Shawna J. Lee, PhD '05, is associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she is director of the Parenting in Context Research Lab. She is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) and at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD)
Lee has published more than 40 research articles and book chapters, with primary focus on child maltreatment prevention, fathers' parenting behaviors and father-child relations, and the effects of parental corporal punishment on child wellbeing. Recently she collaborated with MDRC to create the DadTime parenting app. She is pilot testing "Text4dad," a text messaging program for expecting and new fathers. You can learn more about these projects and the Parenting in Context Research Lab at parentingincontext.org. Her research has been funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition to her contributions to the social work profession through research and teaching, Lee engages in extensive professional service and community-based practice. She leads the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention for low-income fathers, in collaboration with the Genesee County (Flint, MI) Healthy Start program. She is an active member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), where she recently helped to write the APSAC Position Statement Against the Use of Corporal Punishment.
Lee completed a joint doctoral degree in social work and psychology at the University of Michigan in 2005, where she was a National Institutes of Health pre-doctoral trainee in prevention research. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She teaches courses in research methods, program evaluation, social policy, and on specialized topics such as intervention to reduce use of corporal punishment.
Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions
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|2001||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
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Lee, S. J., Walsh, T. B. & Lee, J. Y. (in press). Mobile technology in social work practice. Digital Social Work: Cases Across Fields of Practice.
Klika, B., Lee, S. J., & Lee, J. Y. (in press). Prevention of Child Maltreatment. In Klika, B. & Conte, J. (Eds.), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Handbook on Child Maltreatment. (4th ed.).
Ma, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Lee, S. (2018). Associations of neighborhood disorganization and maternal spanking with children's aggression: A fixed-effects regression analysis. Child Abuse and Neglect, 76, 106-116.
Gershoff, E. T., Lee, S. J., & Durrant, J. (2017). Promising intervention strategies to reduce parents’ use of spanking and physical punishment. Child Abuse and Neglect.
Afifi, T. O., Ford, D., Gershoff, E. T., Merrick, M., Ports, K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., MacMillan, H., Holden, G., Taylor, C. A., Lee, S. J., & Bennett, R. P. (2017). Spanking and adult mental health impairment: The case for the designation of spanking as an adverse childhood experience. Child Abuse and Neglect, 71, 24-31.
Taylor, C. A., Fleckman, J. A. & Lee, S. J. (2017). Attitudes, beliefs, and perceived norms about corporal punishment and related training needs among members of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Child Abuse and Neglect.
Lee, S. J., Hoffman, G., & Harris, D. (2016). Community-based participatory research (CBPR) needs assessment of parenting support programs for fathers. Children and Youth Services Review, 66, 76-84.
Taylor, C. A., Al-Hiyari, R., Lee, S. J., Priebe, A., Guerrero, L. W., & Bales, A. E. (2016). Beliefs and ideologies linked with approval of corporal punishment: A content analysis of online comments. Health Education Research.
Alford, B., & Lee, S. J. (2016). Toward complete inclusion: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military service members after Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell repeal. Social Work, 61, 257-265.
Lee, J. Y., & Lee, S. J. (2016). Caring is masculine: Stay-at-home fathers and masculine identity. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
Lee, S. J., Krings, A., Rose, S., Dover, K., Ayoub, S., & Salman, F. (2016). Racial inequality and the implementation of emergency management laws in economically distressed urban areas. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 1-7.
Alford, B., & Lee, S. J. (2014). Toward complete inclusion: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military service members after Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell repeal. Social Work.
Lee, S. J., Altschul, I., & Gershoff, L. (2014). Hugs not hits: Maternal warmth, not spanking, predicts early positive child behavior. Journal of Marriage and the Family.
Lee, S. J., Neugut, T., Rosenblum, K L., Tolman, R. M., Travis, W. J., & Walker, M. H. (2013). Sources of parenting support in early fatherhood: Perspectives of United States Air Force members. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 908-915.
Lee, S. J., Taylor, C. A., Altschul, I., & Rice, J. (2013). Parental spanking and subsequent risk for child aggression in father-involved families of young children. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 1476-1485.
Lee, S. J., Altschul, I., & Gershoff, E. T. (2013). Does warmth moderate longitudinal associations between maternal spanking and child aggression in early childhood? Developmental Psychology, 49(11), 2017-2028.
Lee, S. J., Sobeck, J. L., Djelaj, V., & Agius, L. (2013). When practice and policy collide: Child welfare workers' perceptions of investigation processes. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(4), 634-641.
Lee, S. J., Lansford, J. E., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., & Dodge, K A. (2012). Paternal agreement of reporting parent to child aggression using the Conflict Tactics Scales. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 510-518.
Brisebois, K., & Lee, S. J. (2012). Foster and kinship care: An examination of the legislation that aims to improve permanency and continuity of care in Ontario. Canadian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), 101-114.
Lee, S. J. (2012). Child Protective Services. In J. L. Postmus (Ed.), Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC - CLIO.
Lee, S. J. (2012). Child Advocacy Centers. In J.L. Postmus (Ed.) Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC - CLIO.
Lee, S. J., Perron, B. E., Taylor, C. A., & Guterman, N. B. (2011). Paternal psychosocial characteristics and corporal punishment of their 3-year-old children. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 71-87.
Lee, S. J., Altschul, I., Shair, S. R., & Taylor, C. A. (2011). Hispanic fathers and risk for maltreatment in father-involved families of young children. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 2(2), 125-142.
Taylor, C. A., Guterman, N. B., Lee, S. J., & Rathouz, P. (2009). Intimate partner violence, maternal stress, nativity, and risk for maternal maltreatment of young children. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 175-183.
Guterman, N. B., Lee, S. J., Taylor, C. A., & Rathouz, P. (2009). Paternal perceptions of neighborhood processes, stress, personal control, and risk for physical child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect, 33, 897-906.
Lee, S. J., & Oyserman, D. (2008). Possible selves theory. In E. Anderman & L. Anderman (Eds). Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia. Detroit, Michigan: Macmillan Reference USA.
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