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Danielle Adams
Interest areas: Dissemination and implementation science; Child and adolescent mental health; Recovery-oriented system transformation; Trauma-informed practice and policy; Child welfare; Poverty and inequality; Quality improvement in social service agencies; Public health; Mixed methods

Curriculum Vitae

Sameena Azhar
Interest areas: HIV among women; Mental Health of Populations with Criminal Justice Involvement; Clinical Social Work Practice around Illness and Bereavement

Dissertation title: "HIV Stigma and Gender Role Theory: A Mixed Methods Study of People Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India"

Curriculum Vitae

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Dylan Bellisle 
Interest areas: Poverty and Inequality; Income Instability; Financial Health and Mental Health and Well-Being

Clifford Bersamira
Interest areas: Substance use disorder services and policies; behavioral and physical health disparities; health systems and services integration; Asian American and Pacific Islander populations; recovery support and mutual aid

Dissertation title: "Understanding Addiction Recovery and the Scope of Services Within a Publicly-Funded Recover-Oriented System of Care"

Curriculum Vitae

Kathryn Bocanegra
Interest areas: Community based violence prevention and mental health promotion

Matthew Borus
Interest areas: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity

Mary Bunn
Interest areas: Global mental health service provision, victims of political violence

Curriculum Vitae

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Kallie Clark-Uribe 
Interest areas: Equity in higher education, postsecondary transitions, inequalities in college access, college choice strategies, urban education, higher education reform

Curriculum Vitae

Ashley Cureton-Turner
Interest areas: Refugee children and adolescent development; schooling among disadvantaged populations; school social work and urban education; school-based interventions; international social work; qualitative research methods

Dissertation title: "Studying School Supports and Student Engagement among Iraqi Refugee Youth: A Case Study Design"

Curriculum Vitae

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Daysi Diaz-Strong
Interest areas: Undocumented Immigrant Youth and Young Adults, Immigration Policy, Adolescent Development and the Transition to Adulthood, Developmental and Educational Trajectories of Immigrant and Minority Youth, Identity Development

Dissertation title: "The Impact of Legal Status and Timing of Immigration: The Incorporation Experiences and Developmental Trajectories of Undocumented Adolescent Arrivals"

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Kristen Ethier
Interest areas: Reproductive health and justice

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Huiling Feng
Interest areas: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development

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Katherine Gibson
Interest areas: Child welfare; psychotropic drugs; organizations and institutions; ethnography; discourse analysis; trauma-informed practice and policy; ideas and policy advocacy

Dissertation title: "An Ethnographic Study of Psychotropic Drugs and Professional Practices in Illinois's Child Welfare System"

Curriculum Vitae

Keith Green
Interest areas: HIV Interventions among Gay and Bisexual Men of Color

Dissertation title: "Exploring the Impact of Antiretroviral-Based Prevention Strategies on the Institutional Logics of HIV Prevention:  Implications for Community-Based Organizations"


John Halloran
Interest areas: The intersection of law and social work in child welfare systems; youth and family policy; multi-systemic risk and protective factors associated with child maltreatment; poverty and youth; and the policy-to-practice continuum and policy-practice feedback mechanisms

Dissertation title: "Density and Phase Dependence in the Population Dynamics of Child Maltreatment Courts and Out-of-Home Care:  Description, Analysis, and Model"

Justin Harty 

Interest areas: Fathers and fathering; Father engagement and involvement; Fathers involved in the child welfare system; Young fathers under the care of the child welfare system; Fatherhood programs and interventions; Fathers and child development; African American fathers; Incarcerated fathers; Social support among fathers; Child support enforcement; Theories of father involvement

Curriculum Vitae

Ryan Heath
Interest areas: Positive youth development; afterschool programs; school social work; alternative youth services; adventure therapy; adolescent health; adolescent sexuality

Dissertation title: "Out-of-School Activities, Noncognitive Factors and Academic Performance"

Jane Hereth
Interest areas: LGBT youth

Curriculum Vitae

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Meghan Jarpe
Interest areas: Organizational Cultures and Program Effectiveness

Dissertation title: "Needs and Numbers: Perceptions of Performance Contracts in Human Service Organizations"

Amanda Michelle Jones
Interest areas: Youth Homelessness; LGBTQ Youth; Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Research; Trauma-Informed Social Work; Social Work with Groups; Community Organizing; Youth Participatory Action Research; Adolescent/Young Adult Development; Youth Political and Civic Engagement; Qualitative Research Methods; Evaluation Research; Visual Sociology; Research-based Arts

Dissertation title: "It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Structural Violence in Youth Homelessness Policy and the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness"

Curriculum Vitae

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Lance Keene
Interest areas: Race, Sexuality, Social Geography, Inequality, and Service Access Disparities

JaeSeung Kim
Interest areas: Poverty; Child Development

Dissertation title: "Workplace Flexibility, Family Relationships, and Family Resources for Single and Two Parent Households"

Curriculum Vitae

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Darnell Leatherwood
Interest areasSocial Inequality and Policy, Urban Education, and Urban Male High School Academic Achievement

Yu-An Lin
Interest areas: Substance Abuse Services

Dissertation title: "Effect of Organizational Factors on Integrated Service Intervention and Outcomes for Substance-Involving Parents in the Child Welfare System"

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Matthew Maronick
Interest areas: Social Service Disparities; Nonprofit Engagement; Social Policy; Economic Inequalities

Dissertation title: "Assisting the Latino Diaspora: Human Service Availability in New Immigrant Destinations"

Nora Medina
Interest areas: Childhood regulatory disorders; Family support

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Proscovia Nabunya
Interest areas: Social Capital; Social Networks and Social Support for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS; Child Poverty and Asset Building Policies; International Comparative Welfare Policies

Dissertation title: "Family Economic Strengthening and Non-kin Support Networks for AIDS-Orphaned Children Living in Low Resource Communities"

Megan Nordquest Schwallie
Interest areas: Direct Practice and Psychotherapy; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Qualitative Research Methods

Dissertation title: "Familial Experiences and Perspectives of Childhood OCD:  A Qualitative Study and Clinical Analysis"

Hannah Norwood
Ethnographic Methods; Immigration and Immigrant Youth; Youth Political Participation Youth Activism; Urban Governance; Community; Education

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Keunhye Park
Interest areas: Foster care youth outcomes, child welfare service integration

Michael Park
Interest areas: Ethnic minority immigrant youth development; Intersection of race/ethnicity, and culture in immigrant youth development; The racialization process of ethnic minority immigrant youth both in home and host society; Asian American family process

Sunggeun (Ethan) Park
Interest areas: Community development & nonprofits

Sadiq Patel
Interest areas: Violence Prevention, Program Evaluation, Mental Health, & Impact of Exposure to Community Violence

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Tonie Sadler 
Interest areas: Disability and incarceration; intellectual and developmental disabilities; disabilities and health and crime policy; racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care and the criminal justice system among people with disabilities.

Sophia Sarantakos 
Interest areas: Criminal-Legal Actors as Street-Level Bureaucrats; Discretion and Decision-Making Among Criminal-Legal Actors; Discretion as a Tool to Transform Penal Policies and Practices

Curriculum Vitae

Bikki Tran Smith 
Interest areas: mental health and health care access, ACA implementation, GIS

Curriculum Vitae

Jill E. Spielfogel
Interest areas: Parenting in social context, Family-centered child welfare practice, Relational therapeutic contexts, and Child welfare permanency planning

Dissertation title: "Relationships between birth parents and foster parents: Do they matter for child well-being and permanency?"

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Julian Thompson
Interest areas: Race and Ethnicity; Urban Poverty; Sociology of Punishment; Reentry and Desistance from Crime; Intersection of Mental Health and the Criminal Legal System; Social Policy; Critical Social Work

Dissertation title: "The New Rehabilitationism? Examining Mental Health Courts in an Age of Neoliberal Penal Governance"

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Angelica Velazquillo
Interest areas: Health care, undocumented immigrant populations

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Tadeo Weiner-Davis
Interest areas: Political and civic engagement of marginalized communities; Policy formulation and implementation; Organizational advocacy; Social work profession and curriculum

Curriculum Vitae


Yudong Zhang

Interest areas: Social determinants of maternal and infant health, health across life course 

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