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Doctoral Student Directory

Agha, Erum
Special interests: Risk and resilience in diverse populations; empowerment of women through education; caregiver needs.

Chesworth, Brittney
Special interests: Develop effective treatment for IPV perpetrators; individuals exposed to trauma and childhood maltreatment; terminally ill patients.

Coleman, Kanisha
Special interests: Parent/child relationships; child/adolescent mental health.

Francis, Annie
Special interests: Poverty; community development; child welfare; issues related to Native American identity.

Frey, Joseph
Special interests: Community-level protective factors; child maltreatment prevention programs; strengthening positive outcomes for LGBT populations; social network analysis; policy development and analysis.

Givens, Ashley
Special interests: Poverty; child/adolescent health/mental health; juvenile justice.

Graham, Laurie
Special interests: Interpersonal violence; immigrant/migrant populations; poverty; child welfare; criminal justice.

Hicks, Tamara K.
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Special interests: Health disparities; social determinants of poverty; health; mental health; health effects of cultural adaptation.

Horsford, Christina
Special interests: Aging; health disparities.

Hughes, Jane (Jaime)
Special interests: Aging; Health disparities.

Jensen, Todd
Special interests: Child welfare; step families; remarriage.

Li, Wen (Vivien)
Special interests:  Substance abuse disorders and diverse populations, specifically Asian Americans.

Killian-Farrell, Candace
Special interests: Policy, improvement of trauma treatment, and awareness of negative societal outcomes related to psychological trauma.

Lombardi, Brianna
Special interests: Child/adolescent health/mental health.

Masa, Rainier
Special interests: Assets development; migration; and reproductive health.

McGovern, Patricia
Special interests: Adult health/mental health; child/adolescent health/mental health; substance abuse; early intervention; health disparities.

O'Brien, Jennifer
Special Interests: Adult health/mental health; immigrant populations; international social work.

Rakip, Rhianna
Special Interests: Community capacity building in veteran communities; effects of military-related injuries on children and families of veterans.

Sabatine, Elaina
Special interests: School intervention; early intervention; child/adolescent health/mental health; poverty; child welfare.

Stewart, C. Joy
Special interests: Data analysis; bridging gap between research and practice; child welfare.

Watkins, Charity 
Special Interests: Child/adolescent health/mental health; early intervention; poverty; school intervention.    

Williams, Andrew
Special Interests: Trauma treatment; military sexual trauma; military accessions; military policy; international social work.

VanDeinse, Tonya B.
Special interests:  Comparative social policy; disparities in access and quality of mental health services for diverse populations; transition age youth; and interventions targeted at individuals involved in multiple public service sectors.

Wretman, Christopher
Special interests: Early intervention; school intervention.                                                                            

Wu, Qi
Special interests: Child welfare, development of social work education in China.

Wu, Shiyou
Special interests: Poverty, migrant youth and their adaptation and intervention research to address the needs of migrant youth.

You, Angela
Special interests: Child welfare policy and practice research, mental health needs and services, prescription and monitoring of psychotropic medications for children in the foster care system.