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The Ph.D. Program incorporates a faculty mentoring model that matches students with Ph.D. faculty who have shared areas of research interest.
Visit the Ph.D. faculty's individual profile for additional contact information, recent publications and current projects:
|Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D.||
Child and family policy; child development and well-being; child maltreatment, child protective services, and foster care; children's living arrangements; family resources; family structure; household debt.
|Maria Cancian, Ph.D.||
Welfare and social policy; race, ethnicity, gender and labor market; poverty and the distribution of income.
|Marah A. Curtis, MSW, Ph.D.||Effects of public policy on the well-being of children and families with particular emphasis on housing policy, incarceration and poverty|
|Jan Steven Greenberg, MSSW, Ph.D.||
Family, aging, mental health.
|Betty J. Kramer, MSSW, Ph.D.||
Aging; family conflict at end of life, family caregiving in later life families, innovations in palliative and end of life care, social work role in improving care of the dying.
|Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D.||
Socioeconomic status and child development; early education and intervention; welfare reform and family well-being.
|Marsha Mailick, Ph.D.||
Families, aging, developmental disabilities, longitudinal research methods.
|Daniel R. Meyer, MSW, Ph.D.||
Poverty policy, welfare reform, economic well-being of single-parent families.
|Tally Moses, MSW, Ph.D.||
Adolescent mental health, mental health treatment strategies and outcomes for youth in out-of-home care, pyschopharmacologic treatment and its psychosocial implications, social work and psychopharmacology.
|Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, Ph.D.||
Aging and health; social and economic determinants of health; neighborhoods and health; racial disparities in health.
Population Health Sciences
|Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D.||
Aging, psychosocial needs of terminally ill elders and their families; cancer health disparities; community-based participatory research (CBPR); care-giver networks.
|Kristen Shook Slack, A.M., Ph.D.||
Child abuse and neglect; poverty and child development; welfare and child welfare systems; welfare reform and child and family well-being; intimate partner abuse.
|Tova Walsh, MSW, Ph.D.||Early parenthood and parent-child relationships; fatherhood and men's health; women veterans, family reintegration, and health; family violence; preventive interventions.|
|Yang Sao Xiong, Ph.D.||Political incorporation of immigrant groups, ethnic and racial stratification, immigrants’ social mobility and health adaptation, Asian American and Hmong American communities.||
Asian American Studies Program (Joint Appointment)