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Member since: July 2017
About 

I am a Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I teach classes on child abuse and neglect, child welfare policies and services, social policy, and program evaluation. I also serve as the chair of our Social Work doctoral program.  My research focuses on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the intersection of different social service systems in the lives of low-income families with children. I am currently working on a large-scale randomized control trial of an intervention to reduce child welfare system involvement by providing families with short-term economic support.

Pronouns: She/Her

Institution Type 
4 or 4+ year College/University
Education / Degrees 
InstitutionDegreeDiscipline
University of Chicago
PHD
Social Welfare
University of Chicago
AM
Social Work
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
BA
Psychology
Institutional Affiliations 
InstitutionDepartmentTitleWebsitesCurrent Appointment
Social Work
Professor
Institute for Research on Poverty
Affiliate