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Conrad-Hiebner, Aislinn
785-864-4890
Twente Hall

Aislinn has research interests related to the wellbeing of families in the child welfare system, including protective factors against child maltreatment, and economic, racial, and ethnic inequities.

Damman, Jeri
785-864-8966
Twente Hall, Room 2D

Family involvement strategies in child welfare; economic and social justice for families; international social work practice and policy; quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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
785-864-3732
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.

Frauenholtz, Susan Ileen
785-864-3739
Twente Hall, Room 7

Children's mental health; organizational behavior and occupational social work

Gomi, Sachiko
785-864-9009
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
Lloyd, Margaret H.
816-830-4554
Edwards Campus, Regents Center, Room 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.

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.

785-864-6472
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.

Palmer, Ashley
785-864-1326
Watkins Home, Room 3

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.

Ramseyer Winter, Virginia
Twente Hall, Room 2C

The impact of body image on physical health, mental health, and sexual health among women of color and women who do not identify as heterosexual.

Rand, April Marie
785-864-9283
Twente Hall, Room 2B

April's research interests include the exiting process in domestic sex trafficking & prostitution, interventions for commercially sexually exploited persons, violence prevention, and positive psychosocial development for at-risk youth.

Sellon, Alicia
785-864-5808
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
785-864-4806
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
GRA/GTA
785-864-5053
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.

Twente Hall, Room 306
Yan, Yueqi
785-864-8949
Twente Hall, Room 306
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