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Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowship

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2016 – Stephanie Begun, University of Denver - The study builds upon emerging literature that considers social network influences on homeless youths’ pro pregnancy attitudes and behaviors to inform more effective and culturally responsive approaches to pregnancy and HIV prevention among homeless youth. 
  • 2016 – Andrea Kennedy, University of Southern California - “The Longitudinal Impact of Family and Neighborhood Stress on Childhood Obesity among Maltreated and Comparison Youth.” 
  • 2016 – Eun Ha Namkung, University of Wisconsin Madison - The study explores the intergenerational relationship in families of an adult child with disabilities and the implications for parental health. 
  • 2016 – Beth Prusaczyk, Washington University of St. Louis - Research will examine how the healthcare system currently delivers transitional care to older adults with dementia and the variation in that delivery across patient and provider characteristics. 
  • 2015 – Sara Green, University of Washington - study examines the need for attention to programs, services, and policy initiatives for military family members who experience unique challenges at home such as separations, reintegration, stress exposure and combat injuries.
  • 2015 – Roxanne Kennedy, University of Pennsylvania - dissertation project evaluates programs designed to integrate physical and behavioral health care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) insured by NJ Medicaid and compare the effects of each program on participants’ health outcomes, health care costs and health care utilization.
  • 2015 – Suzanne Klawetter, University of Denver - study explores maternal engagement in the NICU across race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status and maternal mental health.
  • 2015 – Deirdre Shires, Wayne State University - “Healthcare Providers’ Willingness to Treat Transgender Patients: The Role of Attitudes, Knowledge, Experience, and the Health System Context”
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