Who We Are

The purpose of the Research Program on Children and Adversity is to improve lives of vulnerable children and families in low-resource settings through research and translation of evidence-based practices. Together we must strengthen communities through disseminating our research, training the next generation, capacity building and informing programs and policy. We will feel fulfilled when our research has a multiplier effect, and the communities we work in are independently sustainable.

OUR TEAM

Theresa Betancourt

Theresa Betancourt
Salem Professor in Global Practice
Director of the Research Program on Children and Adversity
rpcalab_ssw@bc.edu

Jordan Farrar

Jordan Farrar
Associate Director of Research
farrarjb@bc.edu

Jenna Berent

Jenna Berent
Refugee Project Program Manager
jenna.berent@bc.edu

Ryan Borg

Ryan Borg
Sierra Leone Program Manager
borgry@bc.edu

Shauna Murray

Shauna Murray
Rwanda Program Manager
murraynv@bc.edu

Jessica Sullivan

Jessica Sullivan
Senior Grants Administrator
jessica.sullivan.2@bc.edu

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein 
Executive Assistant
sarah.klein@bc.edu

Cara Antonaccio

Cara Antonaccio
Graduate Research Assistant
antonaca@bc.edu

 

Sarah Jensen

Sarah Jensen
Postdoctoral Fellow
jensensj@bc.edu

Jordan Freeman

Jordan Freeman
Research Associate
freemajx@bc.edu

Chloe Walker

Chloë Walker
Research Assistant & PR Specialist
chloe.walker@bc.edu

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