Research interests include long term foster care and children with severe emotional disturbance, foster care and the use of psychotropic drugs and psychotropic drug use among Medicaid recipients. She is currently Co-Principal Investigator on three federally-funded demonstration projects.
International organizational practices to engage men in gender-based violence prevention; formal support of new and expectant fathers to reduce child exposure to domestic violence; economic and social justice for families.
Social consequences of the availability, distribution, and use of psychoactive substances; substance use behaviors among parenting populations; the role of parent substance use in child welfare decision-making; and racial/ethnic disparities within the child welfare system.
Child maltreatment and child protective services; foster family care and adoption; juvenile court outcomes; service needs and outcomes of adolescents and young-adults; research methods and statistical analysis.