Amanda Brown


Amanda Brown
  • Associate Researcher

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Amanda Rose Brown is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago and an Associate Researcher at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Her research focuses on contemporary approaches to parenting, play and family well-being. Prior to working at KU, Amanda served on research teams at Chapin Hall Center for Children investigating how interdisciplinary teams of service providers help mitigate the effects of toxic stress on families with young children. Amanda has supported multiple private and federally funded-projects that serve to improve outcomes for families through innovations in the child welfare system, the court and legal sector, and pediatric primary care. As an educator and researcher, Amanda’s work supports efforts to increase cross-sector communication and reduce systemic barriers to meeting the needs of all families.