Shenyang Guo

Shenyang Guo is the author of numerous research articles in child welfare, child mental health services, welfare, and health care. He has expertise in applying advanced statistical models to solving social welfare problems and has taught graduate courses that address event history analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, growth curve modeling, propensity score analysis, and program evaluation. In addition, Guo serves on the editorial board of Social Service Review and as a frequent guest reviewer for journals seeking a critique of advanced methodological analyses.

Guo is a fellow of American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and a fellow of Society of Social Work and Research. In addition, Guo serves on behalf of Washington University as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs – Greater China, and as the McDonnell International Academy ambassador to China working with Fudan University.

Prior to joining the Brown School, Guo was director of the Applied Statistical Working Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shenyang Guo

  • Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research
  • Director, PhD Program in Social Work
  • PhD, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Office Phone: 314-935-3092
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Areas of Focus:

  • Quantitative research methodology
  • Program and practice evaluations
  • Child welfare
  • Child mental health

Featured Publications

Repeat Reports Among Cases Reported for Child Neglect: A Scoping Review
Child Abuse and Neglect

Financial Shocks, Liquid Assets, and Material Hardship in Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Differences by Race
Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy
December 2018

Effects of a Randomized Tax-Time Savings Intervention on Savings Account Ownership Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households
Journal of financial Counseling and Planning
November 2018