Clinton Boyd, Jr.
PhD candidate, Sociology, Georgia State University

Dissertation: "Neighborhood Quality and Child Well-Being: Exploring How Neighborhood Characteristics Influence the Parenting Practices of Low-Income and Middle-Income African American Fathers"


Scott Brown
Abt Associates

PhD, Community Research and Action, Vanderbilt University

Managing a systematic review study of prevention programs for child welfare placements, and supporting a variety of other surveyed administrative data projects in housing and child welfare.


Lindsey Bullinger
Georgia Tech University

PhD, Public Policy, Indiana University

Uses large datasets and rigorous empirical methods to understand the intended and unintended consequences of public policies on child and family health and well-being


Christina DeNard
University of Illinois at Chicago

PhD, Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania

Utilizing evidence to implement interventions, programs and reforms that effectively improve organizational processes and outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system.


Andrea Eastman
The Children’s Data Network

PhD, Social Work, University of Southern California

Research using linked, administrative data to evaluate program effectiveness and answer policy relevant questions concerning vulnerable youth in child protection and juvenile justice systems.


Julia Fleckman
Tulane University

PhD, Public Health, Tulane University

Community-based, mixed methods research for the primary prevention of child physical and psychological maltreatment


Kelley Fong
PhD candidate, Sociology and Social Policy, Harvard University

Analyzing the perspectives and experiences of Child Protective Services stakeholders to support reforms addressing families’ persistent needs and promoting engagement between families and service providers.


Alison Giovanelli
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

PhD, Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science, University of Minnesota

Approaching intervention and prevention efforts targeting adolescent health and well-being through a developmental lens, and effectively leveraging technology in these efforts.


Lindsay Huffhines
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas

Identifying the psychobiological factors implicated in risk and resilience processes in the development of health problems in maltreated children


Rachel Katz
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Early Intervention

PhD, Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University

Exploring the influence of early experiences on child development, including how development may be impacted by child care and home visiting, caregiver-child relationships, and adversity.


Melissa Marquardt
Private Practice

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon

Providing evidenced-based and evidenced-informed assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults with significant emotional, academic, and behavioral challenges.


Anika Schenck-Fontaine
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories

PhD, Public Policy, Duke University

Uses longitudinal survey data and interdisciplinary approaches to understand the effects of material and psychological economic hardship on parenting behavior and children's development.


Jennifer Daer Shields
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Advancing the scientific understanding of engaging children and families in evidence-based treatment services to prevent child maltreatment and promote the well-being of all children.


Kate Stepleton
MEF Associates

PhD, Social Work, Rutgers University

Building evidence about social policies that promote well-being for children and families.


Lindsey E.G. Weil
Stanford University / Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University

Dissertation: "Prevention of Accidental, Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Current Sleep Practices, Caregiver Beliefs, and Promotion of Safe Sleep Practices through Effective Preventive Interventions"