Committee Members


Chair of the Doctoral Student Committee

Emma Carpenter, MSW

Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests: Intersection of family planning and social work, reproductive and sexual health, reproductive health policy, pregnancy and parenting for queer parents

 

Communication Subcommittee

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Dominique Mikell, MSW

Doctoral Student, UCLA - Luskin School of Public Affairs, Dept. of Social Welfare

Research Interests:State parenthood, adult functioning of former foster children and participatory and interpretive research methods

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Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, MSW

Doctoral Student, Arizona State University School of Social Work

Research Interests: Program evaluation, applied research, gender equality, prevention and intervention science, gender violence, youth development, health and sexuality

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Candra Skrzypek, LMSW

Doctoral Student, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Research Interests: educational justice, educational policy and program implementation, school-community partnerships, school climate


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Megan Farwell, MSW MPA

Candidate, PhD in Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Research Interests: Capacity and sustainability of nonprofit organizations, nonprofit administration, public policy governing nonprofits, program evaluation

Conference Subcommittee

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Bikki Tran Smith, MA MSW

Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago

Research Interests: Intersection of health care policy, politics and place; health care reform; primary and behavioral health disparities; behavioral health treatment access and capacity; social determinants of health; geography and health; mixed methods research


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LB Klein, MSW MPA

Injury & Violence Prevention Fellow & Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research Interests: gender-based/interpersonal violence prevention, intervention, and policy; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer health; equity in higher education; mixed methods research; community-based participatory action research; systematic reviews and meta-analyses

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Brieanne Beaujolais, MA MSW

Doctoral Candidate, The Ohio State University

Research interests: Gender-based violence, college campus sexual violence, intervention research, and strategies to promote health, wellbeing, and empowerment for survivors of gender-based violence


Mentoring Subcommittee

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Laurenia Mangum, LMSW

Doctoral Student, University of Pittsburgh


Research Interests: Primary and Secondary HIV prevention interventions, sexual health disparities among African American Women, PrEP uptake among young Black women, maternal well-being, child maltreatment


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Andrew Foell, MSW MPP

Doctoral Student, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests: Community building, development and organizing; urban poverty & spatial inequality; community engaged research methods; neighborhood effects

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Jessica Bagneris, LMSW

Doctoral Student, Florida State University

Research Interests: trauma, intimate partner relationships, families, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, infidelity, divorce, primary prevention, social/emotional regulation, minority and vulnerable populations


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Maggie Thomas, MSW

Doctoral Candidate, Boston University School of Social Work

Research Interests: material hardship, poverty, and economic wellbeing among children and families; structural inequities; public policy impacts on child and family wellbeing


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Javier Garcia-Perez, MSW MS

Doctoral Student, UCLA - Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Social Welfare

Research Interests: Identity-based traumatic stress, mental health disparities, queer Latinx, queer people of color, trauma, youth, qualitative research methodology


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Kess Ballentine, MA MSW

Doctoral Candidate, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests: Intersections of parenting and child-serving systems, low-wage work environments, child mental health, and the intersections of race, gender, and poverty on family processes and wellbeing


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Abha Rai, MSW

Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia School of Social Work

Research Interests:Gender-based violence issues in diverse populations, especially immigrant communities