2019 Journal Awards

Mary Parker Follette Award

Theory-Informed Research

Levels and Consequences of Embeddedness Among Private Human Service Organizations: National Survey Evidence From Child Welfare

Alicia C. Bunger, MSW, PhD

Alicia C. Bunger, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work

 

Alicia C. Bunger, MSW, PhD

Alicia C. Bunger, MSW, PhD is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. Her research focuses on administrative and management strategies that bridge structural gaps and improve quality in human service delivery systems.

Bowen McBeath

Bowen McBeath, Professor at Portland State University

 

 

Bowen McBeath Bio

Bowen McBeath is a Professor at Portland State University, where he teaches courses on macro practice.

Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW, PhD

Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work

Crystal Collins-Camargo Bio

Crystal Collins-Camargo, MSW, PhD, is professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. Her research focuses primarily on organizational interventions to promote system improvement in child welfare.

Emmeline Chuang, PhD

Emmeline Chuang, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Emmeline Chuang Bio

Emmeline Chuang, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how the nature and quality of inter-organizational relationships between health and human service organizations affects service access and quality of care for vulnerable populations and on how to improve organizational capacity for evidence-informed and/or evidence-based practice.

Monica Peréz-Jolles, PhD

Monica Pérez-Jolles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work Dept. of Social Change and Innovation

Monica Peréz-Jolles Bio

Monica Peréz-Jolles, PhD, examines access and implementation of innovative health delivery arrangements designed to address health disparities. Dr. Pérez-Jolles holds a doctorate degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), and research affiliations with The Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science at USC and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. She joined the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in 2016 after completing a postdoctoral T32 NRSA fellowship in health services research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Pérez-Jolles is a health services researcher with expertise in econometrics and qualitative research as well as community-based participatory research. Her research focuses on: a) evaluating complex interventions and developing decision-support tools to increase the capacity of health and human service settings to implement these interventions, particularly patient/family-centered coordinated care, and b) testing culturally designed patient activation and shared decision making interventions designed to improve care for children and young adults with mental health needs. Dr. Pérez-Jolles has experience collaborating in two pragmatic trials recruiting hard-to-reach minority populations as well as leading secondary data analyses using national surveys such as the Medical Expenditures Panel Data (MEPS) and the National Survey of Private Child and Family Serving Agencies (NSPCFSA). Dr. Pérez-Jolles has investigated the organizational and managerial context of health and human service agencies as they relate to how they innovate and deliver evidence-based services. She currently works on applying innovative research approaches to gain a deeper understanding of the standardized aspects of complex interventions while allowing flexibility for adaptations to meet local settings needs and characteristics.  

More specifically, projects include a PCORI-funded Eugene Engagement Award developing a toolkit to increase the capacity of behavioral health care providers to engage in patient-centered outcomes (PCOR) research. She was also a Co-Investigator in a recently completed PCORI-funded randomized CER study aimed at increasing parent activation skills for Latino parents with children in need of mental health services. She has disseminated her research trough 20 peer reviewed scientific publications addressing the individual, provider and organizational aspects of health care services and through national and international conference presentations. 

Slavin-Patti Award

Practice Research

Perspectives from Community-Based Organizational Managers on Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare

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Cathleen E. Willging

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Lara Gunderson

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Amy E. Green

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Elise Trott Jaramil

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Laura Garrison

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Mark G. Ehrhart

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Gregory A. Aarons