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 Manoa

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Workforce Development, Regression Modeling, Mixed Methods


Dr. Francie Julien-Chinn is an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Dr. Julien-Chinn received her PhD from the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She received a master’s degree in social work at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northern Arizona University. Prior to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Dr. Julien-Chinn worked in the field of child welfare, starting in direct field work, and continuing into supervision, middle management, and ultimately upper management. As a supervisor Dr. Julien-Chinn supervised and helped develop an in-home program providing prevention services to families involved in the child welfare system. In the role of assistant program manager, Dr. Julien-Chinn oversaw 50 child welfare employees. While she served as deputy program manager, Dr. Julien-Chinn oversaw the field work and child welfare staff in Pima County, Arizona. Dr. Julien-Chinn’s professional career also includes social work experience in hospitals, juvenile probation and legal aid.