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Social Work PhD students

Michela Bou Ghosn

Michela Bou Ghosn
Michela.Boughosn@asu.edu
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Mental health prevention; Lived experience of depression; Recovery perspective; Latino(a) emotional well-being

 

Ann Carver


Ann Carver
Ann.Turnlund@asu.edu
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Adoption and foster care practice outcomes; Foster care and adoption policy and program evaluation; Simulation and gaming for culturally competent social work; Racial disparities and social justice; Public speaking and cross-cultural communication

Justine Cheung


Justine Cheung
Justine.Cheung@asu.edu
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Students from foster care in post-secondary education; Developing supportive university programming for students from foster care; Mental health recovery; Child and family resilience

Renee Garbe


Renee Garbe

Renee.Garbe@asu.edu
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Gerontology; Healthcare disparities; Social support; Social networks; Intervention research

 

Monica Gutierrez


Mónica Gutierrez

moni.gutierrez@asu.edu
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Application of lean and six sigma techniques in social work service delivery and research; Factors and strategies for engaging fathers in child protection services; Community-based participatory research

Hilary Haseley


Hilary Haseley

Hilary.Haseley@asu.edu
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Child welfare; Stability in the ecological group home environment; Identifying unique characteristics of group home staff; Congregate care settings; The Indian Child Welfare Act; Guardian ad litem social work

Kimberly Hogan


Kimberly Hogan

Kimberly.Hogan@asu.edu
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Sex trafficking intervention research; Homeless and runaway youth; LGBTQ youth and young adults

 

Andrea Kappas


Andrea Kappas

Andrea.Kappas@asu.edu
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Intimate partner violence; Integrative health; Mindfulness; Health disparities; Evidence-based practice

 

Cara Kelly


Cara Kelly

cara.kelly@asu.edu
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Child maltreatment prevention and intervention; Child protective service risk and safety assessments; Predictive analytics in child welfare practice; Trauma informed care; Outcome measurements for children and family services; Quantitative methodology

Elizabeth Kiehne


Elizabeth Kiehne

Elizabeth.Kiehne@asu.edu
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Intergroup relations; Impact of socio-political environment on immigrants; Attitudes toward immigrants; Unauthorized Latino immigration; Positive intergroup contact; White racial identity

Husain Lateef

Husain Lateef
hlateef@asu.edu
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Culturally grounded social work practice with African American children and families; Prevention of risk behaviors among African American adolescents; Development, implementation, and evaluation of African-centered youth interventions; Social work practice and post-conviction law; Culturally grounded social work practice with Muslim children and families

Charlene Poola


Charlene Poola

Charlene.Poola@asu.edu
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Evidence-based practice process; American Indian behavioral health systems; School mental health; Clinical supervision

 

Melanie Reyes


Melanie Reyes

Melanie.Reyes@asu.edu
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Online social work education; Global social work; Immigration policy; Refugee resettlement; Child welfare

 

Kara Thieleman


Kara Thieleman

Kara.Thieleman@asu.edu
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Traumatic loss; Grief; Death/dying; Mindfulness-based approaches: clinicians and intervention for clients

 

DeShay Thomas

DeShay Thomas
Deshay.Thomas@asu.edu
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Behavioral health disparities, particularly in ethnic, gender and sexual minority communities; Social-cultural ideologies and help-seeking processes; Multicultural feminist perspectives in health disparities research

 

Cindy Vang


Cindy Vang

Cindy.Vang@asu.edu
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Gerontology; Aging in place; Health disparities; Refugees; Southeast Asians

 

Allison Ward-Lasher

Allison Ward-Lasher
Allison.Ward@asu.edu
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Intimate partner violence; Victim advocacy; Criminal justice response to intimate partner violence; Social work collaboration with the criminal justice system; Social work intervention for intimate partner violence; Intimate partner homicide; Violence prevention