RODNEY WAYNE HOPKINS portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work

Research Keywords

  • Suicide prevention
  • Program Evaluation (social sciences)
  • Implementation and Dissemination Science
  • Evidence Based Practice

Presentations

  • Hopkins, Rodney W. Utah quality youth substance abuse treatment program: needs assessment and data report presentation. Central Utah Community Counseling Center. Ephraim, UT. Presentation, Presented, 12/19/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. H.B. 177 Trauma-Informed Justice Provisions report to the Multi-Disciplinary Trauma Informed Committee. Office for Victims of Crime. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 12/09/2019.
  • Hopkins, R. Summary Report to Multi-Disciplinary Trauma Informed Committee, Victim Advocate Credentialing Subcommittee. Utah State Capitol Office Building. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/25/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. & Hudnall, Greg. Hope Squads: A peer-to-peer school-based program that bridges the gap in serving vulnerable youth. International Association of Suicide Prevention 2019 Congress Secretariat. Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/20/2019.
  • Building a bridge with the faith community: a natural partner in suicide prevention. Hopkins, Rodney, W. and Hudnall, Greg. International Association of Suicide Prevention 2019 Congress Secretariat. Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Poster, Presented, 09/18/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. SRI Draft Report to the Multi-Disciplinary Trauma Informed Committee. Utah State Capitol Office Building. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 08/26/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. Using Trauma-Informed Data for Department of Public Safety Agency Self-Assessment. Utah State Department of Public Safety. Taylorsville, UT. Presentation, Presented, 07/10/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. Using Trauma-Informed Data for Board of Pardons and Parole Agency Self-Assessment. Utah State Board of Pardons and Parole. Murray, UT. Presentation, Presented, 04/12/2019.
  • Vogel-Ferguson, Mary Beth and Hopkins, Rodney, W. SRI Research Brown Bag: Building Partnerships to Create a Trauma-Informed Utah. College of Social Work. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/28/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. and Cheng, Jenny. Update on Trauma Research: HB 177 "Trauma-Informed Justice Program" Statewide Victim Advocate Organization. Moab, UT. Presentation, Presented, 03/07/2019.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. and Cheng, Jenny. Update on Trauma Research: HB 177 "Trauma-Informed Justice Program" Statewide Victim Advocate Organization. South Jordan, UT. Presentation, Presented, 02/27/2019.
  • Hopkins, R.W. "Reducing Vulnerability to Burnout among Adolescents in a Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Program" Suicide Prevention Australia, The National Suicide Prevention Conference. Brisbane, AU. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/28/2017.
  • Hopkins, R.W., Hudnall, G.& Wright-Berryman, J. "Circles4Hope and Hope Squads: Innovation in Adolescent Suicide Prevention in Utah". American Association of Suicideology Annual Conference, April 29, 2017, Phoenix, AZ. Panel, Presented, 04/29/2017.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W., Innocenti, M., & Lipkowitz, R. "Using Utah's Multipurpose Data System: Evaluation and CQI". 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Washington, D.C. Poster, Presented, 04/12/2012.
  • Hopkins, R.W. & Larsen, V. "Preventing Underage Drinking by Connecting with Students in the Classroom and Parents at Home". Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools National Conference, August 11, 2011, National Harbor, MD. Presentation, Presented, 08/11/2011.
  • Silovsky, J., Hopkins, R.W., & Dugan, A. "The Future of Evidence-Based Home Visiting Evaluation", Evidence-Based Home Visiting Grantee Meeting, August 2, 2010, Washington, D.C. Panel, Presented, 08/02/2010.
  • Hopkins, R.W. & PoVey, C. "Environmental Strategies: Are Your Environmental Efforts Effective?"Charting the Course. CADCA 19th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 12, 2009, National Harbor, MD. Presentation, Presented, 02/12/2009.
  • Hopkins, Rodney, W. "Program Evaluation". Preventing Suicide in Regions VII & VIII: Communities Working Together to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the Prairies and Mountain West, October 29, 2003, Westminster, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/29/2003.
  • Hopkins, R.W."Evaluation Tools: Theory and Practice". Preventing Suicide in Regions VII & VIII: Communities Working Together to Implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the Prairies and Mountain West, October 29, 2003, Westminster, CO. Presentation, Presented, 10/29/2003.

Research Groups

  • Kristen West, Other. College of Social Work - Social Research Institute. 03/01/2018 - 02/28/2023.
  • Jennifer Zenger, Other. College of Social Work - Social Research Institute. 03/01/2018 - 02/28/2023.
  • Jenny Cheng, Other. College of Social Work, Social Research Institute. 05/31/2016 - 05/31/2021.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • DCFS joint SRI Project's. PI: Rodney W. Hopkins. Co-PI(s): Philip Osteen. Utah State Department of Human Services - Division of Child and Family Services, 11/01/2018 - 09/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $85,438.14
  • VICTIMS OF CRIME NEEDS ASSESSMENT. PI: Rodney W. Hopkins. Co-PI(s): Jenny Cheng. UTAH COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, 09/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $251,603.00
  • MEDICAID DENTAL 1915B WAIVER. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 07/01/2018 - 09/30/2018. Total project budget to date: $13,063.00
  • UTAH NSG PROGRAM EVALUATION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DIV OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ME, 04/01/2018 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $76,191.85
  • MEDICAID 1115 WAIVER EVAL. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 03/01/2018 - 02/28/2023. Total project budget to date: $280,000.00
  • PREVENTION DIMENSIONS. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • VICTIMS OF CRIME NEEDS ASSESES. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL AND, 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2021. Total project budget to date: $236,603.00
  • PREVENTION DIMENSIONS. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 07/01/2014 - 09/30/2015. Total project budget to date: $70,452.00
  • FOOD STAMPS ELIGIBILITY. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURC, 05/01/2014 - 09/30/2014. Total project budget to date: $70,000.00
  • PREVENTION DIMENSIONS PROGRAM. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014. Total project budget to date: $59,639.00
  • HOME VISITATION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 10/01/2013 - 02/28/2014. Total project budget to date: $87,974.00
  • HOME VISITATION MIECHV. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $114,309.00
  • HOME VISITATION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 06/01/2012 - 09/29/2012. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • EARLY INTERVENTION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 10/01/2009 - 12/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $11,801.00
  • EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITATION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 09/30/2009 - 09/30/2012. Total project budget to date: $232,687.00
  • EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITATION. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 02/17/2009 - 09/29/2009. Total project budget to date: $43,018.00
  • SEC PREVENTION PROGRAM EVALUAT. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. STATE OF UTAH, 01/01/2008 - 12/31/2008. Total project budget to date: $74,996.00
  • SECP. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. STATE OF UTAH, 04/01/2007 - 02/01/2008. Total project budget to date: $53,257.00
  • PREVENTION DIMENSIONS PROG. PI: HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. UT STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 10/04/2002 - 09/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $797,475.00
  • EVALUATE TOBACCO PREVENTION. PI: Co-PI(s): HOPKINS,RODNEY WAYNE. OFFICE OF EDUCATION, 01/07/2001 - 06/30/2002. Total project budget to date: $56,551.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • HOPE4UTAH. PI: Rodney W. Hopkins. 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia
    Have participated in and presented professionally at 2 Australian -based professional conferences, both of which were in Brisbane, QLD.

Publications

  • Wright-Berryman, J. & Hudnall, G., Hopkins, R.W., & Bledsoe, C. (2018). Hope Squads: Peer-to Peer Suicide Prevention in Schools. Children & Schools. Vol. 40, 125-126. Published, 04/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdy005