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

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

Kristine Jacquin, PhD

Dean, School of Psychology + Doctoral Faculty, Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Psychology professor and licensed clinical psychologist with a consulting practice focused on forensic and neuropsychological evaluations

Forensic Psychology Neuropsychology Substance Abuse in Interpersonal Violence Victims Use and Abuse of Prescription Psychostimulants Intellectual Disability in Capital Crimes

Kerri Raissian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy · University of Connecticut

Public administration expert, focusing on child and family policy

The impact of early childhood investments on child well-being Role of policy in family violence and contraception subsidies How policy generates family complexity, data collection and decision making in the child protective system

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

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

Claire Vallotton

Associate Professor of Child Development · Michigan State University

An expert in early childhood education and intervention; parent-child interaction and communication; early development of social skills

Childcare Infant Mental Health Parenting Early Childhood Education Child Development

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

Dr. Mark S. Lachs

Director · Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care

Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse Neglect Adult Protective Services Functional Ability Ethics

Casey Call

Assistant Director, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Dr. Casey Call is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development

Therapeutic Family Activities Importance Of Strong Family Connections Family Dynamics Parents Becoming Teachers Talking To Children About Scary Topics

John Prindle

Research Assistant Professor of Social Work with the Children's Data Network · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

John Prindle is an expert in statistics with applications to psychological studies.

Aging Research Data Mining Statistics Social Work Psychology

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

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

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

Ferol Mennen

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

Ferol Mennen focuses on child abuse, neglect, and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as children's mental health services

Mental Health Child Abuse and Neglect Social Work Social Work Education Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

Rebecca Rebbe

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

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Child Protective Services child welfare practice linked administrative data Child Abuse and Neglect

Melissa Singh

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

Melissa Singh is a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Pharamaceuticals Online Pedagogy Social Work Field Instruction Non Profit Management

Michele Cascardi

Program Director · Fielding Graduate University

Assessment and prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in adolescent and young adult relationships

Psychopathology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Structural Equation Modeling Assessment and Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence

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