Biography: Joe Tomaka, Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Director of Crimson Research. Dr. Tomaka received his Baccalaureate degree from Geneseo State University (1987), and his Master’s (1990) and Ph.D. degrees (1993) in Social and Health Psychology from the University of Buffalo. Dr. Tomaka is or has been PI or Co-I on over 25 extramurally-funded projects and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in a variety of journals. He has received over $5.5M in project funding across his career and $2.5M as director of Crimson Research. Project funding has come from numerous sources including government agencies (NIH, SAMHSA), private foundations (Paso Del Norte Health Foundation), and community agencies (Dona Ana County Department of Health and Human Services). His research interests include challenge appraisal and self-esteem as predictors of health and well-being.
Current projects include:
· Program Evaluation for Amador Health Center, St. Luke’s Recovery Project. SAMHSA/Contract with Amador Health Center.
· Survey of Caregivers with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. National Alliance for Caregiving.
· Program Evaluation for Dona Ana Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program. SAMHSA/Contract with Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department.