Research

Refereed Journal Articles

O’Dare, K., Mathis, A., Tawk, R., Atwell, L., Jackson, D. (2024). State level policies on first responder mental health in the U.S.: A scoping review. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-024-01352-8 Access full text article: https://rdcu.be/dyXqW

O’Dare, K., Dillard, D., King, E., Dilks, Jr., J.D., Rotunda, R., Herzog, J., Close, F. T., Hartman, M. (2024). The 2nd Alarm Project: Bridging social work and public health to improve mental wellness in the fire service. Journal of Social Work in Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2024.2318382

O’Dare, K. & Atwell, L. (2023). Reviewing the impact of the opioid overdose epidemic on the mental wellbeing of first responders. Journal of Drug Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426231208109

O’Dare, K., Johnson, T. M., King, E. A., Herzog, J., Dillard, D. R., Powell, K., Kirby, A., & Atwell, L. (2023). Workplace Traumatic Stress and Mental Health Sequelae among Public Safety Telecommunications Officers in Florida. Florida Public Health Review, 20(1), 6. https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/fphr/vol20/iss1/6/

ODare, K., Bator, C., Butler, L., Orrange, J., Porter, L., Rehbein, M., Dilks, J., Dillard, D.R., King, E., Herzog, J. and Rotunda, R. (2023). From EAP to BHAP: a conceptual framework to develop and implement a comprehensive behavioral health access program within the fire service. International Journal of Emergency Services. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-11-2021-0078

Herzog, J., O’Dare, K., King, E., Rotunda, R., Dillard, D. (2022). Trauma symptoms and suicidal ideation in firefighters from a hurricane disaster zone. Traumatology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000413

Dillard, D. R., King, E. A., O’Dare, K., Rotunda, R., (2022). Firefighter resiliency project: Survey findings and implications for a program model. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 43(1), S150. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irac012.246

Trade Journal Articles

Dilks, J., O’Dare, K., Herzog, J. (2021), Guidance for developing a fire department behavioral health access program. FireRescue1.
https://www.firerescue1.com/mental-health/articles/guidance-for-developing-a-fire-department-behavioral-health-access-program-NKQSfqtx6XFDPAP7/

O’Dare, K. (2021). Surfside Collapse Highlights Importance of Mental Wellness Resources. Fire Rescue Magazine.
https://www.firefighternation.com/firerescue/surfside-collapse-highlights-importance-of-mental-wellness-resources/

O’Dare, K. (2021). Help is Not Help, Unless it’s Helpful. Fire Rescue Magazine.
https://www.firefighternation.com/health-safety/help-is-not-help-unless-its-helpful/

Grants

2022-2024: Mental Health Awareness Traning for first responders, their families, and mental health providers. Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

2022-2025: Mental Well-Being grant. Funder: Florida Blue Foundation.

2022-2023. Comprehensive Behavioral Health Programs for First Responders and Families. Funder: Florida Department of Children and Families.

2022-2023. Florida First Responder Tactical Resiliency Toolkit (TRT). Funder: Florida Department of Children and Families.

2020-2022. North West Florida First Responder Resiliency Project (aka 2nd Alarm Project). Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.