between Hispanics of Mexican descent and Non-Hispanic Whites in San Diego County: A population based study. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 9(1), 47-53.

Schneiderman J.U., Smith C.A., & Palinkas L.A. (2012). The caregiver as gatekeeper for accessing health care for children in foster care: A qualitative study of kinship and unrelated caregivers. Children and Youth Services Review. 34(10), 2123-2130.

Palinkas, L.A., & Soydan, H. (2012). Translation and implementation of evidence based practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Landsverk J., Brown C.H., Chamberlain P., Palinkas L.A. & Horwitz S.M. (2012). Design and analysis in dissemination and implementation research. In Brownson, R.C., Colditz, G.A.., Proctor, E.K., (Eds.), Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nedjat-Haiem, F., Carrion, I., Ell, K. & Palinkas, L.A. (2012). Navigating the advanced cancer experience of underserved Latinas. Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(12), 3095-3104.

Aarons, G.A., Green, A.E., Palinkas, L.A., Self-Brown, S., Whitaker, D.J., Lutzker, J.R., Silovsky, J.F., Hecht, D.B. & Chaffin, M.J. (2012). Dynamic adaptation process to implement an evidence-based child maltreatment intervention. Implementation Science. 7, 32.

Villagrana, M. & Palinkas, L.A. (2012). Caregivers’ endorsements of barriers to mental health services to children and youth in child welfare. Journal of Family Social Work. 15(2), 111-125.

Wells, A.A., Lagomasino, I.T., Palinkas, L.A., Green, J. & Gonzalez, D. (2012). Barriers to depression treatment among low-income, minority emergency department patients. Community Mental Health Journal.

Gilmer, T.P., Ojeda, V.D., Leich, J., Heller, R., Garcia, P. & Palinkas, L.A. (2012). Assessing the needs for mental health and other services among transitional age youth. Psychiatric Services. 63(4), 338-342.

Soydan, H., and Palinkas, L.A. (2012) Translational science and social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work.

Shepherd, S., Depp, C.A., Harris, G., Halpain, M., Palinkas, L.A. & Jeste, D.V. (2012). Perspectives on the long-term course of schizophrenia: A qualitative study. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 38(2). 295-303.

Palinkas, L.A. & others (2011). Behavior and mental health. Recapturing space: Life and physical sciences research for a new era of exploration. (pp. 5-1 - 5-19). Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Landsverk, J., Brown, C.H., Rolls Reutz, J., Palinkas, L.A. & Horwitz, S.M. (2011). Design elements in implementation research: A structured review of child welfare and child mental health studies. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 38, 54-63.

Palinkas, L.A., Aarons, G.A., Horwitz, S.M., Chamberlain, P., Hurlburt, M. & Landsverk, J. (2011). Mixed method designs in implementation research.Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 38, 44-53.

Palinkas, L.A., Horwitz, S.M., Chamberlain, P., Hurlburt, M. & Landsverk, J. (2011). Mixed method designs in mental health services research. Psychiatric Services. 62(3), 255-263.

Guo, M., Chow, N.W. & Palinkas, L.A. (2011). Circular migration and life course of female domestic workers in Beijing. Asian Population Studies. 7(1), 51-67.

Loredo, J.S., Soler, X., Bardwell, W. & Ancoli-Israel, S. (2010). Sleep health in the U.S. Hispanic population. Sleep. 33(7), 962-967.

Ojeda, V., Robertson, A., Hiller, S., Lozada, R., Cornelius, W., Palinkas, L.A., Magis-Rodriguez, C. & Strathdee, S.A. (2011). A qualitative view of drug use behaviors of Mexican male injection drug users deported from the United States. Journal of Urban Health. 88(1), 104-117.

Osofsky, H.J., Palinkas, L.A. & Galloway, J.M. (2010). Mental health effects of the Gulf oil spill. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 4, 273-276.

Villa-Caballero, L., Morello, C.M., Chynoweth, M.E., Prieto-Rosinol, A., Polonsky, W.H., Palinkas, L.A. & Edelman, S.V. (2010). Ethnic differences in complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with diabetes.Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 18, 241-248.

Wagner, K.D., Lankenau, S.E., Palinkas, L.A., Richardson, J.L. & Chou, C.P. (2010). The perceived consequences of safer injection: An exploration of qualitative findings and gender differences. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 15(5), 560-573.

Palinkas, L.A., Reedy, K.R., Shepanek, M., Reeves, D., Case, H.S., Dol, N.V. & Reed, H.L. (2010). A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of the effectiveness of thyroxine and triiodothyronine and short-term exposure to bright light in prevention of decrements in cognitive performance and mood during prolonged Antarctic residence. Clinical Endocrinology. 72(4), 543-550.

Wu, Q., Palinkas, L.A. & He, X. (2010). An ecological examination of social capital effects on the academic achievement of Chinese migrant children. British Journal of Social Work. 40(8). 2578-2597.

Pollini, R.A., Lozada, R., Gallardo, M., Rosen, R., Vera, A., Macias, A., Palinkas, L.A. & Strathdee, S.A. (2010). Barriers to pharmacy-based syringe purchase among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico: A mixed methods study. AIDS and Behavior. 14(3), 679-687.

Palinkas, L.A. (2010). Coming out of the cold and stepping into the light: Human adaptation in high latitude environments. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 69(3), 2-4.

Palinkas, L.A. (2010). Commentary: Cultural adaptation, collaboration and exchange. Research on Social Work Practice. 20, 544-546.

Palinkas, L.A. (2010). Nutritional interventions for treatment of seasonal affective disorder. CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics. 16(1), 3-5.

Reichstadt, J., Sengupta, G., Depp, C.A., Palinkas, L.A. & Jeste, D.J. (2010). Older adults’ perspective on successful aging: qualitative interviews. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 18, 567-575.

Loredo, J.S., Soler, X., Bardwell, W., Ancoli-Israel, S., Dimsdale, J.E. & Palinkas, L.A. (2010). Sleep health in the U.S. Hispanic population. Sleep. 33(7), 962-967.

Palinkas, L.A. (2009). The Exxon-Valdez oil spill. In Neria, Y., Galea, S.. & Norris, F. (Eds.) Mental Health Consequences of Disasters. (pp. 454-472). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Springgate, B.F., Allen, C., Jones, C., Lovera, S., Meyers, D., Campbell, L., Palinkas, L.A. & Wells, K.B. (2009). A rapid community participatory assessment of healthcare access in post-Katrina New Orleans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 27, S237-S243.

Palinkas, L.A. & Aarons, G.A. (2009). A view from the top: Executive and management challenges in a statewide implementation of an evidence-based practice to reduce child neglect. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development. 2, 47-55.

Ell, K., Vourlekis, B., Xie, B., Nedjat-Haiem, F.R., Lee, P.J., Muderspach, L., Russell, C. & Palinkas, L.A. (2009). Cancer treatment among low-income women with breast or gynecologic cancer: a randomized controlled trial of patient navigation. Cancer. 115, 4606-4611.

Aarons, G.A., Wells, R., Zagursky, K., Fettes, F. & Palinkas, L.A. (2009). Implementing evidence-based practice in community mental health agencies: multiple stakeholder perspectives. American Journal of Public Health. 99(11), 2087-2095.

Kanas, N., Sandal, G., Boyd, J.E., Gushin, V.I., Manzey, D., North, R., Leong, G.R., Suedfeld, P., Bishop, S., Fiedler, E.R., Inoue, N., Johannes, B., Kealeym, D.J., Kraft, N., Matsuzakio, I., Musson, D., Palinkas, L.A., Salnitskiy, V.P., Sipes, W., Stuster, J. & Wang, J. (2009). Psychology and culture during long-duration space missions. Acta Astronautica. 64, 659-677.

Henry, J., Palmer, B.W., Palinkas, L.A., Glorioso, D.K. & Jeste, D.V. (2009). Reformed consent: adapting to new media and research participant preferences. IRB Ethics & Human Research. 31(2), 1-8.

Kritz Silverstein, D., Schultz, S.T., Palinkas, L.A., Wingard, D.L. & Barrett-Connor, E. (2009). The association of thyroid stimulating hormone levels with cognitive function and depressed mood: The Rancho Bernardo Study. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 13(4), 317-321.

Palinkas, L.A., Schoenwald, S.K., Hoagwood, K.R., Landsverk, J.R., Chorpita, B.F., Weisz, J.R. & Research Network on Youth Mental Health, J.R. (2008). An ethnographic study of implementation of evidence-based treatment in child mental health: First steps. Psychiatric Services. 59, 738-746.

Mäkinen, T.M., Mäntysaari, M., Pääkkönen, T., Jokelainen, J., Palinkas, L.A., Hassi, J., Leppäluoto, J., Tahvanainen, K. & Rintamäki, H. (2008). Autonomic nervous functioning during whole-body cold exposure before and after cold acclimation. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 79, 875-882.

Cabassa, L.J., Hansen, M.C., Palinkas, L.A. & Ell, K. (2008). Azúcar y Nervios: Explanatory models and treatment experiences of Hispanics with diabetes and depression. Social Science and Medicine. 66, 2413-2424.

Sussman, S., Unger, J.B. & Palinkas, L.A. (2008). Country prototypes and translation of health programs. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 31, 110-123.

Johnson, S., Sidelinger, D.E., Blanco, E., Palinkas, L.A., Macdonald, D. & Reznick, V. (2008). Ethnic differences and treatment trajectories in chronic kidney disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 19(1), 90-102.

Caprio, S., Daniels, S., Drewnowski, A., Kaufman, F., Palinkas, L.A., Rosenbloom, A. & Schwimmer, J. (2008). Influence of race, ethnicity, and culture on childhood obesity: implications for prevention and treatment: a consensus statement of Shaping America's Health and the Obesity Society. Diabetes Care. 31, 2211-2221.

James, S., Monn, A.R., Palinkas, L.A. & Leslie, L.K. (2008). Maintaining sibling relationships for children in out-of-home care placements. Children and Youth Services Review. 30, 90-106.

Palinkas, L.A. & Suedfeld, P. (2008). Psychological effects of polar expeditions. The Lancet. 371(9607), 153-163.

Sussman, S. & Palinkas, L.A. (2008). Reflections on international translation of evidence-based health behavior. Evaluation and the Health Professions. 31, 323-330.

Pääkkönen, T., Leppäluoto, J., Mäkinen, T.M., Rintamäki, H., Ruokonen, A., Hassi, J. & Palinkas, L.A. (2008). Seasonal levels of melatonin, thyroid hormones, mood and cognition near the Arctic Circle. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 79, 695-699.

Pollini, R., Brouwer, K.C., Lozada, R.M., Ramos, R., Cruz, M.F., Magis-Rodriguez, C., Case, P., Burris, S., Pu, M., Frost, S.D., Palinkas, L.A., Miller, C. & Strathdee, S.A. (2008). Syringe possession arrests are associated with receptive syringe sharing in two U.S.-Mexico border cities. Addiction. 103(1), 101-108.

Barrio, C., Palinkas, L.A., Yamada, A.M., Fuentes, D., Criado, V., Garcia, P. & Jeste, D. (2008). Unmet needs for mental health services for Latino older adults: Perspectives from consumers, family members, advocates, and service providers. Community Mental Health Journal. 44, 57-74.

Palinkas, L.A., Sandal, G.M. & Leon, G. (2007). Human challenges in polar and space environments. In Amiles, R., Elis-Evans, C. & Hinghofer-Szalkay, H.G. Life in extreme environments. New York: Springer.

Reichstadt, J., Depp, C.A., Palinkas, L.A., Folsom, D.P. & Jeste, D.V. (2007). Building blocks of successful aging: A focus group study of older adults’ perceived contributors to successful aging. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 15, 194-201.

Palinkas, L.A., Reedy, K., Shepanek, M., Smith, M., Anghel, M., Steel, G.D., Reeves, D., Case, H.S., Do, N.V. & Reed, H.L. (2007). Environmental influences on hypothalamic-thyroid function and behavior in Antarctica. Physiology and Behavior. 92, 790-799.

Wilder, M.S., Palinkas, L.A., Kao, A.S., Bastien, J.F., Turner, C.L. & JC., B. (2007). Health care provider delay contributes to the development of coronary artery aneurysms in patients with Kawasaki syndrome. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 26, 256-260.

Aarons, G.A. & Palinkas, L.A. (2007). Implementation of evidence-based practice in child welfare: Service provider perspectives. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 34(4), 411-419.

Leslie, L., Plemmons, D., Monn, A. & Palinkas, L.A. (2007). Investigating ADHD treatment trajectories: Listening to families’ stories about medication use. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 28(3), 179-188.

Grant, I., Eriksen, H.R., Marquis, P., Orre, I.J., Palinkas, L.A., Suedfeld, P., Svensen, E. & Ursin, H. (2007). Psychological selection of Antarctic personnel: the "SOAP” instrument. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 78, 793-800.

Brekke, J.S., Ell, K. & Palinkas, L.A. (2007). Translational science at the National Institutes of Mental Health: Can Social Work take its rightful place? Research on Social Work Practice. 17, 123-133.

Palinkas, L.A., Criado, V., Fuentes, D., Shepherd, S., Milian, H., Folsom, D. & Jeste, D.V. (2007). Unmet needs for services for older adults with mental illness: Comparison of views of different stakeholder groups. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 15, 530-540.

Palinkas, L.A. (2006). Qualitative approaches to studying the effects of disasters. In Norris F, Galea S, Friedman M, Watson P (Eds.) Research Methods in Disaster Mental Health. (pp. 158-173). New York: Guilford Press.

Makinen, T.M., Palinkas, L.A., Paakkonen, T., Rintamaki, H., Leppaluoto, J., Hassi, J. & Reeves, D.L. (2006). Effect of repeated exposures to cold on cognitive performance in humans. Physiology and Behavior. 87, 166-176.

Sandal, G., Leon, G. & Palinkas, L.A. (2006). Human challenges in polar and space environments. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology. 5, 281-296.

Villa-Caballero, L., Caballero-Solano, V., Chavarría-Gamboa, M., Linares-Lomeli, P., Torres-Valencia, E., Medina-Santillán, R. & Palinkas, L.A. (2006). Obesity and socioeconomic status of children in Tijuana. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 30, 197-203.

Case, H.S., Reed, H.L., Palinkas, L.A., Reedy, K.R., Do, N.V., Finney, N.S. & Seip, R. (2006). Resting and exercise energy use in Antarctica: effect of 50% dietary restriction on the Polar T3 syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology, (65), 257-265.

Pääkkönen, T., Mäkinen, T.M., Leppäluoto, J., Rintamäki, H., Palinkas, L.A. & Hassi, J. (2006). Urinary melatonin – a noninvasive method to follow pineal function. Journal of Pineal Research. 40(2), 110-115.

Committee on Review of NASA’s Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap (Palinkas and others), Health Sciences Policy Board & Institute of Medicine (2005). Bioastronautics Roadmap: A Risk Reduction Strategy for the Human Exploration of Space. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Committee on Review of NASA’s Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap (Palinkas and others), Health Sciences Policy Board & Institute of Medicine (2005). Preliminary Considerations regarding NASA’s Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap: Interim Report. (pp. pp 1-35). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Palinkas, L.A., Mäkinen, T.M., Pääkkönen, T., Rintamäki, H., Leppäluoto, J. & Hassi, J. (2005). Manual performance in urban circumpolar subjects exposed to cold in winter and summer. In Tochihara Y, Ohnaka T (Eds.) Environmental Ergonomics: The ergonomics of human comfort, health and performance in the thermal environment. (pp. 193-198). Oxford UK: Elsevier.

Rintamaki, H., Palinkas, L.A. & Leppaluoto, J. (2005). Ihmisen kylmävasteet ja toimintakyky [Human responses and performance in cold]. Duodecim. 121(4), 425-432.

Palinkas, L.A., Makinen, T.M., Paakkonen, T., Rintamaki, H., Leppaluoto, J. & Hassi, J. (2005). Influence of seasonally-adjusted exposure to cold and darkness on cognitive performance in circumpolar residents. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 46, 239-246.

Palinkas, L.A., Allred, C.A. & Landsverk, J. (2005). Models of research-operational collaboration for behavioral health in space. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 76(6 Suppl), B52-60.

Orre, I.J., Eriksen, H.R., Ursin, H., Grant, I., Palinkas, L.A. & Suedfeld, P. (2005). Seleksjon av personell til overvintring I Antarktis [Selection of over winter personnel for Antarctica]. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 42, 327-334.

Makinen, T.M., Rintamaki, H., Korpelainen, J.T., Kampman, V., Paakkonen, T., Palinkas, L.A., Leppaluoto, J. & Hassi, J. (2005). Postural sway during single and repeated cold exposures. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 76, 947-953.

Stahmer, A.C., Collings, N.M. & Palinkas, L.A. (2005). Practice patterns in community early intervention programs for children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 20, 66-79.

Palinkas, L.A., Johnson, J.C., Boster, J.S., Rakusa-Suszczewski, S., Klopov, V.I., Zue, Q.F. & Sachdeva, U. (2004). Cross-cultural differences in psychosocial adaptation to isolated and confined environments. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine. 75, 973-980.

Palinkas, L.A., Petterson, J.S., Downs, M.A. & Russels, J. (2004). Ethnic differences in symptoms of posttraumatic stress after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 19, 102-112.

Palinkas, L.A., Glogower, F.G., Dembert, M., Hansen, K. & Smullen, R. (2004). Incidence of psychiatric disorders after extended residence in Antarctica. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 63, 157-168.

Palinkas, L.A., Johnson, J.C. & Boster, J.S. (2004). Social support and depressed mood in isolated and confined environments. Acta Astronautica. 54(9), 639-647.

Do, N.V., Mino, L., Merriam, G.R., LeMar, H., Case, H.S., Palinkas, L.A., Reedy, K. & Reed, H.L. (2004). The elevations in serum thyroglobulin during prolonged Antarctic residence: Effect of thyroxine supplementation in the polar T3 syndrome. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 89(4), 1529-1533.

Palinkas, L.A., Prussing, E., Reznik, V.M. & Landsverk, J.A. (2004). The San Diego East County school shootings: A qualitative study of community level posttraumatic stress. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 19, 113-121.

Makinen, T.M., Paakkonen, T., Palinkas, L.A., Rintamaki, H., Leppaluoto, J. & Hassi, J. (2004). Thermoregulation and thermal sensations during cold exposure in urban circumpolar residents in winter and summer. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 139, 229-238.

Johnson, J.C., Palinkas, L.A. & Boster, J.S. (2003). Informal social roles and the evolution and stability of social networks. In Breiger R, Corley K, and Pattison P (Eds.) Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis. (pp. 121-132). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

 Xu, C., Zhu, G., Xue, Q.F., Zhang, S., Du, G., Xi, Y. & Palinkas, L.A. (2003). Effect of the Antarctic environment on hormone levels and mood of the 16th Chinese expeditioners. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 62, 255-267.

Palinkas, L.A., Pickwell, S.M., Hill, L.L., Moser, R.J., Brandstein, K., Clark, T.J. & Osman, A. (2003). Journey to wellness: Stages of refugee health promotion and disease prevention. Journal of Immigrant Health. 5(1), 19-28.

Johnson, J.C., Boster, J.S. & Palinkas, L.A. (2003). Social roles and the evolution of networks in extreme and isolated environments. Journal of Mathematical Sociology. 27, 89-121.

Palinkas, L.A. (2003). The psychology of isolated and confined environments: Understanding human behavior in Antarctica. American Psychologist. 58, 353-363.

Iniguez, E. & Palinkas, L.A. (2003). Varieties of health services utilization by underserved Mexican American women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 14(1), 52-69.

Palinkas, L.A., Prussing, E., Landsverk, J. & Reznik, V.M. (2003). Youth violence prevention in the aftermath of the San Diego East County school shootings: A qualitative assessment of community explanatory models. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 3(5), 246-252.

Palinkas, L.A., Wilder, M.S., Kao, A.S., Bastian, J.F., Turner, C.L. & Burns, J.C. (2003). Social and cultural factors for coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) following Kawasaki syndrome (KS). Pediatric Research. 53(4, Part 2 Suppl), 326.

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