PhD, Social Work, Arizona State University
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Dr. Cynthia Lietz
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Policy Mentor
Sarah Simmons
Presiding Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare Workforce, Family Resiliency, Family Houselessness


Dr. Francie Julien-Chinn is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Dr. Julien-Chinn practiced for over a decade in the field of child welfare. Her practice experience included supervision, management, and front-line field work. She obtained her BSW from Northern Arizona University, and her MSW, and PhD at Arizona State University. Dr. Julien-Chinn’s research focuses on child welfare workforce issues, family houselessness, and family resiliency. Additionally, Dr. Julien-Chinn was a fellow in the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, a fellowship that provides mentoring, support, and resources for research that promotes practice and policy initiatives aimed at enhancing child well-being and preventing child maltreatment.