Current PhD Students

Joshua Bishop, MSW
bishop57@msu.edu
Interests:

Generosity and altruism; Foster parenting; Child welfare; Public health

Melanie Carlson
carls445@msu.edu
Interests:

Phenomenon of gender based violence and how to create impactful preventative tools; exploration of the impact of trauma informed social services when there is compounded trauma over a survivor's life span; creating interventions for survivors that account for structural barriers and multimorbidity from an intersectional perspective that fosters optimum resiliency in survivors

Daniel L. Cavanaugh, MSW
cavana63@msu.edu
Interests:

Interventions utilizing wilderness settings and natural spaces; LGBTQ youth service provision; Youth with co-occurring mental health and developmental struggles; Harm reduction substance abuse treatment models; Peer delivered mental health and substance abuse treatment

Cristy Cummings
cummi205@msu.edu
Interests:

Gender and sexuality, with a focus on masculinity and how it relates to help-seeking behaviors and access to services in male victims/survivors of sexual assault; Sexual violence and incarcerated individuals; Internationalization of social work curriculum; Use of social media in social work education and intervention

Ilan Kwon, MSW
kwonilan@msu.edu
Interests:

Aging and mental health; Behavioral health among baby boomers; Elderly's help-seeking behavior; Community-based mental health care; Social service delivery system; Aging and social capital; Successful aging & wellbeing; Self growth and development; Life course perspective; Developmental trajectory; Cross-cultural studies; Research methods

Jaewon Lee, MSW
leejaew3@msu.edu
Interests:

Gerontology; Social service delivery systems; Mental health; Healthy aging; Leisure activity for the elderly; Sociocultural adaptation; Social network; Organizational culture and change; Program evaluation

Sr. Miriam MacLean, RSM, LLMSW
maclea20@msu.edu
Interests:

Winnicott's concept of the facilitating environment and how it can be operationalized in adolescent group home settings in order to produce better outcomes

Catherine A. Macomber, LMSW
macombe2@msu.edu
Interests:

Gerontology; Public health; Policy; Medical error; Interprofessional education; Undergraduate social work field education

Edita Milanovic, MSW
milanov3@msu.edu
Interests:

Development of racist attitudes; Pedagogy approach for cultural competency; International social work

Eva Palma Ramírez, MSW
palmaram@msu.edu
Interests:

Violence against women; Women's issues; Latinos; Families

Kristen Prock, LCSW
prockkri@msu.edu
Interests:

Victimization of LGBTQ youth who are homeless; best practice models for homeless centers who serve LGBTQ youth; gender-based violence.

Ann Ripberger
ripberg4@msu.edu
Interests:

Gerontology, health care, caregiver burden, end of life care, LGBT aging

Jisuk Seon, MSW
seonjisu@msu.edu
Interests:

Child abuse and neglect; Child care and education; Program evaluation; Policy analysis and advocacy

Daria P. Shamrova, MSW, MPA
shamrova@msu.edu
Interests:

Non-profit management; Organizational & program evaluation; Ethical fundraising; Effective social marketing; Non-profit transparency and accountability; Philanthropy; Issues of cultural sensitivity in social work; International social work & internationalization of social work curriculum; Collective impact & shared measurement systems in child welfare; Children's & women's rights in developing countries

Elizabeth (Liz) Sharda, MSW
shardael@msu.edu
Interests:

Child trauma; Secondary trauma; Child welfare; Resilience; Holistic health; Racial justice

Carolyn Sutherby, LMSW
sutherb2@msu.edu
Interests:
Maternal Depression & Substance Use Disorders; Mothers Involved in the Criminal Justice System; Parenting Education; Public Policy
Erik Wittrup, MSW
wittrup1@msu.edu
Interests:

Child welfare; Childhood trauma; Secondary trauma; Resiliency Building