lex owen | Assistant Professor | School of Social Work

0

Summary

Lex Owen has experience working with people with disabilities and their families, the elderly, and previously incarcerated people. She has also worked at the intersection of public health and social work focusing on improving disability inclusion in locality emergency preparedness planning. She is passionate about developing social work students into curious problem solvers and seeks to convey the values ​​and ethics of social work through her teaching and research. Lex currently co-directs the Family Navigation Network (FNN). Housed within the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities, this program supports families of children and youth with special health care needs to improve health care outcomes and increase family-professional partnerships (funded by Nevada Department of Health and Human Services via Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and State General Fund grant number B04MC33852 and MCHB award number 7 H84MC42482-01-00).

Hobbies

  • Families of children and youth with special health care needs
  • Disability and bioethics
  • Social work training
  • Action research and qualitative methodologies
  • Human Services Organizational Research

Courses taught at the University of Nevada, Reno

  • SW 640: Elements of Evidence-Based Practice
  • SW 721: Therapeutic Interventions with Groups

Courses taught elsewhere

  • Disability, Health and Society
  • Disability as diversity

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 2019-2020
  • Ph.D., Disability Studies, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
  • MSW, Community Health and Urban Development Concentration, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
  • BA, Sociology and Psychology, Gordon College (MA), 2006

Works

  • *Halpern, J., *O’Hara, SE, *Owen, AL., & Paolo, D. (2021). How scientists see the translational promise of CRISPR and the implications for people with genetic diseases. Ethics & human research, 43(6), 28-41. *These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Halpern, J. & Owen, A. (2021). Autonomy of the scaffolding: Respect for people in shared decision-making. Book chapter in Shared Decision Making in Critical Illness (Ed. John Lantos). Oxford University Press.
  • owen, a., Singh, S. & Kirschner, K. (2020). Disability Rights and NIPT: A Response to Breimer. The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, 5(4).
  • Owen, A. Stober, K., Crabb, C., Mahar, E. & Heller, T. (2020). Training professionals to facilitate future planning: exploratory results from a multi-state intervention. The Journal of Intellectual Disability Policy and Practice, 18(2), 131-140.
  • Halpern, J., O’Hara, SE, Doxzen, KW, Witkowsky, LB, & Owen, AL (2019). Societal and ethical impacts of germline genome editing: how can we guarantee human rights? The CRISPR Review, 2(5), 293-298.
  • Lee, CE, Burke, MM, Arnold, CK, & Owen, A. (2019). Comparison of differences in support needs as perceived by parents of adult children with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and cerebral palsy. Journal of Applied Research on Intellectual Disabilities, 32(1), 194-205.
  • Lee, CE, Burke, MM, Arnold, CK, & Owen, A. (2019). Perceptions of non-caregiver roles among siblings of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research and Practice, 5(2), 118-127.
  • Burke, M., Arnold, C., & owen, a. (2018). Identify correlates and barriers to future planning among parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56(2), 90-100.
  • Burke, MM, Lee, CE, Arnold, CK, & owen, a. (2017). Perceptions of professionals towards siblings of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 55(2), 72-83.
  • Friedman, C., & Owen, AL. (2017). Sexual health in the community: Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Disability and Health, 10(3), 387-393.
  • Friedman, C., & Owen, AL. (2017). Defining disability: the relationships between understandings and attitudes towards disability. Disability Studies Quarterly, 37(1).
  • Burke, MM, Lee, CE, Chung, MY, Rios, K., Arnold, CK, & owen, a. (2017). Individual and family correlates of community living options in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Inclusion, 5(4), 279-292.
  • Owen, A. Arnold, K., Friedman, C. and Sandman, L. (2016). Nominal group technique: An accessible and interactive method to conceptualize the sexual autonomy of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Qualitative Social Work, 15(2), 175-189.
  • Friedman, C., & Owen, AL. (2016). Attitudes of siblings of people with disabilities towards prenatal genetic testing and disability: a mixed-methods approach. Disability Studies Quarterly, 36(3).
  • Burke, MM, Lee, CE, Arnold, CK, & owen, a. (2016). Correlates of the quality of the sibling relationship and the caring reception of adults with disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disorders, 28(5), 735-750.
  • Burke, MM, Arnold, CK, & Owen, A. (2015). Sibling Advocacy: Views on Advocacy by Siblings of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Include, 3(3), 162-175.
  • Friedman, C., Arnold, K., owen, a., & Sandman, L. (2014). “Remember that our voices are our tools:” Sexual self-defence as defined by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 34(4), 515-532.

Encyclopedia articles

  • Owen, A. (2018). Prenatal screening/selective abortion. In Disability in American Life: An Encyclopedia of Concepts, Theories and Controversies. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Owen, A. and Rizzolo, MC (2017). End-of-life care. In E. Braaten (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • owen, a. and Friedman, C. (2017). Nominal group technique as participatory action research: perceptions of sexuality of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. In cases of SAGE research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Share.

Comments are closed.