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Bhattarai, Jackie
Watkins Home, Room 207

Jackie's research and scholarship interests include racial disparities in health outcomes, aging, social justice, advocacy, and qualitative research methods.

Damman, Jeri
Twente Hall, Room 2D

Family involvement strategies in child welfare, structural barriers to maltreatment prevention and child wellbeing promotion, child welfare reform, economic and social justice, international social work practice and policy

Deckert, Jennifer

Jennifer comes to the University of Kansas with research interests in mediation, conflict, social justice, and cultural studies.  She is also interested in exploring vulnerability, empowerment, advocacy, and mutual transformation within interpersonal and community helping relationships.

DePaolis, Kathryn Joene
Twente Hall, Room 7B

Bullying and peer victimization, with a specific interest in cyberbullying, among children and adolescents and anti-bullying prevention and intervention strategies; social policy; economic and social justice.

Gomi, Sachiko
Twente Hall, Room 306

Cultural and spiritual diversity in social work; cross-cultural and international social work; children, youth, and families; and qualitative research approaches

Edwards Campus, Regents Center
Kang, Hyun
Watkins Home, Room 3

Kang has a great strength in quantitative analytical method. He is particularly interested in ageism, baby-boom generation, and long-term care. In addition, he is interested in developing a happiness index for immigrants to see their level of adaptation. Social innovation especially fundraising and financial assistance for social enterprises is also his particular field of interest.

Kim, Hye Jin
Watkins Home, Room3

Aging, poverty in an older population, grandparents’ physical and mental health and quantitative research approaches.

Twente Hall, Room 2B

Interested in children and youth who have a physical or intellectual disability and are involved in the child welfare system, agency policies regarding children and youth with disabilities, and cultural (specifically Native American) factors influencing children and youth with disabilities.

Lloyd, Margaret H.
Edwards Campus, Regents Center 226

Margaret’s research and scholarship interests include the nexus of substance abuse, child well-being, and the legal system, with a specific focus on restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence.

Mitchell, Felicia M.

Felicia’s research and scholarship interests include health inequities among historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, particularly among American Indians; social determinants of health social; and cultural and racial diversity in social work education. Felicia is also currently a Fellow with the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program.

Moses, Mindi

Research interests in the area of child welfare; specific focus on children of incarcerated parents, Latino youth, social work in the school setting, and elimination of stigma and disparities in welfare system.

Nam, Eunji
Twente Hall, Room 2A

Mental health promotion with special interests in co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder, employment, racial/ethnic disparities in service access and utilization.

O’Neill, Elizabeth
Twente Hall, Room 2

Research interests include physical, mental, and sexual health inequalities, with an emphasis on social determinants of health, individuals with comorbid psychiatric and chronic physical health conditions, and models for integrated physical and behavioral health treatment.

Palmer, Ashley
Watkins Home, Room 4

Research that informs policy and practice in the area of older youth and young adults. Specifically, identifying unique strengths and needs of this population including service utilization and support, homelessness, trauma, and co-occurring difficulties.

Romero, Aly
Edwards Campus, Regents Center 226

Research interests include: Child Welfare (specifically foster care and youth aging out of foster care); Child Welfare Workforce Issues (including retention and the identification of compassion satisfaction among workers); Mindfulness.

Research interests include mental health treatment, the intersection of physical and mental health, social determinants of health, and health care utilization. Previously, Nik has conducted research on economic mobility, family drug court, cross-cultural perception of time, and dieting behavior among college students.

Sellon, Alicia
Watkins Home, Room 3
Shibikom, Alegnta
785-864-2365, 240-423-7123
Twente Hall, Room 304E

Alegnta has research interests related to poverty and the wellbeing of families and children. His specific research endeavors primarily focus on financial capability and asset building in low income and financially vulnerable families.

Statz-Hill, Melisande
Twente Hall, Room 7C

Mental health, people with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), strengths perspective & strengths model case management, medical social work, behavioral health home model, qualitative research, social justice & social policy, disability, and children with medical complexity

Warren, Sherry
Twente Hall, Room 7D

Sherry's interests include international social work with an emphasis in Central America and has conducted research in Guatemala through a field research grant. She also works with Dr. Edward R. Canda on spirituality in social work and mindfulness.

West, Stacia
Twente Hall, Room 306

Poverty and economic justice; housing instability among single mothers; financial fragility in low-income populations; translating research in to social policy change

Yan, Yueqi
Twente Hall, Room 306

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