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Damman, Jeri
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
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
Twente Hall, Room 7

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

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
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 mental healthcare, physical healthcare, chronic disease management, physical/behavioral healthcare integration, HIV/AIDS, and social determinants of health.

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.

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.

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.

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
Social Welfare Events
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