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Brown School Faculty, Staff, Students Present at SSWR 2019 Annual Meeting

Faculty; Students; Social Work; Public Health

​Join the Brown School at the Society for Social Work and Social Policy annual conference in San Francisco on January 16-20, 2019. This year's theme is Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence.

The Brown School will be represented in many exciting ways at the 2019 conference:

  • Faculty, staff, students and recent alumni will present or moderate over 55 sessions during this year's meeting.
  • Professors Melissa Jonson-Reid and Brett Drake will receive the 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award for "After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond to It, and What You can Do About It." The awards presentation is Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. during the afternoon plenary session.
  • The Brown School will host its annual reception on Friday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Union Square #13, and celebrate the induction of Professors Brett Drake, Michal Grinstein-Weiss and Fred Sswemala as AASWSW fellows.

In addition to the highlighted presentations listed below, the Brown School will support other notable featured speakers:

  • Craig Winston LeCroy will present at the Aaron Rosen Lecture, which was established by SSWR in conjunction with the Brown School at Washington University. LeCroy, communitas professor of social work at Arizona State University in Tucson, focuses his research on home visitation services, social competence in adolescence, and evidence-based practice for social work. 
  • Noted civil rights activist Angela Davis is the speaker at the Presidential Plenary; the event is co-sponsored by the Brown School. Davis, distinguished professor emerita of history and consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has written nine books on social justice and her work.

The annual Brown School reception will take place Friday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Union Square #13 at the Hilton San Francisco. Contact Marissa Hardwrict at hardwrictm@wustl.edu with any questions.

Please consult the listings below to explore the breadth of ways to connect with Brown School staff, faculty and students.  All sessions will be taking place in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Thursday, January 17

*Asterisks indicate presenting speaker

10:15 a.m.

Moving Research Into Action for Social Change

 

Mary McKay
Sean Joe
Timothy McBride
Gary Parker

Golden Gate 6
Lobby Level 

12:15 p.m.

Meet the Scientist Luncheon

 

Melissa Jonson-Reid

Union Square 22
Tower 3, 4th Floor

1:30 p.m.

Examining the Relationship between Perceived Social Support, Family Cohesion and Psychological Wellbeing of Children Orphaned By HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Uganda

 

Thabani Nyoni*
Proscovia Nabunya
Fred Sswemala

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

3:15 p.m.

Designing Effective Financial Tips to Guide Debt Repayment: Experimental Evidence from Tax Refund Recipients

 

Sam Bufe*
Olga Kondratjeva
Stephen Roll
Michal Grinstein-Weiss

 

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

3:15 p.m.

Gambling Involvement in African American and European Americans: An Analysis By Gender

 

Manik Ahuja*
Renee Cunningham-Williams

 

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

3:15 p.m.

Holes in the Nonprofit Safety Net? Rural-Urban and Regional Disparities

Mathieu Despard

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

3:45 p.m.

The Impact of Automated Reminders on Credit Outcomes: Results from an Experimental Pilot Program

 

Stephen Roll

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

4:15 p.m.

Refund Deferral Preferences Among Earned Income Tax Credit Recipients: Policy Implications

 

Mathieu Despard*
Stephen Roll
Michal Grinstein-Weiss

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor


Friday, January 18

8:00 a.m.

Relative Efficiency of Using Summary Statistics in Meta-Analysis: Recent Advances

 

Shenyang Guo

Golden Gate 3
Lobby Level

8:00 a.m.

Structural and Geographic Barriers to Health

 

Tess Thompson

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

 

9:00 a.m.

 

Does Medication Improve Retention in Treatment for Patients with an Opioid Use Disorder?

Sara Beeler-Stinn*
David Patterson Silver Wolf
Derek Brown
Ned Presnall
Richard Grucza

 

Union Square 25
Tower 3, 4th Floor

 

9:45 a.m.

Prevalence of Disruptive Behaviors Among School Going Children in Southwestern Uganda

 

William Byansi*
Ozge Sensoy Bahar
Apollo Kivumbi
James Mugisha
Fred Sswemala
Mary McKay

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level 

9:45 a.m.

Examining Organizational Factors Fostering a Therapeutic Climate Supporting the Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Outpatient Mental Health Clinics Serving Youth

 

Mary McKay

Continental Parlors, 1-3
Ballroom Level

11:15 a.m.

Older Adults as Assets to the AASW & SW's Grand Challenges

 

Nancy Morrow-Howell

Continental Parlor 8
Ballroom Level

12:30 p.m.

Build Financial Capability for All (Grand Challenge)

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 5
Lobby Level 

12:30 p.m.

Stop Family Violence (Grand Challenge)

Patricia Kohl
Melissa Jonson-Reid

 

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

1:45 p.m.

Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Neighborhood Health Disparities

 

Andrew Foell*
Jason Purnell
Rachel Barth
Michelle Witthause
Derek Holland

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

1:45 p.m.

Examining Provider Factors Supporting the Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Outpatient Mental Health Clinics Serving Youth

 

Mary McKay

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

2:15 p.m.

Father Engagement and Positive Co-Parenting: The Role of Informal Support

 

Lara Markovitz*
Patricia Kohl

Union Square 22
Tower 3, 4th Floor

3:30 p.m.

Examining Disparities

Brett Drake

Union Square 13
Tower 3, 4th Floor

3:30 p.m.

Heterogeneous Effects of Savings on Participation in the Gig Economy

Stephen Roll*
Sam Bufe
Olga Kondratjeva
Michal Grinstein-Weiss

 

Union Square 19
Tower 3, 4th Floor

3:30 p.m.

 

Interpersonal Violence and Health

 

Tonya Edmond

Union Square 15
Tower 3, 4th Floor

5:00 p.m.

Assessing the Stability of Financial Well-Being in a Low- and Moderate-Income Population

Sicong Sun*
Stephen Roll
Olga Kondratjeva
Michal Grinstein-Weiss

 

Golden Gate 6
Lobby Level

5:15 p.m.

Basic Finance in the Information Age: Moving Toward a Public Good?

 

Michael Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

5:15 p.m.

Protective Factors Associated with Sexual Risk Behaviors and Drug Use Among African American Adolescent Girls in Child Welfare

 

Wendy Auslander
Michael Galvin*
Donald Gerke
Melissa Jonson-Reid

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

5:45 p.m.

Financial Capability and Financial Well-Being: An Empirical Examination Using the CFPB National Financial Well-Being Survey

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

6:15 p.m.

The Expansion of Financial Services in Social Policy: Does This Trend Benefit Vulnerable Populations?

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

6:15 p.m.

Incorporating Evidence-Based Interventions in Standard Clinical Practice Takes Grit

David Patterson Silver Wolf

Union Square 15
Tower 3, 4th Floor 


Saturday, January 19

8:00 a.m.

Correlates of Research Productivity and Time-to-Degree: A 9-Year Case-File Review of Social Work PhD Candidates Seeking Jobs in Academic or Research Intensive Settings

 

Ellie S. Wideman*
Renee Cunningham-Williams
LaShawnda Fields

 

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

8:00 a.m.

Depression and Stigma Measurement for Clinical Research with Hispanics in Primary Care

 

Leo Cabassa

Continental Parlor 8
Ballroom Level

8:00 a.m.

Factors Associated with Severe Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Victimization Among Adolescents in Chinese Societies

 

Shih-Ying Cheng*
Melissa Jonson-Reid

 

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

8:00 a.m.

Financial Upheaval in U.S. Households: Systems of Guidance

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

8:00 a.m.

Psychometric Properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ9) in a Treatment Seeking Hispanic Population with Depression

 

Leo Cabassa

Continental Parlor 8
Ballroom Level

8:30 a.m.

Profiles of Depression: A Latent Profile Analysis of Depressive Symptoms Among Hispanics

 

Leo Cabassa

Continental Parlor 8
Ballroom Level

8:30 a.m.

Models of Financial Guidance for Disadvantaged Families

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

9:45 a.m.

Building Assets from Birth: The Singapore Story

 

Michael Sherraden

Golden Gate 7
Lobby Level

9:00 a.m.

Building a Fintech Platform to Support Universal Financial Guidance

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level

9:00 a.m.

Stigma and Mental Health: Confirmatory Factor Analyses of Three Depression Stigma Measures of Treatment, Antidepressant Medication, and Social Distance in a Sample of Hispanics

 

Leo Cabassa

Continental Parlor 8
Ballroom Level

9:45 a.m.

Examining the Effect of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) on Self-Efficacy Among Children and Adolescents Orphaned By HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Uganda

 

Proscovia Nabunya *Byansi William
Fred Ssewamala
Damulira Christopher

Golden Gate 7
Lobby Level

9:45 a.m.

Resiliency from a Feedback Perspective

 

Wendy Auslander
Autumn Asher Blackdeer
Katie Chew
Patrick Fowler
Peter Hovmand*
Zhou Ke

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

10:45 a.m.

The Impact of State Earned Income Tax Credit Expansions on Material and Medical Hardships

 

Mathieu Despard
Michal Grinstein-Weiss
Olga Kondratjeva*
Stephen Roll

Union Square 1
Tower 3, 4th Floor

12:45 p.m.

Grand Challenges for Social Work Roundtable: Vision, Mission, Principles, and Guideposts for Action

Michael Sherraden

Golden Gate 8
Lobby Level

4:00 p.m.

Community Violence and Mental Health in Urban African American Youth: An Exploration into Variations in Paths of Influence

 

Von Nebbitt

Golden Gate 5
Lobby Level

​4:00 p.m.

Hippocampal Volume By Birth Cohort and Dementia Status


​Takashi Amano

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level 

4:00 p.m.

Longitudinal Effect of Perceived Neighborhood Collective Efficacy on Adolescent Subjective Well-Being

 

Patrick Fowler

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level 

4:00 p.m.

Pathways to Seeking Help from a Partner Abuse Intervention Program: A Qualitative Study of Voluntary and Non-Court Mandated Latino Men's Experiences

 

Maxine Davis*
Melissa Jonson-Reid

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

4:00 p.m.

The Role of Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Implementation Research: A Roundtable Discussion Relevant to Social Work

 

Leo Cabassa
Enola Proctor

Union Square 3/4
Tower 3, 4th Floor

​4:00 p.m.

Subtypes of Neglect in State Statute and Reported Neglected Children across States: Findings from Ncands

Chien-jen Chiang

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

4:00 p.m.

Violence Exposure and Anxiety Sensitivity: Assessing Direct and Indirect Effects of Community, Family, and Peers

 

Von Nebbitt

Golden Gate 5
Lobby Level 

4:30 p.m.

Exposure to Violence and Depressive Symptoms: Examining the Role of Community, Family, and Peers

 

Von Nebbitt

Golden Gate 5
Lobby Level 

5:00 p.m.

Exposure to Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress: Do Community, Family, and Peers Matter?

 

Von Nebbitt

Golden Gate 5
Lobby Level 

 

Sunday, January 20

8:00 a.m.

Mental Health Pathways between Adverse Childhood Experiences and School Achievement in Adolescence: Results from a Sequential Mediation Model

 

Wendy Auslander

Golden Gate 3
Lobby Level

8:00 a.m.

Violence and Adversity in Childhood: Life Course Pathways from Adverse Childhood Experiences to School Achievement and Problematic Substance Use

 

Wendy Auslander

Golden Gate 3
Lobby Level

9:00 a.m.

Parental Social Isolation Is Associated with Parental and Teenage Health: A Dyadic Analysis of Data from the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating Study

 

Tess Thompson

Union Square 16
Tower 3, 4th Floor 

9:45 a.m.

"Is It a Challenge? Yes...Is It Possible? Yes": Clients' Experiences with a Peer-Led Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness

 

Leo Cabassa

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

9:45 a.m.

Charting Suicide Risk in Latina Adolescents

 

Peter Hovmand

Union Square 18
Tower 3, 4th Floor

9:45 a.m.

Scholarly Productivity Among Early Career Social Work Faculty Members from Top- Ranked Social Work Programs in the United States

 

Ellie S. Wideman*
Cole Hooley
Shih-Ying Cheng
Katherine Marcal
Yiqi Zhu
Yi Wang
Shenyang Guo
Renee Cunningham-Williams

 

Continental Parlors 1-3
Ballroom Level

11:30 a.m.

Estimating the Total Maltreatment Rate in the US: Methodological Innovations and Considerations

 

Melissa Jonson-Reid

Union Square 3/4
Tower 3, 4th Floor

​11:30 a.m.

Experience and Struggles of Being an International Student in an MSW Program

​Areum Lee*
Joomo Kang

​Golden Gate 1
Lobby Level

11:30 a.m.

Intersectionality, Education and Social Work

 

Wendy Auslander

Union Square 25
Tower 3, 4th Floor

​12:30 p.m.

Determinants of Community Garden Incubation: Exploring Contextual Characteristics of Community Garden Locations


​Joomo Kang*
Andrew Foell

​Union Square 17
Tower 3, 4th Floor

1:00 p.m.

What about Money? Coverage and Gaps in Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB) Topics in Social Work Education

 

Margaret Sherraden

Golden Gate 4
Lobby Level