Current Projects

The following is a list of Crown Family School faculty research projects and their grantors.

Alida Bouris, Associate Professor

  • "Motives for Heavy Cannabis Use among Young Men who have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS," NIH/DePaul University.
  • "PrEParing Our Youth: Parent and Adolescent Perspectives on Parental Involvement in PrEP Decision-Making among Younger Black MSM and Transgender Women," University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Northwestern University.
  • "Project PrEP-R: Network Support to Engage and Retain Younger Black MSM in PrEP Care," NIH.

Evelyn Brodkin, Associate Professor Emerita

  • "Making Asylum," UChicago Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society 

Robert ChaskinMcCormick Foundation Professor

  • "Slum Clearance, Urban Restructuring, and (Re)Emergent Communities in Mumbai," UChicago Center in Delhi, India

Yoonsun Choi, Professor

  • "Culture, Family Process, and Developmental Outcomes in Asian American Youth," National Institutes of Health.

Mark Courtney, Samuel Deutsch Professor

  • "California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)," The Annie E. Casey, Walter S. Johnson, Conrad N. Hilton, Stuart, and Zellerbach Family Foundations. 
  • "Understanding the Relationship between Extended Foster Care and Transitions to Adulthood from Care," The William T. Grant Foundation. 

Matthew Epperson, Associate Professor

  • "Advancing the Implementation and Rigorous Testing of Deferred Prosecution Programs: A Multisite Study," The Laura and John Arnold Foundation/Washington University in St. Louis.
  • "Advancing Intervention Science for Probationers with Serious Mental Illnesses," National Institutes of Health.
  • “Promoting Behavioral Health within Communities to Reduce Criminal Justice Contact,” National Institutes of Health, CTSA Consortium

Gina Fedock, Assistant Professor

  • "Suicidal Behaviors in Prisons: Exploring Racial and Gender Disparities, Prison Responses, and Outcomes," UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS).  

Angela Garcia, Assistant Professor

  • "The State of the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity," UChicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
  • "Waiting for Reform: Uncertainty and Undocumented Mexicans' Mental Health," UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS). 

Deborah Gorman-Smith, Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor

  • "Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Colleen GroganProfessor

  • "America's Hidden Health Care State," National Institutes of Health.

Sydney Hans, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor

  • "Educare RCT Sample Maintenance and Parent Interview Phase," Buffett Early Childhood Fund/University of North Carolina.
  • "Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/State of Illinois.
  • "Doula Home Visiting Randomized Controlled Trial," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Julia Henly, Professor

  • "Determinants of Subsidy Stability and Child Care Continuity in Illinois and New York: Phase 2 – A Focus on the Subsidy-Quality Intersection," Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families.
  • "Robert Wood Johnson Interdisciplinary Leaders Program," The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • “Interdisciplinary Research,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Center for Popular Democracy

Leyla Ismayilova, Associate Professor

Link to information about the following research studies:

  • "Developing a Mental Health Prevention Program for Institutionalized Children in Azerbaijan" UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS).

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Associate Professor

  • "Father-Son Communication About Violence," The Joint Research Fund.
  • "Parenting and Men's Health: The Utility of the Fathers and Sons Program," NIH/The University of Michigan.

Susan Lambert, Professor

  • "Fair Workweek Initiative," The Center for Popular Democracy. 
  • "Secure Scheduling Evaluation," City of Seattle.
  • "Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Adults in the U.S.," Kellogg Foundation/Hastings College of the Law. 
  • "Stable Schedules Study to Promote Low-Income Worker Health and Well-Being," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Hastings College of the Law.
  • "Work Scheduling Study," Russell Sage Foundation, Ford Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS).

Curtis McMillen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor

  • "Understanding and Improving Performance Measurement Systems in Private Child and Family Service Agencies," University of Chicago - Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund. 

Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor

  • "Impact of Health Reform on Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs," National Institutes of Health/Bay State Health.

Tina Rzepnicki, David and Mary Winton Green Professor Emerita

  • "Program Practices Project," Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Miwa Yasui, Associate Professor

  • "Mental Health Engagement," University of Chicago - Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund.
  • "Examining Cultural Thresholds of Mental Health Need Among Asian American and Immigrant Children and Families," UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS). 

Marci Ybarra, Associate Professor

  • "How Do Low-Income Expectant Mothers Package Work and Safety Net Support? Evidence from Illinois Administrative Data," University of Chicago – Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund.

Alan Zarychta, Assistant Professor

  • "Temporal Dynamics of Health System Reform: A Pilot Study in Honduras," UChicago/SSA Center for Health Administration Studies.