Expertise & Interests

  • 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

MA, Towson State University
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Recent Publications

Xu Y., Man, X., Zhang, L., & DeForge, B. (2020). Family foster care and children’s outcomes in China: Evidence from a scoping review. Children and Youth Services Review, 108. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104658

Gressler, L.E., Natafgi, N.M., DeForge. B. R., Shaneman-Robinson, B., Welsh, C., & Shaya, F.T. (2019). What motivates substance users pursue treatment? A patient-centered approach to understanding patient experiences and patient-provider interactions. Journal of Substance Abuse, 24(6), 587-599. doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2019.1620891

O’Reilly, N., Pecukonis, E.V., & DeForge, B.R. (2019). Maternal and child health leadership program in social work: An alumni survey. Journal of Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/10437797.2018.1548987 (Published online)