PhD, Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Cohort One Fellow


Academic Mentor
Kristen Shook Slack
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Social Work

Policy Mentor
Mary Anne Snyder
Director, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Michigan School of Social Work: Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Low-Income Families and Individuals


Dr. Kathryn Maguire-Jack is an Associate Professor at University of Michigan School of Social Work. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work. Her research focuses on child abuse and neglect prevention, with an emphasis on communities and geographic disparities. Her work is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. She has expertise in advanced statistical methods and program evaluation. She has a BA in Social Welfare and Political Science ('05), MPA ('06), MSW ('09), and PhD ('13) from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.