Melissa Bellin

Mel BellinMelissa Bellin, Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.4409
E-mail: mbellin@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 3E43

Bellin CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education

MSW, PhD; Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors and Awards

Summer 2018: Dean's Teaching Award, Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (SWCL 754)  
Spring 2018: Dean's Teaching Award, Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare Delivery (SWCL 779)  
Fall 2017: Dean's Teaching Award, Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (SWCL 754)
2017 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Fellow
2016 (Summer) Dean’s Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Social Work; Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals Experiencing Acute, Chronic, and/or Life-Threatening Health Conditions (SWCL 712)
2015 (Fall) Dean’s Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Social Work; Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (SWCL 754)
2015 (Fall) Dean’s Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Social Work; Clinical Social Work Practice with Individuals Experiencing Acute, Chronic, and/or Life-Threatening Health Conditions (SWCL 712)
2014 (Fall) Dean's Teaching Award, University of Maryland School of Social Work; Social Work and Developmental Disabilities (SWCL 754)
2012 (Spring) Dean's Teaching Award
2012 1st Place, Spina Bifida Investigative Research Award, 2nd World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care (Award Paper: Family Functioning, Self-Management, and the Trajectory of Psychological Symptoms in Emerging Adults with Spina Bifida)
2011 (Fall) Dean’s Teaching Award
2011 (Spring) Dean’s Teaching Award
2010 (Fall) Dean’s Teaching Award
2010 (Spring) Dean's Teaching Award
2009 Student Government Association (SGA) Exemplary Faculty Award
2009 Dean's Teaching Award
2008 Spina Bifida Association Young Investigator Award
2008 Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Young Professional Award
2008 Dean's Teaching Award

Expertise and Research Interests

Child and Family Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability
Developmental Disabilities
Family Centered Care
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Social Work Practice in Health Care

Recent Publications

Margolis, R., Bellin, M. H., Sacco, P., Harrington, D., & Butz, A. M.  (accepted). Evaluation of MOS         Social Support in Low-Income Caregivers of African American Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma. Journal of Asthma.

Butz, A.M., Bollinger, M. E., Jassal, M., Bellin, M. H., Kub, J., Mudd, S., Ogborn, C. J., Lewis-Land, C.,   & Thompson, R. E. (accepted).  Association between Second Hand Smoke (SHS) Exposure and Caregiver Stress in Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma. Journal of Asthma. 

Bellin, M. H., Newsome, A., Lewis-Land, C., Kubb, J., Mudd, S., Margolis, R., & Butz. A.M. (2018).Improving care of inner-city children with poorly controlled asthma: What mothers want you to know. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.12.009. [e-pub ahead of print].

Butz, A.M., Bellin, M. H., Tsoukleris, M., Mudd, S. S,. Kub, J., Ogborn, J., Morphew, T., Lewis-Land, C., & Bollinger, M. E.  (2018).  Very poorly controlled asthma in urban minority children: Lessons learned.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 6, 844-852.

Bellin, M. H., Collins, K. S., Osteen, P., Kub, J., Bollinger, M. E., Newsome, A., Lewis-Land, C., & Butz, A. (2017). Characterization of stress in low-income, inner-city mothers of children with poorly controlled asthma. Journal of Urban Health, 94,14-823.

Collins, K. S., Freeman, P. A., Unick, G. J., Bellin, M. H., Reinicker, P., & Streider, F. (2017).  Child attributions mediate relationships between violence exposure and trauma symptomatology. Advances in Social Work, 18, 284-299.

Kub, J., Bellin, M. H., Butz, A. M., Bollinger, M. E., Lewis-Land, C., & Osteen, P. (2017). The chronicity of depressive symptoms in mothers of children with asthma.  Journal of Western Nursing, May 1: 1:193945917705858 [epub ahead of print].

Bellin, M. H., Newsome, A., Land, C., Kub, J., Mudd, S.S., Bollinger, M. E., & Butz, A. M. Asthma home management in the inner-city: What can the children teach us? (2017). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31, 362-371.

Butz, A. M., Morphew, T., Lewis-Land, C., Kub, J., Bellin, M. H., Ogborn, J., Mudd, S. S., Bollinger, M. E., & Tsoukleris, M.  (2017). Factors associated with poor controller medication use in children with high asthma emergency department utilization. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 118, 419-426.

Bellin, M. H., Land, C., Newsome, A., Kub, J., Mudd, S.S., Bollinger, M. E., & Butz, A. M. (2017). Caregiver perception of asthma management of children in the context of poverty.  Journal of Asthma, 54, 162-172.

Mudd, S. S., Ogborn C. J., Bollinger, M. E., Morphew, T., Kub, J., Lewis-Land, C., Bellin, M. H., & Butz, A. (2016). Parental decision making associated with pediatric emergency department use for asthma.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 117, 490-494.

Butz, A.M., Bellin, M.H., Bollinger, M. E., Kub, J., Mudd, S. S., Land, C., Ogborn, C. J., Thompson, R.E., & Tsoukleris, M.  (2016).  Salivary cotinine measurement for all children with persistent asthma: Spit matters.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 116, 463-465.

Bellin, M. H., Osteen, P., Kub, J., Bollinger, M. E., Tsoukleris, M., Chaikind, L., & Butz, A. M.  (2015).  Stress and quality of life in urban caregivers of children with poorly controlled asthma: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 29, 536-546.

Dicianno, B. E., Kinback, N., Bellin, M., Chaikind, L., Buhari, A., Holmbeck, G.H., Zabel, A., Donlan, R.M., & Collins, D.M. (2015). Depressive symptoms in adults with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60, 246-253.

Bellin, M. H., Oktay, J., Scarvalone, S., Appling, S., & Helzlsouer, K.  (2015).  A qualitative description of a family intervention for breast cancer survivors experiencing fatigue.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33, 395-413.

Butz, A.M., Ogborn, J., Mudd, S., Ballreich, J., Tsoukleris, M., Land, C. L., McCray, C., Kub, J., Bellin, M., & Bollinger, M. E.  (2015).  Factors associated with high Short Acting B2 Agonist (SABA) use in urban children with asthma.  Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 114, 385-392.

Bellin, M. H., Osteen, P., Collins, K., Butz, A., Land, C., & Kub, J. (2014). The influence of community violence and protective factors on asthma morbidity and healthcare utilization in high-risk children. Journal of Urban Health, 91, 677-689.

Fish, T. L., Harrington, D., Bellin, M. H., & Shaw, T. (2014). The impact of deployment, distress, and perceived social support on Army spouse weight status.  AMEDD: Army Medical Department Journal, October-December 2014, 87-95.

Butz, A. M., Halterman, J., Bellin, M., Kub, J., Tsoukleris, M., Frick, K. D., Thompson, R. E., Land, C., & Bollinger, M. E. (2014).  Improving preventive care in high risk children with asthma: Lessons learned.  Journal of Asthma, 51, 498-507.

Bellin, M. H., Dicianno, B. E., Osteen, P., Dosa, N., Aparicio, E., Braun, P., & Zabel, T. A. (2013). A longitudinal analysis of family satisfaction, pain, and quality of life in emerging adults with spina bifida.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 641-655.

Butz, A. M., Kub, J., Bellin, M. H., & Frick, F. (2013). Challenges in providing preventive care to inner-city children with asthma. Nursing Clinics of North America, 48, 241-257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2013.01.008

Bellin, M. H , Kub, J., Frick, K.,  Bollinger, M. E., Tsoukleris, M.,  Walker, J., Land, C.E., & Butz, A. (2013).  Stress and quality of life in caregivers of inner-city minority children with poorly controlled asthma.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27, 127 – 134. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.09.009

Bellin, M. H., Dosa, N., Zabel, T. A., Aparicio, E., Dicianno, B. E., & Osteen, P. (2013).  Self-management, satisfaction with family functioning, and the course of psychological symptoms in emerging adults with spina bifida.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 50-62. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jss095.

Butz, A. M., Halterman, J. S., Bellin, M. H., Kub, J., Frick, K. D., Lewis-Land, C., Walker, J., Donithan, M., Tsoukleris, M., & Bollinger, M. E.  (2012).  Factors associated with completion of a behavioral intervention for caregivers of urban children with asthma.  Journal of Asthma, 49(9), 977-988. doi:10.3109/02770903.2012.721435

Bellin, M. H., Osteen, P., Heffernan, C., Levy, J., & Synder-Vogel, M.  (2011).  Parent and health care professional perspectives on family-centered care for children with special health care needs:  Are we on the same page?  Health & Social Work, 36, 281-290.

Mahmood, D., Dicianno, B.E., & Bellin, M.H. (2011).  Self management, preventable conditions, and assessment of care among young adults with myelomeningocele.  Child: Care, Health & Development, 37, 861-865.  doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01299.x

Ridosh, M., Roux, G., Braun, P., Bellin, M. H., & Sawin, K. J.  (2011).  Transition in young adults with spina bifida: A qualitative study.  Child: Care, Health & Development, 37, 866-874.  doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01329.x

Bellin, M. H., Dicianno, B. E., Levey, E., Dosa, N., Roux, G., Marben, K. & Zabel, T. A.  (2011).  Interrelationships of gender, level of lesion, and transition outcomes among young adults with myelomeningocele.  Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 53, 647-652.doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03938.x

Butz, A., Halterman, J., Bellin, M. H., Tsoukleris, M., Donithan, M., Kub, J., Thompson, R. E., Land, C., E., Walker, J., & Bollinger, M. E.  (2011).  Factors associated with second hand smoke exposure in young inner city children with asthma.  Journal of Asthma, 48, 449-457. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2011.576742

Oktay, J., Bellin, M. H., Scarvalone, S. Appling, S., Macdonald, R., & Helzlsouer, K.  (2011).  Managing the impact of post-treatment fatigue on the family: Breast cancer survivors share their experiences.  Families, Systems, & Health, 29, 127-137.

Bellin, M. H., Zabel, T. A., Dicianno, B. E., Levey, E., Garver, K., Linroth, R., & Braun, P.  (2010).  Correlates of depressive and anxiety symptoms in young adults with spina bifida.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35(7), 778-789.  doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsp094

Butz, A., Kub, J., Donithan, M., James, N., Thompson, R. E., Bellin, M., Tsoukleris, M., & Bollinger, M. E.  (2010).  Influence of caregiver and provider communication on symptom days and medication use for inner-city children with asthma.  Journal of Asthma, 47(4), 478-485. doi: 10.3109/02770901003692793

Sawin, K. J., & Bellin, M. H.  (2010). Quality of life in individuals with spina bifida: A research update.  Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 16(1), 47-59. doi: 10.1002/ddrr.96

Lotze, G., Bellin, M. H., & Oswald, D. (2010).  Health professionals and family-centered care: Are we moving forward? Journal of Family Social Work, 13(2), 100-113. doi: 10.1080/10522150903487099

Dicianno, B. E., Bellin, M. H., & Zabel, T. A. (2009). Spina bifida and mobility in the transition years.  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(12), 1002-1006. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3181c1ede3

Bellin, M. H., Bentley, K. J., & Sawin, K. J. (2009).  Factors associated with the psychological and behavioral adjustment of siblings of youths with spina bifida.  Families, Systems, & Health, 27(1), 1-15.  doi: 10.1037/a0014859

Bellin, M. H., & Rice, K. (2009). Individual, family, and peer factors associated with the quality of sibling relationships in families of youths with spina bifida.  Journal of Family Psychology. 23(1), 39-47.  doi: 10.1037/a0014381

Sawin, K. J., Bellin, M. H., Roux, G., Buran, C. F., & Brei, T. J. (2009).  The experience of self-management in adolescent women with spina bifida.  Rehabilitation Nursing, 34, 26-38.  Retrieved from http://www.awebsource.com/clients/arn/ws_resource/public_index.php

Bellin, M. H., Kovacs, P. J., & Sawin, K. J. (2008).  Risk and protective influences in the lives of siblings of youth with spina bifida.  Health & Social Work, 33(3), 199-209.  Retrieved from http://www.naswpress.org/publications/journals/hsw.html

Bellin, M. H., Sawin, K. J., Roux, G., Buran, C. F., & Brei, T. J. (2007).  The experience of living with spina bifida part I: Self-concept and family relations in adolescent women with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Nursing, 32, 57-67.  Retrieved from http://www.awebsource.com/clients/arn/ws_resource/public_index.php

Roux, G., Sawin, K. J., & Bellin, M. H., Buran, C. F., & Brei, T. J. (2007). The experience of living with spina bifida part II: Peer relationships in adolescent women with spina bifida.  Rehabilitation Nursing, 32, 112-119.  Retrieved fromhttp://www.awebsource.com/clients/arn/ws_resource/public_index.php

Bellin, M. H., & Kovacs, P.J. (2006). Fostering resilience in siblings of youths with a chronic health condition: A review of the literature. Health & Social Work, 31(3), 209-216.  Retrieved from http://www.naswpress.org/publications/journals/hsw.html

Kovacs, P. J., Bellin, M. H., & Fauri, D. (2006). Family-centered care: A resource for social work in end-of-life and palliative care. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 2(1), 13-27.  doi: 10.1300/J457v02n01_03

Sawin, K. J., Bellin, M. H., Builta, L., Vassel, L., Buran, C. F., Brei, T. J., & Fastenau, P. S. (2006). Cross-informant agreement between adolescents with myelomeningocele and their parents.  Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 48(3), 188-194. doi: 10.1017/S0012162206000417

Oswald, D., Bodurtha, J. A., Willis, J., Broaddus, C., Tlustry, S., Bellin, M. H., & McCall, B. (2005).  Defining underinsurance among children with special healthcare needs: A Virginia sample. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 9S, S67-S74. doi: 10.1007/s10995-005-4749-x

Sawin, K. J., Bellin, M. H., Roux, G., Buran, C. F., Brei, T. J., & Fastenau, P. S. (2003).  The experience of parenting an adolescent with spina bifida. Rehabilitation Nursing, 28, 173-185. 

Green, R. G., Baskind, F. R., & Bellin, M. H. (2002).  Results of the doctoral faculty publication project:  Journal article productivity and its correlates in the 1990s.  Journal of Social Work Education, 38(1), 135-152.  Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/Publications/JSWE.aspx

Green, R. G., & Hayden, M. A.  (2001).  Citations of articles published by the most productive social work faculties in the 1990s.  Journal of Social Service Research, 27(3), 41-56. doi: 10.1300/J079v27n03_03

Green, R. G., Kvarfordt, C. L., & Hayden, M. A.  (1999).  The middle years of the decade publication project:  1994-1997.  Journal of Social Work Education 35(2), 195-203.  Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/Publications/JSWE.aspx