My background includes experience as a clinical social worker as well as experience in higher education and research. I have been a medical social worker in Lincoln for the last 20 years working in acute and ambulatory care settings. Recently, I completed my PhD in human development with a research focus on infant and maternal wellbeing and infant attachment.
BSW (2002) Creighton University
MSW (2006) University of Nebraska at Omaha
PhD (2021) University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Research Informed Practice
History of Social Work
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
My research focuses on the ways in which parents' emotions and thoughts around parenting relate to parenting behavior during pre and postnatal periods. Additionally, I am interested in the methods that social workers use to assess parents for parental capacity.