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Current PhD Students

Abigail Anderson

Abigail Anderson

Research Interests: LGBTQ youth level of functioning, self-harm, mood disorders, policies on national and state level that affect LGBTQ youth, macro influences.

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Karla Arroyo

Karla Arroyo

Research Interests: Domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration issues. 

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Allison O'Connor Blaine

Allison O'Connor Blaine

Research Interests: Evaluation design, outcome measurement, quantitative and mixed-methods analysis, child welfare, animal-assisted interventions, field education.

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 Laura Bradbury

Laura Bradbury

Research Interests: Grief and loss, assessing and improving bereavement outcomes, evaluating grief and loss therapies, and the intersection of midfulness based therapies with grief and loss counseling. 

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Malisa Brooks

Malisa Brooks

Research Interests: Posttraumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, assessment & treatment of trauma, suicide, veterans, gender-based violence, translational research, evidence-based interventions, factory analysis, measurement invariance, item response theory. 

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Aundrea Dilanchian

Aundrea Dilanchian

Research Interests: School Social Work, experiences of students of color within the education system. 

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Myra Garcia

Myra Garcia

Research Interests: Mental health implications of racial trauma, intragroup discrimination, acculturation gap among communities of color.

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Staci Ghneim

Staci Ghneim

Research Interests: Issues in child welfare: technology, social entrepreneurship, international child protection, public policy. 

Emailstaci.ghneim@utah.edu

 

 

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

Research Interests: Gender-based Violence; Sexual Exploitation; Technology-based Interventions; Health Communications; Global Health; Public Health; Macro Social Work; Behavioral Health.

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Whitney Howey

Whitney Howey

Research Interests: Adolescents/juveniles who have sexually offended, residential treatment facilities, adolescents involved in the criminal justice system, criminal justice.  

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Clinton Hardy

Clinton Hardy

Research Interests: Motivation, resistance, and change trajectories among treatment refusal adolescent and adult populations across a variety of social work practice settings. 

Emailclint.hardy@utah.edu  

 

Elizabeth Hendrix

Elizabeth Hendrix

Research Interests: International development, refugee populations and human trafficking, evidence-based models for working with trauma-impacted populations, best practices in social work education. 

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 Amy Kenney

Amy Kenney

Research Interests: Substance use, addiction, and mental health in individuals and families. Prevention, treatment, and recovery at micro, mezzo, and macro level. 

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Natalie Lecy

Natalie Lecy

Research Interests: Agency evaluation, brain research, refugees. 

Emailu0596699@utah.edu 

 

 

 

Chad McDonald

Chad McDonald

Research Interests: Child Welfare Systems, Workforce Development, Enhanced Learning tools such as simulation labs and virtual reality.

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Misty McIntyre Goodsell

Misty McIntyre Goodsell

Research Interests: Sexual violence risk and prevention programming on campus, substance misusing mothers with children, welfare systems. 

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Hanna Morzenti

Hanna Morzenti

Research Interests: Criminal justice, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities within criminal and juvenile justice, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), attitudinal change, highly polarized political topics, policy change. 

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Kara Patin

Kara Patin

Research Interests: Trauma, macro level implementataion of trauma-informed practices, policy and practice, social justice.

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Kyle Rehn

Kyle Rehn

Research Interests: Identifying risk and improving how we make informative service decisions for our at-risk youth and homeless populations. 

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William Russell

William Russell

Research Interests: Veterans and veteran mental health and transitional issues, military mental health issues. 

Emailwilliam.russell@utah.edu 

 

  

Lizbeth Velazquez

Lizbeth Velazquez

Research Interests: Student-teacher relationships of care, school-to-prison pipeline, restorative justice practices, adolescent delinquency, and diversity & ethnic studies.

 

Emailliz.velazquez@utah.edu  

 

Bobby Younce

Bobby Younce 

Research Interests: Intimate partner violence (IPV), violence prevention, intimate parter violences in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Last Updated: 4/14/21