At the University of Maryland School of Social Work, our faculty members are consistently ranked among the most active and productive social work scholars and researchers in the nation.
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Research Interests: Child welfare and family welfare; Quality assurance (QA) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) in child welfare; Family-centered Practice (FCP), Foster parents; Welfare policy, poverty, inequality, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and child care; Economic analysis, Administrative data; US Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) panel data
Research Interests: He has directed more than 50 studies and perhaps, most significantly, served as Principal Investigator of Berkeley’s Child Welfare Research Center from 1990 to 1996 and as Co-Principal Investigator of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, the first national study of child welfare services in the US.
Research Interests: Children, Youth, and Families; Community, Poverty, and Social Justice; Crime/Criminal Justice/Delinquency; Health; Homelessness; Housing; Management; Mental Health; Policy; Religion; Substance Abuse,; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Violence
Research Interests: Child and Family Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability; Developmental Disabilities; Family Centered Care; Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Social Work Practice in Health Care
Research Interests: Gender and Juvenile Justice; Child Maltreatment; Interpersonal Trauma; Adolescent and Young Adult Development; Service Implementation; Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology
Research Interests: Adoption; Foster Care; Evidence-informed Practices in Child Welfare; Parental Incarceration; Prenatal Substance Exposure
Research Interests: Hospice and palliative care; Psychosocial aspects of pain and pain management; Caregiving at the end of life; The intersection of aging, health and palliative care; End-of-life care in long term care settings; The economic impact of end-of-life care on families
Research Interests: Financial Social Work
Research Interests: Social Work Field Education, Health Issues, Loss and Grief
Research Interests: Volunteerism; Social Work/Non-profit Administration; Program Planning and Evaluation; Training; Aging
Research Interests: Violence Exposure and Trauma Symptomatology; Mental Health and Disability Policies; Cognitive/Narrative Evidence Based Interventions in Social Work Education, Research and Practice; Feminist Pedagogy
Research Interests: Services and Support for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Sceening of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Early Intervention Services for Young; Children with or at risk for Developmental Disabilities; Health-related Issues of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers; Evidence-based Practices; Disability and Mental Health Policy; Cross-cultural Comparisons; Global Disability Issues; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
Research Interests: Aging; Home Care; Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Health Care
Research Interests: Medical Sociology – Social psychological aspects of health, health attitudes/beliefs, health status, quality of life, social/psychological well-being, health disparities; Health literacy; Sociology of mental health (stigma); Social psychology (attitudes and public opinion, self-concept); Homelessness; Mental health policy