Tom Reischl, PhD

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Evaluation Director

Dr. Reischl’s research interests focus on the development and the evaluation of community-based public health programs, violence prevention programs, family support programs, and consumer-controlled (self/mutual help) programs. He is interested in conducting process and outcome evaluation studies that are collaborative, responsive, and client-centered.


Thulin, E. J., Lee, D. B., Eisman, A. B., Reischl, T. M., Hutchison, P., Franzen, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Longitudinal effects of Youth Empowerment Solutions: Preventing youth aggression and increasing prosocial behavior. American Journal of Community Psychology.
Williamson, A., Barbarin, A., Campbell, B., Campbell, T., Franzen, S., Reischl, T. M., Zimmerman, M., & Veinot, T. C. (2021). Uptake of and Engagement With an Online Sexual Health Intervention (HOPE eIntervention) Among African American Young Adults: Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(7), e22203.
Rupp, L. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Sly, K. W., Reischl, T. M., Thulin, E. J., Wyatt, T. A., & Stock, J. J. P. (2020). Community-Engaged Neighborhood Revitalization and Empowerment: Busy Streets Theory in Action. American Journal of Community Psychology, 65(1–2), 90–106.
Heinze, J. E., Krusky-Morey, A., Vagi, K. J., Reischl, T. M., Franzen, S., Pruett, N. K., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Busy Streets Theory: The Effects of Community-engaged Greening on Violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(1–2), 101–109.
Zimmerman, M. A., Eisman, A. B., Reischl, T. M., Morrel-Samuels, S., Stoddard, S., Miller, A. L., Hutchison, P., Franzen, S., & Rupp, L. (2018). Youth Empowerment Solutions: Evaluation of an After-School Program to Engage Middle School Students in Community Change. Health Education & Behavior: The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 45(1), 20–31.
Eisman, A. B., Zimmerman, M. A., Kruger, D., Reischl, T. M., Miller, A. L., Franzen, S. P., & Morrel-Samuels, S. (2016). Psychological Empowerment Among Urban Youth: Measurement Model and Associations with Youth Outcomes. American Journal of Community Psychology, 58(3–4), 410–421.
Kruger, D. J., Crichlow, V. J., McGarrell, E., Hollis, M., Jefferson, B. M., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2016). Perceptions of Procedural Justice Mediate the Relationship Between Local Violent Crime Density and Crime Reporting Intentions. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(6), 807–812.
Heinze, J. E., Reischl, T. M., Bai, M., Roche, J. S., Morrel-Samuels, S., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2016). A Comprehensive Prevention Approach to Reducing Assault Offenses and Assault Injuries among Youth. Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 17(2), 167–176.
Reischl, T. M., Krusky, A. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Aiyer, S. M., Kruger, D. J., Franzen, S. P., & Lipton, R. (2016). Assessing Physical Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods: Reliability and Validity of the Parcel Maintenance Observation Tool. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(1), 7–21.
Farrell, A. D., Henry, D., Bradshaw, C., & Reischl, T. (2016). Designs for Evaluating the Community-Level Impact of Comprehensive Prevention Programs: Examples from the CDC Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(2), 165–188.
Kruger, D. J., Carrothers, J., Franzen, S. P., Miller, A. L., Reischl, T. M., Stoddard, S. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). The Role of Present Time Perspective in Predicting Early Adolescent Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Heinze, J. E., Kruger, D. J., Reischl, T. M., Cupal, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). Relationships Among Disease, Social Support, and Perceived Health: A Lifespan Approach. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3–4), 268–279.
Mckelvey, L., Schiffman, R. F., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H. E., Reischl, T. M., Hawver, S., & Cunningham Deluca, M. (2015). Examining long term effects of an infant mental health home-based early Head Start program on family strengths and resilience. Infant Mental Health Journal.
Kruger, D. J., Nedelec, J. L., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). Life History Predicts Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Crime Reporting Intentions. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1(3), 183–194.
Aiyer, S. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Morrel-Samuels, S., & Reischl, T. M. (2015). From Broken Windows to Busy Streets A Community Empowerment Perspective. Health Education & Behavior, 42(2), 137–147.
Krusky, A. M., Heinze, J. E., Reischl, T. M., Aiyer, S. M., Franzen, S. P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). The effects of produce gardens on neighborhoods: A test of the greening hypothesis in a post-industrial city. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136, 68–75.
Lumeng, J. C., Kaciroti, N., Sturza, J., Krusky, A. M., Miller, A. L., Peterson, K. E., Lipton, R., & Reischl, T. M. (2015). Changes in body mass index associated with head start participation. Pediatrics, 135(2), e449-456.
Goldstick, J. E., Lipton, R. I., Carter, P., Stoddard, S. A., Newton, M. F., Reischl, T., Walton, M., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2015). The Effect of Neighborhood Context on the Relationship Between Substance Misuse and Weapons Aggression in Urban Adolescents Seeking ED Care. Substance Use & Misuse.
Goldstick, J. E., Brenner, A. B., Lipton, R. I., Mistry, R., Aiyer, S. M., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015). A Spatial Analysis of Heterogeneity in the Link Between Alcohol Outlets and Assault Victimization: Differences Across Victim Subpopulations. Violence and Victims, 30(4), 649–662.
Reischl, T. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Morrel-Samuels, S., Franzen, S. P., Faulk, M., Eisman, A. B., & Roberts, E. (2011). Youth empowerment solutions for violence prevention. Adolesc Med State Art Rev, 22(3), 581–600, xiii.
Zimmerman, M. A., Stewart, S. E., Morrel-Samuels, S., Franzen, S., & Reischl, T. M. (2011). Youth Empowerment Solutions for Peaceful Communities: Combining theory and practice in a community-level violence prevention curriculum. Health Promotion Practice, 12(3), 425–439.
Hurd, N., Zimmerman, M. A., & Reischl, T. M. (2011). Role Model Behavior and Youth Violence: A Study of Positive and Negative Effects. Journal of Early Adolescence, 31(2), 323–354.
Griffith, D. M., Allen, J. O., De Loney, E. H., Robinson, K., Lewis, E. Y., Campbell, B., Morrel-Samuels, S., Sparks, A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Reischl, T. (2010). Community-based organizational capacity building as a strategy to reduce racial health disparities. Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(1–2), 31–39.
Caldwell, C. H., Rafferty, J., Reischl, T. M., De Loney, E. H., & Brooks, C. L. (2010). Enhancing Parenting Skills Among Nonresident African American Fathers as a Strategy for Preventing Youth Risky Behaviors. Am J Community Psychol, 45(1–2), 17–35.
Alaimo, K., Reischl, T. M., & Allen, J. O. (2010). Community gardening, neighborhood meetings, and social capital. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(4), 497–514.
Franzen, S., Morrel-Samuels, S., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2009). Using process evaluation to strengthen intergenerational partnerships in the Youth Empowerment Solutions program. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 37(4), 289–301.
Salem, D. A., Reischl, T. M., & Randall, K. W. (2008). The effect of professional partnership on the development of a mutual-help organization. American Journal of Community Psychology, 42(1–2), 179–191.
Reischl, T. M., Sarigiannis, A. N., & Tilden, J., Jr. (2008). Assessing emergency response training needs of local environmental health professionals. Journal of Environmental Health, 71(2), 14–19.
Woolley, M. E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Gilster, M. E., Karb, R., Gant, L. M., Reischl, T. M., & Alaimo, K. (2008). Neighborhood social capital, poor physical conditions and school achievement. Children & Schools, 30(3), 133–145.
Griffith, D. M., Allen, J. O., Zimmerman, M. A., Morrel-Samuels, S., Reischl, T. M., Cohen, S. E., & Campbell, K. A. (2008). Organizational empowerment in community mobilization to address youth violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34(3 Suppl), S89-99.
Caldwell, C. H., Rafferty, J., De Loney, E. H., & Reischl, T. M. (2008). Practice Notes: Strategies in Health Education: The Flint Fathers and Sons Program. Health Education & Behavior, 35, 155–157.
Kruger, D. J., Reischl, T., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2008). Time perspective as a mechanism for functional developmental adaptation. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 2(1), 1–22.
Kruger, D. J., Reischl, T. M., & Gee, G. C. (2007). Neighborhood social conditions mediate the association between physical deterioration and mental health. American Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3–4), 261–271.
Kruger, D. J., Hutchinson, P., Monroe, M. G., Reischl, T. M., & Morrel-Samuels, S. (2007). Assault Injury Rates, Social Capital, and Fear of Neighborhood Crime. Journal of Community Psychology, 35(4), 483–498.
Griffith, D. M., Moy, E., Reischl, T. M., & Dayton, E. (2006). National data for monitoring and evaluating racial and ethnic health inequities: where do we go from here? Health Education & Behavior : The Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 33(4), 470–487.
Grogan-Kaylor, A., Wooley, M. E., Mowbray, C., Reischl, T. M., Gilster, M. E., Karb, R., MacFarlane, P., Gant, L. M., & Alaimo, K. (2006). Predictors of Neighborhood Satisfaction. Journal of Community Practice, 14(4), 27–50.
Reischl, T. M., & Buss, A. N. (2005). Responsive evaluation of competency-based public health preparedness training programs. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, Suppl, S100-5.
Rog, D., Boback, N., Barton-Villagrana, H., Marrone-Bennett, P., Cardwell, J., Hawdon, J., Diaz, J., Jenkins, P., Kridler, J., & Reischl, T. M. (2004). Sustaining collaboratives: a cross-site analysis of The National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention. Evaluation and Program Planning, 27, 249–261.