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, R.W. "Reducing Vulnerability to Burnout among Adolescents in a Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Program" Suicide Prevention Australia, The National Suicide Prevention Conference, July 28, 2017, 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, R.W., Innocenti, M., & Lipkowitz, R. "Using Utah's Multipurpose Data System: Evaluation and CQI". 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. April 12, 2012, 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, R.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.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Medicaid 1115 Waiver Eval. PI: Rodney W. Hopkins. Utah Department of Health / Division of Health Care Financing, 03/01/2018 - 09/30/2022. Total project budget to date: $244,754.00
  • A comprehensive community-based suicide prevention program targeting the reduction of suicide stigma and increasing help-seeking behavior. PI: Jennifer Wright-Berryman (University of Cincinnati School of Social Work). Co-PI(s): Rodney W. Hopkins. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2020. Total project budget to date: $765,100.00
  • 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
  • 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.

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