Roderick Rose

Rose, RoderickRoderick Rose, Assistant Professor
Phone: (410) 706-67023
Room: 511 SSW/LAW

Rose, Roderick CV

UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Roderick A. Rose has worked with and provided methodological and statistical expertise to social work, education, and public health researchers for nearly 20 years. His current research interests concern youth in foster care, with a special focus on their behavioral health care. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles with colleagues in social work, public health, and education journals, including evaluations of experimental and non-experimental trials of interventions in social work and child maltreatment, youth violence, education, and intellectual disabilities. He is a fellow in the Society for Social Work and Research, and the Special Editor for Methods at the Journal of Family Violence. Dr. Rose is skilled in statistics and research methods, including instrumental variable and complier average causal effect estimation, difference-in-difference, event history analysis, latent class analysis, and missing data imputation. He is skilled in frameworks for causal inference including the Rubin causal model and directed acyclic graphs.  


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Public Policy

M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Economics

B.S., State University of New York at Albany - Economics

Expertise & Research Interests

Youth in foster care, with an emphasis on behavioral health

Program evaluation

Advanced methods for social work research

Recent Publications

Rose, T., Hope, M., Thurman, D., Forrester,P., & Rose, R. (In Press). Non-organizational religious involvement and psychosocial wellbeing among African American and Caribbean Black youth. Journal of Black Psychology.

Smokowski, P. R., Evans, C. B. R., Rose, R., & Bacallao, M. (2020). A group randomized trial of School-Based Teen Courts to address the school to prison pipeline, reduce aggression and violence, and enhance school safety in middle and high school students. Journal of School Violence.

Lanier, P., Jensen, T., Bryant, K., Chung, G., Rose, R.A., Smith, Q., & Lackmann, L. (In Press). A systematic review of the effectiveness of children’s behavioral health interventions in psychiatric residential treatment facilities. Children and Youth Services Review.

Rose, R. A. & Bowen, N. K. (In Press). Difference-in-differences as an alternative to pretest-posttest regression for social work intervention evaluation and research. Social Work Research.

Schilling, S., Shanahan, M., Lanier, P., Zolotor, A., & Rose, R. A. (In Press.) A quasi-experimental effectiveness study of Triple P on Child Maltreatment. Journal of Family Violence.

Rose, R. A. (In Press). No credibility without plausibility: A response to Lewis and Lanier. Journal of Family Violence.

Smokowski, P. R., Bacallao, M., Evans, C. B. R., Rose, R. A., Stalker, K. L., Guo, S., Wu, Q., Barbee, J., & Bower, M. (2018). The North Carolina Youth Violence Prevention Center: Using a Multifaceted, Ecological Approach to Reduce Youth Violence in Impoverished, Rural Area. Journal for the Society for Social Work and Research 9(4), 575-597.

Evans, C. B. R., Smokowski, P. R., Rose, R. A., Mercado, M. C., & Marshall, K. J. (2018). Cumulative bullying experiences, adolescent behavioral and mental health, and academic achievement: An integrated model of perpetration, victimization, and bystander behavior. Journal of Children and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-018-1078-4

Rose, R. A. (Online first.) Frameworks for credible causal inference in observational studies of family violence. Journal of Family Violence.