My research focuses on the protective and risk factors for negative adolescent health and mental health outcomes as a result of adverse childhood experiences.

Research Interests: Risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and suicidality, Family-strengthening community-based program (Family Resource Center), Independent living programs for foster youth and emancipated youth


Awards: Boeing Endowed Fellowship, University of Washington, 2014-2015

Blalock Fellowship, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, 2014-2015

Wayne Vasey Scholarship, School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, 2012-2014