Sacha Klein (she/her)

Sacha  Klein (she/her)
  • Associate Professor


  • PhD University of California-Los Angeles
  • MSW University of California-Los Angeles
  • BA Occidental College


  • Child abuse prevention
  • Racial disparities in the child welfare system
  • Infants and toddlers in the child welfare system
  • Early care and education services
  • Spatial analysis of social problems
  • Public policy analysis and advocacy


Grogan-Kaylor, A., Ma, J., Lee, S., Castillo, B., Ward, K., & Klein, S. (2018). Using Bayesian analysis to examine associations between spanking and child externalizing behavior across race and ethnic groups. Child Abuse & Neglect, 86, 257-266.

Ma, J., & Klein, S. (2018 online). Does race/ethnicity moderate the associations between neighborhood and parenting processes on early behavior problems? Submitted to the Journal of Child and Family Studies

Fries, L., & Klein, S. (2018). Racial/ethnic differences in determinants of trauma symptomology among children in the U.S. child welfare system exposed to intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence. doi: 10.1007/s10896-018-9976-1

Klein, S., Milhalec-Adkins, B., Benson, S., & Lee, S.Y. (2018). The benefits of early care & education for child welfare-involved children: Perspectives from the field. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 79, 454-464. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.02.105

Klein, S., & Jekielek, S. (in press). Building effective child welfare – early care & education inter-agency partnerships: Lessons from research. Child Welfare, 96(4).

Ma, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Klein, S. (2018). Neighborhood collective efficacy, parental spanking, and subsequent risk of child protective services involvement. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 80, 90-98.

Klein, S., Fries, L., & Emmons, M. (2017). Early care and education arrangements and young children’s risk of foster placement: Findings from a national child welfare sample. Children & Youth Services Review, 83, 168-178. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.09.006


  • Executive Branch Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS] and the Society for Research in Child Development [SRCD], 2009-2010
  • Co-Chair, Science & Social Policy Committee, Society for Research in Child Development, 2019-2023 term
  • Member, Policy Committee, Society for Social Work and Research, 2019-present
  • Associate Editor, Children and Youth Services Review, 2017-2019
  • Chapin Hall Faculty Fellow, 2016-2017
  • North American Resource Center for Child Welfare Pro Humanitate Literary Award, 2003


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