Research Faculty Associates

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University who are engaged in child-related studies meet regularly as a campus-wide consortium of Schubert Center Faculty Associates. This group is particularly interested in bridging research with practice and policy to improve child well-being in the greater Cleveland community and to create knowledge and approaches that are generalizable to a larger population of children. Click on the faculty associates’ names for individual biography pages.

Are you a faculty member whose work or research focuses on children and/or adolescents?  Contact the Schubert Center to learn more about becoming a Faculty Associate.

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    James M. Bader

    Director
    Leonard Gelfand STEM Center
    Lecturer
    Department of Biology
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Aquatic ecology, Laboratory education

    Email: james.bader@case.edu

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    Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP

    Assistant Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

    Email: vab@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3082

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    Elaine A. Borawski, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Faculty Lead
    Community and Collaboration Component
    Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Areas of Expertise: Community-Engaged Research Health Behavior Intervention (obesity and diet modification) , Physical Activity, Tobacco Prevention, HIV/Teen Pregnancy, Social and Environmental Influences of Health, Health Behavior Survey Methodology

    Email: exb11@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1024

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    Susannah Briskin, MD, FAAP

    Associate Professor
    Pediatrics
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Concussion Management, Female Athlete Care, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Non-Surgical Musculoskeletal Medicine, Overuse / Chronic Sports Injuries, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Sports Hydration and Nutrition, Sports Injuries, Sports Overtraining and Fatigue, Sports Performance and Performance Enhancement, Sports Physicals, Sports Related Back Pain

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    Kimberly Burkhart, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics School of Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Trauma, Child Maltreatment, Violence Prevention & Intervention, Bullying, Behavioral Management, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Integrated Care, Parent Training

    Email: Kimberly.Burkhart@uhhospitals.org

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    Fredrick Butcher, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Youth Exposure to Violence, Behavioral Health Treatment in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth, Juvenile and Adult Criminal Sentencing

    Email: fredrick.w.butcher@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0370

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    Cara Byrne, PhD

    Research Advisor on Diverse Children's Literature
    Full-time Lecturer
    Department of English

    Areas of Expertise: Race, Gender and Age in Children's Literature, Picture Book Theory & History, Visual Rhetoric, Composition & Writing Pedagogy

    Email: crh64@case.edu

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    Gabriella Celeste, JD

    Policy Director
    Schubert Center for Child Studies
    Co-Director
    Childhood Studies program
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child Policy, Juvenile Justice

    Email: gabriella.celeste@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5314

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    Marie Clark

    Assistant Professor
    Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: Follow-up Care of Premature Infants, Advocacy and Community Health, Parenting Interventions, Pediatric Resident Education, Medical Legal Partnership

    Email: marie.clark@case.edu

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    Arin Connell

    Associate Professor
    Etiology of Depression & Anxiety
    Director of Clinical Training
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Etiology of Depression & Anxiety Disorders across Childhood & Adolescence, Translating Developmental Models into Prevention & Intervention Programs for At-Risk Youth, Multi-Method Approaches to Integrating Psychosocial & Neurobiological Risk & Protective Factors, Development & Treatment of Conduct Problems & Substance Use in Youth, Development & Application of Quantitative Methods for Developmental Research

    Email: arin.connell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1550

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    Claudia J. Coulton, PhD

    Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Research & Social Change
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Distinguished University Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Founding Director
    Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

    Areas of Expertise: Urban Poverty, Neighborhood Effects on Children & Families, Welfare Policy, Community Change, Social Indicators

    Email: claudia.coulton@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2304

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    David Crampton, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child & Family Welfare Policy, Program Evaluation & Policy Implementation, Decision Making, Social Construction of Childhood from International Perspectives, Family Group Decision Making and Team Decision Making

    Email: david.crampton@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6680

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    Lisa Damour, PhD

    Advisor
    Schubert Center for Child Studies
    Clinical Instructor
    Department of Psychological Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child & Adolescent Development, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Parent-Child Relationships, Social, Emotional & Educational Aspects of Female Development, University-Level Pedagogy

    Email: lisa.damour@gmail.com

  • Dorr Dearborn MD Ph.D. Mary Ann Swetland Professor Emeritus Case Western Reserve University

    Dorr Dearborn, PhD, MD

    Mary Ann Swetland Professor Emeritus
    Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Areas of Expertise: Residential Air Quality in At-Risk Populations, Environmental Health

    Email: dxd9@case.edu

  • Marguerite (Peg) DiMarco

    Marguerite (Peg) DiMarco, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN

    Associate Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Lead Faculty
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Faculty Associate
    Schubert Center for Child Studies

    Email: mxd50@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0593

  • Anastasia Dimitropoulos

    Anastasia Dimitropoulos, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Director
    Schubert Center for Child Studies
    Co-Director
    Childhood Studies program
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Phenotype Characterization of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Early Intervention using Telehealth Methods

    Email: anastasia.dimitropoulos@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3471

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    Mary Patrice Erdmans

    Co-Director
    Department of Sociology

    Areas of Expertise: Immigration & Ethnicity, Intersection of Gender, Race & Class, Narrative Research Methods

    Email: mary.erdmans@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2164

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    Robert L. Fischer, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Co-Director
    Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Chair
    Master of Nonprofit Organizations Program
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child & Family Interventions, Nonprofit Programming & Program Evaluation, Faith-based Human Services, Integrated Data, Social/Behavioral Intervention Research, Mixed Methods Approach with Quantitative Emphasis

    Email: fischer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2711

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    Daniel J. Flannery, PhD

    Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Youth Violence Prevention, Children's Exposure to Violence, Community-Based Prevention , Intervention Program Evaluation

    Email: daniel.flannery@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0109

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    Jean Frank

    Director
    Adolescent Surveillance and Evaluation
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

    Areas of Expertise: Associations of Health & Academic Achievement, Community health , Adolescent Health

    Email: jlf16@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5913

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    Scott Frank, MD, MS

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Master of Public Health Program
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Behavior Change, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse, Clinical Assessment of Stress, Role of Spirituality & Religion in the Medical Setting

    Email: scott.frank@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3897

  • Dr. Darcy Freedman the Director of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health

    Darcy Freedman, PhD, MPH

    Director
    Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health
    School of Medicine
    Mary Ann Swetland Professor and Chair
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Core Faculty
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Secondary Faculty
    Division of General Medical Sciences
    Center for Community Health Integration
    School of Medicine
    Secondary Faculty
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Faculty Associate
    Schubert Center for Child Studies

    Areas of Expertise: Population Health, Public Health Literacy, Food Access Interventions (e.g., farmers’ markets, community gardens, food policy), Primary Prevention of Chronic Disease (e.g., Obesity, diabetes, cancer), Nutrition and Food Security

    Email: daf96@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3060

  • Donald Freedheim

    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    Founding Director
    Schubert Center for Child Studies

  • Jennifer J. Furin, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infectious Disease, International Health

    Email: jjf38@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6727

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  • Andrew Garner, MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: Clinical Pediatrics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Childhood Toxic Stress Responses, Relational Health, Building the Rudiments of Resilience, Advocacy for Children & Families

    Email: andrew.garner@uhhospitals.org

  • Faye Gary

    The Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair & Professor of Nursing
    Professor
    Nursing

    Areas of Expertise: Prevention of Mental Health Disorders, Community Mental Health, Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, High Risk Behaviors, Homeless & Runaway Youth, Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity in Children, Depression in African-Americans, Advocacy

    Email: faye.gary@case.edu

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    Brian K. Gran, PhD

    Professor of Law
    School of Law
    Professor
    Department of Sociology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Faculty Associate
    Center for Policy Studies

    Areas of Expertise: Children's Ombudspersons (Children's Commissioners), Children's Rights & the Children's Rights Index (CRI), Social Policy, Political Sociology and Sociology of Law, The Public-Private Dichotomy

    Email: brian.gran@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2694

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    Bridget Haas, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Research Fellow
    Department of Anthropology

    Areas of Expertise: Refugee & Immigrant Health and Mental Health, Immigration Policy & Health Outcomes, Child Health & Well-Being

    Email: bridget.haas@case.edu

  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway

    Ayesha Bell Hardaway

    Co-Director
    Social Justice Institute
    Assistant Professor of Law
    School of Law
    Director
    Social Justice Law Center
    School of Law

    Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Health law, Juvenile justice

    Email: ayesha.hardaway@case.edu

    Phone: 216-368-6360

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    Heather Hardin, PhD, RN

    Assistant Professor
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

    Areas of Expertise: Adolescents, Self-Management of Health, Family and Social Influences on Lifestyle Behaviors, Health Behavior Change, Obesity, Depressive Symptoms

    Email: hkh10@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5129

  • Angela Hein Ciccia

    Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Access to Rehabilitation Services for Children with New Onset Cognitive & Communication Issues, Rehabilitation for Children Using Telehealth with a Focus on Early Childhood, Barriers to Care for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) including Concussion

    Email: angela.ciccia@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5385

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    Jessie Hill, JD

    Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
    School of Law
    Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
    School of Law

    Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Law and Religion, Reproductive Rights, Civil Rights

    Email: jessie.hill@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0553

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    Megan R. Holmes, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Founding Director
    Center on Trauma and Adversity
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence Exposure, Child Mistreatment, Sibling Relationships & Maternal Parenting, Early Childhood Development, Trauma-informed Systems & Organizations

    Email: megan.holmes2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2516

  • Claudia Hoyen, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Molecular Epidemiology, Colonization with Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens, Antimicrobial Resistance

    Email: claudia.hoyen1@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.3644

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    David L. Hussey, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Research Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Mandel Leadership Fellows Program
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child Welfare, Special Needs Adoption, Behavioral Health Intervention Research, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dual Disorders, Violence, Victimization, Music Therapy

    Email: david.hussey@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0476

  • Alissa C. Huth-Bocks

    Clinical Professor
    Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology
    UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

    Email: axh636@case.edu

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    Mark L. Joseph, PhD

    Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Founding Director
    National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Faculty Associate
    Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Urban Poverty, Community Development, Mixed-Income Development

    Email: mark.joseph@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3426

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  • David Kaawa-Mafigiri

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Anthropology
    Associate Director
    Center for Social Science Research on Aids

    Areas of Expertise: Children, Youth and Women's Wellbeing & Health Care Access in Uganda, Anthropology of Global Health and Biosocial Research & Training, Biosocial Drivers of Infectious Diseases, especially HIV/AIDS & TB, Community-based Health Interventions

    Email: david.kaawa@case.edu

  • Amanda Weiss Kelly

    Director
    Pediatric Sports Medicine
    University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Hand, Arm, Elbow, Shoulder Problems, Non-surgical Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Hydration & Nutrition, Acute Sports Injuries, General Orthopedics, Hand & Upper Extremity Problems, Overuse/Chronic Sports Injuries, Sports-related Back Pain, Concussion Management, Female Athlete Care, Adult Sports Medicine, Pre-participation Physical Exams, General Fracture Care, Knees, Sports Performance & Performance Enhancement, Sports Overtraining & Fatigue

    Email: amanda.kelly@case.edu

  • Bernadette Kerrigan

    Executive Director
    First Year Cleveland
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Infant Mortality, Maternal Health, Racism as a Public Health Crisis, Negative Impacts of Structural Racism on Maternal & Child Health Outcomes, Equity, Community Collective Impact

    Email: Bernadette.kerrigan@case.edu

  • Mike Konstan, MD

    Michael W. Konstan, MD

    Gertrude Lee Chandler Tucker Professor of Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Vice Chair for Clinical Research
    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pulmonology
    Allergy and Immunology
    School of Medicine
    Vice Dean for Translational Research
    School of Medicine
    Principal Investigator
    Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Cystic Fibrosis

    Email: michael.konstan@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3731

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    Lisa Huisman Koops, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Music
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Head of Music Education
    Department of Music
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music Education

    Areas of Expertise: Musical Parenting, Early Childhood Music

    Email: lisa.koops@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2430

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    Jill Korbin, PhD

    Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor
    Department of Anthropology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Senior Advisor
    Schubert Center for Child Studies
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Co-Director
    Childhood Studies program
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Medical & Physical Anthropology, Cross-cultural Child & Human Development, Context (Culture, Neighborhood and Community) in Child Well-being & Child Maltreatment

    Email: jill.korbin@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4413

  • Shanna Kralovic

    Shanna Kralovic, DO

    Developmental / Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology
    Department of Pediatrics
    UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disorders, Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

    Email: shanna.kralovic@case.edu

    Phone: 440.879.2985

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    Jeff Kretschmar, PhD

    Research Associate Professor
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Managing Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Youth Justice, Behavioral Health, Trauma, Gender-Based Violence, Human Trafficking

    Email: jeff.kretschmar@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2305

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    Me’lani Labat Joseph, MA

    Director
    Engineering
    Leonard Gelfand STEM Center
    Case School of Engineering

    Areas of Expertise: Exposing Youth (Pre-K-12) to the Wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Outreach to Youth Underrepresented in STEM Fields

    Email: melani@case.edu

    Phone: (216) 368-1651

  • James Lalumandier

    James Lalumandier, DDS, MPH

    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Community Dentistry
    School of Dental Medicine

    Email: james.lalumandier@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3276

  • Sara Lee

    Department of Pediatrics
    Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Adolescent Health, Contraception, Suicide Prevention

    Email: sara.lee@uhhospitals.org

  • Barbara Lewis

    Professor
    Communication Sciences
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Etiological Factors related to Speech & Language Disorders in Children, Genetics of Speech, Language, Reading, Spelling, & ADHD, Long-term Outcomes for Individuals with Speech & Language Disorders, Language & Literacy Outcomes of Children Exposed to Cocaine In Utero, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Functional Imaging of Speech Production

    Email: barbara.lewis@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4674

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    Pan Li, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Case School of Engineering

    Email: lipan@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0382

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    Sarah Hope Lincoln

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychopathology, Social Cognition, Psychotic Disorders, Social Development, fMRI

    Email: sxl1602@case.edu

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    Judith P. Lipton

    Associate Dean
    Experiential Education
    Honorable Blanche E. Krupansky and Frank W. Vargo Jr. Professor of Law
    School of Law

    Areas of Expertise: Family Law, Criminal Law, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence, Rights of Immigrant Victims of Family Violence

    Email: judith.lipton@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3318

  • Headshot Susan Ludington smiling.

    Susan M. Ludington, PhD, CKC, FAAN

    Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

    Areas of Expertise: Kangaroo Care, Physiologic Response to Skin-to-Skin Care, Infant Stimulation, Early Development Issues

    Email: sml15@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5130

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    Gerald Mahoney, PhD

    Verna Houck Motto Professor of Families and Communities
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Associate Dean for Research and Training
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Family & Parental Influences in Children's Development & Socio-emotional Wellbeing, Early Intervention for At-Risk Children & Children with Disabilities, Early Childhood Mental Health

    Email: gerald.mahoney@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1824

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    Lolita McDavid

    Medical Director
    Child Advocacy & Protection
    Case Western Reserve University/ UHCMC Congenital Heart Collaborative
    Professor
    Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: Child Health Policy & Advocacy, Child Protection

    Email: lolita.mcdavid@uhhospitals.org

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    Laura E. McNally-Levine

    Professor of Law
    School of Law
    Associate Dean for Experiential Education
    School of Law
    Director
    Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center
    School of Law

    Areas of Expertise: Children's Rights, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Health Law, Disability Rights & Law, Poverty Law, Public Interest, Mediation, Inter-Professional Education & Practice

    Email: laura.mcnally@case.edu

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    Kathryn S. Mercer

    Professor of Lawyering Skills
    School of Law

    Areas of Expertise: Legal Aspects of Child Welfare, Family Law

    Email: kathryn.mercer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2173

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    Sharon Meropol

    Assistant Professor
    Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: General Academic Pediatrics, Antibiotic Use, Epidemiology & Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Services Research

    Email: Sharon.Meropol@uhhospitals.org

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    David B. Miller, PhD, MSW, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    International Education Programs
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Effects of Chronic Stress on Adolescents & Young Adults, Health Beliefs & Practices of Men of Color, Prostate Cancer & African American Men

    Email: david.miller@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.8755

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    Meeyoung Min

    Research Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise: Maternal Childhood Trauma, Mental Health, Substance Using Mothers & their Children

    Email: meeyoung.min@case.edu

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    Sonia Minnes, PhD

    Verna Houch Motto Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Research Director
    Schubert Center for Child Studies

    Areas of Expertise: Prenatal Drug Exposure, Maternal Drug Use & Parenting Stress/Coping, Child & Adolescent Development (Mental Health, Executive Function, Risk, & Protective Factors)

    Email: sonia.minnes@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2309

  • Headshot of Carol Musil smiling.

    Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

    Dean
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    The Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

    Areas of Expertise: Health, Stress, Coping, and Family Functioning of Grandmothers, Grandchildren and Caregivers, Self-Management and Intervention Research

    Email: cmm4@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2545

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    Rita Obeid, PhD

    Instructor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Examining Individual Differences in Language and Motor Development in Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, specifically Assessing & Reducing Stigma Towards ASD and Improving Knowledge, Cross-cultural Research in ASD Stigma & Biases Towards Developmental Disabilities

    Email: rxo76@case.edu

    Phone: 216-368-1926

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  • Maria Pagano

    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    Principal Investigator
    Helping Others Live Sober

    Areas of Expertise: Addiction Recovery among Adult & Youth Populations, Medication-assisted Treatment, Psychiatric Comorbidity, Treatment Outcomes, including Abstinence & Recidivism, 12-Step Facilitated Treatment, Social Networks

    Email: maria.pagano@case.edu

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    Adam Perzynski, PhD, MA, BA

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Sociology
    Director, Patient-Centered Media Lab
    Center for Health Care Research and Policy
    MetroHealth Medical Center

    Areas of Expertise: Medical Sociology, Aging & Life Course, Social Determinants of Health

    Email: adam.perzynski@case.edu

    Phone: 216.778.2850

  • Dr. Andres Pinto

    Andres Pinto, DMD, MBA, MSCE

    Chair and Professor
    Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
    School of Dental Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Oral Medicine, Pediatric Orofacial Pain

    Email: andres.pinto@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6769

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    Cassi Pittman Claytor

    Assistant Professor
    Climo Junior Professor
    Department of Sociology

    Areas of Expertise: Race, Racial Inequality, Middle-class Black Consumers, Consumption, Racial Residential Segregation

    Email: cassi.pittman@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2698

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    Dana Prince, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Adolescents & Young Adults Transitioning from Foster Care, System-involved Youth Exposed to Adverse Events such as Trauma & Abuse, Community- and System-Based Research Projects, Sexual & Gender Minority Youth

    Email: dana.prince@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1707

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    Amy Przeworski, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Development & Evaluation of Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety across the Lifespan, Laboratory-based Studies which Examine Family Interactions in Children with Eating Disorders, Family-based Emotion-focused Treatment for Young Children with Anxiety Disorders, Computer-assisted Treatment for Children with Anxiety Disorders, Ways in which Life Events (such as parental leave for military deployment) May Affect the Family and Possibly Induce Anxiety Symptoms, The Role that Culture May Play in Family Dynamics in Children with Anxiety Disorders

    Email: amy.przeworski@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5021

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    Nancy Rolock, PhD

    Henry L. Zucker Associate Professor in Social Work Practice and Associate Dean for Research and Training
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Child Welfare, Adoption and Guardianship, Kinship Care, Intervention Research, Implementation Science

    Email: nancy.rolock@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6014

  • Ellen Rome, MD

    Ellen Rome, MD, MPH

    Head
    Section of Adolescent Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

    Areas of Expertise: Eating Disorders & Obesity, Hormonal Problems in Teenagers, Preventative Medicine, Reproductive Health, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Email: ellen.rome@case.edu

  • Sarah Ronis

    Sarah Ronis, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Children with Complex Health Care Needs, Health Equity & Disparities, Patient & Family Centered Care, Medical Home

    Email: Sarah.Ronis@UHhospitals.org

  • Kristine Rork

    Assistant Professor
    Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist

    Areas of Expertise: Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Child & Adolescent Trauma, Dissemination of Empirically-Supported Treatments, Parenting Skills Trainings, Child Welfare/Foster Parents

    Email: kristine.rork@case.edu

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    Kristie Ross

    Associate Professor
    Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: Pediatric Asthma, Pediatric Sleep Apnea, Health Care Disparities in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

    Email: kristie.ross@uhhospitals.org

  • Sandra Russ

    Sandra Russ

    Distinguished University Professor and Louis D. Beaumont University Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Understanding How Pretend Play is Involved in Child Development, Measuring Cognitive & Affective Processes in Pretend Play, Understanding How Affect is Involved in the Creative Process, Developing Pretend Play Intervention Protocols for Typical & Atypical Child Populations

    Email: sandra.russ@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2814

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    Renee Sentilles

    Associate Professor of History
    Department of History
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: American History & Culture: High, Low, Nineteenth-Century, Current Events, the West, the South, Gender & Race, Politics & Pop, Cultural Expression (Principally Published & Unpublished Writings, Popular Music & Theatre, Visual Arts & Film), Gender & Multicultural Studies, Regional Cultures & the Relationship between Cultures, Examining How Historical Narratives are Created & Told, and Analyzing How & Why Certain Details are Consistently Left Out

    Email: renee.sentilles@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5413

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    Amy R. Sheon, PhD, MPH

    Executive Director
    Urban Health Initiative
    School of Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
    School of Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Bioethics
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Health Disparities, Population Health, Social Determinants of Health, Digital Inclusion, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention, Policy & Surveillance, Geospatial Epidemiology, Health Information Technology, Public Health Innovation, Digital Health Equity

    Email: amy.sheon@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0915

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    Elizabeth Short, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Co-Director
    Childhood Studies program
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Cognitive Development in Preschoolers & School-aged Children, Cognitive, Metacognitive, Affective, & Motivational Factors that Impact Academic Achievement, Individual Differences in Learning, Cognitive & Academic Consequences of Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Language Disabilities, & Reading Disabilities, Academic, Attentional & Behavioral Consequences of Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia & Prenatal Cocaine Exposure

    Email: elizabeth.short@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2815

  • Lynn Singer, PhD

    Principal Investigator
    Professor
    Pediatrics
    Department of Psychiatry
    Staff Psychologist
    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
    Associate Medical Staff
    MetroHealth Medical Center

    Email: Lynn.singer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1610

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    Mark I. Singer, PhD

    Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Deputy Director
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Youth Violence, Adolescent Behavior Problems, Co-existing Drug & Mental Disorders, Community Policing

    Email: mark.singer@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6176

  • Sarah Cain Spannagel

    Clinical Instructor
    Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral, Developmental, Learning, Social & Emotional Problems, Child Policy, Child Development

    Email: sac40@case.edu

  • Dr. James Spilsbury

    James Spilsbury, PhD, MPH

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Program Director
    Department of Educational Programs in Clinical Research
    School of Medicine
    Co-Director of PhD in Clinical Translational Science
    Center for Clinical Investigation
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: How the Physical & Social Features of Home & Neighborhood Settings Affect Child Health & Development, Effects of Family & Community Violence on Children, Sleep Behavior & Disturbances, Child Maltreatment, Poverty, Policy

    Email: james.spilsbury@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.7559

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    Chris Stormann, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Program Evaluation, Child Welfare, Youth Development Programs, Family & Peer Supports, Adolescent Behavioral Health

    Email: christopher.stormann@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0680

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    Hudson Gerry Taylor, PhD

    Professor
    Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics

    Areas of Expertise: Low Birth Weight/Premature Birth, Neuropsychological/Learning Evaluations, Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, Assessment of the Cognitive, Developmental, & Educational Outcomes of Early Brain Disease, Identification of Medical & Social Factors that Predict Outcomes, Clinical Applications of Research Findings for Neuropsychological Assessment of Children with Specific Cognitive & Learning Problems

    Email: hgt2@case.edu

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    Lee Thompson, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Psychological Sciences
    Associate Dean
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Etiology of Individual Differences in the Development of Cognitive & Academic Abilities, Math Cognition & Anxiety, Application of Neuroimaging Techniques to Better Understand How People Read & Solve Math Problems, Transition from Adolescence through Emerging Adulthood

    Email: lee.thompson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2635

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    Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

    Senior Research Associate
    Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine

    Areas of Expertise: Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth & Families, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health

    Email: jane.timmonsmitchell@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5986

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    Vera Tobin

    Associate Professor
    Department of Cognitive Science

    Areas of Expertise: Social Cognition, Viewpoint, Joint Attention, Cognitive Biases, Cognitive Approaches to Language & Literature

    Email: vera.tobin@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0115

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    Erika S. Trapl, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Cancer Prevention
    Control & Population Research Program

    Areas of Expertise: Tobacco Control & Little Cigars, Built Environment & Obesity, Food Access & the Food Environment, Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Health Behavior Measurement & Surveillance, Survey-based Data Collection Methods & Technology, Community-based Intervention

    Email: erika.trapl@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0098

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    Laura A. Voith, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Areas of Expertise: Prevention & Intervention of Intimate Partner Violence with Youth & Adults at Risk for Violent Perpetration, Ecological Risk & Protective Factors that Influence Violence-Related Risky & Resilient Outcomes, with Special Attention Given to the Development of Boys & Men

    Email: laura.voith@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5820

  • Mark Votruba

    Mark Votruba

    Associate Professor
    Department of Economics
    Weatherhead School of Management

    Areas of Expertise: Health Economics: Allocation of Medical Resources, Incentives for Care, Insurance Markets, Labor Economics: Job Loss, Social Program Participation, Social Interactions Effects

    Email: mark.votruba@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6515

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    Zoë Breen Wood, PhD, MSW, LSW

    Associate Professor
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
    Director
    Office of Educational Outcome Assessment
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

    Email: zoe.wood@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2689