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Christina Drymon Photo
  • Christina Drymon

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  • Substance Use Disorders; Natural Recovery (without treatment, formal or informal); Opioid Use Disorders (prescription pain-killers); Qualitative Research
Jacob Eaton Photo
  • Jacob Eaton

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  • Food systems; global nutrition; complementary feeding; microbiome; social nutrition
LaShawnda Fields Photo
  • LaShawnda Fields

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  • Urban families; Child welfare; social justice and equality, education and poverty eradication
Karishma Furtado Photo
  • Karishma Furtado

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  • Social determinants of health, the health impacts of racial inequity in schools, and data communication
Aytakin Huseynli Photo
  • Aytakin Huseynli

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  • Social welfare in resource-rich countries; child welfare; global social work and social work education
Richa Joshi Photo
  • Richa Joshi

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  • Collective action, group processes and communities for social change
Alexandra Morshed Photo
  • Alexandra Morshed

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  • Prevention of chronic disease; public health nutrition; dissemination and implementation
Robert Motley Photo
  • Robert Motley

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  • Community Violence, Trauma, and Policing among Black emerging adults ages 18-29 residing in under-resourced communities
Kyle Pitzer Photo
  • Kyle Pitzer

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  • Urban poverty; neighborhood effects; community development
Whitney Sewell Photo
  • Whitney Sewell

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  • Social networks and the implementation of biomedical HIV Prevention strategies for Black Women; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis uptake and adherence for high-risk women
Roger Wong Photo
  • Roger Wong

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  • Aging epidemiology; Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; Racial health disparities
Phylicia Allen Photo
  • Phylicia Allen

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • African American adolescents; internal, external- and neighborhood assets; educational trajectory; K-12 education structure
Autumn Asher BlackDeer Photo
  • Autumn Asher BlackDeer

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Relationship and sexual violence; mental health services; American Indian and Indigenous populations.
Enoch Azasu Photo
  • Enoch Azasu

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Mental health, suicide prevention
Sara Beeler-Stinn Photo
  • Sara Beeler-Stinn

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Women with incarceration, trauma, substance abuse
Eugen Bontrud Photo
  • Eugen Bontrud

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Urban health, urban policy, physical activity
William Byansi Photo
  • William Byansi

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Child and Adolescent mental health services, Community-based economic development & social policy in Uganda
Jun-Hong Chen Photo
  • Jun-Hong Chen

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Poverty prevention and alleviation, impacts of poverty on families
Shih-Ying Cheng Photo
  • Shih-Ying Cheng

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Gender oppression; marriage immigrant; intimate partner violence.
Jacquelyn Coats Photo
  • Jacquelyn Coats

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Mental and physical health disparities among African Americans
Flora Cohen Photo
  • Flora Cohen

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Global mental health, mental health literacy, and community-based interventions
Akilah Collins-Anderson Photo
  • Akilah Collins-Anderson

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Mental health, child welfare, dissemination and implementation science
Merriah Croston Photo
  • Merriah Croston

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Health behavior change interventions; Applied health communications and social marketing research
Darejan Dvalishvili Photo
  • Darejan Dvalishvili

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Child welfare; Child maltreatment; Poverty eradication; Social protection
Fithi Embaye Photo
  • Fithi Embaye

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Global mental health, child welfare, trauma informed care, attachment based interventions
Emily Evers Photo
  • Emily Evers

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Maternal and child health; health behavior change; health education; peer support; international development
Andrew Foell Photo
  • Andrew Foell

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Neighborhood Effects; Community Building, Development and Organizing; Community Engaged Research Methods
Tyler Frank Photo
  • Tyler Frank

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Mental health, neuroepidemiology, dissemination and implementation science, health disparities
Carlos Andres Gallegos Photo
  • Carlos Andres Gallegos

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Nexus between agri-food systems, health, wellbeing, cosmovision, institutions and social action among Indigenous populations in US and Ecuador
Michael Galvin Photo
  • Michael Galvin

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Social determinants of health, mental health disparities, global health, and conflict and disaster zones
Maria Gandarilla Ocampo Photo
  • Maria Gandarilla Ocampo

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Child maltreatment epidemiology and use of big data to inform child welfare research, practice, and policy; well-being across the life-span
Rachel Garg Photo
  • Rachel Garg

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Health disparities; health communications; health behavior
Eleni Gaveras Photo
  • Eleni Gaveras

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, Social Determinants of Mental Health, Global and Domestic Mental Health Services
Mark Hawes Photo
  • Mark Hawes

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Mental and physical health disparities; mental illness trajectories; intersection of SMI, drug addiction, and incarceration; child welfare and adolescent mental health; D & I Science
Cole Hooley Photo
  • Cole Hooley

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Dissemination and implementation science; mental health services, scale-up; organizational operations and behavior
Dominique Horton Photo
  • Dominique Horton

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • African American families, education equity and outcomes, education policy, mental health interventions, racism and poverty
Tzu-Hsin Huang Photo
  • Tzu-Hsin Huang

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Well-being of minority and traumatized youth
Xuan Huang Photo
  • Xuan Huang

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Bullying prevention, childhood trauma and resilience
Ashley Jackson Photo
  • Ashley Jackson

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Community-police relations, reentry, adult/juvenile justice, participatory research
Joonmo Kang Photo
  • Joonmo Kang

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Environmental justice; environmentally sustainable welfare institutions; urban sustainability; urban community organizing; political ecology; qualitative methods; community based participatory research
Kakada Kuy Photo
  • Kakada Kuy

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Social policy on aging, intersections of technology and aging, and impacts of Asian family breakdown, labor immigration and past traumatic experiences on well-beings of older adults
Yuekang Li Photo
  • Yuekang Li

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Aging, aging in place, productive aging, social engagement and wellbeing
Sara Malone Photo
  • Sara Malone

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Dissemination & implementation science; pediatric critical care treatment and outcomes
Lara Markovitz Photo
  • Lara Markovitz

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Social and family policy; fatherhood initiatives; program evaluation
Molly McLay Photo
  • Molly McLay

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Creative writing interventions for gender-based violence
Maria Morrison Photo
  • Maria Morrison

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Needs of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people; trauma-informed interventions; mass incarceration
Thabani Nyoni Photo
  • Thabani Nyoni

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Interventions for migrant health (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Nancy Pérez-Flores Photo
  • Nancy Pérez-Flores

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Physical and mental health disparities among racial and ethnic groups, Latinx focus
Meagan Pilar Photo
  • Meagan Pilar

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Dissemination and implementation research; mental health interventions; racial disparities
Helen Robinson Photo
  • Helen Robinson

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Multi-systemic impacts of community-based intervention research, collective efficacy in communities of color, youth development in urban settings
Deidi Rodriguez Photo
  • Deidi Rodriguez

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Institutional responses to sexual assault
Natalicio Serrano Photo
  • Natalicio Serrano

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • The built and social environment, and its relationship with physical activity, nutrition, and chronic disease
Katie Shires Photo
  • Katie Shires

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Intergenerational trauma, trauma-informed interventions, child maltreatment, child/adolescent mental health
Stephanie Skees Photo
  • Stephanie Skees

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Financial capability, financial literacy and financial exploitation among older adults
Peter Sun Photo
  • Peter Sun

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Productive engagement in later life, aging in place, minority aging
Sicong Sun Photo
  • Sicong Sun

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Asset building and financial capability, health disparities, poverty
Mia Vogel Photo
  • Mia Vogel

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • chronic disease prevention, systems science, dissemination and implementation, translational health sciences
Najjuwah Walden Photo
  • Najjuwah Walden

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Maternal child health, STI prevention
Callie Walsh-Bailey Photo
  • Callie Walsh-Bailey

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Dissemination and implementation science, chronic disease prevention, social determinants of health
Xiaoyan Wang Photo
  • Xiaoyan Wang

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
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  • Cancer Epidemiology; Cancer Genomics
Christopher Weatherly Photo
  • Christopher Weatherly

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Dissemination and implementation of evidenced-based mental health treatments into practice; policy and health care procedures to improve outcomes and quality of life for populations with severe and persistent mental illness
Maya Williams Photo
  • Maya Williams

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • School-based social work, interventions to the school-to-prison-pipeline, community engagement, and policy reform
Yuanyuan Yang Photo
  • Yuanyuan Yang

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Poverty policy; Asset-building; Evidenced-based mental health interventions
Yingying Zeng Photo
  • Yingying Zeng

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Poverty, asset building policy and community development
Yiqi Zhu Photo
  • Yiqi Zhu

  • PhD in Social Work
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  • Food security; nutrition; child welfare and rural development
Takashi Amano Photo
  • Takashi Amano

  • Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Andrae Banks Photo
  • Andrae Banks

  • Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Haley Becker Photo
  • Haley Becker

  • Adjunct Professor, Washington University
  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
  • Graduated 2018
Ivy Blackmore Photo
  • Ivy Blackmore

  • PhD in Public Health Sciences
  • Graduated 2019
Yu-Chih Chen Photo
  • Yu-Chih Chen

  • Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Chien-Jen Chiang Photo
  • Chien-Jen Chiang

  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Maxine Davis Photo
  • Maxine Davis

  • Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Allison Dunnigan Photo
  • Allison Dunnigan

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Donald Gerke Photo
  • Donald Gerke

  • Assistant Professor, University of Denver
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Cal Halvorsen Photo
  • Cal Halvorsen

  • Assistant Professor, Boston College
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Hyunil Kim Photo
  • Hyunil Kim

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Katherine Marcal Photo
  • Katherine Marcal

  • Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Michael McLaughlin Photo
  • Michael McLaughlin

  • Teaching Professor, Washington University's Olin Business School
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Lisa Pollack Photo
  • Lisa Pollack

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University School of Medicine
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Divya Ravindranath Photo
  • Divya Ravindranath

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute for Human Settlements
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Raven Ross Photo
  • Raven Ross

  • Health Science Administrator (MSPI/DVPI Data Coordinator), Indian Health Services/Office of Human Resources
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2018
Mary Jo Stahlschmidt Photo
  • Mary Jo Stahlschmidt

  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated
Erin Stringfellow Photo
  • Erin Stringfellow

  • Substance Abuse Research Scientist, Missouri Institute of Mental Health
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Harry Taylor Photo
  • Harry Taylor

  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated
Yi Wang Photo
  • Yi Wang

  • Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019
Ellie Wideman Photo
  • Ellie Wideman

  • Assistant Professor, Maryville University
  • PhD in Social Work
  • Graduated 2019