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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

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 (CHGD) and at the Institute for Social Research, Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD).

Dr. Lee has published extensively on child maltreatment and child welfare, fathers' parenting behaviors and father-child relations, and the effects of parental corporal punishment on child well-being. Community-based practice and service to the social work profession are central to Lee's work. She currently leads the design, implementation, and evaluation of an intervention for low-income fathers, in collaboration with Healthy Start home visitation programs in Michigan. Lee's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, and the Fatherhood Research Practice Network. You can learn more about her projects and the Parenting in Context Research Lab at parentingincontext.org.

Lee completed the Joint PhD Program 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 was a post-doctoral research scholar 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.

Research Interests/Focus

Father's parenting risk behaviors, child maltreatment, community-based interventions

Education

Year Degree   School
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

Websites

https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/shawnal
Project Faculty Abstract
Evaluation of a Youth Development Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Transactional Family Processes Supporting Father Involvement and Child Socioemotional Wellbeing Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Evaluation of the Young Adult Re-entry Initiative Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Promoting Infant Health and Wellbeing by Engaging Fathers in Home Visitation Lee, Shawna (PI)
Laura Lein (Co-I)
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​The Associations of Father-Contributed Family Income, Material Hardship, and Father Involvement Among Low-Income Families with Young Children​ Lee, Shawna (Mentor)
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Evaluation of the Detroit Justice Center Pre-Release Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
Evaluation of the Use and Validity of the PACT (Positive Achievement Change Tool) Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Evaluation of 482Forward Training Programs Lee, Shawna (PI)
Culturally Responsive Evaluation of a Local MSM Sexual Risk Behavior Intervention Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Culturally Responsive Evaluation of a "Green" Workforce Training Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Culturally Responsive Evaluation of a Father Engagement Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Culturally Responsive Evaluation of a Art-based Youth Development Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Evaluation of Atlantic Impact Program Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Connected2Care Evaluation Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Evaluation of Innovative Detroit Projects Lee, Shawna
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MIP: Promoting Infant Health and Wellbeing by Engaging Fathers in Home Visitation FY20 Lee, Shawna
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Promoting Infant Health and Wellbeing by Engaging Father in Home Visitation: Detroit URC Award Lee, Shawna (PI)
Parenting and stress during a pandemic Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Climate Survey for the School of Dentistry Lee, Shawna (PI)
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National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter (NASW-MI) Evaluation Work Lee, Shawna (PI)
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MiCHWA PEG Funding Lee, Shawna (PI)
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Evaluation of Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles Initiative Lee, Shawna (PI)
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