2012 Workshop

The 2012 Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop focused on familiarizing the participants with the Year 9 follow-up data.



Sara Anderson

Sara Anderson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Children in the United States at Georgetown University. Her research interests include residential mobility and neighborhood effects among children. 
email: [email protected]



Valerio Bacak

Valerio Bacak is an Assistant Professor in the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. His research interests include the social determinants of health, especially among disadvantaged populations. 
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Christine Baker-Smith

Christine Baker-Smith is an IES-PIRT Fellow and doctoral candidate at New York University in the Sociology of Education program. Her interests are in academic engagement/disengagement, transitions across educational structures such as from middle to high school, and the delinquency that may manifest from unsuccessful transitions. 
email: [email protected]



Suzette Brown

Suzette Brown, MD, MPH is an Attending Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn. Her research interests center on improving mental health outcomes for vulnerable children, and particularly for children involved in the child welfare system.
email: [email protected]



Erin Bumgarner

Erin Bumgarner is a senior research analyst at Abt Associates, Inc. Her research interests focus on how broad ecological risks, such as poverty, affect child development across different cultures and contexts. She is particularly interested in how such research can be used to inform social policies to benefit children and families. 
email: [email protected]



Jennifer Carrano

Jennifer Carrano is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware. Her research interests focus on the effects of poverty on child and family well-being, gene-environment interactions in relation to human development, risk and protective factors contributing to adolescent risk behaviors, and youth resilience in the face of adversity.
email: [email protected]



Jina Chang

Jina Chang is a Doctoral student at the Sociology and Social Work Interdisciplinary Program at Boston University. Her research interests include health disparity, biostatistics, and health policy involved with children and families.
email: [email protected]



Victor Tan Chen

Victor Tan Chen is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research interests include unemployment, poverty, inequality, family structure, and social policy.
email: [email protected]



Erica Coates

Erica Coates is a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include father-child relationships and childhood outcomes, resilience of low-income, nonresidential fathers and children from single-mother households, African-Americans, and gender differences. 
email: [email protected]



SaraÍ Coba-Rodriguez

Saraí Coba-Rodriguez is a graduate student in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include the impact that maternal work schedules have on preschooler's socio-emotional development and school readiness in single-mother families. 
email: [email protected]



Madeleine deBlois

Madeleine deBlois is a research scientist at the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include child and adolescent development, racial and socioeconomic disparities, and how social ecologies in schools, neighborhoods and families influence health and well-being.
email: [email protected]



Chris Derauf

Chris Derauf, MD is a pediatrician and Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His research has focused on the social determinants of health, and on the relationship between early environmental adversity, biological risk, and subsequent child health and development.
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Margaret Gough

Margaret Gough is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of La Verne. Her research interests include the relationships between family events and labor force and educational outcomes, child and family well-being, social stratification, social policy, and social demography.
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Claudette Grinnell-Davis

Claudette Grinnell-Davis is an Assistant Professor of Child Welfare and Social Work at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her research interests include hallmarks of successful family reunification following long-term foster care, the interrelationship of parental risk factors leading to child welfare system involvement, and the paradox of spirituality as both risk and resilience factor.
email: [email protected]



Anna Haskins

Anna Haskins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her research interests span the areas of social stratification, educational inequality, intergenerational social processes and the family, race/ethnicity, and the social consequences of mass incarceration. 
email: [email protected]



Emily Hooker

Emily Hooker is a graduate student in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include the effects of social relationships on health and stress physiology, especially for those from low SES backgrounds.
email: [email protected]



Amy Irby-Shasanmi

Amy Irby-Shasanmi is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. Her research interests include medical sociology, mental health, race/ethnicity, family, and aging and the life course. 
email: [email protected]



Jerrett Jones

Jerrett Jones is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include social demography, the effects of paternal incarceration on the family, and poverty, inequality, and social policy.
email: [email protected]



Alexandra Killewald

Alexandra Killewald is an Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the intersection between work and family. Her current research in this area explores the effect of marriage and parenthood on workers’ wages. Another area of her research examines the influence of parental wealth on adult outcomes, including the role of parental wealth in the Black-White wealth gap.
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Yeongmin Kim

Yeongmin Kim is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Yeongmin's overall research interests include child care and parental employment, and nonresident fathers' involvement. His dissertation specifically examines child care by nonresident fathers.
email: [email protected]



Letitia Kotila

Letitia Kotila is a Social Science Research Specialist at the Ohio Department of Education. Her research interests include father involvement, coparenting, couple relationships, and time use.
email: [email protected]



Patricia Logan-Greene

Patricia Logan-Greene is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at University at Buffalo. Her interests include violence and victimization, adolescent and young adult risk, and cumulative adversity.
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Michael J. Mcfarland

Michael McFarland is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Health at the Florida State University. His research interests include the interaction of social, psychological, and biological factors and their influence on physical and mental health across the life course. 
email: [email protected]



Angela Miller

Angela M. Miller, PhD, MPSH, is an Epidemiologist in the Department of Early Childhood Programs at the Tennessee Department of Health. Her research focuses on psychosocial predictors of racial/ethnic disparities in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
email: [email protected]



Sheena Murray

Sheena Murray is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Business Management at Curry College. Her fields are labor and applied econometrics with research interests in marriage and cohabiting household formation and dissolution. 
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Tova Neugut

Tova Neugut is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tova’s research interests include the transition to parenthood, the roles of fathers in families, and interventions to support parent-child relationships.
email: [email protected]



Kristin Perkins

Kristin Perkins is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research interests include urban sociology, family sociology and demography.
email: [email protected]



Raymond E. Petren

Raymond E. Petren is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State University-Worthington Scranton. His research interests include fatherhood and coparenting among diverse family structures. 
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Kimberly Raymond

Kimberly Raymond is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University. Her research interests include the role of family factors, child temperament and self-regulatory components in the development of social withdrawal and peer relational difficulties in children. 
email: [email protected]



Alejandra Ros Pilarz

Alejandra Ros is the Anna Julia Cooper fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work. Her research interests include child care and early education policy and young children's development.
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Jen Scott

Jen Scott is a doctoral student in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include poverty, marginalization, labor, and migration and their intersections in social policy.
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Amanda Sheely

Amanda Sheely is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include the determinants of poverty and its effects on families and the effects of government programs serving poor families. 
email: [email protected]



Rebecca J. Shlafer

Rebecca Shlafer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include children's developmental outcomes inthe context of their parents' incarcerations. 
email: [email protected]



Jocelyn R. Smith

Jocelyn R. Smith is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include: 1) Understanding the context, process, meaning, outcomes, and implications of father-son relationships among economically disadvantaged men and boys of color; and, 2) Examining how experiences of traumatic loss resulting from the health disparity of homicide shape the mental, behavioral, and relational health of young, Black men and their transitions to adulthood.
email: [email protected]



Samantha Tornello

Samantha Tornello is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality at Penn State University-Altoona. Her research interests include parenting, couple functioning, and child development in the context of the family system.
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