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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 School of Social Work. Watch video »

Charu-Stokes, PhD '12

Charu Stokes, PhD '12
Charu describes how Boston College 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: Environmental gerontology, aging-in-place, older immigrants, health disparities
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Elizabeth Gruenfeld
Elizabeth Gruenfeld

BA, Smith College; EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education; MSW, Boston College School of Social Work (LCSW)
Research Interests: Trauma-sensitive education and psychosocial interventions in post-conflict settings; Intergenerational impacts of violence and forced migration; Human trafficking; Cross-cultural teacher training; Participatory and arts-based research; Critical race theory; Indigenous lifeways; Program evaluation and curriculum development; Intercultural education & international social work
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Melissa Harry
Melissa L. Harry

BA, The College of St. Scholastica; MSW, University of Minnesota Duluth, LCSW
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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Jooyoung Kong
Jooyoung Kong

BA, Ewha Woman's University; MSW, Ewha Woman's University; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests: Gerontology; Later-life intergenerational relationships; Long-term care policies and issues
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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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Anne Leong
Anne Day Leong

MSW, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Measurement and evaluation; Early childhood; Head Start; Cross-cultural measurement; Community-based participatory research
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Andrew Reynolds
Andrew D. Reynolds

MSW, Boston College; M.Ed, University of Notre Dame; BA, University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Positive youth development; Social networks, schools and communities; Interventions for youth, child and family policy
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Leia Y. Saltzman
Leia Y. Saltzman

MSW, Boston College; BA, University of Waterloo
Research Interests: Posttraumatic growth and resiliency; Psychological impact of mass violence, conflict, and other forms of trauma; Trajectories of adaptation and coping following exposure to traumatic events; Community programs addressing trauma, conflict, and violence
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Erin Singer
Erin Singer

MSW, Portland State University; BSW, Skidmore College
Research Interests: Social support and resiliency among vulnerable and marginalized youth with a special interest in sexual minority youth and youth emancipating from long-term foster care
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Aakaaksha Sinha
Aakanksha Sinha

BA, Delhi University; MSW, Boston College
Research Interests: Global Social Work; Food Security; Human Rights; Poverty; Child and Family Welfare
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