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Program Evaluation & Applied Research Faculty

  • James M. Ellis

    James M. Ellis

    Assistant Professor
    K-20 education and career pathways of low income and racial minority students, education pipeline intervensions, racism and discrimination in secondary and postsecondary settings, program evaluation, and underrepresented students’ college preparation, access, and success
  • Katrina R. Ellis

    Katrina R. Ellis

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    African American family health interventions; cancer prevention and survivorship; self and family management of multiple chronic conditions; racial and ethnic disparities in health; digital health; community-based participatory research
  • Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Lorraine M. Gutiérrez

    Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Professor of Social Work, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Psychology
    Empowerment-oppressed groups, Latinos, social justice.
  • Jaclynn M. Hawkins

    Jaclynn M. Hawkins

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    African American and Latino men's health; Social determinants of health/health disparities; Factors that contribute to access to and utilization of care; Diabetes self-management; Community-based interventions targeting low-income African Americans and Latinos
  • Todd I. Herrenkohl

    Todd I. Herrenkohl

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families
    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.
  • Shawna J. Lee

    Shawna J. Lee

    Director, SSW Program Evaluation Group, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions
  • Lydia W. Li

    Lydia W. Li

    Professor of Social Work
    Depression and suicide in later life, rural elders, cross-cultural gerontology, ageism, community-based interventions.
  • Jamie Mitchell

    Jamie Mitchell

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    African American men's health; cancer health disparities, patient-provider communication; psychosocial well-being and family support; social determinants of health
  • Brian E. Perron

    Brian E. Perron

    Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Faculty Associate, Populations Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
    Community mental health, treatment processes, service access and utilization, evidence-based practices.
  • Joseph P. Ryan

    Joseph P. Ryan

    Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, ISR
    Child welfare, juvenile justice, welfare system, public policy, child maltreatment
  • Katie A. Schultz

    Katie A. Schultz

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    American Indian and Alaska Native health equity; violence, substance misuse, and associated health outcomes; historical trauma; community and cultural connectedness as stress buffers; culturally-centered prevention and intervention development; and community-based participatory and mixed methods research.
  • H. Luke  Shaefer

    H. Luke Shaefer

    Professor of Social Work, School of Work; Center Director, Poverty Solutions; Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, Professor of Public Policy, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy; Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research; and Adjunct Professor of Law, Law School
    Social safety net, low-wage workers, economically disadvantage families, non-profit management
  • Matthew J. Smith

    Matthew J. Smith

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Autism; Schizophrenia; Technology-based Interventions and Trainings; Social Neuroscience
  • Karen M. Staller

    Karen M. Staller

    Associate Professor of Social Work
    Runaway and homeless youth, law, social problem construction, history of social welfare, qualitative research methods.
  • Daphne C. Watkins

    Daphne C. Watkins

    University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Director, Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Center, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Behavioral interventions; equity; marginalized groups; mixed methods; leadership development; strategy and efficiency; organizational structures
  • Addie Weaver

    Addie Weaver

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Access to mental health services for underserved, economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in rural communities
  • Lisa M. Wexler

    Lisa M. Wexler

    Professor of Social Work
    American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention; Indigenous Youth Resilience; Culturally-Specific Behavioral Health Services; Digitally-Enhanced Participatory Research
  • Xiaoling Xiang

    Xiaoling Xiang

    Assistant Professor of Social Work
    Health services research, integrated care models, late-life mental health care, depression, chronic disease, comorbidity, aging in place, health disparities, implementation research

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