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Enya B. Vroom, PhD, MS




Title: Assistant Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Enya B. Vroom, PhD, MS is an NIH NIDA Postdoctoral Fellow in the T32 Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine at the University of Florida. She also holds a Courtesy Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Vroom earned her MS in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and PhD in Behavioral and Community Sciences from USF. Dr. Vroom’s current research focuses on the epidemiology of substance misuse among justice-involved adolescents, with an emphasis on racial and gender disparities and the implementation of treatment services. She also has expertise in the translation, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based school- and community-based behavioral health services.

Dr. Vroom serves as an Academic Mentor and Content Expert for the NIDA-funded R25 Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse and as a Mentor for the NIDA-funded R25 Substance Misuse and Addiction Research Traineeship Lab at USF. In addition, she serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 


2021 - PhD - Behavioral and Community Sciences - University of South Florida

2017 - MS - Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health - University of South Florida

2015 - BA - Psychology - University of South Florida

Research Interests 

·       Epidemiology of substance misuse in justice-involved populations

·       Health disparities among children and adolescents in the juvenile justice system

·       Implementation science research and practice

·       Substance misuse prevention and treatment among youth in school and community settings

·       Social and emotional learning

Recent Publications

(*Denotes student mentees)

Vroom, E. B., & Sharp, A. G. (In Process). The importance of implementation science in women’s behavioral health care. In B. L. Levin & A. Hanson (Eds.), Women’s behavioral health: A public health perspective (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Vroom, E. B., Massey, O. T., Akbari, Z., *Bristol, S. C., Cook, B., Green, A. L., Levin, B. L., Martinez Tyson, D, & Johnson, M. E. (2022). Exploring perceptions of implementation practice capacity in community-based behavioral health organizations. Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3), 1700-1716. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22749   

Johnson, M. E., Alejandro, A. D., & Vroom, E. B. (2022). Homegrown: Parent and sibling substance abuse linked to opioid misuse among justice-involved children. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-022-02417-8 

Vroom, E. B., & Massey, O. T. (2022). Moving from implementation science to implementation practice: The need to solve practical problems to improve behavioral health services. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 49(1), 106-116. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-021-09765-1  

*Zaidi, F., Johnson, M. E., Akbari, Z., Vroom, E. B. & *Bristol, S. C. (2022). Sex differences in the association of adverse childhood experiences on past 30-day opioid misuse among Florida justice-involved children. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108787

Vroom, E. B., Massey, O. T., Martinez Tyson, D., Levin, B. L., & Green, A. L. (2021). Conceptualizing implementation practice capacity in community-based organizations delivering evidence-based behavioral health services. Global Implementation Research and Applications, 1(4), 246-257. http://doi.org/10.1007/s43477-021-00024-1 

Vroom, E. B., Albizu-Jacob, A., & Massey, O. T. (2021). Evaluating an implementation science training program: Impact on professional research and practice. Global Implementation Research and Applications, 1(3), 147-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43477-021-00017-0   

Massey, O. T., Vroom, E. B., Weston, A. N. (2021). Implementation of school-based behavioral health services over time: A longitudinal, multilevel qualitative study. School Mental Health, 13(1), 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-020-09407-5

Sharp, A., Barnett, J. T., Vroom, E. B. (2020). Community perceptions of harm reduction and its implications for syringe exchange. Journal of Drug Issues, 50(4), 507-523. https://doi.org/10.11770022042620932289

Massey, O. T., & Vroom, E. B. (2020). The role of implementation science in behavioral health. In B. L. Levin & A. Hanson (Eds.), Foundations of behavioral health (pp. 101-118). New York, NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18435-3  

Vroom, E. B., Massey, O. T., Yampolskaya, S., & Levin, B. L. (2020). The impact of implementation fidelity on student outcomes in the Life Skills Training program. School Mental Health, 12(1), 113-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-019-09333-1