Ph.D - New York University (Clinical Social Work)
MSW - Rutgers University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)t: "Multidimensional Assessment of Youth's Exposure to Violence"
empowerment based theories; coping skills of children in urban environments when exposed to violence, PTSD and other chronic health related concerns; conducts multidisciplinary research with the Rutgers Department of Psychology and the Rutgers College of Nursing; developed the ESP Overall Coping Zone Score (OCZS) Assessment tool to studying how urban children living with asthma cope with their symptom severity and violence exposure across contexts.
Henry J. Browne Excellence in Teaching Award
homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and mental health