Faculty and Staff

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Social Work, University of South Florida
  • MSW, Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Graduate Certificate, Aging Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of North Carolina
Affiliations
  • American Academy of Suicidology (AAS)
  • National Association of Social Workers
Areas of Specialty
  • Suicide prevention
  • Health and mental health
  • Family engagement & caregiving issues
  • Program implementation and evaluation
  • Violence Prevention
  • Caregiver Health/Well-Being
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Community-based participatory research
Research Lab Affiliations
Research Grants
Social Work

Florida LEADS (Launch, Engage, Activate Departments and Systems for Zero Suicide) project

  • PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Amount: $3,500,000 | Timeframe: 03/31/2021 - 03/30/2026
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Social Work

    Central Florida Pathways to Awareness, Support and Services II (C PASS II)

  • PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Co-PI: Kristina Childs Fisher
  • Amount: $375,000 | Timeframe: 09/30/2018 - 09/29/2021
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Social Work

    Florida Implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (FINS)

  • PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Amount: $1,413,000 | Timeframe: 09/30/2017 - 09/29/2020
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Social Work

    The Seminole County System of Care (SCSOC) Expansion Evaluation

  • PI: Kristina Childs
  • Co-PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Amount: $305,862 | Timeframe: 01/01/2016 - 09/29/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (to Community Initiatives, Inc. then to UCF)
    Social Work

    Central Florida Pathways to Awareness, Support and Services I (C PASS I)

  • PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Co-PI: Kristina Childs Fisher
  • Amount: $375,000 | Timeframe: 09/30/2015 - 03/31/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Social Work

    Expanding SBIRT Workforce Capacity in Central Florida: SBIRT Training for Graduate Social Work Students and Community Health Professionals

  • PI: Shawn Lawrence
  • Co-PI: Mary Ann Burg
  • Co-PI: Reshawna Chapple
  • Co-PI: Tracy Wharton
  • Co-PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Amount: $807,538 | Timeframe: 09/30/2015 - 09/29/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Social Work

    Comprehensive School Safety Initiative: Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safe

  • PI: Kristina Childs
  • Co-PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Co-PI: Roberto Potter
  • Amount: $305,862 | Timeframe: 01/01/2015 - 06/30/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (to Brevard Public Schools then to UCF)[total NIJ award is $2,269,744]
    Social Work

    Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care

  • PI: Kimberley Gryglewicz
  • Amount: $603,773 | Timeframe: 09/30/2014 - 09/29/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (Part of a three-year, $3.68 million award)
  • SOW 6433: Clinical Evaluation in Social Work Practice
  • SOW 5404: Social Work Research
  • SOW 6612: Clinical Practice with Families
  • SOW 3401: Social Work Research
  • Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide
    Written By: Camille Dolan | November 25, 2020
    Suicide is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to...
  • UCF professor Kim Gryglewicz is committed to making a difference
    Written By: Daniela Vivas Labrador | October 26, 2020
    A UCF professor said she was motivated to find her calling after a dark period in her family. Kim Gryglewicz lost her first cousin, who she grew up with, to...
  • Every Patient, Every Time: Suicide Screening Initiative Addresses Crisis
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 21, 2020
    In 2019, UCF’s School of Social Work partnered with AdventHealth on a three-year, $1.45 million pilot program to study the effects of suicide-intervention screening on all emergency-room patients. Since then,...
  • Local Emergency Room Staff Will Start Assessing Patients’ Mental Health with the Goal of Suicide Prevention
    Written By: 90.7 WMFE | March 21, 2019
    Emergency room staff at AdventHealth in Kissimmee and Orlando will ask patients about feelings of hopelessness or despair as part of routine assessments over the next year and a half....
  • AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative
    Written By: AdventHealth Staff | March 20, 2019
    AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...
  • Suicide: A Topic We Need to Talk About
    Written By: | November 2, 2018
    The panelists were (seated, left to right) Kim Gryglewicz, Julie Bilsky and Jim Whitworth, here with (standing, left to right) Bonnie Yegidis and Ana Leon. Experts from UCF’s School of...
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