Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows

The QIC-EC selected five advanced-level doctoral students who are conducting research on preventing the abuse and neglect of infants and young children to serve as Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows.  Two Fellows were selected during the 2010-2012 funding period and three during the 2011-2013 funding period.  

2010-2012 QIC-EC Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows
Jessica Dym Bartlett, PhD, MA, MSW, LICSW (Awarded Doctoral Degree 2012)
Tufts University, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development
Study Title: “Young Mothers, Infant Neglect, and Discontinuities in Intergenerational Cycles of Maltreatment” 

Megan  R. Holmes, PhD, MSW (Awarded Doctoral Degree 2012)
University of California—Los Angeles, Department of Social Welfare
Study Title: “Effects of Maternal Parenting Quality on the Development of Social Competence for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence 

2011-2013 QIC-EC Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows
Andrea N. Gromoske, MSW   
University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Department of Social Work
Study Title: “Discipline Practices of Teen and Adult Child-Bearers: Differences, Change Trajectories, & Predictive Factors” 

Kathryn Maguire-Jack, MPA, MSW
University of Wisconsin—Madison, Department of Social Welfare
Study Title:  “Neighborhood Factors in Child Maltreatment: The Role of the Social Service Context” 

Peggy Nygren, MA
Portland State University, Department of Social Research and Social Work
Study Title: “Exploring the Buffering Effects of Protective Factors among Parents At-Risk for Child Maltreatment” 


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