Tracie O. Afifi

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences · University of Manitoba

Dr. Afifi's research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and problem gambling.

Problem Gambling Domestic Violence Physical Punishment Child Maltreatment Sociology

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

Rachel Foster

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

RACHEL E. FOSTER is an active duty lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Sexual and Family Violence Suicide Prevention Psychological Health

Amy Nuttall

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · Michigan State University

Amy K. Nuttall is an expert in the areas of family relationships, parenting, and how families cope with stress.

Family Dynamics Maltreatment Parenting Caregiving Quantitative Psychology

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

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

Catherine Taylor

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Cathy Taylor is one of the nation's leading experts on the harmful effects of spanking as a form of discipline for children.

family violence Spanking Child Maltreatment Violence Prevention Social Norms

Michael Bachmann

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice · Texas Christian University

Michael Bachmann uses predictive analysis and researches cybersecurity issues to better predict crime events.

Project Safe Neighborhoods - Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program German Culture Hackers Risk Terrain Modeling Crime Mapping

Cara Pohle

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Cara Pohle specializes in the area of child and adolescent mental health, child maltreatment and trauma, and autism spectrum disorders.

Child Maltreatment and Trauma Adolescent Mental Health Social Work Social Work Education Child Mental Health

Bridget Freisthler

Professor | College of Social Work · The Ohio State University

Expert in health and social problems based on neighborhood ecologies.

Child Abuse and Neglect Drug and alcohol use (particularly marijuana, opiates, and alcohol) Drug distribution systems GIS Spatial Analysis

Loc Nguyen

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

Loc Nguyen teaches in the Doctor of Social Work program in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Informatics Public Child Welfare

Fred Stone

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

Colonel Stone's research specialties include air drop techniques, patient safety, and healthcare communication.

Adults and Healthy Aging

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

Nadine Wathen

Professor · University of Western Ontario

Nadine Wathen is committed to developing and mobilizing knowledge to improve the lives of women and children exposed to family violence.

health information Knowledge Mobilization violence against women/gender-based violence Child Maltreatment Domestic Violence

Janet Schneiderman

Chair of Nursing Research Associate Professor of Social Work Dept. of Nursing at the School of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Janet U. Schneiderman is an expert in factors influencing medical neglect of children in the child welfare system.

Nursing Weight Changes Among Children in Foster Care Factors Affecting Physical Health Problems Children & Familites Behavioral Health

Rebecca Rebbe

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

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child welfare practice linked administrative data

Philip Browning

Adjunct Assistant Professor · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Philip Browning retired as the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in January 2017.

Policy Government Public Policy

Stacy Drury, MD

Remigio Gonzalez MD Endowed Professorship of Child Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics · Tulane University

Drury explores how early life adversity interacts with genetic and epigenetic factors to shape child health and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Telomeres Health Disparities Pediatric Medicine Child Psychiatry Genetics

Sherri Green, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Associate Professor Department of Maternal and Child Health, Research Fellow Sheps Center For Health Services Research · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor in the Gillings School of Public Health, with interests in substance use disorders and chronic health conditions rural populations

Rural Health Care Access Opioids Maternal and child health Drug Addiction and Treatment Public Health Policy Research

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