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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 Bornheimer Lindsay Bornheimer »

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

  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. Barry N. Checkoway Barry N. Checkoway »

    Professor Barry Checkoway is an internationally-recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the South Bronx, Detroit, ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Ruth E. Dunkle Ruth E. Dunkle »

    Professor Ruth Dunkle's research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on gerontology. Recent research projects include "Mothers of Adult Daughters with a Serious Mental Illness: The Experience of African Americans and Whites" and "An Historical Perspective of Social Service Delivery in Detroit ...

  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. 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 ...

  11. Terri Friedline Terri Friedline »

    Today's lower-income households are navigating an increasingly complex and ever-evolving economic world that questions equal access to higher education and the value of a college degree, overemphasizes the roles of credit and debt for achieving economic goals, reveals employment landscapes with ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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. Grogan-Kaylor's current research projects examine parenting behaviors such as physical punishment and parental expressions of emotional warmth and support, and their ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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.  ...

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