PhD, Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan
Cohort Two Fellow

Academic Mentor
Karin Martin
Professor, University of Michigan

Policy Mentor
Lesley Siegel
Assistant Clinical Professor, Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine

Current Institutional Affiliation
Rutgers University School of Social Work: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care SystemsCase Study Research, Infants and Toddlers


Dr. Emily Bosk is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate with the Institute for Health, Health Policy, and Aging Research, the Center for Violence Against Women and Children, and the Department of Sociology. Trained as both a sociologist and a clinical social worker, Dr. Bosk works at the intersection of social theory and applied practice. Her research uses rigorous social science methods to theorize how organizations and individuals understand and intervene with vulnerable children and families and to trace out the policy and practice implications of these approaches.

Current research includes: analysis of standardized decision-making in child welfare at the individual, organizational, and policy level; substance use disorders and parenting; programs to support parent-child relationships and infant mental health.