Research interests

Evaluation of interventions, Implementation and evaluation of evidence-based programs, Prevention science, Public health, Quantitative research methodology and statistics

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Parenting Intervention for Refugees and Ethnic Minorities - Lead Investigator; research support from the Kavli Foundation

ECHO Study - Co-Investigator; research support from the Kavli Foundation

CV

EDUCATION

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, PhD, Psychology, 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 to present  Associate professor, University of Tromsø, RKBU – North, Tromsø, Norway
2012 – 2013 Researcher, University of Tromsø, RKBU – North, Tromsø, Norway
2011    Researcher, NOVA – Norwegian Social Research, Oslo, Norway
2010    Research consultant, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
2007 – 2010 Research fellow – PhD Student, Norwegian Center for Child Beh Dev, Oslo, Norway
2006 – 2007 Research consultant, OSLC, Eugene, Oregon
2006    Research associate, The Committee for Children, Seattle, Washington
2005 – 2006 Data analyst, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
2002 – 2005 Data analyst/Data manager, OSLC, Eugene, Oregon
2002    Research training consultant, Implementation Sciences International, Inc., Eugene, Oregon
1999 – 2003 Observational coding team trainer, supervisor, and data mgr., OSLC, Eugene, Oregon
1998 – 1999 Research assistant, OSLC, Eugene, Oregon

Teaching

Courses:

HEL-3502 Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics

PhD students:

Primary supervisor for Lene-Mari Potulski Rasmussen

Secondary supervisor for Sabine Kaiser

Publications in CRIStin


  • Kaiser, Sabine; Patras, Joshua; Martinussen, Monica. Linking interprofessional work to outcomes for employees: A meta‐analysis. Research in Nursing and Health 2018; Volum 41 (3). ISSN 0160-6891.s 265 - 280.s doi: 10.1002/nur.21858.

  • Aasheim, Merete; Patras, Joshua; Eng, Helene; Natvig, Henrik. Kunnskapsoppsummering og klassifisering av tiltaket: PALS – Positiv atferd, støttende læringsmiljø og samhandling (2.utg.). (fulltekst) Ungsinn. Tidsskrift for virksomme tiltak for barn og unge 2018; Volum 2 (1). ISSN 2464-2142.s 1 - 25.s doi: ungsinn.no.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Wentzel-Larsen, Tore; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Patras, Joshua; Kendall, Philip C; Waaktaar, Trine; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Prevention of anxiety and depression in school children: Effectiveness of the transdiagnostic EMOTION program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2018; Volum 87 (2). ISSN 0022-006X.s 212 - 219.s doi: 10.1037/ccp0000360.

  • Seabra-Santos, Maria Joao; Gaspar, Maria Filomena; Major, Sofia O; Patras, Joshua; Azevedo, Andreia F; Homem, Tatiana C; Pimentel, Mariana; Baptista, Elsa; Klest, Sihu; Vale, Vera. Promoting Mental Health in Disadvantaged Preschoolers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Teacher Training Effects. Journal of Child and Family Studies 2018. ISSN 1062-1024.s doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1208-z.

  • Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Hjemdal, Odin; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Reinfjell, Trude. Emotion regulation and its relation to symptoms of anxiety and depression in children aged 8–12 years: does parental gender play a differentiating role?. BMC Psychology 2018; Volum 6:42. ISSN 2050-7283.s 1 - 11.s doi: 10.1186/s40359-018-0255-y.

  • Rayce, Signe Boe; Rasmussen, Ida Scheel; Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua; Pontoppidan, Maiken. Effects of parenting interventions for at-risk parents with infants: A systematic review and meta-analyses. BMJ Open 2017; Volum 7. ISSN 2044-6055.s doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015707.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Waaktaar, Trine; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Kendall, Philip C; Patras, Joshua. The Factor Structure of MASC Youth Report in Norwegian School Children. Journal of Child and Family Studies 2017; Volum 26 (7). ISSN 1062-1024.s 1808 - 1816.s doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0705-9.

  • Martinussen, Monica; Kaiser, Sabine; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Richardsen, Astrid Marie. Reorganisation of healthcare services for children and families: Improving collaboration, service quality, and worker well-being. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2017; Volum 31 (4). ISSN 1356-1820.s 487 - 496.s doi: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1316249.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. Group size and therapists’ workplace ratings: Three is the magic number. Journal of Social Work 2016; Volum 16 (2). ISSN 1468-0173.s 216 - 227.s doi: 10.1177/1468017315581564.

  • Kaiser, Sabine; Ekelund, Bjørn Z.; Patras, Joshua; Martinussen, Monica. Psychometric Properties of the Norwegian Short Version of the Team Climate Inventory (TCI). Scandinavian Journal of Organizational Psychology 2016; Volum 8 (2). ISSN 1891-473X.s 18 - 28.

  • Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Adolfsen, Frode; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Study protocol of an RCT of EMOTION: An indicated intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. BMC Psychology 2016; Volum 4:48. ISSN 2050-7283.s 1 - 8.s doi: 10.1186/s40359-016-0155-y.

  • Pontoppidan, Maiken; Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua; Rayce, Signe. The effects of universally offered parenting interventions for parents with infants: A systematic review. BMJ Open 2016; Volum 6 (9). ISSN 2044-6055.s doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011706.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. Development of a collective efficacy measure for use in social service organizations. Journal of Social Work 2013; Volum 13 (1). ISSN 1468-0173.s 96 - 106.s doi: 10.1177/1468017311412034.

  • Ogden, Terje; Bjørnebekk, Gunnar; Kjøbli, John; Patras, Joshua; Christiansen, Terje; Taraldsen, Knut; Tollefsen, Nina. Measurement of implementation components ten years after a nationwide introduction of empirically supported programs - a pilot study. Implementation Science 2012; Volum 7:49. ISSN 1748-5908.s doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-49.

  • DeGarmo, David; Patras, Joshua; Eap, Sopana. Social Support for Divorced Fathers’ Parenting: Testinga Stress-Buffering Model. Family Relations 2008; Volum 57. ISSN 0197-6664.s 35 - 48.

  • Martinussen, Monica; Reedtz, Charlotte; Eng, Helene; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Patras, Joshua; Mørch, Willy-Tore. Ungsinn - Tidsskrift for virksomme tiltak for barn og unge. Kriterier og prosedyrer for vurdering og klassifisering av tiltak. 2016 ISBN 978-82-93031-43-7.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Sund, Anne Mari; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Patras, Joshua. Preliminary results from the effectiveness study of the preventive EMOTION intervention & Use of new technology to improve uptake of the intervention in the services. EUSPR 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-26 2018.

  • Aasheim, Merete; Seabra-Santos, Maria Joao; Fossum, Sturla; Gaspar, Maria Filomena; Handegård, Bjørn-Helge; Major, Sofia O; Drugli, May Britt; Azevedo, Andreia F.; Patras, Joshua; Homem, Tatiana C.; Klest, Sihu; Pimentel, Mariana; Baptista, Elsa; Vale, Vera; Løndal, Oddbjørn. Effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management program (IY-TCM) in disadvantaged and universal settings: Change in children’s problem behavior and social skills. EUSPR 2018 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-26 2018.

  • Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinussen, Monica; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Implementation of the EMOTION program. Ninth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-26 2018.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Waaktaar, Trine; Sund, Anne Mari; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Kendall, Philip C. Effectiveness evaluation of the EMOTION program. Barn og unge kongressen 2018 2018-04-23 - 2018-04-25 2018.

  • Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Implementation of a Measurement and Feedback System (MFS) for primary mental health services. Møte om kartleggingsverktøy for primærhelsetjenesten og PPT 2017-01-20 - 2017.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Waaktaar, Trine; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode. Indicated prevention of anxiety and depression in school children: Preliminary results from a randomized controlled trial of a new transdiagnostic intervention. Society for Prevention Research 2017-05-30 - 2017-06-02 2017.

  • Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Holen, Solveig; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Sund, Anne Mari. Exploring the associations between school functioning and symptoms of anxiety and/or depression in young school children. The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2017-05-30 - 2017-06-02 2017.

  • Løvaas, Mona Elisabeth S; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Reinfjell, Trude; Adolfsen, Frode; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit. Emotion regulation and its relation to symptoms of anxiety and depression in children. Does parental gender have a differentiating role?. Society of preventive research (SPR) 2017-05-30 - 2017-06-02 2017.

  • Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua. Implementation Measure: Evaluating IY impelementation in an international context. EU IY Meeting 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-10 2017.

  • Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter. The EKKO Project:Web-based measurement feedback system for municipal services. Skolekonferanse 2017-03-28 - 2017-03-28 2017.

  • Eng, Helene; Reedtz, Charlotte; Martinussen, Monica; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Ungsinn (Young Mind). An online journal to promote evidence based practice in Norway.. 2017 ANNUAL MEETING. Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice 2017-05-30 - 2017-06-02 2017.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. Implementation measure and connected study. European Incredible Years Conference 2016-03-16 - 2016-03-18 2016.

  • Sund, Anne Mari; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode. Early Intervention Coping Kids - a randomized controlled trial.. NordCAP 2016 2016-09-15 - 2016-09-16 2016.

  • Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Pedersen, Marit Løtveit; Sund, Anne Mari. Coping Kids: a randomized controlled study of a new transdiagnostic preventive intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. EUSPR 2016-10-31 - 2016-11-02 2016.

  • Eng, Helene; Reedtz, Charlotte; Martinussen, Monica; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Implementing sustainable evidence based interventions within services for children in Norway: www.ungsinn.no. EUSPR 2016-10-31 - 2016-11-02 2016.

  • Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode; Pedersen, Marit; Kendall, Philip C. Early Intervention Coping Kids - A randomized controlled trial. Research Meeting Nord CAP 2016-09-15 - 2016-09-16 2016.

  • Neumer, Simon-Peter; Richter, Jorg; Patras, Joshua; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Holen, Solveig. Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the Brief Problem Monitor (BPM) in a sample of children with internalizing problems. Konferanse 2016-08-31 - 2016-09-04 2016.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Waaktaar, Trine; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode. The EMOTION program - A transdiagnostic intervention targeting high levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms in children. Symposium 2016-08-31 - 2016-09-04 2016.

  • Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari; Neumer, Simon-Peter. Implementering av Mestrende barn. Gjensidig prosjektpresentasjon 2016-01-22 - 2016-01-22 2016.

  • Neumer, Simon-Peter; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Holen, Solveig; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode. TIM studien. Gjensidig prosjektpresentasjon 2016-01-22 - 2016.

  • Neumer, Simon-Peter; Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Sund, Anne Mari. Coping Kids: a randomized controlled study of a new indicated preventive intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Session 2015-02-02 - 2015-02-04 2015.

  • Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Waaktaar, Trine; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Kendall, Philip C. Transdiagnostic principles of change for anxiety and depression in youth: The EMOTION program. Konferanse 2015-11-12 - 2015-11-15 2015.

  • Eng, Helene; Patras, Joshua; Handegård, Bjørn Helge. Kunnskapsoppsummering og klassifisering av tiltaket TIBIR – Rådgiverintervensjonen.. Ungsinn. Tidsskrift for virksomme tiltak for barn og unge 2015; Volum 2. ISSN 2464-2142.

  • Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua. Development of an Implementation Measure for Child Service Agencies. Lecture at University of Coimbra, Portugal 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-15 2015.

  • Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua. Measures for Implementation Research. Seminar at RKBU Vest 2015-04-08 - 2015-04-08 2015.

  • Klest, Sihu; Patras, Joshua. Intervention Implementation in Community Service Agencies. Seminar at RVTS Nord 2015-09-21 - 2015-09-21 2015.

  • Sund, Anne Mari; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski. TIM studien. BUP Fagdag 2015-11-27 - 2015-11-27 2015.

  • Patras, Joshua; Mikkelsen, Reidun; Klest, Sihu Kunya. Implementering av faglig standard for akutte tiltak i barnevernet. Del B. 2015 ISBN 978-82-93031-39-0.

  • Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinussen, Monica; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Sund, Anne Mari; Holen, Solveig. The Practitioners` Role in the Delivery and Implementation of a new Transdiagnostic CBT-based Program - The EMOTION Program. ABCT Annual Conference 2015 2015-11-12 - 2015-11-15 2015.

  • Holen, Solveig; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Waaktaar, Trine; Sund, Anne Mari; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode. Angst eller depresjon? Hvem nå man med indikert forebyggende tiltak for emosjonelle lidelser i skolen?. Atferdskonferanse 2015-11-10 - 2015.

  • Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Holen, Solveig; Sund, Anne Mari. Implementation of the Coping Kids: An Indicated Preventive Intervention for Children with Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. Child and Adolescent Meeting at the Danish Center for Social Research SFI 2015-10-29 - 2015-10-29 2015.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. Implementation: Theoretical Perspectives and Implications for Research and Practice. RVTS Internal Seminar on Implementation 2015-09-21 - 2015-09-21 2015.

  • Patras, Joshua; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holen, Solveig; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Adolfsen, Frode; Sund, Anne Mari. A randomized controlled study of the Coping Kids: A new indicated preventive intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research meeting for youth anxiety disorders 2015-03-09 - 2015-03-09 2015.

  • Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinussen, Monica. Characteristics of group leaders for Coping Kids intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Temagruppe 2015-02-02 - 2015-02-04 2015.

  • Neumer, Simon-Peter; Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Holen, Solveig; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua. Tidlig intervensjon - Mestrende barn. Samarbeid mellom sentrene i praksis. Foredrag 2015-01-29 - 2015-01-30 2015.

  • Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski; Patras, Joshua; Adolfsen, Frode; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinussen, Monica. Coping kids. Are organizational support, fidelity and program delivery contributing to a better outcome?. EUSPR 2014-10-15 - 2014.

  • Sund, Anne Mari; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Adolfsen, Frode; Patras, Joshua; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski. Tim: Tidlig Intervensjon Mestrende barn - en studie for engstelige og triste barn. Fagmøte BUP klinikk Saupstad, St. Olav's Hospital 2014-11-11 - 2014-11-11 2014.

  • Backe-Hansen, Elisabeth; Patras, Joshua. Utredning av fosterbarn. 2013; Volum 2013 (16) ISBN 978-82-7894-490-5. ISSN 0808-5013.s 71 - 84.

  • Sund, Anne Mari; Martinsen, Kristin Dagmar; Holen, Solveig; Patras, Joshua; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Adolfsen, Frode; Rasmussen, Lene-Mari Potulski. Mestrende barn - en randomisert kontrollert studie. Forskning & Utvikling, Helseregion IV 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-14 2013.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. Predicting Implementation Outcomes from Organizational Contextual Factors. 1st Biennial Australian Implementation Conference 2012-10-25 - 2012-10-26 2012.

  • Bakketeig, Elisiv; Backe-Hansen, Elisabeth; Seeberg, Marie Louise; Solberg, Anne; Patras, Joshua. Gjensidig trivsel, glede og læring. Evaluering av mentorordningen "Nattergalen". (fulltekst) 2011; Volum 2011 (26) ISBN 978-82-7894-405-9. ISSN 0808-5013.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu Kunya. Clustering EBP Practitioners Increases the Number of Cases Treated and Program Integration in the Organization. Global Implementation Conference 2011-08-15 - 2011-08-17 2011.

  • Klest, Sihu Kunya; Patras, Joshua. Organizational Social Context and a New Model of Implementation Factors Salient to EBP Practitioners in Norwegian Child Mental Health Agencies. Global Implementation Conference 2011-08-15 - 2011-08-17 2011.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu. What works in the implementation of evidence-based practice: The role of the organization. Nasjonal Fagkonferanse 2009-11-10 - 2009-11-11 2009.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu Kunya. Program implementation: The benefits of working in groups. 11th Annual European Congress of Psychology 2009-07-07 - 2009-07-10 2009.

  • Patras, Joshua; Klest, Sihu Kunya. The influence of organizational factors in the implementation of an evidence-based intervention. Society for Prevention Research 2009-05-31 - 2009-06-03 2009.

  • Klest, Sihu Kunya; Patras, Joshua. Work group size of EBP therapists and the prediction of family outcome, therapists’ program fidelity, and retention rates. 19th Annual Society for Prevention Research 2009-05-31 - 2009-06-03 2009.

  • DeGarmo, David; Patras, Joshua. Independent Confidant and Coparenting Relationships as Predictors of Child Adjustment in Divorced Father Families. Society for Research in Child Development 2005-04-07 - 2005-04-10 2005.

  • Member of research group