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Ph.D. Faculty

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Ayse Akincigil: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers
Aging and mental health, economics, and HIV/AIDS.

Edward Alessi: Associate Professor, Ph.D., New York University
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) mental health issues and clinical social work practice.  

Beth Angell: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison
Mental health services and severe mental illness.

Wen (Vivien) Anthony: Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Etiology and risk mechanisms of internet and video game addition; intervention research

Emily Bosk:  Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Child wellbeing, child welfare services and policy, integration of social service systems, and infant mental health.

Stephen CrystalProfessor; Associate Director for Health Services, Research Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Ph.D., Harvard
AIDS, long-term care, homelessness, and longitudinal data analysis. 

Laura CuestaAssistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
International approaches to child and family policy, poverty and inequality, and parental incarceration among disadvantaged families.

Laura Curran: Associate Professor; Ph.D., California-Berkeley
Family and child policy practice; welfare policy; social welfare history/theory; gender and sexuality.

Jacquelynn  Duron: Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Houston
Children, youth, and families; emphasis on the intersection of family and justice systems

Richard L. Edwards: Professor; Ph.D., SUNY at Albany
Nonprofit and public management, international social work, and social work education.

Antoinette Y. Farmer: Professor; Ph.D., Pittsburgh 
Parenting behavior, religion and spirituality, adolescent high risk behaviors, and the evaluation of social work practice.

Patricia Findley: Associate Professor; DrPH, Illinois, Chicago
Physical disability, chronic illnesses, women's health, and the veteran population. 

Jerry Floersch: Associate Professor; PhD, Chicago
Youth psychotropic treatment, case management, and the use of qualitative methods to evaluate practice.

Emily A. Greenfield: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison
Aging, life course human development, social relationships and health, and supportive services for older adults and family caregivers.

Chien-Chung Huang: Professor; Ph.D., Columbia 
Child support, social assistance, poverty, and income redistribution.  

Myungkook Joo: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Washington in St. Louis
Early childhood development, analyses of policies and programs designed to help low-income children, and effects of poverty and economic inequality on children's outcomes.

Jeounghee Kim: Associate Professor; Ph.D. Washington in St. Louis
Poverty, economic inequality, low income labor markets, health disparity and policy analysis.

Michael LaSala: Associate Professor; Ph.D., SUNY at Albany
Clinical social work; gay and lesbian issues; marriage and family therapy.

Anna Haley-Lock:  Associate Professor; Ph.D., Chicago
Low-wage or “working poverty” jobs in for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors; employment policies

Jeffrey Longhofer: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Kansas
Mental health case management; social and psychological dynamics of shame and stigma in mental health practice. 

Michael MacKenzieAssociate Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dynamic processes in early development, social and biological transactions in developmental psychopathology, the etiology and outcomes of harsh parenting and maltreatment, foster care placement trajectories and child welfare policy.

Judith McCoyd: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr 
Perinatal health, medical decision making, bereavement, medical technology and human response.

Sarah McMahon: Associate Professor; Ph.D. Rutgers
Violence against women and social work education. 

David MechanicProfessor Emeritus, Founding Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Ph.D., Stanford
Organization of medical and psychiatric care, managed care, decision-making processes in medicine and psychiatry, illness behavior, and comparative medical organization.

Felix Muchomba: Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Columbia
Gender inequality, allocation of resources within families, and social and economic development policy with a focus on developing countries.

Shari Munch: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Michigan State
Perinatal healthcare and clinical social work.

Lenna Nepomnyaschy: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Columbia
Child and family policy, poverty and inequality, and health disparities. 

Lia Nower: Director, Center for Gambling Studies, Professor; Ph.D., Washington and J.D., St. Louis
Pathological gambling, substance abuse, and other addictive disorders; forensic issues in mental health.

N. Andrew Peterson: Professor; Ph.D., Missouri-Kansas City
Community organizing, substance abuse prevention, program evaluation, and empowerment theory.

Judy Postmus: Professor, Director, Center on Violence Against Women & Children and Assistant Professor; Ph.D. Suny Albany
Violence against women including intimate partner violence and sexual assault; impact of policies and services on abuse survivors and their children; interagency collaboration models.

Cathryn C. Potter: Dean, Professor, Ph.D., University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work
Children and families at risk, especially those served in the child welfare, children's mental health and juvenile justice systems. She also has a particular interest in minority over-representation and service disparity in child and family serving systems.

Kathleen Pottick: Professor; Ph.D., Michigan
Child and adolescent mental health and psychiatric delivery systems.

Ramesh Raghavan: Professor and Associate Dean for Research, MB,BS, Stanley Medical College, Madras, India; MD, Manipal University, India; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.
Access to, and quality of, mental health services among vulnerable child populations.

Raymond Sanchez Mayers: Associate Professor; Ph.D., Brandeis
Financial management in nonprofits, administrative issues, Hispanic issues, geographic information systems and geospatial statistics.

Cassandra Simmel: Associate Professor, Ph.D., California-Berkeley
Child welfare policies, programs, and services; foster youth involved with and/or transitioning out of the child welfare system; child maltreatment; and child and youth mental health.

Emmy Tiderington:  Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Housing and mental health services for adults with serious mental illness.

Tova Walsh:  Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Early parenthood and parent-child relationships; fatherhood and men's health; women veterans, family reintegration, and health; family violence, and preventive interventions.

Allison Zippay: Professor; Director, Ph.D. Program, California-Berkeley
Community planning and practice;  psychiatric and affordable housing planning and development; social networks and resource development among poor and low-income groups; employment and poverty policy.

Karen Zurlo: Associate Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Gerontology, retirement, financial well-being, health, life course development, social welfare policy, psychosocial interventions, and international social work.

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