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Negash, Tori

PhD Graduate

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Emerging adults
Behavioral health
Behavioral health services
College students
Higher education
Policy analysis
Economic evaluations


Tori Negash is a 2018 PhD Graduate from the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. She is also a graduate of Indiana University, where she received her MSW, and is a licensed social worker. Her dissertation, titled “Emerging adult college students: An analysis of behavioral health, academic outcomes, and predictors of behavioral health service receipt,” employed a combination analyses, including binomial logistic regression and hierarchical generalized linear modeling (HGLM), to examine the relationships between grade point average (GPA), service locations, individual- and institutional-level characteristics, and the use of behavioral health services among 22,800 emerging adult college students who participated in the 2015-2016 Healthy Minds Study (HMS). Tori has over five years of graduate-level research experience in addition to teaching undergraduate social work courses in both online and face-to-face settings, including research methods and data analysis, professional values and ethics, and adolescent parenthood and sexuality. Additional teaching interests include behavioral health, policy analysis, and special topics including emerging adults, college students, or disabilities. Negash has published three articles and one book chapter, with four manuscripts forthcoming. She was inducted into the Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, and has been the recipient of several awards, including the Selma & Alexander W. Erlen Award of Doctoral Excellence and the Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship & Service.