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.
University of Illinois-Chicago
PhD, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago
Using innovative and rigorous evaluation methods to explore the implementation of program, policy, system, and environmental change approaches in practice and in turn support capacity building in practice settings.
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"
Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
PhD, Applied Development and Educational Psychology, Boston College
Bridging the gap between research and policy to positively impact child and family well-being.
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
Creating an epidemiological mixed-design approach to quantify the incidence of child maltreatment and exploring factors of predisposition.
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
Examining the effects of housing insecurity on family well-being and the most effective interventions for ensuring long-term housing stability.