Faculty & Staff
Dr. Nepomnyaschy's research interests are broadly focused on how poverty, inequality, and social policies impact child and family health and well-being. One line of work examines the impact of social policies, particularly related to fathers and child support, on the well-being of families and children. Another line of work examines socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health and development. Her current work is being funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and explores the extent to which father involvement can reduce disparities in outcomes between children in lower and higher income families and the role of economic and social policies in promoting or inhibiting low-income fathers’ involvement with their children. Her previous work has been funded by the Foundation for Child Development and the Research Program on Childhood Hunger through the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service.
Social Welfare Policies and Services (SWPS) II (19:910:585)
HBSE: Poverty, Inequality, Discrimination & Public Policy (19:910:544)
Advanced Statistical Methods II: Applied Regression and Related Multivariate Methods (19:910:639)
Selected Recent Publications:
Dwyer Emory, Allison, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Maureen Waller, Daniel Miller, Alexandra Haralampoudis*. (Forthcoming). “Barriers to Employment after Criminal Justice Contact and Men’s Contributions to their Children’s Household Economy.” RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.
Miller, Daniel R., Margaret Thomas*, Maureen Waller, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Allison Dwyer Emory. (Accepted). “ Involvement and Socioeconomic Disparities in Child Academic Outcomes.” Journal of Marriage and Family.
O’Connor, Julia* and Lenna Nepomnyaschy. 2019. “Intimate Partner Violence and Material Hardship among Urban Mothers.” Violence Against Women (online first).
Sariscsany, Laurel*, Irwin Garfinkel, and Lenna Nepomnyaschy. 2019. “Describing and Understanding Child Support Trajectories.” Social Service Review 93(2):143-182.
Gold, Sarah* and Lenna Nepomnyaschy. 2018. “Neighborhood Physical Disorder and Early Delinquency among Urban Children. Journal of Marriage and Family. 80(4):919-933
Nepomnyaschy, Lenna and Louis Donnelly*. 2015. “Father Involvement and Childhood Injuries.” Journal of Marriage and Family 77(3):628-646.
Miller, Daniel, Lenna Nepomnyaschy, Steve Garasky, and Gabriel Lara-Ibarra. 2014. “Family Structure and Child Food Insecurity.” American Journal of Public Health 104(7):e70-76.
Nepomnyaschy, Lenna and Louis Donnelly*. 2014. “Child Support in Immigrant Families.” Population Research and Policy Review 33(6):817-840.
Nepomnyaschy, Lenna, Daniel Miller, Steve Garasky, and Neha Nanda. 2014. “Nonresident Fathers and Child Food Insecurity: Evidence from Longitudinal Data.” Social Service Review88(1):92-133.