Jenna Montgomery Armstrong
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PhD, School Psychology, North Carolina State University

Dissertation: "Effectiveness of evidence-based parent training in reduction of maltreatment risk for young children experiencing homelessness"


Karmel Choi
Harvard School of Public Health & Mass General Hospital

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duke University

Dissertation: "Intergenerational transmission of childhood maltreatment and its sequelae: The mediating role of postpartum depression"


Kyndra Cleveland
Vanderbilt University

PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of California-Irvine

Dissertation: "Parental Engagement in the Dependency System: Intervening on Behalf of Families"


Charlotte Heleniak
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington

Dissertation: "Violence Exposure, Social Cognition, and Aggression"


Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner
PhD candidate, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago

Dissertation: "From District Policy to Youth Engagement: Incorporating Youth Perspectives into an Evaluation of the Chicago Public Schools’ Comprehensive Sex Education Policy"


Francie Julien-Chinn
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa

PhD, Social Work, Arizona State University

Dissertation: "Applying the ecological systems theory to a child welfare agency: Examining the association between organizational culture and climate and individual level factors"


Ericka M. Lewis
University of Maryland

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation: "No Father Left Behind: Exploring Positive Father Involvement as a Protective Factor in the Prevention of Neglect and Adverse Child Outcomes"


Francesca Longo
Society for Research in Child Development, Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

PhD, Applied Development and Educational Psychology, Boston College

Dissertation: "Two-Generation Approach to Promoting Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Regulation: Can Parent and Child Training Promote Child Well-Being and Improve Parent-Child Interactions?"



Kelly Jedd McKenzie
Society for Research in Child Development, Department of Health and Human Services

PhD, Child Development, University of Minnesota

Dissertation: "Neural Correlates of Risk and Resilience following Childhood Maltreatment"


Elizabeth Miller
University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation: "Social Information Processing Deficits and Economic Stress in Rural Fathers: Informing Child Maltreatment Prevention with an Understudied Parent Population"



Nathanael Okpych
University of Connecticut

PhD, Social Work, University of Chicago

Dissertation: "Make or Break: A Quantitative Study of College-going and College Leaving among Older Foster Care Youth"


Jared Parrish
Alaska Department of Health and Human Services

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dissertation: "Quantifying methodological challenges in maltreatment research through novel data linkages, outcome classification, and exploratory risk-set modeling"


Cassandra Robertson
Cornell Population Center

PhD, Sociology, Harvard University

Dissertation: "Intergenerational Economic Mobility: Policies and Processes that Improve Children’s Life Chances"


Judith C. Scott
Boston University

PhD, Applied Child Development, Tufts University

Dissertation: "Raising a Hand Against Young African American Children: The Effects on Mental Health Outcomes and Consideration of Moderating Cultural Factors"


Emily Warren
Council for Large Public Housing Authorities

PhD, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dissertation: "Housing hardship among low-income families with children: Examining the role of tax benefits for relieving housing stress and improving family functioning"