Ph.D. Students

Title Faculty Advisor(s) Interests
Kristy Anderson Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D. Quality of life outcomes among aging adults with developmental disabilities
Emma Carpenter Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, Ph.D. Social policy, health policy, social determinants of health, health disparities and access, specifically related to reproductive health
Molly Costanzo Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D. Programs and policies that support low-income families, interventions for transition-aged youths and their families, prevention science
Yonah Drazen Kristen Shook Slack, A.M., Ph.D. Causes and prevention of child maltreatment; issues affecting the child welfare workforce
Patricia Egan Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, Ph.D. Gerontology, specifically community factors to support aging in place in rural areas; health disparities; policy and program evaluation
Tora Frank Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D. Educational attainment of underrepresented students, program evaluation
Ángela María Guarín Aristizábal Daniel R. Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. Poverty/antipoverty policies, minorities, social inequality, and social policy
You Hang Her Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D. Culturally appropriate end of life care, hospice care, health care, disease, aging, and culture competency
Lanikque Howard Maria Cancian, Ph.D. Family dynamics of low-income working women and men, mental health and health disparities in minority communities
Tenah Kuah Acquaye Hunt Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D. Program and policy evaluation; reduction of racial disparities in health and education outcomes; adverse childhood experiences
Meghan Jenkins Morales Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D. Institutionalization prevention through home and community based services; social and economic inequality across the life course; productive and social engagement in later life; organizational culture change to support diversity and inclusion
Young Sun Joo Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D. Poverty, socioeconomic inequality, asset-building policies, and social policies for low-income households
Emma Kahle Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D. Parenting, family complexity, and child and adolescent well-being; intimate partner violence; international social work and refugee populations
Victoria Knoke Tracy Schroepfer, MSW, Ph.D. Aging, end-of-life, developmental disabilities
Andrea Larson Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D. Child mental health, the role of uncertainty in child mental health treatment, mental health and political socialization
Hana Lee Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D. Child abuse and neglect, prevention of child maltreatment, domestic violence, family resilience, child and family education, permanency, evidence-based practice, and community social work and poverty
Ying-Chun Lin Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D. Poverty issues related to child well-being, early childhood education and intervention, and program evaluation
Mai Miksic Katherine Magnuson, Ph.D. Early education childhood interventions, family involvement in school readiness, achievement gaps, and immigrant children
Eun Ha Namkung Jan Steven Greenberg, MSSW, Ph.D.

Aging, caregiving, health services/policies for older adults

June Paul Lawrence M. Berger, MSW, Ph.D. Youth aging out of foster care; Intersectionality and disproportionality among dimensions of race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity in child welfare; Strategies for improving outcomes and providing effective services to LGBTQ young people involved in social service systems; Policy and program evaluation
Vanessa Rios Salas Daniel R. Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. Social and family policy, child well-being, program evaluation
Maria Serakos Daniel R. Meyer, MSW, Ph.D. Poverty, children and families, education, policy and program evaluation, translational research
Michelle Turner Stephanie A. Robert, MSW, Ph.D. Transforming power of pregnancy and birth, social policy, poverty
Lisa Klein Vogel Maria Cancian, Ph.D. Poverty policy; child support; access and visitation; child abuse and neglect; foster care; disparities and disproportionalities in child welfare; and incarceration
Melody Waring Maria Cancian, Ph.D. Public assistance and welfare reform; the intersection of public policy, low-wage work, and family formation; and feminist theory and methods in social work research

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