PhD Student Directory

 

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Interest areas: Dissemination and implementation science; Child and adolescent mental health; Recovery-oriented system transformation; Trauma-informed practice and policy; Child welfare; Poverty and inequality; Quality improvement in social service agencies; Public health; Mixed methods. Curriculum Vitae

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Interest areas: Poverty and Inequality; Welfare Policy; Income Instability; Social Networks; Social Capital; Financial Health and Mental Health and Well-Being; Earned Income Tax Credit; Work/Family Balance; Financial strategies of single parents; Qualitative methods; Mixed methods. 

View his CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Matthew Borus

Interest areas: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity

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Interest areas: Precarious work; Nonstandard employment; Labor market inequality and Working poverty; Work-Family Policy

Interest areas: Life couse disparities, Transition to Adulthood, Educational equity; postsecondary education; urban education; college access, Postsecondary transitions
Dissertation title: "Postsecondary Pathways in Chicago Public Schools"

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Emily Claypool

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Interest Areas: Transitions to Adulthood; Disconnected Youth; Post-Secondary Education and Employment Organizations; Policy Advocacy; Race, Poverty, and Place. Curriculum Vitae

Interest areas: Indigeneity; state violence; interpersonal violence; reproductive justice; Latin America; ethnographic methods

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Interest Areas: Work-family policy; Family caregiving; Poverty and inequality; Social safety nets; Job quality and employment policy; Mixed Methods. Curriculum Vitae

  • Kristen Ethier

Interest areas: Child Welfare, Adolescent parents and their children, Reproductive health and justice, Systems involved youth, Critical feminish research and practive, parenting support intervention

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

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Interest areas: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development

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Interest areas: Definitions and enactments of state care, child welfare policy, mental health policy, organizational theory, anthropology of bureaucracy, social righs in a post-welfare era

Dissertation title: "Disappearing Acts: An Ethnographic Study of Psychotropic Drugs and Professional Practices in Illinois's Child Welfare System"

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

Interest areas: Deprofessionalized social work; helping professions; labor; community; institutions; ethnographic methods

Interest areas: Youth and families; school settings; community settings; mixed methods research

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Interest areas: Fathers and fathering; Father engagement and involvement; Fathers involved in the child welfare system; Young fathers under the care of the child welfare system; Fatherhood programs and interventions; Fathers and child development; African American fathers; Incarcerated fathers; Social support among fathers; Child support enforcement; Theories of father involvement. Curriculum Vitae

Interest areas: Positive youth development; afterschool programs; school social work; alternative youth services; adventure therapy; adolescent health; adolescent sexuality

Dissertation title: "Out-of-School Activities, Noncognitive Factors and Academic Performance." Curriculum Vitae

Interest areas: Investigating social inequities and health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth; LGBTQ youth in the criminal legal system; HIV prevention

Dissertation title: "Disrupting criminal legal system involvement among young transgender women: A mixed methods study examining the roles of gender-based violence, discrimination, and social support." Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas: Pre K-12 Education; Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; School Discipline; Anti-Adultism; Socioemotional Learning; Play Therapy

  • Ebony Hinton

Interest areas: Evaluating the effects of social policy on low-income families and children, specifically on the economic conditions of families and how their economic well-being in turn influences parents' and children's well-being; the intersection of labor market and education, particularly among marginalized populations

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  • Sireen Irsheid

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Interest areas: Organizational Cultures and Program Effectiveness

Dissertation title: "Needs and Numbers: Perceptions of Performance Contracts in Human Service Organizations"

  • Amanda Michelle Jones

Interest areas: Youth Homelessness; LGBTQ Youth; Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Research; Trauma-Informed Social Work; Social Work with Groups; Community Organizing; Youth Participatory Action Research; Adolescent/Young Adult Development; Youth Political and Civic Engagement; Qualitative Research Methods; Evaluation Research; Visual Sociology; Research-based Arts

Dissertation title: "It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Structural Violence in Youth Homelessness Policy and the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness." Curriculum Vitae

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  • Lance Keene

Interest areas: Race, Gender, and Sexuality; Social Inequality; Health Disparities; Urban Youth and Community Development; Youth Services and Programs. Curriculum Vitae

Interest areas: Intersections across mental healthcare and law enforcement; Spatial distributions of policing; Alternatives to arrest and incarceration; Community responses to law enforcement; Social meanings of race and ethnicity

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interest: Urban Education; Social Inequality/Policy; Identity Formation

Dissertation Title: "A National Assessment of School District Variation in Black Student Academic Achievement" Curriculum Vitae

Interest areasRacism; Wage Gap by Race; Glass Ceiling; Racial Minorities; Ethnic Minorities; Asian Americans; Emerging Adulthood; Young Adulthood; Stereotyping

Dissertation title: "Racial Inequality in Labor Market Perpetuated by Social Networks with a Focus on Asian Americans"

Interest areas: Suicidal Behavior among African-Americans in Community Settings and Incarceration; Mental Health; Criminal Justice: Race and Ethnicity; Help-seeking Behaviors

Interest areas: Organization and Delivery of Substance Use Disorders Treatments, Prevention and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders, Health Services and Disparities, Human Services Organizations, Child Welfare

Dissertation title: "Effect of Organizational Factors on Integrated Service Intervention and Outcomes for Substance-Involving Parents in the Child Welfare System." 

View his CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Biwen Liu

Interest areas: Community; Rural-urban migrants; Urban Poverty; Policy implementation; International social work

Interest areas: Adolescent development; immigration and families; adolescent health disparities; STI/HIV prevention

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Interest Areas: Health Services Research; Health Policy; Medicaid; The Integration of Health and Social Care; Social Determinants of Health; Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings

Preliminary Dissertation Title: Understanding Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits: A Mixed Methods Approach. Curriculum Vitae 

  • Matthew Maronick

Interest areas: Social Service Disparities; Nonprofit Engagement; Social Policy; Economic Inequalities

Dissertation title: "Assisting the Latino Diaspora: Human Service Availability in New Immigrant Destinations"

Interest areas: Childhood regulatory disorders; Family support

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Interest areas: Ethnographic Methods; Immigration Policy; the U.S. Census; Policy Implementation

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  • Michael Park

Interest areas: Racial/ethnic minority youth development; Minortiy health and health disaparities; Intersection of race, ethnicity, and culture in immigrant youth development; Racism, racial sterotypes, and protective factors; 

Dissertation Title: "Moving beyond the racial triangulation theory: An empirical study of the racialization experience of Asian American youth and its influence on developmental outcomes"

View his CV in the PhD Program CV Book

Interest areas: Integration of behavioral, medical, and social services; health policy politics; health services research; Medicaid; social determinants of health


Interest areas: Ethnographic methods; Social service design; Youth experiencing homelessness; History of social work

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Interest areas: Disability and incarceration; intellectual and developmental disabilities; disabilities and health and crime policy; racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care and the criminal justice system among people with disabilities.

Interest areas: Law, Punishment, and Social Control; Race and Ethnicity; Discretion and Decision-Making Among Criminal Legal Actors; Risk/Need Logics; Transformative Justice; Community-based Systems of Accountability

Dissertation Title: "Prosecutorial Discretion and the Values That Guide It: Toward a Theory of Transformative Decision-Making

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Jesse Self

Interest areas: Liminally legal statuses; immigration policy; immigrant integration; formerly long-term incarcerated re-integration; law and society

Interest areas: Health Policy and Politics, Health Care Reform, Geography and Place, Behavioral Health Services, Health and Behavioral Health Services, Health and Behavioral Health Disparities, Racial/Ethnic Minority Health. 

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

  • Allison Stinson

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Interest areas: Social Work Education & Immigration Policy, Mental Health within Immigrant Communities, Health Care Access Among Undocumented Imigrants

Dissertation Title: "Exploring the Experiences of Undocumented Immigrangs Living in a Sanctuary City: A Case Study of Chicago"

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

Interest areas: Interests include the intersection of gender expression and performativity with mental health; risk and resilience; vulnerability; and sex, body, or companionship-based practices

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Interest areas: Juvenile Justice; Systems of Care; Pipelines to Incarceration; Police Surveillance; Decarceration Policy; Social Networks, Social Media, Urban Communities; Mixed Methods; Digital Ethnography; Network Science

  • Tadeo Weiner-Davis

Interest areas: Political and civic engagement of marginalized communities; Policy formulation and implementation; Organizational advocacy; Social work profession and curriculum. Curriculum Vitae

  • Jade Wong

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Research interests: Early childhood development and intervention; Evaluation of maternal and child health interventions; Early life experiences and later health/mental health/child development; Quantitative methods for social and behavioral sciences

Dissertation title: "Young, Low-Income Mothers' Engagement with Doula Home Visiting Services"

View her CV in the PhD Program CV Book

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