Degrees & Programs

Negash, Tori

PhD Candidate

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Emerging adult behavioral health
Behavioral health services
College students
Behavioral mental health services in higher education
Policy analysis
Economic evaluations


Tori Negash is a doctoral candidate and licensed social worker. Her research addresses behavioral health and the delivery of behavioral health services with emerging adults (individuals between 18-25 years old) and emerging adult college students. Negash’s dissertation, “Emerging Adult College Students: A Secondary Analysis of Behavioral Health, Academic Outcomes, and Predictors of Behavioral Health Service Receipt” utilizes multilevel logistic regression to examine individual and institutional level predictors of behavioral health service use. Negash has experience teaching undergraduate social work courses in both online and face-to-face settings, including courses on behavioral health, policy analysis, social work and the law and program evaluation. Negash’s most recent work, a book chapter, has been published in the APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment. She was a recipient of the 2011 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the Student Poster Award at the 2015 Multiple Perspectives Conference, the 2017 Selma & Alexander W. Erlen Award of Doctoral Excellence from the College of Social Work and the 2015 and 2017 Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service from Ohio State. Negash is expected to graduate in May 2018.