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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

 

Molly Gebler


Molly Gebler

Molly.Gebler@asu.edu
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Attachment and bonding; Child welfare; Impacts of substance use and technology on young adults

 

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

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

 

Siobahn Lawler


Siobhan Lawler

SLaw@asu.edu
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Rehabilitative versus punitive experiences in the criminal justice system; Severe mental illness and crime; Forensic and correctional mental health; Psychometric development of instruments related to criminal behavior; Juvenile aftercare; Profiling characteristics of juvenile homicide

 

Marisol Marroquin


Marisol Marroquín

jmmarroq@asu.edu
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Socio-cultural perspectives on mental health; Development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally informed interventions; Racial and ethnic disparities in mental health; Latino individuals and families; Barriers to treatment for low-income individuals; Perspectives and treatment of individuals experiencing homelessness; Services to reintegrate individuals into housing and become self-sustaining

Jenny McCullough Cosgrove


Jenny McCullough Cosgrove

Jenny.McCulloughCosgrove@asu.edu
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Primary prevention of gender-based violence; Positive youth development; Program evaluation; Community-based participatory research

 

 

Elizabeth Mody


Elizabeth Mody
Elizabeth.Hatch@asu.edu
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Global social work and human rights; Globalization; Migration experiences; Refugee resettlement; Cultural identity formation; Equity in access to resources and opportunities

 

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

 

Anthony Thornton


Anthony Thornton

agthornt@asu.edu
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Child welfare and well-being; Foster care direct practice interventions and outcomes; Mitigating the social-emotional risk factors associated with trauma; Insecure attachments; Adverse childhood experiences

Cindy Vang


Cindy Vang

Cindy.Vang@asu.edu
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Gerontology, particularly aging in place; Sociocultural factors that impact mental health outcomes, specifically among older Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants; Culturally competent mental health promotion and practices in community-based settings

Kalah Villagrana


Kalah Villagrana
Kalah.Villagrana@asu.edu
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Cross-system collaboration with the child welfare system; Educational outcomes for youth from foster care; Academic self-efficacy and resilience; College readiness program development and evaluation

 

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