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PhD Student Publication Highlights


Doctoral students at the Brown School publish widely in peer-reviewed journals. The following listing is a selection of 2017 publications in which our doctoral students are first authors. Links to the students’ academic websites are included when possible.


Chiang, C. J., Jonson-Reid, M., Kim, H., Drake, B., Pons, L., Kohl, P., & Auslander, W. (2018). Service engagement and retention: Lessons from the Early Childhood Connections Program. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 114-127.

Furtado, K. S., Budd, E.L., Ying, X., deRuyter, A., Armstrong, R., Pettman, T., Reis, R., Sung-Chan, P., Wang, Z., Saunders, T., Becker, L., Shi, J., Mui, T., & Brownson, R.C. (2018). Exploring political influences on evidence-based chronic disease prevention across four countries. Health Education Research, Jan: 33(2): 89-103.

Huseynli, A. (2018). Implementation of deinstitutionalization of child care institutions in post-soviet countries: the case of Azerbaijan. Child abuse & neglect, 76, 160-172.

Marcal, K. E. (2018). The impact of housing instability on child maltreatment. Journal of Family Social Work, 21, 331–347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10522158.2018.1469563

Marcal, K. E. (2018). Timing of housing crises: Impacts on maternal depression. Social Work in Mental Health, 16, 266–283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2017.1385565

McLaughlin, M., & Rank, M. R. (2018). Estimating the economic cost of childhood poverty in the United States. Social Work Research, 42, 73–83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/swr/svy007

McLaughlin, M., & Rank, M. R. (2018). Impact of federal transfers upon US infant mortality rates: a secondary analysis using a fixed effects regression approach. BMJ Open, 8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021533

McLaughlin, M. (2018). The relationship between cigarette taxes and child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 339–349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.02.026

Morshed, A. B., Ballew, P., Elliott, M. B., Haire-Joshu, D., Kreuter, M. W., & Brownson, R. C. (2017). Evaluation of an online training for improving self-reported evidence-based decision-making skills in cancer control among public health professionals. Public Health, 152, 28–35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.06.014

Motley, R., Joe, S. (2018). Police use of force by ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic class. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9:1, 49-67.

Serrano, N., Perez, L. G., Carlson, J., Patrick, K., Kerr, J., Holub, C., & Arredondo, E. M. (2018). Sub-population differences in the relationship between the neighborhood environment and Latinas’ daily walking and vehicle time. Journal of Transport & Health, 8, 210–219.

Wang, X., Steensma, J. T., Bailey, M. H., Feng, Q., Padda, H., & Johnson, K. J. (2018). Characteristics of The Cancer Genome Atlas cases relative to U.S. general population cancer cases. British Journal of Cancer, 1.

Wong, R., Gable, L., & Rivera-Núñez, Z. (2018). Perceived benefits of participation and risks of soil contamination in St. Louis urban community gardens. Journal of Community Health, 43(3), 604-610.


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