Mark Testa, Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor

Foster Care Adoption Services Poverty Research Children's Aid

David Favre

Professor of law and The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law · Michigan State University

An expert in animal within property, family and criminal law, as well as wildlife and international animal issues.

International Animal Issues Animal Ethics Animal Rights Animal Welfare Animal Cruelty

Dorian Traube

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Traube focuses on early child development, home visitation, and telehealth solutions for families with young children.

Parent Education Telehealth Children’s Mental Health Infant Mental Health Home Visitation

Lawrence Palinkas

Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Endowed Professorship in Social Policy and Health · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Palinkas is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research

Implementation Science Disaster Mental Health Systems Preventive Medicine Medical Anthropology Global Health

Elissa Madden

Associate Professor · Baylor University

Research: child welfare, foster care, adoption (public & private), child & family mental health, service learning in social work education

Service Learning Adoption Research Child and Family Services Foster Care and Adoptions Child Welfare

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

My (Myla) Bui, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Neuroplasticity Social Marketing Public Policies Promoting Consumer Wellness Nutritional Labeling Healthcare Management & Innovation

Bethany Berger, J.D.

Professor of Law · University of Connecticut

Professor of Law with a focus on federal Indian law and property law.

Legal History Property Law Tribal Law Litigation and Policy Federal Indian Law

Terence Fitzgerald

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on policy, family and children, social inequality, and institutional racism.

Racism related to Public School & Higher Education Reproduction of Racism Male Gender Issues Social Development and Policy Social Work Education

Dr Emily Blackwell

Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare · University of Bristol

Leader in the lifestyles and mental welfare of dogs, cats and companion animals

Animal Psychology Animal Behavior Cats Dogs Pets

Elaine Power

Associate Professor · School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Teaches social determinants of health. Researches food insecurity. Advocates for basic income. Dreams of the day when food banks can close.

food insecurity food banks feeding the family family food practices Social Determinants of Health

Professor Sue Backhouse

Professor of Sport Psychology and Behavioural Nutrition · Leeds Beckett University

Her particular expertise is in athlete welfare, drug use in sport, why athletes dope, what makes athletes vulnerable to doping and more.

Whistleblowing Athlete Welfare Drug Use in Sport Doping Sports Integrity

Dean Duncan, Ph.D., M.U.A.

Research Professor, UNC School of Social Work · UNC at Chapel Hill

Research Professor in the UNC-CH School of Social Work

Program Evaluation Management of Human Services Agencies Research Methods Community Collaboration The Achievement Gap

Lois Weithorn

Professor of Law, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weithorn@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4660 / Office 366-200

Bioethics and the Law Criminal Law Family Law Mental Health Law Social Science and Law

Felix Rioja

Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences & Associate Professor · Tulane University

Felix Rioja has written articles on the effects of public infrastructure on economic growth, and the distribution of wealth and income

Inflation Welfare Economic Growth International Macroeconomics Financial Economics

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Michalle Mor Barak

Dean's Professor of Social Work and Business · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work and management expert, focusing on global workforce diversity

Global Inclusive Workplace Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Social Work and Business Inclusion and exclusion of women and minorities in workplace Support systems in crisis situations

Jessica Vapnek

Lecturer, Global Programs Advisor, and Director of the M.S.L. Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: vapnekjessica@uchastings.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resource Law Legislative Drafting Rule of Law

Devon Brooks

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Research and practice interests include reduction and treatment of child maltreatment, with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities.

Child Welfare Risk Assessment Research Methodology Children & Families Human Behavior