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School of Social Work Highlighted at Prevention Research 2021

The Society for Prevention Research 2021 Conference, Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context, held online June 2 through 4, features UMB School of Social Work Faculty.

Friday, June 4, 2021, 11:45 AM EST

Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, Social Work Research Associate Professor and Assistant Director of The Institute for Innovation and Implementation's Ruth Young Center for Maryland, chairs the plenary, Using Biological and Context Data to Understand Mechanisms and Outcomes in Prevention Research. This plenary session shines a light on the impact of health and health care disparities across the lifespan and their subsequent impact in relation to biology and context mechanisms.

Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 PM EST

Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families, UMB School of Social Work, is a featured speaker during the invited symposium, Use of Biological and Context Data and Screening to Guide Prevention Research and Practice in Diverse Populations and Settings. Dr. Jones Harden directs the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Laboratory, where she and her research team examine the developmental and mental health needs of young children who have experienced early adversity, particularly those who have been maltreated or have experienced other forms of trauma.

Thursday, June 3, 3:35 PM EST

Angela Henneberger, PhD, Social Work Research Associate Professor and Principal Investigator and the Research Director for the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center (MLDSC) at The Institute for Innovation and Implementation; Bess Rose, EdD, Statistician with MLDSC and UMB School of Social Work, and Michael Woolley, PhD, Associate Professor, UMB School of Social Work were awarded Abstract of Distinction. Their abstract, Innovations in Administrative Data Linkage and Access to Advance Prevention Science Research and Policy is highlighted through this distinction as noteworthy with its focus on innovations in administrative data lnkage and access within the context of three unique researcher-state agency partnerships.

Find the schedule for Prevention Research 2021 here:



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