Hiie Silmere , MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Social Work
location: 312 - Carpenter Hall
phone: (585) 594-6013
fax: (585) 594-6480
email: silmere_hiie@roberts.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. (2008) – Washington University in St. Louis
  • MSW (2001) – Washington University in St. Louis
  • BSW (1999) – Spring Arbor University

Bio

Research & Special Interests:  

  • Substance use and substance use prevention
  • Positive youth development
  • Evidence-based practice and intervention research
  • International social work

Select Publications:

  • Proctor, E., Silmere, H., Raghavan, R., Hovmand, P., Aarons, G., Bunger, A., Griffery, R., & Hensley, M. (2011). Outcomes for implementation research: Conceptual distinctions, measurement challenges, and research agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38, 65-76.
  • Silmere, H. (2008). Koolinoorte probleemne joomine: Ülevaade riski- ja kaitseteguritest ning soovitused ennetustööks (Problem drinking among students: Overview of risk and protective factors and implications for prevention). Sotsiaaltöö, 5, 61-68. [In Estonian]
  • Stiffman, A. R., Alexander-Eitzman, B., Silmere, H., Osborne, V., & Brown, E. (2007). From early to late adolescence: American Indian youths' behavioral trajectories and their major influences. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 849-858.
  • Silmere, H., & Stiffman, A. R. (2006). Factors associated with successful functioning in American Indian youths. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 13, 23-47.
  • Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., Dore, P., Ostmann, E., Osborne, V., & Silmere, H. (2006). The role of providers in mental health services offered to American-Indian youths. Psychiatric Services, 57, 1185-1191.
  • Harris J. K., Carothers B. J., Luke D. A., Silmere H., McBride T. D., Pion M. Exempting casinos from the Smoke-free Illinois Act will not bring patrons back. They never left. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication.  doi:10.1136/tc.2010.042127

Recent Presentations: 

  • Silmere, H., & Lanpher, B. (2011). Integrating social work practice and research: Guidelines, examples, barriers, and dilemmas. Paper presented at the NACSW 2011 Convention. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Chaddock, T., Silmere, H., & Haller, D. (2011). Teaching and Using Evidence Based Practice as a process: reflections on value tensions and experience of teaching EBP. Paper presented at the NACSW 2011 Convention. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Silmere, H. (2011).  Relationship between select community characteristics and youth behaviors: Focus on an Eastern European setting. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. Tampa, FL.
  • Silmere, H. (2010). The things we smoke: Prevalence and psychosocial factors associated with cigarette, waterpipe, and marijuana use in Estonian youth. Poster presented at the NIDA International Poster Session at the Society for Prevention Research 18th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Harris, J. K., Silmere, H., Luke, D. A., Mueller, N., & McBride, T. (2009). Gambling on clean air: Casinos and the Smoke-free Illinois Act. Poster presented at the 2009 National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Silmere, H. (2009). Psychosocial risk and protective factors for adolescent problem drinking in Estonia. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Alexander-Eitzman, B., Stiffman, A. R., Silmere, H., & Osborne, V. (2007). From early to late adolescence: American Indian youths' behavioral trajectories and their major influences. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • Alexander-Eitzman, B., Stiffman, A. R., Silmere, H., Osborne, V., & Brown, E. (2006). Major improvement in behavior associated with a reservation's multifaceted prevention intervention strategy. Paper presented at the 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA.
  • Silmere, H. (2006). Reducing college student alcohol use: A methodological review of individual-focused interventions. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Silmere, H., & Stiffman, A. R. (2006). What environmental and cultural factors enhance or interfere with successful functioning in American Indian youth? Poster presented at the 10th Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Professional Involvement: 

  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Society for Prevention Research

Courses Teaching at RWC: 

  • Social Work Research
  • Applied Social Work Research
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

Family: 
    I have a sister, Ulrika and a brother, Silver who reside in my home country Estonia.

  Favorite Activities: 
Cooking/baking, outdoors activities, chess, reading