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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 PhD program, and as interim director of the School of Social Work (in AY20-21).  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.

I am also the founder of Prof2Prof, the higher education ecosystem for sharing and finding resources related to teaching, research, administration and student support.

Pronouns: She/Her

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