Kristin Abner

PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago

Translating research-to-practice to improve service delivery for safety net programs designed to support low-income children and families.


Aaron Banman
University of Nebraska, Omaha

PhD, Social Work, University of Chicago

Dissertation: "Organizational Factors Influencing Father Engagement in Early Home Visitation Programs"


Emily Bosk
Rutgers University

PhD, Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan

Advancing our understanding of how interventions for vulnerable children and families are constructed, how organizations and frontline staff implement these interventions, and children and families experience them.


Kate Daderko
Seattle Psychology

PhD, School Psychology, University of Washington

Providing evidence-based therapy and assessments to children, adolescents, and their parents.


Jackie Duron
Rutgers University

PhD, Social Work, University of Houston

Addressing child and adolescent adversities in child welfare and juvenile justice through research that improves community practices and policies to support well-being.


Megan Finno-Velasquez
New Mexico State University

PhD, Social Work, University of Southern California

Working at the intersection of immigration and child welfare policy and practice to address inequities and improve the well-being of children of immigrants.


Brooks Keeshin
University of Utah

MD, University of Cincinnati

Dissertation: "Unsubstantiated Children: How Child Advocacy Centers Might Prevent Child Abuse"


Justin "Jay" Miller
University of Kentucky

PhD, Social Work, University of Louisville

Dissertation: "Mapping Success in Foster Care: A Maltreatment Prevention Imperative"


Byron Powell
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis 

Dissertation: "A Mixed Methods Multiple Case Study of "Implementation as Usual" in Children’s Social Service Organizations"


Tia McGill Rogers
Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health

PhD, Public Health, Georgia State University

Dissertation: "The Impact of Parental Trauma Exposure and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on Parental Responses to an Evidence-Based Child Maltreatment Prevention Program"


Whitney Rostad
Casey Family Programs

PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Montana

Advancing research to inform policy, practice, and systems change in child welfare and promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for all children.


William Schneider
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

PhD, Social Work, Columbia University

Dissertation: "Paternal Parenting: Determinants and Practices of Father Involvement and Child Wellbeing"


Kristen Seay
University of South Carolina

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis 

Improving the lives of families through better understanding the impact of substance use disorders on parenting, parent skills training, and child welfare reform.


Amanda Van Scoyoc
Yale Child Study Center

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon 

Advancing the scientific understanding of maternal addiction and the treatment of trauma in childhood.


Jessica Wilen
Yale Child Study Center

PhD, Social Work, Bryn Mawr College

Dissertation: "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Psychosocial Interventions for Adults who were Sexually Abused as Children"