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Bruns, Kimberly
Projects Coordinator
785-864-8551
Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall 270

Kim is the Project Manager for the Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP).

Byers, Kaela
785-864-3824
Twente Hall, Room 13

Toxic stress in early childhood: measurement & early identification; biodevelopmental intervention; promotion of healthy social-emotional development & child well-being; and protective factors.

Davis-Groves, Sharah A
Project Manager
785-864-6495
Twente Hall, Room 3C

Development of family driven systems of care in children's mental health; and encouraging youth voice in policy and program development.

Grube, Whitney Ann
Project Coordinator
785-864-6499
Twente Hall, Room 11

Children’s mental health including evidence-based practices; Outcome-based program management and evaluation; Social policy and practice implications

Holmes, Cheryl
Associate Researcher
785-864-6493
Twente Hall, Room 5

Children's Mental Health, Frontier and Rural Health, and Systems Interactions/Collaboration.

Levy, Michelle Marie
Research Associate
785-864-2291
Watkins Home, Room 210
Mariscal, Susana
Senior Research Assistant
785-864-9285
Watkins Home, Room 103

Resilience among children exposed to intimate partner violence; promotion of positive youth development; youth aging out of foster care; Strengths-Perspective, Strengths Model of Case Management, and strengths-based practice; and international social work.

Matthews, Kris
Education Program Coordinator
785-864-0252
Twente Hall, Room 17

Kris is a researcher and trainer for the Wraparound Facilitation Training Project through the Center for Children & Families. Her research interests include interagency collaboration, systems-of-care issues, and the use of proactive and preventative approaches to meet the needs of individuals and families.

Moore, Terry
Project Director
785-864-8938
Watkins Home, Room 209

Child welfare management; management reporting; use of data in program improvement planning and management decision making; outcomes research; program evaluation; risk assessment; and abuse/neglect prevention with public assistance populations.

O’Brien, Megan Seana
Research Associate
785-864-6494
Watkins Home, Room 110

Drug dependence epidemiology; frontier and rural health issues; social and contextual influences on health; and survey development and research methods.


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