Dr. Jedwab is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She is a research fellow of "Haruv" Institute from Israel. Dr. Jedwab’s research focuses on children at high risk for maltreatment, and she is mainly interested in understanding how decisions are made by child welfare professionals and what considerations are taken into account during the critical process of maltreatment assessment. Dr. Jedwab is currently involved in several research studies including a study related to foster care policies and regulations across the U.S. and other examining multiple factors related to child welfare system involvement and child welfare outcomes. Dr. Jedwab’s main goal is to improve the child’s well-being and the delivery of community services. Her studies are based on national and state level data. Dr. Jedwab has received her MSW and PhD from Bar Ilan University in Israel. In addition, she has 15 years of field experience as a child protection social worker dealing with families and children at high risk and as a team leader of a family group decision-making program.