PhD Student Profiles

Hydeen Beverly Hydeen BeverlyDetailsMSW, University of MichiganEmail: hkbeverly@utexas.edu
Interests: Social work, education and restorative justice principles; education attainment of urban youth; restorative justice practices as a tool to break cycles of generational and historical poverty and barriers to education success; mental health and education services, substance use and factors of resilience among Black men and boys.
Qi Chen Qi ChenDetailsMSW, University of PittsburghEmail: qichen@utexas.edu
Interests: Dyadic coping and functioning for cancer patients and their family caregivers; reproductive health service and effective couple intervention for young adult cancer patients; communication in cancer care and interprofessional education
Yong Ju Cho Yong Ju ChoDetailsMaster in International Development and Cooperation, Korea UniversityEmail: yongcho@utexas.edu
Interests: Gerontology, Healthy Aging, Health service utilization, Long-term care, End of life care, Health disparities among minorities, Health adaptation among minorities, International social work.
Xiao Ding Xiao DingDetailsMaster of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve UniversityEmail: xiaoding@utexas.edu
Interests: Solution-focused brief therapy; Prevention and early intervention; Mental health among children and adolescents; Trauma-informed care and Resilience development; Community-based research on a global-level utilizing a culturally competent approach; and School social work.
Zully Guerra Zully GuerraDetailsMSSW, The University of Texas at AustinEmail: zguerra@utexas.edu
Interests: Impact of patient diagnoses on family caregivers; effects of sociocultural factors and health behaviors among racial and ethnic minorities; development of culturally-adapted interventions to improve the quality of life of family caregivers.
Audrey Hang Hai Audrey Hang HaiDetailsMSW, University of Southern CaliforniaEmail: audreyhai@utexas.edu
Interests: Substance use; spirituality/religiosity; spiritually/religiously based interventions; youth and young adults mental health; Asian population; school social work; quantitative methods; systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jean Paul Hare Jean Paul HareDetailsMSW, Army-Fayetteville State UniversityEmail: jean.hare@utexas.edu
Interests: Military social work; suicide prevention; behavioral health outcomes; electrotherapies; performance enhancement
Lataya Hawkins Lataya HawkinsDetailsMSW, University of Houston Email: lehawkins@utexas.edu
Interests: Moral Injury, Grief and loss, Suicide, Program Evaluation, and Issues that affect African American women
Kristian Jones Kristian JonesDetailsM.Ed., Boston UniversityEmail: kjones025@utexas.edu
Interests: Positive youth development; mental health; early intervention and prevention; juvenile justice.
Chun Liu Chun LiuDetailsMSSA, Case Western Reserve UniversityEmail: chunliu@utexas.edu
Interests: Child welfare; child abuse and neglect prevention; foster care and out-of-home placements for children; child poverty; left-behind children in China; international adoption.
Tatiana Londoño Tatiana LondoñoDetailsMSSW, The University of Texas at AustinEmail: talondono@utexas.edu
Interests: Mental health and wellbeing of Latinx immigrant families; impact of immigration-related and sociocultural stressors on family functioning and experiences of distress among adolescents; cultural adaptation of preventative interventions for immigrant families.
John Moore John MooreDetailsMSW, Brown School of Social WorkEmail: johnmoore@utexas.edu
Interests: Substance misuse prevention, intervention, and recovery; behavior modification; substance misuse in medical settings; social connectivity and recovery; young people in recovery; co-occurring disorders; quantitative methodology
Erin Nolen Erin NolenDetailsMSW, Baylor UniversityEmail: enolen@utexas.edu
Interests: Coping mechanisms used by families and communities to curb food insecurity; alternatives or innovations of food assistance programs used to address access barriers; development of interventions to promote positive embodiment and body image among women and girls; sociocultural factors influencing the way women and girls inhabit their bodies.
Jaimie O’Gara Jaimie O’GaraDetailsMSW, University of Nebraska at OmahaEmail: jogara@utexas.edu
Interests: Factors promoting resilience among at-risk youth; resident and non-resident fathers and fathering; preventative parenting and co-parenting programs; child welfare; intervention development and adaptation; implementation science; evidence-based practice.
Lisa S. Panisch Lisa S. PanischDetailsMSW, Florida State UniversityEmail: lpanisch@utexas.edu
Interests: Adverse childhood experiences; dissociative processes and health outcomes; intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment; women’s health issues; maternal-child attachment; relationships between traumatic experiences and medically unexplained phenomena; developmental neurobiology; neurofeedback; psychoneuroimmunology.
Liana Petruzzi Liana PetruzziDetailsMSSW, The University of Texas at AustinEmail: liana.petruzzi@utexas.edu
Interests: Racial and economic health disparities; social determinants of health; healthcare policies, social work in healthcare, care coordination and interdisciplinary care
Swathi Reddy Swathi ReddyDetailsMSW, The University of ChicagoEmail: smreddy@utexas.edu
Interests: Domestic violence in the South Asian American context; systemic problems in the current approach to addressing domestic violence with South Asian populations; alternative methods to eliminate gender-based violence.
Lalaine Sevillano Lalaine SevillanoDetailsMSW California State University, Northridge Email: lsevillano@utexas.edu
Interests: Youth empowerment; community-based participatory research; strengths based interventions; youth of color; LGBTQIA, systems-involved; colonial mentality; critical consciousness; mixed-methods
John Sullivan John SullivanDetailsMSW, Arizona State UniversityEmail: jsullivan@utexas.edu
Interests: Social inequalities in health; mental health service delivery; marginalized populations; chronic medical conditions; end-stage renal disease
Christian Vazquez Christian VazquezDetailsMSW, University of MichiganEmail: christian.vazquez@utexas.edu
Interests: Child and family well-being; health disparities; leadership and management of human service organizations; organizational development; inter-professional education; childhood obesity, physical activity, and nutrition.
Bethany Wood Bethany WoodDetailsMSW, Brigham Young UniversityEmail: bethanymwood@utexas.edu
Interests: Poverty and inequality; low-income neighborhoods; advanced quantitative methods; social determinants of health; intergenerational mental health; intergenerational poverty; older adult mental health; income inequality; low SES U.S. populations.
Weiwen Zeng Weiwen ZengDetailsMSSc in Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong KongEmail: weiwenzeng@utexas.edu
Interests: Aging; persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; long-term institutional and medical care options; comparative disability policy between the US and China