Cheng, Tyrone Chiwai, PhD

Tyrone Chiwai Cheng.Professor

Degrees:

  • MSW, University of Alabama
  • PhD, University of Alabama

Areas of Interest and Expertise:

  • Social work practice
  • Family preservation services
  • Longitudinal analysis, including event history analysis, temporal-order causal modeling, generalized estimating equations, and multilevel mixed-effects modeling

Emailccheng@sw.ua.edu

Phone:  (205) 348-9902


Publications:

  • Guo, Y., and Cheng, Tyrone C. (2017). A Comparative Study of Mental Health Care Utilization Between Foreign-born Adults and U.S.-Born Adults. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(2), 145-159.
  • Lo, C. C., Hopson, L., Simpson, G., and Cheng, Tyrone C. (2017). Racial/Ethnic differences in emotional health: A longitudinal study of immigrants’ adolescent children. Community Mental Health Journal, 53(1), 92-101.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Lo. C. C. (2016). Does collaborative engagement affect the health of young children in the child welfare system? Families in Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 97(4), 305-311.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Lo, C. C. (2016). Linking worker-parent working alliance to parent progress in child welfare: A longitudinal analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 10-16.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Lo. C. C. (2016). Racial disparities in intimate partner violence examined through the multiple disadvantage model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(11), 2026-2051.
  • Cheng, Tyrone C., and Tang, N. (2016). SNAP out of it: A study of low-income families’ underutilization of food stamps. Journal of Poverty, 20(2), 152-267.
  • Cheng, T. C., and Lo. C. C. (2016). Racial disparities in children’s health: A longitudinal analysis of mothers based on the multiple disadvantage model. Journal of Community Health, 41(4), 753-760.
  • Lo, C. L., Cheng, T.C., Smith, G.P.A. (2016). “Racial attitudes characterizing social work students at a Southern University.” Smith College Studies in Social Work, 86(2) 156-178.
  • Lo, C. C., Cheng, T. C., & Simpson, G. (2016). Marital status and health limitation: A longitudinal study of young adult and middle-aged Americans. International Journal of Public Health, 61(1), 91-100.
  • Lo, C. C., Cheng, T. C., & de la Rosa, Ivan A. (2015). Depression and substance use: A temporal-ordered model. Substance Use and Misuse, 50(10), 1274-1283.
  • Lo, C. C., Howell, R. J., & Cheng, T. C. (2015). Racial disparities in age at time of homicide victimization: A test of the multiple disadvantage model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(1), 152-167.
  • Cheng, T. C., & Lo. C. C. (2015).  A longitudinal causal analysis of impact made by collaborative engagement and service receipt on likelihood of substantiated re-report. Child Maltreatment, 20(4), 258-267.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2015). Racial disparities in intimate partner violence and in seeking help with mental health. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(18), 3283-3307. doi: 10.1177/088626051455011.
  • Cheng, T.C. & Lo, C.C. (2015). Change in adolescents’ alcohol-use patterns, from non-drinking to non-heavy drinking or heavy drinking. Journal of Drug Issues, 45(4), 447-459.
  • Lo, C.C., Cheng, T.C., (2015). Race, employment disadvantages, and heavy drinking: A multilevel model. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47(3), 221-229.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2014). An analysis of welfare participation: Rational-choice perspective and group-threat hypothesis. Journal of Social Service Research, 40, 189-200. doi: 10-1080/01488376.2013.865580.
  • McElderry, C.G., & Cheng, T.C. (2014). Understanding the discipline gap from an ecological perspective. Children & Schools, 36(4), 241-242.
  • Cheng, C.C., & Lo, C.C. (2014). Domestic violence and treatment seeking: A longitudinal study of low-income women and mental health/substance abuse care. International Journal of Health Services, 44 (4), 735-759.
  • Lo, C.C., & Cheng, T.C. (2014). Race, unemployment rate, and chronic mental illness:  A 15-year trend analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49: 1119-1128. doi:10.1007/s00127-014-0844-x.
  • Lo, C.C., Cheng, T.C., & Howell, R.J.(2014). Problem drinking’s associations with social structure and mental health care: Race/ethnicity differences. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 46 (3), 233-242.  doi:10.1080/02791072.2014.887161.
  • Jaggers, J., & Cheng, T. (2014). The effects of occupation, public assistance, prejudice, and disadvantaged neighborhood on second- and third-generation immigrants’ downward assimilation. Social Development Issues, 36(1), 1-16.
  • Lo, C.C., Cheng, T.C., & Howell, R.J. (2014). The role of immigration status In heavy drinking among Asian Americans. Substance Use & Misuse, 49(8), 932-940. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.852578.
  • Lo, C.C., Cheng, T.C., & Howell, R.J. (2014). Access to and utilization of health services as pathway to racial disparities in serious mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 50, 251-257.  doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9593-7.
  • Lo, CC., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Heavy drinking during periods of high unemployment: 15-year trend study of the role of race/ethnicity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133, 383-390. doi: 10.1016/j.drug.alcdep.2013.06.018.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2013). Racial disparity in risk factors for substantiation of child maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1962-1969.
  • Lo, C.C., Howell, R.J., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Disparities in Whites’ versus Blacks’ Self-related Health: Social Status, Health-care services and Health Behaviors.  Journal of Community Health, 38, 727-733.
  • Lo, C.C., Weber, J., Cheng, T.C. (2013). A spatial analysis of student binge drinking, alcohol-outlet density, and social disadvantages. The American Journal on Addictions, 22, 391-401.
  • Lo, C.C., Weber, J., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Urban-rural differentials: A spatial analysis of Alabama students’ recent alcohol use and marijuana use. The American Journal on Addictions, 22, 188-196.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Robinson, M.A. (2013). Factors leading African Americans and Black Caribbeans to use social work services for treating mental and substance use disorders. Health & Social Work, 38(2), 99-109.
  • Lo, C.C. & Cheng, T.C. (2013). American youths’ access to substance abuse treatment: Does type of treatment facility matter? Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 191-213.
  • Lo, C.C., Howell, R.J., & Cheng, T.C. (2013). Explaining Black-White differences in homicide victimization. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 125-134.
  • Cheng, T.C. (2012). Intimate partner violence and welfare participation: A longitudinal causal analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(4), 808-830.
  • Lo, C.C., Howell, R.J., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Problem drinking by race and nativity: What is learned from social structural and mental health-related data of US-born and immigrant respondents? The American Journal on Addictions, 21:S77-S87.
  • Lo, C.C., & Cheng, T.C. (2012).  The role of social structural factors in treatment of mental health disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 21(5), 430-438.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Li, X.A. (2012).  Maltreatment and families’ receipt of services: Associations with reunification, kinship care, and adoption. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 93(3). 189-195. Doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.4215.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2012). Racial disparities in access to needed child welfare services and worker-client engagement. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1624-1632.
  • Lo, C.C., Tenorio, K.A., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Racial differences in co-occurring substance use and serious psychological distress: The roles of marriage and religiosity. Substance Use & Misuse, 47, 734-744.
  • Lo, C.C., & Cheng, T.C. (2012). Discrimination’s role in minority groups’ rates of substance-use disorder. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, 150-156.
  • Cheng, T.C., & Lo, C.C. (2012). Nonmedical use of prescription medications: A longitudinal analysis with adolescents involved in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 859-864.
  • Cheng, T., & Lo, C. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of some risk and protective factors in marijuana use by adolescents receiving child welfare services. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1667-1672.
  • Lo, C., & Cheng, T. (2011). Racial/ethnic differences in access to substance abuse treatment. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 22, 621-637.
  • Cheng, T. C., & Lo, Celia C. (2011).  Drug use among maltreated adolescents receiving child welfare services. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 2, 1735-1739.
  • Cheng, T. (2010). Factors associated with reunification: A longitudinal analysis of long-term foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1311-1316.
  • Cheng, T. (2010). Financial self-sufficiency or return to welfare? A longitudinal study of mothers among the working poor. International Journal of Social Welfare, 19, 162-172.
  • Cheng, T., & Lo, C. (2010). Heavy alcohol use, alcohol and drug screening and their relationship to mothers’ welfare participation: A temporal-ordered causal analysis. Journal of Social Policy, 39(4), 543-559. 
  • Cheng, T. C., & Lo, C.C. (2010).  Mental health service and drug treatment utilization: Adolescents with substance use/mental disorders and dual diagnosis. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19, 447-460.
  • Lo, C., & Cheng, T. (2010). Onset drinking: How it is related both to mother’s drinking and mother-child relationships. Substance Use and Misuse, 45, 888-900. 
  • Cheng, T. C., Lo, C. C. (2010). The roles of parenting and child welfare services in alcohol use by adolescents. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(1), 38-43.
  • Cheng, T. C. (2009).  Racial inequality in receiving transitional support services and being sanctioned among TANF recipients: A group threat hypothesis. Journal of Social Service Research, 35(2), 115-123.
  • Lo, C., Kim, Y., & Cheng, T. C. (2008). Offense specialization of arrestees:  An event history analysis.  Crime and Delinquency, 54(3), 341-365. 
  • Cheng, T. (2007). Leaving Medicaid without health insurance: TANF policies and recipients’ vulnerabilities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(3), 609-620.
  • Cheng, T. (2007). How is welfare-to-work shaped by contingencies of economy, welfare policy,and human capital? International Journal of Social Welfare, 16(3), 212-219.
  • Cheng, T.  (2007). Impact of work requirements on the psychological well-being of TANF recipients.  Health & Social Work, 32(1), 41-48.
  • Cheng, T. C., & McElderry, C. (2007). How do drug use and social relations affect welfare participation? Social Service Review, 81(1), 155-165.
  • Lo, C. C., & Cheng, T. C. (2007). “The impact of childhood maltreatment on young adults’ substance abuse.” American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33, 139-146.