B.A., Psychology, Binghamton University, 1988; M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993; M.P.H., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2004
Area(s) of Specialization:
Substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, adolescent health, LGBT health, evaluation
Dr. DiFulvio has extensive experience in utilizing mixed methods to evaluate health and human service programs within the United States. Her research interests include a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth health. Recently, she has implemented a photovoice project to assess the unique needs of LGBT youth in rural communities. She has extensive involvement in community grant-funded projects in mental health and suicide prevention, HIV prevention, domestic violence, drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, and K-12 prevention programs. Dr. DiFulvio is currently the lead evaluator of the Western Massachusetts Training Center. Most recently she served as lead evaluator with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Project. She served as Senior Evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention from 2004-2008.
DiFulvio, G. T., Linowski, S. A., Mazziotti, J. S., & Puleo, E. (2012). Effectiveness of the Brief Alcohol and Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Program with a Mandated Population. J Am Coll Health, 60(4), 269-280.
Linowski, S.A & DiFulvio, G.T. (2012) Mobilizing for Change: A Case Study of a Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. Journal of Community Health, Vol. 37(3), 685-693.
DiFulvio, G.T. (2011). Sexual minority youth, social connection and resilience: From personal struggle to collective identity. Social Science and Medicine, 72(10), 1611-1617.
Gubrium, A. & DiFulvio, G.T. (2011). Girls in the world: Digital storytelling as a feminist public health approach. Girlhood Studies, 4(2), 28-46.
Wexler, LA, DiFulvio, GT, Burke, T. (2009). Resilience and marginalized youth: Making a case for personal and collective meaning-making as part of resilience research in public health. Social Science & Medicine.