THE COHORT TWO FELLOWS 2012-2014

 

Kristin Abner
ICF

PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago

Translating research-to-practice to improve service delivery for safety net programs designed to support low-income children and families.

 

Aaron Banman
University of Nebraska, Omaha

PhD, Social Work, University of Chicago

Researching fathers and fathering, prevention of child maltreatment, and child welfare.

 

Emily Bosk
Rutgers University

PhD, Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan

Advancing our understanding of how interventions for vulnerable children and families are constructed, how organizations and frontline staff implement these interventions, and children and families experience them.

 
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Kate Daderko
Seattle Psychology

PhD, School Psychology, University of Washington

Providing evidence-based therapy and assessments to children, adolescents, and their parents.

 

Jackie Duron
Rutgers University

PhD, Social Work, University of Houston

Addressing child and adolescent adversities in child welfare and juvenile justice through research that improves community practices and policies to support well-being.

 

Megan Finno-Velasquez
New Mexico State University

PhD, Social Work, University of Southern California

Working at the intersection of immigration and child welfare policy and practice to address inequities and improve the well-being of children of immigrants.

 

Brooks Keeshin
University of Utah

MD, University of Cincinnati

Providing care and services for children and families with a history of abuse or trauma.

 

Justin "Jay" Miller
University of Kentucky

PhD, Social Work, University of Louisville

Dedicated to researching child welfare, juvenile systems, and wellness and self-care.

 

Byron Powell
Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis 

Working to improve the quality of behavioral health and social services for children, youth, and families by enhancing the implementation of evidence-based programs and practices.

 

Tia McGill Rogers
Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health

PhD, Public Health, Georgia State University

Advancing the knowledge base and service availability for children and families across the globe.

 

Whitney Rostad
Casey Family Programs

PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Montana

Advancing research to inform policy, practice, and systems change in child welfare and promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for all children.

 

William Schneider
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

PhD, Social Work, Columbia University

Focused on researching family complexity, child maltreatment, fatherhood, parenting, and child development.

 

Kristen Seay
University of South Carolina

PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis 

Improving the lives of families through better understanding the impact of substance use disorders on parenting, parent skills training, and child welfare reform.

 

Amanda Van Scoyoc
Yale Child Study Center

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon 

Advancing the scientific understanding of maternal addiction and the treatment of trauma in childhood.

 

Jessica Wilen
Yale Child Study Center

PhD, Social Work, Bryn Mawr College

Specializing in treating trauma across the lifespan.