Amy Hammock, Ph.D.

Amy Hammock


Amy Hammock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Welfare

Core Faculty Member, Program in Public Health

OFFICE: School of Social Welfare, HSC 2-093Q 



Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009 
M.S.W., University of Michigan, 2002
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1995

Academic Interests:

Prevention and response to intimate partner violence; youth development; community-level prevention programming; community-based participatory research; qualitative research methods.

Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

Fulbright Fellowship, Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de la Mujer, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 1995-1996

NIMH Training Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Program on Violence and Mental Health Across the Lifespan, University of Michigan, 2002-2005

Member: American Public Health Association; Society for Social Work and Research; American Sociological Association; American Academic of Health Behavior

Faculty representative to Stony Brook University's working group to reduce binge-drinking on campus, part of the National College Health Improvement Project

Research Activities & Projects:

Youth Needs Assessment on the Town of Islip

A community capacity approach to reducing violence in the tri-hamlet area of Brentwood, Central Islip and Bayshore

A comprehensive, community-level approach to reducing binge-drinking on campus

The Stony Brook University Violence Against Women Prevention And Response Project

Community participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a culturally-competent campaign to prevent intimate partner violence

Interactive Theatre as a Tool for Prevention

Selected Publications:

Yoshihama, M., Ramakrishnan, A., Hammock, A., & Pasha, M. (in press). Intimate partner violence prevention program in an Asian immigrant community: Integrating theories, data, and community participation. Violence Against Women.

Hammock, A. (2011). Identity Construction through Theatrical Community Practice. Qualitative Social Work, 10(3), 364-380.

Yoshihama, M, Hammock, A. C. & Horrocks, J. (2006). Intimate partner violence, welfare receipt, and health status of low-income African American women: A lifecourse analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37(1-2), 95-109.

Yoshihama, M., Gillespie, B., Hammock, A. C., Belli, R. F. & Tolman, R. (2005). Does the Life History Calendar method facilitate the recall of domestic violence victimization? Comparison of two methods of data collection. Social Work Research, 29(3), 151-163.

Hammock, A. C. (1996). Violencia conyugal y mujer joven: Experiencias en las organizaciones sociales de apoyo a la mujer. JOVENes: Revista de Estudios Sobre Juventud 1(2), 84-99. (Partner violence and young women: Experiences in social service organizations that offer support to women. JOVENes: Research Magazine on Adolescence.