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Zeno Franco PhD

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Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Family Medicine
Division: Research
Program: Medical Effectiveness Research Center

Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center


Research Areas of Interest

  • Adult
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Public Health
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Research Experience

  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Disaster Planning
  • Disasters
  • Emergency Responders
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Intersectoral Collaboration
  • Male
  • Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Veterans
  • Veterans Health
  • Leadership Positions

  • Community Engagement
  • MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • DrPH Program Faculty
  • Community Partnerships

  • Dryhootch Partnership for Veteran Health
  • Veteran Health Coalition (Founding board member)
  • Publications (57)

  • Veterans Health and Well-Being—Collaborative Research Approaches: Toward Veteran Community Engagement (Franco Z, Hooyer K, Ruffalo L, Frey-Ho Fung RA) Journal of Humanistic Psychology May 2021;61(3):287-312 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85086366192 05/01/2021       1 Citation
  • Augmenting google sheets to improvise community COVID-19 Mask Distribution (Franco Z, Kalet A, Davis C, Horng M, Horng J, Hernandez C, Dotson K, Yaspan A, Kumar A, Lijnse B) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2021;2021-May:359-375 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85121210344 01/01/2021    
  • Identifying Precursors to Long-Term Crisis in Veterans Using Associative Classifier (Annapureddy P, Franco Z, Madiraju P, Ahamed SI, Flower M, Hossain MF, Haque MR, Johnson N, Rubya S, Baker ND, Jain N, Winstead O) Proceedings - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2021 2021:4633-4642 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85125314376 01/01/2021    
  • Addressing Opioid Misuse among Veterans: A Peer-Delivered Opioid Prevention Curriculum (Pazdera M, Lor KB, Winstead O, Hamberger LK, Curry B, Franco Z, O'Connor S, Gollin-Graves M, Hurley R, Gray T, Ahmed SM) International Journal for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement 2021;9(1) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129935874 01/01/2021    
  • Predicting PTSD Severity in Veterans from Self-reports for Early Intervention: A Machine Learning Approach (Annapureddy P, Hossain MF, Kissane T, Frydrychowicz W, Nitu P, Coelho J, Johnson N, Madiraju P, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Jain N, Flower M, Ahamed S) Proceedings - 2020 IEEE 21st International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science, IRI 2020 August 2020:201-208 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092190413 08/01/2020       1 Citation
  • Understanding Veterans Expression of Anger Using Social Media Analysis (Johnson N, Coelho J, Hossain MF, Kissane T, Frydrychowi W, Praveen M, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Annapureddy P, Ahamed SI) Proceedings - 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2020 July 2020:1689-1694 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85094130716 07/01/2020    
  • Tracings of trauma: Engaging learners and challenging veteran stigma through collaborative research-based theater (Hooyer K, Ruffalo L, Franco Z) Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 1 May 2020;24(1):127-142 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084578722 05/01/2020       2 Citations
  • Veterans, PTSD and social media: Towards identifying trauma text categories using grounded theory (Coelho J, Hooyer K, Olsen D, Annapureddy P, Johnson N, Madiraju P, Franco Z, Flower M, Ahamed SI) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 6 January 2020:115-118 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85078331750 01/06/2020       2 Citations
  • Alcohol Use and Peer Mentorship in Veterans (Hall S, Flower M, Rein L, Franco Z) Journal of Humanistic Psychology 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081579837 01/01/2020       1 Citation
  • Implementing algorithmic crisis alerts in mHealth systems for veterans with PTSD (Hossain MF, Kissane T, Annapureddy P, Frydrychowicz W, Ahamed SI, Bansal N, Madiraju P, Jain N, Flower M, Hooyer K, Rein L, Franco Z) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2020;2020-May:122-133 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85120882839 01/01/2020    
  • Towards predicting risky behavior among veterans with PTSD by analyzing gesture patterns (Roushan T, Adib R, Johnson N, George O, Hossain MF, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Ahamed SI) Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference July 2019;1:690-695 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072697526 07/01/2019       2 Citations
  • Towards clinical decision support for veteran mental health crisis events using tree algorithm (Hossain MF, George O, Johnson N, Madiraju P, Flower M, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Rein L, Mazaba JL, Ahamed SI) Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference July 2019;2:386-390 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072657892 07/01/2019       2 Citations
  • Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Primary Medical Settings: Evidence-Based Rationale and Approaches (Hamberger LK, Barry C, Franco Z) Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 21 April 2019;28(4):425-444 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061793489 04/21/2019       9 Citations
  • The Collective Power of We: Breaking Barriers in Community Engagement through Dialogue (De Santis JL, O’Connor SP, Pritchard K, Franco ZE, Ahmed SM, Nelson DA) Innovative Higher Education 1 April 2019;44(2):149-160 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85059905142 04/01/2019    
  • Visualizing early warning signs of behavioral crisis in military veterans: Empowering peer decision support (George O, Rizia R, Hossain F, Johnson N, Echeveste C, Mazaba JL, Hooyer K, Franco Z, Flower M, Ahamed SI, Madiraju P, Rein L) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2019;2019-May:1077-1088 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077748054 01/01/2019       2 Citations
  • Subjectivity is no object: Can subject-object dualism be reconciled through phenomenology? (Robbins BD, Johnson CV, Franco Z, Friedman HL) International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 2019;37(2):144-166 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072037168 01/01/2019       1 Citation
  • Heroism Research: A Review of Theories, Methods, Challenges, and Trends (Franco ZE, Allison ST, Kinsella EL, Kohen A, Langdon M, Zimbardo PG) Journal of Humanistic Psychology 1 July 2018;58(4):382-396 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048300310 07/01/2018       17 Citations
  • Heroism and the Human Experience: Foreword to the Special Issue (Franco ZE, Efthimiou O) Journal of Humanistic Psychology 1 July 2018;58(4):371-381 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048264081 07/01/2018       2 Citations
  • Towards a practical model for community engagement: Advancing the art and science in academic health centers. (Ahmed SM, Neu Young S, DeFino MC, Franco Z, Nelson DA) J Clin Transl Sci 2017 Oct;1(5):310-315 PMID: 29707251 PMCID: PMC5915810 05/01/2018    
  • Detecting & visualizing crisis events in human systems: An mHealth approach with high risk veterans (Franco ZE, Hooyer K, Roushan T, O’Brien C, Johnson N, Watson B, Smith-Watson N, Semaan B, Flower M, Tasse J, Ahamed SI) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2018;2018-May:861-873 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060705436 01/01/2018       3 Citations
  • Introduction: Heroism and wellbeing in the 21st century: Recognizing our personal heroic imperative (Efthimiou O, Allison ST, Franco ZE) Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives 1 January 2018:1-17 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046928845 01/01/2018       1 Citation
  • Heroism and wellbeing in the 21st century: Applied and emerging perspectives (Efthimiou O, Allison ST, Franco ZE) Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives 1 January 2018:1-251 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046926612 01/01/2018       2 Citations
  • Conclusion: Definition, synthesis, and applications of heroic wellbeing (Efthimiou O, Allison ST, Franco ZE) Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives 1 January 2018:210-239 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046922056 01/01/2018       2 Citations
  • Community views of the federal emergency management agency's “whole community” strategy in a complex US City: Re-envisioning societal resilience (Koch H, Franco ZE, O'Sullivan T, DeFino MC, Ahmed S) Technological Forecasting and Social Change August 2017;121:31-38 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85009480791 08/01/2017       12 Citations
  • Science Cafés: Transforming citizens to scientific citizens-What influences participants' perceived change in health and scientific literacy? (Ahmed SM, DeFino M, Connors E, Visotcky A, Kissack A, Franco Z) J Clin Transl Sci 2017 Apr;1(2):129-134 PMID: 28649455 PMCID: PMC5471816 06/27/2017    
  • Translation in personal crises: Opportunities for wearables design (Bratt S, Semaan B, Britton L, Dosono B, Zeno F) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2017;2017-May:266-279 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85030672252 01/01/2017    
  • Beyond the Manuscript: Podcast Interview Transcript. (Strong L, Franco Z, Flower M) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):45-50 PMID: 27763451 10/21/2016    
  • Community Veterans' Decision to Use VA Services: A Multimethod Veteran Health Partnership Study. (Franco ZE, Logan C, Flower M, Curry B, Ruffalo L, Brazauskas R, Whittle J) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):5 PMID: 27763449 10/21/2016    
  • Community Veterans' Decision to Use VA Services: A Multimethod Veteran Health Partnership Study. (Franco ZE, Logan C, Flower M, Curry B, Ruffalo L, Brazauskas R, Whittle J) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):31-44 PMID: 27018352 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961618489 03/29/2016       5 Citations
  • Community Veterans' Decision to Use VA Services: A Multimethod Veteran Health Partnership Study. (Franco ZE, Logan C, Flower M, Curry B, Ruffalo L, Brazauskas R, Whittle J) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):5 PMID: 27018348 03/29/2016    
  • Beyond the Manuscript: Podcast Interview Transcript. (Strong L, Franco Z, Flower M) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):45-50 PMID: 27018353 03/29/2016    
  • Community veterans’ decision to use VA services: A multimethod veteran health partnership study (Franco ZE, Logan C, Flower M, Curry B, Ruffalo L, Brazauskas R, Whittle J) Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action Spring 2016;10(1):5 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961621856 03/01/2016       2 Citations
  • Podcast interview transcript (Strong L, Franco Z, Flower M) Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action Spring 2016;10(1):45-50 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961675217 03/01/2016    
  • Heroism in times of crisis: Understanding leadership during extreme events (Franco ZE) Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership 1 January 2016:185-202 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85020334571 01/01/2016       4 Citations
  • Crisis warning signs in mHealth for military veterans: A collaborative design approach (Franco Z, Hooyer K, Rizia R, Patwary ABMK, Armstrong M, Semaan B, Kuziemsky C, Curry B, Ahamed SI) Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference 2016 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85015734040 01/01/2016       11 Citations
  • iPeer: A sociotechnical systems approach for helping veterans with civilian reintegration (Rizia R, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Johnson N, Patwary ABMK, Ahsan GMT, Curry B, Flower M, Ahamed SI) ACM DEV-6 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development 1 December 2015:85-93 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84964031012 12/01/2015       6 Citations
  • A Social Network Analysis of 140 Community-Academic Partnerships for Health: Examining the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. (Franco ZE, Ahmed SM, Maurana CA, DeFino MC, Brewer DD) Clin Transl Sci 2015 Aug;8(4):311-9 PMID: 25974413 PMCID: PMC4977991 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84940452748 05/15/2015       7 Citations
  • The EnRiCH Community Resilience Framework for High-Risk Populations. (O'Sullivan TL, Kuziemsky CE, Corneil W, Lemyre L, Franco Z) PLoS Curr 2014 Oct 02;6 PMID: 25642373 PMCID: PMC4205231 02/03/2015    
  • Collaborative Design with Veterans: Identifying challenges of designing mhealth solution for veterans (Rizia R, Franco Z, Johnson N, Hooyer K, Patwary ABMK, Ahsan GMT, Flower M, Curry B, Ahamed SI) 2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015 2015:358-362 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84966592123 01/01/2015       7 Citations
  • Mobile peer-mentoring: An approach to make veterans seek mental health-care support a normality (Rizia R, Johnson N, Patwary ABMK, Ahsan GMT, Ahamed SI, Franco Z, Hooyer K, Curry B, Flower M) CollaborateCom 2014 - Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing 19 January 2015:437-441 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84923023946 01/01/2015       9 Citations
  • Towards Building a Bridge between Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). (Ahmed SM, Nelson D, Kissack A, Franco Z, Whittle J, Kotchen T, Meurer JR, Morzinski J, Brandenburg T) Clin Transl Sci 2015 Apr;8(2):160-5 PMID: 25441215 PMCID: PMC4405400 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84928069108 12/03/2014       5 Citations
  • Piloting a nationally disseminated, interactive human subjects protection program for community partners: unexpected lessons learned from the field. (Solomon S, Bullock S, Calhoun K, Crosby L, Eakin B, Franco Z, Hardwick E, Holland S, Leinberger-Jabari A, Newton G, Odell J, Paberzs A, Spellecy R) Clin Transl Sci 2014 Apr;7(2):172-6 PMID: 24720349 PMCID: PMC4782626 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84899653521 04/12/2014       1 Citation
  • Science cafés: engaging scientists and community through health and science dialogue. (Ahmed S, DeFino MC, Connors ER, Kissack A, Franco Z) Clin Transl Sci 2014 Jun;7(3):196-200 PMID: 24716626 PMCID: PMC4410806 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84902080956 04/11/2014       13 Citations
  • Towards a unified taxonomy of health indicators: academic health centers and communities working together to improve population health. (Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Ahmed S, Franco Z, Kissack A, Gabriel D, Hurd T, Ziegahn L, Bates NJ, Calhoun K, Carter-Edwards L, Corbie-Smith G, Eder MM, Ferrans C, Hacker K, Rumala BB, Strelnick AH, Wallerstein N) Acad Med 2014 Apr;89(4):564-72 PMID: 24556775 PMCID: PMC4124598 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84897569922 02/22/2014       15 Citations
  • Development of a pilot family medicine hand-carried ultrasound course. (Wong F, Franco Z, Phelan MB, Lam C, David A) WMJ 2013 Dec;112(6):257-61 PMID: 24511866 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84890449549 02/12/2014       13 Citations
  • Corrigendum to "Piloting a Nationally Disseminated, Interactive Human Subjects Protection Program for Community Partners: Unexpected Lessons Learned from the Field". [Article in Clinical and Translational Science. 7, 2, (2014), 172-176] (Solomon S, Bullock S, Calhoun K, Crosby L, Eakin B, Franco Z, Hardwick E, Holland S, Leinberger-Jabari A, Newton G, Odell J, Paberzs A, Spellecy R) Clinical and Translational Science June 2014;7(3):285 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84902075446 01/01/2014    
  • Using social network analysis to explore issues of latency, connectivity, interoperability & sustainability in community disaster response (Franco Z, Ahmed S, Kuziemsky C, Biedrzycki P, Kissack A) ISCRAM 2013 Conference Proceedings - 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2013:896-900 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905638816 01/01/2013       6 Citations
  • Community engagement for translational disaster research: Fostering public, private & responder group partnerships (Ahmed S, Biedrzycki PA, Opel S, Nelson DA, Sandy MG, Franco Z) ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2012 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905591527 01/01/2012       9 Citations
  • Message from the program chairs (Rothkrantz L, Ristvej J, Franco Z) ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2012 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905589353 01/01/2012    
  • Disaster medical education & simulated crisis events: A translational approach (Hayes AJ, Lancaster J, Franco Z, Kissack A) ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management 2012 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905581580 01/01/2012       4 Citations
  • Heroism: A conceptual analysis and differentiation between heroic action and altruism (Franco ZE, Blau K, Zimbardo PG) Review of General Psychology June 2011;15(2):99-113 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79958708850 01/01/2011       147 Citations
  • Measuring the transpersonal: The research and mentoring contributions of harris friedman (Fracasso C, Franco Z, Macdonald D, Friedman H) NeuroQuantology 2011;9(3):499-514 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052880816 01/01/2011       1 Citation
  • Evaluating the impact of improvisation on the incident command system: A modified single case study using the DDD simulator (Franco ZE, Zumel N, Holman J, Blau K, Beutler LE) ISCRAM 2009 - 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundary Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives 2009 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905584174 01/01/2009       10 Citations
  • Are qualitative methods always best for humanistic psychology research? a conversation on the epistemological divide between humanistic and positive psychology (Franco Z, Friedman H, Arons M) Humanistic Psychologist April-June 2008;36(2):159-203 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052910065 01/01/2008       10 Citations
  • Causality, covariates and consensus in ISCRAM research: Towards a more robust study design in a transdisciplinary community (Franco ZE, Zumel N, Blau K, Ayhens-Johnson K, Beutler LE) International Journal of Emergency Management 2008;5(1-2):100-122 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-50449087619 01/01/2008       8 Citations
  • The dirty dozen: twelve failures of the hurricane katrina response and how psychology can help. (Gheytanchi A, Joseph L, Gierlach E, Kimpara S, Housley J, Franco ZE, Beutler LE) Am Psychol 2007 Feb-Mar;62(2):118-30 PMID: 17324037 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33847389779 02/28/2007       72 Citations
  • A ghost in the system: Integrating conceptual and methodology considerations from the behavioral sciences into disaster technology research (Franco ZE, Zumel N, Beutler LE) Intelligent Human Computer Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2007 Academic Proceedings Papers 2007:115-124 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905665484 01/01/2007       5 Citations
  • Last update: 06/25/2022