Research interests: Accessibility of community-based mental health agencies; Increasing access to evidence-based mental health services; Dissemination and implementation science; Federal- and state-level mental health policy; Medicaid Policy
Dissertation Title: "Assessing real-world access to community-based mental health services for adolescents: A mixed-methods simulated client study"
Research interests: Poverty and Inequality; Intergenerational Family Relations; Financial Health and Mental Health and Well-being; Social Networks and Social Support; Income Instability; Work-Family Balance
Dissertation Title: "The Role of the Earned Income Tax Credit in Family Economic Decision Making: Moving Beyond an Individual Actor Model"
- Matthew Borus
Research interests: Community organizing, individual and organizational political identity
Research interests: Precarious work; Nonstandard employment; Labor market inequality and Working poverty; Work-Family Policy
- Emily Claypool
Research interests: Organizations and Management; Public and Educational Policy; Means-Tested Poverty Programs; Social Inequality; Post-Secondary Education and Training; Transitions to Adulthood
Dissertation Title: "Access delayed is success denied: How FLI students and their coaches cope with the consequences of administrative burdens"
Research interests: Indigeneity; state violence; interpersonal violence; reproductive justice; Latin America; ethnographic methods
Research interests: Work-family policy; Family caregiving; Poverty and inequality; Social safety nets; Job quality and employment policy; Mixed Methods. Curriculum Vitae
- Kristen Ethier
Research interests: Child Welfare, Adolescent parents and their children, Reproductive health and justice, Systems involved youth, Critical feminish research and practive, parenting support intervention
Research interests: Older foster youth, Chinese child welfare policy and social work profession development
Research interests: Education, youth and families, immigration, urban governance, organizations, social movements, community and labor organizing
Research interests: Ethnography of institutions; child welfare policy and practice; governance; organizational sociology; science and technology studies; social medicine
Dissertation title: "Disappearing Acts: An Ethnographic Study of Psychotropic Drugs and Professional Practices in Illinois's Child Welfare System"
Research interests: Deprofessionalized social work; helping professions; labor; community; institutions; ethnographic methods
Research interests: Mental Health Systems and Services; Clinical Social Work; Queer and Trans Youth; School-Based Mental Healthcare; Violence Prevention; Critical Theories in Social Work; Participatory Action Research Methodologies
Research interests: Youth and families; school settings; community settings; mixed methods research
Research interests: Young fathers aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Transition-aged foster youth and youth aging out of the child welfare/foster care system; Fatherhood, father involvement, and father engagement; Child maltreatment, child welfare, and foster care; History of social welfare and the profession of social work; African American contributions to the history of social welfare and social work
Dissertation Title: "Fatherhood in foster care: Black fathers aging out of foster care in Illinois"
Research interests: Positive youth development; afterschool programs; school social work; alternative youth services; adventure therapy; adolescent health; adolescent sexuality
Dissertation title: "Out-of-School Activities, Noncognitive Factors and Academic Performance"
Research interests: Pre K-12 Education; Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice; School Discipline; Anti-Adultism; Socioemotional Learning; Play Therapy
- Ebony Hinton
Research interests: Evaluating the effects of social policy on low-income families and children, specifically on the economic conditions of families and how their economic well-being in turn influences parents' and children's well-being; the intersection of labor market and education, particularly among marginalized populations
Research interests: Organizational Cultures and Program Effectiveness
Dissertation title: "Needs and Numbers: Perceptions of Performance Contracts in Human Service Organizations"
- Amanda Michelle Jones
Research interests: Youth Homelessness; LGBTQ Youth; Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Research; Trauma-Informed Social Work; Social Work with Groups; Community Organizing; Youth Participatory Action Research; Adolescent/Young Adult Development; Youth Political and Civic Engagement; Qualitative Research Methods; Evaluation Research; Visual Sociology; Research-based Arts
Dissertation title: "It's Complicated: The Relationship Between Structural Violence in Youth Homelessness Policy and the Lives of LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness"
Research interests: Mental Healthcare; Law Enforcement and Policing; Law, Punishment, and Social Control; Alternatives to Arrest and Incarceration; Spatial Distributions of Inequality; Race and Ethnicity. Curriculum Vitae
Research interests: Education; Social Inequality and Policy; Identity Formation
Dissertation Title: "A National Assessment of School District Variation in Black Student Academic Achievement"
Research areas: Race and Immigration; Asian Americans; Youth and Family; Labor Issues; and Social Capital
Dissertation title: "The Role of Social Networks in Accounting for Racial Inequality in the Labor Market"
Research interests: Racial identity formation, Asian American identity consciousness, mental health among adolescents and emerging adults, critical narrative methods, family processes within immigrant communities
Research interests: Suicidal Behavior among African-Americans in Community Settings and Incarceration; Mental Health; Criminal Justice: Race and Ethnicity; Help-seeking Behaviors
- Biwen Liu
Research interests: Community; Rural-urban migrants; Urban Poverty; Policy implementation; International social work
Research interests: Adolescent development; immigration and families; adolescent health disparities; STI/HIV prevention
Research interests: Health Services Research; Health Policy; Medicaid; The Integration of Health and Social Care; Social Determinants of Health; Clinical Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings
Preliminary Dissertation Title: Understanding Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits: A Mixed Methods Approach.
- Matthew Maronick
Research interests: Social Service Disparities; Nonprofit Engagement; Social Policy; Economic Inequalities
Dissertation title: "Assisting the Latino Diaspora: Human Service Availability in New Immigrant Destinations"
Research interests: Childhood regulatory disorders; Family support
Research interests: Community-based education spaces; race and ethnicity; social inequality; adolescent development; youth empowerment
Research interests: Social policy; child and family well-being; child welfare; poverty and safety net policy; child welfare policy; employment and income policy; program evaluation; policy analysis; mixed methods
Research interests: Immigration Policy, Immigrant Advocacy, Enumeration and the U.S. Census, Political and Affective Dimensions of Counting, Ethnographic Methods
Research interests: Integration of behavioral, medical, and social services; health policy politics; health services research; Medicaid; social determinants of health
Research interests: Mass incarceration; social control and the criminal legal system; Women and motherhood; Poverty and inequality; Community organizing and coalition work; Qualitative methods. Curriculum Vitae
Research interests: Ethnographic methods; Social service design; Youth experiencing homelessness; History of social work
Research interests: masculinities, violence, re-entry and reintegration, Latin America, interventions
Research interests: Disability and incarceration; intellectual and developmental disabilities; disabilities and health and crime policy; racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care and the criminal justice system among people with disabilities.
- Jesse Self
Research interests: Liminal legal statuses; trans-substantive processes (between immigration and carceral systems); state legal violence; socio-legal exclusion; law and society; social inequality
- Allison Stinson
Research interests: The experiences of undocumented immigrants living in sanctuary jurisdictions; Health Care Access Among Undocumented Immigrants; Social work Education & Immigration Policy
Dissertation Title: "Exploring the Experiences of Undocumented Immigrangs Living in a Sanctuary City: A Case Study of Chicago"
Research interests: Interests include the intersection of gender expression and performativity with mental health; risk and resilience; vulnerability; and sex, body, or companionship-based practices
Research interests: Juvenile Incarceration; Juvenile Justice Services & Policy; Neighborhood; Effects and Violence; Neighborhood Networks; Families & Other Systems of Care; Adverse Health Outcomes; Social Network Analysis; Spatial Data Analysis; Mixed Methods Research. Curriculum Vitae
- Tadeo Weiner-Davis
Research interests: Community and Community Organizing; Urban Studies and Politics; Social Movements; Race, Class, and Black Politics; Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods; Social Theory; Policy and Political Processes
Dissertation Title: "Representing community: An ethnographic study of the Obama Center Community Benefits Agreement Coalition in the South Side of Chicago"
- Jade Wong
Research interests: Organizations and Management; Performance Management and Measurement; Policy Implementation; Standardization and Classification
Dissertation Title: "Organizational Adventures with Standards"