Awards by Year:

Awards by category:

2017 SSWR Awards
Aaron Rosen Lecture

Enola Proctor, PhD Washington University in St. Louis

“The Pursuit of Quality for Social Work Practice: Three Generations and Counting”

Book Award For the Book
Edin, Kathryn J., Shaefer, H. Luke. (2015). $2 a Day: Living On Almost Nothing in America. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Kathryn Edin, PhD Johns Hopkins University

Luke Shaefer, PhD University of Michigan

 

Book Award, Honorable Mention Benjamin Henwood, PhD
University of Southern California, Los AngelesDeborah Padgett, PhD
New York University

Sam Tsemberis, PhD
Pathways to Housing

For the Book
Henwood, Benjamin, F., Padgett, Deborah K., Tsemberis, Sam. (2015). Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems and Changing Lives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Vicki Lens, PhD
Hunter College

For the Book
Lens, Vicki. (2015). Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award

Ian Holloway, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

In recognition of Dr. Ian Holloway’s research in examining the health risk and protective behaviors of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and his noteworthy contributions to advance the social work profession.

Distinguished Career Achievement Award

Rami Benbenishty, PhD
Bar Ilan University

Rami Benbenishty is a professor at Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work at Bar Ilan University. He received his BA and MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

His main area of interest is the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children. He is studying children and youth both in community normative settings, such as schools, and in out of home placements, such as foster homes and residential care. With his colleague, Anat Zeira, he has conducted multiple studies on issues relevant to children aging out of care.

He investigates and tries to improve decision processes that lead to referral to protective services, removal of children from their biological families, and their reunification thereafter. He is studying the decision making processes of child protection teams in hospitals which report children to community protective services.

Benbenishty has developed a conceptual, methodological, and technological framework for monitoring processes and outcomes in human services. This framework was implemented in foster care services in the US and is being utilized to monitor school violence and climate in schools, districts, and at the national level.

With his colleague, Ron Avi Astor from USC, he is studying multiple aspects of school climate and victimization. He has conducted a series of studies that examined school violence from an ecological perspective. The insights gained from this work contributed to an ecological theory of school violence in context and to consultation with several educational systems around the world.

In all these area of research, Benbenishty has conducted multiple international comparative studies, that aim to identify what is common and what is unique across contexts. He is consulting with governments and researchers in many places around the world.

Benbenishty is an advocate for children’s rights. He has served on numerous public committees that addressed children’s needs and rights. He consults regularly with government agencies and appears on national media to speak for Jewish and Arab children in Israel.

Benbenishty has published numerous papers, book chapters, books and technical reports. His work has been recognized and he received multiple awards including France’s Chevalier des Ordre de Palmes Academique (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms), SSWR Excellence in Research Award, Israel’s Landau Prize for Research and Science, and most recently, Israel’s prestigious EMET Prize for Science, Art, and Culture.

Doctoral Fellows Award

Donna Ruch
The Ohio State University

“The Implications of Attorney Representation on Juvenile Justice  Decisions Leading to the Disproportionate Incarceration of African-American Male Youth”

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Davis
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

“Effect of Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention on Stress, Craving, and Days of Use among Emerging Adults in Residential Substance Use Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial”

Excellence in Research Award For the article
MacKenzie, Michael J., Nicklas, Eric., Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne., and Waldfogel, Jane, Spanking and Children’s Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life: Evidence for Transactional Processes.. J. Youth Adolescence 44:658-669 (2015)

Michael MacKenzie
Rutgers University

Eric Nicklas
Columbia University

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn Columbia University

Jane Waldfogel
Columbia University

 

Excellence in Research Award Honorable Mention Erick Guerrero, PhD
University of Southern CaliforniaFor the article
Guerrero, Erick G., Andrews, Christina, Harris, Lesley, Padwa, Howard, Kong, Yinfei, and Fenwick, Karissa. – Improving Coordination of Addiction Health Services with Mental and Public Health Services
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award

Yu-Ling Chang, PhD University of California, Berkeley

“State Social Safety Net Programs and the Great Recession: The First Line of Defense and the Last Resort for the Economically Disadvantaged”

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Brown, PhD
University of Denver

“A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Improve Family Functioning among Child Welfare-Involved Families with Substance Use”

Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Alexandra Stanczyk, PhD
University of Chicago
“Paid Family Leave, Household Economic Resources, and Financial Resources around a Birth”Susan Yoon, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
“Fostering Resilient Development: Risk and Protective Factors Underlying Behavioral Trajectories of Maltreated Children”
Social Policy Award

Daniel Meyer, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

In recognition of Dr. Meyer’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Testa, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In recognition of Dr. Testa’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

2016 SSWR Awards
Aaron Rosen Lecture James Jaccard, PhD, New York University
Book Award Rank, Mark Robert, Hirschl, Thomas A., and Foster, Kirk A. (2014). Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
Book Award, Honorable Mention Zayas, Luis (2015). Forgotten Citizens: Deportation, Children, and the Making of American Exiles and Orphans. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award

Aaron Thompson, PhD, University of Missouri.

In recognition of Dr. Aaron Thompson’s notable influence on the development and testing of schoolbased interventions for children with social, emotional, and behavioral health concerns and his noteworthy contributions to advance the social work profession.

Distinguished Career Achievement Award Irwin Garfinkel, PhD, Columbia University
Doctoral Fellows Award

Samantha Brown, University of Denver. “A Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Improve Family Functioning among Child Welfare-Involved Families with Substance Use”

Donald Gerke, Washington University in St. Louis. “The Role of Violence Exposure and Pathways to HIV Risk Behaviors in Black and White Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM)”

Excellence in Research Award

Namkee Choi, PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

For the article, Choi, Namkee G., Marti, C. Nathan, Bruce, Martha L., Hegel, Mark T., Wilson, Nancy L., and Kunik, Mark E., – Six-Month Postintervention Depression And Disability Outcomes of In-Home Telehealth Problem-Solving Therapy for Depressed,Low-Income Homebound Older Adults. Depression and Anxiety 31:653–661 (2014)

Excellence in Research Award Honorable Mention

Eric Garland, PhD, University of Utah

For the article

Garland, Eric L., Manusov, Eron G., Froeliger, Brett, Kelly, Amber R., Williams, Jaclyn M., and Howard, Matthew O. – Mindfulness-Oriented
Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse: Results From an Early-Stage Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of
Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2014)

Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award

Colleen E. Janczewski, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Differential Response and Agency Decision Making: A National Study of Child Neglect Cases”

Megan Paceley, PhD, University of Kansas. “Social and Community Support Among Nonmetropolitan Gender and Sexual Minority Youth: A Mixed Methods Study”

Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions

Emmy Tiderington, PhD, Rutgers University. “The Dilemmas of Permanency and Accountability: A Qualitative Investigation of Barriers to and Facilitators of Recovery-Oriented Practice in Supportive Housing”

Arati Maleku, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington. “The Social Determinants of Immigrant Well-Being in the United States: A Gendered Perspective”

Social Policy Award

The Honorable, Barbara Mikulski, United States Senate. In recognition of Dr. Mikulski’s record of accomplishment of advocating for the use of social work research and values in policy debates and decision-making.

Jane Waldfogel, PhD, Columbia University. In recognition of Dr. Waldfogel’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

2015 SSWR Awards
Aaron Rosen Lecture Matthew O. Howard, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Book Award Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, University of Washington, Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, University of California, Berkeley; For the Book: Lindhorst, Taryn & Edleson, Jeffrey L. (2012). Battered women, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Amherst, N.H.: Northeastern University Press.
Book Award, Honorable Mention

Stuart Kirk, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Tomi Gomory, PhD, Florida State University, David Cohen, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; For the Book: Kirk, Stuart A., Gomory, Tomi, and Cohen, David (2013). Mad Science: Psychiatric coercion, diagnosis, and drugs. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers.

Laura Abrams, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Ben Anderson-Nathe, PhD, Portland State University; For the Book: Abrams, Laura S., Anderson-Nathe, Ben (2013). Compassionate confinement: A year in the life of Unit C. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award Trenette Clark, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In recognition to Dr. Trenette Clark’s notable influence and innovative work extending the knowledge in the field of reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, and her noteworthy contributions to advance the social work profession.
Distinguished Career Achievement Award Mark Courtney, PhD, University of Chicago
Doctoral Fellows Award Jane McPherson, Florida State University, “Human Rights Practice in Social Work (HRPSW): a Rights-Based Framework & Two New Measures”
Jennifer Scott, University of Texas at Austin, “Working on the Margins: Latino Immigrants, Citizenship, and Low-Wage Labor in Texas”
Excellence in Research Award Sunny Shin, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, For the article Shin, Sunny H., Miller, Daniel P., Teicher, Martin H. Exposure to childhood neglect and physical abuse and developmental trajectories or heavy episodic drinking from early adolescence into young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependance, 127 (2013) 31-38.
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Amy Baker, PhD, The Silberman School of Social Work and the Graduate Center of CUNY, “Women in Foreclosure: Social Reproduction and Mortgage Strain in the Subprime Era”
Samantha N. Teixeira, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, “It seems like no one cares”: Youth Perspectives on Housing Abandonment and Urban Blight”
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Mickey Sperlich, PhD, Wayne State University, “Trauma Exposure, Posttraumatic Stress, and Depression in a Community Sample of First-Time Mothers”
Sarah Font, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Child Outcomes in Out-of-Home Placement: The Role of Placement Type”
2014 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Career Achievement Award Phyllis Solomon, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Aaron Rosen Lecture Lena Lundgren, PhD, Boston University
Excellence in Research Award Wen-Jui Han, PhD, New York University Silver School of Social Work, For the article Han, Wen-Jui. (2012). Bilingualism and academic achievement. Child Development, 83(1), 300-321.
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Maya Doyle, PhD, New York University, “Cystinosis in Emerging Adulthood”
Amy Smoyer, PhD, The Graduate Center of CUNY and The Silberman, School of Social Work at Hunter College, “Cafeteria, Commissary and Cooking: Foodways and Negotiations of Power and Identity in a Women’s Prison”
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Jama Shelton, PhD, City University of New York, “There’s No Place Like Home? The Experiences of Unstably Housed Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Young People”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award Shaun Eack, PhD, University of Pittsburgh. In recognition of Dr. Shaun Eack’s notable influence and innovative work extending the knowledge in the field of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, and his noteworthy contributions to advance the social work profession
Doctoral Fellows Award Elizabeth Bowen, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Prior Homelessness and Rent Burden as Predictors of HIV Risk for Single Room Occupancy Building Residents”
Tiffany Ryan, University of Texas at Austin, “Comprehensive Child Welfare Policy Reform: An Analysis of Class Action Litigation’s Longitudinal Impact on Child Outcomes”
2013 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Career Achievement Award Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Aaron Rosen Lecture Diane DePanfilis, PhD, MSW, University of Maryland
Excellence in Research Award Kristin M. Ferguson, PhD, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, The City University of New York, Merging the Fields of Mental Health and Social Enterprise: Lessons from Abroad and Cumulative Findings from Research with Homeless Youths. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(4), 490-502. DOI 10.1007/s10597-011-9440-7.
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Carrie Moylan, PhD, Binghamton University, “Sexual Assault Response Teams: Exploring
the Discursive Negotiation of Power, Conflict, and Legitimacy in Coordinated Service
Delivery Models”
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Leah James, PhD, University of Michigan, “‘Relief for the Spirit’ in Post-Earthquake Haiti: The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Lay Mental Health Worker Project”Jessica Lucero, PhD, Utah State University, “Neighborhood Risk and Protective Factors for Teenage Childbearing and Fathering”Paul Sterzing, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, “Risk and Protective Factors for Bullying Victimization among Sexual Minority Youths”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award H. Luke Shaefer, PhD, University of Michigan
Doctoral Fellows Award Kerri Nicoll, University of Michigan, “Toward an Understanding of Participation (and Nonparticipation) in U.S. Public Anti-Poverty Programs: An Interpretive Study”Patricia Weldon, University at Albany, State University of New York, “An Exploration of the Influence of Social Supports and Culture on the Development of Post-Traumatic Growth in Adult Haitian Immigrants”
2012 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Career Achievement Award Ronald A. Feldman, MSW, PhD, Columbia University
Aaron Rosen Lecture Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Excellence in Research Award Penelope K. Trickett, PhD, University of Southern California, Jennie G. Noll, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Elizabeth J. Susman, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Chad E. Shenk, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Frank W. Putnam, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, “Attenuation of Cortisol Across Development for Victims of Sexual Abuse”, Development and Psychopathology, 22, 165-175
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, University of California, Berkeley and University of Southern California, “Do ‘Accidents’ Happen? An Examination of Injury Mortality Among Maltreated Children”
Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Yiyoon Chung, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Does Imprisonment of Unwed Fathers Matter? Imprisonment Incidence and Its Impact on the Well-Being of Nonmarital Children”Sara Cullen, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, “Maternal Psychotic Disorders and Pediatric Health Care Utilization” Medicaid-Insured Families in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award Douglas Smith, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctoral Fellows Award Megan Holmes, University of California, Los Angeles, “Effects of Maternal Parenting Quality on the Development of Social Behavior for Chilren Exposed to Domestic Violence”Valerie Shapiro, University of Washington, “Community Coalitions” Resolving the Gap Between Research and Practice for the Prevention of Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Youth”
2011 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Career Achievement Award Yeheskel Hasenfeld, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2011 Annual Conference John Brekke, University of Southern California
Excellence in Research Award Ron Avi Astor, PhD, University of Southern California, “School Violence and Theoretically Atypical Schools: The Principal’s Centrality in Orchestrating Safe Schools”, American Educational Research Journal; 46, 423-461
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Eric Garland, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Biopsychosocial Assessment of a Mindfulness-Oriented Cognitive Intervention for Alcohol Dependent Adults”
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Amy Chanmugam, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, “Perspectives of Young Adolescent and Mother-Dyads Residing in Family Violence Shelters: A Qualitative Study Using Life Story Methods”Antonio Garcia, PhD, University of Washington, “Maltreated, Displaced, and Under-Served Foster Youth: Predictors of Developmental Outcomes Among Racially Diverse Foster Care Alumni”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctoral Fellows Award Lea Tufford, University of Toronto, “Clinician Mandatory Reporting and Maintenance of the Therapuetic Alliance”Carrie Pettus-Davis, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Support Matters”: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of a Social Support Intervention for Recently Released Prisoners with Substance Use Disorders”
2010 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Achievement Award Richard P. Barth, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2010 Annual Conference Gail Steketee, PhD, Boston University
Excellence in Research Award Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, University of Washington, “Screening for Domestic Violence in Public Welfare Offices: An Analysis of Case Manager and Client Interactions”,Violence Against Women; 14(1), 5-28
Excellence in Research AwardHonorable Mentions Gellis, Z.D., McGinty, J., Tierney, L., Jordan, C., Burton, J., & Misener, E. “Randomized Controlled Trial of Problem-Solving Therapy for Minor Depression in Home Care” Research on Social Work Practice, 18(6), 596-606.Hawkins, J.D., Kosterman, R., Catalano, R.F., Hill, K.G. & Abbott, R.D. “Effects of Social Development Intervention in Childhood 15 Years Later” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescence Medicine, 162, 1133-1141.Park, Y. “Facilitating Injustice: Tracing the Role of Social Workers in the World War II Internment of Japanese Americans” Social Service Review 82:3, 447-483.
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Nalini Negi, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, “Protective and Risk Factors for Well-Being among Latino Day Laborers”
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Honorable Mentions Erick Guerrero, PhD, University of Southern California, “An Organizational Analysis of the Adoption of Cultural Competence in Outpatient Substance Treatment”David H. Jonson, PhD, Millersville University, “A Structure by No Means Complete: A Comparison of the Path and Processes Surrounding Succesful Passage of Medicare and Medicaid under Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Failure to Pass National Health Care Reform under William Jefferson Clinton”Scott James Smith, PhD, Arizona State University, “Adolescent Latinas and Sexual Risk: Evaluating the Impact of Religiosity and Acculturation in Predictive Models”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award Rogerio Pinto, PhD, Columbia University
Doctoral Fellows Award Vandana Chaudhry, The University of Illinois-Chicago, “Participatory Development and Disability: An Ethnographic Study of Self-Help Groups in Rural Areas of South India”Regine King, University of Toronto, “Evaluating a Community-based Mental Health Model in Post-genocide Rwanda: The Healing of Individual and Emotional Wounds and Community Reconstruction Model”
2009 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Achievement Award Kathleen Ell, PhD, University of Southern California
Distinguished Achievement Award Ronald Toseland PhD, University of Southern California
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2009 Annual Conference Jeffrey Jenson, PhD, University of Denver
Excellence in Research Award Daphna Oyserman , PhD, University of Michigan; Nicholas Yoder, University of Michigan; Stephanie A. Fryberg, University of Arizona, “Identity-based Motivation and Health” Journal of Personality & Social Psychology 93(6), 1011-27
Excellence in Research AwardHonorable Mention Jeffrey Jenson, PhD, William Dieterich, PhD, University of Denver, “Effects of Skills-based Prevention Program on Bullying and Bully Victimization among Elementary School Children”, Prevention Science, 8(4) 285-296
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Sharon Bowland , PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, “Evaluation of a Psycho-Social-Spiritual Intervention With Older Women Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma”
Honorable Mention Kim Clum, PhD, University of Michigan, “The Shadows of Immobility: Low-wage Work Single Mothers’ Lives and Workplace Culture”Julie Darnell, PhD, The University of Chicago, “Free Clinics: What are They, and Why Does the Number Vary Geographically?”Matthew Epperson, PhD, Columbia University, “Criminal Justice Involvement and Sexual HIV Risk Among Drug-involved Men and their Primary Female Sexual Partners: Individual and Couple-level Effects”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award Susan Parish, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctoral Fellows Award Judy Havlicek, The University of Chicago, “Movement Trajectories: Patterns in Placement Changes of Former Foster Youth Leading to the Transition to Adulthood”Amanda Lehning, University of California, Berkeley, “Local Government Innovation Creating Aging-Friendly Communities: A Mixed Methods Triangulated Approach”
2008 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Achievement Award Mark W. Fraser, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2008 Annual Conference Michael Sherraden, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Excellence in Research Award Jennifer L. Romich, PhD, University of Washington. “Difficult Calculations: Low-Income Workers and Marginal Tax Rates” Social Service Review 80:1, 27-66, 2006
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Maanse Hoe, PhD, University of Southern California, School of Social Work, “Longitudinal relationships of cognitive deficits, symptoms, and social functioning outcomes in community-based psychosocial rehabilitation programs: Mechanisms of longitudinal change”
Honorable Mention Sam Choi, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work, “Case Management and Matched Services for Substance Abusing Mothers with Co-Occuring Problems in Child Welfare: A Study of Service Effectiveness with a Randomized Trial”
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award Sean Joe, PhD, University of Michigan
Doctoral Fellows Award Hiie Silmere, Washington University in St. Louis, “Protective factors for Adolescent Problem Drinking in Estonia”Min Jung Kim, University of Washington, “Youth Violence Prevention: Social Development Model Approaches to Predicting and Preventing the Progression of Childhood Aggression into Youth Violence”
2007 SSWR Awards
Distinguished Achievement Award Martha N. Ozawa, MSSW, PhD, Washington University at St. Louis
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2007 Annual Conference Dr. Charles A. Glisson of the Children’s Mental Health Service Research Center, University of Tennessee
Excellence in Research Award Henly, J.R., Danziger, S.K., & Offer, S. 2005. “The Contribution of Social Support to the Material Well-Being of Low Income Families.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 67: 122-140.
Authors: Julia R. Henly, University of Chicago; Sandra K. Danziger, University of Michigan; and, Shira Offer, University of Chicago
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Bowen McBeath, University of Michigan School of Social Work, “Shifting Principles in a Sacred Market: Nonprofit Service Provision to Foster Children and Families in a Performance-Based, Managed Care Contracting Environment”
Dr. William Meezan and Dr. John Chamberlin, Dissertation Co-chairs
Honorable Mention Sangmi Cho, University of Tennessee College of Social Work, “The Effects of Diversity on Organizational Behavior in a Perceived Homogenous Society: The Case Study for Korea”
Dr. Michàlle Mor Barak, Dissertation Chair
Honorable Mention Darcey Merritt, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs, “Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Children’s Perceptions of Permanency While Living in Out of Home Placements”
Dr. Todd Franke, Dissertation Chair
Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Award Lori K. Holleran, MSW, PhD, University of Texas-Austin
Doctoral Fellows Award Amy Conley, University of California, Berkeley “An Assessment of Differential Response: Implications for Social Work Practice in Diverse Communities”
Michelle Johnson, University of California, Berkeley “Health Disparities among Womenand Infants of Mexican Descent: Does Neighborhood Matter?”
Tonian Stott, “Placement Stability, Emotional and Social Well-being, and Risk Behaviors of Former Foster Care Youth”
2006 SSWR AWARDS
Distinguished Achievement Award Dr. Ruth M. McRoy, Professor at the University of Texas-Austin
Rosen Lecture for SSWR 2006 Annual Conference Dr. John Landsverk, San Diego Children’s Hospital
Excellence in Research Award Fraser, M., Day, S., Maeda, G., Hodges, P., and Smokowski, Paul (2004) “Conduct Problems and Peer Rejection in Childhood: A Randomized Trial of the Making Choices and Strong Families Programs”. Research on Social Work Practice. 14: 313-324.
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Sofya Bagdasaryan, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Jacquelyn Ellis, Ph.D., Georgia School of Social Work, Honorable Mention
Bridgette Lery, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, Honorable Mention
Judith A. Walter, Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Honorable Mention
Doctoral Fellows Award Sam Choi, M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Claudia Lahaie, M.S.W., Columbia University
2005 SSWR AWARDS
Distinguished Achievement Award Helen Z. Reinherz, MSW, ScD, School of Social Work, Simmons College
Excellence in Research Award Daphna Oyserman,
Oyserman, D., Bybee, D. and Terry, K. (2003) “Gendered racial identity and involvement with school.” Self and Identity, 2, 1-18.
Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award Hwa-Ok Park, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wan-Yi Chen (Columbia University) Honorable Mention Anniglo Boone (Howard University) Honorable Mention
Aaron Rosen Lecturer J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., School of Social Work, University of Washington
Doctoral Fellows Award Julie Darnell, University of Chicago
Jung-Hwa Ha, University of Michigan
Jeffrey Thigpen, University of Chicago
Allison Werner-Lin, University of Chicago

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Awards history by category

Distinguished Achievement Award

1999 Walter Hudson (Florida State University)
2000 Janet B.W. Williams (Columbia University)
2001 William J. Reid (State University at Albany)
2002 Steven P. Segal (University of California-Berkeley)
2003 Enola Proctor (Washington University)
2004 David Fanshel (Columbia University)
2005 Helen Z. Reinherz (Simmons College)
2006 Ruth M. McRoy (University of Texas-Austin)
2007 Martha N. Ozawa (Washington University at St. Louis)
2008 Mark W. Fraser (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
2009 Kathleen Ell (University of Southern California)
Ronald Toseland (University of Albany-SUNY)
2010 Richard P. Barth (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
2011 Yeheskel Hasenfeld (University of California, Los Angeles)
2012 Ronald A. Feldman (Columbia University)
2013 Nancy Morrow-Howell (Washington University in St. Louis)
2014 Phyllis Solomon (University of Pennsylvania)
2015 Mark Courtney (University of Chicago)
2016 Irwin Garfinkel (Columbia University)
2017 Rami Benbenishty (Bar Ilan University)

Book Award

2015 Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, University of Washington, Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, University of California, Berkeley; For the Book: Lindhorst, Taryn & Edleson, Jeffrey L. (2012). Battered women, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Amherst, N.H.: Northeastern University Press.
2016 Rank, Mark Robert, Hirschl, Thomas A., and Foster, Kirk A. (2014). Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.
2017

Edin, Kathryn J., Shaefer, H. Luke. (2015). $2 a Day: Living On Almost Nothing in America. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Henwood, Benjamin, F., Padgett, Deborah K., Tsemberis, Sam. (2015). Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems and Changing Lives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lens, Vicki. (2015). Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Outstanding Research Award/Excellence in Research Award

1996 Giaconia, R.M., Reinherz, H.Z. Silverman, A.B., Pakiz, B., Frost, A.K., Cohen, E.. (1995): Traumas and posttraumatic stress disorder in a community population of older adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry
 34:1369-1380.

Snowden, L, Hu, T, Jerrell, J.M. (1995) Emergency care avoidance: Ethnic Matching and participation in minority-serving programs. Community Mental Health Journal 31:463-473. Honorable Mention

1998 Solomon, P., Draine, J., Mannion, E., & Meisel, M. (1996). Impact of brief family,
psychoeducation on self-efficacy. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 22 (1), 41-50. 1st Place Kunz, J. & Born.C. (1996). The relative importance of economic and cultural factors in determining length of AFDC receipt. Social Work Research, 20, 196-202, 2nd Place Brannen, S. & Rubin, A. (1996). Comparing the effectiveness of gender-specific and couples groups in a court-ordered spouse abuse treatment program. Research on Social Work Practice, 6:405-24. , 3rd Place Fraser, M.W., Walton, E., Lewis, R., Pecora, P., & Walton, W. An experiment in
Family reunification: Correlates of outcomes at one-year follow-up. Children and Youth Services Review, 18, 335-361., Honorable Mention Rivara, J., Jaffe, K., M., Polissar, N.L., Fay, G.C., Liao, S., & Martin, K.M.. (1996). Predictors of family functioning and changes 3 years after traumatic brain injury in children. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 77,754-764., Honorable Mention Nugent, N. & Paddock, J.B. (1996). Evaluating the effects of a victim-offender reconciliation program on reoffense. Research on Social Work Practice, 6, 155-178. Honorable Mention
1999 Brekke, J.S., Long, J.D., Nesbitt, N., & Sobel, E. (1997). The impact of service
characteristics on functional outcomes from community support programs for
persons with schizophrenia: A growth curve analysis. Journal of Consulting and
Clincal Psychology
. 85(3), 464-475.
Herman, D.B., Susser, E.S., Struening, E.L., & Link, B.L. (1997). Adverse
childhood experiences: Are they risk factors for adult homelessness? American
Journal of Public Health
, 87(2), 249-255.
Hogarty, G.E., Kornblith, S.J., Greenwald, D., DiBarry, A.L., Cooley, S., Ulrich,
R.F., Carter, M., & Flesher, S. (1997). Three-year trails of personal therapy
Among schizophrenic patients living with or independent of family: Description
of study and effects on relapse rates. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154(11), 1504-1513.
2000

Charles Glisson and Anthony Hemmelgam (1998). The Effects of Organizational Climate and Interorganizational Coordination on the Quality and Outcomes of Children’s Service Systems Andrea G. Hunter, Jane L. Pearson, Nicholas S. Ialongo, and Sheppard G. Kellam (1998). Parenting Alone to Multiple Caregivers: Child Care and Parenting Arrangement in Black and White Urban Families Aurora P. Jackson, Phyllis Gyamfi, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, and Mandy Blake (1998). Employment Status, Psychological Well-being, Social Support, and Physical Discipline Practices of Single Black Mothers William Meezan and Maura O’Keefe (1998). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Multifamily Group Therapy in Child Abuse and Neglect Carol T. Mowbray and Deborah Bybee (1998). The Importance of Context in Understanding Homelessness and Mental Illness: Lessons Learned from a Research Demonstration Project

2001 Rank, M.R., Hirschl, T.A. (1999). The likelihood of poverty across the American adult life span. Social Work, 44(3), 201-216.
2002 Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD, LMSW-AP, “Variations in the Economic Integration of Immigrant and U.S.-Born Mexicans,” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences/ 22(2):179-193 (Padilla and Glick, 2000)
2003 Beverly, S. (2001) Material hardship in the United States: Evidence from the
Survey of income and program participation. Social Work Research. 25 (3). 143-151.
2004 Brooks-Gunn, J., Han, W., Waldfogel, J. (2002) Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Outcomes in the First Three Years of Life: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care. Child Development. 73(4), 1052-1072.
2005 Oyserman, D., Bybee, D. and Terry, K. (2003) Gendered Racial Identity and
involvement with school. Self and Identity, 2, 1-18.
2006 Fraser, M., Day, S., Maeda, G., Hodges, P., and Smokowski, Paul (2004) “Conduct Problems and Peer Rejection in Childhood: A Randomized Trial of the Making Choices and Strong Families Programs”. Research on Social Work Practice. 14: 313-324.
2007 Henly, J.R., Danziger, S.K., & Offer, S. 2005. “The Contribution of Social Support to the Material Well-Being of Low Income Families.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 67: 122-140.
Authors: Julia R. Henly, University of Chicago; Sandra K. Danziger, University of Michigan; and, Shira Offer, University of Chicago
2008 Jennifer L. Romich, PhD, University of Washington. “Difficult Calculations: Low-Income Workers and Marginal Tax Rates” Social Service Review 80:1, 27-66, 2006
2009 Daphna Oyserman, PhD, University of Michigan, “Identity-based Motivation and Health”, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 93(6), 1011-27
2010 Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, University of Washington, “Screening for Domestic Violence in Public Welfare Offices: An Analysis of Case Manager and Client Interactions”,Violence Against Women; 14(1), 5-28
2011 Ron Avi Astor, PhD, University of Southern California, “School Violence and Theoretically Atypical Schools: The Principal’s Centrality in Orchestrating Safe Schools”, American Educational Research Journal; 46, 423-461
2012 Penelope K. Trickett, PhD, University of Southern California, Jennie G. Noll, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Elizabeth J. Susman, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Chad E. Shenk, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Frank W. Putnam, PhD, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Center, “Attenuation of Cortisol Across Development for Victims of Sexual Abuse”, Development and Psychopathology, 22, 165-175
2013 Kristin M. Ferguson, PhD, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, The City University of New York, Merging the Fields of Mental Health and Social Enterprise: Lessons from Abroad and Cumulative Findings from Research with Homeless Youths. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(4), 490-502. DOI 10.1007/s10597-011-9440-7.
2014 Wen-Jui Han, PhD, New York University Silver School of Social Work, For the article Han, Wen-Jui. (2012). Bilingualism and academic achievement. Child Development, 83(1), 300-321.
2015 Sunny Shin, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, For the article Shin, Sunny H., Miller, Daniel P., Teicher, Martin H. Exposure to childhood neglect and physical abuse and developmental trajectories or heavy episodic drinking from early adolescence into young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependance, 127 (2013) 31-38.
2016

Namkee Choi, PhD, University of Texas at Austin.

For the article: Choi, Namkee G., Marti, C. Nathan, Bruce, Martha L., Hegel, Mark T., Wilson, Nancy L., and Kunik, Mark E., – Six-Month Postintervention Depression And Disability Outcomes of In-Home Telehealth Problem-Solving Therapy for Depressed,Low-Income Homebound Older Adults. Depression and Anxiety 31:653–661 (2014)

HONORABLE MENTION

Eric Garland, PhD, University of Utah

For the article: Garland, Eric L., Manusov, Eron G., Froeliger, Brett, Kelly, Amber R., Williams, Jaclyn M., and Howard, Matthew O. – Mindfulness-Oriented
Recovery Enhancement for Chronic Pain and Prescription Opioid Misuse: Results From an Early-Stage Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of
Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2014)

2017

Michael MacKenzie, Rutgers University

Eric Nicklas, Columbia University

Jeanne Brooks-Gunn Columbia University

Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

MacKenzie, Michael J., Nicklas, Eric., Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne., and Waldfogel, Jane, Spanking and Children’s Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life: Evidence for Transactional Processes.. J. Youth Adolescence 44:658-669 (2015)Yu-Ling Chang, PhD University of California, Berkeley

HONORABLE MENTION

Erick Guerrero, PhD, University of Southern California

Guerrero, Erick G., Andrews, Christina, Harris, Lesley, Padwa, Howard, Kong, Yinfei, and Fenwick, Karissa. – Improving Coordination of Addiction Health Services with Mental and Public Health Services

Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Awards

2002 Taryn Lindhorst (Louisiana State University)
Etty H. Vandsburger (Virginia Commonwealth University)
2003 Michele W. Acree (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Lawrence M. Berger (Columbia University) Honorable Mention Christopher Masi (University of Chicago) Honorable Mention Younghee Lim (Ohio State University) Honorable Mention
2004 Rogerio M. Pinto (Columbia University)
Brian Lam (Columbia University) Honorable Mention Subadra Panchanadeswaran (University of Maryland) Honorable Mention
2005 Hwa-Ok Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Wan-Yi Chen (Columbia University) Honorable Mention Anniglo Boone (Howard University) Honorable Mention
2006 Sofya Bagdasaryan, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jacquelyn Ellis, Ph.D. (Georgia School of Social Work) Honorable Mention Bridgette Lery, Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley) Honorable Mention Judith A. Walter, Ph.D. (Catholic University of America) Honorable Mention
2007 Bowen McBeath (University of Michigan School of Social Work)
Sangmi Cho (University of Tennessee College of Social Work) Honorable Mention Darcey Merritt (University of California, Los Angeles) Honorable Mention
2008 Maanse Hoe (University of Southern California)
Sam Choi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Honorable Mention
2009 Sharon Bowland, PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
Kim Clum, PhD (University of Michigan) Honorable Mention
Julie Darnell, PhD (The University of Chicago) Honorable Mention
Matthew Epperson, PhD (Columbia University) Honorable Mention
2010 Nalini Negi, PhD (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Erick Guerrero, PhD (University of Southern California) Honorable Mention
David H. Johnson, PhD (Millersville University) Honorable Mention
Scott James Smith, PhD (Arizona State University) Honorable Mention
2011 Eric Garland, PhD (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Amy Chanmugam, PhD (The University of Texas at Austin) Honorable Mention
Antonio Garcia, PhD (University of Washington) Honorable Mention
2012 Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PhD, University of California, Berkeley and University of Southern California
Yiyoon Chung, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Honorable Mention
Sara Cullen, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Honorable Mention
2013 Carrie Moylan, PhD, Binghamton University
Leah James, PhD, University of Michigan, Honorable Mention
Jessica Lucero, PhD, Utah State University, Honorable Mention
Paul Sterzing, PhD, University of California, Honorable Mention
2014 Maya Doyle, PhD, New York University
Amy Smoyer, PhD, The Graduate Center of CUNY and The Silberman, School of Social Work at Hunter College
Jama Shelton, PhD, City University of New York, Honorable Mention
2015 Amy Baker, PhD, The Silberman School of Social Work and the Graduate Center of CUNY
Samantha N. Teixeira, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
2016 Colleen E. Janczewski, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Megan Paceley, PhD, University of Kansas.
Emmy Tiderington, PhD, Rutgers University, Honorable Mention
Arati Maleku, PhD, University of Texas at Arlington, Honorable Mention
2017 Yu-Ling Chang, PhD University of California, Berkeley
Samantha Brown, PhD, University of Denver
Alexandra Stanczyk, PhD, University of Chicago, Honorable Mention
Susan Yoon, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Honorable Mention

Aaron Rosen Lecturers

2002 Aaron Rosen (Washington University)
2003 Mark Fraser (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
2004 Claudia Coulton (Case Western Reserve University)
2005 J. David Hawkins (University of Washington)
2006 Dr. John Landsverk (San Diego Children’s Hospital)
2007 Dr. Charles A. Glisson (University of Tennessee)
2008 Dr. Michael Sherraden (Washington University in St. Louis)
2009 Dr. Jeffrey Jenson (University of Denver)
2010 Dr. Gail Steketee (Boston University)
2011 Dr. John Brekke (University of Southern California)
2012 Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell (Washington University in St. Louis)
2013 Dr. Diane DePanfilis (University of Maryland)
2014 Dr. Lena Lundgren (Boston University)
2015 Dr. Matthew O. Howard (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
2016 Dr. James Jaccard (New York University)
2017 Dr. Enola Proctor (Washington University in St. Louis)

Doctoral Fellows Award

2005 Julie Darnell (University of Chicago)
Jung-hwa Ha (University of Michigan)
Jeffrey Thigpen (University of Chicago)
Allison Werner-Lin (University of Chicago)
2006 Sam Choi, M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Claudia Lahaie, M.S.W., Columbia University
2007 Amy Conley, University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Johnson, University of California, Berkeley
Tonian Stott, Arizona State University
2008 Hiie Silmere (Washington University in St. Louis)
Min Jung Kim (University of Washington)
2009 Judy Havlicek (The University of Chicago)
Amanda Lehning (University of California, Berkeley)
2010 Vandana Chaudhry (The University of Illinois-Chicago)
Regine King (University of Toronto)
2011 Lea Tufford (University of Toronto)
Carrie Pettus-Davis (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012 Megan Holmes, University of California, Los Angeles
Valerie Shapiro, University of Washington
2013 Kerri Nicoll, University of Michigan
Patricia Weldon, University at Albany, State University of New York
2014 Elizabeth Bowen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tiffany Ryan, University of Texas at Austin
2015 Jane McPherson, Florida State University
Jennifer Scott, University of Texas at Austin
2016 Samantha Brown, University of Denver
Donald Gerke, Washington University in St. Louis
2017 Donna Ruch, The Ohio State University
Jordan Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award

2007 Lori K. Holleran, MSW, PhD, University of Texas-Austin
2008 Sean Joe, PhD, University of Michigan
2009 Susan Parish, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2010 Rogerio Pinto, PhD, Columbia University
2011 Michal Grinstein-Weiss, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012 Douglas Smith, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 H. Luke Shaefer, PhD, University of Michigan
2014 Shaun Eack, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
2015 Trenette Clark, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2016 Aaron Thompson, PhD, University of Missouri
2017 Ian Holloway, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Social Policy Award

2016

The Honorable, Barbara Mikulski, United States Senate. In recognition of Dr. Mikulski’s record of accomplishment of advocating for the use of social work research and values in policy debates and decision-making.

Jane Waldfogel, PhD, Columbia University. In recognition of Dr. Waldfogel’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

2017

Daniel Meyer, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In recognition of Dr. Meyer’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

Mark Testa, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In recognition of Dr. Testa’s record of accomplishment that demonstrates the use of rigorous policy research methods, innovation, and significant impact of policy research in addressing important social work policy issues.

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