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  1. Cristina B. Bares Cristina B. Bares

    Cristina Bares, PhD '07, a developmental psychologist with training in behavioral genetics and advanced statistical modeling, Bares employs multiple methodologies to examine the biological, psychological and contextual determinants of child and adolescent health. As a graduate of U-M’s Joint ...

  2. Lindsay A. Bornheimer Lindsay A. Bornheimer

    Dr. Lindsay Bornheimer's research program focuses on understanding and preventing suicide death among adults experiencing serious mental illness, with a specific focus on psychosis and schizophrenia. Her work aims to examine suicide risk and protective factors, advance theories of suicide, ...

  3. Rona Carter

    Professor Carter studies associations between pubertal development and patterns of adjustment (psychological, behavioral, and health), with particular attention to how pubertal processes, social-cultural contextual factors (family, peers, teachers, romantic partners), and wider social systems ...

  4. Edward C. Chang Edward C. Chang

    My current research interests involve the study of several different predictors of psychological and physical adjustment, including optimism and pessimism, perfectionism, and social problem solving. I am also interested in understanding how cultural and racial factors influence the function of ...

  5. Linda M. Chatters Linda M. Chatters

    Linda M. Chatters is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health and professor in the School of Social Work. She is a faculty associate with the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for ...

  6. David Córdova David Córdova

    Professor Córdova received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and graduated a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellow. After completing his National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, ...

  7. Fernanda L. Cross Fernanda L. Cross

    Cross received her MSW from the School of Social Work and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research program utilizes a strength-based approach to examining family and cultural factors that promote healthy development and mitigate the risk of poor ...

  8. Ashley E. Cureton

  9. William Elliott III William Elliott III

    Professor William Elliott is a leading researcher in the fields of college savings accounts, college debt, and wealth inequality. Shaped by his personal roots in poverty in a small steel mill city in Pennsylvania, Professor Elliott pursues is challenging individual beliefs and cultural values ...

  10. James M. Ellis James M. Ellis

    Dr. James M. Ellis’s research investigates relationships between education pipeline experiences and racial-ethnic and low-income student pathways to college enrollment and degree completion. His’ scholarship examines the nexus between college readiness program participation, developmental ...

  11. Katrina R. Ellis Katrina R. Ellis

    Katrina R. Ellis is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work. Her research interests include family health interventions, cancer survivorship, racial and ethnic disparities in health, and family management of chronic health conditions. An overarching goal of her research is to support ...

  12. Lisa Fedina Lisa Fedina

    Dr. Lisa Fedina (she/her) is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work. Her research investigates the connections between different forms of violence across the lifespan (e.g., child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, sexual assault), health and mental health outcomes. Her ...

  13. Terri L. Friedline Terri L. Friedline

    Dr. Friedline's research focuses on financial system reform and consumer protections to ensure that people and communities have access to safe and affordable financial products and services. Basic financial products like checking and savings accounts are essential for conducting a wide range of ...

  14. Larry M. Gant Larry M. Gant

    Larry M. Gant’s current work focuses on neighborhood-level change efforts in the Detroit and surrounding metropolitan areas. The co-operative work incorporates strategies and tactics inspired by collaborations with research colleagues sharing historical, social and political lessons learned from ...

  15. Karla  Goldman Karla Goldman

    Karla Goldman's research focuses on the history of the American Jewish experience with special attention to the history of American Jewish communities and the evolving roles and contributions of American Jewish women. She directs the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program, a ...

  16. Giovanna (Odessa Gonzalez) Gonzalez Benson Giovanna (Odessa Gonzalez) Gonzalez Benson

    Dr. Odessa Gonzalez Benson is Assistant Professor at the U-M School of Social Work and is with the U-M Detroit School of Urban Studies Faculty Cluster. Her areas of research are: refugee resettlement, refugee/migrant-led organizations, participatory approaches to urban governance and social ...

  17. Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor

    Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's research focuses on scientific knowledge development and intervention research on children and families with the aim of reducing violence against children and improving family and child wellbeing. Grogan-Kaylor's current research projects examine parenting behaviors such ...

  18. Lorraine M. Gutiérrez Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work (SSW) and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture. She also is a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community. Her teaching and ...

  19. Jaclynn M. Hawkins Jaclynn M. Hawkins

    Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins is an Associate Director of the Gender and Health Research Lab. She received her masters and BA in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD from the University of Michigan in the Joint Program of Social Work and Sociology. Jaclynn’s recent ...

  20. Todd I. Herrenkohl Todd I. Herrenkohl

    Dr. Herrenkohl’s primary research interests focus on the areas of child and family well-being, child maltreatment and the psychosocial and developmental underpinnings of health-risk behaviors in youth and adults; substance use, mental and physical health outcomes of adversity; and resilience.  ...

  21. Joseph A. Himle Joseph A. Himle

    Professor Joseph Himle's research interests focus on mental health intervention research with adults and youth. Himle's current intervention projects include treatment development projects focused on bringing cognitive behavioral therapy to underserved populations. He is also involved in ...

  22. Shanna Katz Kattari Shanna Katz Kattari

    Shanna K. Kattari, PhD, MEd, CSE, ACS (they/them/theirs and she/her/hers) is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, the Department of Women and Gender Studies (by courtesy), and director of the [Sexuality|Relationships|Gender] Research Collective. A queer, ...

  23. Ashley Lacombe-Duncan Ashley Lacombe-Duncan

    Ashley Lacombe-Duncan received her MSW (2010) and PhD (2018) from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Lacombe-Duncan’s macro social work practice experience includes: policy analysis, grant writing, practice-informed research, program development, and ...

  24. Shawna J. Lee Shawna J. Lee

    Shawna J. Lee, PhD '05, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she is director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab and Director of the Program Evaluation Group (PEG). She is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Human Growth and Development ...

  25. Lydia W. Li Lydia W. Li

    Professor Li’s research examines how socio-structural factors are related to depression, suicide, cognitive function and healthy aging in older adults. She has conducted epidemiological and intervention studies to understand and address health disadvantages of older adults in rural China, older ...

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