Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work
Phone: (608) 261-1036
306 School of Social Work Building
1350 University Avenue
I have an interdisciplinary background in social work and psychology, with specific training and expertise in mixed methods research aimed at understanding and improving health and wellbeing in the context of pregnancy and parenting in stressful circumstances. I have conducted multiple studies on the special challenges of parenting across the deployment cycle for military families with young children, as demonstrated in the following publications. As described below, I have also investigated strategies for preventing violence against women and promoting improved maternal child health outcomes. I have successfully administered small grant funded projects, collaborated with researchers from multiple disciplines and across institutions, collected data through interviews, focus groups, and surveys, and prepared manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
CDE research theme area affiliations
Fertility, Families, and Households; Health and the Life Course