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2012 Attendee List

   
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sara anderson

Sara Anderson is a Research Affiliate in Psychology at West Virginia University. Her research interests include residential mobility and neighborhood effects among children.
email: saraliz.anderson@gmail.com
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valerio bacak

Valerio Bacak is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include the social determinants of health, especially among disadvantaged populations.
email: vbacak@sas.upenn.edu
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christine baker-smith

Christine Baker-Smith is an IES-PIRT Predoctoral Training Fellow 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: ecb2125@columbia.edu
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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: suzettebrown@gmail.com
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Erin bumgarner

Erin Bumgarner is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology and a graduate research fellow at the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University. 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: ekb2130@columbia.edu
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JenniFer carrano

Jennifer Carrano is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University. 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: carranoj@bc.edu
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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: jina@bu.edu
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victor tan chen

Victor Tan Chen is the National Science Foundation and American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include unemployment, poverty, inequality, family structure, and social policy.
email: victor.chen@berkeley.edu
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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: ecoates@mail.usf.edu
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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: scobaro2@uiuc.edu
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madeleine deblois

Madeleine deBlois is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.  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: mdeblois@hsph.harvard.edu
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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.
email: derauf.donald@mayo.edu
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margaret gough

Margaret Gough is a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at Harvard University. 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.
email: mmgough@umich.edu
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claudette grinnell-davis

Claudette Grinnell-Davis is in her final year of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan. 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: clynngd@umich.edu
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anna haskins

Anna Haskins is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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: ahaskins@ssc.wisc.edu
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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: ehooker@uci.edu
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amy irby-shasanmi

Amy Irby-Shasanmi is a PhD candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include medical sociology, mental health, race/ethnicity, family, and aging and the life course.
email: airby@indiana.edu
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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: jbjones@ssc.wisc.edu
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alexandra killewald

Alexandra Killewald is an Assistant Professor 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.
email:killewald@fas.harvard.edu
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YEONGMIN KIM

Yeongmin Kim is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Yeongmin's overall research interests include child care and parental employment, and nonresident fathers' involvement. His dissertation specifically examines child care by nonresident fathers. He is also involved in many research projects related to family complexity and child support policy, with Professor Maria Cancian and Professor Dan Meyer.
email: ykim93@wisc.edu
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LETITIA KOTILA

Letitia Kotila is a Graduate Research Associate for the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the Ohio State University. Her research interests include father involvement, coparenting, couple relationships, and time use.
email: kotila.2@osu.edu
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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.
email: pblogang@buffalo.edu
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Michael J. Mcfarland

Michael McFarland is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton 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: mjm11@princeton.edu
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angela miller

Angela M. Miller, MPSH, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University.  Her research focuses on psychosocial predictors of racial/ethnic disparities in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
email: anmilto@emory.edu
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sheena murray

Sheena Murray is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Part Time Instructor in Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her fields are labor and applied econometrics with research interests in marriage and cohabiting household formation and dissolution.
email: sheena.murray@colorado.edu
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tova neugut

Tova Neugut is a joint doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.  Tova’s research interests include the transition to parenthood, the roles of fathers in families, and interventions to support parent-child relationships.
email: tneugut@umich.edu
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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: kperkins@fas.harvard.edu
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raymond E. petren

Raymond E. Petren is a doctoral student at Florida State University. His research interests include fatherhood and coparenting among diverse family structures.
email: rep10@my.fsu.edu
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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: kraymond@syr.edu
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alejandra ros

Alejandra Ros is a PhD student at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.  Her research interests include child care and early education policy and young children's development.
email: aros1@uchicago.edu
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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.
email: jenscott@utexas.edu
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amanda sheely

Amanda Sheely is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the determinants of poverty and its effects on families and the effects of government programs serving poor families.
email: asheely@email.unc.edu
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Rebecca J. Shlafer

Rebecca Shlafer is a post-doctoral fellow 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: shlaf002@umn.edu
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jocelyn r. smith

Jocelyn R. Smith is a Licensed Graduate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Doctoral Candidate in Family Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. 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: jrsmith11@gmail.com
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SAMANTHA tORNELLO

Samantha Tornello is a Doctoral Candidate in the Developmental Psychology Department at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include parenting, couple functioning, and child development in the context of the family system.
email: slt6a@virginia.edu