Research Experience

2014-present

Stockton University
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
 Principal Investigator
 A Needs Assessment for Foster Youth Transitioning to College


 Distinguished Graduate Research Fellowships
 Faculty Advisor
 A Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study of a Community Food Pantry Farm Coop Collaborative. Student grantee, MSW’15
 Parents Bereaved by Unintentional Overdose: a Qualitative Research Project. Student grantee, MSW ‘15  

2012

  University of Pennsylvania
                        School of Social Policy & Practice                                                                   
 Qualitative Methods Consultant
 Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA): Needs Assessment 

2011-2013

 University of Pennsylvania                                                                                   
                         Center for Public Health Initiatives                                                          
 Project Director  
                               Disparities: Screening of Infant-Child Development among Mexican  Immigrant Families.  Funded by RWJ Foundation, Health & Society  Scholars  Program Research and Education Fund   

2010- 2012

  Penn State University
                         School of Psychology, Social Cognition Research Lab
 Project Coordinator                                   
                                A Study of Parenting (ASOP), funded by NICHD 

2006-2010

  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
                          The Research Institute, PolicyLab , Project Director            
 The Children’s Stability and Well Being Study (CSAW),  Funded by NICHD, William Penn and Stoneleigh 

2005-2006

  Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
                          Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
                                 Department of Policy and Research,  Project Specialist                       
 An Evaluation of Statewide Practices in Child Custody Disputes 

Research Experience Continued

2001-2005

 The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research
                                 University of Pennsylvania, Law School
 Principal Investigator, Evaluation of the University of Pennsylvania Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy  Clinic (ICAC), Philadelphia
 Research Assistant, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Front-End Reform Project:  Consultant Evaluation of Policies,        
        Development Procedural Manual    

2002-2006

  Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy
                                  University of Pennsylvania                                                                                                                 
 Research Assistant, Expert Report by Dr. Richard Gelles for Children’s Rights Inc.:
                                  Charlie and Nadine H. v. McGreevey and the New Jersey
                                  Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)       
 Research Assistant, Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition: Evaluation of Work-Stream