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PhD Videos

Kyle Bourque, PhD '12

Kyle Bourque, PhD '12
Kyle discusses the dynamics that steered him towards a career as an Army social worker and eventually to doctoral education at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Watch video »

Charu-Stokes, PhD '12

Charu Stokes, PhD '12
Charu describes how Boston College Graduate School of Social Work gave her extensive support and mentorship, enabling her to take advantage of her rich international experiences and successfully complete her PhD on a related research topic. Watch video »

PhD Student Profiles

Yeon Jin Choi
Yeon Jin Choi

MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Gerontology, community-based long-term care, caregiving, older immigrants, health disparities, civic engagement
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Jennifer Cole
Jennifer Cole

MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests: Intervention research; health disparities related to chronic disease and sexual health; minority health and health promotion

Anne Day
Anne Day

MSW, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Cross-cultural measurement, culturally appropriate education, community-based participatory research, early childhood education and Head Start
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Elizabeth Gruenfeld
Elizabeth Gruenfeld

Ed.M., Harvard University; MSW Candidate, Boston College
Research Interests: Trauma sensitive education interventions; cross-cultural peace education and teacher training; arts-based and mindful interventions; indigenous and non-western healing; critical thinking development; program evaluation and curriculum development
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Melissa Harry
Melissa L. Harry

MSW, University of Minnesota Duluth
Research Interests: Participant-directed home and community-based services for people living with disabilities; program and intervention evaluation; adolescent and young adult experiences with chronic health conditions and social engagement; participatory action research; community-based research; policy outcomes
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Sara Miller Keary
Sara Miller Keary

MSW, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: Gerontological social work, LGBT aging, end-of-life care planning
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Jooyoung Kong
Jooyoung Kong

MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Older adults in poverty; long term care; policy analysis
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Hae Nim Lee
Hae Nim Lee

MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Adolescent well-being in multicultural families; immigrant health; work and well-being of immigrants; cross cultural research
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Damian McCabe
Damian McCabe

MSW, University of Maine
Research Interests: Decision making, resilience, disaster response, military and veterans, and global practice
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Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds

MSW, Boston College; M.Ed., University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Youth and adolescence, parent involvement in schools, social vulnerability of youth, and poverty and food security
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Leia Y. Saltzman
Leia Y. Saltzman

MSW, Boston College
Research Interests:Individual and community resiliency; trauma; trauma intervention efficacy; and individual variation in trauma responses
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Erin Singer
Erin Singer

MSW, Portland State University
Research Interests: Positive youth development for sexual and gender minority youth; youth emancipating from long-term foster care
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Aakaaksha Sinha
Aakanksha Sinha

MSW, Boston College
Research Interests: International social work; increasing access of basic needs to low income communities in developing countries; community-based programs for child welfare and protection; welfare and protection of children in child-headed households
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Lisa E. Watson
Lisa E. Watson, LICSW

MSW, Ohio State University
Research Interests: School social work; clinical intervention with youth at-risk; family stress and coping
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Karen Zgoda

MSW, University of Missouri-Columbia
Research Interests: Innovative social work practice, technology in social work including social media and mobile technologies, poverty and class, social entrepreneurship, social informatics, socioeconomic development, social policy, and community practice
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