Dr. Shawna J. Lee is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is the director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab and the director of the Program Evaluation Group at the School. Lee has published on topics related to child maltreatment, fathers' parenting, father-child relationships, parenting stress and family functioning, and parental discipline. Her recent research focuses on parenting and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lee has been the PI or co-investigator of research grants and evaluation contracts funded by entities such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2019, Lee was appointed director of the School of Social Work's Program Evaluation Group (PEG). PEG is focused on: 1) community-engaged evaluation capacity building; 2) evaluation of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; 3) assessment and monitoring of Title IVE educational programs and 4) evaluation of food systems programs in Michigan. PEG's commitment to community engagement is evident through multi-year projects supporting the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development New Human Service Partnership Grantees, evaluation of the Fair Food Network Double Up Food Bucks program, and evaluation support to community partners such as the National Association of Social Workers - Michigan and the Michigan Community Health Workers Alliance, among others.
Lee has led several statewide efforts related to child welfare workforce development in Michigan. She worked with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Services Agency (MDHHS CSA) to update the state child welfare certificate educational requirements. Lee established a collaboration with MDHHS CSA to support Title IV-E funded educational programs for universities in Michigan. She helped to establish and lead the Michigan Child Welfare Inter-university Consortium to bring together over 18 schools of social work to provide access to Title IV-E funds for students across the state.
Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions
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School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2005||PhD||Social Work and Psychology||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2003||MS||Psychology||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2002||MPP||Public Policy||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|2001||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1997||BA||Psychology||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106