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
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.
- Matthew Borus
Interest areas: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity
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"
- Emily Claypool
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
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
Interest areas: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development
Interest areas: Mass incarceration; social control and the criminal legal system; Women and motherhood; Poverty and inequality; Community organizing and coalition work; Qualitative methods
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"
Interest areas: Deprofessionalized social work; helping professions; labor; community; institutions; ethnographic methods
Interest areas: Young fathers aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Transition-aged foster youth and youth aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Fatherhood, father involvement, and father engagement; Child maltreatment, child welfare, and foster care; History of social welfare and the profession of social work; African American contributions to the history of social welfare and social work
Dissertation Title: Fatherhood in Foster Care: Black Fathers Aging out of Care in Chicago, Illinois
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
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
- 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
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 areas: Racism; 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
- 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
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
Interest areas: Social policy; child and family well-being; child welfare; poverty and safety net policy; child welfare policy; employment and income policy; program evaluation; policy analysis; mixed methods
Interest areas: Ethnographic Methods; Immigration Policy; the U.S. Census; Policy Implementation
- 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"
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
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
- 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.
- Allison Stinson
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"
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
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
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"