Johanne Eliacin, PhD, HSPP

Assistant Scientist, Department of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Eliacin's research interests include the impact of sociocultural context influences mental health, disparities, healthcare delivery, and outcomes as well as mental health disparities and communication among African-American Veterans.

Dr. Eliacin obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Anthropology from the University of Chicago and completed postdoctoral residency at Cornell University. She joined the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication in 2014, after successful completion of a two-year VA HSR&D Associated Health Fellowship.

Research Projects


"Mental Health Disparities and Communication Among African-American Veterans"  (PI)

Study examines how African-American veterans with mental illiness describe their understanding and processes of patient engagement and mental health treament decisions.

Selected Publications                          |                          Go To PubMed List >>


1. Eliacin J, Rollins AL, Burgess DJ, Salyers MP, Matthias MS. Patient Activation and Visit Preparation in African American Veterans Receiving Mental Health Care. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2016 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Rollins AL, Kukla M, Morse G, Davis L, Leiter M, Monroe-DeVita M, Flanagan ME, Russ A, Wasmuth S, Eliacin J, Collins L, Salyers MP. Comparative Effectiveness of a Burnout Reduction Intervention for Behavioral Health Providers. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 1;67(8):920-3. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

3. Eliacin J, Rollins AL, Burgess DJ, Salyers MP, Matthias MS. Engaging African-American Veterans in Mental Health Care: Patients' Perspectives. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016 Apr;204(4):254-60.

4. Minor SE, Eliacin I, Kashan S, Whisenant EB. Cirrhosis complications: keeping them under control. J Fam Pract. 2015 Jun;64(6):338-42.

5. Eliacin J, Salyers MP, Kukla M, Matthias MS. Factors influencing patients' preferences and perceived involvement in shared decision-making in mental health care. J Ment Health. 2015 Feb;24(1):24-8.  Epub 2014 Oct 3.

6. Eliacin J, Salyers MP, Kukla M, Matthias MS. Patients' understanding of shared decision making in a mental health setting. Qual Health Res. 2015 May;25(5):668-78. Epub 2014 Sep 22.

7. Matthias MS, Fukui S, Kukla M, Eliacin J, Bonfils KA, Firmin RL, Oles SK, Adams EL, Collins LA, Salyers MP. Consumer and relationship factors associated with shared decision making in mental health consultations. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Dec 1;65(12):1488-91.

8. Eliacin J. Social capital, narratives of fragmentation, and schizophrenia: an ethnographic exploration of factors shaping African-Caribbeans' social capital and mental health in a North London community. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2013 Sep;37(3):465-87.

9. Severe P, Juste MA, Ambroise A, Eliacin L, Marchand C, Apollon S, Edwards A, Bang H, Nicotera J, Godfrey C, Gulick RM, Johnson WD Jr, Pape JW, Fitzgerald DW. Early versus standard antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected adults in Haiti. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 15;363(3):257-65.

10. Asch HL, Eliacin E, Fanning TG, Connolly JL, Bratthauer G, Asch BB. Comparative expression of the LINE-1 p40 protein in human breast carcinomas and normal breast tissues. Oncol Res. 1996;8(6):239-47.

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