Social policy

Researchers at the School of Social Work are seeking to improve the lives of individuals, particularly those who are marginalized and disenfranchised, through policy reform at different levels.

Jane Gilgun

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Professor

Child Welfare, Family Violence, Qualitative Research Methods

Jean Quam

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Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Professor

Gender & Sexuality, Higher Education, Learning Technologies, Seniors/Aging/Gerontology

Lynette Renner

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Associate Professor; Director, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

Family Violence, Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Family Based Interventions, Mental & Behavioral Health, Youth Development

James Reinardy

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Director of School of Social Work, Associate Professor

Social Welfare, Leadership and Organizational Change, Seniors/Aging/Gerontology, Policy.

Wendy Haight

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Professor and Gamble-Skogmo Chair in Child Welfare and Youth Policy

Child Welfare, Developmental Psychology, Mental Health, Social Services, Substance Abuse

Elizabeth Lightfoot

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Professor, Doctoral Program Director

Child Welfare, Community Engagement, Community-Based Participation Research (CBPR), Disability, Policy.

Joseph Merighi

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Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

End-stage renal diseases, Medication adherence, Chronic illness, Social work practice in health care settings.

Mark Umbreit

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Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking; Professor

Community Engagement, Counseling, Mental Health

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare researchers

Saahoon Hong

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Senior Minn-LInK Researcher, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Disability, Education Policy K-12, Evaluation, Mental Health, Social Services

Kristine Piescher

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Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Evaluation, Policy

Traci LaLiberte

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Executive Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Child Welfare, Disability, Evaluation, Policy, Systems Change

Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health researcher

Piper Meyer-Kalos

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Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health

Child Welfare, Disability, Education Policy K-12, Evaluation, Mental Health, Social Services

Youth Work Learning Lab reasearcher

Deborah Moore

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Youth Work Learning Lab Director

Adolescents/Youth, Youth Development, Program Development