THE COHORT FIVE FELLOWS 2015–2017
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"
Harvard School of Public Health & Mass General Hospital
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duke University
Using genomics, data science, and epidemiology to study human resilience - i.e., how people recover from stress and trauma - across the life course.
PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of California-Irvine
Improving Juvenile Dependency practice, policy, and decision-making by promoting fair practices, participant voice, family-based outcomes, and social justice.
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"
The University of Hawai'i at Manoa
PhD, Social Work, Arizona State University
Working to strengthen the child welfare workforce, enhance family resiliency, and eliminate family houselessness.
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"
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
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
PhD, Child Development, University of Minnesota
Using research on childhood trauma to inform policies that promote resilience and child well-being.
University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Working to prevent maltreatment through a better understanding of parents' risk for perpetration and quicker translation of evidence-based interventions to real-world settings.
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"
Judith C. Scott
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"
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"