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Alex Busuito
PhD candidate, Child Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Researching the intergenerational reach of childhood maltreatment and its effects on self-regulation during early parenthood.

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Scott Delaney
PhD candidate, Social Epidemiology, Harvard University

Exploring the social and legal determinants of brain health and well-being to design more equitable social systems.


Kelli Dickerson
PhD candidate, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Understanding and promoting positive capacities in maltreated and other adversity-exposed youth.

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Hannah Espeleta
PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Working at the intersection of trauma and health to identify, treat, and prevent child maltreatment and its long-term effects.

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Sophia Frank
PhD candidate, School Psychology, University of Minnesota

Building school-based mental health systems to connect children to effective, evidence-based services.

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Stephanie Gusler
PhD candidate, Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas

Researching the association between parents’ childhood maltreatment on their children’s current experience of family dysfunction.

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Julia Hernández
Arizona State University Center for Child Well-being

PhD, Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Using practice based research to identify and promote familial supports for maltreated children.

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Reeve Kennedy
PhD candidate, Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Studying bullying trends in the United States and an analyzing the impact of prevention programs.


Katherine Marcal
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Applying community-based system science methods to investigate and improve service delivery for homeless families with children.

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Prerna Martin
PhD candidate, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Washington

Advancing equity in mental health services for children and families through research in implementation science, global health and clinical psychology.

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Brittany Paige Mihalec-Adkins
PhD candidate, Human Development & Family Studies, Purdue University

Promoting both empathy and the evidence base for work with parents in the child welfare system.

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Christina Mondi-Rago
PhD candidate, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota

Examining the effects of large-scale early childhood interventions on lifelong mental health and well-being, especially in contexts of early adversity.

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Deborah J. Moon
University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

PhD, Social Welfare, University of Kansas

Interested in mental health, parenting, prevention of adverse childhood experiences, and disseminating preventive family-focused psychosocial interventions in integrated healthcare settings.

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Katherine Ridge
PhD candidate, Child Development and School Psychology, University of Minnesota

Studying the effects of maltreatment on children's selective trust.

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Maria Schweer-Collins
PhD candidate, Prevention Science, University of Oregon 

Examining the process and outcomes of parent coaching with families at-risk for child maltreatment.